Dan Inspired Personalized
The Tactful, Poised & Reasonable Way to
Express your Love for Steely Dan
plaster their vehicles with an assortment of stickers, decals and appliques.
Tsk. Tsk. That's no way to treat a fine automobile or sport ute. Any Dan
Fan can only scoff at marring the pristine finish of their classic late
model perfromance car.
I present the Dandom Living "Create a Personalized License Plate
Page and Contest." Between now and October 15, 1997, and maybe beyond,
I will award Steely Dan-related CDs (like the remastered MCA CDs, "Alive
In America" and "GlenGarry Glenn Ross") to those who submit
Steely Dan-inspired license plate suggestions to the Dandom Digest at
firstname.lastname@example.org If I roll on the floor
in laughter, you win. In mid-October, we will have a vote by the readership
of the Dandom Digest as to the best plate idea and that person will win
one of those wacky prizes. Another random entrant will win, as will one
random voter, just like the album essy contests.
your entry, it will also be helpful to explain your State, Province, territory
or country rules and regulations on personalized or "vanity"
license plates and how they affected your plate design. Usually, seven
or eight characters is the maximum allowed and that ruled out a lot of
others that we thought of that were even just one or two characters over
the permitted limit. So if you go beyond sever or eight, you'll have to
explain that the plate can really be ordered according to your local laws
and regulations. Your local government probably has a web page for this
sort of thing. The State of Illinois even let me order my Steely Dan peronsalized
license plate right from the web, although I didn't get my first and second
ultimately, it is our hope that these things show up on you vehicles,
spreading the word and spirit of our favorite duo. But you may want to
get another Dan Fan's opinion to see if they "get" your plate's
I hope to make a mini-tour to the Northeast USA; if you have any nifty
Dan-related plates, let me know and I'll try and stop by to meet you and
photograph your vehicle.
I don't know if I've talked this before, but I am sponsoring a guy named
Robert who was into the Dead scene but is now trying to cleanse himself
of his decal and bumpersticker habit. Robert has found it helpful to set
up a web page to talk about his addiction,
in hopes it might insprire others to change. Please help him as you help