"Becker lays down some mean bass lines (backed by a crack band of Steely vets) on rock-steady tracks, and busts out awesome phrases such as “lachrymose musings,” “puke-streaked tunic” and “Kundalini now!” He even name-drops “muscatel,” a sweet, fortified wine on the track “Darkling Down.” “I remember using muscatel in the Sixties,” says Becker. “For a headache that I didn’t have yet.”"
Question for the Steely Dan fan in-the-know:
What Seely Dan track also mention muscatel in the lyrics?
And to the two previous mentioned titles; Bob is Not Your Uncle Anymore and Do You Remember the Name, we can add Darkling Down. We have to go back to our Walter-watch page and see what other titles were mentioned back in November 2007:
A list of copyrighted titles/songs:
Walter Becker only:
- "The Happy Song"
- "Circus Monkey"
- " Bob is Not Your Uncle Any More"
- " Downtown Canon"
- " Darkling Down"
- " Do You Remember the Name"
- " Door Number Two"
- " God's Eye View"
- " Paging Audrey"
- " Somebody's Saturday Night"
- " Three Picture Deal"
Hmmm...? Circus Monkey? Spelling error in the copyright office? And what other titles of those above will make the final track listing?
The CD is up for pre-order on a lot of different web-stores, but not one lists the tracks on the album.
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Over on steelydan.com they keep adding dates for this summer's tour. Right now it looks like this:
Jun 08 - Seminole Hard Rock - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 09 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
Jun 11 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA
Jun 13 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Jun 14 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Jun 17 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Jun 18 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Jun 20 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
Jun 23 - Bank of America Pavilion - Boston, MA
Jun 25 - Chevrolet Theatre - Wallingford, CT
Jun 27 - Borgata Event Center - Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 28 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
Jul 01 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Montreal, QC
Jul 02 - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Montreal, QC
Jul 04 - Casino Rama - Toronto ON | on sale TBA
Jul 13 - National City Pavilion - Cincinnati OH
Jul 15 - Chicago Theater - Chicago IL
Jul 26 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley CA
Jul 28 - Mountain Winery - Saratoga CA
Jul 30 - Chateau St. Michele Winery - Woodinville WA
Jul 31 - Chateau St. Michele Winery - Woodinville WA
With all this talk about Walter Becker and Steely Dan we should probably try to get some Donald Fagen update in here as well... Let's see. OK we'll have a Fagen post tomorrow.