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A piece of Mister Parker’s Band

November 17, 2008

Steely Dan is a musical duo with, so far as I can tell, no equals.  For starters, how many multi platinum-album groups are named after a dildo?  Or rose to fame on songs of historical and mythological themes?  Or even tributes to other musicians?  Here’s something to get your Monday Morning going…  (You might want to minimize the video and just listen)

But if you like Steely Dan, you’re used to people saying; “Who?”  Their music is rigorous – it demands a lot from the listener.  An acquired taste, don’t you know.  At least, every Dan fan has said something like that over the years.  So I totally cracked up at this link sent in by Lucas, The Onion: Donald Fagan defends Steely Dan to friends.

Hey, Don, I know exactly where you’re coming from, man.  Except for all the drugs and stuff.

(And here’s a mythological reference, considerably more laid-back than the previous example)

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  1. November 17, 2008 at 09:53 | #1

    Most of my friends, including my husband, are music connoisseurs   so they know all about my eclectic tastes. And having 2 friends who are Barry Manilow fans, I don’t feel the need to explain, nor justify mine. ;-)   It has been a long time since I’ve heard this song though, so thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  2. November 17, 2008 at 11:45 | #2

    I have a couple of Steely Dan songs on my iPods, but they tend to be, shall we say, the less esoteric ones musically: “My Old School,” “Ricky Don’t Lose That Number.”

    Music is a visceral thing with me, not intellectual.  I guess I’m a Philistine in that regard.

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