Friday Clock Out presents:

Anika - "Change"

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Today, LJ will be hosting Friday Clock Out w/ Phil D. !

He’ll be spinning a few songs from the new Anika album, Change! Anika first debuted with her self titled solo album back in 2010. That album was produced by Geoff Barrow (from Portishead) and used Beak> as her backing band. And, as you might guess from those credentials, her debut sounded too cool for school. Or, like it existed in a world far cooler than our usual day-to-day. How does the new album sound? Let’s find out!

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    Friday Clock Out    July 30th, 2021

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Scott Walker in 1968

I (LJ) will, of course, be paying tribute to Scott Walker. In tribute, I thought I would share one of my strongest sensory impressions of SW:

Back in 2006 or so, I was in a phase where I guess I wanted both mental and physical exhaustion. I would go running everyday for up to ten miles while obsessively listen to The Drift and a few other albums*. Hearing “Psoriatic” brings me back to a moment in the Fall when I was running home from Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, New Jersey. I am in that second-wind/endorphin-release stage of a run where I felt like I could run until I fell apart and it wouldn’t hurt. I am wearing my garish puffy yellow Nike running shoes. My back feels salty from sweat that has now dried. My mind is scrubbed of thought in a contented state of post-exhaustion. The low lying afternoon sun makes everything feel halycon. And, Scott Walker is feeding terrifying nonsense into my ears that is somehow calming and resigned.

Ja-da ja-da ja-da ja-da jing jing jing.

    Friday Clock Out    March 29th, 2019

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