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Well, Guadaljara would actually do...
Tuesday, December 14th 2004 - 08:04:58 AM
David, the Gnome of Erase; I don't blame South, Central or North America for anything.
But I do blame USA, and especially CIA and United Fruit, for dividing, ruining and corrupting a number of South and Central American
countries. Money money money...
My great Ass and all that Jazz... down in Mexico...
Tuesday, December 14th 2004 - 07:52:50 AM
Yes, you are right Aja, spending a couple of hours at the Arlanda airport is nothing to write
Even if you'd went in to Stockholm city, you still wouldn't have nothing to write home about, because the only thing you'd look at would have
been the reflection of yourself in the shopwindows.
But I am flattered sugar, you are actually reading my posts!
/The Strapping Abba Baby
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 08:21:57 PM
I've been to Sweden. Nothing to write about.
angel (Time out of Mind)
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 07:03:40 PM
Here is your Dan related, St. Lucia Day trivia.
"Folk belief hinted that miracles occurred at midnight on St. Lucy's Eve. Those awake at this potent hour might hear cattle speaking or see
running water turn into wine."
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 06:35:51 PM
Send some gingerbread cookies over, I need to stay fat & happy while I ponder the musical
question: is there anything you don't blame America for???
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 04:00:13 PM
". . . cannot figure out why this group was so popular . . ."
Well, dumbass, maybe because transcendently brilliant songwriting is hopelessly over the heads of tone-deaf imbeciles.
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 03:54:52 PM
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 07:41:20 AM
Blood Sweat & Tears version of Fire and Rain are heartbreaking. It's so good. And it's
interesting to note that David Clayton-Thomas is a Canadian :-)
Over at Andrè Metsger's site there's a demo of Black Cow, with Fagen and his stiff piano. In the chorus he sings:
I can't cry any more while you run around... watch you run around...
On the Aja album version it's "while you run around" both times, right?
David, yeah, right, Fat Dumb & Happy ? that's probably Free & Vital.
Keep on dreaming.
Monday, December 13th 2004 - 05:40:08 AM
You may have been here, Clas, but I doubt very much you have any idea of what America is
about. It is a very difficult country in which to live and thrive, God help you if you fall, there is no one here to pick you up. The most decent,
honest and vital people in the whole world are Americans, some of the nicest and caring people to be found anywhere.
The coffee is unsupportable, however. Meet me at San Eustache's caffeteria in the Piazza del Popolo, I'll buy you a cup of espresso which
will curl whatever is left of our hair.
So now what, Stockholm is like a garden spot? Purrlease. WTF are you doing there? Get your ass over to the New Country before it's too
Vehicles & Animals
Sunday, December 12th 2004 - 08:09:57 PM
Athlete, a band from the UK, in this article from 2002 described as the 'Deptford Steely Dan'. The band had never heard of Steely Dan before but went out and bought some of
the albums because of this comparison. After listening to the Steely Dan albums, the Athlete bandmembers failed to hear any similarity.
Sunday, December 12th 2004 - 07:41:30 PM
For your information, enter the M5 Boudoir to find periodical Dannered parodies by an
anonymous source. Steviedan, you're in the most recent one!
Sunday, December 12th 2004 - 09:34:21 AM
well, it IS the holiday season...
Sunday, December 12th 2004 - 08:39:18 AM
Listen David, or is it Rajah, anyway, you Gringo Gli Stati Uniti d'America:
There's no such thing as a frozen tundra in Sweden. Have you ever been here?
No, I din't think so.
But I, on the other hand, have seen your country, the trailerparks, the projects, the fat rednecks, the fake smiles, your weapons and your
And worst of all, I have experienced your weak coffee.
So when it comes to free... it makes me wonder...
Okay okay, you can say that, being Fat, Dumb and Happy, that's probably free in some way.
Sunday, December 12th 2004 - 08:03:42 AM
oh boy this oughta be good...
Saturday, December 11th 2004 - 06:55:23 PM
Clas, while I do take your point, it has become an accepted convention dare I say world-wide
that when someone refers to "America" they are referring to the United States. Or Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel, Japan, the
Phillipines, South Korea, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia or Iraq. It's all pretty much "America" no? Except for China cause we owe them a ton of cash
right now. Which is another way to become "America" I guess, in the end anyway. So look, what's so great about the frozen tundra up there? Set
yourselves free and join the Party. You'd be a perfect American, trust me.
Saturday, December 11th 2004 - 09:06:26 AM
David, is that a north-, central or south-American?
Friday, December 10th 2004 - 07:49:33 PM
So I went over to the Paradise Radio link and found some poor ignorant slob who wrote:
"Cannot figure out why this group was so popular with my generation. Why is the singing so irritating? I know I can't stand horns, so that is
part of the aversion. But even the few good guitar licks are short, and they are dropped in irrelevantly. It reminds me of a stew thrown together
with whatever ingredients are on hand."
It reminds me of the "blue state - red state" voter split in America. Militant narrow-mindedness is a big winner these days it seems. Here's a
bumper sticker for the red state crowd:
"Stupid and Proud To Be an American"
It's the Babe Choir Show
Friday, December 10th 2004 - 04:07:43 PM
And here is co Babe Choir
vocalist Cynthia Calhoun with Al Jarreau ...
Friday, December 10th 2004 - 03:43:31 PM
Stephan Diethelm from Lyn Leon lets us know the tour as special guest for Al Jarreau in Europe went very well. He sent in two photographs, one
of the band Lyn Leon with Al Jarreau backstage and one of Carolyn Leonhart and Al Jarreau in
a duet! Courtesy of Stephan Diethelm and thanks to Clas for making the pics fit!
Friday, December 10th 2004 - 10:45:13 AM
Ain't No Sunshine is a live
recording from the band Voodoo Suns, featuring Anastasia Gilliam and Nils Rosenblad.
They're from Maui and recorded a new album last July at the Hyperbolic Sound, supervised by Dave Russell. Check their news and sounds section
Thursday, December 9th 2004 - 04:02:04 PM
Bassist Gary Willis has this habit of changing his website around every now and then, so a
curious mind will always return there to see what's new.
Pleasant, playful graphics along with essential information and music!
Home of the Independent Artist
Wednesday, December 8th 2004 - 08:38:28 PM
Panartist, for those who'd like to explore the realms of the unexpected!
Thanks to John Beasley for bringing this to our
attention. Did anyone mention Christian McBride in either Blue or NYB's recently? Click John's name to find Kenny Rankin working with Chris
Potter, Roy Hargrove, David Spinozza, Alan Broadbent, Tommy Lipuma and others ...
Joie de Vivre
Wednesday, December 8th 2004 - 12:44:46 PM
By the way, this website about West Coast Music In France, hosted by Jean-Luc Raymond
has a lot of nice (reading) stuff to offer. It's very easy on the eyes which makes it highly accessible.
Wednesday, December 8th 2004 - 09:59:13 AM
clas, i apologize...
musical cohorts and myself find "halcyon days" to be possibly hornsby's best ever, compounded by featuring one of the best elton john
performances ever, or at least in a long time, anyway...
but see, historically you'll probably disagree and therein lies the reason that i thought that the "music is dead" statement was you. no
offense. at least your opinion is educated, even if sometimes overly negatively skewed...
if checking out spymob, listen to the track "2040" first. it's the album opener and a brilliant pop tune...
So glad we made it!
Wednesday, December 8th 2004 - 08:07:53 AM
I must say Spencer Davies "Gimme some lovin" is a great song.
Those were the days.
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 09:20:49 PM
As a natural born lurker this is not what I usually do ... , but I haven't seen anything about
Madeleine Peyroux here. Shame. Maybe too much of Bille Holiday, or maybe not, i don't know. Native Georgia-girl (Athens), earthy and sincere. I
loved her first outing, Dreamland, with Marc Ribot on guitar and her new one, Careless Love, includes Dean Parks on nice guitar.Give them a ear or
that face... :-)
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 04:01:55 PM
I've seen that :-) before. I would know that :-) anywhere.
Oh wow, it's you again...
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 02:13:21 PM
No StevieDan - wasn't me.
I went to the Spymob site and listened to Thinking Of Someone Else, great stuff. Reminds me of our Stellar Brett Barney, the Eskimo Biker.
And it's good to see you back.
And about Halcyon Days, how's that album? Hornsby played a solo acoustic concert here in Stockholm a couple of months back. I couldn't go
but Lena went, she said it was very relaxed and nice.
Hornsby opened the night saying:
-If you guys came here for hearing the songs as they were recorded I suggest you go home and listen to the CD's.
And apropos CD's Stevie, have you got a copy of the Yellow Peril? Let me know, else I send it to you.
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 12:16:30 PM
Hi Steviedan, for the record, that comment wasn't from Clas but from someone else. Clas
never posts anonymous and if he does, i'd recognize his IP in an instant :-)
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 10:33:56 AM
c'mon clas, it appears that all music is either dead or dying for you...
i hate it for you...
Tuesday, December 7th 2004 - 05:12:42 AM
Wendy Starland has accomplished more
in her 20s in the music business than most people could hope to in a lifetime. I recently interviewed her about her numerous projects and future
A Musical Celebration for Cornelius Bumpus
Monday, December 6th 2004 - 07:53:46 PM
Where: Triad (72nd between B?way and Columbus)
When: Dec 16, 9:30 PM
Cost: Cover $15, plus 2 drink minimum
Not a benefit or memorial ? but a musical celebration for
Scheduled to appear in the band: Bernard Purdie, Michael Hill, Lou Marini, Baron Raymonde, Kevin Hupp, Paul Adamy, Gerardo Velez, Mark Nerman, Eric Eudell, Jeff Levine, Kevin
Harris, and many others. Linda Bumpus will also be in attendance.
Ain't no such thing as ...
Sunday, December 5th 2004 - 01:02:15 PM
the music being dead from where I sit & listen. As soon as the Spymob's website loads,
the track 'On Pilot Mountain' triggers even a more than faint memory of XTC and anything else that has a refreshing or daring ring to it.
I hate to break it to you lad...
Sunday, December 5th 2004 - 11:34:15 AM
but the music, it is dead.
Sunday, December 5th 2004 - 09:06:22 AM
no playin' around here, straight to serious bliz-nezz...
breakout contender for "steviedan album of '04"(TM)...
spymob - "sitting around keeping score"
picture aurally, if you will, the former back-up band for cool-jazzy hip-hop band n*e*r*d, highly influenced by and performing a la rundgren/
steely dan/del amitri in a pocket-rockin' AND lyrically inventive alchemy...
y'all know i do not play around with this laurel and hardly, as clas probably knows, with hornsby having such a bell-ringer with "halcyon
and without EVEN getting into jazz stuff...
don't ever count out good music...
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 07:20:44 PM
thanks tor the support... we'll tape the entire show and make a DVD... yes, we're gonna have a wingding....
Gina, thanks very much for your posts, I really appreciate it....
Again, everyone's invited and... 22° celsius in Rome today... no winter here this year. I hope to see you all soon....
Un grande abbraccio a tutti da Roma....
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 06:58:56 PM
I wish I could be in Rome for Claudio and the Scurvies. But I will try to send some people who
live in the Eternal City. Perhaps we could persuade them to record and post somewhere...
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 04:01:24 PM
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 03:45:44 PM
hey Marge, i'll rush over :-)
but i want to read your Dali rant, so keep it safe?
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 03:30:11 PM
Is Gina around here? Somethings broken over at the "pink", cannot rant about Dalí as I had
Hi to Clas if you happen to take a look!
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 01:20:58 PM
Since there's no news at all from either WB or DF, we'll just take a tangential look around.
Here's Quantum, a Maui music project, recorded at Walter Becker's studio in Ulupalakua.
The musicians Gene Argel, Michael James Buono, Bob Harrison, John Zangrando and Shiro Mori all worked or work in various fields of the
professional music and entertainment industry.
Jan Roland and Ricardo Dioso are the founders of Musart Enterprises which represents intuitive notions of nature, culture and music on
Veni vidi vici
Friday, December 3rd 2004 - 09:17:03 AM
The Scurvy Brothers will also be in concert with a show entirely dedicated to "The Nightfly"
album. The 16th and 17th of december in The Club, which is a perfect venue for maybe even a genuine European Danfest?!
Thanks to Claudio Pantaleone for this update.
Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 06:10:01 PM
The Scurvy Brothers have a new series of gigs lined up this month. So who wants to roam
Rome and listen to their Steely Dan music, be on your way to Bella Italia!
Life on the Fly
Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 11:29:14 AM
The link above is an access card to a CD review, when scrolling down a bit you'll find a
bundle of Steely Dan references involved. The artist's name is Azita Youssefi. Check out her website and
the soundplayer (4 tracks) or discography (lyrics) section for familiar touches, perhaps, of retro Dan anno 2004.
Monday, November 29th 2004 - 12:32:00 AM
Southland Steely Damned alert: they finally have a show booked! After a 7 month hiatus,
they're playing on January 1 at Humphrey's. Somebody please attend for me, I'll be out of the country (bad timing, the story of my life.......)
Sunday, November 28th 2004 - 07:01:16 PM
Yesterday I discovered a guitar, never heard it before, left channel, Bad Sneakers, the Katy
Very low in the left channel.
C @ Barely Town
Thursday, November 25th 2004 - 08:36:35 PM
Thanksgiving - is that a holiday over there?
Thursday, November 25th 2004 - 03:41:54 PM
Those Thanksgiving recipes 'sound' like M O R E!
Thursday, November 25th 2004 - 12:09:43 AM
oh yes, the menu:
Turkey (goal is to get a Heritage Turkey one of these days)
Corn and zucchini souffle
Homemade cranberry sauce
Pecan pie, pumpkin pie
Big note of thanks to my mother and all of her recipes!
Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 08:41:36 PM
I listened to the song bits for Nearly Dan-not bad! Although the singer sounds more like a
rock/blues singer....couldn't put my finger on who he reminded me of. The Steely Damned may be no more, have not heard from them since May
*sniff* I miss my monthly live Dan. Miz Ducky is still the webmistress for Rockola.
Hope everyone is well and has a nice Thanksgiving!
t-oh wow, it's him again-nz
Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 07:14:53 PM
Welcome back M5.
Btw, it wasn't me...
Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 08:20:05 AM
Apropos Martini - anyone remembering Dean Martins show where they're doing a sketch where Dean is afraid of flying?
He's on the airport waiting in the bar, drunk and shit-scared. He starts talking to a dead-drunk man who's also afraid of flying.
It turns out that this is the pilot!
Wednesday, November 24th 2004 - 07:59:01 AM
LP - no Martinis?
Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 10:58:00 PM
Wow... even the brussel sprouts sound good!
Happy holandaise everyone!
Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 06:26:33 PM
Hey Clas, thanks for the celery root info.
Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 03:49:54 PM
We stay on the Scandinavian soils for a while. Jonas Lundkvist and his latest enterprise,
blending rock n roll, hip hop and reggae: Yardnoize!
Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 02:36:35 PM
LP, a colorful Thanksgiving dinner it'll be!
Tuesday, November 23rd 2004 - 08:24:27 AM
Ange - celery = selleri in Swedish. Check out:
Monday, November 22nd 2004 - 09:18:25 PM
At the risk of looking totally out of touch.... :-)
What is celery root?
lp, bon appetite
Monday, November 22nd 2004 - 09:00:29 PM
hey - who's flying up and over to thanksgiving dinner this year? here's the menu:
French Onion soup
Roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing
Celery root mashed potatoes
Onions in beef gravy
Green beans with almonds
Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts
Celery root salad
Roasted acorn squash
Sweet potatoes and mushrooms
mixed greens with nuts and dried fruit
Ginger pear crumble
Monday, November 22nd 2004 - 10:26:40 AM
Check out the demo-version of Black Cow over at the Metzger place. Fagen is playing left hand
octavas C - C C
In the final version, with the Steely Dan Orchestra, the bass plays C - C C - (Ab)A - C C
Sunday, November 21st 2004 - 04:57:03 PM
Diana Krall played Stockholm last night. Good reviews from the die-hard-dan-fan Steely Dan
Backman in svd.se.
Peter Erskine played the drums.
Me, personally, don't care much for her, not since she made commercials for Mercedes.
Clas - the High Diver from the Local Pool
Sunday, November 21st 2004 - 10:20:28 AM
Katy M. Blythe = NYBill
Check out "Lunch with Gina" at www.steelydangallary.se
Katy M. Blythe
Saturday, November 20th 2004 - 12:06:13 PM
It looks like a speaker, it sounds like a speaker but it sure as hell ain't no speaker he's got
sittin' comfortably under his Fender Rhodes. It's a clever device to measure the audience's emotional state of being while attending a Steely Dan
concert. If the 'speaker' doesn't disintegrate before the last notes of the encore get buried under the sound of a huge enthused applauding crowd,
you can bet it's a good sign. If the 'speaker' merely trembles unnoticeably, it's fair to conclude things don't seem what they appear to be, as in very
far off the initial intent and purposes.
Inside the speaker one can find a simple 'emometer', a nifty little something developed by a Samuel Richmond back in 1856, Wisconsin. I
remember my grandfather mentioning it once or twice on occasion, I'll ask my uncle to send me the technical details on this 'emometer', because
he's got a copy of the original manual and blueprint of this invention. My grandfather knew someone who knew the inventor's neighbour, anyway,
too long a story for now.
Saturday, November 20th 2004 - 10:34:26 AM
But the Fender Rhodes is lined out via the PA-system. If he need a monitor for his own listening it would be placed behind him, or in front of
him, with the speaker turned to him.
Christ. Do I have to teach you every god damn thing?
Check out the pics at www.steelydangallary.se
Fagen is probably using the old amp to have something to lean his even older Rhodes at.
Does anyone know if there are Hammond B3's rebuilt so you can do midi-recordings with them?
I heard a rumour that the keyboard-dude in Europe (the band, not the continent) had one.
I didn't mean to kill the board, honest
Friday, November 19th 2004 - 07:08:30 PM
Friday, November 19th 2004 - 01:12:53 PM
Presumably so the audience can hear what he's playing.
Friday, November 19th 2004 - 09:21:14 AM
Does anyone know why Fagen has a speaker under his Fender Rhodes, on stage? Turned
towards the audience.
MEMOIRS, part VIII
Monday, November 15th 2004 - 08:39:04 AM
Jackson Browne played Stockholm last week. It was a solo acoustic concert. He brought
Just like my little buddy and good friend, Pat Beemer, I refuse to go to a Jackson Browne solo-concert. Jackson Browne without a band is like
a tired night with six 5 mgs of Nitrazepam.
But, but, but, if I search my memory I recall the last time I saw Jackson do a solo-concert, it was maybe five years ago. With David Lindley.
Something funny happened when he started to sing "Call it a Loan",
-In the evening, when I close my eyes... damn! I wish I could say it was the first time that happened!
-In the morning, when I close my eyes, you were sleeping in paradise...
Bobby la Kind
Saturday, November 13th 2004 - 06:12:59 PM
Check out Takamine here:
Friday, November 12th 2004 - 06:44:54 PM
i got this emailed to me today from a good friend:
My Dad came across a vintage 1970?s ?Takamine? acoustic guitar at a home where they were buying items for their antique shop. The guitar
was originally bought at a benefit auction, never been played, is in it?s original box and signed ?Steely Dan? in black marker.
fake or for real - what's it worth? any thoughts?
Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 07:57:30 AM
Holy John is down by the water! He's washing sinners and he wants your daughter!
Beware beware of the naked rare... the water is dirty and the reason is;
Holy John has to wash away our... wash away... wash away...
Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 07:42:51 AM
Steely Dan buz is slow these days? What's happening with Fagens solo-album?
Thursday, November 11th 2004 - 07:42:36 AM
Steely Dan buz is slow these days? What's happening with Fagens solo-album?
Monday, November 8th 2004 - 06:21:55 PM
Hey Daddy G. Yes, that happens quite frequently. Sometimes I copy my message and then go
back to the main page and refresh. If it is still not there I repost. That doesn't ALWAYS work, but it catches most of the double posts.
Miz Mizar Gee alive and well in Portugal, according to sources in the know.... :-)
Sunday, November 7th 2004 - 05:47:22 PM
OK, weirdness abounds this A.M.
Turns out that my multiple post attempts were indeed being posted to the board, but just not showing up---that is until I hit my browser's
refresh button. Then all my prior attempted posts were there. So if anyone else is having this problem, give that a shot. At least I hope it's not
Sunday, November 7th 2004 - 05:29:04 PM
Hmmm, the return of the red. Nice. It's just easier on the eyes. Not that I didn't also like the
image of Ray, though....
Saturday, November 6th 2004 - 12:36:30 AM
Obviously this is an attempt by the administrators of this board to protest (and distance
themselves) from the U.S. election results by removing the "Red".
Either that or someone spilled their Visine on the server. :-)
Friday, November 5th 2004 - 11:44:33 PM
What did you guys do? Tones, you been playing with Paint Shop again???
Wait, maybe she took the color with her so we couldn't mess it up. Oh, I see, duh, when the color leaves, so has she, it's like the Doctor is
"In" when the color comes back. Hmmm...she moves in mysterious ways.
Friday, November 5th 2004 - 05:36:54 PM
It wasn't me.... lol!
All this talk of Ricky and Keith brought me back yesterday, to listen to the 2000 tour version of songs. Yum stuff!
As I listened, I thought about the fact that it was a real crime that they did not either start the concert, or return after the break with the
title track of 2 Against Nature. I have heard tribute bands do that song and it is just excellent live. Why was it not done by the Steely Ones,
themselves. Talk about kicking some major a**!
Friday, November 5th 2004 - 05:15:39 PM
Ha! Oh great! Now M5 is going to think I did this...
Friday, November 5th 2004 - 09:07:59 AM
Henry Grimes, 69, is playing Sweden. He was supposed to be dead but was found in a shelter in
Los Angeles two years ago (only in USA kids, only in USA).
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 11:44:36 PM
Works for me. :-)
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 11:11:08 PM
Hey there angel! Just hadn't seen ya around for a couple weeks and was hoping you were ok
so yeah... M5 is outta here for a while. Whatta ya say we rearrange the furniture while she's gone... maybe hide all the chairs, unplug the
lamps, turn the sofa upside down... ;-P
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 08:31:40 PM
Hi Tones love. I am here, just post election wiped.
The Mizar webmistress is off and I am sure she will have stories to tell, regarding her adventures, upon her return.
Regarding Carlock vs Lawson. I loved what both brought to the Steely table. I love variety and different interpretations of music. They are
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 05:22:33 PM
No. Not really.
I am listening to B Hornsby's "Cruise Control", now THAT is a real drummer running amok.
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 01:29:32 PM
You dawgs may want to check out Oz Noy's CD if you really want to hear what Carlock sounds
like. He's way too resticted in the SD or Sting environment. Even better, if you can ever catch him playing double drums with Anton Fig in the Oz
Noy quartet with on Oz on guitar and James Genus on bass, wow! Amazing. Oz has more.
a bummed out billionaire...
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 11:17:19 AM
Well, already distressed enough otherwise, we win.
Proof positive I still outdo Georges Soros with something: misery.
Thursday, November 4th 2004 - 12:48:08 AM
I just wanted to reiterate that I wasn't slagging Carlock at all. I think what I hear more than
anything with respect to the album is hearing the same drummer on every track, as opposed to the usual "best" man for the groove that we're
Live though Carlock has more of a stadium rock feel than Lawson or any of their other Mach II touring drummers did. Interestingly, the
overall band sound didn't seem to go as far in that direction, so Lawson's natural R & B groove seems to blend better with the arrangements
But but but but but... the harder rock backbeat really seemed to be a crowd pleaser, and is something more casual fans (first post-Grammy
tour, remember?) could appreciate, as well as us lifers because it was a progression in their live sound.
Where the hell is angel btw?
Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 - 07:35:26 PM
Clas I'm in too weakened a state from last night's disastrous events to form a reposte. I feel
like apologizing to the world for what these mental deficients have done.
Carlock was fun to watch. I do sometimes find him a bit "clanky." I think in general that D&W have softened their sound and that doesn't
help a drummer's profile much. Time will tell on Keith. His next effort with Donald will reveal more...
Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 - 04:14:06 PM
The new Clare Teal cd ''Don't Talk''
Contains fantastic covers of both..
Mood Indigo & Stone Soul Picnic
Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 - 08:26:29 AM
You say: "...Americans are crude..."
Do you mean the South Americans, the Central Americans or the North Americans?
Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 - 08:12:22 AM
David - Carlock's got no karisma, in his playing. Like other musicians who's technically brilliant but are - boring.
It takes "it" to make it. In my book.
Bring back Purdie. Or that drummer on Peg.
And I have heard recordings from the songs you are mentioning. Bootlegs. And I am not impressed.
And congrats, by the by, it seems like you've got yourself stuck with the G W Moron for another 4 years.
Tuesday, November 2nd 2004 - 09:53:48 PM
Clas - If you mean his playing is boring, you should have heard him play Aja and Josie last
year. Otherwise, he plays what's he's told to play by D&W. It's not like he can blow at will, his bosses are rather...strict.
If you mean he's boring in his interviews, that is the Southern gentleman in him. They say, "yes, m'am." Contrary to any published reports,
not all Americans are crude. Nor are many the jokers Don & Walt are, unfortunately.
Tuesday, November 2nd 2004 - 04:17:02 PM
Carlock is a bore.
He's tight but he's a bore.
Monday, November 1st 2004 - 05:48:27 PM
Maybe Purdy and Lawson had a groovier shuffle, yeah. Keith is a whipper.
This woman who writes about "Do It Again" has missed the mark a bit. I like the Proustian parallel but no dissing and guns in Stely Dan? I
mean, in the mornin you go gunnin for the man who stole your water, you fire till he is done in, am I missing something or whaa? With a gun, with
a gun, the piece you stowed out on Avenue D. And the dissing runs all through their work, most times subtle, oblique, sometimes straight-ahead
diss. The dreary architecture of their soul.
oh wow, it's tone's again...
Saturday, October 30th 2004 - 09:16:38 AM
- Behold! Actual steely content! -
I've enjoyed Keith Carlock's playing immensely, and I don't mean this to slag him in any way. But I really enjoy what Ricky Lawson brought to
the songs. He's extremely versatile: he rocks, he swings, deep w i d e pocket, and his tempos are perfect. Carlock seems to hit harder, which isn;t
bad, but his r&b thang isn't quite as... "real" (for lack of a better word right now) as Lawson's. And of course it works better on some songs than
I think Carlock was the perfect drummer for most of the EMG material, and imho he *owns* stuff like "Godwhacker" and "Lunch With Gina"
and especially "Everything Must Go". But I can hear a little something different Lawson might have brought to, say, "The Last Mall", or even "Things
I Miss the Most" or "Blues Beach". A deeper groove maybe...
Civilized Evening at Blossom
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 05:32:35 PM
The few new tunes, including the Becker-sung Slang of Ages and Things I Miss The
Most, which Fagen dedicated to his father and sister, who both are from Cleveland and were in the audience, were met with polite interest. But
the bulk of the show looked ``back deep into the '70s'' with added solo space.
Apologies to Steely Dan
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 05:21:18 PM
I'm sure you've heard most of them: 1600 Pretzelvania Avenue, police report a powder
believed to be pretzel salt was found in Tom Daschle's office, thousands of Democrats are mailing pretzels to the White House. Various
cartoonists hit on the theme of Putsch coughing up a pretzel that comes out in the shape of the Enron logo.
LYN LEON NEWS
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 10:33:27 AM
The LYN LEON website is revised! (Thanks to Al Schmid)
Please check the NEVER Video and the EPK (Electronic Press Kit) in 'sights & sounds' done by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud (Winner of the Golden
Leopard in Locarno 03 for Video) and Kamal Musale.
See the new photos taken by Anita Affentranger in the 'picture' section.
Our tour as Special Guest with Al Jarreau will start next Sunday in Frankfurt.
31. Oct 2004 D - FRANKFURT Alte Oper
05. Nov 2004 D ? INGOLSTADT 21. Ingolstädter Jazztage Jazz Party 1
11. Nov 2004 CH - ZÜRICH Kongresshaus
15. Nov 2004 D - LÜBECK Musik-& Kongresshalle
17. Nov 2004 D - MANNHEIM Mozartsaal
18. Nov 2004 NL - DEN HAAG PWA Hall
20. Nov 2004 NL - GRONINGEN Oosterpoort
22. Nov 2004 D - BERLIN Philharmonie
23. Nov 2004 D - HAMBURG Musikhalle
27. Nov 2004 D - HALLE Gerry-Weber-Event-Centre
29. Nov 2004 D - FREIBURG Konzerthaus
30. Nov 2004 D - FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Graf-Zeppelin-Haus
Thanks for making this possible
Thanks for the support:
Glass Lounge was released on the 27th of September in Europe by SPV. You can purchase it on:
Carolyn Leonhart, Matthias Eser & Stephan Diethelm
Do It Again
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 12:55:55 AM
'Their music is an aide-memoire, the Proustian teacake-equivalent triggering an entire
universe of memories, dreams, reflections. And nobody's dissed in a Steely Dan song. The lyrics are part Symbolist poetry, part incantation, part
message-in-a-bottle. No guns. No curses. No incitement to violence. No rapes. No bitches.'
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 12:41:50 AM
"Oh I see, so he's just like all the other scumbags," moans Fagen noticeably relaxing
as he sits down at the opposite end of the couch to his pal. Becker shrugs, "Well I suppose you can take historical details and twist them whatever
way you want."
What's for Dinner?
Friday, October 29th 2004 - 12:35:20 AM
'I had Chili tonight. On the back of the last live Steely Dan album, there's a recipe to
prepare chili in the can. You take one of those motor oil spouts, stick it into the can, and put the can on the stove, full flame. The steam coming
out of the spout means it's done, supposedly. I tried it, and it doesn't work. Fagen and Brecker had nothing to do with this, although you'd think
Fagen would. It was one of the horn player's ideas. Bob Sheppard, I think.
I had that, prepared normally, and my wife had the meal of all Musician's Institute students.......Ramen noodles.'
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 11:27:13 PM
'My dad loves to tell this story (which is the only way I know it; I certainly don't
remember this far back): I was a toddler, and happened to be within hearing distance when my parents were trying to remember the source of a
particular song lyric: "Goin' insane/And I'm laughin' at the frozen rain..." They were flummoxed, and apparently I toddled up to them and pulled on
someone's pant leg to get some attention and said, " Steely Dan, Mommy, 'Bad Sneakers.'" My mom was prepared to ignore me, but my dad says,
"Wait a minute, I think she's right!" And they checked it out, and I was. (I used to find this story very odd in that I can't remember even liking
Steely Dan until I was in college.)'
Suzanne S, 1998
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 06:02:22 PM
Jimmy Calire, discovered
him when listening to the Brian Buel tracks. He's got this real talent and craft, outstanding song arrangements! So when you click the link above
and don't mind the Snowman so early this year, you're in for a treat. Much to my surprise, this Jimmy Calire isn't a total stranger, he was a
member of America. Horse with no Name still sends shivers and usually ended up before
or after SD's Rikki. But Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair and Muskrat Love were equally equipped to make ya feel oozy. Janet Jackson has a
song which sounds almost exactly like Muskrat Love! Also, Jim Calire's son Mario played in the band Wallflowers, alongside to Jakob Dylan, Bob's son. More trivia, Mario supplied the drums for Rickie Lee
Jones - Evening of my Best Day album. I didn't know any of this. So thank you, Brian Buel!
October 29th, Jimmy Caliri will play at the Grand Reopening Concert of the MJHS Auditorium, Matilija Junior
High School in Ojai, CA.
On Tour in 2005
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 12:41:21 PM
Nearly thirty years ago today,
Larry Carlton taught the boy to play
They've been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Steely Dan's Forever Heroes Band.
We're Steely Dan's Forever Heroes Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Steely Dan's Forever Heroes Band,
Sit back and let the evening go.
Steely Dan's Forever, Steely Dan's Forever,
Steely Dan's Forever Heroes Band.
It's wonderful to be here,
You certainly can buy a thrill.
You're such a lovely audience,
We'd like to take you home with us,
We'd love to take you home.
I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the babe choir's gonna sing a song,
And they want you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you
The one and only cue:
It's Steely Dan's Forever Heroes Band
To be or not to be
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 11:32:04 AM
'Since God is the self-existent Lord of the universe and accountable to no one, he
could have made the world in which we live a steely gray, or a Steely Dan for that matter. He could have been an artistic, non-abstract minimalist.
He?s God and can do what he wants.'
Thursday, October 28th 2004 - 11:23:47 AM
Rickie:' It was a really angry record, and he used all of these really - "da bitches" - and
the general sexual tone was really evil, but his point of view was important, and I liked it. It was intelligent. I think that Walter Becker [of Steely
Dan] sat and played me that Ice-T record. I went, "You're letting your kid listen to? What's the matter with you?" But it made a big impression,
good and bad. I think that was it. 1989.'
The Mountain 103.7 FM
Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 09:46:42 PM
Scroll down this page
until REQUESTED MORNING SHOW AUDIO for Steely Dan Interview on June 17th 2003 and then click for part 1 and part 2.
Oh no, it's a tie!
Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 09:30:58 PM
The Grammy?s were created to award great musicians for their accomplishments
over the past year. Over the last few years, however, the Grammy?s have become, and continue to become, a ceremony to show people what the
critics think you should be listening to. Let?s be honest with ourselves people, the duo of Steely Dan has been around for a whopping 30 years,
and never received one single Grammy. Yet, when the time came to give the "Album of the Year" award?they won. This probably wouldn?t have
been the case had the man that outsold every album created this year had lyrics more along the lines of N?Sync. Unfortunately for Eminem, his
lyrics aren?t popular with the critics and a few American?s out there. So, instead of giving the award to the man that deserved it...they gave it to
someone whom no one had any previous knowledge of. I wouldn?t have been mad had Radiohead won, or even Beck?but it is very well known
that the award belonged to Eminem. But because the Grammy heads are too afraid to back up an artists right to speech, and don?t have the balls
to stand up for themselves against a group of naysayers. They give the coveted award to a duo that they pulled out of their ass. What makes this
situation even more disturbing is that I can guarantee you that we will never hear of "Steely Dan" again after this ceremony. And people wonder
why the Grammy?s are loosing their audience.
This one takes the Grumpy!
Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 09:20:21 PM
I love music. It gives you something to listen to while you're watching videos. And
make no mistake, the music industry has turned itself into a visual medium and, that being the case, I feel I'm within my rights to respectfully
request that the members of Steely Dan never be allowed to appear on a prime-time telecast ever again. For Christ's sake, for a second there, I
thought I was watching "The X-Files." Is it just me, or do the two guys in Steely Dan look like Ben & Jerry coming out of rehab? The only reason
Steely Dans latest album is selling so well is that 50-year-olds don't know how to download it for free.
Wednesday, October 27th 2004 - 09:17:20 PM
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