I'm glad to announce a new project at C&L. Gordon Skene will be able to reach back into his incredible historical collection and add new and vital a
February 17, 2009


I'm glad to announce a new project at C&L. Gordon Skene will be able to reach back into his incredible historical collection and add new and vital audio and video never released before on the Internet which will bring the past into the present.

"Newstalgia" becomes C&L's newest site. There's a tab on the upper left of C&L's homepage that lists our many sites. Here's a bio on Gordon.

Two time Grammy Nominee Gordon Skene comes to Newstalgia with a lifelong passion of collecting and archiving news, historic events and popular culture.

Started on the morning of November 22, 1963, Skene has accumulated an archive of over 100,000 reels and 40,000 discs of broadcasts, airchecks and field recordings highlighting history from 1898 to the present.

He's been involved with several album and Internet projects such as "Great Speeches of The Twentieth Century", "The Beat Generation", 'Have A Nice Decade - The 70's Culture Box" "The Big Box of Baseball" and more recently "The 100 Greatest" CD/Boxset. He was actively involved with Microsoft on their Encarta and Bookshelf projects and has provided The History Channel with over 1,000 historic clips to be used as downloads on their website.

In addition to countless album and internet projects, The Gordon Skene Sound collection, in conjunction with Searchworks, has provided numerous historic recordings for such film/TV projects as "Brokeback Mountain" "The Miracle", "Angels In America" and "The Hoax". He has worked closely with the music Departments of 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.

As well as collecting and archiving, Gordon has also been consultant for various record companies, including Deutsche Grammophon, JVC Japan, Specialty Records, Vee-Jay Records and many others.

When he's not knee-deep in tapes, mildew and coffee grounds, Gordon is also a novelist, having published his first novel "Over Under Sideways Down" in the UK to rave reviews and critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly.

Skene is very excited to be working and doing daily postings on Newstalgia. As he puts it - "If I had a tail it would wag!"

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