Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
"Comprehensive, obsessed with detail, slow-moving and a bit dull: the description applies equally well to both book and band."
Cover of the 2015 edition.
Hey! It's not our description but one from a review of the new and updated (as in February 2015) edition of the biography originally released in 1994 and written by Brian Sweet.
We read it back in the early 2000's with the knowledge that neither Donald nor Walter wanted to be interviewed for the book, and that hardcore fans were somewhat ... er ... critical of the contents and book in all.
That being said we found it a great way to get an overview and timeline of the band and look forward to what this updated version might bring. Last edition dates back to 2008.
(And if we ever run into Donald and/or Walter we wouldn't be busy asking what facts in this book are "facts", but rather enjoy a coffee/tea/beer together while watching the sun set ... as only the sun can ... set.)
Monday, March 16, 2015
The first one is Overture from the 2013 concert of 200 Motels, performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. On the flip side: The piece What's The Name Of Your Group?, an original recording from 1971.
What's The Name Of Your Group?
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The 2015 recipients of the Polar Music Prize has been announced.
"The Polar Music Prize 2015 is awarded to the artist Emmylou Harris from Birmingham, Alabama. No one in the history of popular music has harmonised like Emmylou Harris. For five decades she has embellished other artists’ recordings by adding vocal parts that did not exist in the melodies. But it is as an artist in her own right that she has made the greatest contribution.
Emmylou Harris has also used her position as a musician to work for feminism, animal rights and the care of people affected by war. Emmylou Harris makes the world bigger and smaller, more valuable and more beautiful."
"The Polar Music Prize 2015 is awarded to percussionist Evelyn Glennie from Aberdeen, Scotland. Evelyn Glennie, who has been deaf since the age of twelve, has a mission to teach the world to listen. She has widened our understanding of what music is and shown us that listening is only partly to do with our ears.
She has played with the world’s foremost orchestras, conductors and artists and has released more than 30 solo albums. Evelyn Glennie shows us that the body is a resonance chamber and that we live in a universe of sound."
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Broadway the Hard Way
2. Jethro Tull - Play In Time
3. The Beatles - Old Brown Shoe
The Beatles: 1967-1970
4. The Tubes - Boy Crazy
5. Frank Zappa - Dupree's Paradise
Roxy by Proxy
6. Captain Beefheart - Alice In Blunderland
The Spotlight Kid
7. Wishbone Ash - Time Was
8. Jean-Luc Ponty - Is Once Enough?
9. Jukka Tolonen - Windermere Avenue
10. Roxy Music - Would You Believe?
11. Bruford - The Sliding Floor - Gradually Going Tornado
12. Yes - We Have Heaven - Fragile
13. Santana - Jingo - Santana
14. The Tubes - Telecide - Remote Control
15. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches - Remain in Light
16. Hawkwind - We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago - In Search of Space
17. Frank Zappa - Alley Cat - The Lost Episodes
18. Frank Zappa - Wonderful Wino - Zoot Allures
19. The Tubes - Don't Touch Me There - What Do You Want From Live
20. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Eternity's Breath Part 2 - Visions of the Emerald Beyond
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Original photo by Danny Clinch|
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Clam Radio's John Tabacco wrote this on Facebook:
Last year everything lined up and we were able to celebrate Walter Becker's birthday on the actual day of his birth. This year - not so lucky. But none the less, this Thursday from 9-11am (EST) Clam Radio
will be playing a lot of Walter Becker and Steely Dan. So any requests are welcome.
To listen on line : www.wusb.fm
If you missed the show here's the playlist!
Saturday, February 14, 2015
6 Denver CO Red Rocks
9 Auburn WA White River Amp.
11 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amp.
13 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl
15 Albuquerque NM Isleta
17 Austin TX 360
18 Houston TX Woodlands
19 Dallas TX Gexa
22 Maryland Heights MO Riverport
24 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
25 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
27 Clarkston MI Pine Knob
28 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom
30 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank
31 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank
01 Holmdel NJ PNC Arts Ctr
03 Camden NJ E Center
05 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube
06 Raleigh NC Walnut Creek
08 Nashville TN West Riverfront Park
09 Atlanta GA Chastain
11 Tampa FL Mid Florida
12 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan
For a complete list of dates and info on ticket sales go to steelydan.com
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Steely Dan will have a special guest for the summer part of the 2015 tour:
Elvis Costello & The Imposters comes along for 22 U.S. dates July 6 - August 12.
Steely Dan and Elvis Costello. A nice combination if you ask us!