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Freitag Steely Dan Open Thread

Deacon Blues

44 Responses

  1. loved steely dan in the 70s and 80s, but recently found a whole new reason to relive their songs when i bumped into this site called http://www.songmeanings.net/ where some of the theorizing comments are fun and funny..

    anyway, here’s another one of their songs called barrytown, from pretzel logic, not their greatest but interesting given the threads tonight related to obama loving blogs..

  2. Steely Dan was make-out music when I was in HS

    “Best of Bread” was THE make-out tape (8-track)

  3. hmm, steely dan make out music, this one probably qualifies,

  4. Battle of the bands:


  5. This sick video game may be the misogyny example to end them all:


    Can’t believe that’s being sold.

    But I do like Steely Dan!

  6. In the morning you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
    Then you fire til he is done in, but the catch you at the border…

    But, my favorite Steely Dan will always be Showbiz Kids.

  7. Get back, Jack

  8. don’t know if this one is my favorite, but jeff skunk baxter’s guitar is certainly worthy..

  9. Make-out music:

  10. Do you know what famous event happened in Chicago on Valentine’s Day? That’s right! The League of Women Voters was formed on this day in 1920!

    1803 – Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
    1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
    1855 – Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
    1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
    1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
    1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
    1903 – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
    1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
    1918 – The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
    1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
    1929 – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
    1945 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
    1946 – The Bank of England is nationalized.
    1966 – Australian currency is decimalised.
    1989 – Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
    1998 – Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
    2008 – Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.

    Happy Birthday wishes to:
    Hugh Down (88 today)
    Judd Gregg (62 today)
    Teller, of Penn & Teller (61 today)
    Meg Tilly (49 today)

    It’s also Scott McClellan’s 41st birthday. Jimmy Hoffa, wherever he is, was born 94 years ago today.

  11. i am in moderation…just v-day post

  12. No, this is make-out music.

  13. The things you learn at the movies

    During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

    All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.

    Most dogs are immortal.

    If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick’s Day parade – at any time of the year.

    All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

    All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

    It’s easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

    Once applied, lipstick will never rub off – even while scuba diving.

    The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No-one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

    If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition -even if you haven’t been carrying any before now.

  14. seriously great make-out music, stevie nicks, bread, marvin is so hot he can’t keep his jacket on. but when i’m at home alone, as i happen to be tonight, just with the puppy, and my mind wanders to sarah, this is the one that does it for me. is that wrong..

  15. Three Wickets; Wow, awesome awesome song and great performance. I love it.

    afrocity: Glad you’re out of moderation and Simofish can’t say enough. I told her to take pictures. Do you have any?

  16. Looking at the ages of most of you here, I would say that Johnnie Mathis, Tony Bennett, The 4 Aces and several other groups and Italian Crooners plus drive-in movies are the reason most of you are here.
    Happy Valentines Day



  17. helen: I hope to be in Palm Springs in April. Who’s Johnny Mathis?

  18. Puma-SF
    I live in Hemet about 25-30min from Palm Springs.
    Let me know when you will be there and maybe we could have lunch.

    A singer who still sounds good today.



  19. Cinie if you are still here, what’s your website? It’s not showing up as a link in your name.

  20. then i snap out of it, and make like ellen, and pump up the volume and bounce around with puppy’s favorite dance tunes,

    helenk, below are for you,

  21. 3W

    I always really liked that song by Hall and Oates…..that was a nice version by Joan Osborne.

    I saw Joan Osborne in concert in California in the mid-90s along with Melissa Etheridge. They were great. Probably the concert I went to that I enjoyed the most was one by Bonnie Raitt…it was outdoors..in the summer, around dusk…we were sitting up on a grassy hill…

    Here’s a link to a couple videos of live performances I think from around the time I saw her on tour…

    Love Me Like A Man

    I Can’t Make You Love Me

    Good night to anyone who’s still up!

  22. love bonnie raitt firlight2012, wish i’d held on to some of her earliest albums, the real bluesy stuff..

    fredster, cinie’s on the tc blogroll above. your favorite guy alfred e newman is on one of her recent posts..

    myiq, what’s with the moderation. totally understand if i’m overposting. but if it’s about the election, should we be burning music and books. dunno, maybe it’s still too soon..

  23. Fredster, I’m http://cinie.wordpress.com
    I don’t know how to get my name to come up without logging out of WordPress.
    Thanks 3W for the blog roll heads up.

  24. Not seventies or Steely Dan, but the best makeout song ever:

  25. Can’t resist this one -saw her live-they were simply sublime.

    Grace Slick-White Rabbit

  26. before I go to bed here is a receipe that if you make it your valentine wil be happy.
    dipping chocolate
    Philadelphia brand CHEESE CAKE FILLING
    graham cracker crumbs

    wash and core strawberries
    mix CHEESE CAKE FILLING and graham cracker crumbs together
    fill strawberries with mix
    dip strawberries in chocolate

    You can cheesecake filling in refrigerator section of grocery store. It comes in a tub.
    you only need a little of filling and graham cracker crumbs.

    You can also get chocolate cheese cake filling and use white chocolate for dipping if you like

    Everyone seems to like it when I make it



  27. Love makeout songs!!!! esp Marvin Gaye-but Quincy Jones comes a close second!!

  28. I’m like The Candyman – if you say my name three times in a row I will appear

    (and I’ll remove your kidneys and sell them for cash if you don’t have some booze ready for me when you wake up me up)

  29. myiq-do you have some sort of software alarm for when your name pops up?

    I’ve been wondering that for awhile….

  30. very jealous laurie, white rabbit, wow, as in airplane at woodstock, monterey, or as starship, just as good..

  31. helenk for you, thx for the strawberries!!!

    Johnny Mathis-Over the Rainbow


  32. 3W -yeah- Grace Slick’s voice live had a quality to remember 35 years later…

    Anyway must go and make lunch.

  33. Sia always cheers me up for some reason,

  34. Three Wickets and Laurie
    Thank you for the music. I came home from work enjoyed the music and now I can sleep.
    Try the strawberries



  35. Classic Italian from 1959!!!!

    Mina-“Tintarella di Luna”

  36. that’s great. here’s some portuguese, which sounds almost as fun as italian,

  37. wonder if they have valentine’s day in russia,

  38. When I first heard ‘Don’t Take Me Alive’ from the Royal Scam album it was like, wow, this is the best song ever ! I used to spend hours trying to figure out Larry Carlton’s haunting guitar work on that album.

  39. Myiq2xu’s previous entry inspired me on this Valentine Day to think of The Hatred election

  40. I LOVE our new Banner — it’s Bright and Cheerful!

  41. myiq! did you see my shout out to Steely Dan on the 70s thread?

    Loved loved loved Steely Dan. I remember taking guitar lessons from this really excellent band guy that would just get lost jamming on Steely Dan on his Black Beauty for the whole hour….my dad would’ve shit if he know his money was going to my presence at an impromptu jam session.

    But I fell in love with Steely Dan fer shur…

  42. For Valentines day back in the olden times. A friend ended up with tickets to go see Ray Charles. We doubled and it was unbelievable. It was in a small intimate supper club in Tulsa, only about 100 people. It was like he was there just to see us. Very romantic.

    The thing is I could not stand to watch Ray Charles on the tube. In person it was an entirely different thing. One of the few keepers from that time.

  43. Three Wickets, on February 14th, 2009 at 6:42 am Said:
    Sia always cheers me up for some reason,

    Thanks for that link…I’ve heard those guys before and really liked ’em, but didn’t know the name of the band.

  44. katiebird, on February 14th, 2009 at 9:13 am Said:

    I LOVE our new Banner — it’s Bright and Cheerful!


    absolutely katiebird. though i still miss three rivers stadium. but the fountain is nice and that’s where we should all meet someday, at the confluence fountain!!

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