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Date: Fri, January 22, 2021, 23:34:09 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Date: Thurs, January 21, 2021, 12:14:58 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, These tabs look iffy...

Les: West of Hollywood is an EPIC masterpiece. True SD fans understand.

A+ for effort. Some of the chords are wrong, though.

Date: Thurs, January 21, 2021, 12:12:36 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu,

Take out the trash day...

...but full of those major and minor 7ths, chord inversions that you chord sluts need on a daily feed. Not sure if SD did it first with Show Biz Kids, but Ben Folds manages to find the right spot to interject profanity in many of this songs.

Date: Wed, January 20, 2021, 21:42:32 ET
Posted by: Les Steelies Dénudés, on campus

A piano cover of one of the most underrated tracks from our beloved duo. Y’all should take a look at the rest of this guy’s channel. Lots of cool SD/SD-adjacent covers.

Date: Wed, January 20, 2021, 19:35:38 ET
Posted by: Michael,

Steely Dan - The Second Arrangement (New Demo Source)

For no apparent reason the original uploader saw fit to add a bunch of horrible delay / echo effect over parts. Did he get access to Roger Nichols' demo tape and if so how? Is it being restored? I hope so.

For your listening satisfaction, here's a pleasant cover of SA on a classical guitar. That couldn't have been easy to do.

Date: Wed, January 20, 2021, 17:13:39 ET
Posted by: Jonny, F

Busking Do It Again

Date: Tues, January 19, 2021, 17:19:42 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hund, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

<<She could pull this off. I cannot. Well done. Good to see your new generation.>>

Almost Gothic wasn't included in Hyden's Best Steely Dan Songs, Ranked. :(

Date: Tues, January 19, 2021, 17:04:30 ET
Posted by: Dr. Hund, Hanging Valley Wall, CO

<<Azoff helped to put Steely Dan on a different level, transforming them from a cult act with a few fluke hits into one of the foundational bands of late ’70s superstar El Lay rock culture. But even then they couldn’t help but be snarky about their peers.

“We were supposed to go to The Eagles’ wedding,” Fagen deadpanned in a 1977 interview.

“No, that wasn’t The Eagles’ wedding, it was Jimmy Buffett’s wedding,” Becker countered.

“Or birthday party,” Fagen sighed.>>

<<This separation also preserved their connection to outsiders personified by songs like “Charlie Freak,” a parable about a man who buys a gold ring from a panhandler, and then learns that the destitute Charlie took that money and overdosed. It’s hard to imagine The Eagles or Fleetwood Mac writing about that.>>

<<If we think of the ’70s LA rock scene as a high school lunchroom, The Eagles were the jocks table, Fleetwood Mac were the beautiful rich kids table, and Steely Dan were the brilliant chain-smoking English-lit nerds table. But in true Breakfast Club fashion, the jocks and the nerds kind of got along. Steely Dan famously referenced The Eagles in the venomous “Everything You Did” as a pointed signifier in the mind of the song’s jealous narrator. “Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening,” he demands as they argue, because of course she’s into the era’s studliest, most confident band. The Eagles, much more famously, returned the favor with the “steely knives” reference in “Hotel California.” Hence the dynamic between these bands — The Dan mocks, and the Eagles laugh it off while laughing to the bank.>>

Got a chuckle out of this guys Azoff Dan stable adoption observations during the time.

Got a kick out of his partiality for Gaucho. "I came very close to simply listing the first four songs from Gaucho at the top of this list. The whole album is incredible, but those four opening tracks are probably Fagen and Becker’s peak as songwriters and social commentators."

Date: Tues, January 19, 2021, 15:12:11 ET
Posted by: H, C

She could pull this off. I cannot. Well done. Good to see your new generation.

Date: Tues, January 19, 2021, 12:42:20 ET
Posted by: Aja1, Newton

Nice list, Don. I might also add a song or two from Boz' Greatest Hits Live album, Drew was Zingging it that night big time.


Date: Tues, January 19, 2021, 11:32:28 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, left of the Rio Grande

Raise up your glass to Good King John.

Todd and THE Donald nailed it years ago.

This time there really were (neo)nazis

So for any man left on the Rio Grande, this one's for you.

Date: Mon, January 18, 2021, 13:54:27 ET
Posted by: DonBreithaupt, Los Angeles

My new Drew Zingg Spotify playlist:

Date: Mon, January 18, 2021, 13:48:31 ET
Posted by: hoops,

On Fri, Jan 22 at 5PM PT (8PM ET), @SFJAZZ presents Catherine Russell's concert from September 2019. performing music from 'Alone Together', ft. renditions of swing era jazz & blues classics. Be there!

Date: Sun, January 17, 2021, 11:26:30 ET
Posted by: Fred, Zzzz

RIP, Phil Spector.

Date: Fri, January 15, 2021, 13:23:49 ET
Posted by: oglaf, 2) Your Location/Other Caption

ew, woman

Date: Tues, January 12, 2021, 16:03:24 ET
Posted by: Orgaf, Nigeria

Hi, this is Jeniffer. I am sending you my intimate photos as I promised.

Date: Tues, January 12, 2021, 10:14:23 ET
Posted by: Hank, Hinktown

I included the part about the photo---but we don't have photos here. If you want to see the photo, check out Catherine's Facebook.

Date: Tues, January 12, 2021, 10:08:54 ET
Posted by: Hank, Hinktown

Catherine Russell writes:

Howard Johnson, my beloved friend and a musical mentor. Thank you for your gifts!! I met Howard through my mom, Carline Ray. Between them, they knew and worked with just about everybody. I got to work with Howard at Levon's Midnight Rambles, and many other shows. This photo was taken at Dizzy's club 2010. FUN!! Marion Felder is also pictured on drums. Thank you, brother Howard Johnson. Rest In Peace.

Date: Mon, January 11, 2021, 20:04:49 ET
Posted by: Tuba Man, w/ God Now

R.I.P. Howard Johnson

Date: Mon, January 11, 2021, 12:27:56 ET
Posted by: Lockdown, Fun

I found two things Dangential in this 1985 story on the new compact disc format. How many can you find?

Date: Sun, January 10, 2021, 14:08:30 ET
Posted by: Ben Jammin, Indy-finally kicking the fir to the curb

Happy Birthday, Donald!

Happy Belated 2021 to The Dan Fans, too! May the Earth After Hours Tour happen as planned, and isn’t it about time for a complete Steely Dan Box Set?!

Date: Wed, January 06, 2021, 12:41:38 ET
Posted by: BadSneakers, my location

John Mulaney talks about bringing Pete Davidson to a Steely Dan Concert ...

Date: Sat, January 02, 2021, 14:13:36 ET
Posted by: Doc Mu, Left of the Rio Grande

Nice live blues track from Walter, hoops.

Date: Sat, January 02, 2021, 11:00:14 ET
Posted by: Something, New

As much as I once loved it, Deacon Blues is one of the few SD songs that no longer warrants a listen for me every now and again if I haven't heard it in a while. Perhaps overexposure from too much classic rock radio.

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 23:33:17 ET
Posted by: Mock Turtle,

...also, I forgot the PBS concert, Storytellers, Letterman. The turn of the millennium was a great time to be a danfan.

I'm speaking more about the era than about the music. Obviously Deacon fucking Blues is better than anything on Two Against Nature. Everything on 2vN is, however, superior to Kings (really? Kings??).

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 20:12:03 ET
Posted by: Lutz, SF

Thanks hoops, and a new one today!
Golden City.
HYN everyone, better luck this year...

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 17:38:20 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

Just a reminder of two recently new items at Walter Becker Media Project. How new? Around Dec 15, 2020, but that was last year......

New Walter Becker Outtake: "Black Dog"

"Black dog is barkin' all night long..."

Link to outtake:

Also: Lost "11 Tracks of Whack" Liner Notes

Dusted off liner notes by The Walter himself...from

Check it out.

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 17:36:32 ET
Posted by: Mike ,

This is pretty sweet. You can really hear what Chuck and Bernard are doing.
A sophisticated bass line if there ever was one. I read an interview with Chuck where he said he left the studio feeling pretty proud of his work that day.

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 17:35:07 ET
Posted by: hoops, chicago

A good read about masters, how record companies have historically treated them, etc. This was written before the 2019 NYTimes exposé on the 2008 Universal Music Group fire. (Do a quick 20-second search of this group for more on that topic before posting since a lot has already been said about that.) But if you want to cut to direct Steely Dan content, here it is:


The engineers who worked with Steely Dan on transferring the group's "Royal Scam" album tapes to digital in 1982 for eventual CD release says that MCA couldn't find the analog master for one whole LP side of the album.

"These guys searched and searched and finally had to use an (earlier) backup digital copy for that side of the album. They barely got the tape to play--some clown had apparently tried to play it on an analog machine. The edges were all wrinkled There's a photo somewhere of the engineers holding the tape down on the recording heads with a Q-Tip so it would track properly.


Full piece which is very interesting...

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 17:27:52 ET
Posted by: hoopsie, chicago

Happy 2021, Dandom!

Peace and love, really!



Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 16:17:15 ET
Posted by: Don Patrol, Mtl

Happy New Year Dandom!!

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 15:17:24 ET
Posted by: The Pizza Guy, the TV on the cover to Daft Punk's acclaimed 2005 album "Human After All"

on 2VN being peak Dan i'd disagree, when you say that you forget about several memorable moments in the catalogue, examples being

-Deacon Blues
-All of Gaucho
-All of The Royal Scam
-Do it Again
-Reelin' in the Years
-the Your Gold Teeth duology
-Black Friday
and the rest

plus the grammies mean NOTHING.

Date: Fri, January 01, 2021, 14:47:16 ET
Posted by: Mock Turtle,

A case could be made for 2vN being peak Dan. Massive hype and anticipation, huge grammy win, R&R HoF, great tour with awesome diverse setlist. The boys were mentally and physically at their prime. The website was updated consistently with amazing writing and other content. Few would argue 2vN was their best album, but it was very listenable at the time and has aged very well, I'd say.

Date: Thurs, December 31, 2020, 20:58:31 ET
Posted by: Mizarian, 2021

Happy new years to all the Dandom people!

Date: Thurs, December 31, 2020, 20:55:48 ET
Posted by: The Pizza Guy, the Steely Dan Directory

dear snobbish private collectors:

go fuck yourself!

signed, the people who actually care about releasing these unheard gems to the public (aka the Directory)

Date: Thurs, December 31, 2020, 20:52:21 ET
Posted by: frog, RIP


"Gas Drawls" isn't the best song of Operation: Doomsday but it's damn good

Date: Thurs, December 31, 2020, 20:04:09 ET
Posted by: The Pizza Guy, TRS is the greatest SD album

"TAN is peak Steely Dan Hill"

*laughs in The Royal Scam*

Date: Thurs, December 31, 2020, 18:17:56 ET
Posted by: hoops, Chicago

The latest edition of the Dandom Digest (Vol. 28, No. 9) was sent out a few minutes ago and you should have it within an hour of this post. It covers December 17-31, 2020. (The previous Dandom Digest covered September 4/5-December 16, 2020.) At any rate, if you don't see it in your mailbox, let me know (see below) or check out the full text below.

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

TONIGHT! RING IN THE NEW YEAR with Catherine Russell!
New Walter Becker Outtake: "Black Dog"
Lost "11 Tracks of Whack" Liner Notes
New Rickie Lee Jones Memoir
"Binky Listens To Steely Dan"
Cindy Mizelle: The RS Interview
Jim Keltner on Jeff Porcaro
SD Shows in 2021...or 2022?
Steely Dan Fan (Post-)Holiday Shopping Guide
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns
...followed by PRETZEL LOGIC


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December 17-31, 2020

Yr. 28, No. 9



TONIGHT! RING IN THE NEW YEAR with Catherine Russell!
New Walter Becker Outtake: "Black Dog"
Lost "11 Tracks of Whack" Liner Notes
New Rickie Lee Jones Memoir
"Binky Listens To Steely Dan"
Cindy Mizelle: The RS Interview
Jim Keltner on Jeff Porcaro
SD Shows in 2021...or 2022?
Steely Dan Fan Holiday Shopping Guide
Calling All Current SD Orchestra Members & Alumns

Followed by


Subject: TONIGHT! RING IN THE NEW YEAR with Catherine Russell!

Ring in the new year with Catherine Russell and her set, part of NPR "Toast of the Nation." 

Thursday December 31, 2020. Toast of The Nation is NPR's annual holiday special that rings in the New Year with a jazz party! We are honored to be included this year. Catherine Russell Trio was recorded on October 1, 2020, kicking off a Thursday night concert series "Live from Dizzy's Club" at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and will now be broadcast over 200+ NPR stations on New Year's Eve. If you can't catch us over the radio, you can read all about it and listen to the concert here.

Friday January 8, 2021 at 6PM PT. Streaming for 24 hours. Join Catherine and other guests:

"A Bowie Celebration - The David Bowie Alumni Experience...'Just For One Day'!"
Tickets and more information:

Finally, Catherine is part of SFJAZZ Center's Fridays at Five Virtual Concert Series
Friday January 22, 2021 at 5pm PT (8pm ET) Catherine Russell - vocals, Matt Munisteri - guitar, Mark Shane - piano, Tal Ronen - bass, Mark McLean - drums!

More info at

Subject: New Walter Becker Outtake: "Black Dog"

"Black dog is barkin' all night long..."

Link to outtake:

From Walter Becker Media--

Check it out.

Subject: Lost "11 Tracks of Whack" Liner Notes

Dusted off liner notes by The Walter himself...from

Check it out.

Subject: New Rickie Lee Jones Memoir

Rickie Lee Jones' memoir is due this spring. Bound to have some stories about Donald and especially Walter.

"Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour"
by Rickie Lee Jones
Amazon Link:

Subject: "Binky Listens To Steely Dan"

"(Steely Dan Music) is tres avante garde, Binky..."

Binky has a life changing experience on Steely Dan.

Subject: Cindy Mizelle: The RS Interview

Learn a few new things about one of the amazing Danettes!

Subject: Jim Keltner on Jeff Porcaro

This came out back in May, but we missed it back then. A good listen.

Subject: SD Shows in 2021...or 2022?

This story gives cred to the idea that those Steely Dan concert dates postponed exactly 52 weeks may wind up getting postponed at least a total of 104 weeks. But you never know...maybe some late winter 2022 dates in Vegas?

Some disclaimers:
--Yes, no direct mention of Steely Dan, and it is behind a pay wall--if you want, reload a few times and read real fast. If that is a non-starter, I understand if you drive by.
--It's strictly my opinion that we won't see Steely Dan shows until 2022. I have no inside track on information.

Subject: Steely Dan Fan (Post-) Holiday Shopping Guide

Now that Christmas has passed and the New Year is upon us, it's time for the Steely Dan Fan Holiday Shopping Guide--because, after all, it's time to pleasure yourself with the Steely Dan gifts no one else remembered to get for you.

Here are some suggestions:


Jim Beard/Jon Herington
"Chunks and Chairknobs"
Buy at:
A Great Interview with Jim & Jon: "How did this come about?"


Jon Herington
Jon Herington's Arrangements for Guitar


Keith Carlock
Buy All Kinds of Stuff including "IN THE JAM: NYC Funk" 10 Multi-Track Video Jams--You Control The Mix" with Carlock/Jenkins/Buono


LaTanya Hall
"Say Yes"
Buy at:


ay Leonhart with Tomoko Ohno & Vito Lesczak
Buy at:


Michael Leonhart Orchestra
Several titles, including "Suite Extracts, Vol. 1"
Buy at:


Roger Rosenberg
Buy at:


Catherine Russell
Pretty much her entire CATalogue including her latest, the Grammy-nominated
"Alone Together"
Buy at:


Walt Weiskopf European Quartet
Latest releases including "Introspections" and "Worldwide"
Buy at:


Monkey House (featuring Don Breithaupt)
"Friday" (featuring a cover of "Book of Liars")
Buy at or


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.


Don Breithaupt
"33-1/3: AJA"

Not only one of the best books about Steely Dan, also by far the best of any of the books in the 33-1/3 series.

Aja book. Amazon link:

Here's an excerpt of Don's interview with Donald Fagen for the book:

"Dick LaPalm knew Wayne Shorter from Weather Report. He vouched for us. He said, 'These are nice guys, they seem to like a lot of the old jazz records, they talk about Jackie McLean!' Wayne said okay, and came in. We did a couple of takes, and wanted to look at it some more. He said, 'Give me a minute.' He went over to the piano with the chart, and he was over there for a good half hour messing with scales. Then he came back and did three or four takes, and they were all great." -- Donald Fagen


"Steely Dan FAQ: All That's Left to Know About This Elusive Band"
Amazon Link:

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Thank you and "Happy New Year!"

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