Tag Archives: Steely Dan

Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Steely Damn! Edition)

From our long riffing series The hardrocking staff has been on a bit of a Steely Dan jag lately, during which we came across a couple of live sets you splendid readers might enjoy. Turns out 1974 was a very … Continue reading

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How the Walter Becker Obits Got Steely Dan All Wrong

Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (‘Deacon Blues’ Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured the latest in the paper’s terrific Anatomy  of a Song series: this installment by Marc Myers. ‘They Call Alabama The Crimson Tide’ As midlife-crisis songs go, Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” ranks among the most melodic and existential. Recorded … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Take Two

This tweet came across the hardworking staff’s desktop this AM: Because she sucks? Besides, there’s a much better alternative:   Much better value for your YouTube dollar.  

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Black Friday: The Musical

Question #1: How much did Kohl’s pay Rebecca Black for the rights to the worst song ever in order to produce this contender for the worst ad ever?   Answer: $100,000 according to celebgossip.com, not to mention Black’s appearance in the … Continue reading

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