"OK, fellas! Smile for the album cover photo shoot! Your fans love you! Give 'em a smile!" "Well, OK. Just look up. We'll make it work." Our favorite singers and musicians sneered or looked bothered to appear on their own album covers. A look of complete detachment validated their street cred. We idiot kids shelled out our grass cutting money to buy their albums, dreaming of being half as cool as these hedonists we idolized. A funny thing happened on the way to the old folks home (or cemetery). Twitter & Instagram put us in instant contact with people who suddenly became quite human. More of today's artists walk the walk and participate in societal change. Some
In the oddest classic rock video ever, sexual predator Bill Cosby introduces Steely Dan's performance of Reelin' in the Years on a 1973 "Midnight Special" show. Why is it odd? (1) Cosby was back in court today on the first of many sexual abuse allegations made by more than 50 women.. My guess he is feigning his physical maladies in hopes of garnering judicial sympathy. (2) The lead singer of Steely Dan just copped a plea deal after shoving his wife in a recent argument inside their New York apartment. He needs to Netflix and chill for the next year. Well, maybe leave out the chill part. (3) This is the origin of the name Steely Dan. Finally,
Listen to the studio vocals of three huge pop songs. Paul McCartney is accompanied by his wife Linda and bandmates. Elton John is all alone. Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, and studio musicians break down the intricate parts of Steely Dan's "Peg." Jet - Paul McCartney & Wings Your Song - Elton John Peg - Steely Dan
Steely Dan. Aja. That is all.