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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 25, 2010 - 07:40am PT
Are you reeling in the years? Stowing away the time?

Here's to one of the great studio bands of all time, some of the best musicians to grace rock and roll.

You've been telling me you're a genuis
since you were 17
in all the time I've known you
I still don't know what you mean?

Haha.

Oh yes.


Hey 19
(no we can't dance together)
Hey 19
(no we can't talk at all)

Song after song, these guys were tight, clear and brought a level of talent and a jazz element to rock that was badly needed, in their day.

While there are certainly more famous songs, and catchier riffs, this song remains my fave to this day:

Kings
Now they lay his body down
Sad old men who run this town
I still recall the way
He led the charge and saved the day
Blue blood and rain
I can hear the bugle playin'

CHORUS:
We seen the last of Good King Richard
Ring out the past his name lives on
Roll out the bones and raise up your pitcher
Raise up your glass to Good King John

While he plundered far and wide
All his starving children cried
And though we sung his fame
We all went hungry just the same
He meant to shine
To the end of the line



I think of Richard Nixon, of the Crusades, of how this is just the way the world rolls.

The king is dead, long live the king, haha.

Steely Dan!

DMT

ps. Raise up the glass! To Good King John!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2010 - 08:46am PT
Haha that IS funny!

I did not know that.

DMT
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:20am PT
now yur talkin'

Aja, best album evah!
EdwardT

Trad climber
NC
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:42am PT
Go Deacs!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 25, 2010 - 09:57am PT
Give her some funked up music, she treats you nice
Feed her some hungry reggae, she'll love you twice
The girls don't seem to care tonight
As long as the mood is right...


FM--no static at all
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 25, 2010 - 10:17am PT
One night, at the Studio Cafe, Fagen and Becker were sittin' a casual, trying their damnedest to keep it that way, when some bimbo in the crowd bellows. . . "HEY, aren't you Steely Dan?" to which Fagen glares, "Do we look like a dildo from the 30s to you?"

:-)

HILARIOUS!

ox

eKat
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Mar 25, 2010 - 10:42am PT
And this coming from the woman who puts Steely Dan in Her ear...
ec

climber
ca
Mar 25, 2010 - 11:07am PT
What He's Known For:
Believe it or not, there was a time when Chevy Chase was the biggest thing in comedy. That time was the 80s, and it featured a much funnier and much sexier Chase in his prime.

Men laughed, women slipped off their chairs.
The man had it all going for him: his three Vacation movies were instant classics; Fletch was the best comedy to ever become a historical artifact within a decade; he was skinny dipping with the likes of Cindy Morgan and Christie Brinkley. Hell, the man was even considered to play Han Solo.
Naturally, all good things come to end. And they did in a very big way for Chase when, in 1993, he was allowed to have a talk show so bad that society has purged it--in an order approaching Star Wars Holiday Special--from its collective consciousness.
What He Should Be Known For:
The 70s were a decade of change. And pantsuits. Mostly pantsuits.

The sexiest man alive, 1973
Vietnam was raging and months before the TET Offensive, Chase was faced with two choices: go to medical school or enter the draft. Naturally, Chase took the unmentioned third option: don't go to medical school, inform the Army of your "false... homosexual tendencies" and avoid Vietnam altogether. When choice C worked out, Chase stuck around and played drums for a band called The Leather Canary, with friends Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. You may recognize those two as the founding members of multiple-Grammy-Award-Winning Steely Dan.
Chase eventually left the group, calling them "a bad jazz band." Not long afterward, Becker and Fagen changed their name and hit the jackpot. We're not implying that Chase's departure had anything to do with their newfound fame, but then again, Chase is set to play fifth fiddle in a Not Another... flick.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2010 - 11:10am PT
I did not know THAT either!

Thanks ec.

DMT
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 25, 2010 - 11:11am PT
GoodOneWalleye!

:-)

eKat
ec

climber
ca
Mar 25, 2010 - 11:18am PT
"Double helix in the sky tonight.
Throw out the hardware,
Let's do it right."

"You maybe got lucky for a few good years,
but there's no way back from there to here."
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 25, 2010 - 11:25am PT
Are you with me Doctor Wu
Are you really just a shadow
Of the man that I once knew
Are you crazy are you high
Or just an ordinary guy
Have you done all you can do
Are you with me Doctor
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:08pm PT
Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motorhome!

:-)

Now I can't get Kid Charlamagne out of my mind.

LoopLoopLoopy!

eKat
Hoots

climber
Toyota Tacoma
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:16pm PT
Man oh man, I love the Dan!
Came to Seattle last fall, played 2 nights at the the Paramount theater, one night was just them playing Aja all the way through. Genius.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:20pm PT
HolyShizzle. . . it would be SO KILLER to see them now!

They are, by far and away, my favorite musicians!

YAY.

eKat
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:23pm PT
Fagan's "The Nightfly," written while Becker was trying to remember how not to be strung out on heroin, is also stellar.

So you say there's a race
Of men in the trees
You're for tough legislation
Thanks for calling
I wait all night for calls like these
An independent station
WJAZ
With jazz and conversation

From the foot of Mt. Belzoni
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:24pm PT
Don't Take Me Alive

So many cool tunes, but this one didn't seem to get enough attention I thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AslDzpaCURs
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:27pm PT
OhFarmerBruce. . . that's one of my all time favorites!

I have everything they ever did on iTunes/CD. . . and that stuff is GOLDEN for road trips!

YEAH.

eKat
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:30pm PT
eKat, I knew I could count on you eBrockSkeezerKeeperOfTheDan....

The Caves Of Altamira!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsiG6WiHHPQ
Darnell

Big Wall climber
Sequoia Ntl. Pk.
Mar 25, 2010 - 12:30pm PT
Check out their live DVD two against nature
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