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...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Way back when
I was the dandy
Of gamma chi
Sweet things from boston
So young and willing
Moved down to scarsdale
Where the hell am i
No we cant dance together
No we cant talk at all
Please take me along
When you slide on down
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...
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.
Go to Ticketmaster!!
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...
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...