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Date: Tues, February 25, 2020, 11:21:04 ET
Posted by: Debs!, ooh

Dandom dot com slash twitter now doing presidential endorsements at the Blue, I thought eliminating political hack-hack was why we started this in 2001?


Date: Sat, February 22, 2020, 18:25:30 ET
Posted by: Dan Belcher, Louisville, KY

I'm a huge fan of Walter Becker's solo work, and in particular Downtown Canon is such a strikingly beautiful and haunting song. Once I learned how to play it, I decided to record myself playing it on my Rhodes electric piano along with bass and vocals. Of course it's not as good as Walter's original (I mean, what is??), but I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed playing it.

https://youtu.be/HM95VcrSvlg


Date: Fri, February 21, 2020, 01:41:17 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, these tabs are iffy?

For you chord sluts out there (and you know who you are), OMG the chords from Lazy Nina. A bit of Stevie Wonder-esque + the usual DF suspects.

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/greg-phillinganes/lazy-nina-chords-2505360


Date: Fri, February 21, 2020, 01:24:17 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

P: JFC - fantastic stuff. I'm a huge fan of GP from Fagen to MJ to Toto to Q to the cover of Lazy Nina.

The piano, solo, and finish of Maxine are breathtaking work.

BTW, Ricky Lawson on the "drums" on Lazy Nina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMelsJukC0




Date: Tues, February 18, 2020, 09:08:50 ET
Posted by: P, NYC

Amazing interview with Greg Phillinganes.

"The first song I played on was “I.G.Y.” Donald had a drum machine he called Wendel [A one-of-a-kind digital sampler/sequencer developed by engineer Roger Nichols. —Ed.] and we started recording with just Wendel and myself. I was playing Rhodes, and the song was so hauntingly beautiful, I actually remember messing up intentionally, just so I could go back and play it again. At the end of “Maxine,” I was so taken with the song, I felt compelled to blaze all over the last set of chords on the ending on piano. I just couldn’t help myself. Donald also taught me how to conceptualize playing an upright bass part on a synthesizer by telling me, “Take a breath between every note".

https://www.keyboardmag.com/artists/greg-phillinganes-pop-musics-most-revered-session-and-touring-keyboardist-on-a-life-reflected-in-music


Date: Mon, February 17, 2020, 22:49:24 ET
Posted by: lyric finder #2, city of broad shoulders


lyric finder, the word is
alms



Date: Mon, February 17, 2020, 18:25:50 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Steve:

Thanks for posting that. I'm actually impressed with the people who made the quiz. Usually when game shows have references to Steely Dan, their painfully lame questions or references With the most challenging being the cliché topics of Chevy Chase and That their name was taken from William Burroughs novel. that their name was taken from William Burroughs novel. Sounds to me like the writer of the quiz questions are true fans.


Date: Mon, February 17, 2020, 15:42:43 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

So the questions were (in no particular order)

What was Donald studying at Bard? (Eng Lit I think, didn't get it)
Support act (Brit guitarist Keyboard player) on recent tour (got Winwood!)
British percussionist who died (Feldman, forgot he was British!)
IGY stands for (got it!)
What song did Fagen think dumb, Becker no fun to play (Reelin', got it)
Title of Donalds 3rd solo album (Morph, got it)
Band Becker produced for Flaunt in 1985 (China Crisis, got it)
Instrument mentioned in first line of parkers band (both myself and the contestant weirdly said horn and got it wrong, it's sax)
Album Rikki's on (Pretzel, got it)
Album Gary Katz produced in 1986 (Zazu, got it)
Who sang I mean to shine, La Streisand (got it)
Instrument played by Chuck Rainey (Bass, got it)

I got 9, the contestant got 10 and won after the general knowledge round, it's quite tough if you're doing it live with the show as you have to answer before the contestant so you have maybe 2 or 3 seconds! Annoyed not to get Feldman though!


Date: Mon, February 17, 2020, 12:45:13 ET
Posted by: lyric finder, tt

i was listening to linda hoover's version of "jones" on soundcloud
i wish someone could help me with a lyric in the song.

specifically when the line goes the days of ? has past no rainbows to be had. what is the word in question.


Date: Fri, February 14, 2020, 12:41:47 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Damm typo, it's Mastermind obviously, not Matermind.....


Date: Fri, February 14, 2020, 12:40:16 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

For all UK Bluebookers this coming Monday's episode of Matermind has one of the contestants answering questions on Steely Dan as his (her?) specialist subject. Anything over 10 is a pretty good score, I'll be posting back after the show with how I did (I'll be honest...promise!) and would be interested to see how everyone else here does.

ps: it's on at 7.30 pm BBC 2 Mon 17th.


Date: Wed, February 12, 2020, 16:10:05 ET
Posted by: BenJammin, Snowy Indy

Here's a new first concert for the decade...

http://www.stifeltheatre.com/events/detail/variety-childrens-charity-featuring-steely-dan


Date: Mon, February 10, 2020, 13:43:12 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Not sure if this has been posted - interview with Scott Hull about mastering TvN for vinyl (starts about 11 min in):
https://www.buzzsprout.com/407404/1842850


Date: Thurs, February 06, 2020, 14:43:22 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Thanks for the link. Also found this 1991 interview on that site.

https://freshairarchive.org/segments/musician-donald-fagen


Date: Tues, February 04, 2020, 19:37:49 ET
Posted by: Jason, F

1993 spoken review of Kamakiriad by Ken Tucker. He wrote favorably about SD for Rolling Stone in the 1970s.

https://freshairarchive.org/segments/kamakiriad-reunites-steely-dans-founders


Date: Tues, February 04, 2020, 12:01:24 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Bobbo:

I remember "The Finer Things" from early on in "The King of Comedy," I believe in a street scene--are you saying it's played elsewhere in the movie? If so, cool, but I don't remember that.

Most all of you know, but in case someone doesn't, "The Finer Things" was written by Donald for the soundtrack to "King of Comedy," where the track is officially credited to David Sanborn. Nevertheless, it sounds so distinctly Donald, I always think of it as a Donald Fagen solo track. Donald is credited only on backing vocals, but look at the musician credits--looks right off a Steely Dan or DF solo album: http://www.steelydan.nl/versioninfo.jsp?sid=171&vid=1


Date: Mon, February 03, 2020, 22:17:14 ET
Posted by: bobbo, poolside

Holy Waitaminute,

Did I just hear a snatch of "The Finer Things" in the big middle of Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy'?!


Date: Mon, February 03, 2020, 08:28:54 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Doc, I share your appreciation for Trick of the Tail. Following The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Peter Gabriel striking out on his own could have led to disaster. It didn't. Trick of the Tail is full of splended musicianship, to be sure.


Date: Sun, February 02, 2020, 23:11:53 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

pending induction


Date: Sun, February 02, 2020, 23:11:16 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Congrats to Michael McDonald and Skunk for their induction into the R&RHOF with the Doobies.

I was trying to think of an album where the musicianship of a pop/rock album was as good as Aja - except Royal Scam and Katy Lied, naturally.


It might be Genesis' Trick of the Tail. Phil Collins deserves his share of slag, but his drumming during this BrandX era is superb, and he's not singing with his cartoon voice yet. Flawlessly executing wicked time signature changes, heavy fusion, and nuances. Hackett and Banks are also absolutely on top of their game. The follow-up tour might have been even better, as they were joined by wunder fusion drummer Bill Bruford.

Imagine that if Walter and Donald had actually gone on the road to support Aja, which in retrospect would have brought more life to the Gaucho sessions...the two bands would have been touring the Southland within months of each other. What could have been.


Date: Fri, January 31, 2020, 17:59:03 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Here's the combined content of the last two Dandom Digests dated 1/1-18 & 1/19-31/2020. The last one just mailed a few minutes ago. Thanks as always for your support and readership.

Jim

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DANDOM DIGEST

January 1-18, 2020

Yr. 28, No. 1

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

2020 SD Tour Announced-Tix on Sale This Week
Early 11TOW Tracking Session On YouTube
Re: Early 11TOW Tracking Session On YouTube
Mike McD, Jeff Baxter, Doobies in Rock Hall
Ground UP Music Fest: Mike McD Quintet, Chris Potter, Carlock, Krantz, More
Catherine Russell Touring, Up for Grammy
Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Jazz Standard, NYC
Beard + Herington Shows
Walt Weiskopf on Tour
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alums

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Date: Wed, January 15, 2020, 12:52:44 ET
Subject: 2020 SD Tour Announced-Tix on Sale This Week

STEELY DAN WITH STEVE WINWOOD ANNOUNCE “EARTH AFTER HOURS” 2020 SUMMER TOUR

Steely Dan announced their Earth After Hours summer tour with Steve Winwood, playing amphitheaters across North America. Fans can expect to hear all the hits from both iconic acts. The outing will visit outdoor venues including Seattle, Toronto, Memphis, Los Angeles, and more.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 20th at...
Continues at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/news/298900

"Earth After Hours" (Steely Dan with Steve Winwood)

June 2 -- Portland, OR -- Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 4 -- Auburn, WA -- White River Amphitheatre
June 6 -- Concord, CA -- Concord Pavilion
June 8 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Hollywood Bowl
June 9 -- Chula Vista, CA -- North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 11 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 13 -- Fort Worth, TX -- Dickies Arena
June 14 -- Woodlands, TX -- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 17 -- Rogers, AR -- Walmart AMP
June 19 -- Atlanta, GA -- Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 20 -- Memphis, TN -- Venue & Ticket Info TBA
June 23 -- Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage
June 24 -- Clarkston, MI -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 26 -- Tinley Park, IL -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Riverbend Music Center
June 30 -- Saratoga Springs, NY -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 1 -- Mansfield, MA -- Xfinity Center
July 3 -- Syracuse, NY -- St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 5 -- Wantagh, NY -- Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 7 -- Vienna, VA -- Wolf Trap*
July 8 -- Vienna, VA -- Wolf Trap*
July 10 -- Holmdel, NJ -- PNC Bank Arts Center
July 11 -- Bethel, NY -- Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Additionally, three Steely Dan shows (without Steve Winwood) originally scheduled for last month have been rescheduled as follows--Tickets are already on sale:

May 26 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live
May 27 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live
May 29 -- Thackerville, OK -- Winstar Casino & Resort

The official tour schedule, along with direct links to ticket purchase links, can be found at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1

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Subject: Early 11TOW Tracking Session On YouTube

The latest Walter Becker is out...with the added bonus of an "11 Tracks of Whack"-era demo, "Love In The Fourth" aka "Lies I Can Believe."

Early tracking session for Love In The Fourth/Lies I Can Believe from 11 Tracks of Whack sessions.

https://youtu.be/clnEwTB6tsc

More details at https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/love-in-the-4th-aka-lies-i-can-believe

There was some sort of demo put out briefly by invitation to Walter Becker newsletter subscribers on Friday. My impression is that it was a variation on a demo that used to circulate maybe 20 years ago. when I heard that version some years back, I found it interesting to hear stripped down. Hopefully you got a chance to hear. So with that in mind, it "bee-hooves" you to buzz or otherwise hoof over and sign up for the Official Walter Becker newsletter or to change your subscription info,
http://walterbecker.com/news.html#subscribe That's assuming you aren't already all set.

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

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Date: Mon, January 13, 2020, 17:56:11 ET
Subject: Re: Early 11TOW Tracking Session On YouTube
Posted by: Doc Mu

[But wait! there's more!]

Yeah, here's the next layer of "Lies I Can Believe."

https://youtu.be/XhL4CT5RKVk

One of the best that ended up in the can.

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Date: Thurs, January 16, 2020, 15:27:39 ET
Posted by: Paul,
Subject: Mike McD, Jeff Baxter, Doobies in Rock Hall

Congratulations to Michael McDonald & Jeff Baxter being inducted into the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame as part of the Doobie Brothers. No word on whether Cornelius Bumpus will also be included, although I think he was only on the last album or two.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/michael-mcdonald-doobie-brothers-hall-of-fame-interview-937669/

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Subject: Ground UP Music Fest: Mike McD Quintet, Chris Potter, Carlock, Krantz, More

Michael McDonald Quitet with Chris Potter & Others
Krantz Carlock LeFebvre
Chris Potter

PLUS Snarky Puppy and many more
February 14-16, 2020
Miami

See https://festival.groundupmusic.net/home for tickets and more details.

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Subject: Catherine Russell Touring, Up for Grammy

Catherine has an extensive set of date between now and the Steely Dan shows that start in May. Check out her "events" page for the full schedule:

http://www.catherinerussell.net/itinerary.php

Meanwhile, Catherine has also been nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the Grammys which will be held January 26. Congratulations!

https://lydialiebman.com/index.php/2019/11/20/4-grammy-nominations-for-llp-artists-catherine-russell-brian-lynch-and-grammy-promo-client-randy-brecker/

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Subject: Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Jazz Standard, NYC

Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) will play their monthly shows at NYC's Jazz Standard Tuesday, February 11. More details, including Ticket info:

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20200211

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Subject: Beard + Herington Shows

Subject: Beard + Herington Dates
Feb 17 Live at the Falcon Marlboro, NY
Feb 23 Hugh's Room Live Toronto, CA
March 5 New Morning Paris


For tickets and other related info, see http://www.jonherington.com/touring.html

Also: Jon will be toring Ireland in March:

TOUR OF IRELAND

March 9 Maggie’s Farm 8:00 pm [SOLD OUT]
March 10 UU Magee Great Hall Music@ONE 1:15pm -2:10 pm [SOLD OUT]
March 11 Whelan's for Nigel Martin 8:30 pm TICKETS
March 12 Limerick Jazz Society for John Daly 8:30 pm INFO
March 13 Island Arts Centre 8:00 pm TICKETS
March 14 Flowerfield Arts Centre Deborah 8:00 pm TICKETS
March 15 Sligo Jazz and Hawk's Well Theatre 8:00 pm TICKETS

Again, for ticket and other related info, see http://www.jonherington.com/touring.html

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Subject: Walt Weiskopf on Tour

Full list of dates:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/waltweiskopf/events/

Check out Walt's new album, too.

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Subject: Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alums

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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Why don't I believe them?"

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DANDOM DIGEST

January 19-31, 2020

Yr. 28, No. 2

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

NOW! Keith Carlock On Tour with...

Subject: 2/11: Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Jazz Standard, NYC

REDUX: Mike McD, Jeff Baxter, Doobies in Rock Hall
REDUX: Ground UP Music Fest: Mike McD Quintet, Chris Potter, Carlock, Krantz, More
REDUX: Catherine Russell Touring
REDUX: Beard + Herington Shows
2/7 & 8: Walt Weiskopf European Quartet
REDUX: 2020 SD Tour Announced-Tix on Sale
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alums

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Subject: NOW! Keith Carlock On Tour with...

Krantz/Carlock/Lefebvre

The tour continues through Leap Day.

KCL (KRANTZ CARLOCK LEFEBVRE)
(from https://www.reggieslive.com/show/kcl-krantz-carlock-lefebvre/ )

KCL, the iconic, genre-bending powerhouse trio led by visionary guitarist Wayne Krantz and featuring drummer Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting, John Mayer) and bassist Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie), held a Thursday-night residency at NYC’s 55 Bar throughout the first decade of the new millenium. Cutting live recordings from the club and posting them online in the early days of the internet and touring only sporadically, KCL developed a thoroughly original style of interactive group improvisation inspired in part by the great Miles Davis Quintet of the 60s, but played out in spontaneously generated contexts of heavy funk, rock and electronica instead of straight-ahead swing.

As other instrumental bands of the day dabbled in derivative fusion and retro-jazz, KCL became an underground phenomenon, cultivating an international following of devoted fans of every stripe looking for an alternative creative music that served the mind, body and spirit. Relentlessly grooving, always innovative, never complacent – KCL made contemporary music that resonated beyond category.

Other sideman obligations sidelined the band soon after their Abstract Logix release, “Krantz Carlock Lefebvre,” in 2010, but their reputation continued to expand globally through fan circulation of the band’s many live videos and recordings. Now, in 2020, KCL re-ignites to tour with incendiary shows throughout the USA, Europe and Asia.

http://www.waynekrantz.com/
https://keithcarlock.com/
https://www.timlefebvremusic.com/


2020-01-31, Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY
2020-02-01, Iridium Jazz Club, New York, NY
2020-02-06, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
2020-02-07, Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver, CO
2020-02-08, Reggies Rock Club, Chicago, IL
2020-02-11, City Winery, Nashville, TN
2020-02-12, The Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
2020-02-15, The Velvet Note, Alpharetta, GA
2020-02-16, Groundup Festival, Miami Beach
2020-02-18, Ronnie Scott's, London, UK
2020-02-19, Ronnie Scott's, London, UK
2020-02-20, Müpa Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
2020-02-21, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
2020-02-22, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland
2020-02-23, LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, Holland
2020-02-24, G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
2020-02-25, G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
2020-02-26, M8-Liveclub, Mainz, Germany
2020-02-28, Jazz Dock, Prague, Cz
2020-02-29, Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin, Berlin, Germany

For full details and much, much more, see http://www.keithcarlock.com

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Subject: 2/11: Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Jazz Standard, NYC

Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) will play their monthly shows at NYC's Jazz Standard Tuesday, February 11. More details, including Ticket info:

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20200211

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Date: Thurs, January 16, 2020, 15:27:39 ET
Posted by: Paul,
Subject: REDUX: Mike McD, Jeff Baxter, Doobies in Rock Hall

Congratulations to Michael McDonald & Jeff Baxter being inducted into the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame as part of the Doobie Brothers. No word on whether Cornelius Bumpus will also be included, although I think he was only on the last album or two.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/michael-mcdonald-doobie-brothers-hall-of-fame-interview-937669/

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Subject: REDUX: Ground UP Music Fest: Mike McD Quintet, Chris Potter, Carlock, Krantz, More

Michael McDonald Quitet with Chris Potter & Others
Krantz Carlock LeFebvre
Chris Potter

PLUS Snarky Puppy and many more
February 14-16, 2020
Miami

See https://festival.groundupmusic.net/home for tickets and more details.

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Subject: Catherine Russell Touring

Catherine has an extensive set of dates between now and the Steely Dan shows that start in May. Check out her "events" page for the full schedule:

http://www.catherinerussell.net/itinerary.php
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Subject: REDUX: Beard + Herington Shows

Subject: Beard + Herington Dates
Feb 17 Live at the Falcon Marlboro, NY
Feb 23 Hugh's Room Live Toronto, CA
March 5 New Morning Paris


For tickets and other related info, see http://www.jonherington.com/touring.html

Also: Jon will be toring Ireland in March:

TOUR OF IRELAND

March 9 Maggie’s Farm 8:00 pm [SOLD OUT]
March 10 UU Magee Great Hall Music@ONE 1:15pm -2:10 pm [SOLD OUT]
March 11 Whelan's for Nigel Martin 8:30 pm TICKETS
March 12 Limerick Jazz Society for John Daly 8:30 pm INFO
March 13 Island Arts Centre 8:00 pm TICKETS
March 14 Flowerfield Arts Centre Deborah 8:00 pm TICKETS
March 15 Sligo Jazz and Hawk's Well Theatre 8:00 pm TICKETS

Again, for ticket and other related info, see http://www.jonherington.com/touring.html

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Subject: 2/7 & 8: Walt Weiskopf European Quartet

Walt Weiskopf European Quartet will plan Odense Denmark on 7 February and Oslo, Norway, 8 February. For more details, see https://www.facebook.com/pg/waltweiskopf/events/

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Subject: REDUX: 2020 SD Tour Announced-Tix on Sale

STEELY DAN WITH STEVE WINWOOD ANNOUNCE “EARTH AFTER HOURS” 2020 SUMMER TOUR

Steely Dan's Earth After Hours summer tour with Steve Winwood, will be playing amphitheaters across North America. Fans can expect to hear all the hits from both iconic acts. The outing will visit outdoor venues including Seattle, Toronto, Memphis, Los Angeles, and more.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 20th at...
Continues at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/news/298900

"Earth After Hours" (Steely Dan with Steve Winwood)

June 2 -- Portland, OR -- Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 4 -- Auburn, WA -- White River Amphitheatre
June 6 -- Concord, CA -- Concord Pavilion
June 8 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Hollywood Bowl
June 9 -- Chula Vista, CA -- North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 11 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 13 -- Fort Worth, TX -- Dickies Arena
June 14 -- Woodlands, TX -- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 17 -- Rogers, AR -- Walmart AMP
June 19 -- Atlanta, GA -- Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 20 -- Memphis, TN -- Venue & Ticket Info TBA
June 23 -- Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage
June 24 -- Clarkston, MI -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 26 -- Tinley Park, IL -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 -- Cincinnati, OH -- Riverbend Music Center
June 30 -- Saratoga Springs, NY -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 1 -- Mansfield, MA -- Xfinity Center
July 3 -- Syracuse, NY -- St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 5 -- Wantagh, NY -- Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 7 -- Vienna, VA -- Wolf Trap*
July 8 -- Vienna, VA -- Wolf Trap*
July 10 -- Holmdel, NJ -- PNC Bank Arts Center
July 11 -- Bethel, NY -- Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Additionally, three Steely Dan shows (without Steve Winwood) originally scheduled for last month have been rescheduled as follows--Tickets are already on sale:

May 26 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live
May 27 -- Austin, TX -- ACL Live
May 29 -- Thackerville, OK -- Winstar Casino & Resort

The official tour schedule, along with direct links to ticket purchase links, can be found at https://www.steelydan.com/#!/events?page=1


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Date: Wed, January 29, 2020, 23:10:51 ET
Posted by: CC, F

If you're having trouble getting to sleep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5yfRfftdw


Date: Wed, January 29, 2020, 11:46:46 ET
Posted by: ,

“Earth After Hours” tour.

Regarding the title, any ideas on the significance? SD tour names are generally pretty abstract, and may just kind of set a tone or mood.

In this case, is the title political? Climate-related? Personal? A combination? Any ideas?


Date: Wed, January 29, 2020, 07:24:14 ET
Posted by: Nicholas Urfe, Phraxos

Listening to "In Cold Blood" on CD in my car. A couple of things that were noticeable in the hearing of the book that might not have stuck out as much in the reading of it predated, but probably didn't presage, SD/Becker lyrics. The Eden Rock is mentioned a few times, and then up pops the line, "to hell and gone."

This has been your In Cold Blood update for Wednesday, January 29.


Date: Tues, January 28, 2020, 08:14:03 ET
Posted by: Dirk, Duesseldorf

I wonder if I'll see them again here in continental europe in my lifetime .... maybe there's a small chance for one of the big festivals here, i.e. Montreux, North Sea Jazz Festival ...


Date: Mon, January 27, 2020, 11:18:58 ET
Posted by: Steely Director, NOLA

Following on the discussion about booking venues and such...

For Tour 2020, Memphis is the closest location for me. However it is the only one with "TBA" for the location, so I can't purchase tickets yet.

I'm curious as to why there might be such a delay in setting up a venue for this one city on the tour.


Date: Sun, January 26, 2020, 16:19:15 ET
Posted by: RIP, Kobe

The LA Concession indeed.


Date: Sat, January 25, 2020, 09:58:01 ET
Posted by: Cheat, B

Very astute rankings of the SD catalog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVCJIi7p3io


Holds up CD: This one is really good.

Holds up another CD: I like this one a little better.

Holds up another CD: I like this one a little better.

Holds up another CD: I like this one a little better. But maybe next week I might change my mind and the previous one is better.


Date: Wed, January 22, 2020, 15:02:09 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

And when they do come back to Florida, and assuming it is in the summer, let us all join together and pray that they go to RHE and not the amphitheater.


Date: Wed, January 22, 2020, 11:50:27 ET
Posted by: Chris, nh

Great insights Hoops, thanks.

I wonder if there is any difference with the package tours. They appear to be almost all Live Nation sheds.


Date: Tues, January 21, 2020, 23:35:14 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Thanks for taking the time to respond, Hoops.

Part of me is actually thankful that Donald is taking it
a little easy this year. Plus we'll appreciate the band just
that much more when they do return.

Keep warm, Steve.


Date: Tues, January 21, 2020, 10:51:57 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Steve:

Sorry for the delay in responding; moreover, sorry it probably will involve additional expense and effort to get to a show this year, if you are able. I'm not able to travel for various reasons, so it means fewer or no shows where I used to attend.

The info that summer's tour likely won't be more than the six weeks comes from a couple of band members. They need to know so they can plan for other gigs, etc. I can't also think that they don't want to oversaturate the market with too many shows year after year.

I looked back at the 2019 posts; how the tour is plotted was discussed but didn't like how. So here's a fresh response, although it won't solve no dates near you in Florida.

My friend Gary administers the Schottenstein Center--booking etc. Yes, part of what goes in to the decision is indeed whether the act wants to play a town or region. However, from there it is up to the venues. So a band will put out there that are open to date in, say, Florida. They then accept bids/proposals from the concert venues. If they don't get a bid, they won't go there. In his experience, my friend has said there are sometimes acts he'd love to get, but sometimes the expenses or demands. In some deals, the venue only makes money off the expensive beer, snacks and parking, etc. They don't get anything from the actual ticket charge. Some venues will even take a loss but see hosting the show as adding to the venue's prestige and long-term ability to attract other lesser acts.

However, another expense is transportation costs. If there the shows are far apart in distance, they can cost a lot to put on. At the same time, several shows in one area make for more economies. I understand this is an issue for the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of miles between shows means a lot more expense, etc. So if the place that bids on SD in the Pacific NW is in Seattle, it's probably not cost effective/will lose money just to get there. They need other shows in the area. In Florida, they might need two or three shows on the FLA peninsula to justify transportation costs, relative to attendance and ticket prices.

I think you get a sense of the moving parts behind the scenes...it's much more than whether an act wants to play here or there. They may want to play a town but if they are going to lose money, it may not be feasible.

All that said, I don't understand how they make money on the Interlochen shows at the "top of the mitten" in Michigan. Maybe it's favor to the music school; maybe a supporter has deep pockets, etc.

My friend Gary says don't only petition the band; it's even more important to petition your local venues so they bid on the shows, etc.

Best always,

Jim


Date: Tues, January 21, 2020, 08:56:18 ET
Posted by: Snide, Sneer

https://negativecollection.bigcartel.com/product/steely-dan-october-1973


Date: Tues, January 21, 2020, 08:55:59 ET
Posted by: Snide, Sneer

https://negativecollection.bigcartel.com/product/steely-dan-october-1973


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 20:28:27 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Thanks for responding, Hoops.

I can't wait to see "Steely Dan" again..Hopefully
Tampa will be on their agenda in 2021 of they don't add a date later this year. Best, Steve.


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 18:41:37 ET
Posted by: Jerry, H

You think this guy might have a done a little research before interviewing Walter instead of asking him questions that he could have found the answers to.

"What are you doing in Hawaii?"

"I live here."

"So, that's like your permanent address?"

"That's right."




"So you guys are on your this summer. Who exactly is in the band?"


I had to stop there.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0CXX1F7zGs


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 16:38:51 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Almost forgot - 2 dates in Austin May 26, 27 at Austin City Limits Theater and the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma.


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 16:28:03 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, Left of the Rio Grande

Steve: Yeah, Cynthia Woods in mid-June will be really hot and sticky. Austin was a better choice last tour.

At least Dickies in Fort Worth is inside.

In 2003, SD hit Dallas in late September - warm, but decent outside weather in the evening by then.


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 16:07:47 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Really nice cover of bass, Rhodes, and drums of Kulee Baba. Epic chord changes. Holy f***!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02UFvVW3lNQ


Date: Mon, January 20, 2020, 10:36:34 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

As to Florida I considered whether there might be a date added, but it seems unlikely because on 6/17 they are in Arkansas, on 6/19 they are in Atlanta, and on 6/20 they are in Memphis. Then on to Canada and no other dates in the SE. The geography doesn't really work unless a lot more dates are added at the end, and Jim seems to believe that is not in the cards this year.


Date: Sun, January 19, 2020, 11:35:31 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Steve:

Actually we did discuss in large part how tour itineraries and which venues are decided. My friend Gary oversees the Schottenstein center in Ohio. He explained it all to me. It's not necessarily what one thinks. I think it was somewhere in the posts from last year. If you scroll down and then go to the 2019 posts it should be described in there; I will fill in the rest later when I'm not at a smart phone where I'm bound to have tons of typos.

Hope everybody's having a great Sunday.

Jim


Date: Sat, January 18, 2020, 21:26:19 ET
Posted by: Steve Gennarelli, Tampa, FL

Who knows the rhyme or reason for how these tour dates get selected. I've always been mystified why Don and Walt used to play outdoor shows in the "dead" of Summer here when they could have a much more enjoyable experience coming here (Tampa) in our Winter months, but they never did.


Date: Sat, January 18, 2020, 12:59:04 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

I've been told by a couple players in the band, that as of now, Donald wants to work a little less this summer and that these dates over the six weeks are pretty much it. I imagine things could change. They didn't say about NYC at the Beacon in the fall.

Best,

Jim


Date: Fri, January 17, 2020, 16:57:57 ET
Posted by: The Dean, St. Augustine Beach. It's Happy Hour

Casual, do you think that's the extent of the tour? In the past newer dates have been released well after the initial tour was announced. I'd hate to think they are skipping Florida again. I'm holding out some hope.


Date: Fri, January 17, 2020, 12:38:12 ET
Posted by: Casual Fan, Orlando

Second SD tour in a row with no Florida stops.

Starting to get a complex down here.


Date: Thurs, January 16, 2020, 22:58:18 ET
Posted by: CJB, YVR

Booked tix for Jon & Jim in Toronto, February 2020:

https://hughsroomlive.com/event/beard-herington/

Obviously excited for Donald, the SD Orchestra, & Steve Winwood in the summer, but much more stoked by this show.


Date: Thurs, January 16, 2020, 15:27:39 ET
Posted by: Paul,

Congratulations to Michael McDonald & Jeff Baxter being inducted into the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame as part of the Doobie Brothers. No word on whether Cornelius Bumpus will also be included, although I think he was only on the last album or two.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/michael-mcdonald-doobie-brothers-hall-of-fame-interview-937669/


Date: Wed, January 15, 2020, 12:52:44 ET
Posted by: Yep., Yee-haw!

"Earth After Hours"

https://jambands.com/news/2020/01/15/steely-dan-set-earth-after-hours-summer-tour-with-steve-winwood/?utm_source=Relix+Daily&utm_campaign=471e2308ac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_15_05_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_486e6e4b54-471e2308ac-27148347&mc_cid=471e2308ac&mc_eid=8f46c3b885

Jun. 2 -- Portland, Ore. -- Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jun. 4 -- Auburn, Wash. -- White River Amphitheatre
Jun. 6 -- Concord, Calif. -- Concord Pavilion
Jun. 8 -- Los Angeles, Calif.vHollywood Bowl
Jun. 9 -- Chula Vista, Calif. -- North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jun. 11 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jun. 13 -- Fort Worth, Texas -- Dickies Arena
Jun. 14 -- Woodlands, Texas -- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jun. 17 -- Rogers, Ark. -- Walmart AMP
Jun. 19 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Jun. 20 -- Memphis, Tenn. -- TBA
Jun. 23 -- Toronto, Ontario -- Budweiser Stage
Jun. 24 -- Clarkston, Mich. -- DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun. 26 -- Tinley Park, Ill. -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun. 28 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 30 -- Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 1 -- Mansfield, Mass. -- Xfinity Center
Jul. 3 -- Syracuse, N.Y. -- St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Jul. 5 -- Wantagh, N.Y. -- Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 7 -- Vienna, Va. -- Wolf Trap*
Jul. 8 -- Vienna, Va. -- Wolf Trap*
Jul. 10 -- Holmdel, N.J. -- PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 11 -- Bethel, N.Y. -- Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


Date: Wed, January 15, 2020, 12:40:46 ET
Posted by: Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!, USA, USA, USA

TOUR ANNOUNCED w/Steve Winwood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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


Date: Wed, January 15, 2020, 00:35:25 ET
Posted by: suedave, wherever

I can't listen to this again after yesterday. It was so hauntingly beautiful (yes, better than the released version) I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't get it out if my head! Kept me awake for too long. Ah, first world problems.


Date: Mon, January 13, 2020, 17:56:11 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,


Yeah, here's the next layer of "Lies I Can Believe."

https://youtu.be/XhL4CT5RKVk


One of the best that ended up in the can.


Date: Mon, January 13, 2020, 05:06:12 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

Early tracking session for Love In The Fourth/Lies I Can Believe from 11 Tracks of Whack sessions.

https://youtu.be/clnEwTB6tsc

More details at https://www.walterbeckermedia.com/forum/rarities-unreleased/love-in-the-4th-aka-lies-i-can-believe

There was some sort of demo put out briefly by invitation to Walter Becker newsletter subscribers on Friday. I didn't find it in my spam filter until Sat night when I guess it was over. My impression is that it was a variation on a demo that used to circulate maybe 20 years ago. when I heard that version some years back, I found it interesting to hear strip down. Hopefully you got a chance to hear.


Date: Sat, January 11, 2020, 11:56:37 ET
Posted by: R.I.P. Neil, TO


@KeithCarlock

Devastated. HUGE influence on me as a player- as he was for so many. Such a Massive loss to the drumming community and music world. Thank you Neil Peart, my hero. RIP


Date: Sat, January 11, 2020, 08:12:46 ET
Posted by: Dan, Flintshire

Well, there we go then. We know that Third World Man was recorded for Aja - Larry Carlton did not play at any Gaucho session and was confused to read reviews of his work on the album. Therefore, if a brand new song was indeed started from scratch, it wasn't Third World Man. Like I said, there was more than one hole in the album when Walter had to bow out.


Date: Fri, January 10, 2020, 12:41:04 ET
Posted by: Whitney, UT

Happy Birthday Donald Fagen !!!


Date: Fri, January 10, 2020, 00:59:13 ET
Posted by: Rolling Stone, 1981

Katz listened for a while and then sat down to talk. "I would like to think the next album won't take this long," he said. "Donald and I depend on Walter to do some things that we've had to do and that slowed us down. There were other factors that delayed us. An engineer accidentally erased a completed track. That was one of the most serious emotional setbacks we've had in the studio. At the time, it was my favorite tune on the album. We started it again from scratch, building up the rhythm arrangement, the guitars, the voices and, when that didn't pan out, we had to start another tune from scratch." The new number turned out to be "Third World Man", perhaps Gaucho's most striking piece of music.


Date: Wed, January 08, 2020, 11:30:36 ET
Posted by: Dan, Flintshire

Gabe,

I know that's the prevalent story, but at the Rarities night, DF couldn't even remember if The Bear was meant to be on Aja or Gaucho, so these things are all up in the air. Ultimately, I think it comes down to how 'complete' these songs sound. Third World Man sounds like a Steely Dan song. Yes, we know it's from the Aja can, but the lyrics were rewritten, and it may only have not been on Aja due to space. Hey Nineteen sounds rushed. It comes across, on the album, as an afterthought, or even just a demo that was built upon to an acceptable level. We all know Third World Man was added to fill a gap, but we also know there was more than one gap. Kulee Baba, Can't Write Home About You, Thinkin' 'Bout My Home and more could have been there too, but weren't. Indeed, even The Bear had been recorded and not used. I'm just suggesting that Hey Nineteen is the crack in Gaucho revealing the problems beneath. Still a great album though.


Date: Tues, January 07, 2020, 17:11:09 ET
Posted by: Gabe, PA

Third World Man replaced 2A.

They probably made some concessions on Hey 19 (musically and lyrically) to make sure it went over as radio fodder.


Date: Tues, January 07, 2020, 14:58:22 ET
Posted by: Dan, Flintshire

RE Hey 19

I agree. In fact, I'd go further and say that, upon many listenings over the years, I almost feel Hey 19 to be unfinished. It feels lacking in a way that almost no other SD song ever does. This is especially true if you listen to a good live version where the horn parts and a solo at the end -- usually Jim Pugh on the 'bone -- seems to complete what was left incomplete on Gaucho. The fact too that it comes from Gaucho -- an album noted in its issues -- does suggest that maybe, just maybe Hey 19 was added to fill the hole of, say Second Arrangement, and, despite not being finished, DF -- who was left to complete the album on his own in WB's absence -- felt it was the best of the bunch that he could have chosen. The more I listen, the more the spaces scream out. Why no guitar solo after the bridge? Why nothing to note at the end, once the squeaky synth has finished? Perhaps we are spoilt by live versions that correct this, but I do feel, on balance, that Hey 19 is NOT complete as it appears on Gaucho.


Date: Tues, January 07, 2020, 06:17:26 ET
Posted by: Steve M, Scotland

Re Burt's comment

One of the things that I find unique about Steely Dan is just how well the music stands up to repetition, I've listened to those first 7 albums more than any other music over the past 40 years and they still delight and inspire. I'm guessing it's mainly because the core songs are just so damm good, the lyrics suggest mini movies but are open to interpretation and of course the number of layers of 'good things' in the music, a horn chart, a backing voc, a guitar solo, a particular chord progression or voicing, a drum track, a subtle little hidden acoustic guitar part...it goes on!

I would have to agree with Burt though that Hey 19 is not a track that I find myself actively seeking out. Equally 'Reelin'' leaves me cold although having said that, the live reworking from the 90's really freshend it up which I guess was the whole point (the same trick also worked with the more recent live take on Show Biz Kids).


Date: Tues, January 07, 2020, 01:00:26 ET
Posted by: Burt, "On location"

Any SD songs that you've just heard enough of for a lifetime and can no longer rejuvenate any freshness even after having not heard them in a while?

Topping my list is Hey Nineteen. Gaucho will always be a fresh listen for me every now and again, but Hey 19 is too careful and mechanical. It's all used up for me.


Date: Thurs, January 02, 2020, 23:53:36 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

ACT NOW!

VOTE FOR STEELY DAN ORCHESTRA PLAYERS & ALUMS IN THE
2019 JAZZ TIMES READER POLL

ONLINE VOTING ENDS NOON, THIS MONDAY, 1/6/2020

Be sure to vote for Catherine Russell, Michael Leonhart, Herington + Beard, Jon Herington, Jim Beard, LaTanya Hall, Roger Rosenberg, Walt Weiskopf, Jim Pugh, Freddie Washington, as well as "Dangential Talent" like Don Breithaupt & Monkey House, and all of our other favorite Steely Dan Orchestra players.

In some cases, the aforementioned are named on the ballot (Example: Cartherine Russell for Best Vocal Release category, Michael Leonhart Orchestra for Best Big Band/Large Ensemble, etc), while others may not be listed but you can write in a name (Example: Roger Rosenberg in Baritone Sax category, Jim Pugh in Trombone category, etc.).

And don't forget Best Record Label category with the likes of Sunnyside, Alma, Dot Time, and several others distributing our favorite SD Orchestra member recordings.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please vote only once. Ballot stuffing can result in disqualifications; see the online ballot for voting rules.

WHERE TO VOTE:
https://jazztimes.com/blog/2019-readers-poll-is-now-open/

Let's support our friends in the Steely Dan Orchestra as they make great music for us!


Date: Wed, January 01, 2020, 23:45:42 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

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DANDOM DIGEST

December 12-31, 2019

Yr. 27, No. 13

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IN THIS DANDOM DIGEST

Listen Again! Michael Leonhart on NPR "Toast of the Town 2020"
Joe Jackson's Cover of Night By Night now on Apple Music
Beard + Herington Perform 2/23/20 in Toronto
Connor Kennedy Guests with Gov't Mule
Catherine Russell on NPR "'Fresh Air' Favorites"!
Jeff Baxter Guitar Player Magazine Redux
REDUX: December Shows Rescheduled For May
REDUX: Latest WB Demo, Newsletter
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alums
RIP, Michael Lamper of Steely Jam

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Subject: Listen Again! Michael Leonhart on NPR "Toast of the Town 2020"

Even if you missed it, you can still hear Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MSO) performance from NYC's Jazz Standard. The "Toast of the Town" airedd WBGO and many other NPR stations right after midnight. Special guest, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, was also featured.

If you missed it, you can still listen (as of 1/1/2020) at https://www.npr.org/2019/12/26/787762117/toast-of-the-nation-2020-the-jazz-collective-edition (Scroll down a bit on the page for the description of the MSO performance.)

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Subject: Joe Jackson's Cover of Night By Night now on Apple Music

Last winter, Joe Jackson released his cover of "Night By Night" in a special vinyl edition. It's now available at Apple Music (and probably other services as well). Check it out.

https://music.apple.com/�/�/night-by-night-single/1492016028

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Subject: Beard + Herington Perform 2/23/20 in Toronto, Paris

Jim Beard and Jon Herington of Steely Dan at Hugh's Room Live
Public � Hosted by Hugh's Room Live and Jon Herington
InterestedGoingShare
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:30 PM � 11 PM EST
Hugh's Room Live
2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6R1X6

More details on the Toronto show at https://hughsroomlive.com/event/beard-herington/

For additional dates, including a likely Paris show in early March, stay tuned to http://www.jonherington.com/touring.html

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Subject: Connor Kennedy Guests with Gov't Mule

Connor Kennedy guested with Government Mule for their shows December 30 & 31, 2019 at NYC's Beacon. Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes* is a huge SD fan, sighted more than few times in the audience and backstage at Steely Dan shows.

(Yes, there was a typo I missed in the Digest mailing; I corrected here.)
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Subject: Catherine Russell on NPR "'Fresh Air' Favorites"!

Encore presentation of Catherine Russell's NPR Fresh Air interview.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/01/792601770/fresh-air-favorites-catherine-russell

Catherine's latest. "Alone Together," is up for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the Grammys this year.

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

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From: <dannyfisher AT fuse.net>
Subject: Jeff Baxter Guitar Player Magazine Redux
Date: December 15, 2019 at 8:57:14 PM CST

Here's a great article to share with the community. I've been a subscriber to GP for long enough to remember this article when it originally ran, and specifically recall the part about JSB's percussionist-like approach to the guitar.

Here it is: https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/gp-flashback-jeff-baxter-december-1980

An amazing read about one of the most innovative ax-slingers, ever! Enjoy!

Danny Fisher

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Subject: REDUX: 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: REDUX: 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: Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alums

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: RIP, Michael Lamper of Steely Jam

Condolences to Michael Lamper and Steely Jam, the SD tribute band. Lamper recently passed away right after one the Steely Jam's shows.

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PRETZEL LOGIC

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These white nights
We're gonna turn this town
Into a city of lights"

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Date: Wed, January 01, 2020, 23:42:14 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

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Re-Hear Michael Leonhart on NPR "Toast of the Town 2020"
Joe Jackson's Cover of Night By Night now on Apple Music
Beard + Herington Perform 2/23/20 in Toronto
Connor Kennedy Guests with Gov't Mule
Catherine Russell on NPR "'Fresh Air' Favorites"!
Jeff Baxter Guitar Player Magazine Redux
REDUX: December Shows Rescheduled For May
REDUX: Latest WB Demo, Newsletter
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
RIP, Michael Lamper of Steely Jam

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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.



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