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I Love Steely Dan

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    Reeling In The Years

    I may be getting old, but Steely Dan never does. In fact, their old albums, especially, Aja, and Can't Buy a Thrill, sound better to me. These days, Fagan and Becker even seemed to be happy to perform live. Dirty Work, Black Cow, Peg, FM, My Old School they are classics.I can...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Hey Nineteen

    Way back when In sixty-seven I was the dandy Of gamma chi Sweet things from boston So young and willing Moved down to scarsdale Where the hell am i Hey nineteen No we cant dance together No we cant talk at all Please take me along When you slide on down Hey...
    Tumblindice Tumblindice 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

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    So Alone

    And I'm so alone Honey when they gonna send me home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26, 2010

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    Book Of Liars

    Stars imploding The long night passing Electrons dancing in the frozen crystal dawn Here's one left stranded at the zero crossroads With a hole in it's half life left to carry on But now the world's much larger than it looks today And if my bad luck ever blows me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Chinese Music

    Aja alone is enough to put Steely Dan in the rock and roll hall of fame. It was the most perfect album.  But their music was the sound track to the 70s to me.  They were mellow without becoming elevator music.  And there was a certain amount of fun in the lyrics, as well...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Dec 2, 2012

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    Dukes Of September Revue In Sept 2010

    Is anyone else going to the Dukes of September Rock and Soul Revue?  It is going to be Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs!! I'm going to the show at the Fox in Detroit on Sept 8th.  Be there!!! Go to Ticketmaster!!
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jun 21, 2010

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    The 1957 Tail-fin Fiasco

    https//:soundcloud.com/the-1957-tail-fin-fiasco The link... I think x
    JTCombs JTCombs 41-45, M Jan 14, 2013

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    My Kind Of Blues...

    You call me a fool You say it's a crazy scheme This one's for real I already bought the dream So useless to ask me why Throw a kiss and say goodbye I'll make it this time I'm ready to cross that fine line ----Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M May 26, 2010

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    Aja Tour

    Attended what turned out to be the last concert on the tour at Places des Arts in Montreal....an absolutely amazing concert and the tightest band I have ever seen live. In fact probably THE best concert I have had the pleasure of attending. What the heck happened that would lead...
    Rapidopresto2002 Rapidopresto2002 51-55, M Mar 14, 2012

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    My Old School

    I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes When you put me on the Wolverine Up to Annandale It was still September When your daddy was quite surprised To find you with the working girls In the county jail I was smoking with the boys upstairs When I heard about the...
    Tumblindice Tumblindice 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    What A Shame About Me

    One of the things I like about Steely Dan is that Becker and  Fagan have a soft spot for losers.  Who else would write a song that was sympathetic to someone who pi**ed his life away? I was grinding through my day gig Stackin' cutouts at the Strand When in walks...
    Iusedto Iusedto 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Steely Dan's Aja, Awesome Music!!

    For me, Steely Dan's "Aja" is the best music for relaxing in the middle of a sunny day, it's just awesome. I wonder if Steely Dan is blind or not? no offense but, he just looks like one especially if he's wearing his glasses, but I don't know if it's Steely Dan though, maybe it's...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    The 1957 Tail-fin Fiasco

    Steely Dan fans - Check out London based band The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. A massive doff of the cap to Mr Fagen & Becker. Not sure how to post the link but you can find them on Soundcloud - It's a terrific thing x
    JTCombs JTCombs 41-45, M Jan 13, 2013

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    Steely Dan Is Fantastic

    They are one of my favorite bands. So upbeat, vibrant - every one of their songs! I would love to see them in concert!
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F Feb 17, 2009

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    Gorgeous Cover Of...

    Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More by Steely Dan. The notation under the clip says arrangement by Tom Aversano. I just found this on YouTube. I usually don't like cover bands...especially of SD. But this is an incredible exception.  Very haunting...I simply love...
    Stahl Stahl 31-35, M Jun 4, 2010

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    I Recall

    when I was small, I'd spend my time alone, listing to Steely Dan
    ajadl ajadl 51-55, M Oct 31, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    When I was about 7, my father decided that I needed to get started on singing and dancing. My family is very caught up in performing arts, and I love to dance. While all kinds of...
    Dancewithme2 Dancewithme2 51-55, M Jul 31

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    This is the only place in my life I feel totally free. For all my 18 years, my life has been a bit rocky, mostly when I was really young, and if you read any of my other stories...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I went on youtube today and found a street jazz dance I liked. I havent danced in so long and I decided to try and teach myself the dance. I was a little intimidated because...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F Jul 31

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    Oh well, blame it on Shakira! Her songs make me want to dance like there's no tomorrow and I really admire her and her approach to music. I'm the type who doesn't gain weight...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I love dancing. It is my life!!!!!! I put dance before anything!! I dance beyond twerking, and just shaking that ***! I dance choreography, ballet and Acrobat. It is something...
    GisselleButCallMeGiGi GisselleButCallMeGiGi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I've been doing ballet since I was about three, and I've loved every second of it. I've been on pointe for about three or four years now, and I'm in the Advanced Foundation Level...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I love dance so much. I love how I can relate to a song and just be apart of the words and feel the emotion through my body. I feel like I'm a whole new me. Especially when I'm...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Aug 6

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    But, I'm extremely terrible at it. My dance was once described as "a sexy chicken dance".... 🙀
    DarkAphrodite DarkAphrodite 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I want to dance, make it contagious then find out the whole world is dancing with me. 💃👯💃👯
    LittleMiss80 LittleMiss80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Especially Hip-hop i wish i could download a vid of me dancin' lol cuz am learnin this dancing steps https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkwSsbZ4Ag
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F Aug 12

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    I literally got up out of my sleep and put the song playing on my phone on repeat to learn it and then got up and choreographed a dance. It took me 4hours but that's dedication. I...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I've never really choreographed the way I dance, but I still love to do it
    serenagirl87 serenagirl87 13-15, F Jul 31

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    I love dancing especially ballet.
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Any women love to ballroom dance or waltz with other women?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm choreographing a dance to TBH by Partynextdoor but everytime I listen to that song I get emotional
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I just want to dance to all the songs I play! :)
    GunFinger GunFinger 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I'm standing in a ridiculously long line in Subway, and Come With Me Now by Kongos comes on the radio. I realize that I'm tapping my foot and bending my knee on the beat, then I...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Have any women ballroom danced with their moms or aunts? Or daughters or nieces?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Dancing is my whole life! I compete in Country Western and occasionally Strictly Swing, I used to compete in Ballroom! I'm practicing all day, every day! It is literally my life!
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 1 day ago

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    And I am very good at it! Its like I can communicate with my body. Its art. I love it.
    lemoncarrotcake lemoncarrotcake 22-25, F Jul 24

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    I have been doing this for two years now and finally got to start subbing some classes again! Love it!
    rocknangel rocknangel 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I hope you can tell that I'm not a wallflower kind of girl.
    jadahdoll jadahdoll 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Y'all sleep on bachata fr fr
    kaylalexi kaylalexi 18-21, F Jul 28

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    LaMirage LaMirage 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Even though I'm quite terrible at it, it's fun to get up and let loose, who wouldn't want to?
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just got Steely Dan's Aja album on vinyl. It sounds so nice. It really is their best album.
    autumnwinds20 autumnwinds20 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
    Anddreamofsheep Anddreamofsheep 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes I am a dancer. I dance anywhere and everywhere, no this is a true fact. I drive one for my friends nuts because when I am on a nice wooden floor or a nice slate or concrete...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I love going dancing with family and friends on the weekends. I love wearing a short sundress, dress, or skirt and a low cut top or blouse with my buttons open, thigh highs...
    leslieathome leslieathome 31-35, F Jul 27

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    I love to dance and whenever I get bullied during dance I don't really give a **** cause I only go there to dance not to hear an opinion
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I do not miss him because I loved him so much. I miss him because he was my friend for the formative years. Plus he's the first person I have ever loved and cared for deeply...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I am a philosophy fan boy. I read it to relax and to escape the mundane and trivial thing I often have to do for work or family. I love reading Daniel Dennett and other analytic...
    Screenwriter66 Screenwriter66 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    The concert has started. Slow down...and listen...It's raining...gently. Patiently. The rain is smoothing the sound of the traffic and mine. My thoughts have stopped too but not...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F Jul 28

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