Who would you most like to give a Mojo Award to ?
SW: “Dead or alive? Alive it’s difficult… just for changing things so radically, and hanging in there, you’d probably have to give it to David Bowie. And he makes it pay, which I don’t!”
You had the chance to work with him.
SW: “I don’t remember that. We had a couple of conversations… but he’s always very kind to me, always tells people “you gotta hear this guy.” And every time I do a record, he always sends me a great message.” —Scott Walker, after receiving the MOJO Icon Award. (via boychild)
Back in May BJ Cole, renowned pedal steel guitarist, posted the following on his site:
I’m to record with Scott Walker again after 36 years! I contributed pedal steel to 3 Scott Walker albums between 1972 and 1976, including the classic hit single ‘No Regrets’. Scott has requested that I join him to work on a track for his new album, currently in production.
Have a great summer
Emphasis on the “NEW ALBUM” and the “currently [as in May] in production”! Great summer indeed!
Birds. Birds. This is not a cornhusk doll dipped in blood in the moonlight like what happen in America. This is us, our eyesides snagged, dipped in mob in the daylight like what happen in America. The breasts are still heavy, the legs long and straight, the upper lip remains short, the teeth are too small, the eyeside is green, the hair long and black still coming through, still coming through.
She knows this room, she can navigate it in the dark. She entered the Palazzo at night by a side door to ascend in a lift to the upper floor. She lies on the bed, looking up not yet seeing the signs of the zodiac painted in gold on the blue vaulted ceiling, his enormous eyes as he arrives coming nearer in the surrounding darkness, his strange beliefs about the moon, its influence upon men of affairs, the danger of its cold light on your face while you were sleeping. She’ll eclipse it with her head, stroke him until he sleeps until he has nothing to do among men of affairs. Sometime before dawn her bare feet cross the floor. She gazes from the window at the fountain in the courtyard. “Sometimes I feel like a swallow, a swallow which by some mistake has gotten into an attic and knocks its head against the walls in terror.”
This is not a rabbit skinned with a body of silver like what happen in America. This is not a terrapin with its shell torn away like what happen in America. The breasts are still heavy, the legs long and straight, the upper lip remains short, the teeth still too small, the eyeside is green, the hair long and black still coming through, still coming through.
The mood soon changed in the clear morning air. A man came up towards the body and poked it with a stick. It rocked stiffly and twisted around at the end of the rope, finer than a hair from every side, finer than a hair.
Birds. Birds. This is just a cornhusk doll dipped in blood in the moonlight. This is just a cornhusk doll
This morning in my room a little swallow was trapped. It flew around desperately until it fell exhausted on my bed. I picked it up so as not to frighten it. I opened the window, then I opened my hand.” —“Clara” by Scott Walker (via maskinmasculine)