Not me love Steely Dan !
“And the band played waltzing matilda…”
I wonder what Aretha Franklin thought when the song was first released.
It’s rough being a sole survivor.
And we can’t dance together.
Sounds like he has some Cuervo Gold mixed in with his cup of fine Colombian.
Steely Dan? I think they were a thing after I grew past caring a lot about rock n roll.
Soon Caulfield will be “reeling in the years”
About the band name… from the wiki: “Fagen and Becker named the band after a ‘revolutionary’ steam-powered dildo mentioned in the William S. Burroughs novel Naked Lunch.”
Nice. Sure looks good. Skate a little lower now.
Heh. We seem to have come full circle.
Way back in ‘67
So we know the school principal is 59.
Rather than be rude, you can always look it up on YouTube!
My musical memories go back about a quarter century earlier than Mr. Spaetzle’s, and I can very definitely empathize with his final comment. Whenever I mention music or musicians from my era, the result is blank stares. My inner self just says if they only knew. Thank goodness for 45’s, LP’s, and other recordings, and my children who learned to listen and enjoy.
I saw Steely Dan about ten years ago from the best seats in the house in a 3,500-seat theater. I’d learned a good trick: always check the box office the afternoon of a big, sold-out show. Tickets held by the production company for VIPs, friends and family of the band, etc., that are left over are made available the afternoon of the show. Fourth row center for face value? I’ll take two!
I make a similar comment to our patients when they make a reference to something culturally “older”, except it’s usually that they’re lucky that I’m old(57) and I get that reference! It just amazes me anymore things that are no longer mainstream.
Hey, 19 bought back an embarrassing moment from the beginning of my divorced life.
I had to look it up. 1980, so I was 19 that year as well. I don’t look as old as principal whatever his name is, do I?
Awesome use of the lyric at the end!
Such a clever comic… Love the ones that make me think. AND laugh!
When my grand kids were little they found my LP collection. “PaPa, what’s this?” “Sweetheart, that’s how they used to store music.” “How many songs?” “Usually 7 on a side.” “So big. . . So few.” Sigh. . . . .
We had tix for the Dan in Detroit.Day of the show our car broke down.No replacement.We found out show was canceled.Bummed no show in future.Oh well.Still love their music ;)
12 hours and nobody has wished Mr. Spaetzle a Happy Birthday yet? tsk. tsk.
Good thing the Gen Z have Google, to keep up with us oldsters.
When I was in college, the Beatles released “When I’m Sixty-Four”. It seemed so far away then. Now it’s 10 years ago. Oh well.
So he was born in 1967. Can he be a Plugger at 53? Seems youngish from my perspective.
When I listen to almost any Steely Dan song (they’re one my top fave groups) the bluesy riffs and lyrics remind me of the underside of the party life (girls languid and bittersweet). Alluring and depressing at the same time. I remember those days in the late 70s: It’s 4 AM and the party almost seems surreal, with a lonely people trying to connect. (nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song). (get up when the sun goes down, cover every game in town). (all your low rent friends are dead—-you’re obsolete—look at all the white men in the street….) and so on.
The older I get the more I relate.
We can’t talk at all
July 31, 2013