Monday, April 24, 2006

Paul's Surprise!

Paul Simon's Surprise cover

Just to get something here without any relation to Steely Dan:

We're (finally) entering spring here in the north of Sweden. Cue the arrival of a four track sampler featuring tracks from Paul Simon's upcoming album Surprise.
Brian Eno has produced and after just a few spins I can say it sounds fine! Familiar but not a safe or tired repeat.

Make up your own mind: We've added Paul to the playlist. But that's not all. There are quite a few new names - well-known or not - getting their first spins on Radio Dupree. Right now!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It's official! The tour dates for Steely Dan/Michael McDonald

From the pages of



Walter Becker and Donald Fagen reunite with a bandmate of the early '70s when Steely Dan shares the bill with Michael McDonald and his band for a summer circuit of U.S. venues. The as-yet unnamed tour is slated to open in the midwest in early July.

More details coming soon ...

Preliminary Tour Schedule (All Entries Are Subject To Change!) posted 4/19/06

Date City Venue

* = Michael McDonald will not appear on these dates

Jul 08 Chicago/Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank

Jul 10 Nashville TN Starwood

Jul 12 Dallas TX Smirnoff

Jul 14 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jul 15 San Antonio TX Verizon Wireless

Jul 18 Phoenix AZ Cricket

Jul 19 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless

* Jul 21 San Jacinto CA Soboba *Steely Dan Only

Jul 22 Las Vegas NV Aladdin

* Jul 24 San Diego CA Embarcadero *Steely Dan Only

Jul 25 Mt. View CA Shoreline

Jul 27 Portland OR Clark County Amp.

Jul 28 Seattle/Tacoma WA White River

Jul 31 Denver CO Red Rocks

Aug 07 Atlanta GA Chastain

Aug 09 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock

Aug 10 Tampa FL Ford

Aug 12 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless

Aug 13 Bristow, VA Nissan

Aug 15 Virginia Beach VA Verizon Wireless

Aug 17 Wantagh NY Jones Beach

Aug 19 Camden NJ Tweeter Waterfront

Aug 20 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion

Aug 23 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Ctr

Aug 24 Hartford CT NE Dodge

Aug 26 Atlantic City NJ Taj Mahal

Aug 27 Boston MA Tweeter Ctr

Aug 29 Cincinatti OH Riverbend

Aug 30 Pittsburgh PA Post-Gazette

Sept 01 Cleveland OH Blossom

Sept 02 Detroit MI DTE


See ya there!

Steely Dan & Michael McDonald summer tour

tour dates
Looks like the tour is on! Both and have updated to show that it will happen. All we're waiting for now is confirmed dates.

Let's see how they differ from the list of dates posted on Michael McDonald's homepage April 12.
(See the Radio Dupree homepage for a copy of the old & incorrect dates posted).

Situated in Europe and Sweden Radio Dupree would of course prefer a few European dates, but at the same time we have a gut feeling it won't happen.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Birthday, Radio Dupree!

Radio Dupree is three years old today!
Hooray for us!

And I could write that due to extensive partying we plain forgot the promised update of our site, but the truth of the matter is really in the technology. And time and space. Not only between my ears.

Grabbed the portable computer and got some stuff to update the site with on my USB memory. Boarded a bus for Easter weekend fun with a few minutes planned for Radio Dupree-updating. I knew I had the software on the machine. But of course I didn't.

Thanks to helpful people like my sister's kids I almost got it all working, almost except for the final ftp. So the page is ready but I can't get it out and up until I'm home and can use my stationary PC back home. That will happen late Sunday evening.

Apart from this miss everything's been fine. And we both expect Radio Dupree to play for a fourth year!

"Keep on truckin'"


Friday, April 14, 2006

Weekend music

Here's some weekend music the very weekend Radio Dupree turns three years old!

Here's to ... US!

(You'll need flash to see the video. Get it here!)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Steely Dan & Michael McDonald summer tour official!

Posted on Michael McDonalds homepage today :
all dates w/Steely Dan
07 - Milwaukee MN - Summerfest
08 - Chicago IL - First MWest
10 - Nashville TN - Starwood Amph
12 - Dallas TX - Smirnoff
14 - Houston TX - Cynthia Woods
15 - San Antonio TX - Verizon Wireless
18 - Phoenix AZ - Cricket Pav
19 - Irvine CA - Verizon Wireless
22 - Las Vegas NV - Aladdin
25 - San Francisco - CA Shoreline
27 - Portland OR - Clark County
28 - Seattle WA - White River
31 - Denver CO - Red Rocks
07 - Atlanta GA - Chastain
09 - WPalmBch FL – Casino
10 - Tampa FL - Ford Amph
12 - Charlotte NC - Verizon Wireless
13 - Washington DC - Nissan
15 - VA Bch VA - Verizon Wirleless
17 - Wantagh NY - TH Jones Bch
19 - Camden NJ - TweeterWaterfro
20 - Scranton PA - Toyota Pavilion
23 - Homdel NJ - PNC Bank Arts
24 - Hartford CT - NE Dodge
26 - Atlantic City NJ - Taj Mahal
27 - Boston MA - Tweeter
29 - Cinncinatti OH - Blossom
30 - Pittsburgh PA - Post Gazette
01 - Cleveland OH - Blossom
02 - Detriot MI - DTE


No news or info of any dates/tour outside USA at this time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Steely Dan summer tour ... rumours and facts

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan on stage
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Touring this summer with Michael McDonald?

As Donald Fagen's solo tour through March came to an end it took but a week or so before Steely Dan fans started to speculate on where and when the rumoured Steely Dan/Michael McDonald tour will take place.

Over on the Dandom Blue Book links were posted:

The above stating:

Event: Steely Dan

Venue: Tweeter Center - Boston, MA

Event Date: August 27, 2006

Event Time: 7:30 PM

And another one:

listing Michael McDonald's upcoming dates that may/may not be in conjunction with Steely Dan.

Those dates run between June 3 and September 14.

Also; Ticketmaster has one Steely Dan date listed:

Fri, 09/01/06 at the Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

An earlier rumour said that news about Steely Dan's summer activities will be presented April 15. That's just a couple of days away, so let's see what happens!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Saturday: Lemmy, Horace and Keith

Lemmy holding a guitar on the back of the CD
Lemmy pictured on the back of the new CD

What have I been listening to this Saturday? Oddly enough ... or maybe not; Lemmy! I've always had a weak spot for that rock n roller, and when I stumbled upon a new collection named Damage Case I had to give it a spin. Especially since Lemmy himself took part in picking the tracks, and it ended up featuring odd numbers from the mid 60's up to 2005. I've never heard the Rockin' Vickers or Sam Gopal before, but thanks to this collection I have.

Also had to get the Horace Silver Quintet's Song For My Father out for a listen after reading up on the latest discussions among the fans of Steely Dan.
One of the subjects has been borrowing/stealing/being inspired by melodies, and the title track from that classic Horace Silver album has been mentioned. It's a song that "inspired" Steely Dan's hit Rikki Don't Lose That Number. Or at least a few seconds of it.

It occurred to me that we haven't played Song For My Father on Radio Dupree, so that is added together with a couple more tracks from the album.

(The other "borrowed" song; Long As You Know You're Living Yours from Keith Jarret's album Belonging has been heard on Radio Dupree and is part of the playlist now and then. By the way: Keith took Steely Dan to court ... and won. Keith Jarret is now listed as co-composer of Gaucho.)


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Inspired Steely Dan: Horace (to the left) and Keith (to the right)

The Horace Silver Quartet's Song For My FatherKeith Jarret's Belonging