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Date: Mon, December 30, 2019, 21:45:59 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine. Uptown, Baby!

What's the hubub, bub?

I have been absent for a few days as I'm trying to finish up a (local) move, and keep my business going through the holidays. Such joy!

Clifford is correct. I was wrong. I admit I haven't been keeping a real close eye on Van's tours lately as he doesn't seem to be ever be performing anywhere where I'm likely to attend. It seems his US venues seem to avoid northeast Florida.

But I was recalling what I remembered from earlier this century. According to fmsetlist: 19 shows in 2010, 5 shows in 2011, for example. I mistakenly concluded he was keeping the same sort of schedule. I know fmsetlist makes a lot of mistakes, but I'm going to assume it's close enough on this sort of info.

I've been wrong before and I'm sure this won't be the last time.

With that said, I'll get back to my thankless fucking moving nightmare.

Happy New Year to everyone in the greater Dandom universe.


Date: Mon, December 30, 2019, 17:32:55 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Big Trev, many of us were stupefied long before that unadulterated contravention of The Dean, but, yes, perhaps we were all hunkered down waiting (hoping?) for the fur to fly. Alas, The Dean is too classy to take the bait.


Date: Mon, December 30, 2019, 12:04:06 ET
Posted by: Big Trev, Barcelona

See now thats what happens when somebody starts a post The Dean is wrong. A terrible, stupefied silence lasting for days. Ive just regained consciousness.

Happy Christm, er, happy holidays to all.


Date: Thurs, December 26, 2019, 22:54:33 ET
Posted by: Clifford, Southern California

The Dean is wrong when he states that "Van performs live very rarely compared to Don". Want proof? Go to Setlist.fm and you will see the large amount of gigs Van Morrison has performed. Yes, Steely Dan does more gigs than Van, but to say Van performs live very rarely is a complete misstatement. Van Morrison doesn't give a shit about what the audience wants to hear. He performs only 3 hit songs from his career. Namely Gloria, Brown Eyed Girl and Moondance. The rest of his setlist is comprised of songs from a new album he may be promoting or cuts that Van likes. Van's setlists changes all the time. I do agree with The Dean about "Van is incapable of NOT creating music". Van continues to crank out a new album every one or two years. He does this to please himself as a music artist.

For me, the roof caved in when Walter Becker passed away. When this tragedy occured, Donald cancelled all his tour dates with The Nightflyers and completely devoted himself to performing with Steely Dan with a heavy emphasis on hit songs. I always thought The Nightflyers project was our only hope of getting Donald to write new material. But who knows? Maybe Donald will give us another album.


Date: Thurs, December 26, 2019, 18:18:33 ET
Posted by: FF, D2

My candidate for the worse cover ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqANDWOHryY


Date: Thurs, December 26, 2019, 04:20:50 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Happy Holidays to the Greater Dandom, Bluebookers, and Danfans in general!
Peace


Date: Wed, December 25, 2019, 21:20:32 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Fagen talked about writing - or rather, not writing - on one of the podcasts he was on recently. Said he felt that he was repeating himself too much these days, and something about it being difficult for him in the current political climate. For a while I thought he had at least one more in him, but after the interview I'm not so sure.


Date: Wed, December 25, 2019, 14:48:20 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine. Uptown, Baby!

Jim, I experienced Van's live spottiness a few times, but that was long ago. Since the 90s he's killed every time I've seen him (5 times, maybe). Since he cleaned up he seems to have fewer off nights.

Your post is the first I've heard about the death of Van's "love child". I cringed when that was the term used in first the article I found about the tragedy. As private as Van is, that had to really cause him pain.

I agree, Van likes to stay busy, probably in some part due to his internal iseues. But I think the biggest driver might be that Van is incapable of NOT creating music. While I doubt his newer releases make much money, I also doubt they loses much either.

Don seems to be driven to perform, these days. (Van perfoms live very rarely compared to Don.) Hopefully he'll get the inspiration to create and record again. It won't make him any richer, but I doubt he'll go broke doing it, either.

Merry Christmas to the Greater Dandom.


Date: Wed, December 25, 2019, 13:33:04 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

It's okay Jim, I can just about make out a Christmas tree and the letter 'Y' so I suspect we can fill in the blanks.

I'll have a look again later when the young 'uns have departed and I've made serious inroads into bottle of Talisker. I suspect all will become clear then.



.....it's the thought that counts!


Date: Wed, December 25, 2019, 10:15:16 ET
Posted by: The Greater Dandom,

Poops!

Sorry about that! Not spam, but rather some ASCII art Christmas wish is gone seriously wrong technically. Please ignore.


Date: Wed, December 25, 2019, 10:14:01 ET
Posted by: The Greater Dandom,


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Date: Tues, December 24, 2019, 10:53:34 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

BTW: the last time I saw him 10 years ago, he had security kick anyone out who is attempting to record or take photos. I was totally shocked, especially given the trans with Donald, Bob Dylan, and others, that Van resist a bit --Cell phone cameras held up the entire show throughout. But anyway, as some of you know, I have an automated Van Morrison discussion list that I run with a couple people, one in the Netherlands and another in San Francisco. It's not quite the Dandom Digest, however, it is automated and has some alerts about when there might be shows. Message me privately if you want more details.


Date: Tues, December 24, 2019, 10:50:56 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Dean:

I pretty much agree.

Regarding Van Morrison, I certainly don't know what his cash flow situation is like, although he did have his marriage to Michele Rocha end in the past few years. That said, I sincerely Believe a huge raise and he continues to record and tour is that it keeps him from depression For which he is known to suffer severely. And that whole saga surrounding the death of baby Van Morrison, Jr a few years back would be enough to put me over the edge. So I think it keeps him going. He kind of says so as much in his albums. I saw him this past April for the first time in 10 years. Because he's kind of unpredictable, I don't travel to see him. I was surprised at what a great show he put on. My only complaint was that the audience, most of whom seemed to be under the age of 35, were the most talkative people I've ever heard at a concert. The conversation kept leaning towards, "Will he play '*Black* Eyed Girl'?" You get the idea, although I am pleased to see much younger fans so the legacy continues.


Date: Mon, December 23, 2019, 13:55:20 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine

I'm of the opinion Steely Dan shouldn't/can't/won't release an album of "new" material. Steely Dan, as a song writing team, no longer exists. For strictly business purposes they tour as Steely Dan. I can accept that, as Walt has said actually playing on the albums wasn't that important to he and Don. An "official" album of unreleased material would be acceptable. But I seriously doubt Don would want any part of that.

OTOH I think we may get another one (or two) solo albums from Don. Forget The Who, Van Morrison seems to release 1-2 albums a year. Damn he must be going broke.


Date: Sat, December 21, 2019, 22:36:59 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Your daily dose of AUDIO CRACK from Andy Platts

Young Gun Silver Fox

https://youtu.be/MZLx6NdKaZc

Mamas Gun

https://youtu.be/mdO1yL8afjg

https://youtu.be/IOGYC4ours0

https://youtu.be/cJ7opwG7OdU


Fagen needs to record one more - either with the Steely Dan band or the Nightflyers.

It wouldn't make any difference, but for sales I'd have no problem releasing it as Steely Dan.


Date: Sat, December 21, 2019, 10:28:27 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia

Has anyone watched this video about the lost Gaucho yet? Its amazing the amount of detailed Steely Dan videos popping up on YouTube lately. Someone really put in a lot of time and effort for something that cant possibly be interesting to anyone besides my fellow Dan Uber Fans here on the book.

https://youtu.be/RKvQYgvcOPw


Date: Wed, December 18, 2019, 14:10:37 ET
Posted by: ,

Grant, as much as I'd like to agree with you, Donald released Sunken Condos knowing it wasn't going to be making $$. And I'll give him credit for not releasing solo material under the Dan name.

Frankly, he'd probably take a loss releasing a solo album at this point. I don't really blame him for not doing so, though I'd love it if he did. I think we'll get another album or two out of him at some point.


Date: Tues, December 17, 2019, 18:09:17 ET
Posted by: rock, r

Speaking of The Who, today is the anniversary of their final North American concert in 1982. It was billed as such anyway.


Date: Sun, December 15, 2019, 18:48:08 ET
Posted by: Grant, Sacramento CA

Steely Dan and The Who are two of the most nonprolific bands in rock history. Yet, The Who released a new album on December 6 and its pretty damn good. Why can't Donald Fagen/Steely Dan release a new album of new material too? Yeah, I know, because Donald feels there's no point if he makes no profit. But still, I hope Donald gives us one last album.


Date: Wed, December 11, 2019, 16:24:03 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Here's the latest Dandom Digest covering. If you subscribe via email and did not receive it, check your spam/junk mailbox; if it's not in your in box or spam/junk mailbox, email me at jjmckay at me dot com. Thank you for your support.

Jim
aka hoops

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DANDOM DIGEST

November 16-December 11, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 12

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

December Shows Rescheduled For May
Latest WB Demo, Newsletter
Ring In 2020 With Michael Leonhart on NPR
Another New Book About SD Due 2.28.2020
Catherine Russell Up for Grammy!
Catherine Russell Up for Grammy!!
Keith Plays & Talks Shop
Steely Dan Orchestra Fan Holiday Shopping Guide
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
Randy Newman Likes DF
Corrections

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Subject: December Shows Rescheduled For May

The Steely Dan shows scheduled for the end of December have been rescheduled for late May 2020. Will that mean an early summer tour in 2020? Only Donald's hairdresser knows for sure.

More details:

https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1

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Subject: Latest WB Demo, Newsletter

The latest Walter Becker is out...with the added bonus of an "11 Tracks of Whack"-era demo, "War."

The link to "War" is at https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/war-baby

To sign up for the Official Walter Becker newsletter or to change your subscription info,
http://walterbecker.com/news.html#subscribe

While we're at it, the Official Walter Becker website is at http://walterbecker.com

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Subject: Ring In 2020 With Michael Leonhart on NPR "Toast of the Town"

Ring in 2020 with a Michael Leonhart Orchestra performance from NYC's Jazz Standard. The "Toast of the Town" show will air on WBGO and many other NPR stations right after midnight. Special guest, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, is also featured.

Check your local NPR website for time and streaming information.

What a year 2020 is going to be. Start it right with MSO. The show promises to be a blast!

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From: Greg Verner
Date: November 27 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Another New Book About SD Due 2.28.2020

The latest in the "Every Album, Every Song" book series is due for release on Feb 28, 2020. Author Jez Rowden's latest looks somewhat similar to the Steely Dan FAQ book talking about every song and album.

We've not previewed a copy so we have no opinion, but you can pre-order at https://www.amazon.com/Steely-Dan-Every-album-every/dp/1789520436/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=every+album%2C+every+song+steely+dan&qid=1576035470&sr=8-1

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From: Joan K. Smith
Date: November 20 at 8:14 AM
Subject: Catherine Russell Up for Grammy!

YEEESSSS! Grammy nominations just announced. Catherine Russell once again up for Best Jazz Vocal Album for "Alone Together."

This is her year, I predict!

Buy at: http://www.catherinerussell.net/listen.php

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Date: Wed, November 20, 2019, 17:15:16 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA
Subject: Catherine Russell Up for Grammy!!

Some Dangential news:

Catherine Russell's latest release has been nominated for a Grammy award; see link and excerpt below.

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2020-grammy-awards-complete-nominees-list#10

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.

THIRSTY GHOST
Sara Gazarek

LOVE & LIBERATION
Jazzmeia Horn

ALONE TOGETHER
Catherine Russell

12 LITTLE SPELLS
Esperanza Spalding

SCREENPLAY
The Tierney Sutton Band

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From: Doug Edwards
Date: November 20 at 12:51 AM
Subject: Keith Plays & Talks Shop

An hour of Keith playing and talking shop.
Amazing stuff, even for non-drummers, or even non-musicians!

https://youtu.be/Lv8k3Y3hMoQ

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Subject: Steely Dan Fan Holiday Shopping Guide

Jim Beard/Jon Herington
"Chunks and Chairknobs"
Buy at: http://www.jonherington.com/store.html

Keith Carlock
Buy All Kinds of Stuff: http://keithcarlock.com/buy/

LaTanya Hall
"Say Yes"
Buy at: http://latanyahall.com/album/la-tanya-hall-say-yes-coming-november-8th-2019/

Jay Leonhart with Tomoko Ohno & Vito Lesczak
"Joy"
Buy at: https://jayleonhartbass.bandcamp.com/album/joy

Michael Leonhart Orchestra
"Suite Extracts, Vol. 1"
Buy at: https://michaelleonhart.bandcamp.com/

Roger Rosenberg
"Baritonality"
Buy at: https://www.amazon.com/Baritonality-Roger-Rosenberg/dp/B002F3BPF4

Catherine Russell
"Alone Together"
Buy at: http://www.catherinerussell.net/listen.php

Walt Weiskopf European Quartet
"Worldwide"
Buy at:
https://waltweiskopf.com/product/european-quartet-worldwide/
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/waltweiskopfeuropeanquartet

Monkey House (featuring Don Breithaupt)
"Friday" (featuring a cover of "Book of Liars")
Buy at http://www.almarecords.com/releases/#26 or Amazon.com

Chicago featuring the song writing of Don Breithaupt
"Chicago Christmas 2019"
Features the track, "All Over The World" co-written by MonkeyH House's Don Breithaupt
Buy at: Target, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
More: https://chicagotheband.com/js_albums/chicago-christmas/

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Subject: Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

The Dandom Digest would like to support your new album release by sending a special edition of the Dandom Digest. The Dandom Digest wants to do its part to help get the word out about your labor of love. The Dandom Digest goes to approximately 1,750 hardcore Steely Dan fans. Email jjmckay at me.com for info when the release is approaching. Thank you!

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Date: Tues, November 26, 2019, 00:35:29 ET
Posted by: Jack, G
Subject: Randy Newman Likes DF

Randy Newman is a fan of Donald Fagen, but not Elvis Costello.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/randy-newman-isnt-kidding-105561/

Glad to hear somebody say it. I could never get into Elvis.

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Subject: Corrections

Special thanks to those who offered corrections to the last regular Dandom Digest:

* The last regular Dandom Digest listed the October 21, 2019 show at Hackensack, NJ. It was actually at Red Bank, NJ.

* Also: Joan Smith writes:
"I don't know who gave that setlist for Philly night #3 (11/9) but I was there and they *didn't play* Any Major Dude but *did* play King of the World"

The Dandom Digest--written by, about, and for you, the dear Steely Dan reading this and not any past or current Steely Dan members or associates-stands corrected

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PRETZEL LOGIC

"Santa Claus came in late last night
Drunk on Christmas wine
Fell down hard in the driveway
Hung his bag out on the laundry line
There's a Cobra Gunship for his golden boy
And there's a Hello Kitty for his pride and joy"

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Date: Tues, December 10, 2019, 11:06:04 ET
Posted by: OrangeTom, No Longer Back Woods

Finally saw the Aja classic album doc yesterday. Wish it had been longer. Would have loved to hear a lot more about the Wayne Shorter solo, for example. And were Donald and Walter goofing on us when they described Black Cow as a soda fountain drink? I always thought it was alcohol-based.

Rare Gary Katz sighting.

None of my business, but I would love to know how much $$$ it took to get such participation from our heroes and the other musicians. Pretty stellar lineup.


Date: Mon, December 09, 2019, 10:05:13 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

Thanks, Doc! I am excited to dig deeper into Bluey, Incognito and more Mamas Gun.


Date: Sat, December 07, 2019, 20:18:21 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

New Walter Becker media newsletter out. Includes the new track clip, auction update.

https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/war-baby


Date: Fri, December 06, 2019, 23:43:13 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Here's another nice one from Mamas Gun. combining R&B, jazz, and that late 60s pop sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mgDzzaL5pE


Aja1: Check out Incognito, Bluey's vehicle group, as well:

https://youtu.be/KVxj7Hjo7pc

https://youtu.be/hHol9SMTWuc

Bluey is the guy sitting with the bass on the album cover. He can deliver.

https://youtu.be/YCnuOjPAwXE


Date: Fri, December 06, 2019, 10:45:06 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

Doc, where has Bluey been my whole life?? Another great recommendation!


Date: Thurs, December 05, 2019, 16:36:17 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Bluey is another amazing artist that has been around for years (Incognito). There's a real Brit wave of jazz/pop going on underground - out there on youtube and internet radio.


Date: Thurs, December 05, 2019, 16:34:33 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Aja - That's very retro. 1971. Really elegant recording...very Thom Bell.

Mama's Gun is a nice mix ot old school and new. You might like Tom Misch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1N_wbhAfQ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Q7d0CtYyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzEYcR2VtM


In the end, it's about the chord progressions, harmonies and musicianship. The feel is key as well.

I played Gaucho for my Dad once, a big band type. "Sounds like they've practiced." That was about as much as you could get from him about music recorded after 1958 (IGY).





Jordan Rakei

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OVYBL0Jpzs



Bluey is another amazing artists that has been around for years (Incognito). There's a real Brit wve of jazz/pop.


https://youtu.be/hbvcC_NY79w

https://youtu.be/QCC5cqYydQc




Date: Thurs, December 05, 2019, 10:41:14 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

Thanks for the recommendation Doc, Mamas Gun is greatcstuff! I wish we got more Danophile-approved music recommendations here. I believe that we all have a common genetic trait that connects us musically and so we should share what we like!

Related to Mamas Gun is Durand Jones and the Indications. Throw-back music with soul and funk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goZ992JL9no&list=PLM985JCgqCxtaTvQk_cTKaPl0BEslc3vi


Date: Wed, December 04, 2019, 01:45:14 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Fagen would dig these guys - Mama's Gu brings the sloul/jaxx heat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzwPjGABBD0


Date: Tues, December 03, 2019, 21:20:52 ET
Posted by: Dandom, NYC

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Date: Tues, December 03, 2019, 21:00:24 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Yeah, Mama's Gun is more my thing...heavy soul influence, a little Laura Nyo/5th Dimension pop, Swing Out Sister kinda stuff...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKq4SXlKwEU


Date: Tues, December 03, 2019, 20:32:29 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande

Merlin,

Andy Platt's Mama's Gun has more of Steely Dan-like chord changes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBmM9rhH8AQ


The other part of Young Gun Silver Fox Shawn Lee brings that studio analog sound...more like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.


Date: Sun, December 01, 2019, 10:44:34 ET
Posted by: Steve Martin, Scotland

I think it was someone on here that gave us the heads up about
YGSF a couple of years ago. The tune 'you can feel it" clinched it for me and I've bought both their albums.Unashamedly "yacht rock'and pretty good live too. Good call giving folks that maybe missed the original post that link.


Date: Sat, November 30, 2019, 13:28:22 ET
Posted by: Merlin, New York

A man called The Real Music Observer is ranting on YouTube about "Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Had a Baby called Young Gun Silver Fox". Link below:

youtube/watch?v=AJ0kSy_47tY


Date: Wed, November 27, 2019, 17:25:46 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Okay, in the interests of balance I'll post a vote in favour of Elvis Costello. Everyday I write the book is the #1 song I wish I had been talented enough to write (all SD/Don and Walt doesn't count here as I'm not a complete fantasist!) Indoor Fireworks is also a beautiful, beautiful song. However, my love of Everyday I write the Book may be largely down to appreciation of the Bruce Thomas bassline which I think would have got a smile and a nod of recognition from James Jamerson....


Date: Wed, November 27, 2019, 08:18:45 ET
Posted by: Nik, Out there

Just got the Elton John and Steve Lukather books. They each quote Don Henleys quote about Irving Azoff being their Satan.


Date: Tues, November 26, 2019, 19:12:06 ET
Posted by: Pablo, Michigan

I agree with Jack. Elvis Costello is tremendously overrated as a songwriter. The only album I like from him is "Painted From Memory" with BUrt Bacharach.


Date: Tues, November 26, 2019, 17:49:13 ET
Posted by: Jack, G

Luke gets a lot of screen time in the I Love LA video.


Date: Tues, November 26, 2019, 17:11:00 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Jack. Nice find. 1983.

Can't blame for using Lukather and Toto sidemen, though on Trouble in Paradise.


"He is particularly fond of the members of Toto, the best players of rock & roll ever. "


Date: Tues, November 26, 2019, 00:35:29 ET
Posted by: Jack, G

Randy Newman is a fan of Donald Fagen, but not Elvis Costello.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/randy-newman-isnt-kidding-105561/

Glad to hear somebody say it. I could never get into Elvis.


Date: Sun, November 24, 2019, 14:58:36 ET
Posted by: Stephen Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Nathan, I'll try to win some via radio station contests, but won't spend money on it. They're good and Michael is great, but money is always tight.


Date: Fri, November 22, 2019, 22:00:49 ET
Posted by: Nathan, Los Angeles CA

Is anybody planning to see the Michael McDonald-Doobies Brothers reunion tour next year? I'll probably go. I hope they play all Michael McDonald Doobie songs, but that's just wishful thinking.


Date: Wed, November 20, 2019, 17:15:16 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA

Some Dangential news:

Catherine Russell's latest release has been nominated for a Grammy award; see link and excerpt below.

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/2020-grammy-awards-complete-nominees-list#10

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.

THIRSTY GHOST
Sara Gazarek

LOVE & LIBERATION
Jazzmeia Horn

ALONE TOGETHER
Catherine Russell

12 LITTLE SPELLS
Esperanza Spalding

SCREENPLAY
The Tierney Sutton Band


Date: Wed, November 20, 2019, 14:31:37 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Hipster clickbait-cum-"new music journalism" website PICHFORK gets with the times, favorably reviews some things we know and love:

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/steely-dan-aja


Date: Tues, November 19, 2019, 08:11:41 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Jim Beard/Jon Herington Chunks and Chairknobs arrived yesterday. Lots of interesting interplay between piano and guitar (it's pure piano and guitar, no accompaniment). Lots of interesting chords and changes. Nobody shows off. It's two skilled musicians, comfortable playing with each other and off of each other, making some good music.


Date: Sun, November 17, 2019, 10:44:56 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

If you missed your chance to score some of Walter Becker's collection during the original Julien's auction, there is a supplemental online only auction in process for some additional items. It concludes on December 9. We'll see if some of this winds up being a little more affordable.

https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/326


Date: Sat, November 16, 2019, 11:08:42 ET
Posted by: Austin, On The Road, Again

************** ACL Shows ****************

These events have been rescheduled from December 29th & 30th, 2019 to May 26th & 27th, 2020.

Original tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds at point of purchase only.


Date: Sat, November 16, 2019, 01:00:08 ET
Posted by: Abe, N

Hackensack?

Red Bank.


Date: Fri, November 15, 2019, 22:31:32 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Here's the latest Dandom Digest covering. If you subscribe via email and did not receive it, check your spam/junk mailbox; if it's not in your in box or spam/junk mailbox, email me at jjmckay at me dot com. Thank you for your support.

Jim
aka hoops

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DANDOM DIGEST

October 9--November 15, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 10

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

OUT TODAY! Beard/Herington, Chunks/Chairknobs
OUT TODAY! Jay Leonhart's "Joy"
OUT NOW! LaTanya Hall: "Say Yes"
OUT NOW! Buy Now! Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Suite Extracts, Vol. 1
Walt Weiskopf "No Static" Meet+Greet in Shirley, MA
OUT NOW! Monkey House's Don Breithaupt Co-Writes with Chicago

"WHAT-AM-I-BID?" NOW LIVE! "PedalMania": Online-Only WB Estate Auction
Billlboard: WB Auction Fetches $3.3M
CultureSonar: What Happened at the WB Auction?
Re: CultureSonar: What Happened at the WB Auction?

AXS: Schaffer-Fagen Episode
Re: AXS TV: Schaffer-Fagen Episode
Re: AXS TV: Schaffer-Fagen Episode
ICYMI: Leo Sidran Interviews DF
Gadd Talks About Aja
Omartian on SD, Gold Teeth II
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
Steely Dan TOUR UPDATE

SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

SPOILER SPOTLIGHT: 10/30 Boston "Outstanding"
SPOILER: 10/11 Rochester
SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC
Re: SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC
Re: SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC
SPOILER: 10/16 Beacon Theatre Night 2, NYC
Re: SPOILER: 10/16 Beacon Theatre Night 2, NYC
SPOILER: 10/18 Beacon Theatre Night 3, NYC
Re: SPOILER: 10/18 Beacon Theatre Night 3, NYC
SPOILER: 10/19 Beacon Theatre Night 4, NYC
SPOILER: 10/21 Hackensack
SPOILER: 10/22 Beacon Theatre Night 5*, NYC
Re: SPOILER: 10/22 Beacon Theatre Night 5*, NYC
Boston Media on SD Shows
SPOILER: 10/25 Boston Night 1
SPOILER: 10/26 Boston Night 2
Re: SPOILER: 10/26 Boston Night 2
SPOILER: 10/29 Boston Night 3
Re: SPOILER: 10/29 Boston Night 3
SPOILER: 10/30 Boston Night 4
SPOILER: 11/1 Boston Night 5
SPOILER: 11/2 Uncasville, CT
SPOILER: 11/6 Philly Night 1
SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 2
Re: SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 2
SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 3
SPOILER: 11/11 Bethlehem

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Subject: OUT TODAY! Buy Now! Beard/Herington, Chunks/Chairknobs

JIM BEARD/JON HERINGTON

New Album Featuring:

| Chunks and Chairknobs| Michael Leonhart
| Double Bind
| Baubles, Bangles and Beads
| Loose Blues
| Hope and Woe
| Hand to Hand
| Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
| Gaucho

BUY NOW AT:
http://www.jonherington.com/store.html

Its only natural that pianist Jim Beard and guitarist Jon Herington would strike the kind of special accord heard throughout this intimate duo encounter. Theyve shared countless hours in the studio over the years playing on each others albums, beginning with Beards 1990 debut SONG OF THE SUN and continuing through to Heringtons 2016 album ADULT ENTERTAINMENT. Theyve worked together as sidemen on recordings by bassist Victor Bailey, saxophonists Bill Evans and Bob Berg, drummer Dennis Chambers and brothers Michael and Randy Brecker. And theyve shared the bandstand on tour with Steely Dan for the past several years 20 for Herington, 11 for Beard. There are many, many records and gigs and times of our lives, said Herington, reflecting back on their musical partnership. Not only that, weve been sharing a studio ever since we got to New York, which is probably since 1987.

At the time of this writing, Beard and Herington had just come off a three week residency with Steely Dan at the Venetian in Las Vegas, so their Dan chops were polished to a bright sheen. But they were also basking in the after-glow of having recently recorded this superb duet album. And though guitar and piano

Check out the rest of the story at

http://www.jonherington.com/beardherington.html

Beard and Herinton talk about their new collaboration, "Chuncks and Chairknobs," as well as Steely Dan, and moreon YouTube

https://youtu.be/euklbIfq414

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Subject: OUT TODAY! Buy Now! Jay Leonhart's "Joy"

Jay Leonhart with Tomoko Ohno & Vito Lesczak
"Joy"

I have been a fan of Jay Leonhart long before Michael and Carolyn. Aside from being Michael and Carolyn's father, Jay is perhaps best known in the Greater Dandom as the bassist on all the tracks the "Marian McPartland: Steely Dan" as well as his contributions to Donald's "Sunken Condos." But for decades, Jay and Donald have been friends.

I don't think everybody knows that Jay Leonhart Is also a humorist as well as a brilliant musician and composer. Jay's lyrics are funny like Donald Fagen and Steely Dan lyrics. It's pretty clear how Donald and Jay and the Leonharts are like family.

You'll certainly want to get his latest, out today, November 15, 2019. Buy it on the usual music services like Apple, or as a physical CD from Sunnyside Records at https://jayleonhartbass.bandcamp.com/album/joy

From the aforementioned web page:
"The great Jay Leonhart has always shown a deft touch on his instrument, the double bass. It would be fair to say that he is equally skilled at turning a phrase. Leonharts storytelling in word and low tones is sure to delight on his new recording, Joy, a wonderful collection of jazz-inflected art songs . . . . . Jay Leonhart is a bard of bass and locution. His Joy spins his words and playing together with his wonderful trio in a continuation of his brilliantly buoyant storytelling through jazz." (Full review at https://jayleonhartbass.bandcamp.com/album/joy

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Subject: OUT NOW! Buy Now! LaTanya Hall: "Say Yes"

NEW ALBUM RELEASED NOVEMBER 8, 2019

La Tanya Hall SAY YES on Blue Canoe Records.

Say Yes" is La Tanya's first full-length album in a decade and a true reflection of her artistic spirit. She's joined here by pianist and producer Andy Milne and his Unison Trio made up of John Hbert on bass and drummer Clarence Penn. BUY IT NOW on Amazon.com, iTunes or any of your favorite digital music platforms.

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Subject: OUT NOW! Buy Now! Michael Leonhart Orchestra, Suite Extracts, Vol. 1

HEAR The New AlbumOUT NOW!

Buy The CD now!
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more!

Streaming Now!
Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more!

MICHAEL LEONHART ORCHESTRA, "Suite Extracts Vol. 1"
features a superb array of artists and dope arrangements.

Excerpted from https://michaelleonhart.bandcamp.com/ :

Hailed as "a blazing hot mess of awesome" by The New York City Jazz Record, the Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) traverses a huge swath of musical terrain, guided by the highly developed ears, ceaselessly omnivorous tastes and playful yet meticulous artistry of its leader, Michael Leonhart. Following their 2018 debut album The Painted Lady Suite, MLO (released) their second full length album, Suite Extracts Vol. I on August 30, via Sunnyside Records. . . . . . . .
Leonharts approach to the MLO cannot but be informed by his many other activities and wide-ranging credits: hes a top-level jazz trumpeter and longtime member of Steely Dan; a gifted and distinctive pianist; a singer, songwriter and film composer; a session player with credits including the Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson megahit "Uptown Funk"; an accomplished orchestrator (Nels Clines Lovers) and producer (Donald Fagens Sunken Condos, Sachal Vasandanis Slow Motion Miracles). The polyglot musical worldview Leonhart has developed as a result stamps the MLOs work at every moment.

Read the full overview at https://michaelleonhart.bandcamp.com/

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Subject: Walt Weiskopf "No Static" Meet+Greet in Shirley, MA

November 23, 2019, 8 PM.

A very special Meet & Greet with Walt Weiskopf of Steely Dan before the No Static show on Saturday night.

There will be a short small group performance with Walt. He will then speak and answer questions (send your questions HERE).

Come and have a photo with Walt, get photos, CDs, etc. signed and chat awhile with Walt before his Saturday night performance with No Static, the Steely Dan tribute band.

Walt Weiskopf: Saxophonist, composer and author who played with both Steely Dan and The Donald Fagan Band.

Walt began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1981 at the age of 21. Since then, he has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with 20 critically-acclaimed CDs and countless sideman credits.
He has also performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.
Buy Tickets

For more info and tickets, see https://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com

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Subject: OUT NOW! Monkey House's Don Breithaupt Co-Writes with Chicago

Neil Donell and Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House, co-wrote the new Chicago single, "All Over The World"! Featured on Chicago's 4th holiday album, "Chicago Christmas 2019," you can get it at Target, iTunes, Amazon, etc.

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Subject:"WHAT-AM-I-BID?" NOW LIVE! "PedalMania": Online-Only WB Estate Auction

From: SM, MK

Date: Nov 14, 2019

So many pedals. and a few more gorgeous guitars (and more)! The online-only portion of the Walter Becker Estate auction is now live!

JULIENSLIVE.COM
Walter Becker Online Only Auction
Walter Becker Online Only Auction(#3264) 12/09/2019 11:00 AM PST Auction info Advanced Search

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Date: Mon, October 21, 2019, 21:02:30 ET
Posted by: Billlboard: WB Auction Fetches $3.3M

Steely Dan's #WalterBecker estate auction fetches $3.3M on hundreds of guitars, amps & more

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8533659/steely-dan-walter-becker-estate-auction-guitars-amps

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Date: October 28 at 7:04 AM
Subject: CultureSonar: What Happened at the WB Auction?

Written by Anthony Robustelli

CULTURESONAR.COM
What Happened At The Walter Becker Guitar Auction?
A recent auction of guitars and other instruments owned by Steely Dan's Walter Becker had some interesting moments. And buyers.

https://www.culturesonar.com/what-happened-at-the-walter-becker-guitar-auction

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Subject: Re: CultureSonar: What Happened at the WB Auction?
From: Bob Frank
Date: October 31, 2019

I followed the auction and even bid on a few things but the prices went way beyond market value or what made sense. Celebrity instrument auctions often do that. People want to own something that belonged to someone they liked and admired. The best example I can give: In the Neil Young auction his soldering iron went for 800 bucks.

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Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 20:36:01 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia
Subject: AXS: Schaffer-Fagen Episode

Thoughts on the Paul Schaffer-Fagen episode? It seems like it was a full hour on Sirius and they cut it down to a half hour for TV. I hope we can check out the full hour at some point.

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From: J.S.
Subject: Re: AXS TV: Schaffer-Fagen Episode

I thought it was a fun little lark. Best part was Fagens response to Shaffers This has been like school! (Fagen response [paraphrased from memory] Like school in 1953. Where youre looking out window at 3 pm waiting for it to end)

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From: Lucky Hank
Subject: Re: AXS TV: Schaffer-Fagen Episode

Maybe it was just me, but Paul talked too much, with not much room for Donald to say anything.

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Date: Thurs, October 10, 2019, 22:01:55 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach
Subject: ICYMI: Leo Sidran Interviews DF

Here's the link to the Leo Sidran podcast with Donald:

http://www.third-story.com/listen/donaldfagen

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From L.A. SixStrings Groh
Date: October 15 at 6:18 PM
Subject: Gadd Talks About Aja

This may be about as intimate as you can get about how and why Steve Gadd on the tune, Aja. Starts at 12:30.

YOUTUBE.COM
Steve Gadd - Music Makers Episode 107
Steve Gadd - Music Makers Episode 107 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsBg065VIaU Take a front row seat to fascinating conversations with top personalities i...


https://youtu.be/nsBg065VIaU

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Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 19:47:07 ET
Posted by: Gene, UT
Subject: Omartian on SD, Gold Teeth II

Interview with Michael Omartian. Some discussion about SD and YGT-II around the 17 minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgNl4TIzRqs
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Subject: Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

The Dandom Digest would like to support your new album release by sending a special edition of the Dandom Digest. The Dandom Digest wants to do its part to help get the word out about your labor of love. The Dandom Digest goes to approximately 1,750 hardcore Steely Dan fans. Email jjmckay at me.com for info when the release is approaching. Thank you!

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Subject: Steely Dan TOUR UPDATE

Steely Dan continues its latest fabulous tour. Dates started in the Great Lakes region and headed west in late September. After a late-September break, the tour resumed in October in New York State, NYC, CT and Boston and Philly. The November 5 date in Bethlehem has been postponed to November 11, making it the last date of the Fall tour.

The December 27 show in Thackerville, OK has been postponed to May 29, 2020.

Steely Dan Orchestra will play Austin City Limits Live on December 29 & 30. Since some of you have asked, as far as we know, there are no plans to tape this show.

Full details, including links to tickets at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1

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SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

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From: jwilliamlll@socal.rr.com
Sent: Monday November 4 2019 12:04:33PM
Subject: SPOILER SPOTLIGHT: 10/30 Boston "Outstanding"


SPOILER

Steely Dan at the (Boston) Orpheum
30 November 2019
Setlist and Brief Report

(No intro tonight)

Royal Scam (album) ~8:20 PM

Time Out Of Mind
Aja
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Black Friday
Dirty Work (Danettes rotating on vocals)
Keep That Same Old Feeling; Band Intros
Bodhisattva
My Old School

ENCORE: Reelin' In The Years

OUTRO: A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry ~10:15 PM

First, compliments to the great Boston crowd tonight. The band, and Donald in particular, likely fed off of this energy. Donald's voice was strong again tonight; I thought that Sign In Stranger and Haitian Divorce were two good examples. After Aja, Donald said something to the effect of: "Have you gotten your Halloween Costumes Yet? I am thinking of going as Rudy Giuliani. He's a scary guy." Later, when he announced that Dirty Work would be performed by "The Lovely Danettes", he followed with a concern about being "Me too'ed". I should mention here that Jamie Leonhart filled in for Catherine Russell tonight.

Tonight the sound was the best of the three nights we were there, probably because we were about dead center in the house, a bit in front of and to the left of the soundboard.

The versions of Kid Charlemagne, Sign In Stranger, and Green Earrings performed tonight were the same as performed during the other shows we have attended this year. This was our first time hearing Haitian Divorce with Jon on the talk box; this performance was to my ears very faithful to the original.

Thanks to Donald and the band for three outstanding album night performances, to the Boston fans, and to the Orpheum staff who found and returned the umbrella that I forgot.

SPOILER

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Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 10:53:32 ET
Posted by: Siri C., NY
Subject: SPOILER: 10/11 Rochester


Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Godwhacker, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Bodhisattva, Dirty Work, Green Earrings, Don't Take Me Alive, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Josie, Peg, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 23:06:43 ET
Posted by: Aja, Beacon N1
Subject: SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC

Aja

*

Sign In Stranger
Black Friday
Hey 19
Godwacker
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Wooden Ships**
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years**
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

**w/David Crosby

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Date: October 16 at 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC

"I was nervous as hell ...but they were all so supportive and into it ...really made it fine ...they are the best band ...and really nice people" ...David Crosby (on sitting in with Steely Dan last night)


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Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 20:37:50 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, NYC
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/15 Beacon Theatre Night 1, NYC

David Crosby sang the vocals on Wooden Ships. He and his third liver did a great job Conor did most of the lead in Woodstock fashion. A real fun surprise

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Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 23:05:58 ET
Posted by: Scammer, NYC
Subject: SPOILER: 10/16 Beacon Theatre Night 2, NYC

Beacon N2

The Royal Scam

*

Time Out Of Mind
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Dirty Work
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Wooden Ships**
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years **
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

**w/David Crosby

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Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 14:36:19 ET
Posted by: Steely Cal, NY
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/16 Beacon Theatre Night 2, NYC

Scam night featured mostly faithful recreations. Yes, Bronx Boy is correct; there were some solos that were added or extended, but there were no radical departures like the Club Mix to which Chris referred.

To my ears, the most notable change to the arrangements on Scam night was in Black Friday. It was fairly subtle, but the feel of the arrangement was shifted to something that was more a straight blues. The triplet figure that is heard in keyboard in the opening moments of the studio version was de-emphasized, and the pulsing dotted rhythm that the bass carries in the verses was rewritten as a walking bass line that sounded on each beat. This served to make the bass line more prominent in the overall mix of the song. Although not earth-shaking, these changes gave the Black Friday arrangement a much bluesier feel.

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Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 00:26:16 ET
Posted by: By Popular Demand, 10/18/19
Subject: SPOILER: 10/18 Beacon Theatre Night 3, NYC

Beacon N3

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Show Biz Kids
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
The Boston Rag
King of the World
Dirty Work
Godwhacker
Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
Gaucho
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 10:04:49 ET
Posted by: Dave from Acquisitions, Long Island
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/18 Beacon Theatre Night 3, NYC

Brooklyn was played and, to my ear, Connie sounded a lot like David Palmer. Also worth mentioning that this was only the seventh time since 74 that King of the World was played (according to setlist.fm). A bunch of folks were shouting out requests for Dr. Wu. Considering the current state of affairs, I was hoping Don would give Godwhacker a rest in favor of Everything Must Go, but no dice. Certainly no complaints, though. Not quite the revelation of the rarities night of 2011, but still an historic night!

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Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 07:43:27 ET
Posted by: Maxine, NYC
Subject: SPOILER: 10/19 Beacon Theatre Night 4, NYC

Beacon N4

The Nightfly

*

Sign In Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out Of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 00:31:13 ET
Posted by: 1, 2, 3, Basie, NJ
Subject: SPOILER: 10/21 Hackensack

10/21/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Green Earrings, Dirty Work, Don't Take Me Alive, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry.

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Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 23:12:36 ET
Posted by: Ali, NYC, NY
Subject: SPOILER: 10/22 Beacon Theatre Night 5*, NYC

Beacon N5*

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
New Frontier
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Things I Miss the Most
Time Out of Mind
Razor Boy
Black Cow
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Josie
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Dirty Work
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Die

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Date: October 23 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/22 Beacon Theatre Night 5*, NYC

JAMBASE.COM
Steely Dan Welcomes Jenny Lewis At Beacon Finale
Steely Dan's Beacon Theatre residency finale featured a guest appearance from Jenny Lewis and a pair of 2019 debuts.

https://www.jambase.com/article/steely-dan-jenny-lewis-beacon

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Date: October 29 at 8:38 AM
Subject: Boston Media on SD Shows

BOSTONHERALD.COM
Fagen finesse makes Steely Dan show a standout
If Donald Fagen had been born in 1900, he would have been another Cole Porter or Duke Ellington (Steely Dan always had more swing and Tin Pan Alley to its aesthetic than big-bottomed classic rock).

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/10/29/fagen-finesse-makes-steely-dan-show-a-standout

At the Orpheum, Steely Dans Aja is just the appetizer
By Terence Cawley Globe Correspondent,Updated October 26, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Even after the 2017 death of co-leader Walter Becker, Steely Dan marches on, singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen having vowed to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band. Which brings us to their current tour, in which the Dan sets up multi-night residencies at theaters and plays a different album each night. Friday evening, the band kicked off its

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2019/10/26/arts/orpheum-steely-dans-aja-is-just-appetizer

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Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 22:52:51 ET
Posted by: Orphy, Pah-kin the cah
Subject: SPOILER: 10/25 Boston Night 1

Boston N1

Aja

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
The Boston Rag
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Beg

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Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 22:53:43 ET
Posted by: R. Baby, Corner of Wicked and Awesome Place
Subject: SPOILER: 10/26 Boston Night 2

Boston N2

The Nightfly

*

Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Razor Boy
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Sun, October 27, 2019, 12:34:37 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/26 Boston Night 2

Fantastic show last night!! Hearing all of The Nightly performed live was a first for me and it was perfect! Sound quality was great - at least from where we sat. Aja got a standing ovation from most everyone in the crowd. There were several by the end of the night!

Herington handled most of the lead work on guitar. They flat tore a brand new ass into Bodhisattva!! That's really where Connor got to shine and Fagen looked like he was having a blast watching! It was by far the best version of that tune I've ever seen them play! Razor Boy was a surprise. It was great getting to see Sign In Stranger in it's entirety.

Carlock was very Carlockian! - which is to otherwise say EXCELLENT! My fiancee has always claimed that I'm her favorite drummer....I'm afraid last night changed all of that!

Fagen did make some mention about how much he loves playing this city. Like I said earlier - it was such a great show!! If my math is right, I think that was my 18th show since 93. I'm now really tempted to try and make 19 before they leave next week.

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Date: Tues, October 29, 2019, 23:06:48 ET
Posted by: Papi, 3rd World
Subject: SPOILER: 10/29 Boston Night 3

Boston N3

Gaucho

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Aja
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Josie
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Wed, October 30, 2019, 00:48:00 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Boston, MA
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 10/29 Boston Night 3


While this show wasn't a sellout, the energy per fan made up for the lack of a full house, IMHO; this crowd sounded to me at least as loud as the Nightfly show last Saturday. Hat tip to the Boston fans; your reputation is well deserved.

Donald's voice was generally strong tonight, I thought; he missed a couple of words in the lyrics that I noticed, but nothing major. During "Hey 19" he said "It's nice to be back in Boston". Prior to the start of "Rikki", he mentioned something about "Jungle Noises".

My highlights for this show included the Gaucho title track, with the usual superb solos by Walt Weiskopf.

Another was Bodhisattva, with Jon taking the first solo and Connor finishing. Connor also performed most or all of the solo work on My Old School.


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Date: Wed, October 30, 2019, 22:10:33 ET
Posted by: Hamilton, One Place
Subject: SPOILER: 10/30 Boston Night 4

Boston N4

The Royal Scam

*

Time Out Of Mind
Aja
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Black Friday
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Boddhisatva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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Date: Fri, November 01, 2019, 23:46:47 ET
Posted by: Kumbayay, The Cape
Subject: SPOILER: 11/1 Boston Night 5

Boston N5

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Show Biz Kids
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
The Boston Rag
Time Out of Mind
Deacon Blues
Peg
Dirty Work
King of the World
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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Date: Sun, November 03, 2019, 10:22:53 ET
Posted by: Connie Cut, M Sun
Subject: SPOILER: 11/2 Uncasville, CT

11/02/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Black Friday, Any Major Dude Will Tell You, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Time Out of Mind, Black Cow, Peg, Dirty Work, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Pretzel Logic, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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DDate: Wed, November 06, 2019, 23:54:52 ET
Posted by: Phil Lee, The Met
Subject: SPOILER: 11/6 Philly Night 1

11/06/19

Aja

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
FM
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Fri, November 08, 2019, 23:51:08 ET
Posted by: Lee Phil, Met 2
Subject: SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 2

11/08/19

Gaucho

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Aja
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Sat, November 09, 2019, 01:07:42 ET
Posted by: Anymanleft, Rio Grande
Subject: Re: SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 2

14 years between Dan concerts is too long and I have no excuse. I've attended dozens of other concerts and shows in the interim. And even though Gaucho is not one of my favorite albums tonight's show restored my faith in the mystique that has always been associated in this amazing band. I first saw them in 96 when they started touring and again in 01,03 and 05.This time I wasn't sure how I would feel not seeing Walter in his usual place adding his guitar licks and vocals. But sometime during Third World Man I got a strong sensation he would be happy and proud his bandmates were carrying on the legacy he and Don had started so long ago. Don's voice sounded clear and strong and the Danettes have become the perfect compliment to him and are super soloists. Carlock embodies ever drummer that has ever played with SD and I can only imagine he keeps perfect time even in his sleep.Herrington has taken the guitar solos to a new level and has arranged some great nuances to them. He was joined tonight by Connor Kennedy, a newbie to the line-up and solid addition. Beard and Washington were great as they have been every other time I've seen them. And the horns were stellar, adding their tasty solos when called on. The almost 2 hours they played went by in the wink of an eye and now I look forward to seeing again, only this time I won't wait 14 years.Long live the Dan!

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Date: Sat, November 09, 2019, 23:58:48 ET
Posted by: T. Tiger, Met The 3rd
Subject: SPOILER: 11/8 Philly Night 3


11/09/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Black Friday
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Time Out of Mind
Black Cow
Peg
Dirty Work
Josie
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't supposed To Cry

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Date: Tues, November 12, 2019, 23:36:33 ET
Posted by: Mary, PA
Subject: SPOILER: 11/11 Bethlehem

(This show was postponed from 11/5/2019)

11/11/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey 19
Aja
Black Friday
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Time Out Of Mind
Deacon Blues
Peg
Dirty Work
Green Earrings
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Tues, November 12, 2019, 23:36:33 ET
Posted by: Mary, PA

11/11/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey 19
Aja
Black Friday
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Time Out Of Mind
Deacon Blues
Peg
Dirty Work
Green Earrings
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Sun, November 10, 2019, 17:53:47 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Good point DR-F.

"New" is definately very relative.

Think how old the New Testament must be. -


Date: Sun, November 10, 2019, 10:46:13 ET
Posted by: Donald Rumsfeld-Fagen, Anti-aging chamber

"Not one song from the two new albums."

One of those new albums turns 20 years old in a few months!


Date: Sun, November 10, 2019, 10:16:25 ET
Posted by: Geo, ME

Archived review of DF's 2006 Chicago concert. If only all reviews were nearly this thoughtful.


https://www.thomasconner.info/clips/fagen-relaxes-his-grip-makes-you-want-to-dance


Date: Sat, November 09, 2019, 23:58:48 ET
Posted by: T. Tiger, Met The 3rd

11/09/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Black Friday
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Time Out of Mind
Black Cow
Peg
Dirty Work
Josie
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't supposed To Cry


Date: Sat, November 09, 2019, 11:18:06 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia

Saw the Gaucho night at the Met last night. First time at the Met and cant say a bad thing about it. Good sight lines, great sound, perfectly behaved crowd. The biggest surprise of the show for me was Dons voice. He sounded clear and strong. Not straining nearly as much as Ive heard in the past. Maybe having a day off the day before helped? Kind of a weird set list all things considered. It was my 20th time seeing them I think but if you were a first timer- no Peg, Josie, Deacon Blues, Rikki, Do it Again. No Fagen solo stuff. Not one song from the two new albums. Hearing My Rival was cool as that was a first for me.


Date: Sat, November 09, 2019, 01:07:42 ET
Posted by: Anymanleft, Rio Grande

14 years between Dan concerts is too long and I have no excuse. I've attended dozens of other concerts and shows in the interim. And even though Gaucho is not one of my favorite albums tonight's show restored my faith in the mystique that has always been associated in this amazing band. I first saw them in 96 when they started touring and again in 01,03 and 05.This time I wasn't sure how I would feel not seeing Walter in his usual place adding his guitar licks and vocals. But sometime during Third World Man I got a strong sensation he would be happy and proud his bandmates were carrying on the legacy he and Don had started so long ago. Don's voice sounded clear and strong and the Danettes have become the perfect compliment to him and are super soloists. Carlock embodies ever drummer that has ever played with SD and I can only imagine he keeps perfect time even in his sleep.Herrington has taken the guitar solos to a new level and has arranged some great nuances to them. He was joined tonight by Connor Kennedy, a newbie to the line-up and solid addition. Beard and Washington were great as they have been every other time I've seen them. And the horns were stellar, adding their tasty solos when called on. The almost 2 hours they played went by in the wink of an eye and now I look forward to seeing again, only this time I won't wait 14 years.Long live the Dan!


Date: Fri, November 08, 2019, 23:51:08 ET
Posted by: Lee Phil, Met 2

11/08/19

Gaucho

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Aja
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


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Date: Wed, November 06, 2019, 23:54:52 ET
Posted by: Phil Lee, The Met

11/06/19

Aja

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
FM
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Wed, November 06, 2019, 12:14:12 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

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Date: Tues, November 05, 2019, 20:58:07 ET
Posted by: Jesus, Bethlehem

*** This event has been rescheduled to Monday, November 11 @ 7:30PM. Original tickets honored at doors. Refunds available at point of purchase. ***


Date: Tues, November 05, 2019, 19:32:51 ET
Posted by: Jive Miguel, Bogot

Just got a text from my cousin saying that SD show cancelled tonight.
Nobody knows why.

Any word?


Date: Tues, November 05, 2019, 16:32:21 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@the Dean.
Glad to hear you had fun,and got to meet with Gus and the Mrs. You're right, great people;and great music, make for a great show! Will send you a note soon. Peace


Date: Mon, November 04, 2019, 22:47:44 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Home at last! Just wanted to give my thanks to Gus for the joining me for a drink, and laying some pics on me. He's one of the great ones, for sure.

Also managed to meet up, very quickly with Pete and Shari, after the show on the way out.

Anyway, great show. So outrageous. Best post-Walter show I've seen and among the best SD shows I've been to. Though with that said, I suppose I haven't seen all that many post Walter shows.

Well, just wanted to say that, while my Dan love never really wanes, a show like this always manages to kick it into overdrive. Another friend of mine who attended (his and his date's first SD show) was blown away. I just heard from him. He said he's been a bit obsessed and just discovered he might feel a bit dirty when Hey 19 comes on in a grocery store. He's a great guy, he'll likely be hooked.


Date: Sun, November 03, 2019, 10:22:53 ET
Posted by: Connie Cut, M Sun

11/02/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Black Friday, Any Major Dude Will Tell You, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Time Out of Mind, Black Cow, Peg, Dirty Work, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Pretzel Logic, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Sun, November 03, 2019, 07:09:24 ET
Posted by: Joel, P

Is the name of this band, "Funway West", a nod to Fagen or was Fagen giving a nod to an existing jazz reference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tl9HbOg5EM


Date: Fri, November 01, 2019, 23:46:47 ET
Posted by: Kumbayay, The Cape

Boston N5

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Show Biz Kids
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
The Boston Rag
Time Out of Mind
Deacon Blues
Peg
Dirty Work
King of the World
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Pretzel Logic
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Fri, November 01, 2019, 14:50:06 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Gus, Papy, R. Baby, Orphy, and so many others:
Thank you for the show updates. Sounds like it's going great. Glad you get to be there.

Janet Bee, Dean, etc.:

I understand where you are coming from, but I'm a fan of Robbie Robertson's
"Contact from the Underworld of Redboy" (1998) and "How to Become Clairvoyant" (2011). As much as I obviously love Walter and his music, I simply think of Robbie Robertson and Van Morrison when I listen to "I Hear You Paint Houses" and the rest of "Sinematic." Logical followup to the previous RR albums.

Cheers,

Jim


Date: Wed, October 30, 2019, 22:10:33 ET
Posted by: Hamilton, One Place

Boston N4

The Royal Scam

*

Time Out Of Mind
Aja
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Black Friday
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Boddhisatva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry



Date: Wed, October 30, 2019, 00:48:00 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Boston, MA

Thanks for posting the setlist, Papi.

While this show wasn't a sellout, the energy per fan made up for the lack of a full house, IMHO; this crowd sounded to me at least as loud as the Nightfly show last Saturday. Hat tip to the Boston fans; your reputation is well deserved.

Donald's voice was generally strong tonight, I thought; he missed a couple of words in the lyrics that I noticed, but nothing major. During "Hey 19" he said "It's nice to be back in Boston". Prior to the start of "Rikki", he mentioned something about "Jungle Noises".

My highlights for this show included the Gaucho title track, with the usual superb solos by Walt Weiskopf.

Another was Bodhisattva, with Jon taking the first solo and Connor finishing. Connor also performed most or all of the solo work on My Old School.








Date: Tues, October 29, 2019, 23:06:48 ET
Posted by: Papi, 3rd World

Boston N3

Gaucho

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Aja
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Josie
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Mon, October 28, 2019, 11:04:56 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Boston, MA

A note to those of you who will be at the next two shows:

We were at the Orpheum box office this morning, and we were notified that the doors open at 6:30 PM, not 7:00 PM as was the case last Saturday. This applies for Royal Scam night as well. The opening act will again start at 7:30. The salesperson told me that Steely Dan should start at about 8:30, but on Saturday they started at about 8:15, so I recommend erring on the side of caution, especially since the security process was slow on Saturday.


Date: Sun, October 27, 2019, 22:23:06 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Thanks for the report, Josey. If you decide to go Wednesday, touch base via here.

Janet, seriously? That's freaking awesome. Two of my top artists.

Here's the tune in question"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzQCV4LQDV0

Let me just give my first impression (something I don't really want to be held to, as some music can change your opinion after repeated listening). I like it. Then again, Van can make almost any drivel listenable. He could sing the phone book of a foreign country, in the original language, and it would still sound good.

Had Walt sung Robbie's part, it would have been better. As much as I love RR, he should have his mouth taped shut anytime he's near a microphone, IMO. I believe I read somewhere The Band regularly had his mic turned off during songs in concert. Perhaps apocryphal, I understand.

I'll have to give it a dozen more listens over the next week or two, in order to really sort it out.


Date: Sun, October 27, 2019, 16:01:28 ET
Posted by: Janet Bee, New York

Robbie Robertson has collaborated with Van Morrison for a song on his new album - I hear you paint houses. Is it just me or are they channeling Walter? Reminds me so much of some of the songs on Circus Money.


Date: Sun, October 27, 2019, 12:34:37 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Fantastic show last night!! Hearing all of The Nightly performed live was a first for me and it was perfect! Sound quality was great - at least from where we sat. Aja got a standing ovation from most everyone in the crowd. There were several by the end of the night!

Herington handled most of the lead work on guitar. They flat tore a brand new ass into Bodhisattva!! That's really where Connor got to shine and Fagen looked like he was having a blast watching! It was by far the best version of that tune I've ever seen them play! Razor Boy was a surprise. It was great getting to see Sign In Stranger in it's entirety.

Carlock was very Carlockian! - which is to otherwise say EXCELLENT! My fiancee has always claimed that I'm her favorite drummer....I'm afraid last night changed all of that!

Fagen did make some mention about how much he loves playing this city. Like I said earlier - it was such a great show!! If my math is right, I think that was my 18th show since 93. I'm now really tempted to try and make 19 before they leave next week.


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 22:53:43 ET
Posted by: R. Baby, Corner of Wicked and Awesome Place

Boston N2

The Nightfly

*

Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Razor Boy
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 19:58:41 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I'd like to hear about the show in Red Bank, NJ if anyone here was there and would like to report about it. My wife is from there and we just got back from visiting there, but our visit started two or three days after the concert, sad to say.


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 13:19:27 ET
Posted by: Josey, Massachusetts

Hey Don Patrol - understood, Amigo! Still trying to decide on whether we're driving or training. If we train, we're at the mercy of the train schedule. Would rather not drive, but may have to.


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 13:00:35 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@ Josey. Too early!! Lol.


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 11:26:34 ET
Posted by: Josey, Massachusetts

What time are these shows typically ending?


Date: Sat, October 26, 2019, 01:18:48 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Looking forward to hearing from those in Boston for the shows,have fun,and tell us all about them. Hope people have a chance to meet up!
Peace


Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 23:27:27 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Boston

Regarding pre-show meetups, I will tentatively recommend the Beantown Pub on the south side of Tremont, about 800 feet from the entrance to the Orpheum if you believe the scale on Google Maps. We haven't been inside, but passed by it this evening and it was busy, but no more than I would expect for a Friday evening at the dinner hour. That said, I will defer to the recommendation of any local fans.

beantownpub.com

(617) 426-0111

Dean, We will be at Royal Scam Night as well; please contact me via e-mail at your convenience.


Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 22:52:51 ET
Posted by: Orphy, Pah-kin the cah

Boston N1

Aja

*

Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
The Boston Rag
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Beg


Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 14:36:19 ET
Posted by: Steely Cal, NY

In regard to the comments from Bronx Boy and Chris regarding arrangements, Scam night featured mostly faithful recreations. Yes, Bronx Boy is correct; there were some solos that were added or extended, but there were no radical departures like the Club Mix to which Chris referred.

To my ears, the most notable change to the arrangements on Scam night was in Black Friday. It was fairly subtle, but the feel of the arrangement was shifted to something that was more a straight blues. The triplet figure that is heard in keyboard in the opening moments of the studio version was de-emphasized, and the pulsing dotted rhythm that the bass carries in the verses was rewritten as a walking bass line that sounded on each beat. This served to make the bass line more prominent in the overall mix of the song. Although not earth-shaking, these changes gave the Black Friday arrangement a much bluesier feel.


Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 10:58:04 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Hey Dean, I'll be at The Nightfly show tomorrow night. I'm not sure about what's right around that area, but will try to scout it out before show if possible.


Date: Fri, October 25, 2019, 09:06:09 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Josey,

I'll be at the Orpheum on 10/30 for the Royal Scam show. I'm with a small group and the only out of towner. So I won't have a lot to say about where we go. But I'll have some influence. So please, if anyone knows of a pre-concert meetup. Please post it here.


Date: Thurs, October 24, 2019, 20:14:56 ET
Posted by: Updraught, Philly Area

For what it's worth, I recall hearing Walter say in a radio interview done years ago that "they" wrote the song Time Out Of Mind prior to moving from CA back to NY.


Date: Thurs, October 24, 2019, 17:35:23 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

I would assume the DJ was speculating. I would also think he's wrong. I'm sure when the song was written there were more than enough people,to inspire that song. Plus I don't think Donald would share that sort of thing openly. Just sayin'.
Peace


Date: Thurs, October 24, 2019, 15:32:22 ET
Posted by: J Nimitz,



A DJ on Sirius radio stated after he played Time Out of Mind, that DF wrote that song re WB at that time?

Is there any truth to this? Or is he just wrong?


Date: Thurs, October 24, 2019, 10:13:30 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Hey Dean - aren't you coming to Boston for one of the shows? Seems like I remember reading that anyway. If so, which one?


Date: Thurs, October 24, 2019, 08:35:20 ET
Posted by: Bookkeeper's Son, Florida

True Chris, but on the other hand songs like Show Biz Kids has been extensively reworked with that funky groove. Interesting dynamic:some songs are going back to recorded versions, others tuned up. Enjoyable either way in my book.


Date: Wed, October 23, 2019, 15:33:47 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, New York

On Scam night, most of the Scam songs got a re-arrangement, often with jazzy sections added.

Fez was sung by the Dan-ettes in a foreign language, Spanish I believe. I also saw this version a couple of years ago.


Date: Wed, October 23, 2019, 12:50:46 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

If anything, they have been moving in the opposite direction - there were more radically rearranged songs in the 90s; in the last decade they've moved closer to note for note recreations. The original Reelin' being added to the setlist (after the "Club Mix" was quickly abandoned) was kind of the turning point.


Date: Wed, October 23, 2019, 12:37:47 ET
Posted by: Red Bank, , NJ

https://i.imgur.com/2whJPLY.jpg

[img]https://i.imgur.com/2whJPLY.jpg[/img]


Date: Wed, October 23, 2019, 01:59:32 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Ali - that's a really good setlist.

No Wu, but satisfying overall.


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 23:12:36 ET
Posted by: Ali, NYC, NY

Beacon N5

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
New Frontier
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
Things I Miss the Most
Time Out of Mind
Razor Boy
Black Cow
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Josie
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Dirty Work
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Die


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 18:46:59 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

I'm with Chris on this one. I haven't been to a show on this tour yet (see you on the 30th!), but have seen them play The Fez. And yes, Don left the stage last time, too.

I'm not so sure Alex Biese (the reviewer from Red Bank's link) has been to many SD shows, if he/she really believes SD played "note-for-note perfect recreations". SD has always played with the arrangements and especially the solos.


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 13:34:12 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Steely Cal - I was not at the most recent show but I have seen them do the fez before. DF typically leaves the stage for it and the Dannettes sing the lyrics in Spanish (?). It is pretty weird.


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 12:24:09 ET
Posted by: Red Bank, Review

https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/10/22/steely-dan-setlist-review-donald-fagen-red-bank-nj/4062057002/


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 10:31:05 ET
Posted by: Steely Cal, NYC

To those who attended The Royal Scam at the Beacon, does anyone know what happened with The Fez?
For those not in attendance, Don walked off the stage as the song began, but the song just continued. The Danettes were interjecting vocals, but I don't think they were the background vocals they would have been singing if Donald had been on stage singing lead. As it was, with the band playing, taking solos, and no lead vocals, it seemed like some bizarre karaoke version of The Fez. Does anyone have any insight into what happened?


Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 03:41:45 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Back home

What a great weekend my wife and I just had in NYC. We saw Popular Demand and Nightfly shows. The Fri show was exceptional, Connor brings a new potential to things. He could sing some songs in the future that Donald might have not even considered.Brooklyn was a keeper.
Nightfly night was one big party!
Great pre show party, great show, great post show partying. Fulfilled my hope of meeting new friends. Shoutout to Mel and friends from Toronto,Alex G from Queens,Becky,and Chris E. Thanks to Security Joan and others for organizing the pre show party,the fabulous Steely Dan Band for the Show party, and Pete for the post party. Missed a few old friends like my buddy the Dean (your partytime is coming soon), Hoops and others,but I hope that we can have a couple more chances in the coming years to meet again.
It rained 6hrs on the drive down, and 5 hrs on the way home,but you could not find a better 2 days of glorious weather in between! NYC in October is a gorgeous place. I also want to thank my beautiful wife for sharing all this with me as enthusiastically as she does. So that's it for this year's shows for us,(barring a lotto win). But to all the folks who have shows coming up, have a great time, get together with each other, and tell us all about it. As always,
Peace



Date: Tues, October 22, 2019, 00:31:13 ET
Posted by: 1, 2, 3, Basie, NJ

10/21/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Green Earrings, Dirty Work, Don't Take Me Alive, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry.



Date: Mon, October 21, 2019, 21:02:30 ET
Posted by: Billlboard,

Steely Dan's #WalterBecker estate auction fetches $3.3M on hundreds of guitars, amps & more

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8533659/steely-dan-walter-becker-estate-auction-guitars-amps


Date: Mon, October 21, 2019, 10:56:12 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

Anyone come away with anything from the WB collection? I placed a few bids, but wasn't even close. It sounded like there were some musicians in the live audience. I hope it all went to homes/places where it will be appreciated and used.


Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 19:47:07 ET
Posted by: Gene, UT

Interview with Michael Omartian. Some discussion about SD and YGT-II around the 17 minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgNl4TIzRqs


Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 14:30:30 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Re: Queen Jane/Brooklyn

Yep, can't argue with that Jasper, never made the connection before, love to hear influences, the Dr Buzzard/Glam Profession one was probably my favourite.

Still can't wait to hear a recording of 'BOTCUM' (ooh! that's an unfortunate acronym!!) and KOTW from the recent show though.


Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 12:41:16 ET
Posted by: Jasper, N

Since Brooklyn is the song of the hour, here's the song it was lifted from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ZmD3sCFcE


Date: Sun, October 20, 2019, 07:43:27 ET
Posted by: Maxine, NYC

Beacon N4

The Nightfly

*

Sign In Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out Of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 23:16:50 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

Someone posted audio of the Royal Scam show from the 16th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7jbrl2cXg

I just hope someone recorded the show on the 18th, or at least Brooklyn.


Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 10:04:49 ET
Posted by: Dave from Acquisitions, Long Island

Brooklyn was played and, to my ear, Connie sounded a lot like David Palmer. Also worth mentioning that this was only the seventh time since 74 that King of the World was played (according to setlist.fm). A bunch of folks were shouting out requests for Dr. Wu. Considering the current state of affairs, I was hoping Don would give Godwhacker a rest in favor of Everything Must Go, but no dice. Certainly no complaints, though. Not quite the revelation of the rarities night of 2011, but still an historic night!


Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 09:24:58 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

That's a hell of a Popular Demand setlist. Wish I had been there. Can't wait to hear from more attendees.


Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 02:09:27 ET
Posted by: Dave from Acquisitions, Long Island

Brooklyn was played and, to my ear, Connie sounded a lot like David Palmer. Also worth mentioning that this was only the seventh time since 74 that King of the World was played (according to setlist.fm). A bunch of folks were shouting out requests for Dr. Wu. Considering the current state of affairs, I was hoping Don would give Godwhacker a rest in favor of Everything Must Go, but no dice. Certainly no complaints, though. Not quite the revelation of the rarities night of 2011, but still an historic night!


Date: Sat, October 19, 2019, 00:26:16 ET
Posted by: By Popular Demand, 10/18/19

Beacon N3

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Show Biz Kids
Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Kid Charlemagne
The Boston Rag
King of the World
Dirty Work
Godwhacker
Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
Gaucho
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Bodhisattva
Peg
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 23:11:19 ET
Posted by: Breaking news,

Confirmed on Connors IG it was in fact Brooklyn. Historic night. Cant wait to hear the recounts.


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 22:38:04 ET
Posted by: Brennan, VA

Could be Gold Teeth II as well...


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 21:56:13 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Connor should sing "Here at the Western World"...the Crowd would Pop for that.


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 18:53:11 ET
Posted by: Breaking news,

Everyone put in your bets. Could it really be Brooklyn Owes the Charmer???

This will be legendary. Hope its captured...


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 18:48:22 ET
Posted by: Breaking news,

Connors Instagram says theyre performing a song not performed since 1974 in NYC tonight!!!


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 12:11:49 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, New York

The first two nights had a really good jazz trio for about 30 minutos. SD was on around 8:50 or so


Date: Fri, October 18, 2019, 11:59:00 ET
Posted by: Bad Sneakers, nj

David Crosby channeling SD
"She's Got To Be Somewhere" ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdzCyNC_MCQ


Date: Thurs, October 17, 2019, 21:37:52 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Poughkeepsie

On the way to another great Dandom weekend! Can't wait to see everybody.
Hope I meet a few new B'bookers. Heard from most of the usual suspects. It's party time!!
Peace


Date: Thurs, October 17, 2019, 21:35:48 ET
Posted by: Brian, Philly

Is there an opener for the Beacon shows?


Date: Thurs, October 17, 2019, 08:33:11 ET
Posted by: Chris1!, CT

Does anyone have a list of all the members of the band on the 2019 tour with Donald?


Date: Thurs, October 17, 2019, 08:28:43 ET
Posted by: BCH3425, Boston

So David Crosby in NYC with the Dan...pretty cool! I wonder if there will be a special guest at the upcoming Boston shows?? :)


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 23:05:58 ET
Posted by: Scammer, NYC

Beacon N2

The Royal Scam

*

Time Out Of Mind
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Dirty Work
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Wooden Ships**
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years **
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

**w/David Crosby


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 21:45:07 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Bronx Boy,

Outstanding. Still laughing. I had to immediately share it with a few die hard fans who do not visit The Blue.


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 20:37:50 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, NYC

David Crosby sang the vocals on Wooden Ships. He and his third liver did a great job Conor did most of the lead in Woodstock fashion. A real fun surprise


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 20:37:38 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, NYC

David Crosby sang the vocals on Wooden Ships. He and his third liver did a great job Conor did most of the lead in Woodstock fashion. A real fun surprise


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 20:11:48 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Howie, thanks for that great clip. I'm also interested in getting more info.


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 20:06:31 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Belzoni,

Obviously I LOVE that idea. But I have to ask. Did the one and only Rarities Night sell out? Did it sell out quickly, possibly leading one to think there were many more looking for a ticket? Did it sell as good or better than a regular setlist, and album night or Popular Demand nights? Just wondering if that show was particularly successful. You'd think, if it was, they would try it again. That is, if the band (or just Don, actually) enjoyed the experience.


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 19:04:53 ET
Posted by: Howie, San Francisco

Here's a short 2-3 minute clip of Steely Dan performing "Wooden Ships" at the Beacon:

jambase.com/article/david-crosby-steely-dan-beacon

I would like to hear the full version of this song. Did David Crosby sing lead completely or did he trade vocals with Donald?


Date: Wed, October 16, 2019, 17:58:02 ET
Posted by: Mt. Belzoni, Portland OR

As great as these Beacon shows have been over the years, given that they're held in the heart of Steely Dan's biggest fan base, perhaps they might draw a bigger crowd by devoting one or two shows to deep tracks, Donald's solo work, "rarities" or even some good covers, instead of more Aja or greatest hits shows.


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 23:06:43 ET
Posted by: Aja, Beacon N1

Aja

*

Sign In Stranger
Black Friday
Hey 19
Godwacker
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Wooden Ships**
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years**
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

**w/David Crosby


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 22:36:43 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

Looks like David Crosby showed up again: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3qYs1jArP4/?hl=en


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 17:21:06 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Chris, the Greatest Hits Show will be fairly close to any regular non-special setlist SD show. Maybe the only difference is there may be fewer "deep cuts"---that no longer seem like "deep cuts" to those who have been to multiple Dan shows.

What you can be reasonably sure of, is the band will kick this mother out the hall. Enjoy!!


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 16:53:32 ET
Posted by: Beacon Theatre , B'way

The surprise will be they play all of Gaucho tonight too. Sorry, not sorry for ruining it...


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 14:02:52 ET
Posted by: 8, MM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JotlkS1KgeE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvEt7zJu2S4


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 13:26:24 ET
Posted by: Chris3425, CT

Anyone know the possible setlist for the greatest hits show?


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 10:15:48 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

And the Yankees are home tonight against Houston.


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 09:41:51 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

It's also a Tuesday night, and it must be, what, the 30th time they're playing Aja at the Beacon?


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 09:27:54 ET
Posted by: ccw, NY

Wow, a lot of unsold tickets, and I would guess that's because of the exorbitant prices. If they lowered the prices by 30%, they'd make up much of the price cut through increased sales, and the venue would have better energy. It just seems pointlessly stubborn to consistently set prices this high in the face of continued non-sales. Is this some Irving Azoff b.s.?


Date: Tues, October 15, 2019, 09:00:14 ET
Posted by: Bronx Boy, New York

Expect the surprise to be Larry Carlton for Aja and Scam.
He played NYC area shows last weekend and will again next weekend

Let us pray!


Date: Mon, October 14, 2019, 23:58:25 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Wonder if the largely unsold loge section for tomorrow night is responsible for SD now leaking teasers of "surprises" at the show.

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/3B00569ACAD42455


Date: Mon, October 14, 2019, 20:37:58 ET
Posted by: Chris3425, CT

Going to the Boston show on Nov 1st for my 50th B-day...greatest hits...so very excited and wife got 2nd row center for us!!! So blessed!! Have they ever played the Orpheum before? When they say greatest hits night, will it be their album or their choice of hits?...either way, fine by me! :)


Date: Mon, October 14, 2019, 01:00:10 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Thanks Roy,

That's 10 sec of my life I can't get back again, before I bailed.

For a palate cleanser here's a song Paddy McAloon wrote about Springsteen...not exactly in praise. I'll see your Gmaj7 and raise you a Gsus4.


https://youtu.be/jEJdfDD4dVg










Date: Mon, October 14, 2019, 01:00:05 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Thanks Roy,

That's 10 sec of my life I can't get back again, before I bailed.

For a palate cleanser here's a song Paddy McAloon wrote about Springsteen...not exactly in praise. I'll see your Gmaj7 and raise you a Gsus4.


https://youtu.be/jEJdfDD4dVg










Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 20:44:38 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Roy,

Thankfully they didn't cover Peg. I can't even imagine the mess they would have made of that.


Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 20:36:01 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia

Thoughts on the Paul Schaffer-Fagen episode? It seems like it was a full hour on Sirius and they cut it down to a half hour for TV. I hope we can check out the full hour at some point.


Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 18:25:59 ET
Posted by: Roy, D

So the story goes that the Dropkick Murphy's wanted to cover Steely Dan's Peg and asked Bruce Springsteen if he wanted to sing the Mike M parts. He suggested this song instead.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGvZGCh16yA


Date: Sun, October 13, 2019, 10:53:32 ET
Posted by: Siri C., NY

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Godwhacker, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Bodhisattva, Dirty Work, Green Earrings,Don't Take Me Alive, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Josie, Peg, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry



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Date: Sat, October 12, 2019, 16:54:16 ET
Posted by: Chester R, NY

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Boddhisatva, Green Earrings, Black Cow, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Josie, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry.


Date: Fri, October 11, 2019, 15:29:40 ET
Posted by: DonBreithaupt, Los Angeles

Hoops: thanks!


Date: Fri, October 11, 2019, 14:26:15 ET
Posted by: ccw, NY

No opener listed for the Beacon shows, but I think I recall sometimes there'll be an unannounced opener. Anybody got any intel? (Trying to time arrival for the show)


Date: Thurs, October 10, 2019, 22:02:33 ET
Posted by: CL, east

Everything must go.

https://news.education.investing.com/last-call-cars-being-discontinued-in-2020/11/?ref=next


Date: Thurs, October 10, 2019, 22:01:55 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Here's the link to the Leo Sidran podcast with Donald:

http://www.third-story.com/listen/donaldfagen


Date: Thurs, October 10, 2019, 19:23:00 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia

Saw some chatter about Dons highest vocal note on Heartbeat whats interesting about that song is that it contains some of his lowest notes as well on Michael, oh Jesus etc. while hes singing with Walter (which also makes that song interesting since they rarely sang together). just off the top of my head his lowest note ever might be shimmering from the intro to Springtime?
Also, if you havent yet, definitely check out the podcast Donald was on recently. Third Story with Leo Sidran. He really opens up in that interview.


Date: Wed, October 09, 2019, 22:19:46 ET
Posted by: Denise, Hinktown

Thanks Hoops, for posting the digest. (It never has made it to my inbox)


Date: Wed, October 09, 2019, 21:47:20 ET
Posted by: The Deans, St. Augustine Beach

Thanks, Jim.

There is some seriously good shit in this Digest. Some great videos.


Date: Wed, October 09, 2019, 18:03:54 ET
Posted by: Felix, C

Fagen included in a NJ map of stars.

https://projects.nj.com/features/stars/


Date: Wed, October 09, 2019, 11:07:20 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Sure thing, Jimmie. And thanks for your interest. Contact me via email if you wish to discuss the email issues. Thanks.

--------------------------------------------------------------

DANDOM DIGEST

August 1 - October 8, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 6

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

DON'T MISS! 10/13 Paul Shaffer with DF on AXS TV

FALL TOUR, Then End of Year in OK & TX

Recently At Walter Becker Media

NOW ONLINE! Estate Sale of Walter's Gear

NEW PROJECT from Beard & Herington

Jon Herington's Picking Technique
2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"
Re: 2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"
Making of "Pretzel Logic" album
Christopher Cross on WB, SD
Artistry of Hugh McCracken
Kelly Shanahan on Jeff Porcaro
Monkey House'Don Breithaupt Co-Writes with Chicago
REDUX: New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"
Audio Magazine on Monkey House' "Friday"
Vinnie Colaiuta Podcast Series
Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

Remembering Walter

SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

SPOILER: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1
SPOILER: Re: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1
SPOILER: 9/2-Ravinia Night 2
SPOILER: 9/4 Moline, IL
SPOILER: 9/6 Hinckley, MN
SPOILER: 9/8 Lincoln, NEBRASKA
SPOILER: 9/10 Colorado Springs
SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA
SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA
SPOILER: 9/14 Santa Rosa, CA
SPOILER: 9/17 Saratoga, CA
SPOILER: 9/18 Saratoga, CA
SPOILER: 9/21 Rancho Mirage
SPOILER: 9/24 Santa Barbara
SPOILER: 9/25 San Diego

Followed by...PRETZEL LOGIC

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Date: October 6, 2019
Subject: DON'T MISS! 10/13 Paul Shaffer with DF on AXS TV

Paul Shaffer is joined by Donald Fagen of Steely Dan. Paul and Donald discuss songwriting, Donald's relationship with Steely Dan's co-founder Walter Becker, and Paul gets a music lesson. Premieres October 13th on AXS TV!

Preview: https://youtu.be/htA3Q0PQhp4

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Subject: FALL TOUR, Then End of Year in OK & TX

Steely Dan continues its latest fabulous tour. Dates started in the Great Lakes region and headed west in late September. After a late-September break, the tour resumes in October in New York State, NYC, CT and Boston before wrapping in Philly on November 9.

More unusually, Steely Dan Orchestra will play Austin City Limits Live on December 29 & 30, after a warm-up at Thackerville, OK on December 27.

Full details, including link to shows at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1

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Subject: Recently At Walter Becker Media

Book of Liars keyboard clip (and much more) at...

https://www.walterbeckermedia.com

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Posted by: Sam,
Subject: NOW ONLINE! Estate Sale of Walter's Gear

Spreading the love around, Walter's estate is selling off all his gear. With the holidays coming, perhaps this is the opportunity for your honey--or yourself--to treat you to a piece of Steely Dan history. The auction will be October 18 & 19, 2019 in Southern California.

All items are now open for pre-auction bidding at

https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/312

with items also viewable at

https://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2019/Walter_Becker/Walter_Becker_Flipping_Book/

Additional information, discussion, etc. may be found at https://www.walterbeckermedia.com as well as http://www.walterbecker.com

A while back, this Guitar World article gave an overview of the auction.

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/guitars-and-gear-belonging-to-steely-dans-walter-becker-to-be-sold-at-auction

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Subject: NEW PROJECT from Beard & Herington

Jim Beard and Jon Herington have been working on a new project for some time now. Check out this video where they talk about "Chunks and Chairknobs." GREAT STUFF! We look forward to hearing more.

https://youtu.be/euklbIfq414

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From: James McKay
Date: August 7 at 9:57 PM
Subject: Jon Herington's Picking Technique


TRUEFIRE.COM
Picking Hand Technique Overview - Jon Herington's Infinite Ear IQ - Channels - TrueFire
Subscribers have asked for a discussion of picking hand technique, a deep topic for sure. Here's an overview of the subject and what I'll try to cover.

https://truefire.com/channels/infinite-ear-iq/picking-hand-technique-overview/l9871?fbclid

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Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 18:49:07 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT
Subject: 2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"

Pretty exciting, it sounds like Two Against Nature ("2vN") is finally getting an official vinyl release. MasterDisk_NYC reports on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2C5ksQBZbG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Fron: hoops
Subject: Re: 2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"

That said, the newLP is not yet listed for sale at Amazon.com. Back in 2000, there was a German pressing of 2vN, but it seems DF, WB, and/or associates were not involved in the mastering, etc. Given the precedence of "Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete" (all four of DF's solo albums) and New York Rock and Soul Revue now out on vinyl, it wouldn't surprise me if we soon saw a complete set of all seven of SD's 1970s ABC/MCA albums re-released on vinyl as a set.

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Date: Sat, September 07, 2019, 06:10:09 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, H
Subject: Making of "Pretzel Logic" album

Good write up with some good vintage pictures.

https://www.loudersound.com/features/how-steely-dan-made-their-classic-album-pretzel-logic

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From: Steve Barbour
Date: August 14, 2019
Subect: Christopher Cross on WB, SD

christopher cross cites becker and sd as a continuing influence...

https://www.facebook.com/319821244031/posts/10156873825339032?s=1259561226&sfns=mo

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From: PF
Date: August 20, 2019
Subject: Artistry of Hugh McCracken

One of Donald and Walter's favorite session guitarists who left us way too soon. His rhythm gutiar parts on 'Hey 19' are legendary.

MUSICAFICIONADO.BLOG
The Story Behind The : The Artistry of Hugh McCracken
Chances are you have heard Hugh McCracken. If you lived in the 1970s, then unless you have been sleeping through that decade, you have heard his tasteful guitar work on some of that periods biggest hits. Anyone reading this post most likely knows at least a few of the songs I will be covering her...

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Subject: Kelly Shanahan on Jeff Porcaro

"Heres a little story that might be interesting to the Dan fans.
Jeff Porcaro and I were good buddies all throughout high school. In fact, when he got the Sonny and Cher tv show gig, I subbed for him with the Joe Schermie band for a while. Jeff also lived next door to me on Bloomfield Ave. in North Hollywood so we hung out together all the time. We were both big fans of the first Steely Dan album. One day he said to me Hey Kel, I got called to do a track for a Bud Light commercial with Steely Dan. I said Damn Jeff, thats so cool. After the session, Jeff came over and played me the track on a cassette. It sounded too good to be a Bud Light commercial. Some time went by and then Jeff told me Steely asked him to go out on tour with them with Hodder and him doing double drums.
The rest is history"...Kelly Shanahan

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Subject: Monkey House'Don Breithaupt Co-Writes with Chicago

Neil Donell and Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House, co-wrote the new Chicago single, "All Over The World"! The album isn't out yet, but the track is available now on Spotify. Horn chart by James Pankow!!! Available soon at Target, iTunes, Amazon, etc., but you can now hear it now at Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6BVWek3XpRMwAEbb5AZCe0
iTunes, Amazon, Target, etc.

https://tinyurl.com/y2hyobmo

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Subject: REDUX: New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"

MONKEY HOUSE
FRIDAY

Debuted at No.1 on iTUNES JAZZ CHART!

New Album Featuring:

| Cover of Walter Becker's "Book Of Liars"
| Michael Leonhart
| Drew Zingg
| The song writing of Don Breithaupt, author of the defining 33-1/3 book documenting "Aja."
| Manhattan Transfer

Order, CDs, VINYL (with bonus track) and Hi Res Audio From

Alma Records:
https://shopalmarecords.com/products/friday

Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8J51SN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_mEXoDbRVM6YG3
Download or stream the album at your music service of choice:

https://monkeyhouse.lnk.to/friday

INSIDE MUSICAST INTERVIEW WITH MONKEY HOUSE'S DON BREITHAUPT:
https://www.insidemusicast.com/musicasts/2019/07/26-monkeyhouse-friday?fbclid=IwAR1So0NP2E0SxOfHOx-e_qIKm2njZaI2xAICU9lgrlTjxjBBjW92VaQQ0Ks

A STUNNING ALBUM, A STONE CLASSIC! KNUCKLE-KNOTTING CHORD PROGRESSIONS AND MAJESTIC HORN CHARTS... Barney Hurley, West Coast Magazine

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Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 21:10:18 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles
Subject: Audio Magazine on Monkey House' "Friday"

AUDIO Magazine in Germany brought the Dan comparisons, which are of course music to my ears, when picking Monkey House / Friday as one of their Audiophile CDs of the Month this month. Rough translation, courtesy of my European peeps:

"Don Breithaupt: does the name ring a bell? If you think you know him, you might have read his book Aja about Steely Dan's 1977 superalbum. But anyone who unexpectedly hears Friday (from Breithaupt's band Monkey House) will notice, even without knowing this, where the wind is blowing from. The leader and his bandmates don't hide for a second that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have had a massive influence on their music. The wonderfully composed, excellently played jazz/rock songs, the polished sound everything melts into a great homage to Becker and Fagen. Dan greats Drew Zingg (guitar) and Michael Leonhart (trumpet) are on hand. Tips for playing: 'I'II Drive, You Chill', 'Shotgun', 'The Jazz Life' (with The Manhattan Transfer). First-class!"

Makes me think that somewhere in Germany, as we speak, there might be a sleek hi-fi shop using my album to demonstrate Crown amps, Thorens turntables and the like, just the way the one at High Point Mall (west of Toronto) used to with Aja and the early ECM albums back in the day. Warms my cockles...

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Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 10:48:49 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, W
Subject: Vinnie Colaiuta Podcast Series

New podcast series with Vinnie Colaiuta.

https://breakfastwithvinnie.podbean.com

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Subject: Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

The Dandom Digest would like to support your new album release by sending a special edition of the Dandom Digest such as this one. The Dandom Digest wants to do its part to help get the word out about your labor of love. The Dandom Digest goes to approximately 1,750 hardcore Steely Dan fans. Email jjmckay at me.com for info when the release is approaching. Thank you!

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From: Nancy Becker
Date: September 3 at 1:54 PM
Subject: Remembering Walter

A friend of mine is a DJ in Tucson. When he posted about Walter's death two years ago someone posted this. I thought it was a great story...
He was a customer of mine at guitars are us. He was so humble. I always thought he was just a fun and quirky guy that played some cool jazz riffs. One day he was playing a Steely Dan Riff and I remarked that I really liked the song. He thanked me. I was curious as to why he would thank me and he looked at me oddly and looked at me saying well I wrote it. I was a little confused and he said didn't you know I was in Steely Dan? I had no clue that this guy coming into the shop for years have been in Steely Dan. He showed me the riff real quick and we had a laugh but he was really a humble nice guy.

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Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 15:24:37 ET
From: popegreg , MKE
Subject: SPOILER: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1

Ravinia night one ... Same setlist as Youngstown and Rochester Hills but minus Bodi. My first time seeing The Goodbye Look and Bad Sneakers live!!! TGL, along with a several other tunes, really showcased the keyboard skills of Mr. Jim Beard. Loved Connor Kennedys solo on Bad Sneakers and the little sitar bit by Jon Herrington. I like Third World Man a lot but its definitely not a crowd pleaser, lots of restlessness and leaving for the bathroom during that one. Very strict no phones/photo/video policy. Guessing thats been the case for this tour and explains why theres only one new video on YouTube so far. Im going solo tonight and managed to get a great single seat with my donor ticket order, so Im stoked for night two. Im not gonna be shocked if they do the exact same setlist but another Aja show would be an awesome surprise!

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Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 16:30:02 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy
Subject: SPOILER: Re: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1


It was great catching The Dan's Sweet show Sunday night at Ravinia, but bitterSweet vibes floated around, too. Walt's no longer here to add so much is his unique ways, but thankfully memories last a good long while, and music lasts forever (even if the storage barn isn't fireproof!).

I miss ya and love ya, "Uncle Walt".

It's so sad to learn Eddie Money's dealing with similar health troubles.

Ravinia's an interesting, lovely, and historic venue, but if you're wanting to actually hear the performance and view the activity on stage, you'll want a pavilion seat. The lawn's fun if your focus is to nosh and visit with peeps, instead of follow the concert. Also, if you're riding the train home, check out the departing schedule unless you're skilled at quickly closing up campsites with candelabras.

Finally, Howard Levy joined the opening band for the pair of Riv shows, and he's featured on Morph the Cat. I recall he jammed at Don's solo show at the Chicago Theater. He's a Flecktone, and Bela Fleck and da boys are on a 30th anniversary tour this year - check 'em out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X3Ba0yHx7c

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Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 01:08:30 ET
From: hoops,
Subject: SPOILER: 9/2-Ravinia Night 2

Ravinia 9/2/2019

Opening
Sign in Stranger
Boddisattva
Hey 19
Aja
TOOM
Babylon Sisters
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki
Black Friday with Howard Levy throughout but notably replaced typical guitar solo with his harmonica solo
Dirty Work by Danettes
Peg (Ive decided apparently a song about an amputee model)
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling with Intros
My Old School

Encore:
Reelin 72
Thanks to Walter Becker who could not be here tonight
Outro

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Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 14:30:41 ET
Posted by: 4th of Nine, Moe Lean
Subject: SPOILER: 9/4 Moline, IL

TaxSlayer Center

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
I Got the News
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Sat, September 07, 2019, 00:49:07 ET
Posted by: Jodie, MN
Subject: SPOILER: 9/6 Hinckley, MN

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Black Cow
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
I Got the News
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Mon, September 09, 2019, 14:49:27 ET
Posted by: Abe, NE
Subject: SPOILER: 9/8 Lincoln, NEBRASKA

09/08/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Green Flower Street
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
FM (No Static at All)
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 23:16:59 ET
Posted by: Nine-Ten, Nine-Teen, Colorado
Subject: SPOILER: 9/10 Colorado Springs

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
FM (No Static at All)
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
I Got the News
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

---------------------------------------------------------------Date: Sat, September 14, 2019, 15:14:20 ET
Posted by: Abe , Thunder Valley Casino
Subject: SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA

Friday The 13th!

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Black Cow
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Deacon Blues
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

** https://www.setlist.fm/news/09-19/songs-we-hope-steely-dan-brings-back-on-2019-us-sweet-tour-2bd6b0d2 **

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Date: Sat, September 14, 2019, 12:43:08 ET
Posted by: Kirk, El Dorado Hills
Subject: SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA

They opened with Sign In Stranger at Thunder Valley last night. Hadn't heard that one live in a long time. Black Cow and Deacon Blues also in the mix.
Band operated at its usual high standard. The new guitarist is a keeper. Not impressed with the casino's sound system. Too mushy, and several times the horn section was impossible to hear.
Donald seemed more engaged with the audience that I've seen at other concerts. He closed the show by thanking "my partner Walter Becker."
Man in a wheelchair and on oxygen a few rows in front of me caught fire. It was hot in Lincoln--high 90s at concert time. Fortunately, the fire was put out quickly, but not before burning off his moustache. Life is interesting at Steely Dan concerts.

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Date: Mon, September 16, 2019, 00:10:24 ET
Posted by: Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa
Subject: SPOILER: 9/14 Santa Rosa, CA

09/14/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Kid Charlemagne
Green Flower Street
Bad Sneakers
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
The Goodbye Look
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Aint Supposed To Cry

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Date: Wed, September 18, 2019, 16:30:17 ET
Posted by: Sarah Toga, Mt Winery N1
Subject: SPOILER: 9/17 Saratoga, CA

9/17

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Green Flower Street, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Home at Last, New Frontier, Dirty Work, I Got the News, Josie, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg! Bodhisattva, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

Home At Last makes it's tour debut. At last.

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Date: Thurs, September 19, 2019, 10:44:19 ET
Posted by: Toga, toga!, Mt Winery N2
Subject: SPOILER: 9/18 Saratoga, CA

9/18

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Black Cow, Green Earrings, Dirty Work, I Got the News, Pretzel Logic, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin' In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry

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Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 00:50:03 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom
Subject: SPOILER: 9/21 Rancho Mirage


Steely Dan at Agua Caliente (Rancho Mirage),
21 September 2019

INTRO: Teenie's Blues ~8:10 PM

Sign In Stranger
Black Friday
Hey 19
Aja
Time Out Of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Black Cow
Dirty Work (Danettes rotating on vocals)
Josie (Beard solo keyboard intro)
My Old School
Keep That Same Old Feeling; Band Intros
Peg
Bodhisattva

ENCORE: Reelin' In The Years

OUTRO: A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry ~10:05 PM


This was our first time at this venue, and the sound was very good from our seats in the first row of the balcony, slightly house right. To my aging ears, it seemed that Donald's voice took a couple of songs to get warmed up, sounding generally strong for the remainder of the set.

As I can best recall, Jon performed most of the solos, with Connor sharing the solo work on Black Friday, performing all of the lead work on TOOM (with Jon closing on the Talk Box), MOS, and sharing the solo work with Jon on an excellent version of RITY.

The crowd tonight was polite, but not too enthusiastic; someone who was at both the Pechanga and this show informed me that the Pechanga crowd was much more energetic. Nonetheless, an overall excellent performance by the band, with all of the usual solos well-delivered.

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Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 10:55:57 ET
Posted by: Barbara , Santa
Subject: SPOILER: 9/24 Santa Barbara


09/24/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, The Goodbye Look, Dirty Work, Home at Last*, Green Earrings, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years*, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry.

*with David Crosby

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Date: Thurs, September 26, 2019, 12:41:06 ET
Posted by: Diego, Humphrey's
Subject: SPOILER: 9/25 San Diego

September 25, 2019

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Bodhisattva, Dirty Work, Green Earrings, Pretzel Logic, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Black Cow, Peg, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

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Date: Tues, October 08, 2019, 18:35:49 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, US

Can the digest be posted here as the last one was? I gave up all hope of it every coming through to my email again.


Date: Tues, October 08, 2019, 11:57:08 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

The latest edition of the Dandom Digest (Vol. 27, No. 6) was sent out a few minutes ago and you should have it within an hour of this post. It covers August 1-October 8, 2019. (The previous Dandom Digest covered February 21-July 31, 2019, but there were also special editions promoting the release of new albums by Catherine Russell, Walt Weiskopf, and Monkey House.)

The following are the subjects/headlines of the items in the latest newsletter:

DON'T MISS! 10/13 Paul Shaffer with DF on AXS TV
FALL TOUR, Then End of Year in OK & TX
Recently At Walter Becker Media
NOW ONLINE! Estate Sale of Walter's Gear
NEW PROJECT from Beard & Herington
Jon Herington's Picking Technique
2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"
Re: 2vN Vinyl Gets "Official"
Making of "Pretzel Logic" album
Christopher Cross on WB, SD
Artistry of Hugh McCracken
Kelly Shanahan on Jeff Porcaro
Monkey House'Don Breithaupt Co-Writes with Chicago
REDUX: New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"
Audio Magazine on Monkey House' "Friday"
Vinnie Colaiuta Podcast Series
Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
Remembering Walter

SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

SPOILER: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1
SPOILER: Re: 9/1-Ravinia Night 1
SPOILER: 9/2-Ravinia Night 2
SPOILER: 9/4 Moline, IL
SPOILER: 9/6 Hinckley, MN
SPOILER: 9/8 Lincoln, NEBRASKA
SPOILER: 9/10 Colorado Springs
SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA
SPOILER: 9/13 Lincoln, CALIFORNIA
SPOILER: 9/14 Santa Rosa, CA
SPOILER: 9/17 Saratoga, CA
SPOILER: 9/18 Saratoga, CA
SPOILER: 9/21 Rancho Mirage
SPOILER: 9/24 Santa Barbara
SPOILER: 9/25 San Diego

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Date: Tues, October 08, 2019, 09:47:19 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago, on the quick

Don Patrol: Thanks for the great answer.

: Great "Applied Steely Dan Lyrics, 400-level"

Special "hey" to Gus and Mrs. W.

Hidee Hey all the rest of you. Remember that it's great to be alive.

Jim


Date: Mon, October 07, 2019, 19:21:10 ET
Posted by: DonBreithaupt, Los Angeles

Hey TO Danfan,

Marc Jordan is also in that lineup he's doing two songs!

Koerner is a fab hall, as you say, and the band that night will have a high Monkey House percentage: it's me on keys, Justin Abedin (core MH) on guitars, John Johnson (the only person other than me who has played on every MH album) on woodwinds, Russ Boswell (subs into MH) on bass, and Steve Heathcote (subs into MH and Brass Transit) on drums. The vocal talent is phenomenal too, and I think we're doing "Where's Mantis Evar?"

See you there,
DB


Date: Sun, October 06, 2019, 17:38:10 ET
Posted by: TO Danfan,

The 2019.20 Concert Season for the acoustically wonderful Koerner Hall here in Toronto has been published.

Saturday, November 2, 8pm..."Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers' Songbook".

"The Breithaupt Brothers host the show as Jackie Richardson, Kellylee Evans, Denzale Sinclaire, Heather Bambrick, Patricia O'Callaghan, Shelley McPherson, and others, are joined by an all-star band to bring their songs to life"

So Don B, I was wondering if the "all-star band" is Monkey House, and if you can provide more details about this wonderful night of music. I always thought Koerner Hall would be the ideal place to see Steely Dan or Don or Walt solo. Looking forward to November 2.

Cheers


Date: Thurs, October 03, 2019, 23:07:08 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Mygod this song - taking on a whole new meaning today.

https://youtu.be/MhT4div6A20


Breakdown: Of the last resistance and the partisans fold their tent
Mind meld: Like a permanent picture of your pussyprint in cement
Big bang: It's a bible story with a plot twist at the end
History: And whatever happened well it's happening here again


It's the god's eye view
Everything they say is so
No original sins
The house always wins


Date: Thurs, October 03, 2019, 18:39:52 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Online pre-auction bidding is up and running for the Julien's Walter Becker auction.

https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/312

Maybe that's how they get through over 1,000 items in two days - many of them have no auction-day bids because no one wants to bid more than the pre-auction amount. That's just a guess, but if you divide 1,000 items by 16 hours, that's less than one minute per item.

Whoever gets the light green guitar that he played a lot on stage will have a treasure for sure.


Date: Wed, October 02, 2019, 12:57:11 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

While acquiring tickets for this show, I was asked to vote for a favourite song. My response was,"it doesn't matter". For 2 reasons, 1st I don't really care what they play,and 2nd because I don't think Donald really cares. More than once I've heard Donald say, we're gonna play what we want to play. So yes, you do have to purchase a ticket to vote,but I doubt there is any true input.
Peace


Date: Wed, October 02, 2019, 11:37:37 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Jacques and Brian,

While I haven't done this myself, I believe you get to vote when you buy a ticket to a "popular demand" show. I think they mechanism for voting has changed once or twice in the past, however.

Now, whether those votes are even considered is the real question, IMO. Walt (and Don, I think) have said they take them into consideration, but will make the setlist decisions themselves.

I'm guessing someone who has actually gone through the process will post with the straight scoop, eventually. I'm just repeating what I remember from various posts and clips of interviews I've heard.


Date: Wed, October 02, 2019, 11:25:20 ET
Posted by: Jaques,

Brian: I'm not responding in jest. My guess is that "popular demand" is simply what Donald perceives as being popular with the audience and himself on a given day. There's not a bad song in the SD cannon, so I'm sure it will a great show.

That said, perhaps DF will elaborate at some point.

Enjoy the show!


Date: Tues, October 01, 2019, 20:08:52 ET
Posted by: Brian, Philly

Does anyone know how to vote for popular demand show at Beacon Oct 18?


Date: Sat, September 28, 2019, 11:11:37 ET
Posted by: Someone can't go, but maybe you can

If anyone's interested in SD tickets for the upcoming Oct. 21 show in Syracuse, NY, there is a great pair of seats listed on eBay for way less than face value. Great seats, up in the loge (first/lower balcony):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steely-Dan-BELOW-COST-NEW-PRICE-Syracuse-NY-Oct-12-19-SEE-DESC-FOR-DETAILS/223669678569?hash=item3413c071e9:g:jM8AAOSwzJldgN~7


Date: Sat, September 28, 2019, 00:45:30 ET
Posted by: Gino, R

Footage of the NYSR shows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgoBLxGNBdE


Date: Thurs, September 26, 2019, 12:41:06 ET
Posted by: Diego, Humphrey's

September 25, 2019

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Bodhisattva, Dirty Work, Green Earrings, Pretzel Logic, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Black Cow, Peg, My Old School, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 10:55:57 ET
Posted by: Barbara , Santa


09/24/19

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Bad Sneakers, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, The Goodbye Look, Dirty Work, Home at Last*, Green Earrings, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin In The Years*, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry.

*with David Crosby


Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 01:38:15 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA

Some Dangential Information:

If you will be in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, October 3, Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra will be appearing at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. The ~20 person orchestra includes several current and former SD studio and/or touring musicians, including Chuck Findley, Lou Marini, Bob Sheppard, Roger Rosenberg, and Jeff Young. More information is available via the links below.

http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/

http://www.lisamaxwellmusic.com/


Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 01:35:27 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Thanks for the report Gus. I'll be in touch soon.
Peace


Date: Wed, September 25, 2019, 00:50:03 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA

Steely Dan at Agua Caliente (Rancho Mirage),
21 September 2019

INTRO: Teenie's Blues ~8:10 PM

Sign In Stranger
Black Friday
Hey 19
Aja
Time Out Of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Black Cow
Dirty Work (Danettes rotating on vocals)
Josie (Beard solo keyboard intro)
My Old School
Keep That Same Old Feeling; Band Intros
Peg
Bodhisattva

ENCORE: Reelin' In The Years

OUTRO: A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry ~10:05 PM


This was our first time at this venue, and the sound was very good from our seats in the first row of the balcony, slightly house right. To my aging ears, it seemed that Donald's voice took a couple of songs to get warmed up, sounding generally strong for the remainder of the set.

As I can best recall, Jon performed most of the solos, with Connor sharing the solo work on Black Friday, performing all of the lead work on TOOM (with Jon closing on the Talk Box), MOS, and sharing the solo work with Jon on an excellent version of RITY.

The crowd tonight was polite, but not too enthusiastic; someone who was at both the Pechanga and this show informed me that the Pechanga crowd was much more energetic. Nonetheless, an overall excellent performance by the band, with all of the usual solos well-delivered.








Date: Mon, September 23, 2019, 20:50:08 ET
Posted by: Matt, Chattanooga

I believe that is A '54 Strat, but not THE '54 Strat.

If you ask on the forum over at walterbeckermedia.com, you're likely to get a more informed answer from a MUCH more informed person.


Date: Mon, September 23, 2019, 17:02:26 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

That the...?!? Was the '54 Strat found? There's one in the auction catalog. What a collection of guitars and amps!


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 19:30:52 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

Someone uploaded Sign in Stranger from the show on September 20th. It's pretty cool, fairly close to the Alive in America version, including the extra horn break, but without the changed verse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6gELZ5WX20


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 14:04:25 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Oh btw, Heartbeat, particularly the instrumental break, is the Gateway Drug to Katy Lied and everything that followed.


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 13:35:11 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Steve - that's what Gary Katz found out early in the studio while recording CBAT.

Palmer had that early 70s pop voice, but the attitude really didn't fit the material.

Hodder had a robust voice, but not the range, and singing and drumming at the same time on tour is problematic for most.

Walter could sing LOUD - and he had the attitude.

But Donald on his good days was pitch perfect, and timing and tone spot on. That meant he could double up his voice to perfection (I can't tell you how difficult this is) and also sing tight harmonies in time to his lead vocal...and do it IN THE POCKET. Fagen was evidently gifted in math and studied English, so that precision in art paid off in the studio. Importantly, Fagen's nasally, unique vocal style fitted the attitude and jazzy twists and turns in melody and harmony demanded to sing Steely Dan tunes. Fagen could fit his vocals where the arrangement and instrumentations and the musicians laid the pocket. No autotune. No quanticization (yet - wait until Gaucho and the Birth of the Cruel) Pure, but precise feel.

So that combination created the distinctive Steely Dan sound. You heard it on the radio or a friend's stereo or in a car, you knew immediately who the group was.



Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 13:23:44 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Dan - you beat me to it while typing my response. Well researched!

I sometimes call Everything Must Go their Vocals Album, because there's extra care. I think the touring pays off in the vocal arrangements and performance. Donald sounds a LOT better than on Everything Must Go.

The arrangements are not as layered and sophisticated on EMG as TvN, but it's replaced by a more LIVE feel. Recorded in analog with the very lightest digital touch up. It reflects how they sounded as a BAND, as much as a studio entity.


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 13:18:16 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

For a guy who (initially at least) had well documented concerns about his ability to carry lead vocals for Steely Dan, Donald really was/is one hell of a vocalist.


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 13:13:21 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande

Abe: Thanks for the link. I had never seen or heard YGTI on tour, and It's magnificent. Better than imagined. They really opened it up. Fagen and the Babes sounded great - that's a really hard song to sing. Accidentals over major and minor flatted 7ths with a Bb6/9 vamp. Holy shit.


Steve: I believe that's a B5 - yes, Donald hit it.

However, I believe the highest note he's hit is in Pixeleen.

"Dancing in the vi-DE-o with gun and tambourine" which I believe is an Eb5 @ 2:54 into the song.

Which may explain why SD doesn't do Pixeleen much live!!, although I'd rate it as a top 5 or 10 song they wrote.




If you enjoy EXCESS, and you know who you are:

It you want to hear a dude do an Eb6 - here's Dimash Kudaibergen singing the ludicrous Opera2 in the Chinese contest The Singer (professionals only, no amateurs). He gets waaaaay up in the head voice (3:40).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ra6JS-qSRY

Dimash has a verified D2 to D8 range, and literally 4-5 voices in tone (including a bartone, tenor, and soprano opera singers and a pop voice) in one person. He's a freak. Here's an example of the full range - teaming again with Igor Krutoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6ISsKLrypM




Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 13:04:42 ET
Posted by: Dan Belcher, Louisville, KY

Steve M, yes that's Donald hitting the high notes in Heartbeat. However, your post got me curious since I was thinking there were a few higher notes he hit at times. I thought about it a little, and then once I picked out the examples, I sat down at the piano and figured them out.

The note you mentioned is a B. Here's all I could think of higher than that:

C:
Everything Must Go - In the stanzas (e.g. "light up all the Luckies") Fagen hits a C.
Big Noise New York - Same deal as EMG (since the melodies in parts of EMG were borrowed from BNNN), he goes up to C on "I only hear the loudest voices" for example. In the bridge, he also hits a C in "where there never was a springtime."

D:
What A Shame About Me - In the chorus, "it's not all that I thought it would be" he hits a D on the "it"
Things I Miss the Most - In the bridge he goes up to D on "birdie bye bye"

Eb:
Pixeleen - he briefly hits an Eb on "video" just before the last chorus, but there's some backup vocal help from Carolyn Leonhart to make it less distinct.


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 06:13:40 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Oh I dig, I dig!

My Sunday morning listening though was to revisit CBAT as I tend to neglect it compared to other later Dan albums. I was listening to 'heartbeat' and was really struck by the vocal at about 15 seconds in, you know the one "look at my watch aaaand started for the door..."

Is the really Donald hitting that high falsetto "aaaaand"?

If so is that the highest note he's ever hit on a recording??

Think I might go back to Chet now......


Date: Sun, September 22, 2019, 00:55:38 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Thought a little West Coast Cool Jazz might be in order for a Sunday morning. Made dangential due to the inclusion of Steve Gadd on the drums---and a damn fine performance by him, and everyone on this take. Hope you dig:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgn7VfXH2GY


Date: Sat, September 21, 2019, 20:12:05 ET
Posted by: D Becker, NYC

Don't worry, Shameless; I'll be writing mine for free


Date: Sat, September 21, 2019, 17:13:07 ET
Posted by: Pechanga, Temecula

September 20, 2019

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, FM (No Static at All), Green Earrings, Dirty Work, Josie, I Got The News, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin' In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry.


Date: Sat, September 21, 2019, 12:29:23 ET
Posted by: Shameless, Na

Good thing Walter wasnt famous enough for a publisher to offer the estate money for a tell all book.


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 16:43:08 ET
Posted by: Matt, Chattanooga

https://juliensauctions.com/flip-through-catalog?id=296

An online version of the full auction catalog!


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 12:57:52 ET
Posted by: Denise, Hinktown

correct youtube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t5s1vurAGs


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 12:55:10 ET
Posted by: Denise, Hinktown

The amount of gear is astounding.

Reminds me of our late friend Mark Drinan's video:
https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/312?page=1


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 12:19:12 ET
Posted by: walterbecker.com, ..


I can now also announce that this is a completely NO RESERVE Auction.
Not ONE Item has a reserve.


A little risky, but...


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 12:09:14 ET
Posted by: Walterbeckermedia.com, same



A tip if you don't see the new content on wallterbeckermedia.com:


REFRESH or RELOAD your web page


Date: Fri, September 20, 2019, 12:00:38 ET
Posted by: Walterbeckermedia.com,


It's HEEEEEERE
All auction items are now online and open for pre-auction
https://www.julienslive.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/312


A newsletter with some tips to follow in a bit,
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back to work
Enjoy!


Date: Thurs, September 19, 2019, 15:21:41 ET
Posted by: Bad Sneakers, Nj near Nyc

OT ...

Two (2) tickets to see BRITTANY HOWARD next Tuesday September 24 at The Beacon Theater in NYC.

Excellent seats. "Hard" tickets, real tickets in Loge 1, Row E.
$85/ each. $170 for the pair.

Call or text:
Nine<0>eight<Three>7<Seven>4<Zero><Zero>Two


Date: Thurs, September 19, 2019, 10:47:47 ET
Posted by: Technicolor Motorhome, SE US of A

Snark Puppy update: Saw them last night. They killed it. Got numerous standing ovations. They didn't play Lingus which was a bit of a letdown, but it was a great show and the loudest jazz show the Ryman has ever had. Then they were off to jam at Rudy's Jazz Club with some locals and invited whoever could make to come by and watch.
How cool is that?


Date: Thurs, September 19, 2019, 10:44:19 ET
Posted by: Toga, toga!, Mt Winery N2

9/18

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Time Out of Mind, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Black Cow, Green Earrings, Dirty Work, I Got the News, Pretzel Logic, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg, Bodhisattva, My Old School, Reelin' In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Wed, September 18, 2019, 16:30:17 ET
Posted by: Sarah Toga, Mt Winery N1

9/17

Teenie's Blues, Sign in Stranger, Black Friday, Hey Nineteen, Aja, Green Flower Street, Kid Charlemagne, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Home at Last, New Frontier, Dirty Work, I Got the News, Josie, Keep That Same Old Feeling, Peg! Bodhisattva, Reelin In The Years, A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

Home At Last makes it's tour debut. At last.


Date: Tues, September 17, 2019, 20:30:08 ET
Posted by: Tony, t

Ahh Rarities Night! How I wish I could have been there.

While I still think they could have done a couple more deep cuts instead of Showbiz Kids or Josie, that's a beautiful setlist.

To this day I still can't believe they actually did The Second Arrangement. Just absolutely amazing. And "This All Too Mobile Home" as the encore?? Dear god! Must have been a magical night for you guys.


Had the pleasure to meet Don Patrol once. A true class act!


Date: Tues, September 17, 2019, 20:05:14 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

8 yrs ago tonight was Rarities Night. That was the beginning of some great Dandom face to face friendships for me. Sure, it's great to discuss stuff on the Blue, but when you know the posters who post,you have a better perspective of nuances. I'm hoping to meet some people on here that I haven't met yet, while I'm at the end of the Beacon run. So if you see a balding ponytailed older guy wearing a '93 Tee, come up and say hi. Looking forward to late October!
Peace


Date: Mon, September 16, 2019, 11:09:48 ET
Posted by: Len, east

Dangentially, Ric Ocasek lived in Gramercy Park with his wife who he met when she was Hey 19 years old and he was 40ish. He's apparently the guy Don & Walt wished they were.

From David Letterman's top 10 complaints of SI swimsuit models.

9. Ever since Paulina started dating Ric Ocasek, goofy looking guys
actually think they have a shot with us.


Date: Mon, September 16, 2019, 01:05:27 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Thanks Luther B,
good to see some NIghtfly back in the setlist.
I am on the fence going to one of the Silicon Valley shows, and this makes a big difference.
Larry Carlton is doing album nights live next year, one of which will be Aja!


Date: Mon, September 16, 2019, 00:10:24 ET
Posted by: Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa

09/14/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Kid Charlemagne
Green Flower Street
Bad Sneakers
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
The Goodbye Look
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Aint Supposed To Cry


Date: Sun, September 15, 2019, 20:49:12 ET
Posted by: Gene, PA

RIP Ric Ocasek.


Date: Sun, September 15, 2019, 10:12:24 ET
Posted by: Bad Sneakers, okay

I think it would be a great idea for them to keep Deacon Blues in the regular setlist throughout this tour...



Date: Sat, September 14, 2019, 15:14:20 ET
Posted by: Abe , Thunder Valley Casino

Friday The 13th!

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Black Cow
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Deacon Blues
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry

** https://www.setlist.fm/news/09-19/songs-we-hope-steely-dan-brings-back-on-2019-us-sweet-tour-2bd6b0d2 **


Date: Sat, September 14, 2019, 12:58:05 ET
Posted by: Freddie, UV

Fagen would have had a field day with that in his tour diary.

Sep. 13: The temperature reached 90 which was bad news for the wheelchair bound fans with oxygen tanks. They started catching on fire but at least they will save some money at the barber shop with all the hair that burned off. They are at the age where they have more hair in their ears than anywhere else, so it helps to protect their hearing when this happens.

OK, so I'm not as snarky as Don but you get the idea.


Date: Sat, September 14, 2019, 12:43:08 ET
Posted by: Kirk, El Dorado Hills

They opened with Sign In Stranger at Thunder Valley last night. Hadn't heard that one live in a long time. Black Cow and Deacon Blues also in the mix.
Band operated at its usual high standard. The new guitarist is a keeper. Not impressed with the casino's sound system. Too mushy, and several times the horn section was impossible to hear.
Donald seemed more engaged with the audience that I've seen at other concerts. He closed the show by thanking "my partner Walter Becker."
Man in a wheelchair and on oxygen a few rows in front of me caught fire. It was hot in Lincoln--high 90s at concert time. Fortunately, the fire was put out quickly, but not before burning off his moustache. Life is interesting at Steely Dan concerts.


Date: Fri, September 13, 2019, 12:46:32 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

I saw Snarky Puppy at the Orpheum in L.A. in May. Great show as always, but I do miss the days when I could go hear them at the good ol' Rex Hotel in Toronto! Almost the whole set was new stuff, which was great for me, but I'll bet some casual fans were craving a couple of more familiar tunes. Got to hang with the guys afterward at a private bash. Everyone in that band is 100% friendly, cool, chill. (Full disclosure: Mark Lettieri, one of SP's guitar corps, appears on the new Monkey House album!)


Date: Fri, September 13, 2019, 10:21:32 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Technicolor - I saw them ~6 months or so ago, not sure if it's the same tour or not. It was a great show. I don't know if they vary the setlist night-to-night or keep it relatively similar, but this one was kind of a slow build. They mostly stuck to new stuff with some "classics" towards the end.

Their last few albums haven't wowed me the way their earlier stuff did, but they're still a blast to see live. I do miss Cory Henry, though ...


Date: Thurs, September 12, 2019, 12:25:36 ET
Posted by: Technicolor Motorhome, SE US of A

Related via tangent: Snarky Puppy... has anybody seen their current tour? How was it? I have tickets to seem them next week. (Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN)


Date: Thurs, September 12, 2019, 11:47:37 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Gaucho review in RS, February 1981. Classic case of a critic reviewing the lyric sheet, not the album.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-album-reviews/gaucho-246522/


Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 23:16:59 ET
Posted by: Nine-Ten, Nine-Teen, Colorado

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
FM (No Static at All)
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
I Got the News
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 22:20:39 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Steve, I imagine we have been at some of the same shows then. I lost count but I think I've seen close to 10 SD shows, including 4 here in Orlando, maybe 4 or 5 in Tampa, and one at the Beacon in NYC the year before WB passed.

Of all of them, truly the best by far was at RHE on a Tuesday night. Sound was excellent and you could see they were enhoting themselves. During WB speech he kept teasing Fagen, claiming it was his birthday, etc


Show felt very genuine.


Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 21:10:18 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

AUDIO Magazine in Germany brought the Dan comparisons, which are of course music to my ears, when picking Monkey House / Friday as one of their Audiophile CDs of the Month this month. Rough translation, courtesy of my European peeps:

"Don Breithaupt: does the name ring a bell? If you think you know him, you might have read his book Aja about Steely Dan's 1977 superalbum. But anyone who unexpectedly hears Friday (from Breithaupt's band Monkey House) will notice, even without knowing this, where the wind is blowing from. The leader and his bandmates don't hide for a second that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have had a massive influence on their music. The wonderfully composed, excellently played jazz/rock songs, the polished sound everything melts into a great homage to Becker and Fagen. Dan greats Drew Zingg (guitar) and Michael Leonhart (trumpet) are on hand. Tips for playing: 'I'II Drive, You Chill', 'Shotgun', 'The Jazz Life' (with The Manhattan Transfer). First-class!"

Makes me think that somewhere in Germany, as we speak, there might be a sleek hi-fi shop using my album to demonstrate Crown amps, Thorens turntables and the like, just the way the one at High Point Mall (west of Toronto) used to with Aja and the early ECM albums back in the day. Warms my cockles...


Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 19:26:07 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Casual Fan, I've never seen them at Ruth Eckerd, though I did have back row seats to see Donald play along with "The Dukes of September" a few years back.
I've seen them at the St Pete Times Sports Forum formerly the Ice Palace twice and then twice at the sweatbox aka the Amp.
We're going to Red Bank in October but we arrive 3 days or so after their date in Jersey. Maybe I'll knock on the window to see if they left any tour shirts behind.


Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 10:32:51 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Steve,

Almost went to that show. I have seen Bonham's Zeppelin tribute, pretty good.

I have to wonder whether this tour was kept to the North based on expense or out of comfort (or both). Regardless, if SD make it back to Florida next year I sure hope stay away from the shed shows, which I'm sorry are just downright hell in August and September, and get back to Ruth Eckerd, for example. For the fans, it makes a big difference, I think.





Date: Wed, September 11, 2019, 01:34:26 ET
Posted by: More Sweetness, ***

Dec. 27 @ Winstar World Casino & Resort - Thackerville, OK
Dec. 29 & 30 @ Austin City Limits Live - Austin, TX


Date: Tues, September 10, 2019, 21:07:12 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Over the weekend, my wife and I saw Peter Frampton with opening act the Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience.
It was a really enjoyable show at the Amp. in Tampa. Outdoor weather was nice. A balmy 89 degrees.
I thought of SD as Peter was doing his songs and about the 4th one he introduced from an old album and it was obviously a deep cut and so many people were running to the bathroom.
Its things like this that keep the setlists pretty locked in. That being said...I hope Donald is bringing the group back to Tampa sometime soon.


Date: Tues, September 10, 2019, 08:21:01 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Abe, that might be the best "non-special-night" setlist in years.


Date: Mon, September 09, 2019, 14:49:27 ET
Posted by: Abe, NE

09/08/19

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Green Flower Street
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
FM (No Static at All)
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Pretzel Logic
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Sun, September 08, 2019, 21:00:50 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Thanks CBJ


Date: Sun, September 08, 2019, 12:26:49 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

A+ sound quality on this 2009 Royal Scam Night boot, feat. Larry Carlton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGdV6YaJ4Fk


Date: Sun, September 08, 2019, 10:20:13 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. NFL Sunday! Go Bills!

Yes, Jimmie. I'd like to thank you as well. Hadn't seen those 1974 concert pics before. Nice.


Date: Sat, September 07, 2019, 17:47:39 ET
Posted by: Denise, Hinktown

Thanks for that link, Jimmie. Interesting read and I had not seen a couple of those photos before.


Date: Sat, September 07, 2019, 06:10:09 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, H

Good write up with some good vintage pictures.

https://www.loudersound.com/features/how-steely-dan-made-their-classic-album-pretzel-logic


Date: Sat, September 07, 2019, 00:49:07 ET
Posted by: Jodie, MN

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Black Cow
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
I Got the News
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Fri, September 06, 2019, 00:55:13 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

DVD-Audio...


Date: Fri, September 06, 2019, 00:54:28 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

lol Dean, i really should have scoured the liner notes.

24BIT/192kHz RESOLUTION

No wonder the soundscape is the best I've hears outside some of my CDC-audio discs, great vinyl, and Circus $. The instrument separation and space on Friday is other wordly.


Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 21:19:16 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Should have been this link. So sorry:

https://jazz.fm/catch-monkey-house-recorded-live-in-concert-on-sound-of-jazz/


Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 21:17:23 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Great Monkey House news. Live in concert, Sunday 4pm EST.

For those who aren't familiar, Jazz FM (Toronto) is an awesome jazz station. Whenever I return to Western New York it's pretty much all I listen to.

https://www.jazzfm.com/

I only mention it because, if you are like me, you miss many things in the twitter box.


Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 18:49:07 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

Pretty exciting, it sounds like Two Against Nature is finally getting an official vinyl release:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2C5ksQBZbG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


Date: Thurs, September 05, 2019, 14:30:41 ET
Posted by: 4th of Nine, Moe Lean

TaxSlayer Center

Teenie's Blues
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
I Got the News
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' in the Years
A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry


Date: Wed, September 04, 2019, 17:20:34 ET
Posted by: Dan, North Wales

Lyrics quiz:

The word "double"?


Date: Wed, September 04, 2019, 13:25:31 ET
Posted by: Lyrics quiz, US

Turn that heartbeat over again
Aja
Blues beach
Green book
Pixeleen

What is the lyrical link?


Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 21:42:23 ET
Posted by: oleander, &/or

Remembering Dr. B. Having all sorts of poetical and mawkish thoughts while listening to his & the Dan's music, words, arc of magical creations in general. Thanks out there.


Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 16:30:02 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy

It was great catching The Dan's Sweet show Sunday night at Ravinia, but bitterSweet vibes floated around, too. Walt's no longer here to add so much is his unique ways, but thankfully memories last a good long while, and music lasts forever (even if the storage barn isn't fireproof!).

I miss ya and love ya, "Uncle Walt".

It's so sad to learn Eddie Money's dealing with similar health troubles.

Ravinia's an interesting, lovely, and historic venue, but if you're wanting to actually hear the performance and view the activity on stage, you'll want a pavilion seat. The lawn's fun if your focus is to nosh and visit with peeps, instead of follow the concert. Also, if you're riding the train home, check out the departing schedule unless you're skilled at quickly closing up campsites with candelabras.

Finally, Howard Levy joined the opening band for the pair of Riv shows, and he's featured on Morph the Cat. I recall he jammed at Don's solo show at the Chicago Theater. He's a Flecktone, and Bela Fleck and da boys are on a 30th anniversary tour this year - check 'em out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X3Ba0yHx7c


Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 11:09:52 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Miss you Walt! Thanks for everything.
Peace


Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 02:42:16 ET
Posted by: The Greater Dandom, Everywhere

We miss Walter more than ever!

Two years ago, Donald Fagen wrote:

Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm.

We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, science fiction, Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Robert Altman films come to mind. Also soul music and Chicago blues.

Walter had a very rough childhood - Ill spare you the details. Luckily, he was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny. Like a lot of kids from fractured families, he had the knack of creative mimicry, reading peoples hidden psychology and transforming what he saw into bubbly, incisive art. He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libbys singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.

His habits got the best of him by the end of the seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock and Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.
I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can, both with the Steely Dan band. Well miss him forever.

Donald Fagen
September 3 2017


Date: Tues, September 03, 2019, 01:08:30 ET
Posted by: hoops, Ravinia, Night 2

Ravinia 9/2/2019

Opening
Sign in Stranger
Boddisattva
Hey 19
Aja
TOOM
Babylon Sisters
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki
Black Friday with Howard Levy throughout but notably replaced typical guitar solo with his harmonica solo
Dirty Work by Danettes
Peg (Ive decided apparently a song about an amputee model)
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling with Intros
My Old School

Encore:
Reelin 72
Thanks to Walter Becker who could not be here tonight
Outro


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 20:26:37 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

B, from VA, if you're referring to the setlist from Soaring Eagle with the surprise Aja show, it's wrong. The shows are still around 18/19/20 songs.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 18:05:49 ET
Posted by: B, VA

Does anyone know why their album shows seem to have gotten shorter over time? I'm planning on seeing Gaucho night in Philly but I'm a little hesitant on spending 70 bucks for such a short show.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 15:24:37 ET
Posted by: popegreg , MKE

Ravinia night one ... Same setlist as Youngstown and Rochester Hills but minus Bodi. My first time seeing The Goodbye Look and Bad Sneakers live!!! TGL, along with a several other tunes, really showcased the keyboard skills of Mr. Jim Beard. Loved Connor Kennedys solo on Bad Sneakers and the little sitar bit by Jon Herrington. I like Third World Man a lot but its definitely not a crowd pleaser, lots of restlessness and leaving for the bathroom during that one. Very strict no phones/photo/video policy. Guessing thats been the case for this tour and explains why theres only one new video on YouTube so far. Im going solo tonight and managed to get a great single seat with my donor ticket order, so Im stoked for night two. Im not gonna be shocked if they do the exact same setlist but another Aja show would be an awesome surprise!


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 15:01:05 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. There's a storm a commin'

Great stuff, Dr Hund. Keep up the good work.

And thanks for the concern, Doc. So far so good. I have a place to escape to, if need be. But hope to hang here for the duration, blasting tunes.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 13:52:52 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hnd, Hanging Valley Wall, CO


CITIZEN DAN @ GRAND Z CENTRAL CITY, CO 8/31/19
AJA AND MORE

SET 1
BLACK COW
AJA
DEACON BLUES
PEG
HOME AT LAST
I GOT THE NEWS
JOSIE
BAD SNEAKERS
WEATHER IN MY HEAD
GREEN FLOWER STREET
PRETZEL LOGIC/BREAKDOWN
KID CHARLEMAGNE
GODWHACKER
MY OLD SCHOOL

SET 2
DO IT AGAIN
THE BOSTON RAG
RIKKI
RAZOR BOY
PEARL OF THE QUARTER
FIRE IN THE HOLE
DONT TAKE ME ALIVE
THE GOODBYE LOOK
BABYLON SISTERS
F.M.
DOCTOR WU/SPACE ODDITY
DADDY DONT LIVE IN NYC
BLACK FRIDAY
COUSIN DUPREE
REELIN IN THE YEARS
JACK OF SPEED
BODHISATTVA


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 13:47:45 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hnd, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

i'd like to think i contributed to at least some of the casino industry "change of the guard" in accepting two set or just epic long shows for not only big names but great artistic bands with followings. the mindset i sold, give them what they want...and more = longer stays and more happiness in the casino. win/win. i proved this in prototypes i produced in Vegas twenty years ago and it worked just as i imagined.....actually better.

anyway, this weekend was maybe the most self indulgent thing i've ever done @ Grand Z....luv this band, such fantastic musicians. The Royal Scam (my fave album) was my choice. Next night, Aja, the band's. everyone had a great time. so many cool Dan freaks and happy faces. the house did fine btw.

CITIZEN DAN @ GRAND Z CENTRAL CITY, CO 8/30/19
THE ROYAL SCAM AND MORE

SET 1
KID CHARLEMAGNE
CAVES OF ALTAMIRA
DONT TAKE ME ALIVE
SIGN IN STRANGER
THE FEZ
GREEN EARRINGS
HAITIAN DIVORCE
EVERYTHING YOU DID
THE ROYAL SCAM
HERE AT THE WESTERN WORLD
FM
HOME AT LAST
DR WU/SPACE ODDITY
PRETZEL LOGIC/BREAKDOWN
NIGHT BY NIGHT

SET 2
DIRTY WORK
BLACK FRIDAY
GREEN FLOWER STREET
THE BOSTON RAG
BLACK COW
BABYLON SISTERS
HEY NINETEEN
WEATHER IN MY HEAD
GODWHACKER
JOSIE
CONFIDE IN ME
MY OLD SCHOOL
PEG
RIKKI



Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 13:28:59 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hnd, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

<<Having done hundreds of casino shows with Brass Transit over the past ten years, I can tell you: 1) There's a strict time limit on concerts in most casino showrooms and auditoriums, usually 90 minutes; >>

keyword here is "most". check out the Citizen Dan setlists from this weekend @ Grand Z Casino Hotel. they did two, i swear, 90 minute sets each night. and....there are more acts and casino venues who don't impose time limits on concerts these days...usually bigger names...they also are now charging very high prices. check out the outrageous prices the Eagles are charging for their upcoming Vegas dates.

<<2) Concerts are a loss leader for casinos>>

see above. and certainly not in Vegas or California anymore.

<< The big upside of playing casinos is their great gear, lights and crew (they can afford it, for obvious reasons). >>

yep.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 13:13:26 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Best of luck to the Dean and all others during the storm. Stay safe!
Peace


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 12:21:58 ET
Posted by: T, .

With all this talk about setlists, how would you craft the perfect Steely Dan set? When I say perfect, I mean something that would appeal to us as diehards but also to the general public hungry for only the hits.

Would your set have any solo songs? Would the ladies get a song? What deep cuts? What 21st century Dan songs? Anything unreleased?


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 12:03:21 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. There's a storm a commin'

Dan, I can't speak to the setlists to which you refer, but the Setlist sites are very often wrong. I'd never count on them for accurate information.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 11:26:43 ET
Posted by: Dan, North Wales

Perhaps someone could provide the correct setlist for Soaring Eagle then?

Additionally, strange how the exact same setlist seems to be being played each night, Soaring Eagle excluded.


Date: Mon, September 02, 2019, 09:11:18 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

The setlist for the Soaring Eagle Show is wrong as of right now on Setlist.fm. The Aja album part is correct, but the rest is wrong.


Date: Sun, September 01, 2019, 12:25:10 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Having done hundreds of casino shows with Brass Transit over the past ten years, I can tell you: 1) There's a strict time limit on concerts in most casino showrooms and auditoriums, usually 90 minutes; 2) Concerts are a loss leader for casinos they use them to get people onsite; 3) Ticket prices are tweaked to fill the venue, not to bilk the biggest buck out of the band's faithful. The big upside of playing casinos is their great gear, lights and crew (they can afford it, for obvious reasons). My keyboard backline at a casino almost always involves a Yamaha or Steinway grand + a selection of up-to-date synths.


Date: Sun, September 01, 2019, 12:23:44 ET
Posted by: T, .

It's also possible that the dude who posted the setlist just didn't post the entire thing.


Date: Sun, September 01, 2019, 00:28:44 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

There you go! While I was writing my post, CJB wrote an even better, more articulate and eloquent post explaining something very similar about casino shows. Many thanks , CJB!


Date: Sun, September 01, 2019, 00:25:46 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Moe and others,

I cant speak for last nights venue, But ive heard that in general, casinos prefer shorter shows. That way, the audience will still have lots of energy and take a little time to gamble after the show. Ive also heard that sometimes the casino shows are a little cheaper but for that reason. Besides maybe being in the middle of relatively nowhere, if they think the seats were way too expensive, then theyre less likely to start gambling. If the tickets are say $30 cheaper, they might spend $25 and all of a sudden get sucked into dropping $50 or even $70, etc. Obviously Im not a casino operator and my information is secondhand, but I think you get the drift. Its an interesting possibility at least.

Hope everyone is well. Im hoping to get to one or two shows this week when Steely Dan passes through Illinois.

Best wishes and lots of love,

Jim

aka hoops


Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 22:40:33 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Casino Show is what gives. Bums in show seats aren't playing blackjack hands, slot machines, whooping it up at the craps table, & etc. So Casino Shows are, generally speaking, shorter. Pretty cool to get a full Aja at a casino show, maybe a sign of things thawing in the same old static setlist department.


Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 19:36:34 ET
Posted by: Moe Green, Chucago

According to setlist .com
Different set list and only 11 songs what gives ?

Black Cow
Aja
Deacon Blues
Peg
Home At Last
I Got the News
Josie
Boddhisatva
Keep That Same Old Feeling
(The Crusaders cover)
Reelin' in the Years
Do It Again


Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 18:52:14 ET
Posted by: steelydoc, Near the Tower

Roy: The Sands in Bethlehem has new ownership, and the place is now called
Wind Creek. Same place, new name.


Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 12:56:35 ET
Posted by: brennan, VA

According to Connor K's insta, they opened with a surprise full Aja last night. Pretty dope


Date: Sat, August 31, 2019, 10:48:49 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, W

New podcast series with Vinnie Colaiuta.


https://breakfastwithvinnie.podbean.com


Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 22:27:55 ET
Posted by: Tim, Detroit

Just back from Meadowbrook. Great show!! Same setlist as Youngstown. Great merch. Gaucho shirt. Gaucho hoodie. Cant Buy A Thrill shirt. Dont Take Me Alive shirt. Shirts 40, Hoodie 60. Dropped 180 but worth it. Met Connor at the merch stand before show. Mr.Steely Dan and whatever!!


Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 22:25:06 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Thanks for the confirmation, Chris. I've been to enough SD shows to figure it was very tasteful. I've never felt like the lighting was gratuitous at one of their shows. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed some over the top light shows in my life. But they have their place, time and appropriate music.

I can't believe I'm already this excited for the Boston Royal Scam show. It seems like it's so far away. Thankfully I'm old and months pass like weeks, compared to only a few years ago.


Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 14:27:18 ET
Posted by: Rick, h.a.w

Spotlight on the guitarist on the left....the other left.


Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 13:10:09 ET
Posted by: Chris, Nh

Dean, the light show in person is indeed great, never overbearing, always tasteful. Although being the first night there were a few kinks to iron out - Jon was spotlighted during a couple of Connors solos, for example.


Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 12:49:02 ET
Posted by: Chris, Nh

Some notes on the show Tuesday -

Sign in stranger - extended intro with Jim Pugh soloing over the form.
Closer to the AiA feel with the horn break in the middle, but with the original bridge lyrics and original outtro.
Fagen sounded great, playing around with the melody a little.
Black Friday
Hey 19
Aja
TOOM - some nice trading between Jon, Connor and Fagen at the end here.
Bad Sneakers - brought out the electric sitar here for Jon to play the melody line throughout. Connor took the guitar solo.
Kid C
Rikki- beard put his marimba patch for Goodbye Look to use here, doing his spin on victor Feldmans intro and filling throughout.
Goodbye Look - Beard was just fucking killer, hope this stays in regular rotation.
Dirty Work
Peg
Third World Man - this is what you call a ladies choice. Well in the fifties they called it a lady choice. Kind of a grim ladies choice
Jim and Connor take the solo together, huge highlight to finally catch this tune
Keep That Same Old Feelin
I Got The News - introduced by fagen as the last song on Aja
Bodhi - Connor took both solos here - sounded great. Jon pointedly took a sip of his drink at the start of the second one - probably glad for the break.
MOS - also all Connor

Reelin
After the tune Fagen thanked my partner Walter Becker which I felt was a decent way to pay tribute without being maudlin about it.

Fagen sounded great, didnt notice any vocal flubs.

Sound wasnt the best Id heard. A last minute move from an outdoor amp to a cavernous arena couldnt have helped. Wasnt terrible though, and I mostly was having too much fun to notice.

I know this is always the way - first few nights have some rarities, eventually they drop them and go back to the old standbys. Thats why I went to this show, in fact. Hopefully, though, this wont be the case this time around.




Date: Thurs, August 29, 2019, 00:06:04 ET
Posted by: Steve, CT

Pauly: Thanks for clarifying that theres still a show on Monday, 21 October. Theres a little bit of confusion at the official Steely Dan site. Its good to see you. Dont let nitpickers like Myron and The Dean discourage you for making more appearances again.


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 23:23:08 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Oh, and I wanted to add:

I'm sure the light show was nice in person, but it was a bit annoying in the video, IMO. With that said, the lighting during Carlock's solo looked pretty damn cool---I think. given the aforementioned limitations, of course.

Now, why did I want to add that?


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 23:18:53 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Dr. Mo, Thanks for the link. I gotta say, given the sonic and video limitations, it sounded incredible. Everyone smokin and Don in good voice. I think he's figuring out how to sing some of these songs in his decreasing range. A sign of a real singer, IMO. Then again, I'm pretty fucked up right now, and in need of a Dan infusion. So I was easy pickings.

Pauly and Myron, a semantics spat? Seriously. You know what each other is talking about.


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 20:42:31 ET
Posted by: Dr mo, Outside

Last night reeling

https://youtu.be/LwmmbPD5U7Y

Thoughts ?


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 18:47:35 ET
Posted by: Myron, O

It wasn't relocated to Red Bank. It was cancelled and the Red Bank show was added. It the Beacon tickets were being honored in Red Bank, then you could call it a relocation.


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 17:14:11 ET
Posted by: Pauly,

Spuds; The show wasn't cancelled, just relocated to Red Bank. That said, I don't know why.


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 12:40:14 ET
Posted by: SWEET N1, **

Should've scrolled down b4 posting lol


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 12:38:44 ET
Posted by: SWEET N1, Youngstown, Ohio

Teenie's Blues

Sign In Stranger
Black Friday
Hey 19
Aja
Time Out Of Mind
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
The Goodbye Look
Dirty Work
Peg
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling
I've Got The News
Bodhisattva
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years

A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 12:34:58 ET
Posted by: danny, anywhere

What no Josie? 1st time off set list


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 11:37:53 ET
Posted by: Spud, Oregon

Does anyone know why the Beacon show was cancelled?


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 10:33:29 ET
Posted by: Arnie, Michigan

Seeing The Dan tomorrow night. Do they have a warmup band on this tour? I read the Bobby Broom band was on some other dates.


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 09:36:18 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Just a heads up that the hosting service for this here BlueBook is doing some server transfers/upgrades this Sunday and Monday. I'm betting that you won't notice anything, but if the BlueBook is unavailable, know that the interruption will likely be brief. That said, I don't expect any of us to notice anything different.

Best,

Jim
aka hoops


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 08:22:12 ET
Posted by: Rick, h.a.w

You guys aren't still falling for the old "try a few things out at the first show" ploy thinking they will still be in the set when the tour rolls around to your town, are you?


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 08:15:13 ET
Posted by: Donald Rumsfeld-Fagen, In situ

Sitar on Bad Sneakersvery cool. Who played it? And what part was the sitar playing?


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 07:27:24 ET
Posted by: Roy, PA

Nov 5 show has been relocated from Sands to the Wind Creek casino.

https://www.windcreekeventcenter.com/events/steely-dan-sweet-tour/


Date: Wed, August 28, 2019, 00:17:22 ET
Posted by: Tim, Detroit

Teenies Blues
(Oliver Nelson cover)
Sign in Stranger
Black Friday
Hey Nineteen
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Bad Sneakers
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
The Goodbye Look
(Donald Fagen song)
Dirty Work
Peg
Third World Man
Keep That Same Old Feeling
(The Crusaders cover)
I Got the News
Bodhisattva
My Old School

Encore:
Reelin' in the Years
Last Tango in Paris
(Gato Barbieri cover)


Date: Tues, August 27, 2019, 22:55:29 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

Wow, Sign In Stranger, who would of thought. That's fantastic.


Date: Tues, August 27, 2019, 22:49:45 ET
Posted by: Chris , NH

Show tonight included Sign in Stranger (to open!) bad sneakers (w/ sitar), goodbye look and third world man (w/ Jon and Connor taking the solo in unison). Will post the full setlist later unless someone beats me to it.


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Date: Mon, August 26, 2019, 14:01:27 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Tour rehearsal vignette just went up on Connor Kennedy's IG.

Seems Fall 2019 is gonna open with a cover of Oliver Nelson's "Teenie's Blues."


Date: Mon, August 26, 2019, 11:18:26 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

For reasons beyond our control, the raps are not able to be available at this time. Sorry!

Totally agree on showing love for Walter. Look for a new way to show the love for Walter coming sooner rather than later...

Jim
jjmckay at me dot com


Date: Mon, August 26, 2019, 00:27:38 ET
Posted by: peachtree audio, lanta

Indeed, what happened to the Raps site? It doesn't seem like them to leave a broken link up without explaining or correcting it. Could it be they don't know the site is down? I can't think of a single reason why it would just disappear without a word. Bring Back the Becker!


Date: Sun, August 25, 2019, 16:27:24 ET
Posted by: Fleet Street Gang, g

No more Hey Nineteen raps. 1 of the finest Walter Becker tributes post his death. Where did it go? James? Matthew? Bring Back the Becker!


Date: Sun, August 25, 2019, 10:44:48 ET
Posted by: Jonnie, H

It's a safe assumption that they didn't cancel a nearly sold out Gaucho show. They've never had a problem filling Count Basie (nor did the Dukes), and haven't played it since 2014 so there's ample pent up demand. It's also a Monday show, the day before the World Series starts with the Yankees standing a good chance of being in it. Fagen has speculated aloud that post-season baseball might be partially responsible for soft ticket sales at the Beacon.

Anyone trekking over from NY should make time to peruse downtown a little. Jack's Music Shoppe on Broad St., a relic of the record store era, and plenty of good restaurants.

https://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2015/02/11/jacks-music-shoppe/23228617/


Date: Sun, August 25, 2019, 08:25:23 ET
Posted by: security Joan, gate c13

KOTW: Red Bank NJ is only about an hour drive from NYC, so its not that odd. Whats a total disappointment is no Gaucho night at the Beacon :*


Date: Sun, August 25, 2019, 05:35:05 ET
Posted by: KOTW, Luton

So, it seems that the show listed in NJ on Sept 21 is actually for Oct 21, which makes sense in terms of September's itinerary. But doing an NJ IN THE MIDDLE of a Beacon run? Weird...


Date: Sun, August 25, 2019, 01:57:53 ET
Posted by: Chris, Nh

This is a follow up to the question about the best Steely Dan shows of the recent past. This particular show doesnt make the list, but its an example of the best shows of the early 2008 tour, which opened with a new instrumental overture and flowed seamlessly
Into Royal Scam > I Got The News > Show Biz Kids > Everything You Did. Also, Becker singing Gaucho. And he was still sharp. Anyway, if you havent seen this, you should: https://youtu.be/VEbRV676JOw


Date: Sat, August 24, 2019, 15:51:02 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Just under 2 months to Beacon run. Can I expect to see a few B'bookers in NYC? A great time to put faces to names!
Peace


Date: Sat, August 24, 2019, 11:26:04 ET
Posted by: Brain Strainer, Port Credit

@Kyle
Riff sounds like Dr Wu...


Date: Thurs, August 22, 2019, 09:13:57 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

The website is forbidden for me as well.


Date: Thurs, August 22, 2019, 09:11:33 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

cd,

Forbidden for me as well. I'm in the USA.


Date: Thurs, August 22, 2019, 08:27:56 ET
Posted by: cd, uk

Apologies. http://www.dandom.com/hey19

It is telling me that I lack the proper permission.


Date: Wed, August 21, 2019, 19:14:57 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

cd,

Supplying the URL might help. Just sayin.


Date: Wed, August 21, 2019, 12:22:03 ET
Posted by: cd, uk

Is the Walter Becker Hey Nineteen site down for anyone else, or is it being blocked in the UK?


Date: Wed, August 21, 2019, 09:57:21 ET
Posted by: Here ya go, 10/21/19

https://thebasie.org/events/steely-dan/?mc_cid=0c69d86237&mc_eid=ab870110ba


Date: Wed, August 21, 2019, 08:55:06 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Mikey, currently you should be able to see it here:
https://www.steelydan.com/#!/

Two shows listed for 9/21. One of them in Red Bank.

Split squad? Just kidding.


Date: Tues, August 20, 2019, 17:50:14 ET
Posted by: Mikey, F

I can't find Red Bank confirmed anywhere? Where did you see it exactly?


Date: Tues, August 20, 2019, 14:37:01 ET
Posted by: G Ouch, oh no!, 10/21/19

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/steely-dan-gaucho/event/3B00569ACAFA2461

Event Canceled

This event has been canceled.

Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded.


Date: Tues, August 20, 2019, 14:26:25 ET
Posted by: Hmmmm, NY, NJ or CA?

So....the SD official site now lists a show on Sept. 21 for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ BUT there is a show already scheduled for California on 9/21. Perhaps it is for October 21st as ticketmaster is showing the Gaucho show at the Beacon Theatre for 10/21 is cancelled!


Date: Sun, August 18, 2019, 22:08:44 ET
Posted by: Tink Pendleton,


"Larry" - sorry for missplelling.


Date: Sun, August 18, 2019, 22:06:22 ET
Posted by: Tink Pendleton,


I've seen this and I don't think the guitar solo order is accurate.
I think it's:

1st solo section: Denny Dias
2nd solo section: Elliott Randall
3rd/outro solo section: Elliott Randall

NO Layy Carlton solo at all.



Green Earrings:

Drums: Bernard Purdie
Bass: Chuck Rainey
Guitars: Elliott Randall - left channel, solo; 3rd section
Hugh McCracken rhythm guitar
Larry Carlton - solo 1st section
Denny Dias 2nd section
Clavinet: Paul Griffin
Fender Rhodes: Don Grolnick
Synthesizer: Donald Fagen
Percussion: Victor Feldman (tambourine, triangle, maracas)
Backup Vocals: Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit


Date: Sun, August 18, 2019, 19:49:30 ET
Posted by: Kyle, C

And I might add, it sounds like SD returned the favor in one of their own tracks years later.


Date: Sun, August 18, 2019, 19:34:59 ET
Posted by: Kyle, C

Joe Jackson acknowledges a resemblance to an SD song on this track. Guess which one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_TehrCJD54


Date: Sun, August 18, 2019, 10:17:55 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Dan, I agree with you. Connor could lead on those songs that Donald isn't interested in performing.


Date: Sat, August 17, 2019, 19:13:29 ET
Posted by: Dan, North Wales

I wonder if they won't use Connor Kennedy as a singer. I mean, he did a pretty good "Dirty Work" as one of the Nightfliers, who's to say Don won't let him loose on another Dan tune? Sure, we'll expect the Danettes to sing "Dirty Work" but this could be a chance to hear an SD song that Don doesn't fancy singing. I don't know ... "Dr Wu" comes to mind as one Don doesn't seem to like singing himself. Maybe even "Midnight Cruiser" or "Brooklyn". You never know.


Date: Sat, August 17, 2019, 16:31:35 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

My prediction...One of the Beacon Theatre
shows will see "Steely Dan" perform the original
classic rendition of ....

"Here at the Western World"

Well, I've been wrong before...


Date: Sat, August 17, 2019, 00:46:09 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@disgruntled;
I guess I'll just have to go see for myself.
Peace


Date: Wed, August 14, 2019, 00:40:40 ET
Posted by: Me,

Disgruntled:

How so?


Date: Tues, August 13, 2019, 21:59:31 ET
Posted by: Disgruntled , Meh

What a shit show these tours are now.


Date: Sat, August 10, 2019, 19:48:40 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

The latest edition of the Dandom Digest (Vol. 27, No. 5) was sent out a few minutes ago and you should have it within an hour of this post. It covers February 21-July 31, 2019. (The previous Dandom Digest covered January 1-February 20, 2019, but there were also special editions promoting the release of new albums by Catherine Russell, Walt Weiskopf, and Monkey House.)

The following are the subjects/headlines of the items in the latest newsletter:

NEW! MUST-LISTEN TO Podcast with Donald Fagen & Leo Sidran
New Paul Shaffer Show to feature DF as Guest
FALL TOUR
REDUX: Poughkeepsie Journal on Connor Kennedy
Recently At Walter Becker Media
New "Hey 19" Rants
Estate Sale of Walter's Gear
Interview with Walter's Other Song Writing Partner
Story on Amy Helm with DF
New Walt Weiskopf Quartet Album
New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"
Cat Russell's New One Now on Vinyl
Cat's Amazing "Alone Together"
New Release from Michael Leonhart
Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
FM on Blu-Ray
RIP, Adam Dunhan
New Book by Howard Rodman, Lifelong Pal of Walter Becker

SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: Setlist
SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Great Concert"
SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Music Was Fantastic"
SPOILER: 04/25-Las Vega$: Setlist
NOT-A-SPOILER: Vega$: "They got the Steely Dan T-shirts"
SPOILER: 05/11-Vega$: "Great Concert"

...followed by PRETZEL LOGIC

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Fly about as low, be so cool,
Jim


Date: Sat, August 10, 2019, 19:43:56 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

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DANDOM DIGEST

February 21-July 31, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 5

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

NEW! MUST-LISTEN TO Podcast with Donald Fagen & Leo Sidran
New Paul Shaffer Show to feature DF as Guest
FALL TOUR
REDUX: Poughkeepsie Journal on Connor Kennedy
Recently At Walter Becker Media
New "Hey 19" Rants
Estate Sale of Walter's Gear
Interview with Walter's Other Song Writing Partner
Story on Amy Helm with DF
New Walt Weiskopf Quartet Album
New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"
Cat Russell's New One Now on Vinyl
Cat's Amazing "Alone Together"
New Release from Michael Leonhart
Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
FM on Blu-Ray
RIP, Adam Dunhan
New Book by Howard Rodman, Lifelong Pal of Walter Becker

SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: Setlist
SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Great Concert"
SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Music Was Fantastic"
SPOILER: 04/25-Las Vega$: Setlist
NOT-A-SPOILER: Vega$: "They got the Steely Dan T-shirts"
SPOILER: 05/11-Vega$: "Great Concert"

Followed by...PRETZEL LOGIC

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Date: July 30, 2019
Subject: NEW! MUST-LISTEN TO Podcast with Donald Fagen & Leo Sidran
Compiled by hoops, by PF, HJ, etc.

Listen a few times...discuss amongst yourselves...Fagen gives responses to many of the question that you have been asking...

Was Donald really mad about Brubeck?

Was it Donald or Walter who wanted to play the same set list night after night?

Does Donald really feel closer to punk rock than to the singer songwriters of the 70's?

Was a Rolling Stones tribute ever in the works?

It's all in this interview with Leo Sidran.

They even talk about the ridiculousness of Yacht Rock. Leo's dad Ben is a wonderful jazz player and music journalist who obviously got his son this interview with DF. Ben was also a subscriber to Metal Leg so, the Steely Dan groove runs deep in the Sindran family! This is a truly wonderful, indept interview.

http://www.third-story.com/listen/donaldfagen

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Posted by: Amy & Luke
Subject: New Paul Shaffer Show to feature DF as Guest

http://www.axs.tv/featured/new-show-announcement-paul-schaffer-plus-one/

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

Paul Shaffer will be sitting down with some of music's finest including Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker), Graham Nash, ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons, STEELY DAN'S DONALD FAGEN and more for his new show Paul Shaffer Plus One!

Coming to AXS TV this Summer!

The music icon is bringing a cast of his famous friends & colleagues for a brand new show on AXS TV!

Paul Shaffer has mastered the art of captivating conversation from his seat at the piano on the Late Show with David Letterman. Now, the renowned bandleader and four-time Emmy nominee will further hone his chat chops with the launch of Paul Shaffer Plus One on AXS TV! Shaffer will be sitting down with some of music's finest including Sammy Hagar, Graham Nash, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and more to discuss everything from inspiration and influences to notable songs. Of course, a few impromptu performances will also be thrown into every show. According to the man himself, "In this show I get to go one-on-one with all my favorite recording artists. We talk mainly music and if the topic turns to a specific tune, we demonstrate in song. It's a dream come true." Paul Shaffer Plus One will debut as part of Sunday Night Rocks this Summer on AXS TV!

http://www.axs.tv/featured/new-show-announcement-paul-schaffer-plus-one/

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Subject: FALL TOUR

Donald Fagen is taking the Steely Dan Orchestra out for a wonderful US fall tour starting in last August and ending in November. Dates will start in the Great Lakes region and then head west in late September. The tour will take a break before resuming in October in New York State, NYC, CT and Boston before wrapping in Philly.

Full details, including link to shows at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1

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Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 23:42:20 ET
Posted by: James, NY & Luke, CA
Subject: REDUX: Poughkeepsie Journal on Connor Kennedy

POUGHKEEPSIEJOURNAL.COM
Steely Dan: Woodstock guitarist Connor Kennedy joins iconic band
Steely Dan is building on its strong ties to the Hudson Valley.

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2019/02/13/steely-dan-woodstock-guitarist-connor-kennedy-joins-iconic-band/2853992002/

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Subject: Recently At Walter Becker Media

Book of Liars Early Rundown
He Wants You (Out)
Don't Let Us Go Down
Much Has Been Done
A Double Take, Backwards: Cinder Annie (Live)
Danger Zone

and oh so much more

Check them all out at...

https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/

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Subject: New "Hey 19" Rants

A few new additions to the Walter Becker Raps collection:

2017/04/19 - Las Vegas, NV
http://dandom.com/hey19/items/show/164

2013/07/20 - Canandaigua, NY
http://www.dandom.com/hey19/items/show/163

2014/09/21 - Port Chester, NY
http://www.dandom.com/hey19/items/show/162

2016/07/02 - Charlotte, NC
http://www.dandom.com/hey19/items/show/161

2009/08/15 - Atlanta, GA
http://www.dandom.com/hey19/items/show/160

If you have a "Hey 19" rap not already filed at the archive or have a different recording of a rap already featured, please contribute by starting at http://dandom.com/hey19/guest-user/user/register or emailing matthewrkerns@gmail.com or jjmckay@me.com.

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Date: Tues, July 16, 2019, 10:05:21 ET
Posted by: Sam,
Subject: Estate Sale of Walter's Gear

Walter's estate is selling off all his gear.

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/guitars-and-gear-belonging-to-steely-dans-walter-becker-to-be-sold-at-auction

$100 For the auction house park. Usually these are about $25. Hopefully it's a pretty good book.

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Date: Wed, May 29, 2019, 14:33:15 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago
Subject: Interview with Walter's Other Song Writing Partner

Interview with Walter Becker's other songwriting partner. Of course Mr. Klein is known for so much.

While Walter and Steely Dan are not explicitly mentioned, I'm sure this will give insight behind what I think is the finest Steely Dan-related studio album in the past 30 years.

https://www.keyboardmag.com/education/5-things-ive-learned-about-producing-albums

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Date: Tues, July 02, 2019, 15:54:26 ET
Posted by: SB, Maine
Subject: Story on Amy Helm with DF

Donald Fagen mention :

https://www.roanoke.com/entertainment/music/americana-soul-songstress-amy-helm-brings-her-band-to-harvester/article_8d3d036d-77eb-51b1-9229-533c03606ec9.html

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Subject: New Walt Weiskopf Quartet Album

WALT WEISKOPF EUROPEAN QUARTET
"Worldwide"
Download or stream the album at your music service of choice.
https://waltweiskopf.com/product/european-quartet-worldwide/
CD Available from CD Baby
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/waltweiskopfeuropeanquartet
image001.png

"MIDWEST RECORD" ON Weiskopf's "WORLDWIDE

"Mostly originals, this is that pure jazzbo stuff you always come back to no matter how you've filled sweet teeth or taken flights of fancy. Killer stuff throughout. "

Full review:
http://midwestrecord.com/MWR1514.html

ABOUT WALT WEISKOPF
Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1981 at the age of 21. Since then, he has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with 20 critically-acclaimed CDs and countless sideman credits, including performing and recording with Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.

A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Walt is equally well regarded as a composer. His recordings as leader contain predominantly original work with unique interpretations of standards always in the mix. Walts seven books on jazz improvisation are among the most respected in the field.

Whether for quartet, nonet, or any configuration in between, Walts compositions and arrangements have attracted fans and critical notice.

Simplicity (Criss Cross Jazz-1993), met with immediate success. It was number one on Eurojazz radio for four straight weeks and inspired Mel Martin of Saxophone Journal to write: Walt Weiskopfs prime influence as a player appears to be John Coltrane, but he is no slavish imitator. He gets to musical matters in a powerful and positive way, asserting a definite viewpoint He displays much technical accomplishment, yet makes it sound basic and accessible.

Walts Song for My Mother (Criss Cross Jazz-1996), was awarded four stars in Downbeat Magazine. Bret Primack of Jazz Central Station listed Song for My Mother as one of the ten best jazz albums of 1997 and Crusader Magazine chose this recording as its number one Jazz Pick of the Year.

Walts subsequent recordings, from A World Away in 1994 (Criss Cross Jazz) to the most recent Fountain Of Youth (Posi-tone-2017), have also caused a critical stir.

In the September 1997 issue of JazzTimes, Bill Milkowski counted Walt among his five most underrated players; by 2000, Milkowski found that Walt had fulfilled his early promise, and is a major talenta monster tenor saxophonist as well as a prolific composer and accomplished arranger. Blaine Fallis review of Open Road (Posi-tone 2015) in All About Jazz said Weiskopf is freed up to take off on an improvisatory spectacle that paints the story of his great talent. About his most recent offering, a 2017 review in the New York City Jazz Record stated Fountain of Youth (Posi-tone 2017) could only have come from someone with broad experience in music and lifeWeiskopf understands it all.

[ Excerpted from https://waltweiskopf.com/about/ ]

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Subject: New Monkey House Album Kills It With "Book of Liars"

MONKEY HOUSE
FRIDAY

Debuted at No.1 on iTUNES JAZZ CHART!

New Album Featuring:

| Cover of Walter Becker's "Book Of Liars"
| Michael Leonhart
| Drew Zingg
| The song writing of Don Breithaupt, author of the defining 33-1/3 book documenting "Aja."
| Manhattan Transfer

Order, CDs, VINYL (with bonus track) and Hi Res Audio From

Alma Records:
https://shopalmarecords.com/products/friday

Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8J51SN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_mEXoDbRVM6YG3
Download or stream the album at your music service of choice:

https://monkeyhouse.lnk.to/friday

INSIDE MUSICAST INTERVIEW WITH MONKEY HOUSE'S DON BREITHAUPT:
https://www.insidemusicast.com/musicasts/2019/07/26-monkeyhouse-friday?fbclid=IwAR1So0NP2E0SxOfHOx-e_qIKm2njZaI2xAICU9lgrlTjxjBBjW92VaQQ0Ks

A STUNNING ALBUM, A STONE CLASSIC! KNUCKLE-KNOTTING CHORD PROGRESSIONS AND MAJESTIC HORN CHARTS... Barney Hurley, West Coast Magazine

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Subject: Cat Russell's New One Now on Vinyl

If you haven't already sure to get the new album from Catherine Russell, "Alone Together." It promises to be her best yet. Drops March 1. For more details and where to get, see http://www.catherinerussell.net

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Date: Sun, March 24, 2019, 03:17:25 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA
Subject: Amazing Cat's "Alone Together"

A brief Dangential item:

We were fortunate to be able to attend Catherine Russell's performance tonight at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The very entertaining set included many selections from her recently released CD, "Alone Together". There are a few more stops on the tour; more information is on the link below.

http://www.catherinerussell.net

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From: Michael Eldridge.
Date: July 14 at 10:54 PM
Subject: New Release from Michael Leonhart

https://michaelleonhart.bandcamp.com/album/suite-extracts-vol-1

http://MICHAELLEONHART.BANDCAMP.COM
Suite Extracts Vol. 1, by Michael Leonhart Orchestra
12 track album

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Subject: Calling All SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

The Dandom Digest would like to support your new album release by sending a special edition of the Dandom Digest such as this one. The Dandom Digest wants to do its part to help get the word out about your labor of love. The Dandom Digest goes to approximately 1,750 hardcore Steely Dan fans. Email jjmckay at me.com for info when the release is approaching. Thank you!

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Date: Sat, May 25, 2019, 06:06:56 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE
Subject: FM on Blu-Ray

The 1978 film FM, long out of print on DVD, is getting a Blu-Ray release on July 2 from Arrow Video!

https://www.amazon.com/FM-Blu-ray-Michael-Brandon/dp/B07R4PBTC4

Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Mono 1.0 music and effects track
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM
Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM
The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny
Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves
Original trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic Paul Corupe.

Not a great film by any measure, but it's a favorite of mine as I took a girl on my first date, when I was 12, to see it back in '78.

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Subject: RIP, Adam Dunhan
Date: July 30, 2019

Adam was a childhood friend of Walter Becker. Adam, Walter, and Howard stayed in touch throughout much of their adult years. Walter was also a physician to musicians and other performers including Bruce Springsteen.

Remembering Adam Duhan: Internist, social super pollinator, artist
July 30, 2019, 11 a.m.
Adam, ne Harold, Duhan, internist, social super pollinator and artist died unexpectedly June 21, surrounded by family and friends. He was just shy of his 69th birthday.

Born in New York City to Evelyn and Eliot Duhan, Adam grew up in Forest Hills, learning guitar from Tommy Ramone, and developing lifelong friendships with classmates who included Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
. . . . . .
Adams life will be celebrated with music and dancing at Chochmat Ha Lev (2215 Prince St., Berkeley), Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sierra Clubs Global Population and Environment Program, or to the art gallery to be dedicated to him at Chochmat Ha Lev.


Continues...

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/07/30/remembering-adam-duhan-internist-social-super-pollinator-artist?fbclid=IwAR0J_vIkr0iWaDGm6MReH5ZaVLHoMYgfTFjdbKaSqwUlgPFULX-j3u4pakM

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Subject: New Book by Howard Rodman, Lifelong Pal of Walter Becker

Howard Rodman's book, "The Great Eastern" was released on June 4, 2019.

Howard A. Rodman became friends with Walter Becker and Adam Dunhan growing in Queens, NY. He is a past president of the Writers Guild of the American West, professor of screenwriting at USC's School of Cinematic Arts; a member of the National Film Preservation Board; and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs.

Rodman spoke at the Walter Becker Way street dedication last October.

In the late 70s and early 80s, Rodman was a guitarist in several lower Manhattan post-punk bands, including Arsenal and Made in USA. Rodman's 2011 celebration of the centennial of the French silent cinema arch-villain Fantmas took him to Yale, Brown, the New School, and City Lights Books.

In 2013, in recognition of his contributions, he was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres [Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters] by the government of France. He was also the 2018 inductee to the Final Draft Screenwriters Hall of Fame. He is the past president of the Writers Guild of America West; professor of screenwriting at USC's School of Cinematic Arts; a member of the National Film Preservation Board; and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs. As a screenwriter, Rodman has c0-written "Savage Grace" with Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne; and "Joe Gould's Secret," among many.

Rodman's "Great Eastern is a sprawling, lavish anti-colonial adventure, set in New York, London, Paris, India, and the North Atlantic in the late 1800s -- forthcoming June 4, 2019 from Melville House Books/Penguin Random House. Jonathan Lethem calls it "A historical phantasmagoria and ripping adventure. Like twelve of your favorite movies at once, in full Sensurround." Rodman's earlier novel DESTINY EXPRESS, set in the pre-War German filmmaking community, was published by Atheneum and blurbed by Thomas Pynchon, who called it "daringly imagined, darkly romantic--a moral thriller."

"The Great Eastern" is available wherever print and digital books are sold, including Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/161219785X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_c4ZtDb8S8TBCS

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SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS
SPOILERS

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Date: Sun, February 24, 2019, 01:06:03 ET
Posted by: England Dan, U.K.
Subject: SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: Setlist

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, England 23/02/19

Cubano Chant

Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Green Earrings
Black Cow
Time Out of Mind
Pretzel Logic (w/ Steve Winwood)
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Peg
Home At Last
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School

Reelin' In The Years

A Man Aint Supposed To Cry

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Date: Sun, February 24, 2019, 04:12:36 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund
Subject: SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Great Concert"

Great concert last night in Birmingham - just woke up with my head still filled with great music! The band is so tight and the sound was really great yesterday for such a big venue. The guest appearance of Steve Winwood was a nice surprise, Pretzel Logic definitely a good track for him - SW sang it entirely.

I'm not sure if Donald enjoyed it - he seemed to dislike the interruptions as they took SW's organ on and off the stage. I am curious if they will do it again in London and Dublin.

Also the band had deserved a much better audience, Even Don described it as 'relaxed' , friendly clapping and many quiet parts between the songs. The danettes tried to get people standing up and dancing for the last two songs but only a handful of them stood up.

For us it was a great concert and 110% worth the trip.

Hope to have the chance to see them again in the future.

Have a great Sunday
Will head to the airport now.
Volker

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Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 13:24:00 ET
Posted by: Bobby Dakine, Earth
Subject: SPOILER: 23/02-Birmingham: "Music Was Fantastic"

Just would like to say I too attended the Birmingham concert and finally realised the dream of seeing Steely Dan (sadly without Mr Becker) after having missed going to see them in 2009 at Montreux - as I just had been introduced to their music at that time (and a certain large experiment was starting up not to far away...)

Music was fantastic, sound was better than i anticipated considering it's a big old arena, Donald was hilariously funny w.r.t to Winwood and the delay setting up his instrument for Pretzel Logic ("He was, worth the wait. Now get that DAMN thing off the stage!") I knew that this would be their "Big Mac" type setlist going in and that the crowd demographic would be of a certain type but that was fine.

If I could give some minor critiques (and they are very much minor) because the quality of the sound and harmony just blew away what preceded it, it would be:
1. Some songs really deserve two guitarists imo and prime Walter was really missed (Kid C, Peg, Josie)
2. I don't know if it was the venue or the mix (or just my ears) but Freddie on the bass could, maybe should, be mixed higher - I couldn't make him out

I hope to be able to see them at the Beacon on one of their Album /rarities nights or with the addition of some of their solo work. I do now partly understand why they usually keep a rigid setlist for their 90min set, but the musicians are so great that I'd pay to hear them play whatever they feel.

Regards --Another SD fan

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Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 09:27:23 ET
Posted by: Viva!, Lost Wages
Subject: SPOILER: 04/25-Las Vega$: Setlist

Cubano Chant
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
FM
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Black Cow
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Dirty Work
Josie
My Old School
Reelin In The Years

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Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 17:26:11 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL
Subject: NOT-A-SPOILER: Vega$: "They got the Steely Dan T-shirts"

My wife and I were in Las Vegas for a couple of days and we stopped at the Venetian to check it out.

FYI, they have a gift shop not far from the casino, not far from the concert area just loaded with Steely Dan t shirts.

They had 5-6 different styles, most in black, but I remember a bright yellow one and lots of different varieties. These also included the classic "Aja" t-shirt.

The person working at the gift shop said for those attending the concert would also be able to get extra items which included key chains. They also had Baseball caps wit the Steely Dan script on it.

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Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 00:48:01 ET
Posted by: suedave, Seattle
Subject: SPOILER: 05/11-Vega$: "Great Concert"

I was at the Venetian show on 5/11... I think Donald introduced Green Flower Street as a song they don't play much, can't be sure since I didn't write that down but I do remember hearing that exact phrase.

Throughout the show there were little treats. Some highlights included a funky solo by Herington on Hey 19, in Walter's style, pretty sure it was a tribute to Walter. Herington also added some type of wah wah sound on Time Out of Mind - though I'm not sure I am calling it the right thing. Another treat was the ending to Green Flower Street - like 2006 but at least one more note in the song outro. And a kick ass drum solo for Reeling.

But the best thing of all was the sound quality of the show. Top notch! Nice lighting too. It was a show I won't soon forget.

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Date: Sat, August 10, 2019, 00:49:51 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

As far as greatest shows go, for me it was by far the Rarities night. It wasn't a surprise because everyone knew it would be special. The vibe in the theater even before the show was electric. But Saratoga'93 was a show I had waited 21 yrs to see! So it was also a special show. But there are so many other shows that were special for different reasons and experiences. I guess another list could be most fun show.
Peace


Date: Fri, August 09, 2019, 08:38:59 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

I've been to eight Steely Dan shows, all of them either in the Dallas area or at the Winstar casino in southeastern Oklahoma (a long way from Phraxos, to be sure). None of them would make any list but my own, I'm sure, although I've heard some gems and pine for a reprise of The Steely Dan Show from 2003, among others. That said, the descriptions of what are some of the indisputably greatest shows has given me chillbumps and made me appreciate the reports from folks who were fortunate enough to happen upon such serendipitous experiences.


Date: Thurs, August 08, 2019, 10:50:56 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Boise, ID, Idaho Botanical Gardens, 11 August 2013.

Semi-standard modern setlist -- https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/steely-dan/2013/idaho-botanical-gardens-boise-id-43c6c78b.html -- but ***general admission***, & an exhausted Canadian who had driven all night in his old car got to stand about 6 feet from his favorite band for the entire set.

Saw Rarities Night, too, and that was, in Larry's words, pretty, pretty, pretty good, but Boise topped it.


Date: Thurs, August 08, 2019, 10:32:43 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

before the endless tour started, Boston (Mansfield) in 2000 stands out. Standard setlist for the tour but insane energy all night, from the audience and the band. (I was there,

Post '06 - any of the early '08 shows. Killer setlists with a bunch of deep cuts to kick off the night. There's a pro-shot/soundboard video out there somewhere, I think from Cincinnati?

The 09 Boston run was pretty legendary. The aforementioned "Let's Play Both" night, where they added in Royal Scam (not originally slated to be played in Boston) and closed with Boston Rag and Dirty Water. They also did the first audience request night on that run, which had a lot of rarities for the time, including the first ever performance of Dr. Wu.

I know that those who attended say the Roseland '03 show takes the cake. I also remember people raving about Soboba in '06, I believe the last two set show?


Date: Thurs, August 08, 2019, 08:51:24 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I would probably go with Rarities Night since I've only played the live version of "The Second Arrangement" a good 40 times at least.
But from attending the show here in Tampa, any of the 2000 shows were superb from opening to close. The set list was deep and it had rare cuts like "Night by Night" alongside the big hits and tracks from "Two Against Nature".
"The Boston Rag" as an opener was fantastic.
I remember from like 2008 or 2009, someone had posted on YouTube, one of their first performances of "Doctor Wu". Donald Fagen happened to be sick that night and labored through the song but Walt Weiskoff did the solo and it was incredible. That was taken down from YouTube many moons ago, but no one has been able to top that particular solo.


Date: Wed, August 07, 2019, 21:13:23 ET
Posted by: Danny, PA

I will take a crack at this: "Tonight Let's Play Two" the Boston show
where Aja and The Royal Scam were both played in there entirety, not mention several encores. Epic! IMHO


Date: Wed, August 07, 2019, 20:33:41 ET
Posted by: bikemann17, colorado

Was at one of the shows at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. 95 or 96? I'm not sure after all this time but it was the only show ever that they played "ON THE DUNES". Hope they bring that back one day but.............


Date: Wed, August 07, 2019, 17:16:24 ET
Posted by: Neil from The Bronx, New York

My pick for greatest show would be Aug 1, 2009 at the Beacon.

Larry Carlton sat in all night. They did an audible and started with all of Aja. Then included cuts from Royal Scam including Carlton doing Kid Charlemagne and Don't Take Me Alive. FM and Any Major Dude. Doctor Wu !!!!!!

And it was my birthday


Date: Wed, August 07, 2019, 15:34:47 ET
Posted by: Tony, Western World

What are some Dan shows that are universally considered to be their best shows ever? An obvious one would be the legendary Rarities Night. I know there's been a few others that seem to be in that top-tier of all time best.

Cheers!


Date: Wed, August 07, 2019, 15:27:58 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hnd, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

Last night Stephen Colbert imitating Bernie Sanders on a road trip: Put the Steely Dan back on! Drink your big black cow and get out of here!

Citizen Dan (best Steely Dan tribute band in the world) played a gig in Glenwood Springs, CO a few weeks back. Highlights of set included DTMA, Dr. Wu > Space Oddity (Bowie) > Dr. Wu, Night by Night, Weather in my Head, Pretzel Logic > Breakdown (Petty) > Pretzel Logic, Rikki, Reeling in the Years (AIA version) > RITY (studio version).

Exited to host them @ Grand Z @ the end of this month. Just finished a great music weekend @ Grand Z with Cody Canada last Thursday & Los Straitjackets on Fri/Sat. Great sets by all.

Remember:

LABOR DAY DAN WEEKEND IN COLORADO

Live @ The Mile High Room (its more like two miles high) in the Grand Z Casino Hotel in historic Central City, Colorado

Citizen Dan performing two sets per night including full Steely Dan albums each night.

Friday August 30: The Royal Scam (including Here at the Western World) and more

Saturday August 31: Aja and more

Performances are free and first set starts @ 8pm. First sets will be full album features.


Date: Thurs, August 01, 2019, 23:01:28 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Just took my first listen to Monkey House's "Friday". It's going to take a few more passes to really sink in. But early indications are extremely positive. Thanks for the great shit, Don.


Date: Thurs, August 01, 2019, 22:39:08 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Re: Friday. From 10,000 hours to I'll Drive You Chill is a murderer's row of composition, musicianship, production, and sound. Lots of space between the instruments, although the arrangements can be layered and complex. The bridges, especially The Jazz Life, are amazing. Just the way the drums and bass are mic'd and placement in the mix is exquisite and crystalline.

Island off the Coast of America, complete with IGY swing, is an opus.

Say it for the Last Time, When the Mud Men Come, Because You, Brainyard sound on the surface innocent enough, but there's a weird but good schizophrenia that mixes figures from some SD-like acts of the late 70s (in a very good way with like an Allan Holdsworth guitar sound or a Kings vamp

I hear some Sad Cafe, a UK Manchester rock/jazz/pop band with a powerful frontman (Paul Young - Mike and the Mechanics) and wizards handling the guitar (Ashley Mulford) and keyboards (Vic Emerson). Mulford lived in Canada for years - he can solo and shred with the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvJcJknG7dk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssAK_2UNQkU&list=OLAK5uy_mtyKvQ_Y5d8ne6Z683d05cr7-sREl5pVU&index=8&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iEeG7vPeuI&list=OLAK5uy_lDsD1AkKVH160C3eubYG3mCn6wpuHJCF0&index=13&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_YXuQI2El4


With the best of Player, Rupert Holmes (not the Pina Colada song) and McDoobie channeling Robbie Dupree


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_eQ63Plv6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAsBuABX1p4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK7h4XAHCwg

More awkward on stage than a young Fagen!


Date: Wed, July 31, 2019, 14:44:01 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

I'll be honest, I didn't know what 'copacetic' meant 'till I looked it up there.

Monkey House: Great music and also expands yer vocabulary!


Date: Wed, July 31, 2019, 08:30:50 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Even Friday's liner notes contain gems. There's a laugh-out-loud exchange at the end of section giving the brand of instruments used by various players.

As for the music, it rewards repeated listening - it just keeps unfolding.


Date: Tues, July 30, 2019, 20:34:59 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

DP, thanks so much for the podcast tip. One of the best interviews with Don I've heard. Funny how cheesy/bad that guy sounds on the intros and outros, I was shocked he was a decent interviewer.


Date: Tues, July 30, 2019, 10:30:54 ET
Posted by: DP, London

New podcast out feat. DF http://www.third-story.com/listen/donaldfagen


Date: Mon, July 29, 2019, 22:09:07 ET
Posted by: Roland, C

Wheel turnin' round and round.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiFTdXlcKF0


Date: Mon, July 29, 2019, 16:51:17 ET
Posted by: popegreg , MKE

DonB ... awesome record. About that tour? Milwaukee please!!!


Date: Mon, July 29, 2019, 11:11:04 ET
Posted by: DonBreithaupt, Los Angeles

Thanks, gang! Thanks to awareness-raising by dudes like Hoops, Monkey House / Friday debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz chart. Now, about that tour...


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 16:43:25 ET
Posted by: CDF, X

And when I say "make the traffic interesting" in quotes, I don't mean that's exactly what she said. It was much more explicit.


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 16:31:37 ET
Posted by: CDF, X

Dangential Scene in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Margaret Qualley offers to "make the traffic interesting" for Brad Pitt while driving. He wants to first see some ID that she's 18.


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 16:10:51 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

That early "Book of Liars" rundown with the wonky keyboard solo recently posted over at WBM Dot Com is one of the loosest-limbed, best-sounding things I have heard in a long, long time.

It feels like that McPartland "Piano Jazz" gig, like actually being inside a recording room with Walt & Co. -- crystalline sound! -- & I recommend it to everyone who is not already visiting WBM, or hasn't been by in a while.


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 13:33:13 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


If you're into Steely Dan's subversion embedded into ear candy, there are some tracky by Simply Red/Mick Hucknall that may fill that cavity. Their subversion/protest was sometimes and spotty...in a way making it even more subversive. Other times biting like a quick stab in the back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep02WddWH5w

https://youtu.be/39Azh2Q-qDg

https://youtu.be/XJ0C8BzJcZ8

https://youtu.be/j65_SciWohY

https://youtu.be/-cYnJX7VO4w


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 12:22:27 ET
Posted by: ,

Headquarters


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 12:02:33 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Don B: Congratulations on another fantastic opus! Knotty chord changes, indeed. Extending elements from Left and

Mark Kelso's drumming seems to have a touch of Taim


Jeff "Tain" Watts that is - here he is with the late great Kenny Kirkland :

https://youtu.be/4GDeDTnRRCA


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 11:48:25 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Manhattan Transfer sings Mu Major. Friday is one surprise after another.


Date: Sun, July 28, 2019, 01:39:20 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Just finished downloading high res "Friday", started playing it and wow. Arrived at #4 "Rest of the world" , the volume goes up.even more. My poor dog choose to relocate but he's fine.
Incredible both in music and sound.
God bless you, Mr.Breithaupt!


Date: Fri, July 26, 2019, 13:15:36 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 4

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A "Special Edition" celebrating TODAY'S release of

MONKEY HOUSE
FRIDAY

ALREADY No.1 on THIS MORNING'S iTUNES JAZZ CHART!

New Album Featuring:

| Cover of Walter Becker's "Book Of Liars"
| Michael Leonhart
| Drew Zingg
| The song writing of Don Breithaupt, author of the defining 33-1/3 book documenting "Aja."
| Manhattan Transfer

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* Sophisticated musicianship, imaginative lyrics, and a flair for melody are signatures of the sound of Monkey House, a sound that has earned the group serious critical acclaim, peer respect, and a steadily expanding international following. Those characteristics are again evident on Friday, the fifth full-length release from the L.A./Toronto combo that just celebrated the notable milestone of 25 years of playing together.

* That rare longevity has resulted in an invaluable empathy in the musical interactions among the core members: singer/songwriter/keyboardist Don Breithaupt, drummer Mark Kelso, bassist Pat Kilbride, and guitarist Justin Abedin. Monkey House founder Breithaupt explains: Because Ive been working with Justin, Pat and Mark for so long, I have a good feel for what they do well. I can play to their strengths. I can take a Polaroid of something in my studio and have a pretty good idea of how itll pan out when the band sinks its teeth into it.

* Also contributing prominently to Friday is the elite Toronto horn section of William Sperandei, Vern Dorge, John Johnson, William Carn and Tony Carlucci, as well as percussionist Art Avalos. Adding to the comfort level in the studio for the recording of Friday was the return of the team of co- producer Peter Cardinali and engineer John Beetle Bailey, reprising their roles from previous Monkey House records. Cardinali also plays bass on four tracks.

* All but two of the Fridays tracks are solo Breithaupt compositions. He co-wrote Say It For The Last Time with Chris Smith (ex-Regatta) and Guido Luciani, while Book Of Liars is a cover of a 1994 song by Steely Dan's Walter Becker. As a lifelong Steely Dan fan, Walter's death hit me hard, says Don. I thought it'd be a nice gesture to do one of his.

* Breithaupt is a prolific songwriter who collaborates regularly with such acclaimed songsmiths as Marc Jordan, Jay Graydon, and his NYC-based brother Jeff Breithaupt. He explains that the stress on solo compositions on Friday had to do with getting songs that felt like they belonged together. When theyrecoming from multiple sources, its hard to make them feel cohesive.

* Breithaupt says Friday is an album that may be more rhythmically-based than any of our previous ones. For the last album [2016's Left], I made a concerted effort to write each song at the piano. With this one, I was often looping rhythms and playing along with grooves, even on the first day of writing. When you have a rhythm going, it gives everything momentum.

* Also, a couple of songs show more of an 80s influence from bands like The Police and XTC. It still sounds like Monkey House, but its fun to stir in a couple of extra ingredients each time and see how they mix in. If youre thinking of Friday on a compass, it has moved a few degrees towards R&B, soul and blues as opposed to some songs on earlier albums that were more poppy or Beatles-derived.

* As has become the norm on Monkey House records, Friday features some notable guests. Guitarist Drew Zingg (Boz Scaggs) and trumpeter Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan) have guested on previous albums, and make tasteful contributions here, as does Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri. Ground Up artist Lucy Woodward (Rod Stewart) adds background vocals throughout, while Grammy-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer add their magic to the choruses of The Jazz Life. Im proud to say The Manhattan Transfer have been big fans of Monkey House for a while, says Breithaupt. Their presence is a major vote of confidence for me, as Ive loved their stuff since the seventies. Its hard to mistake the sound of those four incredible voices together.

* One song sure to provoke discussion is 10,000 Hours, described by Breithaupt as a gentle spoof of Malcolm Gladwell's famed maxim. You have to do the right stuff, not just put in the time, he stresses. The tune features both funk and Latin sections, with Lettieri soloing in both styles.

* Breithaupt notes, I have a tradition of having at least one poppy, quirky, outlier track on an album. This time, its Shotgun, which is designed to be pure fun and stick in peoples heads. Its a tune as warm and breezy as a Malibu drive in a vintage convertible. Equally catchy is Ill Drive, You Chill, an engaging tale of a woman leaving her pet-friendly pharmacy life plan behind as she takes to the road in search of adventure with a total stranger. The song vividly showcases Breithaupts skill in creating intriguing characters and narratives.

* As for the albums title, Breithaupt explains, As I was looking for a thread in the new material, I noticed the word Friday coming up in the lyrics. I thought, This is our fifth album, and Friday is the fifth day of the week. That's a nice tie-in. Plus, I was born on a Friday, and Friday is the go out and enjoy night of the week. Im happy with that as an overall attitude. l The ever- increasing audience for Monkey House music is gratifying for Breithaupt. It means I have the luxury of putting the band at the top of my work pile, where it belongs, he stresses. I can put in the time and really try to have every record outdo the last one. Monkey House has done exactly that with Friday, an album that rewards listening every day of the week.

TRACKS 1. 10,000 HOURS 2. NINE OCLOCK FRIDAY 3. SHOTGUN *Video directed by Academy Award-winning producer Miles Dale (The Shape of Water) 4. WELCOME TO THE REST OF THE WORLD 5. BOOK OF LIARS 6. THE JAZZ LIFE 7. ILL DRIVE, YOU CHILL 8. SAY IT FOR THE LAST TIME 9. WHEN THE MUD MEN COME 10. BECAUSE YOU 11. BRAINYARD 12. ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF AMERICA 13. ECHO PARK BLUES [LP BONUS]


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Date: Wed, July 24, 2019, 21:53:12 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Paul, you made my day.


Date: Wed, July 24, 2019, 14:44:46 ET
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Date: Wed, July 24, 2019, 07:59:20 ET
Posted by: Paul, -

Hopefully steves wife knows about high-resolution streaming audio and thats what shes referring to. If she simply listening to Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. Then she doesnt know what the hell shes doing. See a marriage counselor.


Date: Wed, July 24, 2019, 01:51:17 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Nicholas. It's an interesting version.

Like Ivy's indie vibe on Only a Fool Would Say that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS-9BXdeSaE


Date: Tues, July 23, 2019, 17:31:54 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

My wife went on a "I only stream music, I hate CD's" rant the other day, so she was tossing out old CD's.
Amidst all the moving around of CD's, I found my pristine copy of "Everything Must Go", and since I had a long ride yesterday, I took it with me and listened to the whole thing.
It has such a great sound. It has some of that post 9/11 world weariness to it, by that I mean, It's not as joyful as your typical "Steely Dan" album, but it did lift my spirits yesterday for sure.


Date: Tues, July 23, 2019, 17:02:25 ET
Posted by: Seafoam Mean, bodega bay, californeeway

Well lets hear it for the modern blues!
I saw 3 gigs at the beacon and couldn't take it.
I was at the street naming.
on the third night a woman gave up her past husaband's seat so my family could sit together. I will never forget the dan and dammit!


Date: Tues, July 23, 2019, 12:51:52 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

I poked around the Julien's Auctions site a little. There wasn't any Becker catalog detail there yet, but I looked at the results of some prior auctions. There was a Bernie Taupin auction that included things like Gold Records, Platinum Records, etc. I was surprised at how low the prices were, even after factoring in the added premium that gets paid to the auction house. It made me optimistic that during a two-day auction of WB items, there might actually be something that I can afford.

Handwritten lyrics are probably too much to hope for.


Date: Wed, July 17, 2019, 21:21:52 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Bikemann - I love the idea. This backing track is far superior to the WENDEL-ized demo out there, from the re-try. No wonder D&W gave up. Like comparing Smile with Smiley Smile.


80 years later. A Chain Lighting rally in my home town. Holy fuck, that's not great.. FWIW, it's always sounded to me (check out the ride cymbal) that Chain Lightning suffered less from the noise reduction fiasco than any of the other songs on Katy Lied. Less clipping and distortion on the high end. Crisp bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-zhjJatmpA


https://youtu.be/3gTM2WSkD4M


Date: Wed, July 17, 2019, 15:47:01 ET
Posted by: ,

Re: the Walter Becker guitar auction.

I feel that these guitars will sell for more than Guitar World is estimating. Maybe that's the fanboy in me talking.

I still miss Walter Becker. :(


Date: Wed, July 17, 2019, 10:10:37 ET
Posted by: Lynx, key

could you fellas at least give us some search terms or links to use in our quest to find out if we've already clicked what you're talking about?


Date: Wed, July 17, 2019, 00:50:33 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Why not listen to the rarities version on YouTube? The audio is there.
Peace


Date: Tues, July 16, 2019, 22:43:39 ET
Posted by: bikemann17, colorado

Doc MU How is it that its not talked about here? With all the talk of the historic blunder of the original recording being erased where did this come from???? Maybe someone should take Donald's vocal off the demo and plant it on top of this recording. As close as we can get!


Date: Tues, July 16, 2019, 21:25:34 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


guitar too. Love the natural drums. Ed Greene I think.


Date: Tues, July 16, 2019, 21:19:57 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Bikemann - yeah, that's the original core backing track. Vocals, horns would have been overdubbed.


Date: Tues, July 16, 2019, 10:05:21 ET
Posted by: Sam,

Walter's estate is selling off all his gear.

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/guitars-and-gear-belonging-to-steely-dans-walter-becker-to-be-sold-at-auction

$100 For the auction house park. Usually these are about $25. Hopefully it's a pretty good book.


Date: Mon, July 15, 2019, 14:30:30 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

The Smashmouth cover of Do It Again always catches my fancy.

(Please don't hold that against me.)


Date: Sun, July 14, 2019, 16:46:38 ET
Posted by: bikemann17, colorado

Don't know if this has been talked about here but I just found this on youtube. Full version of Second Arrangement backing track only just over 6 minutes in glorious quality.


Date: Sun, July 14, 2019, 12:56:19 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande

Ivy had a pretty good cover. Ben Folds Five delivered on Barrytown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H66-5hEKws


Darren Jessee throws in a touch of Keith Moon into the Jim Gordon drums.



Date: Sun, July 14, 2019, 12:35:15 ET
Posted by: Vin, W

The MM&I soundtrack was novelty, a curiosity. The Y2K equivalent of clicking on a youtube video of a cover.


Date: Sun, July 14, 2019, 10:46:17 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Next year is the 20th anniversary of the Jim Carrey flick "Me, Myself and Irene", that featured more than a few "Steely Dan" covers on the soundtrack.
How do you..the Steely Dan hardcore fan remember this soundtrack/film and what do you feel about it nearly 20 years later.
For me, I was really excited to see this film and it gave me a warm feeling at the time hearing all of those tunes covered by new performers. Plus it was 2000, the year that "Steely Dan" really came all the way back and released an album of new material. But its been so long ago now, the film and soundtrack are like a faded memory.


Date: Sun, July 14, 2019, 02:04:46 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

The future's so bright, I gotta wear...

https://youtu.be/0S6CJd6kWRA


Date: Sat, July 13, 2019, 19:00:56 ET
Posted by: Les, N

Fagen talked about this place in his book's tour diary.

https://www.nj.com/news/2019/07/man-climbs-to-top-of-steelstacks-blast-furnace-and-still-wont-come-down-more-than-12-hours-later.html


Date: Fri, July 12, 2019, 14:29:22 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions), Philadelphia

A little more from our convo-
�What I remember is that after Gary took me to meet them for the first time, we went into a small practice cubicle in the Brill Building next to JATA Music (where they were working with Kenny Vance and those guys) and Donald and Walter asked me to play for them and tell them about myself. They wanted me to tell them my aspirations. I had only written three songs at the time and I played them for them. Can you imagine? I had never heard of them before or had any idea how trained and talented they were. They were told to write something for my album and I Mean To Shine is what they came up with. Donald sang it the best, of course. I can not read music so Donald would go in and play the thing and teach it to me and tell me what harmonies to sing, etc. He was the basically the instructor and Gary would decide what takes to keep, etc. Donald was the one I related to the best because he was a gentle soul. Walter was more gregarious and had kind of a cynical, (yet always clever) outlook on things, and was not shy about expressing his opinions. I was totally intimidated by him. They were both such bright guys. There was not much difference in our ages, but our life experiences were vastly different. Jeff Baxter, of all of them, treated me the best, like I was a human being worth speaking to. I will always be thankful for Jeff. I think he is one of the reasons I made it through it all. He was a happy, funny guy, polite, amazingly talented, and treated everyone well. He was a serious professional. Always on time and prepared, always on the move, working hard. I had known Gary Katz from the time I was a 14 years old and I thought of him like a big brother. He will never know how much I looked up to him and trusted him. I never guessed that he would do something like give the song to Streisand behind my back and keep it all from me. If they had just told me what was happening I would have been disappointed, but I think I would have understood. Who knows? And so it goes... I am thankful that I was there and able to work with such talented people, no doubt about it."


Date: Fri, July 12, 2019, 10:59:05 ET
Posted by: Dave (from acquisitions) , Philadelphia

Hi all, haven't posted in a while. To refresh anyone-who-care's memory, I was the guy working with Anthony Robustelli on compiling a track by track breakdown of instrument credits for the first five albums (we've hit so many dead ends that I've basically abandoned that project after a few drafts but I can send it to anyone who is interested, we did make some progress after some intense research). ANYWAY during that process I've been reaching out to anyone I can think of on social media who would have been around at that time to see if they have any insight or little Dangential nuggets to share. I've recently been chatting with Linda Hoover who posted her rendition of the Becker-Fagen song "Jones" which was going to be included on her 1971 album that never got released along with a few other songs by them. Y'all might find some of this interesting. (Please don't go bug her on social media now, she's been extremely nice and willing to chat and I don't want to loose that).

"I agree with you. They wrote amazing stuff and they were fantastic musicians, as well. Donald used to sing his songs better than anyone else could, in my opinion. I am glad he ended up being the lead singer for Steely Dan. The first time he ever played something and sang it for me so that I could learn it, I was absolutely mesmerized by his piano skill and his vocal. He had a soft voice but a very soulful, delivery. It was genuine. I cherish my memories of those times. I hope Donald is writing and finding his bearings now without Walter. They were very fortunate to have met and worked together, achieving the success they did. I also believe that the other members of the band were instrumental and of course, I think Gary Katz made a huge difference in the early days. I love their music. FM is one of my favorites. Have a good day!"

"My 1970 Roulette Records album includes Donald and Walter's "Jones", "Roaring of the Lamb", "I Turn My Friend Away", "Roll Back the Meaning", and the title song they wrote for the project, "I Mean to Shine". Barbara Streisand released her version of "I Mean to Shine" later on "Barbara Joan Streisand". WMG's Rhino Entertainment Company now owns my album. We are hopeful Rhino will release it before too long. If you have not read it yet, the "About" section of my Facebook page has a bit more of the story of those days if you are interested. Thank you so much again for reaching out to me!"


Date: Wed, July 10, 2019, 13:35:27 ET
Posted by: WB Media,

Here comes that rainy day... An unreleased WB demo to help you make it through the dog days. HE WANTS YOU (OUT) https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/he-wants-you-out


Date: Wed, July 10, 2019, 13:32:47 ET
Posted by: WB Media,

The demo that just premiered over on walterbeckermedia.com is playing in the background during this little home video of Walter holding his award for Writer of the Best Rap Song of 1998.

https://youtu.be/rUqVqlnrcd4


Date: Wed, July 10, 2019, 13:22:38 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Don, Dean, and others:

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I saw them on my phone Saturday and I was blown away. 😎😎😎 You're too kind to remember this moody bastard. I appreciate all you guys contribute and the way you make me consider new ways to look at Steely Dan--and thus life itself. 🤓🤓🤓

Peace out.

Jim


Date: Sat, July 06, 2019, 23:30:18 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Hoops B-day? Thanks to Don Patrol for pointing it out.

Happy Fucking Birthday, Jim. I mean that in the best way possible. Thanks for everything you do.


Date: Sat, July 06, 2019, 12:33:53 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Happy Birthday to Hoops,I owe you a big thanks for all the fun I've had on the Blue,and at shows and Danfests. You da man! Have a wonderful day.
Peace


Date: Sat, July 06, 2019, 09:34:03 ET
Posted by: good listen,

DonB - truly phenomenal writing on that new song. Amazing solo you got out of Michael, too. Was that a single take or spliced together?


Date: Fri, July 05, 2019, 17:06:55 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Don't know if many of the folks on here have watched the US TV show "Sneaky Pete"?

We watched the first series on Amazon here in the UK and just watched episode 1 of season 2 this evening.

There is a scene within the first 20 mins where Pete's young protege is causing a distraction in a hotel lobby which I guarantee will have danfans laughing out loud (hint, just listen to what she's shouting)

The closing music over the credits then comes as no surprise but is a lovely touch as according to the producers the episode was shot shortly after Walter died and they insisted on including the SD references as a tribute.


Date: Wed, July 03, 2019, 23:14:02 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

OK, chord sluts...a follow-up analysis of Carlton's Kid C solo by session guitarist Tim Pierce with Rick Beato. Get out the whipped cream and dark chocolate syrup! Really nice insight into Larry's choices and jazz strategy with rock energy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuptg_THbpk


Date: Tues, July 02, 2019, 15:54:26 ET
Posted by: SB, Maine

Donald Fagen mention :

https://www.roanoke.com/entertainment/music/americana-soul-songstress-amy-helm-brings-her-band-to-harvester/article_8d3d036d-77eb-51b1-9229-533c03606ec9.html


Date: Tues, July 02, 2019, 14:25:26 ET
Posted by: hoops, on the quick

NN, Thanks for the post about Boz. The good vibes get the energy out there for him. 👍☮️💟

I did get an email yesterday from "BandsInTown" that some of the dates are now rescheduled for November.

We'll keep sending him the good wishes. Hope the recovery continues.


Date: Tues, July 02, 2019, 07:20:04 ET
Posted by: NN, R

Boz Scaggs has cancelled a number of upcoming dates for health reasons. Hope he recovers and can continue to perform.

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190626/boz-scaggs-cancels-elk-grove-show-for-health-reasons


Date: Sun, June 30, 2019, 21:43:30 ET
Posted by: Roger, F

Jeff Baxter still gets a nod on Elton John's site.

https://www.eltonjohn.com/the-band

James Newton Howard went on to score scores of movies.


Date: Sat, June 29, 2019, 15:58:36 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, Hey Now

Fagen snarked on the Dukes of September, but damn they sound awesome here with familiar faces. Age has not robbed Boz of his voice.

Nice chord changes added to one of the great recordings of the rock era (RIP Jeff)

https://youtu.be/zIgq9WatLWM


Damn, Don B - I missed the 2nd track, too. Thanks for dropping these beauties.


Date: Fri, June 28, 2019, 18:54:58 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Don, thanks for that weekend present. Shotgun and Island... are both killer. What's this about THREE advance tracks? Dunno about anyone else, but I'm ready. Great stuff!


Date: Fri, June 28, 2019, 12:39:25 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

This link seems to work in the UK Don:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpN5TQK_Po

Hey, I got the first view!

Great horns as usual btw!


Date: Fri, June 28, 2019, 11:00:10 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

The third and final advance track from the forthcoming Monkey House album Friday dropped this morning. "Island Off The Coast Of America," my latest paean to Manhattan, features Michael Leonhart and Lucy Woodward, and name-checks none other than Mr. Pete Fogel! Really proud of this song. Listen:

https://open.spotify.com/album/12u49PaxmSGDWFTErvEuTw?si=YbMYLlscSHS5vK6CKBtS_Q

There's also a YouTube link, but I have a feeling it's U.S.-only:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1aaftC5LzY


Date: Thurs, June 27, 2019, 17:48:28 ET
Posted by: ,

Sorry about the DP. I was editing and oops - keep the 2nd post, hoops


Date: Thurs, June 27, 2019, 17:47:39 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


True Companion

Bass: Will Lee
Drums: Steve Jordan (Shaffer's original drummer on Letterman)

Steve Khan played guitar, while Fagen player keyboards, synth

Shaffer had a cousin named Rikki - they both knew Fagen pretty well. There was another Rikki at Bard as well. One or both may have allegedly been love interests.


Date: Thurs, June 27, 2019, 17:42:59 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

True Companion

Bass: Will Lee
Drums: Steve Jordan (Shaffer's ordinal drummer on Letterman)

Steve Khan played guitar while Fagen player keyboards, synth

Shaffer had a cousin named Rikki - they both knew Fagen pretty well. There were another Rikki at Bard as well. One or both may have allegedly been love interests.




Date: Thurs, June 27, 2019, 13:22:39 ET
Posted by: Bookkeeper's Son, Florida

DocM

Chord sluts. How dare you look into my soul like that!

Thanks for sharing the Beato link.


Date: Wed, June 26, 2019, 16:55:19 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hund, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

LABOR DAY DAN WEEKEND IN COLORADO

Live @ The Mile High Room (its more like two miles high) in the Grand Z Casino Hotel in historic Central City, Colorado

Citizen Dan performing two sets per night including full Steely Dan albums each night.

Friday August 30: The Royal Scam (including Here at the Western World) and more

Saturday August 31: Aja and more

Performances are free and first set starts @ 8pm. First sets will be full album features.

https://grandzcasinohotel.com

If hotels fill up in Central City (there are only two, Grand Z & Century), Blackhawk is just two miles down the hill and has many more rooms. Ameristar, Lady Luck, Isle of Capri, The Lodge, and the brand new Monarch should be open by then but maybe not. You don't have to drive from CC to BH as ez free shuttles run through both towns. This is better than Vegas. Beautiful mountains with high country air, free drinks (while gambling the lowest level), non smoking, plenty of dining options, bars open 24 hours, friendly people, and dispensaries in both towns. If enough BlueBookers come out (just let me know on this digest or @ dr99hund@comcast.net), I"ll arrange a pre party or something cool. And please, post any questions you may have. Enjoy!


Date: Wed, June 26, 2019, 12:53:11 ET
Posted by: Doc M,


If you've been following some of the Rick Beato series, you'll want to check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c9lx0KFkO4


Rick discusses with Larry Carlton use of polyphonic chords, solos and sessions for Kid C. and DTMA. A lot of chord slut discussion for you chord sluts out there, and you know who you are.


Date: Wed, June 26, 2019, 10:30:16 ET
Posted by: KD, asdf

Shaffer's Band: Hiram Bullock played on Gaucho and Will Lee thumped on Nightfly.


Date: Tues, June 25, 2019, 15:57:25 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Just received my copy of "Die Behind the Wheel, Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan," edited by Brian Thornton. It's twelve stories, each by a different author, each with a title that is a Steely Dan song or a Steely Dan song lyric or a cryptic reference to same. I'm not expecting great literature; I'm hoping for a few laughs. Hey, it's the season of light summertime reading.

Another volume similarly compiled is coming out later this year (according to the editor), entitled "The Hangman Isn't Hangin'."


Date: Tues, June 25, 2019, 11:57:51 ET
Posted by: OrangeTom, Formerly Back Woods

Saw interesting interview with Paul Shaffer on Dan Rather's AXS TV show last night. One of the musicians he mentioned was both in his Letterman band and played on a SD record. Any guesses?


Date: Sat, June 22, 2019, 19:32:15 ET
Posted by: Gene, NY

Saw the documentary Echoes in the Canyon today about the 60s LA folk rock scene. Denny Doherty was discussed, and doing a little research I see he covered this (apparent) Becker/Fagen composition Giles of the River.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdDcaJIgmxA


Date: Thurs, June 20, 2019, 21:39:04 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Case in point for those twitter able:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu8dMG0PB-4


https://twitter.com/Nativeesoul/status/1141827251694182400


Date: Thurs, June 20, 2019, 18:59:41 ET
Posted by: Kenny, W

A discussion of deposit copies of well known songs, and how their signature intros or solos aren't part of it. I wonder if the guitar solos on Reelin' and Kic C. were included in the deposit.

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-classic-rock-riffs-loophole/


Date: Tues, June 18, 2019, 18:27:27 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Steve M - FOY fits in that nice Smithereens power pop niche, but stretches the power pop element more. Haley's Waitress has elements of the Beatles, Ben Folds, Beach Boys.

Good stuff. Squeeze, The Records, Danny Wilson, REM, Split Enz.


Yeah, Don B. calls them out on MH's Left.

Something like:

"Last summer. The drummer, The Fountains of Wayne. and doing cocaine...and your oldest friend Jane. [that shit wasn't right]"


Date: Tues, June 18, 2019, 18:16:11 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

played


Date: Tues, June 18, 2019, 18:15:37 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Just a reminder that Walter play on a band back in Queens called Tangerine Puppets with Randy California, Walter Becker, John Cummings (Johnny Ramone of THE RAMONES), and Tommy Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone drummer of THE RAMONES).


I was a fan of the Ramones, the Police, some of the Clash, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads. The Sex Pistols were of little interest, because they could not really play their instruments. Allegedly, member of the Police, who knew a 1000 chords taught the Sex Pistols which 3 to play chords within a song. Besides jazz, fusion, SD I leaned to the more power pop (ex. Rockpile associated albums) and fusion/prog elements (Allan Hoidsworth, Soft Machine, etc.) The first 2 albums by Blondie are decent, before they sold out commercially. The Cars and their first 2 albums are high on musicianship, especially Easton's guitar licks.

But the Ramones should play 4 chords and a cloud of dust, better and tighter than anyone. All RIP..






Date: Sun, June 16, 2019, 14:30:05 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Have to agree with you on that one The Dean, Dury's voice just grates against the Blockheads backing track, be cool to hear a version sans vocs.

Anyhoo....

Here's another track which seems to be picking up quite a few SD comparisons on YT. I don't hear it myself but I absolutely love The Fountains of Wayne and their ability to conjure up either a scene from a movie or even a whole screenplay in one 3 min pop song (maybe something they do very much have in common with SD). This is one of their best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274CB0VL7_4

same deal, if it doesn't play just type in Halley's Waitress


Date: Sun, June 16, 2019, 11:26:34 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. Reggae Sunday

Steve, while I was never a fan of punk/new wave, the Blockheads were a tight group of excellent musicians. And that track does have some Danesque elements. But I've never been able to get past Dury's voice. For me, listening to him "sing" is like torture.


Date: Sat, June 15, 2019, 12:01:29 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

This is one of those 'ooh! doesn't that sound a bit like Steely Dan?' posts that crop up on here from time to time.

Brits here will be well aware of Ian Dury and most peoople here will remember his comments on the Classic Albums 'Aja' episode.

His backing band The Blockheads justifiably have a reputation as one of the tightest funkiest bands here in the UK.

This sounds like it was inspired by Glamour Profession but actually came out 18 months before Gaucho....go figure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2y8SSsoYUw

If it doesn't play outside the UK just type Ian Dury 'Inbetweenies' into YouTube


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Date: Thurs, June 13, 2019, 12:49:18 ET
Posted by: Chrs, nh

Amending my previous post.
it *sounds like* some recordings have been lost forever based on this portion of the article:

"In fact, UMG documents suggest that Steely Dan masters --different tapes than those sought by Azoff--were in Building 6197 when the fire hit. According to Aronson, these likely included certain album masters, as well as multitrack masters holding outtakes and unreleased material. 'Those songs,' Aronson says, 'will never be heard again.'"

My interpretation of "will never be heard again" was "lost forever."

The article also specifies the tapes in the facility that burned down were "different tapes than those sought by Azoff" (in Pennsylvania).

My interpretation of this: there were/are multiple missing Steely Dan masters. Some, containing "multitrack masters of Steely Dan's first releases" were located in Pennsylvania in 2010. Others, containing "outtakes and unreleased material," were in the LA facility. Perhaps in 2010, Azoff was not aware of the masters containing "outtakes and unreleased material," or perhaps he was, but was more concerned with the "multitrack masters of Steely Dan's first releases."

Azoff's statement: "We have been aware of �missing� original Steely Dan tapes for a long time now. We�ve never been given a plausible explanation. Maybe they burned up in the big fire. In any case, it�s certainly a lost treasure.�

So - as of 6/11/2019 when Azoff's statement was issued, there are missing Steely Dan tapes.


Date: Thurs, June 13, 2019, 08:31:14 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, P

That picture of the firemen prone over the edge of the other building doesn't sit will with my acrophobia. Looks like each one was trying to target the respective masters of his favorite artist.


Date: Wed, June 12, 2019, 22:27:20 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Chris in NH and Mock Turtle:

I've read both New York Times articles thoroughly Four times now, plus an article there appeared in Billboard magazine where UMG had a response and then today I saw a response from "Steely Dan" and another source.

The Steely Dan rebuttal simply said that a fire could account for some lost tapes.

But nowhere does anybody say exactly what by Steely Dan is lost forever. If anything, the extensive discussion mentioning Elliot Sheiner and Irving Azoff arranging the visit to the Pennsylvania facility suggests that things are intact...or...???

If you want to phrase your points that you made as a question that's great! But as a statement of fact like your present it, leaves me legally liable. This is one of those things where unless you know for a fact and have inside information, please don't state as a matter of fact. I don't like to say things like this but I need to. I've rarely had legal problems overall with this board, but on a totally unrelated board and a whole different topic which I supervise , I ended up getting subpoenaed in a federal case 3-4 years ago. It was a lot of work and a lot of stress. Because of something a third-party set on my board, I actually had to turn over my email or come up with tens of thousands of dollars to prevent someone from looking at it. Really. The attorney/company who subpoenaed me was making over $1000 an hour. In that case, it was related to loss of value of a trademark, not all that different from the loss of value and some missing recordings that are might lost. They wanted to know who made some statements and claims as fact'how do they know? Who are they? Etc.

So please, it does happen. If you know for certain something about this, then feel free to make statements; but for things you're speculating on, make it clear that you're speculating rather than saying things as fact.


Date: Wed, June 12, 2019, 16:40:34 ET
Posted by: Mock Turtle,

Major bummer about the master tapes going up in flames. One would hope high-quality digital copies of everything were made by Roger Nichols or Elliott Scheiner at some point. As someone pointed out in the comments to that article, magnetic tape degraded over the years as it is.

Given that even Dallas/Sail the Waterway weren't released with the box set, I have my doubts that this fire affected substantially any official future Dan releases. A real shame that all that music burned. :(


Date: Wed, June 12, 2019, 14:50:47 ET
Posted by: Technicolor Motorhome, SE u s of a

I ran into this song video by a Luis Salinas today. It reminded my of some Aja era Dan and other cool 70's era fusion. Anybody know much about him? He sounds like good guitarist to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXwJwqf5KQ


Date: Wed, June 12, 2019, 11:53:12 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

I also think another Fagen outing is likely.
He's got the summer off, maybe he's working on it now, who knows?
I sure hope something's in the pipeline, since we now know outtakes and unreleased SD material has been lost forever.


Date: Tues, June 11, 2019, 13:09:52 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

I took the bluebook off-line for about five minutes, but should be now running again. You may need to do a refresh on the bluebook if you wish to post. Thank you.


Date: Tues, June 11, 2019, 12:32:08 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Two articles from this upcoming Sunday's NYTimes Magazine. It's a doozy!
And be sure to read the comments.

Incredible long piece:
"THE DAY THE MUSIC BURNED
It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business -- and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html


Shortened background/synopsis:
"Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire
A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008."
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/master-recordings-universal-fire.html


EXCERPT:

"The closest UMG came to a public imbroglio may have been in 2010, when, Aronson says, he was sent on an unusual business trip to Pennsylvania. He had been told by a UMG executive that one of the most powerful men in the music industry, Irving Azoff, was asking questions about the loss of Steely Dan masters in the fire. Azoff, the former chairman of MCA Inc., is now the chairman and chief executive of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a live entertainment conglomerate, as well as the 'supermanager' chairman of Full Stop Management, whose roster of clients includes Steely Dan and the Eagles. A quarrel with Azoff was an unwelcome prospect. Luckily, the tapes he was concerned about, multitrack masters of Steely Dan's first releases, turned out to have been moved to UMG's Pennsylvania tape vault before the fire.

Azoff sent Elliot Scheiner, a celebrated record producer and mixer who had worked with Steely Dan, to confirm the tapes were intact. Aronson accompanied Scheiner to the Pennsylvania facility, the tapes were pulled, the matter was dropped. (Asked about this incident, both Azoff and Scheiner declined to comment.) In fact, UMG documents suggest that Steely Dan masters --different tapes than those sought by Azoff--were in Building 6197 when the fire hit. According to Aronson, these likely included certain album masters, as well as multitrack masters holding outtakes and unreleased material. 'Those songs,' Aronson says, "will never be heard again."


Date: Tues, June 11, 2019, 12:27:10 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Had a ton of spam overnight. I think I was able to extricate all the spam and not lose any of our Steely posts. That said, if your post from overnight is gone, please let me know, and I am 98% sure I can get it back and up on this board.

PS. Read the article about the 2008 UMG fire above; maybe not such a bad guy when I lose a post or two due to technical issues. :-)


Date: Tues, June 11, 2019, 01:02:04 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Dean, I was taken aback as well and considered whether the release of NIghtfly was such an earth shattering event, that the start of the new decade was changed to 1982 - instead of 1980.
(while also negotiating with a substance of Humboldt origins)
The next thing that came to mind was Centuries End, released in 1988?
Glad it cleared up this morning...



Date: Mon, June 10, 2019, 19:19:55 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Mea culpa, Lutz. I didn't even think about SC (and I absolutely love the album). I just assumed there wasn't one this decade because of the original question. But wow, that's really bad on my part. So he's already covered for this decade.

I'd bet we at least get one more from Don.


Date: Mon, June 10, 2019, 16:07:15 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Sunken Condos was released 2012, which counts toward this decade - ending this year.
That would give Mr. Fagen from 2020-2030 to release something new and keep the streak alive. I think we can hope.


Date: Mon, June 10, 2019, 12:20:55 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Mock and Steve, I also think another Fagen album is very possible. But since it's June 2019, and we have yet to hear a peep of recording rumors, I doubt we'd see that album this year. So the question for the forum is, does 2020 count as the current decade, or the next one?


Date: Mon, June 10, 2019, 08:43:01 ET
Posted by: This Day in History, I think FOR SURE!

EMG - 2003.
C$ - 2008.


Date: Sun, June 09, 2019, 18:21:26 ET
Posted by: Steve, Gennarelli

Donald seemed very enthusiastic to have a 2nd band with "The Nightflyers" ...so a new album with them seems like a logical move prior to a non "Steely Dan" tour for Donald ...like he does every 10 years or so...so I wouldn't say it's out of the question.


Date: Sun, June 09, 2019, 16:18:17 ET
Posted by: Mock Turtle,

I think Fagen will release another album. He seems to have a work ethic in him, and I doubt he's run out of ideas.


Date: Sat, June 08, 2019, 20:25:29 ET
Posted by: Biff, P

Will Fagen continue his streak since the 80s of releasing one solo album in each decade? I have a feeling the ship has sailed.


Date: Thurs, June 06, 2019, 17:36:07 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

M/O/D/P, your callous retort - you heartless brigand, you rascal - reminds me of Manny's line in Modern Family, "You got a problem with Poppins, you got a problem with me."

Dangential: The episode where Claire and Phil have tickets to a SD concert. When Phil asks why the concert is so early, Claire tells him that SD are not young men. Sadly, between the taping and airing if the episode, WB passed away. I'm sure that was discussed here at the time, but I don't remember.


Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 19:17:58 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago, on the quick

Can't speak for all misspellings, but regarding the misspelling of "Fagen" as "Fagan," do consider the following possibility that I have experienced. Some autocorrect features on some devices actually "correct" "Fagen" to "Fagan" at the instant one clicks "Send," "Post," or "Sign Guestbook." Everything looks good and then autocorrect kicks in on the submission click. This has even happened to the likes of myself and Fogel.

I'm not entirely able to follow how this came up as a discussion here, but do keep that in mind in general.

That said, someone who repeatedly features "Fagan" in their writings, especially in a long article on an official website, does make me question the factuality or integrity of their opinion.


Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 10:21:53 ET
Posted by: M/O/D/P, Circus Money mini-kerfuffle post #2

Nicholas Urfe - Believe it or not, I did consider adding Springsteen's "The River" and "Born In The USA" to the punishment mix, but even I have some amount of basic common decency. Anyways, Mr. Urfe - you got a problem with The Boss, pal? You know he's a highly respected artist, right buddy??

And Jimmie C - Wait a minute...somebody comes on here and basically dismisses Walter Becker's contributions to Steely Dan (WB is "OK enough"), says that the audio masterpiece Circus Money "doesn't have any good songs" and that "there just isn't a listenable track on the whole CD", and then proceeds to get DF's name wrong, and he gets what? A gentle rebuke - certainly not a "beating" as you suggest, but rather a pointed reminder of what truly bad music actually is. Anyways, Jimmie C, you'd better watch your Ps & Qs, my internet friend. It is well within my authority to sentence you to bask in the entire "Queen" catalog, from start to finish, for some protracted period - say, 24 hours or so. Don't make me take off my belt...


Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 07:53:57 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Not to quibble, M/O/D/P, but if you had used Springsteen somewhere in your punishment phase, perhaps The River in its entirety, you would have sent the Blue into an tizzy.

[Please note, this post is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended as an actual slap at the boss nor to offend the sensibilities of his devotees.]


Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 07:21:37 ET
Posted by: Johng228, USA

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Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 02:42:31 ET
Posted by: darn' it, Hot-L


Beware sock puppets, people.


Date: Wed, June 05, 2019, 01:05:09 ET
Posted by: Jimmie, C

Let's beat up on the guy who posts under his real name and gives his email address. There's more constructive way to give a rebuttal.


Date: Tues, June 04, 2019, 23:48:37 ET
Posted by: The Other Tom, CT

To M/O/D/P:

You forgot his most egregious crime, spelling Donald's last name as 'Fagan'.


Date: Tues, June 04, 2019, 22:36:58 ET
Posted by: M/O/D/P, Judge Mental

RE: Case #2019-JN0170 - People vs. tom andreas72M

After serious & thorough consideration of your June 04 2019 Bluebook contribution, it is the determination of This Court that you have displayed a troubling & profound lack of musical taste, and - equally egregious - it is also apparent that you have been living with your head willfully lodged in the exit portion of your own lower digestive tract since at least June of 2008.

For your internet crimes, it is the decision of This Court that the following penalty be exacted against you: You are to be taken from this Steely Dan forum to a sound-proofed listening booth, you are to be fitted with a pair of Sennheiser Orpheus headphones, and there you are to spend the next twenty-four continuous hours listening to a one hundred and twenty-six minute FLAC file, on continuous repeat mode, of the band Journey - the "Steve Perry" version - as they rehearse their epic, mind-bendingly obscene cover version of the Starship song-medley "We Built This City/Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now".

Upon completion of this listening session, you will be permitted a thirty minute period of rest in compliance with Amnesty International protocols, after which the second part of your sentence is to be carried out. You will then be placed dead-center in front of an IMAX theater screen, and for a further twenty-four hours you will be immersed in a sublimely feculent surround-sound-&-vision experience: non-stop continual playing of the Mick Jagger/David Bowie MTV video for their nauseatingly unfortunate 1985 duet, "Dancing In The Streets".

You wanted "hits", tom andreas72M. It is This Court's pleasure to provide these "hits" for you.

There are no avenues for appeal, and this sentence is both final and binding. And may God have mercy on your soul.


Date: Tues, June 04, 2019, 21:33:02 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

To Tom Andreas's comment, that's what I thought about "11 Tracks of Whack"...Couldn't get into it.
But "Circus Money" was so elegantly produced and slick. Very "Steely Dan" like.


Date: Tues, June 04, 2019,  ET
Posted by: tom_andreas72M, WNY

Going back to Gabe's post from last week, I completely agree, I too do not wish to have to sit through an entire album of Walter. Don't get me wrong, I like Walter in Steely Dan OK enough, but I don't get the love here for Circus $ which I tried to slog through (to no avail) back in 2006. There's a reason Circus $ didn't sell, it doesn't have any good songs. No hits, not even any potential hits, and sorry, there just isn't a listenable track on the whole CD although of course the production & recording quality is excellent as expected. In comparison, the majority of Donald Fagan's solo output at least makes an effort to sound like Steely Dan, sometimes with mixed results, but mostly brilliant. Can't say the same about Walter's solo stuff, especially Circus $.


Date: Sun, June 02, 2019,  ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago


We had 17 posts with about Elton John with less than 1% Steely Dan content. Even if it's something I like we stick to the topic of Steely Dan and Dangential content. Thank you for your patience. I gladly will refer you to a decent EJ forum if you so like.

Best,

Jim


Date: Sun, June 02, 2019,  17:09 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Something I had forgotten. Sweet Peak Atkinson and Sir Harry Bownes (Was Not Was) doing those great call and response vocals on God's Eye View. with Carolyn.

Here they with Was Not Was' best song IMO - there's a hint of Steely Dan vibe, even through the 80s production. Don Was is a big SD fan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8PjjxJ7v78

Props to Larry Klein to co-writing and production on C$. Not a coincidence that the weakest songs were written without Larry. There's no replacement for having a partner in songwriting.

That reminds me of something about Sunken Condos. There's more of a "Walter influence" with blues infusion than on Morph the Cat. Almost as if Donald imagined Walter was there bouncing ideas off him. Good Stuff and Slinky Thing are great examples of this.


Date: Sun, June 02, 2019, 16:52 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


C$: Paging Audrey and Downtown Canon can hold their own with any Sd/solo recordings. Selfish Gene, Three Way Deal, Door Number Two, God's Eye View (snark as an art form), Upside Looking Down, chorus of Darkling Down have it going on. IMO, there's a big drop-off after that, as the dub minor key, repetitive blues and denouement issues dominate.

What I really like about the recording is the more organic and live feel Larry Kline and Walter provide. A lot of breathing space. So, when it works it really works! Walter's vocals: 11TOW. He does better with live performances and with a band than in a sterile studio layered recording. Analog helped with Slang of Ages on the underrated EMG. Turn it up LOUD so you can hear what Carlock is BEASTING on the fills. Mygod the Sadowsky bass!

The Nightly and Sunken Condos are more consistent IMO, but there's a lot to like in Circus Money.

Hey, hoops - erase all that EJ crapola, huh. ;)


Date: Sun, June 02, 2019,  ET
Posted by: ]]],

Poster of when Elton John and Steely Dan shared the bill:

https://www.gottahaverockandroll.com/elton-john-and-steely-dan-original-dallas-cotton-bow-lot13306.aspx

Off to see Rocketman today, hoping some of the reviews online calling it a "abysmal slog" are not true, or the opinion of a non-John lover. Any movie containing "Amoreena" is must see for me, non-coincidentally my favorite movie of all time is Dog Day Afternoon. Elton's back catalogue of rarely played fm cuts up unti/including 1976 are what I listen to, and I am interested to see how their inclusion plays out on screen.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 17:35:17 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

I am so there......


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 16:45:46 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

I forgot to mention that when Donald and Walter compose “Aja” at Bard, the piano starts to levitate and spin, with the vertigo accelerating into a cyclone before they’re suddenly launched into the stars.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 17:31:24 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Just a reminder to please keep all discussion/posts primarily Steely Dan-relavent, even if it's a topic I happen to personally enjoy.

Best,

Jim


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 16:31:24 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Have to agree with my namesake from sunnier climes, we may as well just bugger off home now...


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 16:29:18 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

This post by Hoops is the greatest post in the history of
the Bluebook. We might as well shut this thing down now. No future post can or will come close to this one.

...but I'll add I would attend a SD movie on opening night, but I think a "Steely Dan" musical on Broadway is much more of a reality.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 16:20:49 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

This post by Hoops is the greatest post in the history of
the Bluebook. We might as well shut this thing down now. No future post can or will come close to this one.

...but I'll add I would attend a SD movie on opening night, but I think a "Steely Dan" musical on Broadway is much more of a reality.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 15:54:48 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Nik:

I hear where you are coming from about the Elton John movie--but it is not a biopic.

Back in the 1990s into the early 2000s, I was pals with producer Gus Dudgeon and was a consultant on the mid- and late 1990s CD reissues of Elton's catalogue. Because of that, I'm still periodically called on as an expert on EJ's music, although sorry, I don't know or care about his costumes and celebrity life. Met Bernie Taupin a couple of times. Seems like a great guy. So a few weeks ago, I was invited to preview the "Rocketman" movie. My understanding is that they have not changed it since I saw it.

Like I said, It's not a bio-pic like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the promotors are quick to point this out. If it was a straight biopic by Elton John actually overseeing in a big way, it very well might feature a nod to SD like you suggest. If you listen to the deluxe version of "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album, Elton is giddy and sort of self-impressed to introduce Jeff Baxter "from Steely Dan" during the live tracks. Jeff was going to be part of Elton's band in the mid-70 but changed his mind and ended up just performing for one show. And of course, Dinky Dawson's book talks about young D + W opening for Kiki Dee Band as well as Elton. (Some of you have heard this before, so thanks for bearing with my repeat of this info.)

That said, the movie "Rocketman" is being promoted as a "musical fantasy"--it's a musical generally based on Elton John's life upto 1990. I wouldn't be surprised if they use the term "fantasy" euphemistically to avoid libel. I'm not a lawyer but some of the negative portrayals according to third party accounts are off the mark. Even the mention of Neil Diamond is off...Neil Diamond was not just in the audience at EJ's first US show--he introduced him and contributed to launching EJ's career. While one might complain about no mention of SD, note that regular members of Elton's band are not even mentioned, some who have been members for over 45 years. When his band is shown, they don't even look close to his real band.

I generally hate musicals unless it's a comedy (original version of "The Producers" is a rare musical I love). I can't picture a serious movie musicial about Donald and Walter, but if it were a "musical fantasy" in the spirit of "Rocketman," it would be like this:

"Deacon Blues" is a "musical fantasy" based on the very close, brother-like relationship between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, portrayed by Jeff Goldblum and Billy Bob Thornton, maybe or maybe not produced by Libby Titus.

Sceme 1: 1958: Donald Fagen is shown as a ten year old playing piano in his family's living room, Donald composes "IGY" on the spot. Donald's mother is portrayed by a hologram of Ethel Merman. Merman, as Donald's mother, enters the fantasy world of Donald's bedroom, singing a re-worked version of "Don't Take Me Alive" with new lyrics that remind Donald that he's a bookkeepers son' and that Donald's interest in music will "take him alive." Donald looks out the window and notices a girl riding by on her bike. That girl happens to be Libby Titus, prescient of their eventually meeting and marriage as adults.

Scene 2: 1967, Bard College. A young Walter Becker walks by a practice room at Bard College and hears Donald Fagen struggling to compose the song "Deacon Blues" on an upright piano. Walter walks in with his bass that he happens to have with him. In one night, the very first night they ever met, they compose the entire "Aja" album. Donald and Walter duet on the songs, singing deeply into each others' eyes, conveying their immediate sense of brotherhood. As Donald and Walter compose “Aja” in 1967 at Bard, our heros and their piano starts to levitate and spin, with the vertigo accelerating into a cyclone before they’re suddenly launched into the stars.

Determined to get the album recorded, they move to NYC where they work at the Brill Building trying to coax someone to record their mastersuite, "Aja." Barbra Streisand, stunningly played by Fran Drescher ("Spinal Tap," "The Nanny"), records a few lines of "I've Got The News," but hates it. Bert Burns' widow (cameo by Rikki Shaffer) calls the "Aja Suite" "Junk!"

Scene 3, 1972: Donald and Walter record "Do It Again" under the name "Steely Dan," inspired by the Pittsburgh Steelers and England Dan. Never in the movie does it mention Jeff Porcaro, Jeff Baxter, Denny Dias, Elliott Randlla, Roger Nichols, Gary Katz, etc. (After the movie comes out, someone in an Elton John internet forum asks why the SD bio-pic does not mention Elton John since SD opened for him circa 1973.) The scene where "Reelin'…" is recorded features Goldblum and Thornton themselves performing the song, but it does not mention Elliott Randall and shows someone you swear is Jon Herington performing the solo.

Scene 4 Circa 1976: One of the players I listed above as not being mentioned actually is indeed mentioned, but is depicted as attempting to murder both Walter and Donald when the the evil side musician makes an extortion attempt. (In real life, the side musician is not evil at all.) In the confusion, Donald and Walter are arrested in NYC by G. Gordon Liddy. The result is that Donald and Walter are never allowed to tour again despite their protests and love of the road. Goldblum and Thorton sing the title track from "The Royal Scam" as a way of conveying to the audience their displeasure at being prevented from touring while also not being allowed to record "Aja," which by 1975 is several years old. Jailed, Donald and Walter are placed in a cell where they are forced to endure sounds of a gay prisoner circle jerk dance routine choreographed to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number." (What musicial these days doesn't have some gay people?)

Midway through the horrifying dance number, the girl on the bike from the first scene, now all grown up, Libby Titus ( played by ???), comes to rescue and bails Donald and Walter out of jail. Donald falls in love with Libby and they marry.

Scene 5 Circa 1977: Libby is able to pull the strings that, against all odds, makes it possible for the "Aja" album to be recorded and released in 1977, a full ten years after it was written. The album tops the charts as #1 in rock, pop, and jazz.

The movies closes in 1978 with Donald, Libby, and Walter shown walking off down Sunset Blvd to the sea, while credits rolling over while "Teahouse On the Tracks" is played (not "Babylon Sisters"). The closing credit music then ends with the playing of "FM."

Goldblum is rightfully nominated for a "Best Actor" Academy Award -- after all he did a great job performing live-to-the-camera versions of the Steely Dan classics that even impress Donald, SD fans, and music critics alike. And it's visually stunning and entertaining. But if you want to be an expert on the music of Becker and Fagen, you might be better informed if you had never watched the movie in the first place.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 14:50:24 ET
Posted by: Don't, forget...

Derringer also played on Green Flower Street.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 14:02:05 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Ricki Derringer on the bill for a Steely show? How cool is that!??? I heard/read it here first, thanks to all of you.




Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 12:40:37 ET
Posted by: ,

Derringer on Show Biz Kids or My Rival live would be epic! Hope this happens.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 10:46:47 ET
Posted by: Nik, US

Saw the new Elton John biopic. Since most of it is about his rise to fame in the early to mid 70s, there was the possibility of something SD related. Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Marty Robbins and the Beatles get a mention, but no SD. Since Elton himself was the executive producer, I thought he might have wanted to include a scene were he listened to Gaucho while being all coked up and yelled ABSOLUTE RUBBISH.


Date: Sat, June 01, 2019, 06:51:51 ET
Posted by: CJB, Green Room, Soaring Eagle Casino

It's gonna be great, tremendous, amazing and all that!


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 22:45:08 ET
Posted by: Soaring Eagle, 8/30

I think Derringer is the opener; perhaps he'll join the band for a tune.


https://www.soaringeaglecasino.com/shows/2019/08/Steely-Dan-with-special-guest-Rick-Derringer.html

(No mention of Walter's passing in the group/duos bio.)


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 20:36:28 ET
Posted by: Donald Rumsfeld-Fagen, Prison Planet

I hope I misunderstood and that Derringer is merely the opening act.

Still makes you think: How many '70s SD collaborators have lost their minds––or (more likely) reverted to their natural states?


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 20:33:14 ET
Posted by: Donald Rumsfeld-Fagen, Prison Planet

Rick Derringer is sitting in with Donald and company?! They'll have a lot to talk about before the show:
https://youtu.be/tldBzQ27_sU


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 17:34:18 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

The DJ at the street naming ceremony was a circus monkey! Lol


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 13:56:03 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I liked CBJ's comment about "Circus Money" and I agree it's arguably the best output from SD/DF/WB post 1999...
However, I am going to make a case for "Sunken Condoes".
"Weather in my Head" is a great rock track. Rolling Stone magazine had some nice remarks regarding the tune. My personal favorite is "I'm Not the Same without You", which I think is an unheralded masterpiece. "Miss Marlene" is a great SD sounding song and inarguably the best song about Bowling that I can remember. "Slinky Thing" and "Memorabilia" are very enjoyable tunes.
"Two Against Nature" and "Everything Must Go" are so superbly produced and enjoyable, yet really don't have the enduring appeal of the original albums.


Date: Fri, May 31, 2019, 11:21:42 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Circus Monkey. Good one. You can almost hear WB on the telephone to the printer after he sees the printed CD sleeves, "It's Circus MONKEY, you baboon, Circus MONKEY. Now I've got to rewrite an entire song because of your blasted typo."


Date: Thurs, May 30, 2019, 21:52:44 ET
Posted by: Hootchie, Koo

STEELY DAN with special guest Rick Derringer
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
August 30, 2019 8:00 PM


Date: Thurs, May 30, 2019, 21:23:52 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

My 2c: Circus Monkey is the best of any of W. or D.'s post-Gaucho output. I know I am supposed to like 2VN more, but there is something about that dubby chimp's rich production that feels more organic, deeply felt, "live." Don't dig it? Guessing wax in your ears.


Date: Thurs, May 30, 2019, 10:46:47 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

haven't seen the movie, but IMO you're missing out if you haven't given Circus Money and 11TOW some serious attention.


Date: Wed, May 29, 2019, 19:46:00 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Saw the movie Book Smart this past weekend. My thoughts were that I don't want to sit through an entire movie Beanie Feldstein in a lead role. I feel that way about an entire album of Walter too.


Date: Wed, May 29, 2019, 14:33:15 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Interview with Walter Becker’s other songwriting partner. Of course Mr. Klein is known for so much.

While Walter and Steely Dan are not explicitly mentioned, I'm sure this will give insight behind what I think is the finest Steely Dan-related studio album in the past 30 years.

https://www.keyboardmag.com/education/5-things-ive-learned-about-producing-albums


Date: Tues, May 28, 2019, 07:18:16 ET
Posted by: Bob,

Issue #22
Date: 05/26/2019

Official Walter Becker Website: walterbecker.com
Rarities, Discussion, and Downloads: walterbeckermedia.com
Complete WeB Directory: walter becker webworld dynasty

Happy Memorial Day to U.S. Readers


In This Issue:

= Don't Let Us Go Down
= Help Wanted For The Next Cut
= Pre-Order Howard Rodman's New One
= What Did You Miss?
= New Slideshows (Matt)
= On The Horizon



Don't Let Us Go Down

Walter's notebooks contain, among many other jewels, his "got some things,
need some things" lists; song titles in his stable that were worthy, in his mind,
of further work, perhaps ultimately to appear on an album. The list
was always shifting as new titles appeared and old ones dropped away.

This song was on his list early, and for a long time. I'd never heard it before --
didn't know it existed -- until the notebooks sent me looking for it. It comes
from a different side of Walter as a writer, and is one of a group
of songs -- moving, earnest -- I was surprised to find he had written.
I don't mind telling you I ached a little when I first heard it. Still do a little.

It's got amazing changes.
Not a hint of the smart-ass cynic.
Hell, it's downright poetic -- dare I say...beautiful, even.

And I think its pretty great. But what do you think?

Don't Let Us Go Down (1991)


Help Wanted - Get The Next One Out

We have a serious bottleneck here at WBM. We've got some
cool tracks ready to go. But the visuals, the movies, the
slideshows... gotta tell you …sometimes, like
now, we just don't have it in us.

Can you to help out?
Here's a chance for the collaboration(s) we've always hoped
to have with you.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to make a visual
track — video or slideshow — for …drumroll please…..

Girlfriend, with Live Band
(Rogers, Ephron, Perowsky, Parks, Bease, WB)

We need it to be:
= an m4v 7:00 in length (we can convert from X to m4v)
= absent type, with no sound.
= lightweight, simple, quick n' dirty

Several of you have requested this music and yes, we found it,
and Bob’s yer uncle. .. if only we can get a visual done. Use
the thread we've started where the 1 or 2 or (-6) of you who are
interested can quickly decide which one of you will give it a go
(don’t worry, if this works out, there’ll be plenty of unpaid exploitable
labor jobs to go around). And we'll post a couple of WB pics you can
use if you like.

But please … shake a tail feather. The sooner we get a visual we
can use, the quicker we can post GF w/ Band, *plus* a cool companion
cut we have in mind! We’ll monitor the thread for the lucky (talented,
heroic, wunnerful, generouos, valient) volunteer and get in touch.



Pre-Order Rodman's New One

You remember Howard; Becker's childhood friend and the wonderfully
eloquent and soulful keynote speaker at the Walter Becker Way
dedication? (His keynote address is reprinted here). There’s still a
few more days to pre-order Howard Rodman’s book The Great Eastern!

Advance praise for this thing is so good it’s almost scary.
Just two among dozens of blurbs:

A historical phantasmagoria and ripping adventure.
Like twelve of your favorite movies at once,
in full Sensurround.
—Jonathan Lethem.

Howard Rodman’s powers of invention, connective synthesis,
and grim humor are matched only by his literary ventriloquism
and psychological insight…A ready-made binge-read!
—Steven Soderbergh.

You can read lots more about it here. But can we tell you a secret
we've learned from our own forays into The Marketplace?

Quoting Howard himself: Pre-orders are vital.

They drive book reviews, tell booksellers how much to stock, determine
whether a book makes best-seller lists (pre-orders are counted as
first-week sales). And of course: a book that lands on the Amazon
Top 100 garners far more attention from readers and the media alike.

Pre-orders are the single best way of supporting an author, and of helping
a book find its place in the world. This is the god’s honest truth. It was your
preorders that landed Two Against Nature at #6 on its release day!

So if you think you might read The Great Eastern eventually, you've got
a few days left to pre-order it (release is June 4).
Let’s help give Howard’s ship a mighty launch! Thanks.

The proprietors would like to say this may be the
only commercial tout to appear on walterbeckermedia.com. Howard
was a great friend to Walter, and Walter would want us to do no less.



What Did You Miss?

If you regularly browse over to Walter Becker Media, you didn't miss a thing,
since new material is always flagged on the front page.

But if you rely on this Newsletter for notice, you probably missed

Much Has Been Done (1990)
Part Max Headroom, part Laurie Anderson, part just a guy playing with some
new home deck effects -- resulting in a trance loop that earns the introduction
"And now for something completely different".

And don't forget the two tracks
that were covered lightly a few months ago:
Danger Zone (1993): It’s time to roll them bones.
Cinder Annie Live at Slims (1995): I never call, I never send flowers.

There have also been some great discussion posts on half a dozen
threads. Tip: Keep up with the new b-board action using
My Account > Settings > Forum Notifications.


New Slideshows (Matt)
Slideshow Index is Here

Back when I first discovered Steely Dan, the full scope of my
knowledge of Walter Becker as a human was captured in two
pictures. The first was the photo of him playing a 1957 Duo Sonic
in the Aja liner notes, and the second was that famous Anton Corbijn
photo from the Amsterdam Hotel in 1976, with Walter long and dark
and lean, hands tucked into his pockets, mysterious and vaguely
menacing as he provides the image's negative space.

A web search for Walter Becker now would leave the curious searcher
with a decidedly different image in mind. The vast majority of images of
Walter on the internet now are concert shots, taken at one of the hundreds
of Steely Dan shows between 1993 and 2017. There is Walter under the
bright stage lights, guitar in hand, and concentration evident on his face.
One word that I see used often to describe Walter in the "Post Steely Dan
breakup" years is professorial, and it isn't hard to imagine him in elbow
patched tweeds walking across a campus somewhere rather than with
his guitar and black shirt on stage.

An era of ever-present cameras and decades of public touring has
changed the image one might call to mind when thinking of Walter Becker,
but this doesn't provide a truer picture of the man. Just as two images in
the mid to late 70s couldn't possibly capture the totality of a life lived, no
number of concert shots can capture the essence of just how much Walter
seemed to thoroughly relish life. The images that are on this Low/High
Country Slideshow go a long way to showing us a different and more real
Walter. Taken over the course of two trips to some of Walter favorite
European haunts, we see in some of these images the curiosity, the humor,
and the joy that were just as much a part of the make up of this man as
were the mysterious cool of those black and white 70s shots or the stage
light glare and vibrant color of the touring guitar god.

In chronicling the history of the man, we've also compiled the visual
history of "this web thing" as it applies to Mr. Becker's presence on
the interwebs. More than just a walk down memory lane, it's a look
at the ways that Walter visualized himself online, and the ways we've
chosen to do so in commemoration.

So I hope you enjoy these slideshows and this slightly lifted veil
as much as I did. Even now, it's so nice to get to know him.

Matt



On The Horizon?

= Can this really be all that we came together for?
= Another Big Becker autumn date?
= Do Signets mate for life?
= Are all our chump-change sins forgiven?
= Did you get a good price for my guitar?
= Is there a remedy here worth digging for?
and
= Want in on a good deal later on? Subscribe!






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Date: Mon, May 27, 2019, 09:33:23 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Reading Don Felder's account of his time with the Eagles. He said that Frey was "listening to a lot of Steely Dan" around the time they were set to record Hotel California. Much of the book describes how they went from being a band of equal partners to Henley and Frey taking creative and financial control. Employing "change a word and gain a third" tactics on the songwriting among other things, and how Azoff did nothing to stop it. I assume that aside from money, they were motivated by a desire to have the names Henley/Frey be as synonymous with the Eagles as Becker/Fagen were with SD.




Date: Sun, May 26, 2019, 02:16:30 ET
Posted by: Herman, R

Was listening to the radio today, free Sirius for the weekend, and realized the coda on Carry On Wayward Son sounds somewhat like that of the live version of Josie.



Date: Sat, May 25, 2019, 06:06:56 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE

The 1978 film FM, long out of print on DVD, is getting a Blu-Ray release on July 2 from Arrow Video!

https://www.amazon.com/FM-Blu-ray-Michael-Brandon/dp/B07R4PBTC4

Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed stereo 2.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Mono 1.0 music and effects track
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
No Static at All, a newly filmed interview with Michael Brandon, the star of FM
Radio Chaos, a newly filmed interview with Ezra Sacks, the writer of FM
The Spirit of Radio, a newly filmed video appreciation of the era of FM radio and the FM soundtrack by the film and music critic Glenn Kenny
Extensive gallery of original stills, promotional images and soundtrack sleeves
Original trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring two original artwork options
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic Paul Corupe.

Not a great film by any measure, but it's a favorite of mine as I took a girl on my first date, when I was 12, to see it back in '78.


Date: Fri, May 24, 2019, 01:18:35 ET
Posted by: suedave, seattle

Donald played at Pechanga in 2006 and that show had the best sound I've EVER heard at any venue. Though the SD show on 5/11 at the Venetian was a close second.


Date: Thurs, May 23, 2019, 19:42:02 ET
Posted by: Steve, Minneapolis

Good to see the Blue Book still going.

Hi Hoops! Hello, Dean!


Date: Thurs, May 23, 2019, 00:19:19 ET
Posted by: Nudate, Owtwest

Fri • Sep 20 • 8:00 PM
Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, CA


Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 23:17:55 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Gabe - not related to best, but I found it interesting.

Steely Dan's most watched youtube video is the bizarre juxtaposition of the original recording of Do it Again over the Midnight Special concert video - 15M

Rikki has an 8.1 M viewed YT video.

There's a Lowdown video with 10M views.


I like SD's live Do it Again on the M.S. soundstage a lot, with Skunk on the congas and David Palmer talking lead vocals. Dias delivers an ace performance and Walter is hiding somewhere in the corner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JkS8WB94ME



Yeah, Toto gets slagged here, but Hydra is actually a really good album...and Georgy Porgie despite the lyrics has a adept jazzy/disco sound a la Lowdown. Jeff's groove digs deeps. He's still my favorite Steely Dan drummer because of his ability to groove and fill, while providing a stupendous feel. I mean, the musicians spend a couple of days recording Gaucho and W&D only extracted Porcaro's drum track before rebuilding it in the studio.

Parts of IV (which never should have won the Grammy over the Nightfly) and Seventh One are pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWIgEtkE3GA


Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 13:36:03 ET
Posted by: Bookkeeper's Son, Florida

Just found out that Larry Carlton is going to be doing shows in NYC on the 18th & 19th of October. Wonder if LC will join SD at the Beacon for the Royal Scam night on the 16th?


Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 12:43:50 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Mu,

The liner notes of the Silk Degrees reissue draws parallels to Royal Scam.

The Greatest Single of the Rock Era? That's pretty high praise. It did succeed in fitting into a number of formats. Disco, pop, classic rock.

I'll award it Best Single of 1976 Recorded in LA Using Flutes and Featuring Session Musicians Who Would Go On to Form Their Own Successful Band Even Though Critics Hated Them.


Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 12:00:12 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

EC: Opinions always differ, but Lowdown is the greatest single of the rock era. IMO.

Porcaro making the Purdie shuffle even better, Hungate's driving bass, Paich's organ and production. Just the most massive groove. The outtro is ridiculous - almost up there with Kid C. Chord progressions and voicings are as sophisticated as Steely Dan, even like 21st Century Steely Dan. Minor 9ths, major 7ths. Hand cramping B13ths and stuff...



I like Herington's flavors on the guitar sol in the Dukes clip for sure.


Date: Mon, May 20, 2019, 10:30:20 ET
Posted by: Steely Dan 2019, USA! USA! USA!

"SWEET"


Date: Sun, May 19, 2019, 23:21:57 ET
Posted by: suedave, Seattle

Chris - re: the talk box - yes that was was was likely used by Herington on TOOM.


Date: Sat, May 18, 2019, 19:03:01 ET
Posted by: EC, W

With all the cheesy convert fan videos that surface on youtube, it's refreshing to watch some of the band members in one that is professionally produced, even if it's backing Boz Scaggs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIgq9WatLWM


Date: Sat, May 18, 2019, 15:55:04 ET
Posted by: Steve,

Sounds like everybody had a great time in Vegas! Looking forward to the shows later this year.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 21:01:13 ET
Posted by: hoops, btw

By the way, Interlochen in Michigan's upper mitten is a long haul but they pay the $$$ to get SD there.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 20:59:42 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Kindly:

I don't plan to enforce or delete posts HOWEVER just saying:

I've repeated on multiple occassions that our policy here is if you know of a new show date or hear rumors of one, please do post. Please do not post the likes of, "Does anyone know if they are playing such and such an area?" or "I'm mad that they are not playing my town"--and especially do not address Steely Dan to complain.

Also: I have two friends who are involved in the booking process of two larger venues -- 10,000 and 16,000 respectively in the Midwest. I've asked why they doesn't want to play them. They both have about the same answer. Steely Dan is open to coming but venues don't perceive or hear enough interest from the surrounding public. Yes, contacting venues, especially where they have played before, and saying you want them to come can be productive.

I don't like to interfere or step in, but this is how it is. I thought the post by Pete was reasonable.

With kind regards and no desire to offend,

Jim aka hoops.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 19:35:32 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Pete,

This is a forum for SD fans to discuss the group, tours, etc. I doubt Belzoni really thought posting that here would get anything specific done. But shouldn't he be be allowed to express his disappointment here without some pedantic blowback? And, give your explanation, since they are NOT scheduled anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, it would be mostly pointless to go to a venue in the area and complain, as you say, since they are currently booked NOWHERE in the Northwest currently? OTOH, complaining about having to go to a venue only "100 miles away" seems pretty pathetic, IMO.

I'd be shocked and a bit disappointed if they didn't come to Florida at all. Only a "bit disappointed" as I am going to see them in Boston.

Belzoni, right not I have to assume they are still booking dates. Would they really leave out all of the Northwest and Southeast? I suppose it is possible. I hope you get your chance.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 16:57:43 ET
Posted by: Pete H., .

Hey Belzoni,

I would also be disappointed if Steely Dan were not coming to my area. For me they’re coming close enough, about 100 miles. Worth the trip, but still a bit of a trek.

Thing is, you’re complaining to the wrong people. The way tour work is that Steely Dan puts it out there that they are for hire and willing to play a venue anywhere in the United States and this is the months when they will be in your area. What happens though Is that a concert hall or venue has to hire them.

So if you want Steely Dan to come to the venue near you, contact your local concert venue. They’re the ones who do the booking and decide if they’re going to want to Steely Dan this year.

Posting here, it’s a waste of time and kind of whiny.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 14:10:23 ET
Posted by: Mt. Belzoni, Portland OR

Really guys? Skipping the Pacific NW completely during your west coast swing? Bad call if so - lots of fans here in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 10:28:19 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Thanks for the follow-up information.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 08:26:12 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Thanks suedave.

Was Jon playing the talkbox on TOOM? He was using it on that tune at the Beacon. It's used on the studio version of Haitian Divorce.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 00:48:01 ET
Posted by: suedave, Seattle

I was at the Venetian show on 5/11 and the setlist posted is accurate - no Dr. Wu. I think Donald introduced Green Flower Street as a song they don't play much, can't be sure since I didn't write that down but I do remember hearing that exact phrase.

Throughout the show there were little treats. Some highlights included a funky solo by Herington on Hey 19, in Walter's style, pretty sure it was a tribute to Walter. Herington also added some type of wah wah sound on Time Out of Mind - though I'm not sure I am calling it the right thing. Another treat was the ending to Green Flower Street - like 2006 but at least one more note in the song outro. And a kick ass drum solo for Reeling.

But the best thing of all was the sound quality of the show. Top notch! Nice lighting too. It was a show I won't soon forget.


Date: Wed, May 15, 2019, 00:02:20 ET
Posted by: Got West, x3

Sep. 10- World Arena -Colorado Springs, CO.

Sep. 21- Agua Caliente -Casino Rancho Mirage, CA

Sep. 25- Humphrey's By The Bay -San Diego, CA.


Date: Tues, May 14, 2019, 18:22:43 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

I wasn't at "that" Venetian show, but a pal was. He confirms the setlist posted to the Blue for that night is correct: no "Dr. Wu."


Date: Tues, May 14, 2019, 18:12:35 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Well, it's pretty clear (I think) that Doc Kelly thinks he/she heard it played. But I'd think there would be others chiming in here, if it was.

So I too am confused and curious in St Augustine Beach.


Date: Tues, May 14, 2019, 10:05:11 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

I wasn't at the show, but I would say pretty confidently Dr. Wu wasn't played. There is no way you'd ever hear 3 Katy Lied cuts at one show.


Date: Mon, May 13, 2019, 08:39:03 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Was Dr. Wu played in Vegas or did I misunderstand your post Doc?


Date: Sun, May 12, 2019, 13:51:49 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Hey Tom - Thanks for sharing that. I can remember the 1st time they played that song live..probably like 2009. There was one performance where Walt Weiskoff or whoever was doing the big horn solo went above and beyond and did the best solo for this song I've ever heard. Unfortunately, that was the same night that Donald had the flu and really fought his way through the song.
So that's a song like "Rikki.." that I never tire of hearing. It's beautiful. Thanks again, Tom ….Steve


Date: Sun, May 12, 2019, 10:39:29 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

Hey Steve,

There actually still is a live video of Dr. Wu live, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG5uENyaEMM


Date: Sun, May 12, 2019, 01:37:51 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N9

5/11/19

Cubano Chant
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Kid Charlemagne
Bad Sneakers
Green Flower Street
Dirty Work
Do It Again
Green Earrings
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Peg
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Aint Supposed To Cry


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 22:49:47 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Man, I would love to hear "Doctor Wu" live again. I'm surprised to scour "YouTube" and find that the only live version of "King of the World' that's available are a couple of covers by Joe Jackson.
Maybe there's a version over on Daily Motion.


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 22:47:35 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Man, I would love to hear "Doctor Wu" live again. I'm surprised to scour "YouTube" and find that the only live version of "King of the World' that's available are a couple of covers by Joe Jackson.
Maybe there's a version over on Daily Motion.


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 18:26:22 ET
Posted by: Doc Kelly, The Venetian - 7th floor

The printed set list I picked up from the stage crew last night did not have Doctor Wu shown as played! Donald introduced it as "Here's a song we don't play very much."


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 10:37:09 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

FYI, some nice person...ok wonderful person added the 2011 Rarities Night "The Bear" and "The Second Arrangement" back to YouTube.
Enjoy....Steve


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 01:21:22 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N8

May 10, 2019

Cubano Chant (intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Kid Charlemagne
Bad Sneakers
Green Flower Street
Dirty Work
Don't Take Me Alive
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry (outro)


Date: Sat, May 11, 2019, 01:21:16 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N8

May 10, 2019

Cubano Chant (intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Kid Charlemagne
Bad Sneakers
Green Flower Street
Dirty Work
Don't Take Me Alive
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry (outro)


Date: Fri, May 10, 2019, 21:19:57 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

People I wouldn't have met face to face without the Blue. (incomplete list)
Hoops,Reidar,LWO,Marc,M/O/D/P,
The Dean,Gus,Fife,Pete,and so many
others. Thanks Hoops,and everyone on the Blue!
Peace


Date: Fri, May 10, 2019, 16:36:33 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Things I would not have know about if not for the blue (incomplete list):

Monkey House

Snarky Puppy

Beauty Room

How much more there is to Joe Jackson than his radio hits

Raj (RIP)

How to complain about a setlist

Sara Isaksson & Rebecka Tornqvist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXNb8AYtrDE&list=RD2rd4VnrbXeY&index=9

Many, many things about Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and SD

How much more there is that I don't know


Date: Fri, May 10, 2019, 11:08:11 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Amen to that! I don't post nearly as much as I did back in the late 90's and early 2000's - but this is still the place where I stay up to speed on all things DAN!! THANK YOU, HOOPS!!

Also, because of this place I'm familiar with Monkey House/Don Breithaupt - so again, Thanks!!

Monkey House coming to Boston??


Date: Thurs, May 09, 2019, 21:49:25 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

All hail Hoops!


Date: Thurs, May 09, 2019, 10:38:08 ET
Posted by: Vegas , N7

May 8, 2019

Cubano Chant
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Green Flower Street
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Dirty Work
Black Cow
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Beg


Date: Wed, May 08, 2019, 23:16:14 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Nicholas, Ben, Don, and so many others:

Thank all of you for making this a very interesting and unique place. There are plenty of Steely Dan forums these days, but I really enjoy observing all you guys have to say. It’s really quite provocative in the best way, thanks to you regulars. As for me, it’s definitely a privilege —sorry tothink some years back I could sound like quite the martyr. That said, I may not post all that much, but I think this place runs a lot better when I don’t.

Again, I really think you all for the interesting culture you’ve created here. It’s very unique and without any content that you provide, this place would be nothing.

Best regards and many thanks,

Jim


Date: Wed, May 08, 2019, 19:10:32 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy

Hoops is The Best, and I've appreciated his efforts for many years! He's a catalyst for connecting some of the coolest Peeps on the Planet with undoubtedly the Best Music anywhere.


Date: Wed, May 08, 2019, 17:16:42 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

As do I!


Date: Wed, May 08, 2019, 15:33:05 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I second that.


Date: Wed, May 08, 2019, 08:04:58 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

The amount of time that Jim devotes to keeping this playground running is significant, and the only compensation that he receives are occasional thanks and more frequent complaints. Thanks, Jim, for the time and money that you spend on our behalf, and for the integrity with which you run this place.

Kindly,
Nicholas Urfe


Date: Mon, May 06, 2019, 17:10:48 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Thanks for your patience with the spam over the weekend. There might be a few more spams in the next few hours, but then it should subside.

Two things:

One, I did take down a lot of spam. If somehow your post from the past 96 hour is now not appearing, it is not intentional. Please let me know by emailing me at jjmckay at me dot com and include the date and roughly what the time was. I will dig through a log, find it, and repost.

Two, if you are going to post new content, you may want to do a browser "reload" on the bluebook page and then make a fresh click on the "post" button.

Thanks again.

Jim


Date: Mon, May 06, 2019, 01:39:19 ET
Posted by: Lee, Same

On this page are nine songs (including the three posted below) from their Vegas show:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpLG4FqDNdgPn1WvuSLJ6w/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=5


Date: Mon, May 06, 2019, 00:48:16 ET
Posted by: Lee, Tampa

Here is a link to a high quality Book of Liars by Monkey House:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2019/05/01/monkey-house-book-of-liars/


Date: Sun, May 05, 2019, 23:56:36 ET
Posted by: Vegas Vids, 5-1-19

The Goodbye Look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMeFh3r3vKY
Green Earrings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyfoImHdGpQ
Aja - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rrUb79hHo


Date: Sun, May 05, 2019, 10:58:11 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N6

May 4, 2019

Cubano Chant (Intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Time Out of Mind
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Kid Charlemagne
Babylon Sisters
The Goodbye Look
Dirty Work
Black Cow
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry (Outro)


Date: Fri, May 03, 2019, 16:21:49 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N4

05/01/19

Cubano Chant (Intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Home at Last
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Deacon Blues
The Goodbye Look
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years
A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry (Outro)


Date: Thurs, May 02, 2019, 10:22:26 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Got it.

Well done Don! Really emphasized the syncopation and horn accents while retaining the spirit. I'm sure Walter's happy about it, wherever he is.

I noticed that initial chord couple takes a step up, while Walter's takes a step down. Just wondering what they were. May try to work it out on my daughter's Yamaha keyboard later.



Date: Thurs, May 02, 2019, 10:12:56 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande


OK, trying to get Spotify on the spot. lol

While working out those technical difficulties or going to iTunes...

Don B: in WB's original, what is that chord couplet (out of nowhere) just before Sheppard's sax solo? It turns the entire album around. Genius.



Date: Wed, May 01, 2019, 11:52:31 ET
Posted by: Minnie, Soata

September 6th - Hinckley, MN

Also, livenation $20 (fees included!) promo starts today; several SD shows available.


Date: Wed, May 01, 2019, 10:56:01 ET
Posted by: A Friend, NYC

Beacon presale code = SD2019
Valid Thursday May 2nd from 10am - 10pm


Date: Tues, April 30, 2019, 12:00:25 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Hi all! FYI, we're aware there's a glitch with the multi-link for "Book of Liars," the new Monkey House single. Universal Music is working on the problem. Watch this space, you'll be the first to know when everything is functional. In the meantime, the song and the album pre-order *do* exist on all platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.) so you can search them yourselves. Again, sorry for the hassle! Stand by... DB


Date: Tues, April 30, 2019, 01:31:29 ET
Posted by: Mt. Belzoni, Portland OR

Singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman posted a nice tribute to Libby Titus and Wendy's '78 song about their time hanging out together in LA: https://wendywaldman.com/news. (Brief mention of the Donald.)

Wendy's best song IMHO was Mad Mad Me, which nearly mined Laura Nyro territory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElvbLrrlBW0

Her Vaudeville Man is also great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8vUobZ7nec

And her most recent album, 2007's My Time in the Desert is one of her best.


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 15:28:48 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Having exactly the same issue here in the UK as The Dean.

Likewise though, I'll buy it and you're forgiven because of the horn break in 'December Girls'....God I love that!


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 15:06:48 ET
Posted by: Flipkid, Red State (for now)

Well... so much for touring the southland in a traveling minstrel show THIS year. They won't be within 600 miles of me!


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 14:40:06 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Quick update Don,

Now tried on two different windows computers (multiple browsers) and two Android devices (tso different browsers). The link immediately redirects to spotify.

Hope you figure it out. I'm buying it anyway.


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 13:47:07 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Don, just an FYI

That link still always automatically redirects to here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/14kogSY0iJxh3JMc3AO5Ak

I get no multi-link page or other opportunity to direct it elsewhere.

Cleaned the cache and cookies, tried on multiple browsers.

I'll check on another device later and let you know.


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 11:42:45 ET
Posted by: Beacon Theatre , NYC, NY

October 15 - Aja
October 16 - The Royal Scam
October 18 - By Popular Demand
October 19 - The Nightfly
October 21 - Gaucho
October 22 - Greatest Hits


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 10:44:27 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Beacon shows added, 6 of them I believe. Mid-October.


Date: Mon, April 29, 2019, 10:42:04 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

The Dean : Check again, that multi-link has click-throughs to iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and two for Spotify. I just re-tested it:

https://monkeyhouse.lnk.to/friday

DB


Date: Sun, April 28, 2019, 19:53:13 ET
Posted by: Vegas, N3

4/27/19

Cubano Chant (Intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Don't Take Me Alive
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
FM
New Frontier
Dirty Work
Green Earrings
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
My Old School
Reelin'
A Man Aint Supposed To Cry (Outro)


Date: Sun, April 28, 2019, 16:04:04 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Don, that link takes me to Spotify every time. No links to other sites/services on the page. I've tried it in different browsers and get the same result.


Date: Sun, April 28, 2019, 15:54:34 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Re Monkey House version of WB's "BOOK OF LIARS":

Hoops: iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon + Google Play links all good here:

https://monkeyhouse.lnk.to/friday

(Stand by for email)


Date: Sat, April 27, 2019, 21:55:17 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

I'm with you (and Hoops), Lutz. Even though I work in IT, I'm not a Spotify/Pandora guy, or anything to do with Apple (other than fix the computers) or iTunes.

But no issue here. I'm pre-ordering the disk at my local record store. If he can't get it, Amazon here I come.


Date: Sat, April 27, 2019, 21:03:14 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Like Hoops, I am also one of those dinosaurs without Spotify or iTunes accounts, but the 30 second clip sounds great already! Bought 2 physical cds and will wait until August.
Speaking of cd's - to my great surprise, China Crisis will play a few shows in California in May and I hope they will sell their excellent new cd at the shows. It's only available as MP3 online and the sound of the disc should be way better. If anyone here would like one, I'll be glad to buy some extra and ship them at cost.


Date: Sat, April 27, 2019, 17:13:56 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Hoops, iTunes link is good, also Apple Music


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Date: Sat, April 27, 2019, 12:09:57 ET
Posted by: Vegas N2, 4/26/19

Cubano Chant (Intro)
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
FM
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Black Cow
The Goodbye Look
Dirty Work
Home at Last
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin In The Years
Last Tango In Paris (Outro)


Date: Fri, April 26, 2019, 14:10:04 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

If anyone would like to see some Connor Kennedy solos - the My Old School video posted by Vegas below has 'em. Sounds great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFPu4Oz_2Qw


Date: Fri, April 26, 2019, 10:15:43 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Don:

I was just posting this information and then you came and posted it yourself. Thank you for posting it.

Anyway we can hear the new track without having to go through Spotify? As a matter of principle regarding their horrible royalty rates, I boycott them and refuse to sign up.

Thanks! Looking forward to the new album.

Jim


Date: Fri, April 26, 2019, 10:09:43 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Bluebookers: I wanted you to be the first to know that the Monkey House version of WB's "Book of Liars" dropped worldwide this morning (4/26)! It's the first of three advance singles from our new album FRIDAY, which will be out digitally and on CD and double vinyl in July. Walter died while we were starting the record, and "Book of Liars" is a heartfelt homage to one half of the greatest duo in music. Guests on FRIDAY include Michael Leonhart, Drew Zingg, The Manhattan Transfer, Mark Lettieri and Lucy Woodward. This is the multi-link to listen / purchase / pre-order / pre-save:

https://monkeyhouse.lnk.to/friday


Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 23:39:23 ET
Posted by: Vegas, Vids

F.M. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIJACI9kX5Q
Kid C - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klwtnn2Q-VU
Josie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc87_7k9ZM4
Black Cow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnlarS82lIw
Peg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7L2ikj698
Reelin'(w/minute and a half KC drum solo)-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK1uszICf3M


Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 22:11:50 ET
Posted by: Biff, Pwq

Covers of three Nightfly songs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPeEulM_x08


Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 21:10:30 ET
Posted by: Casual fan, Orlando

Well, here we are end of April and they don't seem to be adding any dates for those of us in the South. Bummer. I did attend a Beacon show a few years back. So Boston is not out of the realm. Would be nice, though, if we got a visit down here. Any of you folks "in the know" care to expound on whether any additional dates are likely?


Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 17:26:11 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

My wife and I were in Las Vegas for a couple of days and we stopped at the Venetian to check it out.
FYI, they have a gift shop not far from the casino, not far from the concert area just loaded with Steely Dan t shirts.
They had 5-6 different styles, most in black, but I remember a bright yellow one and lots of different varieties. These also included the classic "Aja" t-shirt.
The person working at the gift shop said for those attending the concert would also be able to get extra items which included key chains. They also had Baseball caps wit the Steely Dan script on it.


Date: Thurs, April 25, 2019, 09:27:23 ET
Posted by: Viva!, Lost Wages

Cubano Chant
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
FM
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Black Cow
Green Earrings
Dirty Work
Peg
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Dirty Work
Josie
My Old School
Reelin In The Years


Date: Tues, April 23, 2019, 17:39:43 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Knows all,

Well in that context, it makes sense. But did Browne ever have a drummer named Jerry? If so, perhaps it's someone else altogether.

Thanks.


Date: Tues, April 23, 2019, 12:46:33 ET
Posted by: Knows All, Tells some

https://www.jerrymarotta.com/jerry-marotta-biography/

In 1975 Jerry auditioned for a Woodstock based group called Orleans and got the job. Soon afterwards he found himself in L.A. recording the Waking and Dreaming record, played on his first hit "Still The One" and on the road, with Orleans, supporting Jackson Browne.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_(band)


"Still the One" (released in July 1976), from Dreaming, cemented Orleans' relationship with the American public. While the single was climbing the charts to peak eventually at No. 5, the band did a major cross-country ten-week tour with label-mate Jackson Browne, ending in November 1976.



The timing, then, would be right for him to be the drummer in the lyrics of Rosie. JB only left out the detail that it was the opening band's drummer.



Date: Tues, April 23, 2019, 11:53:32 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Chet, maybe I missed what you were saying, but I can't find anything that suggests Jerry Marotta ever played with Jackson Browne. Do you have some other information?


Date: Tues, April 23, 2019, 00:05:57 ET
Posted by: Chet, B

I assume the drummer "Jerry" in this story is Rick's brother? And to think they ended up hiring Rick instead to drum on Hey Nineteen..

https://youtu.be/qkoWQBpgeOs?t=725


Date: Mon, April 22, 2019, 19:15:25 ET
Posted by: Elvis, New York

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Date: Mon, April 22, 2019, 10:45:49 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I liked Ted Baker's contributions like the little intro's he would do leading into songs. In recent years, I think SD rushes from one song to the next and Ted's way was a little more reverential to the material, IMO.


Date: Mon, April 22, 2019, 08:12:33 ET
Posted by: Cris, NY

Once saw Ted Baker sit in with a band at a NYC club. 2004 or so. IIRC, Ted and the band's guitarist were working together on the Lion King at the time. I guess The Lion King is the new Doobie Brothers when members exit stage left.


Date: Sun, April 21, 2019, 16:34:19 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

That's interesting as Tom Barney, SD's Bass player during the Ted Baker years is also playing Broadway doing "The Lion King".


Date: Sun, April 21, 2019, 08:51:04 ET
Posted by: Cody, N

Ted Baker played in a lot of Broadway show orchestras. Probably still doing that.


Date: Sat, April 20, 2019, 20:30:09 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Just curious, what is former "Steely Dan" pianist Ted Baker doing these days ? There isn't a Wiki page for him...


Date: Sat, April 20, 2019, 08:25:45 ET
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Posted by: Alfred, New York

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Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 14:11:59 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Chris:

Glad to hear, but just wait until you get the results of your next set of STD tests...you'll be cursing me instead.

"Dear Abby:

I met a beautiful woman but I don't know if I should make love to her. I can't remember from our first date if she said she had TB or VD. How do I approach her now?"

Abby's Response: "If she coughs, make love to her."

Several fans who met their significant others on Dandom somehow thank me for helping them meet. That's appreciated, but I'm just thankful when they don't come back to me later for a percentage of alimony/or and child support.

Jim


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 14:00:49 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

My boss saw the new page name. He gave me a promotion, a corner office, and let me sleep with his wife! Thanks, Hoops!


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 13:16:55 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Nate: Nice idea and I like it.

Of course, half the members here cursed me for a whole Labor Day weekend simply because I put a widget showing Dandom's Twitter Feed.

It's always 1995 here.


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 13:07:33 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Sure...change made...at least for a little while. Suggestion: Would your use of a private window help? Many browsers have them.


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 12:59:36 ET
Posted by: Ric, A

Anyway to modify this page so the web browser tab shows something a little more workplace-safe than "Steely Dan Fan page?"


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 12:02:40 ET
Posted by: seafoam mean, bodega bay, californeeway

I'd say, yes. it is all about me. but I came to this forum after jammin to trax!!!
happy to see another beacon run but those last ones were hard to beat! don't wanna know bout traumatized freddie, sounds real saaaad man....
so lets hear it for the dan. that's all I came here to say anyway.

but yes...it's all abou t ME

or US


Date: Wed, April 17, 2019, 00:15:51 ET
Posted by: So nice, they're playing it twice, New York, New York

October 11- Rochester
October 12- Syracuse



(Of course they'll be playing NY more than twice, Beacon run should be announced any day now. Any. Day.)


Date: Tues, April 16, 2019, 05:54:06 ET
Posted by: Nate, Pennsylvania

Been a fat minute since I posted on the blue book.

I don't have much to say but a friend of mine directed me towards an Instagram account that Walter Becker media apparently made.

Here's the link if y'all wanna give it a follow.

https://instagram.com/walterbeckermedia?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=iaq8dkvuwxaz


Date: Mon, April 15, 2019, 21:23:02 ET
Posted by: Tom, CT

New date was just added for Mohegan Sun on November 2nd.


Date: Mon, April 15, 2019, 07:50:57 ET
Posted by: Oscar, E

https://www.loudersound.com/features/are-we-killing-our-rock-stars


Date: Fri, April 12, 2019, 11:50:11 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Just got a couple of tix for The Nightfly in Boston. Took me a number of attempts to get everything to go through, but whatever.

I was torn between Gaucho and Nightfly. Nightfly is on a Saturday, which is helpful. Secondly, IGY is the only tune I've seen live from that one.

Looking forward to it!!


Date: Fri, April 12, 2019, 07:35:28 ET
Posted by: Geo, E

I hope Freddie isn't now traumatized by the sound of a snare hit.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/4063050-man-nearly-gets-hit-by-fallen-tree-in-north-hollywood/


Date: Wed, April 10, 2019, 20:18:07 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

I had the pleasure of seeing Amy Helm and her band at a free concert at the St Augustine Amphitheatre last night. I have to tell you, it was a stellar show. Some of the band members (maybe all) are from Woodstock NY. As you probably know, Amy is the daughter of Levon Helm and Libby Titus (Fagen's current wife).

Anyway a very nice mix of music but overall way heavier (louder/more rock/harder sound) than I expected. Maybe it seemed like that as the opening act was a (very good) local bluegrass/folk/roots group The Driftwoods. Anyway, while it wasn't exactly what I expected, I was thrilled with the show.

The musicians were first class. A couple songs seemed to blend a bit of the band with some sophistication of Steely Dan. Not a whole lot of that, but enough for me to notice. Anyway, if she wasn't already on your radar you may want to check her out, if she comes to your area.

Oh, and I just found out a friend has a ticket for me to the Royal Scam show in Boston in October. Can't wait.


Date: Tues, April 09, 2019, 13:36:59 ET
Posted by: Tom Jones,

Based on availability, an educated guess for this year's Beacon shows would be sometime between October 6 and October 24.


Date: Tues, April 09, 2019, 00:02:41 ET
Posted by: Boston, Run

Aja, Nightfly, Gaucho, Royal Scam, Greatest Hits


Date: Mon, April 08, 2019, 23:49:35 ET
Posted by: Orpheum, One more

& Nov. 1st


Date: Mon, April 08, 2019, 23:46:25 ET
Posted by: Orpheum, Boston

October 25, 26, 29 & 30

Presales start in the morning.

https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/01005684A91D3CF6


Date: Fri, April 05, 2019, 00:40:35 ET
Posted by: Sara Toga, CA

2nd Mountain Winery show added; 9/18, tix on sale Monday, 4/8.


Date: Thurs, April 04, 2019, 06:05:42 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE

T-Mo - I saw Snarky Puppy live for the first time last summer at Ravinia. They were not even on my radar until I started visiting the BB, so thanks to those who've recommended them here! I loved every minute of that show, I think they played maybe a bit over 90 minutes. My only disappointment was that no one got up to dance for the funkier numbers. Can't speak for other's tastes or attention spans though, but if you dig the stuff you've heard, I'd say check'em out. Each show is unique since they have a rotating lineup of secondary musicians beyond the core members. I'm looking forward to seeing them here at the Pabst (a great historic theater like the Ryman) next month.


Date: Wed, April 03, 2019, 17:03:55 ET
Posted by: Ken, Toronto, Ont.

Well said....love it. These kids are in to it.


Date: Wed, April 03, 2019, 15:21:38 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Call me a sentimental old fool, but I really do get a kick out of these School of Rock kids playing some Steely Dan. Here's a relatively new one. It makes me happy to see the music so obviously appreciated 40 years later by young people like this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phvv_8Fgr5o


Date: Wed, April 03, 2019, 14:50:12 ET
Posted by: stephen,

came across this, a steller set of musicans
https://youtu.be/5uIqeujP0Zs


Date: Wed, April 03, 2019, 14:35:37 ET
Posted by: Technicolor Motorhome, SE US of A

Any of you Dan fans seen Snarky Puppy in concert? I like their stuff on YouTube but does 2 hours of that style jazz fusion jam band material get to be too much in a small concert hall? They are coming to the Ryman which has outstanding acoustics.


Date: Tues, April 02, 2019, 19:39:11 ET
Posted by: FC, O

Nothing really unknown here, but Mike M discusses the early days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhCjc1Yuo4


Date: Mon, April 01, 2019, 14:01:29 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Dates added.

I see one I don't recall for Michigan in August. Plus I think now September dates added for Lincoln, NE, Saratoga, Ca., and a November date for Bethlehem, Pa.

Some might have been there before and I forgot. But looks like slowly filling in the calendar now.


Date: Sat, March 30, 2019, 16:53:23 ET
Posted by: Bikemann, Colorado

Haven't posted here in a long time but the topic of unreleased songs is worth the time. I don't know why but almost all other "older" acts have had anniversary boxes or deluxe editions that include bonus material that makes it worth buying. Steely Dan just doesn't seem interested in doing this. The one box release years ago had the alternate version of Everyone's gone to the movies and that was it! Been waiting for ever to hear of some new release with all the leftover gold in the vaults. You would think the record company would want to cash in. In the end ,I know its Donald"s choice.


Date: Sat, March 30, 2019, 13:07:26 ET
Posted by: Shark DeVille, up on the hill

I think the pristine soundboard versions we have of Wet Side Story and Cash Only Island from the '96 tour are probably the best we can hope for, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

they supposedly did a studio version of Joni Mitchell's 'Carey' that never got released, would love to hear that as well.


Date: Sat, March 30, 2019, 11:35:45 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Most of us diehard SD fans are aware of some songs that for whatever reason didn't make it to a "Steely Dan" album.
Cuts like "Kulee Baba", "The Bear" and of course, "The Second Arrangement".
Since most of these songs have since emerged in one form or another, can we expect someday...hopefully sooner than later...that we may hear a cut that was intended for "Two Against Nature" or "Everything Must Go" that just didn't make the cut. I'm assuming "Wet Side Story" might be that type of song.
Would love to get some feedback on this question.
Thanks, Steve


Date: Sat, March 30, 2019, 08:31:23 ET
Posted by: Jack, R

Happy Steely Dan day.

1/10 + 2/20 = 3/30


Date: Thurs, March 28, 2019, 00:18:32 ET
Posted by: Zac, R

Pete Christlieb discusses recording Deacon Blues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKMkCLSO7s


Date: Tues, March 26, 2019, 17:23:15 ET
Posted by: WB Media, Twitter

Walter Becker - Danger Zone

You tell Gene Balboa he just stepped into a very dangerous zone.

youtu.be/vAVRa2YOQTA via @YouTube


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 21:36:05 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@Gus Winterbottom, drop me a note sometime at my email.
Peace


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 20:52:16 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,



Sorry, Mac - you used the same link.

Here's a list from discogs...not sure if it is complete:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/914811-Phil-Hartman?filter_anv=0&subtype=Visual&type=Credits

Aja is not on it.

From the Steve Hoffman site:

Design: Patricia Mitsui
Photography: Hideki Fuji
Art Direction: Oz Studios

However, Wiki states the designers with

Patricia Mitsui and Geoff Westen

model: Sayoko Yamaguchi[


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 20:31:45 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande


Not sure if it's a federal case, but my understanding as a graphic artist Hartman did design covers for Aja, America, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Poco. 40 in total.

Hartman use an elegant, but spare style - ex. the Poco cover.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3044107/8-album-covers-designed-by-legendary-comedian-phil-hartman






Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 20:02:51 ET
Posted by: hoops, I'll be back to pick up the spam in a little bit.

HELP HOOPS PICK A TURNTABLE! Hey, Danizens and Danettes! There's a whole Dangential area that gets ignored in recent years, in part because of the advent of the MP3 player, etc. For so many years, an integral part of discussing Steely Dan was discussing audio specifications and set ups. Indeed, as especially Walter would point out, it was Steely Dan records that would be used to test new audio systems. In fact, for the people who are still smart enough to care, I'm sure that is still the standard. With that in mind, I'm buying a new turntable which I hope will last me a good 10 years. My last turntable is a linear tracking version from Technics/Panasonic that I brought 30 years ago. It died and then miraculously I was presented with a functional turntable sitting out in the street. (No kidding!) Unfortunately, I can see/hear why it was left out in the street. With that in mind, and thanks to a generous Amazon gift card bestowed upon me, I'm looking at a couple different turntables. One is almost twice as much in terms of cost. Which one of these two would you get? Is it really worth the extra cost? Do you see any other turntable at Amazon that you would get instead? Thanks for your input and explanations. Thank you so much! 🙏☮️💟🙏🙏🙏

Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QQ131N

OR

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog), Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002S1CJ2Q/


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 15:12:23 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

I believe the Phil Hartman connection was that he worked for the same graphic design company that was responsible for Aja, but he wasn't responsible for that particular cover. Sort of like how Chevy Chase was never actually in Steely Dan.


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 07:26:47 ET
Posted by: Snopes, i

Reports of Phil Hartman designing the Aja cover are false. It was even used as a clue in a crossword puzzle.


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 03:20:15 ET
Posted by: king of the world, ileum

This just in... oops I'm wrong


Date: Mon, March 25, 2019, 03:16:48 ET
Posted by: king of the world, Trantor

Phil Hartman drew... America's Greatest Hits for one. I don't think he was a professional photographer. So I doubt it.


Date: Sun, March 24, 2019, 18:51:44 ET
Posted by: Mac, R

Did anybody ever hear before that Phil Hartman designed the cover of (among other albums), Aja? News to me.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3044107/8-album-covers-designed-by-legendary-comedian-phil-hartman


Date: Sun, March 24, 2019, 10:02:06 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Gus:

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you got to see year and that you and the Mrs. had a good time.

Jim


Date: Sun, March 24, 2019, 03:17:25 ET
Posted by: Gus Winterbottom, Torrance, CA

A brief Dangential item:

We were fortunate to be able to attend Catherine Russell's performance tonight at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The very entertaining set included many selections from her recently released CD, "Alone Together". There are a few more stops on the tour; more information is on the link below.

http://www.catherinerussell.net


Date: Sat, March 23, 2019, 21:31:54 ET
Posted by: CF, rrr

52nd Street's the junction.

https://youtu.be/IejpzbxKUZE?t=220


Date: Sat, March 23, 2019, 12:49:37 ET
Posted by: Jerry, Manchester

Stephen London... LOL :)


Date: Thurs, March 21, 2019, 12:28:28 ET
Posted by: stephen, london

to ronnie usa
STEELY DAN


Date: Tues, March 19, 2019, 11:59:21 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

If they are bringing the residency for themed shows to Philly, we might be gettin' Rent Party Pt. 2 baby!


Date: Mon, March 18, 2019, 16:21:15 ET
Posted by: ANOTHER, DATE

Nov. 05 Sands Casino Bethlehem, PA., United States


Date: Mon, March 18, 2019, 14:43:41 ET
Posted by: Sammy, W

I read a 1982 Hi Fidelity story on The Nightfly and how they had technical difficulties with the digital recorder. Fagen got frustrated and wanted to bag it and go analog, but they kept talking him out of it. Has the technology improved since then?


Date: Sun, March 17, 2019, 15:50:58 ET
Posted by: Dean, London

My colleague, Darren has once again been writing about Steely Dan and specifically about their European tour. If you'd like to read what he to say, here's one of his reviews:

https://twilightdawning.com/2019/02/28/steely-dan-today/

Thanks for your time,

Dean


Date: Fri, March 15, 2019, 12:17:42 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Oh, hey:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1643960164/

"Like a Sunday in T.J., it's cheap, but it's not free."


Date: Thurs, March 14, 2019, 13:31:58 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


RIP Hal Blaine

The driver of the Wrecking Crew. Injected into the wave of emotion that permeates Any World.


Date: Thurs, March 14, 2019, 11:16:41 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

I'd guess these are all the non-Live Nation venues and a bigger batch of date announcements are on their way...


Date: Thurs, March 14, 2019, 10:47:41 ET
Posted by: Mr. Fugazi, Service elevator

And a California date: https://www.placertourism.com/events/sweet-steely-dan-tour-2019/


Date: Thurs, March 14, 2019, 08:33:49 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE

2 shows at Ravinia over Labor Day weekend - Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2! Looks like the tour is being called �Sweet Steely Dan Tour 2019.�

https://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/1672/steely-dan
https://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/1675/steely-dan


Date: Tues, March 12, 2019, 20:43:34 ET
Posted by: Phil Lee, Geno's

*** The three-night swing will see Fagen play Steely Dan's 1977 album Aja and 1980's Gaucho in full during the first two nights, before concluding with a greatest hits gig. ***


Date: Tues, March 12, 2019, 16:11:08 ET
Posted by: OnTheQT, hh

So three shows is a residency these days?


Date: Tues, March 12, 2019, 09:53:39 ET
Posted by: Bob, North of Philly

Steely Dan at The Met in Philly Nov. 6, 8 and 9. https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/03/steely-dan-philadelphia-residency/


Date: Mon, March 11, 2019, 17:50:57 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Tasty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHwZ3OZ8A_k


Date: Sun, March 10, 2019, 01:30:49 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Thanks Nicholas and Hoops for posting this MH link!
Great news, will buy 2 advance cd's right away.
It will be a long wait until August, but hopefully promos will be effective and Mr. Breithaupt and MH will get the success they deserve!
Hopefully this tour will originate on the West Coast and we get to see them as well.
Was really jealous and hyped when Dean and you lucky guys back East/Midwest got to watch the NIghtflyers... which unfortunately almost looks like a one off now.


Date: Fri, March 08, 2019, 14:24:47 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy-Thinkin' about catching Jeff Lorber's Trio

Steely in a jam...

https://www.jambase.com/article/the-string-cheese-incident-the-slip-steely-dan-cover-video-1999


Date: Fri, March 01, 2019, 10:12:38 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

new date added:

TaxSlayer Center
Sep 4, 2019
Moline, IL

https://steelydanofficial.com/#!/event/444639


Date: Thurs, February 28, 2019, 15:32:51 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Nicholas U.:

I posted the same thing six hours before you did here over at our sister forums at FB, etc.--sure, it's not only OK but great.


Date: Wed, February 27, 2019, 22:15:04 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Nicholas, thanks for that. I'll definately contribute to a Monkey House tour. Can't wait for the new one.


Date: Wed, February 27, 2019, 20:52:48 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Jim, if this isn't appropriate, please take down this post.

I received this email from Don Breithaupt (along with all the others that it went to) and chipped in for the cause:

Hi,

Don Breithaupt here I'm pretty excited. We've just finished the new Monkey House album, and it sounds great, but this time around I'm even more stoked because it looks like we're going to be able to put together a real live tour for this album our FIRST TOUR EVER!

We've launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise some initial funds to do stuff like book venues and pay for travel and sound crews, and I'm hoping you can chip in.

Here's a link to the campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/monkey-house-world-tour#/

Any contribution is really helpful at this point, because the the more momentum we can build up at the beginning, the more the pace of contributions will grow (everyone loves a winner). The goal is $100,000 and if you break it down, that's roughly 1500 people putting in $75 each. Any amount helps!

There are all kinds of perks going for $10 on up, and seriously, every little bit is meaningful.

The goal is to play as many places as we can. I'm hoping you can pitch in, and even better, tell a few of your friends about it.

That last part is actually really important, because right now we're only reaching out to the people that we know love Monkey House (like you thanks!), but we know there are a lot of others out there that may not follow us on social meida but would still like to see us live. Anything you can do to spread the word is helpful.

If you get a chance, here are the social media posts, maybe you can retweet or repost to your crew.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2055908091113738&id=231967776841121&__tn__=-UC-R

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MonkeyHouseBand/status/1100425832651141120

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuWb5p9gPAR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Thanks! I'll keep you up to date on how we're doing.

Best,
Don


Date: Wed, February 27, 2019, 18:31:56 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Mu, I gotcha. Not sure why I interpreted that as "released", but you clearly didn't say that. My bad.


Date: Wed, February 27, 2019, 12:33:50 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Dean,

I never said released by the summer. More on the line of recording it.

I don't think it's a question of having enough material. The cost and lost time on the road, making coin that would be the factors seen as inhibitory. Fagen has produced an album or two in the last few years during downtime.

As a reminder, Fagen did mention while on the road with the Nightflyers, albeit in an offhand way, potentially recording with them.


Date: Tues, February 26, 2019, 21:03:56 ET
Posted by: Stevie Dan, Manchester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwA3omJE1sg


Date: Tues, February 26, 2019, 19:22:14 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Doc Mu, you think the Nightflyers (with Fagen) have enough NEW material to fit an album? Even if they did, there's no way a new album can be produced and released by the summer---certainly not one up to the exacting nature Mr Fagen (and I) prefer. Or are you suggesting they throw together an album of covers?


Date: Tues, February 26, 2019, 17:40:08 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy-Awaiting word on Hey 2019 tour dates

More coverage from Jambase.com

https://www.jambase.com/article/steve-winwood-elliott-randall-steely-dan-london




Date: Tues, February 26, 2019, 12:31:48 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

I'd be more than fine if Dr. Fagen and the Nightflyers recorded an album this summer. Wishful thinking, but would be cool. I bet the material is there.



Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 22:44:50 ET
Posted by: Casual fan, Orlando

Great video of Reeling, w/ Eliott Randall joining. Carlock is a beast!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1tlGIk3LU


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 21:22:16 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Mr Dakine (and the others), thanks so much for the review. But I have to ask: Any relation to Louis?


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 19:35:50 ET
Posted by: John, John

Kawaii is not a musician, no.


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 17:24:24 ET
Posted by: Lee, Wemb

25/02/19

Home at Last out, Babylon Sisters in; otherwise same setlist as the previous show including Winwood on Pretzel Logic.


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 13:24:00 ET
Posted by: Bobby Dakine, Earth

Just would like to say I too attended the Birmingham concert and finally realised the dream of seeing Steely Dan (sadly without Mr Becker) after having missed going to see them in 2009 at Montreux - as I just had been introduced to their music at that time (and a certain large experiment was starting up not to far away...)

Music was fantastic, sound was better than i anticipated considering it's a big old arena, Donald was hilariously funny w.r.t to Winwood and the delay setting up his instrument for Pretzel Logic ("He was, worth the wait. Now get that DAMN thing off the stage!") I knew that this would be their "Big Mac" type setlist going in and that the crowd demographic would be of a certain type but that was fine.

If I could give some minor critiques (and they are very much minor) because the quality of the sound and harmony just blew away what preceded it, it would be:
1. Some songs really deserve two guitarists imo and prime Walter was really missed (Kid C, Peg, Josie)
2. I don't know if it was the venue or the mix (or just my ears) but Freddie on the bass could, maybe should, be mixed higher - I couldn't make him out

I hope to be able to see them at the Beacon on one of their Album /rarities nights or with the addition of some of their solo work. I do now partly understand why they usually keep a rigid setlist for their 90min set, but the musicians are so great that I'd pay to hear them play whatever they feel.

Regards --Another SD fan


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 09:16:06 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

Casual Fan -

Haven't heard anything but I'm assuming there will be a broader US tour because there's always one.

Getting a little antsy for an announcement. My summer is starting to fill up.


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 07:15:39 ET
Posted by: dig, yourself

And they are taking heat for beating Freddie Mercury the way they beat Eminem in 2000.

But it was Ted Baker on piano, not Mahershala Ali. Not sure why he got the award.


Date: Mon, February 25, 2019, 00:30:04 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, the envelope, please

...and the winner is:

Green Book


Date: Sun, February 24, 2019, 04:12:36 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund

Great concert last night in Birmingham - just woke up with my head still filled with great music! The band is so tight and the sound was really great yesterday for such a big venue. The guest appearance of Steve Winwood was a nice surprise, Pretzel Logic definitely a good track for him - SW sang it entirely.
I'm not sure if Donald enjoyed it - he seemed to dislike the interruptions as they took SW's organ on and off the stage. I am curious if they will do it again in London and Dublin.
Also the band had deserved a much better audience, Even Don described it as 'relaxed' , friendly clapping and many quiet parts between the songs. The danettes tried to get people standing up and dancing for the last two songs but only a handful of them stood up.

For us it was a great concert and 110% worth the trip.
Hope to have the chance to see them again in the future.

Have a great Sunday
Will head to the airport now.
Volker



Date: Sun, February 24, 2019, 01:06:03 ET
Posted by: England Dan, U.K.

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, England 23/02/19

Cubano Chant

Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Green Earrings
Black Cow
Time Out of Mind
Pretzel Logic (w/ Steve Winwood)
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Peg
Home At Last
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School

Reelin' In The Years

A Man Aint Supposed To Cry


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 20:33:40 ET
Posted by: jwardrip, Pittsburgh

Not Lou Reed, obviously, but, relatedly, WB on VU: �I saw them when they first formed in some shithouse club in the village and they were worst band I ever heard.�

https://drjazzdotlive.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/walter-becker-remembered/


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 19:14:36 ET
Posted by: Bill Heldre,



I'm sorry if this is a foolish question, but does anyone know if Walter's son, Kawai, is a musician or involved in the music biz like his dad was?


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 18:37:39 ET
Posted by: Roy, PA

The one that isn't Walter. i.e The dark one in the leather jacket.


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 18:25:04 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Roy. which of those fellows do you think is Lou Reed?


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 15:38:15 ET
Posted by: OS, UK

@Roy, that's WB and DF??


Date: Sat, February 23, 2019, 12:41:47 ET
Posted by: Roy, PA

Rare photo of Walter and Lou Reed.

https://tinyurl.com/yyrab88x


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 23:57:51 ET
Posted by: MM, ILT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_November

Wonder if she was ever considered for an SD session. I love the Budweiser jingle.


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 15:18:15 ET
Posted by: Abu, I Give a Dan and a Damn, too

Don B, I have to say that every cut on Headquarters and Left are very good or excellent. Hard to pick a favorite. Your last two albums to me are up to par with many SD or DF solo stuff. For years, all of their songs have been very good to excellent, not one "bad" cut. If I were absolutely forced to pick my fave on the Left album, then I would pick Maybe None of This Would Have Happened (another Marc Jordan co-write). I seem to keep coming back to it. I am positive with Friday, the very good-to-excellent trend will carry on.


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 13:06:03 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

So what is the speculation on a broader US tour? Venetian dates in May then a casino show randomly in September seems odd.

CF


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 12:07:15 ET
Posted by: Ronnie, Glass Cow?

Kid C - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H16W50jH_Ps

Peg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mMA9SQk-QE

Friday (Manch.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLoS8W0qNz0


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 09:39:07 ET
Posted by: Chester, Man

21/02/19

Deacon Blues out, Babylon Sisters in.
Otherwise same setlist.


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 09:14:35 ET
Posted by: Jerry, Manchester

Whoops.. I meant see this review of last night in Manchester!

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiMqpzsws_gAhUzDmMBHTlYDUMQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.manchestereveningnews.co.uk%2Fwhats-on%2Fmusic-nightlife-news%2Freview-steely-dan-manchester-arena-15869351&psig=AOvVaw2QKKg6L0nQZylUi7YKe-r5&ust=1550931134946696


Date: Fri, February 22, 2019, 03:52:57 ET
Posted by: Jerry, Manchester

I'm proud to say that my new to steely dan girlfriend and me were partly responsible for the melee at the front of the stage! Superb night.. band very tight as usual and Donald seemed to be really enjoying himself, very chatty! Setlist pretty much the same as Glasgow as far as I can remember.. see review below


https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/21/steely-dan-review-sse-hydro-glasgow&ved=2ahUKEwjzivibnM3gAhW_BGMBHabvDM4QyM8BMAB6BAgBEAQ&usg=AOvVaw3b0IohwuBcV5kYeEcfgYNy&cf=1


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 14:03:22 ET
Posted by: DonB, Los Angeles

Doc Mu: Glad the deeper Monkey House cuts are sinking in! I'll buy those general descriptions of Headquarters and Left, too. Thanks for singling out Lebanon, one of my faves; I'm still writing with Marc Jordan (who of course overlaps w/ both Fagen and Katz) on a regular basis. We just finished a Stevie-style tune that unfortunately got done too late for the new album.

Thanks to Lutz, Abu + Jim Taylor for giving a damn! Friday is coming...


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 11:57:14 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

The latest edition of the Dandom Digest (Vol. 27, No. 01) was sent out in the past 12 hours or so. It covers January 1-February 20, 2019. (The previous Dandom Digest covered October 13-December 31, 2018.)

The following are the subjects/headlines of the items in the latest newsletter:

45th Anniversary of Pretzel Logic
Reading SD: Lyrical genius that defined a decade
Great WB Story from China Crisis
WB: "This is it?"
New "Hey 19" Rants
Re: New "Hey 19" Rants
SD Spring Residency at The Venetian
9/13/19 Show at Thunder Valley, Lincoln, CA
Poughkeepsie Journal on Connor Kennedy
Pre-Nightflyers Performance
New Paul Shaffer Show to feature DF as Guest
JJ Covers SD
Re: JJ Covers SD
Re:(2): JJ Covers SD
JJ's New "Night By Night" Single
JJ Talks SD in Billboard Interview
Becker/Klein Song for Luciana Souza
Klein on Becker & More
Cat Russell's New One Drops 3/1/19
Catherine Russell on WBGO
Cat at Birdland
Jon Herington's INFINITE EAR IQ Channel
RE: Jon Herington's INFINITE EAR IQ Channel
Carlock Covers the Purdie Shuffle
How SD Got Wayne Shorter
"Fire In the Hole" by Choir
RIP, Clydie King
Sending Love To Joe
SPOILER: 20.2.2019: Scotland
SPOILER: 20.2.2019: Scotland
Re: SPOILER: 20.2.2019: Scotland

...followed by PRETZEL LOGIC

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Fly about as low, be so cool,
Jim


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 11:18:29 ET
Posted by: Jerry, Manchester UK

Here's a link to a review of Glasgow gig last night https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2019/feb/21/steely-dan-review-sse-hydro-glasgow&ved=2ahUKEwjzivibnM3gAhW_BGMBHabvDM4QyM8BMAB6BAgBEAQ&usg=AOvVaw3b0IohwuBcV5kYeEcfgYNy&cf=1

I'm so excited about Manchester arena gig tonight and looking for an escape route from work already!!!


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 11:06:47 ET
Posted by: tolnrfyl, New York

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Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 10:20:30 ET
Posted by: Mr. E, Stateside

Looks like the lawsuit is over. According to the LA Court website, papers were filed yesterday:

02/20/2019 Request for Dismissal
Filed by Steely Dan, Inc. (Plaintiff); Donald Fagen (Plaintiff)

The March case was canceled, so it's over.


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 06:00:35 ET
Posted by: Bren, London

Spare ticket for the gig at SSE Wembley Arena in London, 25th February...Face value...Lower Block S6...can meet at the venue..Thanks Bren


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 02:36:15 ET
Posted by: OS, UK

Definitely Cubano Chant.


Date: Thurs, February 21, 2019, 01:37:35 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Now that the UK leg has started, I hope we
hear about a Danfest or two. As well as reports about the shows.

Miss you Walt
Peace


Date: Wed, February 20, 2019, 23:42:26 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Re: Tonight's opener

Hallelujah Time or Cubano Chant?

Thanks!

Jim


Date: Wed, February 20, 2019, 23:18:25 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Nicholas,

It is too bad (and a bit odd) those Cubano vids have all been taking down. But I have NO complaint with the one you provided. OP is the man!


Date: Wed, February 20, 2019, 22:01:13 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

I looks like all of the old Steely Dan Band versions of Cubano Chant have been taken down from Youtube. Here's hoping one from these current shows makes it. In the meantime, this version will do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alt5SNk_OZU


Date: Wed, February 20, 2019, 21:32:38 ET
Posted by: Groundskeeper Willie, This side of the pond

20/02/19 - Scotland

Hallelujah Time
Bodhisattva
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
Green Earrings
Time Out of Mind
Black Cow
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Kid Charlemagne
Dirty Work
Peg
Deacon Blues
Keep That Same Old Feeling
Josie
My Old School
Reelin' In The Years


Date: Wed, February 20, 2019, 18:48:50 ET
Posted by: OS, UK

Some lesser-played songs busted out in Glasgow tonight:-
Green Earrings
Rikki
Deacon Blues

Cubano Chant as the opener.

Winwood a great opener as always.

Hoping for FM and Pretzel Logic at one of the other UK dates..


Date: Tues, February 19, 2019, 19:13:37 ET
Posted by: Peter Alfred Anthony, Evans

Hi Anne. Yes I will be at Manchester on Thursday.Can't wait.Hope you enjoy it !


Date: Tues, February 19, 2019, 11:44:37 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@former Ann in Borneo. Great to see you posting again! Will be looking forward to reports from all the UK shows.Have fun! Peace.


Date: Mon, February 18, 2019, 20:19:35 ET
Posted by: Borneodann (was Ann in Borneo), Was Borneo, now UK

Been a long time since I posted on here! Anyone going to the Manchester gig this Thursday?


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 23:42:20 ET
Posted by: James, NY

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/entertainment/2019/02/13/steely-dan-woodstock-guitarist-connor-kennedy-joins-iconic-band/2853992002/


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 15:55:37 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Vincent (I see you spelled your own name properly, this time. Bravo!),

You have me pegged so well. As anyone who frequents this forum knows, I'm an "only the hits" kind of guy. Right. Maybe you'll do better by trying to guess my weight.

PRE, you may want to keep in mind The Dan also prides itself on precision, and being extremely tight. It's a bit tougher for SD to have a changing setlist, as they have very complicated charts, a large band, and they insist on exacting precision. I'm not immune to wanting a more diverse setlist---of course I'd like to hear the deeper cuts more often. But try to understand, SD isn't the Grateful Dead, or Joe Jackson, or whoever you wish to compare them to.

While SD says they never wrote music with the audience in mind, Don certainly picks what to play with the audience in mind---at least to some extent. Nobody wants to play to people walking to the bathroom, bored, confused, etc. My brother was an excellent musician. And though his personal tastes were eclectic and veered toward jazz (and while he wrote brooding complicated songs), he preferred to play music that got the audience up and dancing. It's just better for the vibe, for many musicians. The songs they insist on playing almost every concert sound fantastic live, and the crowd (mostly first-timers, keep in mind) really digs them.

In the end, I respect an artist's choice. If Im disappointed by their choices too often, then I basically stop going to their shows/buying their music, etc.


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 15:00:46 ET
Posted by: PRE, F

I think the complaints about a stagnant set list are most warranted with a band that prides itself on the depth of its discography. There was an interview a few years back where they were asked what separates them from other bands. Walter, in effect, said most other bands had lots of filler while SD had none. With that in mind, it does make one wonder what factors are involved. There's obviously a lot of them.


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 10:33:58 ET
Posted by: Vincent, UK

That sure told me. No need for the anger, man. Dean, Steely Dan and Donald Fagen, and even the fans) are known for this thing called irony and snark in their lyrics and attitude. Also, this blog routinely has dumb 'I'm a TRUE FAN, I can tell then artist what to play' predictable complaints when there is only so much that can be played in a 2-hour show and the show is not about pleasing music snobs keen to let everyone know their exquisitely hip musical taste comprising obscurities no-one else has had the fortune to hear. So i got the complaint in early, and it's IRONY (look it up). I may be wrong, but something tells me you might that guy who goes for a pee-break when they play a non-single track from "The Royal Scam" but gets up and dances in front of seated fans as soon as you hear "Hey, Nineteen".


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 10:09:24 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach


Some think the setlist is too predictable. Others think setlist whining is the thing that is very predictable. Even before the shows start, the complaining starts.

Vincnt, I have a suggestion for you: Don't fucking go to the show. Then you won't be miserable. See, very simple! Get some musical talent, start your own band, and then you can play what you want. See, very simple!


Date: Sun, February 17, 2019, 06:12:08 ET
Posted by: Vincnt, Uk

Can I be the first person t o complain about the unchanged set list at the UK Steely Dan concerts next week ? Naturally, I want 'the second arrangement' and the uptown mix of 'kulee baba' along with 'dr wu', and I bet you a banana it's a rush through 'my old school' and some idiots lumbering to 'reeling in the years'. And I bet Steve Winwood doesn't do anything from 'Arc of a diver'. I want my money back. Already.


Date: Fri, February 15, 2019, 14:23:27 ET
Posted by: Geo, J

Yes, they did the horn player "fights" at all the 2006 shows.


Date: Fri, February 15, 2019, 13:04:25 ET
Posted by: OrangeTom, NoLongerBackWoods

Saw a clip from 2006 tour last night and "Hey 19" did not feature the Walter monologue. Instead, Donald did the talking and Michael and somebody else in the horn section did a cool back and forth. Was that the set up for the entire 2006 tour? Had never seen that version before live.


Date: Fri, February 15, 2019, 08:57:46 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

I can second the comments about the Boston JJ show. Fantastic setlist and I very much enjoyed the slightly funkier version of KotW. But, for me, a child of the 70's, who first started caring about music in the 80's, the highlight of the show was the "True to the original" version of Steppin' Out with the original KORG drum machine used to create the familiar back beat. Maby played the vibes and it was indeed a live, but true rendition of the song that I would desperately scan the radio channels for as a 9 year old. A wonderful show.


Date: Fri, February 15, 2019, 06:28:43 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

That Joe Jackson cover of KOTW from Boston is up on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSv5POAYaiE

Really not sure about that guitarist, the 'funky' rhythmn part in particular sounds a bit jarring, maybe it's just the recording.


Date: Thurs, February 14, 2019, 18:04:27 ET
Posted by: Lyle, k`

Thinking about the lyrics to My Old School today and never realized all the rhyming in it. I knew that each verse rhymes Annandale (county jail, fairy tale, US Mail). But also the first four syllables of each verse have a 4 syllable rhyme in the 2nd line (I remember/still September, Oleanders/I can't stand her, California/tried to warn ya.) And the last word in the first line of each verse also has a rhyme with the 5th line (goodbyes/surprised,door/before,sea/Daddy Gee.)

I guess song writing is like acting. If it's good, you don't notice it.


Date: Thurs, February 14, 2019, 11:20:24 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Caught the Joe Jackson show last night in Boston - Excellent show, excellent 4 piece band. He sounds every bit as good as he ever has and seems to still be having a great time doing what he does!

He played King Of The World and introduced it by stating it was written by "two of my favorite composers: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen!" The crowd at the Shubert Theater definitely showed the appreciation for that. Considering that Ellington is one of his all time favorite composers - to the point where he made a cd called The Duke - that puts our favorites in damn fine company!

Hoops - I think you're going to thoroughly enjoy the show! And I hope I just didn't jinx that for you.


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 15:30:50 ET
Posted by: handle in my hand, LV

Oh got it thanks, Tho you're assuming we're all at least smoewhat up to date on myabbreviations -- pity the Foo' who mihgt just need a n answer in full english lol. Hope you dm't take away my fandom lcense :-)


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 14:54:32 ET
Posted by: Abu, MH is connected to Don B

Hey "handle": The clue to MH is in the title of my 02-06 post.


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 08:46:41 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE

Congrats to Steve Gadd and the Steve Gadd Band for winning Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the self-titled Steve Gadd Band. Steve�s first Grammy win! Long deserved and he certainly would have several by now if there was a Best Drum Fill category.


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 01:35:25 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


I had forgotten. Were You Blind that Day was also on the same Luciana Souza album - The New Bossa Nova.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh9BVJTc8oU


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 01:27:42 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

A song Walter and Larry Klein wrote for Klein's wife Luciana Souza "Love is for Strangers."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rxCl0uodHE&frags=pl%2Cwn

Sounds like Potter on sax.


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 01:15:40 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Klein didn't win one for the thumb, be he goes home a winner...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m1XLWQ9KY8


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 01:09:22 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Amen.

I�ve been a fan of Klein for decades; so it was really a massive cherry on top of things when he worked with Walter. Really dug the article I posted earlier about the 15 tracks. The funny thing is that I own 13 of those albums. Really wish Walter and Larry had a second album in the canned. I�m sure they wish that even more than I do.


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 01:01:38 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Shorter chamber made earns the Grammy:


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

*Emanon **The Wayne Shorter Quartet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyqSTCqbw8U&frags=pl%2Cwn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeKcRo8xLQY&frags=pl%2Cwn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45rOTojN6Es&list=OLAK5uy_lWUKAE5WgnOnGbcs3gMdSAtSe8tpRzM-g


Date: Mon, February 11, 2019, 00:01:18 ET
Posted by: handle in my hand, LV

sorry so dense...but what is an MH? ohviously has some music in there somehwre lol


Date: Sun, February 10, 2019, 23:09:05 ET
Posted by: Jim Taylor, Hello, Baton Rouge

I heard that there would be MH in the Spring🎶...


Date: Sun, February 10, 2019, 21:58:53 ET
Posted by: wbmemdia, can i get an amen?


You're the best Larry, 2019 Grammy or not (he's got enough of those suckers anyway, right?)

It was a hell of a group of nominees, must give them that.

Also must admit this Grammy looked HELLA fun, show-wise, energetically (man that opening number.compare if your will Madonna from 2001. I mean lots more Good Shit than I remember from "our" year (or course half of that show D+W and Groupie #1 were traipsing around in the guts of the venue, guys giving media interviews aout the first x Grammys (oh no..not THESE old farts again!) such that we barely made it back to our seats for The Big One.).

Best, Larry. Lu too --- and hope Noah had a kick-ass time <3 .Please tell him his threads won the night far as I was concerned :-)

And happy anniversary to us all --- that was the Grammy night, 2001, when Larry, Joan and the rest of us got together for a few mins and a true
brotherhood was born.


Date: Sun, February 10, 2019, 12:17:52 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Some interviews with Klein, including mentions of Walter

https://www.berklee.edu/news/berklee-now/larry-klein-breaks-down-his-career-15-trackshttps://www.berklee.edu/news/berklee-now/larry-klein-breaks-down-his-career-15-tracks

https://www.musicconnection.com/larry-klein-mc-podcast/

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grammys/8496663/larry-klein-grammy-producer-of-the-year


Date: Sat, February 09, 2019, 20:31:19 ET
Posted by: Spectator, MD

I was at that National Harbor show, a couple rows behind the whistling guy.

He was certainly annoying - standing up and dancing for a lot of the show.

Donald expressed what a lot of us were feeling, but it came out as disproportionately harsh and probably could have been handled with humor and a smile.

You'd think a guy who has done this for so many years would have better ways to handle annoying fans. (It looked to me like the guy was wasted.)


Date: Sat, February 09, 2019, 14:32:17 ET
Posted by: chris, nh

Personally I think it's pretty funny either way, but I've long since accepted the fact that my musical heroes have flaws, Fagen included; within reason it's not going to affect my enjoyment of the music, and with all the heinous shit that keeps coming out about famous men, or stuff that's been public knowledge since the 70s and has just been accepted (underage groupies, etc) ... I'm ok with Fagen perhaps being rude sometimes (if that's what was even happening here - I'm still willing to bet that guy was whistling all night).


Date: Sat, February 09, 2019, 14:16:10 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

wasn't at the show, don't know the whole story. But i've been to a lot of steely dan shows, witnessed a lot of obnoxious crowd behavior, hell, I've even been the asshole yelling out song requests (not anymore, sorry about that, it was rarities night and I got excited about the possibility of kulee baba) and I've never seen Fagen tell someone off like that. So I'm gonna guess that dude was whistling all night.


Date: Sat, February 09, 2019, 01:27:08 ET
Posted by: boston beenie, boston MA

What I don't understand from the comments on that youtube clip are some of the theories people came up with like, the whistle ruined the count Off of the song, or everybody knows how annoying these whistles are when you're between songs, and some others. Maybe there's something to the count off thing, could it be that somewhere earlier in this same show there was some issue? Or does someone know that this one guy had been acting like a hecker of some kind, that we didn't see in just this clip?That could be a real possibility that would put some meaning to the behavior we heard. But the thing about "everyone knows" that it's annoying or bad manners or something, that kind of whistle, I don't get. I've been to many steely dan shows, 4 or 5, ad I've never heard anything from an audience that WASN'T words of some kind, like loudly requesting or demanding they play some specific song, (which IS fucked up and rude) that was considered by donald or the crowd to be rude or negative. If somebody who was there can say there was something happening during the show that related to this whistle that might explain the response, I totally get it. But otherwise, I'm shocked or at the very least in confusion how far and the trouble some commenters go to make it seem like this was something normal or there is some explination that makes donald's comment not rude in itself. Is this whle show online somewhere, or was anybody here can shed light on some other explination? Sorry to go on, it just shocked me, the tone of it was so nasty there's no other way to put it in my personal opinion, that any help in understanding what was happening here will relly be good to hear. Who likes to hear something like this from their hero without having a good explination of it. But some of those theories were just as shocking. I would rather just accept that donald was in a really bad mood or even that hes just an asshole than to hear fellow fans sound like courtjesters for their hero. anybody have some help here bring it, it's otherwise so disturbing both donalds words and also somee of the commenters words which are just as hard to uderstand.sorry to go on and on, I would like to see Steey Dan again and have a better feeling I have right now.


Date: Fri, February 08, 2019, 23:55:27 ET
Posted by: wbmedia Mod, x


"Strainger things have happened"

also, stranger things too


Date: Fri, February 08, 2019, 23:55:24 ET
Posted by: wbmedia Mod, x


"Strainger things have happened"

also, stranger things too


Date: Fri, February 08, 2019, 23:53:56 ET
Posted by: wbmedia Mod, NYC



Re: Grammys Feb 10

Larry Klein is up against Kanye West (among others) at this year�s Grammys as Producer Of The Year.

Strainger things have happened (as some of us may recall).


Go Lar!!







Date: Fri, February 08, 2019, 22:28:57 ET
Posted by: Speaks, for itself

https://youtu.be/Y6Ag365z4N8?t=201


Date: Thurs, February 07, 2019, 23:10:03 ET
Posted by: Kirby, U

JJs SD covers don't interest me. I'd rather hear the original again for the 7000th time.


Date: Thurs, February 07, 2019, 11:47:25 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Brian Sweet has the deets:

https://books.google.ca/books?id=5BRhDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT437&lpg=PT437&dq=Juanna+Fatouros&source=bl&ots=ooGbwj350p&sig=ACfU3U21XAGMfkdRlMWZH0zmEj1oxm9ltw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi-sbOViargAhUHGDQIHT8GBJMQ6AEwFXoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=Juanna%20Fatouros&f=false


Date: Thurs, February 07, 2019, 10:43:42 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

According to setlist site - Joe Jackson played King Of The World on the first night of this tour in Tennessee.


Date: Thurs, February 07, 2019, 10:36:35 ET
Posted by: Pimlico,

Hmmm... Why does this story sound disingenuous to me?


Date: Wed, February 06, 2019, 21:20:41 ET
Posted by: Abu, Near the House of Monkeys' Headquarters

Had a real quick chat with Don B. He said he was "so damn proud of this album". That is, Friday... the new one from MH.


Date: Wed, February 06, 2019, 20:16:29 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Close. Juanna Fatouros

https://www.nowtolove.com.au/news/real-life/steely-dan-secret-wife-30652


Date: Wed, February 06, 2019, 18:45:41 ET
Posted by: Pimlco,

Juanna Fatourus???


Date: Wed, February 06, 2019, 10:50:28 ET
Posted by: Chip, With a handle in my hand

In addition to the Vegas run, September 13th at a casino in Lincoln, CA has been announced. I'm betting (ahem) a good time will be had by all attending.


Date: Wed, February 06, 2019, 02:40:21 ET
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Date: Tues, February 05, 2019, 23:34:44 ET
Posted by: Marv, T

Acapulco style cover of Rikki.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzVmiLogL9k


Date: Tues, February 05, 2019, 17:37:56 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Congratulations to Connor, Steely Dan, and of course we fans.

In addition to the big news about Connor Kennedy and the Vega$ shows, don't overlook that you'll be able too see him on summer/fall dates. SD Official has a September date listed in California. 9/13/19 Thunder Valley, Lincoln, CA.

https://steelydanofficial.com/#!/event/444238


Date: Tues, February 05, 2019, 12:46:08 ET
Posted by: popegreg, MKE

In additon to the news about the Vegas shows, Connor Kennedy says on his facebook that's he's joining Steely Dan as of those shows. I won't be making the trek to Lost Wages, but I'm eagerly awaiting some summer shows with the new guy in the band.


Date: Tues, February 05, 2019, 09:27:27 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa FL

April 24-May 11 Steely Dan at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Just saw this on the official "Steely Dan" website.


Date: Tues, February 05, 2019, 00:42:08 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Don B: That's great news indeed. Looking forward to the singles and especially the album.


The thing about Headquarters and Left is that those deep cuts just keep getting deeper and better. The last 2 Steely Dan albums were like that.

Revolver
Thinking Man's Me
Too Much Too Much
Lebanon (Fabulous)
The Man You Love to Hate
Emily Einstein



Tango By Yourself
Anyone
It Works for Me
What is it Exactly You Do all Day
My favorite - Death by Improvement
Art of Starting Over

Both are great - Headquarters is a little sassier. Left is smoother and more intricate.



Date: Mon, February 04, 2019, 21:46:06 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Thanks for the update, Mr. Breithaupt.
For me, it's as exciting as a new Donald Fagen coming out.
Your last 2 were superb and are timeless classics already.


Date: Mon, February 04, 2019, 20:49:05 ET
Posted by: Danny, Morrison

If it's anywhere near the great Headquarter's, your seminal work in my opinion, were all in for a treat.


Date: Mon, February 04, 2019, 19:40:09 ET
Posted by: DonBreithaupt, Los Angeles

Funny you should ask, fellers — ALMA Records is going to pre-release two singles from the forthcoming Monkey House album, and Universal wants a "longer lead time" this time. So0O0o, announcement soon, but it's looking like maybe June. The album is being mastered right now. I can't f—ing wait for it to drop, as there's no doubt in my mind it's the best one we've done yet. Michael Leonhart and Drew Zingg return; other guests include The Manhattan Transfer and Mark Lettieri (from Snarky Puppy). More info soon!


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Date: Fri, February 01, 2019, 16:46:53 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

I'll be honest here, I had to google what 'Mensch' meant.

Apparently the direct translation from Yiddish is:

"a person of integrity and honor who scores a mean horn chart"

I would concur!


Date: Fri, February 01, 2019, 16:23:38 ET
Posted by: Danny, Morrison

I am sure he will, DB is one of, if not the biggest mensch in the music business.


Date: Fri, February 01, 2019, 07:04:51 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe , Phraxos

Saw a tweet from DB in the tweet box, and it reminded me that there's a new Monkey House coming. Nothing on Amazon yet. Maybe DB will give us an update if he's hanging around here.


Date: Tues, January 29, 2019, 20:42:55 ET
Posted by: Vladimir, Minsk

Vlad says hokum-schmokum - oh, and not what schmokum is meaning in Russian you don't don't want to know - on this going off music. Vlad says the big finish for ending the show. Fast and loud, yes? But for the incoming musics Vlad says Cubano Chant is more better than the rest, no?

Vlad outs!


Date: Mon, January 28, 2019, 03:27:53 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Doc Mu, Thanks for backing me up.
Hope you have a great week !

I would think the announcement of a new tour
should be coming any day now.


Date: Sun, January 27, 2019, 23:35:22 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Anything other than than the Untoucables as a closer.I liked Last Tango. But in reality any walk off tune bums me a little. Just sayin'.
Peace


Date: Sun, January 27, 2019, 20:31:27 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande

Steve: Completely agree. There's no better walk off music than FM. Perfect beat for strutting and shuffling.

KD: That's the way I see it. FM isn't necessarily the best or fav, but checks off so many of the classic Steely Dan boxes.

- Badass bottom bass from Chuck Rainey.
- Delicious groove and fills from Jeff Porcaro
- Ghost notes from Jeff!
- Catchy melodic hooks and funky piano vamp.
- Awesome jazzy and blues chord changes and plenty of accidentals.
- Biting guitar phrases and outtro solo from Walter.
- A guitar AND sax solo in between verses!!
- Sax soloing drums from TV musicians they saw on TV (Carson, Sonny & Cher)!
- Congas!
- Effing Iggles singing backup!
- Sarcastic, hip-slanged up lyrics that stabs at both FM radio and the hooked on listeners...biting both hands that feed them! No static at all. Girls don't seem to care what's on.
- Lyric call-outs for icons and shit they just made up! Blues and Elvis, Grapefruit wine. high-heeled sneakers
- Drugs, sex, and rock and soul - in the song but not backstage
- Long, walk off home run outtro, just enough to catch the FM DJ sleeping!



Date: Sun, January 27, 2019, 19:53:22 ET
Posted by: E.C., W

Wayne Shorter bio. If you search inside on obvious keywords, there's a few pages about the Aja session and how he was approached for years by people who first heard him on it. Probably explains why he was willing to be interviewed for the classic albums video.

https://tinyurl.com/y95zo56u


Date: Sat, January 26, 2019, 09:36:59 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

I know JJ has a tune called "Junkie Diva" on his previous release called Fast Forward. Never heard his cover of Junkie Girl.

Nicholas - that's funny! Didn't think Ron White could possibly be Dangential in any imaginable way, but you have made it so!


Date: Sat, January 26, 2019, 07:28:05 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

I'm not saying that the Blue controls the fate of the universe (I'm not saying that it doesn't, either, because...who knows?), but I have heard more Hall & Oates on the random XM and FM radio stations that I flip among in the past two days than I have in the past two years.

I saw Joe Jackson in Dallas several years ago, and his unexpected cover for that show was the Beatles' "Girl." It was cool. He had to flip around in a songbook on top of his piano to find it. Or maybe he flipped around in the songbook until he saw something that struck his fancy. When you're playing with a piano, bass player, and drummer, you have a little more opportunity to be spontaneous.


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 22:19:29 ET
Posted by: Fred, Derf

Joe Jackson has also covered Rose Darling and Walter’s Junkie Girl. Also backup on Rickie Lee Jones’s Show Biz Kids, as mentioned. Only the last has been released. The others were performed in concert. Walter might gave been in the audience for Junkie Girl in 1999.


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 20:40:38 ET
Posted by: Marc, A

This movie is now streaming on Hulu. Lots of jazz records are played.

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/low-down-2014


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 17:05:27 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Josey, I think it's Dangential. "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, call me Tater Salad."


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 16:17:52 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Hey Volker - I know he's done Night By Night, Reellin, Any Major Dude, and King Of The World....I think he's done more than that as well. He's definitely a fan!


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 15:11:34 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

After seeing "Steely Dan" live about 6 or 7 times, I would say the best song for an Outro...would be "FM" ...It just seemed like the right song to send you out of the building on a light note.
"Pretzel Logic" seemed a little too heavy...and you leave feeling spent. "FM" can just go on and has a great way to allow Don & Walt (back in the day) to leave the stage and lets the band play them off.


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 12:00:18 ET
Posted by: KD, asdf

I agree Dr. Mu, it may not be their "best" (whatever the hell that means) or your favorite, but FM is "the Steely Dan song."


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 11:05:29 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund

Hey Josey,

thanks a million for the link !!

So - there are more JJ covers of SD songs?
Please name them :o)
Up to yesterday I thought King Of the World off the NYC live album was the only one.

JJ always surprises me with his choice of covers.
I remember seeing his trio a couple of years ago - he played FZ Dirty Love as an encore!
Volker


Date: Fri, January 25, 2019, 09:02:26 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Well well - whaddya know!? Turns out my better half (the reason for my relocation to the tropical paradise of North Attleboro Massafuckingchusetts) has bought us two tix to Joe Jackson's show in Boston!! She was trying to keep it a Valentine surprise, but that got ruined when I discovered her search for hotels in the city. I don't even want to admit what she paid stub hub, and I'm not sure I want to know where she got the money!!

Anywho, there ya go! That'll be my first concert since the Dan/Doobies show last summer. Also going to see Ron White next Saturday - but that's not Dangential - at least not that I'm aware of.


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 20:36:20 ET
Posted by: Danny, Morrison

JJ's new album getting rave reviews, The Irish news said Friend Better has "a Steely Dan feel" while giving it 9/10. Have not read one pan.


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 19:06:21 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Nicholas: haha


The ICGFT live version from Daryl's House with Cameo is actually, surprisingly pretty good. Jazzier, funkier, not like the more plastic studio version. T-Bone (RIP) really gets into a Denny Dias mode in the live outtro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOE1-2Fza5Q&frags=pl%2Cwn

It has a chord vamp that kinda sorta resembles FM. If an observer of 20th Century music 500 years in the future asked for a quintessential Steely Dan song with their sound, I'd pick FM with Walter's guitar outtro.


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 15:46:51 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Any pairing with Hall & Oates would be best if H&O's set consisted of playing the War Babies album. Anything else and...uh...I can't go for that, no can do. (Not really, but I couldn't resist.) One thing is for sure, a lot more guys' wives would join them if H&O played, at least that would be true of Mrs. Urfe.


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 10:50:15 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Volker - here's a link: https://youtu.be/j78noy06D2w


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 10:47:32 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Hey Volker - I'll have to see if I can find it. I had it on an old computer. Give me a little time and I'll try.


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 10:37:36 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund

Hey Josey

nice to see a fellow JJ fan here!
Will go to the Cologne show in April - paid around 60 Euros and am very much looking forward to that. And just 4 weeks to go for the Birmingham SD show !!

And please - could you send me a copy of that cover version as well?

Thank you very much
Volker


Date: Thurs, January 24, 2019, 10:10:01 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Hey Hoops - thanks for the condolences! What can ya do? I've had someone suggest I go to the venue and wait right before the start and then check again as things become available for a reasonable price. I just don't know if I want to do the 30 mile train ride into the city for what might not happen.

I just had a flashback memory of sending you a copy of Joe Jackson's version of Reeling In The Years that he was playing on the Night And Day II tour. He's definitely a fan of our favorite duo as evidenced by the number of their tunes he's covered!


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 23:12:12 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

Thank you Hoops. I did it, and I feel dumb now. Haha


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 20:53:46 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

I'm still holding out for the dream pairing "Steely Dan" with "Hall and Oates". I think they would truly compliment each other really well.
Both are touring the UK in the next few months prior to spring, so perhaps they'll have something in store for us.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 15:50:17 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Here's hoping for a non-package tour. Nothing against Joe Jackson, but I miss the smaller venues, better prices and slightly longer sets they were playing before teaming up with another oldie act.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 13:10:57 ET
Posted by: Jim aka hoops, Chicago

Josey: Sorry to hear about the steep ticket price mark ups. Here in Chicago, the tickets went on sale prices that I think were between $35 and $100 max. I followed Joe quite regularly so I was in line for the pre-sale. I was thinking of seeing him twice because it shows her that good, and he’s playing a venue, Thalía hall, that’s a lot like the late Roseland in NYC. Sounds like I can mix that second visit.

========

In other news, I’m starting to see ticket sales for summer concerts. I’m assuming Donald and the band will be out again this year. The Doobie Brothers are touring with Santana. I didn’t expect that Donald would have the same opening act again, but it’s confirmed. Needless to say, it would be great if DF paired up with Joe Jackson--and as of this writing, Joe is still available. At the same time, I doubt it will happen. So when you’re browsing, keep your eyes peeled for the first signs of life for tours. Usually these festival venues like Ravinia and Chastain have members-only pre-sales in mid winter. Maybe that will be our first indication of when there will be a tour, assuming there will be, which I hope there will be.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 13:02:49 ET
Posted by: Jim aka hoops, Chicago

For some who are not familiar, a bit of background on Joe Murtha. Joe is a highly accomplished engineer and computer programmer, among many things. How accomplished is he? His technical talents have won an Academy Award! So back over 25 years ago, most people didn’t have access to the Internet. So what Joe did was start a “Steely Dan Reader.” It was a huge database about everybody and everyone and everything that appeared on Steely Dan albums, etc. You could download it or get it on a CD drive or the like. And that was one of the few ways you could do many of the things that you can do today with all these different webpages and Facebook pages and everything. That’s how passionate Joe was and still is about Steely Dan. His noble service to the greater Dandom were such that he of course naturally gained the attention of Donald and especially Walter. Walter and Joe periodically stayed in touch to the end as I understand. But of course, as I can testify, being dedicated to programming something like the Steely Dan Reader is time consuming. It certainly takes patient family members to tolerate one’s obsession. In Carole’s case, It’s clear she loved Steely Dan and even more clearly was supportive and quite the muse for Joe. I’m sure Carole’s spirit will continue to serve as Joe’s muse.

An amusing story. When Joe came out with his Steely Dan Reader, I was was with University of Illinois where I was involved in establishing digital copyright policies for the university. So I was actually very paranoid of hosting and promoting Joe’s work because of copyright issues. (Part of the precursor to Dandom was the very first website and discography about Steely Dan hosted at the University of Illinois.) So Joe ended taking his Reader elsewhere, such as Pat’s, and it was widely acclaimed by Donald And Walter starting with their 1990s site. It’s funny to think back on that now. Aside from all that I wrote above, Joe is a really decent and funny guy, a gentleman. Thanks for sending him emails of love.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 10:30:12 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Correction: cheapest seats are now at $200.00 plus.

Oh well.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 10:28:16 ET
Posted by: Josey, Mass

Nicholas - completely agree re: Joe Jackson's new release! The worst song on Fool is pretty good. Much like Steely Dan for me, I'm so into his composition style that if he were to write something bad, I'm not sure I would know.

Most of the shows for his upcoming tour are sold out. I've been checking stubhub every day for the Boston show and he cheapest seats going now are $160.00 - as of yesterday...and I barely have enough money to pay attention.


Date: Wed, January 23, 2019, 01:32:03 ET
Posted by: Sneakers, Not Bad

________________________________________________________
Posted by: hoops, chicago
Date: Mon, January 21, 2019, 19:42:59 ET

"I suspect you're not aware of an Internet convention..."


________________________________________________________
Jim,
I'm not aware of this convention either ... Assume it's SD related.
Where and when is this internet convention?



;)


Date: Tues, January 22, 2019, 21:01:38 ET
Posted by: Jim McKay aka hoops, Chicago

Some sad news to report. Joe Murtha, perhaps best known to the Greater Dandom at Large as the creator of the "Steely Dan Reader," lost his beloved wife to cancer earlier this month. You likely have met Joe and his lovely Carole at some of the shows in the NYC TriState area or perhaps if you were lucky enough at the Sony Studios tapings during Steely Dan's 2000 NYC "Walking Tour."

Carole was Joe's sweetheart, muse, and beloved companion throughout his life. Understandably, it's a huge loss for him.

I'm sure you will want to offer Joe and his loved ones your support. For starters, I'm sure Joe would appreciate emails at jgmurtha AT aol DOT com.

There's also "Legacy.com" guestbook for Carole Murtha at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=carole-murtha&pid=191242953. There you can leave your memories of Carole and your words of support. That page also features a link where you can donate to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in memory of Carole and in support of the Murthas.

Sincere condolences to Joe and his loved ones.

Jim


Date: Tues, January 22, 2019, 20:17:27 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

The new Joe Jackson album Fool is worth a listen. I was surprised that there was a parental warning label, but when I got to the title song, about half way through the album, I saw why. There is plenty of interesting music and clever lyrics throughout the album.

Is this a strange land or am I the stranger?


Date: Mon, January 21, 2019, 19:42:59 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Peter:

I suspect you're not aware of an Internet convention. When an email address shows up as Add-me AT dandom DOT com, you manually replace AT with @ and DOT with a period. Kapiche?


Date: Mon, January 21, 2019, 19:29:43 ET
Posted by: Peter , Jersey

To add further detail to my last post, for some odd reason, it will not let me send the request email. Does anybody know what I should do? Thanks once again.


Date: Mon, January 21, 2019, 19:19:58 ET
Posted by: Peter, Jersey

Hello H Gang,

I was curious on how I could subscribe to the Dandom Digest? Thanks.


Date: Sun, January 20, 2019, 12:05:59 ET
Posted by: Drewslo, San Luis Obispo

Blues Beach also played in Paso Robles early in the tour 2003.


Date: Sat, January 19, 2019, 19:34:03 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Lon, thanks.

Here's the link to the free trial subscription:
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/39244928/


Date: Sat, January 19, 2019, 17:34:07 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

They played BB at Konocti Harbor in 2003 early on. Also TIMTM, Caves, Haitian D. (Walter!)
What a glorious year.


Date: Sat, January 19, 2019, 16:44:13 ET
Posted by: Lon, N

1977 newspaper story around the time of release of Aja that doesn't seem to have made its way to more web friendly (and free) formats. It gave me a free view without a subscriptions. Walter had scrambled eggs for breakfast.


https://newspaperarchive.com/bemidji-pioneer-nov-25-1977-p-20/


Date: Sat, January 19, 2019, 03:03:10 ET
Posted by: stephen, london

i was at jones beach in 2003 and i remember hoops being a bit surprised that they didn't play it there


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 22:25:30 ET
Posted by: Phred, SD

Blues Beach was not played but a few times. During 2003, it was played at the Gorge and one of the casino/Vineyard shows.


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 20:56:56 ET
Posted by: Blooz Beach,

Did Steely Dan ever play blues beach live?


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 16:00:44 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Hard to get a clear count of the number of eye teeth and the crotch area seems intact but it sure looks like him.

So would that be the Quinaimes Band or Myddle Earth perhaps?


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 12:56:25 ET
Posted by: GKJ, ru

He'll be suing for royalties.


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 11:49:54 ET
Posted by: stephen, armstrong

https://youtu.be/KZfzSkH2Lio?t=444
Is that a certain lead singer on the left hand side?


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 09:03:13 ET
Posted by: Zac, NY

NPR story on the difficulty of finding somebody to perform the Super Bowl halftime show. I was listening on the radio this morning and a commentator (probably in the audio feed in the link below) said that Irving Azoff was behind a lot of his acts turning them down.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/18/686391728/even-with-rappers-set-to-perform-super-bowl-s-halftime-show-remains-tone-deaf


Date: Fri, January 18, 2019, 05:01:02 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Lutz: yeah, China Crisis sell 'Autumn' at their shows. It's exasperating seeing fans at the merch stall noticing for the first time going "ooh,look, they've got an album out, who knew?"


Date: Thurs, January 17, 2019, 23:38:48 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

SteveM, absolutely agreed it is a shame. Considering what kind of garbage gets released it really makes one hate the industry.
Autumn in the neighborhood is absolutely magnificent, it spins all the time here.
A kind of unhurried elegance and understated genius.
Amazon has it as MP3 and I hope CC gets some decent reimbursements from that but somehow doubt it. Would love to get the full sound cd version.
Do they sell it at their shows?


Date: Thurs, January 17, 2019, 08:09:31 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

The China's have been doing 'Flaunt' nights for a good few years now and have always shared stories and picture slides about their experiences with Walter. Always a highlight for me and that was one of the best (also I didn't make it to last year's tour so it was great to get that link)

Tragic that they brought out a crowdfunded album 'Autumn in the Neighbourhood' about 3 years ago which contains a couple of tracks with strong SD influences but cannot secure a release for it on a record label, it really is a terrific album.


Date: Wed, January 16, 2019, 20:39:33 ET
Posted by: Lee, Tampa

Yes, Stephen, thanks for that! That clip shows in as tangible a way as possible a living element of Walter's musical genius. It was quite illuminating.


Date: Wed, January 16, 2019, 19:42:12 ET
Posted by: Denise, Hinktown

Thanks for that link, Stephen.


Date: Wed, January 16, 2019, 16:02:44 ET
Posted by: stephen, armstrong

https://youtu.be/aEsLlW4mwK4

great little story of walter and china crisis


Date: Mon, January 14, 2019, 10:48:39 ET
Posted by: Dirk,

The vinyl of issue of the new Joe Jackson album "Fool" will have a cover of "Night by night" as a bonus on 7" single

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/joe-jackson-fool/hnum/8763634


Date: Fri, January 11, 2019, 01:57:08 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago


The latest edition of the Dandom Digest was sent out in the past couple of hours or so. It covers October 12-December 31, 2018. (The previous Dandom Digest covered June 1-October 12, 2018.)

The following are the subjects/headlines of the items in the latest newsletter:

"SD is Naked Lunch...not Pina Coladas"
New Stuff from WalterBecker.com/WalterBeckerMedia.com
Order your own authentic Walter Becker Way Street Sign from NYC
Acoustic Alchemy Tribute To Walter
Excellent Overview, New Album from Catherine Russell
Jazz Guitar Interview with Jon Herington
5 Minutes with Jeff Baxter
TIME MACHINE: 1986 quote from Gary Katz about SD Comeback
Al Schmitt on Working With SD, Others
Joe Jackson on SD's Influence
SPOILER: 10/17/2018: At The Beacon
SPOILER: 10/20/2018: Nightfly Show #1 at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/20 & 21/2018 at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/20/2018 at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/23/2018 at Beacon 3-2-1 XTC
SPOILER: 10/24/2018 at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/26/2018: Gaucho Night at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/27/2018: Aja Night at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/27/2018: Aja Night at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/29/2018 Nightfly Night #2 at the Beacon
SPOILER: 10/29/2018: A "Nightfly" To Remember
SPOILER: 10/31/2018: Greatest Hits at the Beacon
SPOILEResque: Reflections on Nightfly Night, Maxine, & More
SPOILEResque: Pete Davidson & John Mulaney at SD Show
SPOILEResque: Lengthy Review of Beacon Shows
RIP, Rudy

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Date: Tues, January 08, 2019, 16:40:19 ET
Posted by: Hey NY, City Winery 1/10

Masters of the Telecaster feat. Jim Weider, G.E. Smith & Jon Herington (of Steely Dan) w/ Taylor Barton

https://citywinery.com/newyork/masters-of-the-telecaster-feat-jim-weider-g-e-smith-special-guest-tba-1-10.html

** With three of the most prolific rock guitarists in the world (GE Smith (Roger Waters band / Bob Dylan &SNL band) Jim Weider (The Band & Levon Helm Band),Jon Herington ( Steely Dan) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues &Roots Rock & Roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan ,Little Richard ,Steely Dan ,Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley , Sam Cooke and more! **


Date: Mon, January 07, 2019, 18:26:48 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy-Wishing Don an early Happy Birthday! (71 on Thursday)

When browsing a Mid-western venue's web site (I can't recall which hall) a few years back, I saw a tidbit in the FAQs that may help autograph seekers. It mentioned a fan could contact them to arrange for an item to be provided for the artist to possibly sign, and it could then be retrieved post-show. I've not inquired about such a favor, but I have spoken to some very friendly, helpful folks at many venues, so this option's always worth a shot!

Good luck, and if this doesn't work, you could be like Fletch. Try to blend in by wearing a golf shirt like the staff/security team members, or a laminated radio station V.I.P. pass. Whatever you do, Do Not slip on a Brite Nightgown and creep too close to Donald!


Date: Mon, January 07, 2019, 08:30:47 ET
Posted by: Snap, 2o

He will sign everything from Good Stuff to Chintzy Stuff. From Prickly Pear to Smooth Retsina. From Green Earrings to White Stetsons. From Transistors to 15 Watt Bulbs.


Date: Mon, January 07, 2019, 01:18:19 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, @$$hat, Texas


Things Donald Fagen might autograph:

- Steely Dan t-shirt
- model of an A-Frame House
- Miniature Andrea Doria (must be balsa wood)
- Radioactive memorabilia, picture of men in Naval unis
- hearty gulping wine from Dean & Deluca
- Last year's newspaper (have him date the signature)
- Heart in ion grid
- Cleavage on Babylon twins
- Black Jack deck of cards
- Google map of highway in Paraguay
- a battle apple (Gala? - they're a little tart)
- and E-Z chair
- sparkling china
- gold teeth (no anti-dentites allowed)
- cutout LP albums
- Fez hat
- mini glock
- fallout shelter door
- fireworks
- gladstone bag
- mid-size luxury car
- large balloon shaped like a cat
- leather poncho
- Bleeker street sign
- wicker wing chair
- photo of Amen Corner
- Aunt Fay's couch
- Coke can
- Audi TT
- paranymphic glider
- iffy chord tabs
- noodle shop menu
- bowling ball on Saturday night
- bottle of the Good Stuff











Date: Sat, January 05, 2019, 01:10:33 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund

Dear BlueBook members.

Thank you very very much for all of your kind postings.
In fact I agree with you 100%. My daughter and I already talked about this (in fact she owns a copy of Eminent Hipsters but it is a hard read for her as she does not know anything about all those Jazz influences D talks about - and it is , of course, an English copy).
I think it is more the wish of a short meeting than the autograph - and the backstage doors of the big venues are not that easy accessible like those of Jazz Clubs or town halls.
We will enjoy the show and take a good look at the merch :o).

After getting back home from the concert I will post a review here.

And @Casual Fan - yes, I am very proud to see that she really is interested in great music, is all started with PEG running on our favorite dutch Jazz Radio station in holidays several years ago.

And to write something more SD related, I saw Keith last November with Mike Stern on a Jazz festival and he was in great form, kicking us all with his killer grooves and shuffles.

All the best from Germany - and a happy and healthy new year to you all.
Volker


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 23:22:21 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Don, yes good point. If you can find one at the Merch table, that's probably the best bet. I'm not sure I'd trust signed memorabilia from ebay.

Have you seen the memorabilia?


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 22:35:27 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

I remember seeing signed Eminent Hipsters copies at the merch tables at recent(last year or two) shows. Pretty sure those are legit. But not 100% sure if that is still the case. Casual Fan is right, realistic expectations help avoid disappointment. @ Volker either way, I know you guys will enjoy it. If you hear about a Danfest going on somewhere, please try to meet those of our kind! Have a blast at the show!!
Peace


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 21:24:50 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

CJB, excellent addition. I read that back in the day, but completely forgot about it. Thanks.

I agree with you and Casual that buying one on ebay might be the way to go---with one caveat: You might not ever know if it's real.

And Vlad, my apologies for misinterpreting your post. Happy New Year to you, and everyone on the Blue.


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 19:40:08 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Here's that Rolling Stone article I cited this morning, one of the very best things ever written about our favorite band. Turns out I got one important detail wrong: D apparently has a habit of *approaching* musicians he admires, but not for autographs. Ray Bryant's response just as I remember it, though!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/steely-dan-return-of-the-dark-brothers-242610/


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 18:39:27 ET
Posted by: Vladimir, Minsk

No no no Mr. The Dean, Vlad says not that all posters on the blue are assheels, but Vlad has seen his share. As for the hurts, you are seeing through me Mr. Dino. Vlad has been cut into the quick more than one times here by Mr. Steely Dan experts so-called that are not likeing Vlad's English or thinkings. But when you growing up in a communist diktatership you have more worse things happen, so the sticks and stones in the blue are not as bad.

Vlad outs!


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 12:59:15 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Re getting an autograph from DF,

Volker, first let me congratulate your daughter on her taste in music! It is always gratifying to us older fans I think to hear that young people still appreciate the same quality we do.

I think CJB's advice is dead on right. The odds of catching Fagen and have him be willing to sign something as he walks in for a show seems remote to me, just based on so many stories from the past of his unwillingness to do so. I'd hate to see her go to a show expecting that to be a real possibility only to leave disappointed.

Getting a signed copy of Eminent Hipsters off of Ebay or some other site seems much easier and likely to meet with success. I am sure you will both enjoy the upcoming show!


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 11:45:31 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

The Dean's points are well made and accurate; I've seen signed copies of EMINENT HIPSTERS offered for sale from time to time on www.abebooks.com and on eBay. Buying one there, or some other such piece of signed "Memorabilia" seems far more sensible than attempting to engineer an in-person meeting w/ DF with the sole purpose of obtaining his signature. The Dean & I both agree that that plan is 100% not going to go well, based on DF's well-documented shyness, introversion, social anxiety, general -- totally relatable! -- misanthropy & etc.

THAT SAID, does anyone remember that excellent Rolling Stone article, just prior to the release "Two Against Nature," that documents W & D attending a Ray Bryant show, & mentions D.'s long-standing interest of attempting to get the signature of the jazz artists he admires? & Ray Bryant's polite but totally baffled response? So maybe it's a case of "do as I prefer, not as I actually do"???


Date: Fri, January 04, 2019, 09:50:55 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach

Dino thinks Vlad must have been badly hurt by some poster on the Blue. He cannot trust again.

But if I can read between the lines, I expect he means you will probably be discouraged by the posters here. On that point, I tend to agree. But not because they have any sinister intentions. I wonder how many here have actually gotten an autograph from Don. (Or how many would even bother to approach.)

Volker, If you are looking for Don's autograph, I wish you luck. I think you'd have to find a way to approach him that is interesting, but not "fan like"- for lack of a better way to describe it. I don't believe Don likes too much interaction with fans. My guess is, because Don probably doesn't understand the whole process. (I have to admit, I have never understood getting autographs either.)

Eminent Hipster would seem to be a perfect choice, as maybe he would be more likely to sign his book, if approached as a writer, than a CD.

This is all just sheer speculation. I really have no idea. Just want you to know we aren't all "assheels".


Date: Thurs, January 03, 2019, 18:39:49 ET
Posted by: Vladimir, Minsk

Hoo-boy Volker, Vlad is just sitting back with waiting for the crazy mens on this blue to let you have its for the asking of leader Donald Fagen's signing on a book. This kind of questions are not go unpunished by some of the assheels that posting here. Vlad says many lucks and if you are learn a secret of how to get this, please jump in the blue and show the negative boys who is best.

Vlad outs!


Date: Thurs, January 03, 2019, 10:19:01 ET
Posted by: Volker, Dortmund

Hello, SD fans.

My daughter (17yrs) is a huge SD fan since she is 13 and we will take the chance to travel to Birmingham for the SD gig - she assured us that was the best Christmas present she ever got ;o). Well, SD hasn't been in Germany for 10+ years - and this might be the only chance she'll ever get to see her fav band live.

Does anybody here has an idea if it makes any sense for her to try to get a book or a CD signed by Don before or after the show? Maybe at the backstage entrance?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
thanks for reading.
Volker


Date: Tues, January 01, 2019, 18:37:52 ET
Posted by: Newsletter from Walter Becker .com, Wirelesss

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Date: 01/01/19

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Date: Tues, January 01, 2019, 18:19:36 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Happy New Year to everyone in the Greater Dandom. Everything that is best about the Blue is because of you. Blessings & good vibes to all in the year ahead.

Jim


Date: Tues, January 01, 2019, 13:18:08 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

@Ben Jammin; well said! Happy New Year to all the Bbookers out there, and to the Greater Dandom!
Peace


Date: Tues, January 01, 2019, 01:34:58 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, B 'n B on Winona Lake, Indiana

Happy New Year, and "Hey '19" to all great peeps in the Dandom! Thank you Hoops for your dedication and awesome effort in keeping so many connected to so much. Cheers to the new year, and may it be filled with Love, Laughter, Happiness, Health, Peace, Unity, and Steely Dan Music! God Bless Us, Everyone!


Date: Mon, December 31, 2018, 18:14:56 ET
Posted by: Norm, MI

Is this the Victor di Suvero credited on Gaucho?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_di_Suvero


Date: Sun, December 30, 2018, 17:45:38 ET
Posted by: Henry, R

I reckon those Nightflyers were working/playing for considerably less $ than the fat cats in the SD band.



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