Monday Morning Music: Caves Of Altamira
(Yeah, I know it’s actually Monday evening but I like the alliteration) You-Tuberr Melegorm has assembled some photo-montages of quite a few Steely Dan songs. The pictures are not really essential but he obviously put a lot of effort into them.
I love Caves Of Altamira because I was so much like that when I was a kid. I didn’t have any caves full of paleolithic artwork to explore, but spent countless hours at the University Of Iowa’s many excellent (free!) museums full of fossils, geological samples and biological displays from around the world. And there was an abandoned rock quarry and several ravines nearby. Excellently inappropriate playgrounds for a somewhat antisocial kid.
Steely Dan’s mythic description of ancient artistry is wonderful, and like many SD songs it is semi-historical. Ideally when listening to Steely Dan one should be cruising down a 2-lane seacoast highway in a red ‘65 Impala ragtop with the top down…