Friday, October 30, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Steely Dan light up Empire State Building in New York this Thursday

According to this article from Time Out New York fans of Steely Dan can look forward to a special light show Thursday October 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master FM Antenna on the Empire State Building there will be a light show on the building synced to Steely Dan's song FM. The song will play on the radio station WCBS-FM 101.1.

Recommended viewing spots if you're in New York when it happens:

Brooklyn Bridge
Bryant Park
The Highline
Hoboken/Jersey City Waterfront
Hudson River Esplanade
Long Island City
Madison Square Park
Tribeca Park
Union Square
Williamsburg Waterfront

Empire State Building livestream is here:

In addition a Steely Dan fan with the handle @wassilyk has promised to try and Periscope the light show as it happens.

Here's a link for you to figure out what day/time the event is on where you live:

After the show it will most likely be available on the Empire State Building YouTube page:

UPDATE October 30:
Here's the video!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Elton John album arriving February, 2016

Elton John's next album has been announced! It is titled Wonderful Crazy Night and will be released February 5, 2016.

It is Elton's 33 studio album and once again T Bone Burnett is aboard as producer. Davey Johnstone, guitars, and Nigel Olsson, drums, who made up the original trio with Elton back in the day plays on the album. As does bassist Matt Bissonette, keyboard player Kim Bullard and percussionist John Mahon. Veteran Elton collaborator Ray Cooper, percussion, pops in for five of the tracks.

All the above people plus the sound of the first track released; Looking Up, indicate that we'll get a back-to-basics record like the previous two Burnett produced albums The Union (2010) and The Diving Board (2013).


You can choose between the basic 10 track album, the Deluxe version with two additional tracks and more pages in the booklet or the Super Deluxe Box with four extra tracks for a total of 14 on two CD:s , a special 20 page photo/lyrics magazine as well as the 180 gram vinyl version of the album. The vinyl can also be purchased separately.


1. Wonderful Crazy Night
2. In The Name Of You
3. Claw Hammer
4. Blue Wonderful
5. I've Got 2 Wings
6. A Good Heart
7. Looking Up
8. Guilty Pleasure
9. Tambourine
10. The Open Chord

Deluxe CD Bonus Tracks
1. Free And Easy
2. England And America

Super-Deluxe Bonus Tracks
1. Free And Easy
2. Children's Song
3. No Monsters
4. England And America

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lots of new tracks on Radio Dupree

We have replaced a big chunk of the songs that have been spinning on Radio Dupree for a while. 
As you may have noticed, Zappa's Bongo Fury is our Album of the Month, along with alternative versions of those songs. Other new stuff added to our playlists: Steely Dan, Captain Beefheart, Led Zeppelin and more. Why not give it a try!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Join the pre- and post-show meetups for Steely Dan's 2015 Beacon finale!

Coming up later today (Saturday October 17) is the eight and final night of the 2015 run of shows for Steely Dan at The Beacon Theatre in New York.

After nights devoted to the playing of whole albums plus additional hits this final show is presented as "The Most Unforgettable Night of Whatever - Featuring Spectacular Musical Guests, Glorious Tunes and Riffage, and Whatever the Party Calls for!".

Perhaps this night will be something like the "Rarities" and "21st Century Dan" nights of the 2011 run at The Beacon. Nights that Radio Dupree fortunately was able to attend. Rare songs and guests mixed with the hits.

Just like then there will be a pre- and post-gathering for fans wantng to meet other fans. Here's the info as shared on the Dandom Digest and


If you are planning to attend any of the Beacon
Shows, a group of Danfans usually meets pre-show
at the Amsterdam Ale House, 340 Amsterdam Avenue,
NY, NY 10024.

Because we are anticipating a larger group for
the 10/17 show, we are meeting at a place which
we hope will be a little more conducive to group
conversation. Here are the details for the 10/17

Join us for the most unforgettable night of WHATEVER!

Who: You & those of your kind

What: Danfest

Where: SugarBar 254 W. 72 Street; ? Block West of Broadway

When: Saturday, 10/17 - 5 pm; Kitchen opens @ 5:30 pm - order early!

Why: Because we L-U-V you!

Cost: Mention Danfest for No Cover;
Guests are responsible for their own food & drink

Music: All Dan, all the timeŠor at least until 7:30 pm

The Main Event: Beacon Theater is 2 blocks north on Broadway
Depart by 7:45 pm to make The Most Unforgettable Night of WHATEVER!

See you there!


Post Beacon Party
Sat 11:30 PM · The Bitter End · New York, NY
by Razor Boy Music, Inc.

Immediately following the Saturday 10/17 Steely
Dan show at the Beacon, let the music and party
continue with those of your kind at the legendary
Bitter End.

A Musical Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra

*** OZ NOY
Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Israeli born
guitarist Oz Noy has made a huge impact on the
local and international music scene. His live
band is a rotating carousel of some of the top
musicians in the world, including Steely Dan
drummers Keith Carlock and Vinnie Colaiuta and
bassists Will Lee and Anthony Jackson. A must see!

"jazzy, cool, deadpan vocals and sophisticated
keyboards clearly evoke Steely Dan" -Music
Industry News Network


Buy advance tickets for reduced admission and raffle
Enter the code CUSTERDOME for the Steely Fan
Special which includes half off admission ($5)
and automatically enters you in a raffle to win
Steely Dan memorabilia including:
* Official program from the 2001 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame awards ceremony
* Original Alive in America poster (18x24)
* Unused messenger/computer bag from the 2003 Everything Must Go tour (15x13)
* Remo drum head signed by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker
* Art Crimes '96 European Tourbook
(more prizes may be added as I go through my closet)

You must enter the code CUSTERDOME for discounted
admission and raffle. (Winner need not be present
to win).

Event Page -
Tickets -

Friday, October 16, 2015

John Fogerty's memoir is here!

Since the second vinyl single I ever bought was Creedence Clearwater Revival's Up Around The Bend and the second vinyl album I bought was Cosmo's Factory by that very same group, John Fogerty has been a lifelong part of my interest in music.

After Creendence Clearwater Revival broke up a lot of stuff happened that kept him out of the limelight for years. So when I saw that he was releasing his memoirs this autumn I was intrigued. I was hoping that I'd get a bit more of an insight into what happened and who John Fogerty is.

So yesterday it dawned on me that the book was out. Titled Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music it has been available since October 6 and a quick search on Google Play Books had me buying a copy for 75 Swedish kronor. About 15 USD or 6 GBP.
And ... so it happened that I had bought my very first digital book!

Further investigation informed me that there's also an audio book version with John himself reading. Perhaps something Santa brings me this Christmas?
For the time being it's time to read the book that is descibed this way on

​The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary","Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. ​

By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.
And yes, there are a few Creedence classics as well as Fogerty solo stuff on the Radio Dupree playlist right now.

- N.S.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

AC/DC in Sweden '76: played during intermission in a dance band venue

Talk about cultural clash. When hard rocking AC/DC did their debut in Sweden 1976, they were booked as entertainment act during intermission on a dance band stage in the Swedish countryside.
Here is a link to a radio documentary about the odd event:

And hey! It's in Swedish. And we don't know if it's possible to listen outside Sweden. But still...

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Gail Zappa dead at 70

GZ and FZ, London 1972.
Gail Zappa, widow of music artist Frank Zappa, passed away yesterday after some time of illness. 
She was the one who ran Frank's business. She wasn't loved by all his fans. Some of them thought she did not allow the music to be heard, trying to forbid festivals to perform it etc. 
Many seem to forget that she had a great impact on Frank's output over the years, and that she indeed released a whole bunch of Frank's music after his death.
Arthur Barrow (bass player with Frank 1978-80) comments on Facebook: "She could be hard to get along with sometimes, but Frank really loved her."
R.I.P. G.Z.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Steely Dan at The Beacon 2015; October 6 - 17

Yes, we got this email from The Beacon the same day that the 2015 run of Steely Dan shows kicked off. With the headline of "Eight nights of Steely Dan - Great seats just released" we sure wih we could've been there. Maybe next time.
Here's hoping that the fans attending will have some great nights and memories!

Steely Dan
Tuesday, October 6 - Saturday, October 17 - 8 Shows!

Don't miss Steely Dan at The Beacon Theatre! Great Seats Just Released!
Steely Dan will be offering their New York fans an opportunity to hear the band's three-decade-plus record catalogue when Walter Becker and Donald Fagen take The Beacon Theatre stage for an eight night residency starting tonight, October 6, 2015. The band has previously performed historic multi-night stands at the Beacon in 2009, 2011 and 2013, staging complete performances of several of their classic albums in their entirety along with "Popular Demand" and "Greatest Hits" evenings.

Musicians performing with Steely Dan include: Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone, Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, with Paulette McWilliams, Carolyn Escoffery, and Cindy Mizelle offering up the sublime vocal harmonies emblematic of that utterly unique "Steely Dan sound."

Steely Dan's Beacon Theatre concerts:
October 6Aja & Hits
October 7Greatest Hits
October 9Gaucho & Hits
October 10The Royal Scam & Hits
October 13Aja & Hits
October 14Greatest Hits
October 16By Popular Demand
October 17"The Most Unforgettable Night of Whatever - Featuring Spectacular Musical Guests, Glorious Tunes and Riffage, and Whatever the Party Calls for!"

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Radio Dupree Top 3 - October 2015

1. Peter Gabriel - Excuse Me
Peter Gabriel 1

2. Genesis - The Battle Of Epping Forest
Selling England By The Pound

3. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974
Chart compiled by listeners voting
on the songs they hear on Radio Dupree

Celebrating 40 years of Bongo Fury

In October Radio Dupree will play all songs from the great Zappa/Beefheart album Bongo Fury, which was released in October 1975.
As you may know, we select an Album of the Month each month. In September it was Help! by The Beatles (celebrating 50 years). In October it's time for one of Zappa's most profilic albums, a bit underrated we would say. Lots of alternative song versions from later albums too! Enjoy!