Friday Clock Out presents:

1967

Was 1967 the best year ever for music? Let’s make the case. (L.J. Hosts)

149 August 7th, 2020

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End Of The Century presents:

Scott Walker in 1968

LJ will be continuing last’s night tribute to Scott Walker with a look at his works from 1975 to 1999! This will include a look at the three Walker Brothers reunion albums released from 1975 to 1978 and Scott Walker’s two solo albums that were released in 1984 and 1995. Where last night’s show honed in on Walker super fans Jarvis Cocker and Divine Comedy, this show will prominently feature super fan David Bowie, who had A LOT to say about Scott Walker.

149 March 30th, 2019

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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.

149 March 29th, 2019

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