I agree, Onhwy61. It's a great song by a great band. I saw them in Las Vegas, but they didn't play this one.
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I wish they'd come out with another concert DVD, with Carlock in it as he was absolutley stunning to watch. An octopus - he had to have more than 6 arms. Amazing.
Dreadful sound however - take-your-head-off bright - Donald - who's mixing for you? As I type, I have on Showbiz Kids, another greatest hits compilation that I bought today, as I've worn out 2-3 of their Greatest Hits CD's.
If there was only one band I could listen to from now on, it would be the Dan.
When I grow up I want the superb cynicism and mensa level sarcasm of Donald Fagen. For 30 years I've laughed at or with his lyrics. Due to this thread I have Two Against Nature rotating.
Any favorite lyrics from the old days? When I'm down I put on Black Friday maybe it's just the absurdness that I enjoy.
sadly EMG was mostly ignored by the masses
saw them in Albuquerque excellent show
and Raleigh on the TaN tour
Pixileen is about a cyber reality godess ala Laura Craft
see ole's classic ode to Steely Dan translations
click on the album of your choice for in depth song discussion
I don't find EMG quite up to TAN, but it sure is fun. I'd listen to either one 50 times before I'd make it all the way through Gaucho once. (Aja's still the peak.)
"Things I Miss the Most" is my favorite on EMG. But I don't find it so much poignant, like Jayboard, because it's so damned unromantic. He misses the talk, yes, and the sex (who wouldn't?), but it's clear that she was loaded, and the majority of what he misses are things her houses on Martha's Vinyard and the Gulf coast, the Audi TT, and yes those nice pans. (I prefer All-Clad myself.) He has the things he misses itemized, and they have little to do with her, but instead with her stuff. But I guess it can be unromantic and still poignant. Poor guy was having sex in the house on the Vinyard, and now he's curling up with a girlie magazine. Almost brings a tear.
Onhwy61 - Keith Carlock maybe a monster, but it didn't hurt to have Chris Potter's sax on this cut.
If you're looking for something else to play, get the Chris Potter Quartet- "Lift- Live at the Village Vanguard."
Also, the SD CD sounds better after a spin on the Audio Desk Systeme. With a little trim, Gina is a knockout,
but "hey where have I been?"
Kana813, every performance on the song is wonderful, I specifically mentioned Carlock because prior to this album I had never heard of him. That's my loss. Chris Potter needs no introduction, he's an artist, a pioneer, and we got to have some music in the new frontier.