LISTENER OF THE WEEK: KEVIN CLEMENT
The brotherhood of Sam Goody!
I live in … Baton Rouge LA.
I work as … special programs director for East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court.
My favorite episodes are … the ones on five albums from Talking Heads and Elvis Costello, the Perfect Pop episodes and the Top 15 countdowns.
My favorite artists are … the Cure, R.E.M., Prince, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, the Who, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Pixies.
I have been rebuilding my record collection … since I lost my records in a flood in 2016. I have about 50 vinyl records right now. I do have well over 1,000 CDs, most of which I got as promotional CDs while working at Sam Goody. Fortunately, the CDs survived the flood.
The first album I ever bought was … the Cars’ Heartbeat City. The first single I ever bought was “Le Freak” by Chic.
The first concert I saw was … Shawn Cassidy, thanks to my sister who is seven years older than I am. The first concert I attended that I actually wanted to go to was the Neville Brothers.
I don’t play an instrument … but I did learn the violin when I was about 8 or 9. A broken collar bone ended that career.
I have met some rock stars … thanks to Sam Goody. I have met Luke Skywalker from 2 Live Crew, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, all the members of 98 Degrees, Fred LeBlanc from Cowboy Mouth and Billy Corgan.
My philosophy of life is … peace, love and rock and roll. Also, you can't take life too seriously; it just may kill you.