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06 October 2005 @ 09:52 pm
Donald Fagen, "The Nightfly"  
I have always loved the cover of Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly." There's something about the picture that reminds me of a Hopper; everything about it conveys aspects of urban romaticism. Its nighttime, Donald Fagen sits alone in a small radio station room. He is holding a cigarette and looks reflective. The cover is black & white, which to me helps emphasize the solitude of "The Nightfly." If you haven't heard the album, the title song is about Lester the Nightfly, a radio DJ in Baton Rouge (which obviously is the character portrayed on the cover) Very cool, check it out:
Kapteenitoby_forrester on October 8th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
Nice cover.

That reminds me of how I sometimes used to stay up late on sunday nights and just listen to the radio while doing something useless. The radio played some old music and the radio host spoke with a very laconic voice. People used to call to the show and tell their problems concerning alcohol, depression, marital difficulties etc. to the host (who was a psychologist). Kinda like a darker version of Frasier :S

That cover looks like what I imagined the radio station and host looking like.