Tom waits is known for his abstract lyrics and portrayals of seedy characters and places in his music. However, in this tune off his 1976 album, "Small Change", Waits personifies inanimate objects to create the weekend dive bar-type atmosphere that defined his early releases.
Politics Past - The June 1976 Presidential Primaries - election night, Tuesday June 8, 1976, as reported over KNX-AM, Los Angeles.
Although Blondie would eventually make this song famous, my favorite version is off of The Nerves barely heard 1976 EP. A million songs have been written about phones, calls, and so on. What's your favorite?
News of the day for June 22, 1976 - Swine flu vaccinations hit a snag for children, Massachusetts State employees strike, Air Canada shuts down, Canada votes to end Capital Punishment, cost of living up, fallout from Liz Ray-Wayne Hays scandal, West Point Cheating scandal wide spread. And sewage comes back to haunt New York.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with a live concert performance by Patti Smith at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. in January 1976.
News of the day for May 24, 1976 - The Wayne Hays - Elizabeth Ray scandal breaks on Capitol Hill. The SST begins flights to U.S. - Relations between Sweden and the U.S. get back to normal. Fighting continues in Beirut and U.S. Steel threatens to pull up stakes and move from Pittsburgh to Texas.
Weekend Talkshows Past featuring a panel interview with California Governor and Presidential hopeful Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown on July 14, 1976.
Weekend Talkshows past with an appearance on Meet The Press of former Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver, returning to the U.S. after a seven year self-imposed exile.
Between 1976 and 1977, Canadian school teacher Hans Fenger set up recording equipment in the Langley School gym and proceeded to record students performing popular rock songs.
Nights At The Roundtable featuring Paris w/Bob Welch from the 1976 album for Capitol Big Towne 2061 - "Outlaw Game".
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