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St. Vincent talks bringing ‘Daddy’s Home’ to Hollywood Bowl as ‘The Nowhere Inn’ film debuts

“Daddy’s Home,” the sixth studio album from St. Vincent, arrived in May, but Annie Clark, the artist behind the stage name, says it hasn’t felt fully finished until now. “A record doesn’t really feel complete to me until I’ve actually played the songs for people and with people in real-time,” Clark says on a recent phone call. “Because you get to see how the energy in the crowd changes. “You get to see, like, ‘Oh, they’re all singing along to that part,’” she says. “You get to know in a real way...
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The brilliance behind Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years"

In the spring of 1973, I was 15 years old. Musically, I was starting to venture beyond mainstream rock, pop, and soul. But not much beyond middle of the road music made its way to the sleepy tobacco town of Chester, Virginia, at least not on the radio. — Read the rest
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Steely Dan returns for 2021 'Absolutely Normal Tour.' Here's everything you need to know

Steely Dan is back on the road for the 'Asbolutely Normal Tour.' Here's where they will be, and how to get tickets.        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Al Schmitt, Engineer-Mixer Who Won a Record 20 Grammys, Dies at 91

Al Schmitt, one of the most revered engineers and producers in the annals of the music business, has died at 91, multiple friends and associates have confirmed. No official statement or cause of death has been given. Schmitt is believed to have received more Grammys for engineering — 20, not including Latin Grammys and a […]
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Gillmor Gang: ZoomHouse

I use Feedly to work my way through each day’s stream of politics, tech, and media stories. Today, I am greeted with a picture of something called Feedly Cloud and the following message: Scheduled Maintenance Feedly will be back in less than 30 minutes. 60 minutes later, it still says that. Feedly is built on RSS aggregation of my favorite news sources, things like the New York Times, Washington Post, Techcrunch, Protocol, Deadline, Techmeme, and writers like Om Malik and Benedict Evans. No...
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‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer Turns Steely Dan’s Bedraggled Ballad ‘Dirty Work’ Into a Web Hit, Five Decades Later

Although Donald Fagen and Walter Becker certainly did not write “Dirty Work” with the idea of it being about reluctant mercenaries — let alone costumed antiheroes and anthropomorphized sharks — the song’s theme of reluctant conscription somehow perfectly and comically fits the “Suicide Squad” concept. That helps explain why the 49-year-old album track suddenly found […]
Tags: News, Suicide Squad, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Suicide Squad 2, Walter Becker

Breaking Down The Suicide Squad's Madcap, Bloody Trailer

Warner Bros. has just given the world a new, extended look at . Who possibly could have guessed that a movie with a cast that large would have a beefy trailer in need of some breaking down?
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Now You Can Filter Your Liked Spotify Jams by Mood

Finally, you can sort the music in your Liked Songs playlist on Spotify.Read more...
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Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Deacon Blues” (Steely Dan Cover) (Feat. Bill MacKay)

Right now, Bill Callahan and Will Oldham have a fun little project going. In the couple of months since Callahan’s album Gold Record has come out, Callahan and Oldham have been teaming up to rope in collaborators and to cover a bunch of other people songs. They’ve done Cat Stevens with AZITA, Hank Williams Jr. with Matt Sweeney, Dave Rich with Alasdair Roberts, the Other Years with Matt Kinsey, and Billie Eilish with Sean O’Hagan. Today, the pair have taken on prime Steely Dan. Beloved jazz-ro...
Tags: Music, Oldham, Billy, New Music, Will Oldham, Steely Dan, Bonnie Prince Billy, Callahan, Bonnie, Alasdair Roberts, Billie Eilish, Sean O Hagan, Bill Callahan, Cat Stevens, Bill MacKay, Matt Kinsey

A conversation on music and autism (part two)

In the first part of Music and Autism: Speaking for Ourselves author Michael Bakan’s interview with his Chapter 7 musician co-author Graeme Gibson (who is on the spectrum) and Graeme’s parents, the renowned science fiction novelist William (Bill) Gibson and autism researcher Dr Deborah Gibson, things left off with Bill telling Michael about how being Graeme’s dad had influenced his creation of “unnervingly human” AI (Artificial Intelligence) characters in his novels. Next in the conversation, Mi...
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This Is Why Steely Dan Is Trending

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I’m Not a Dad, but I Rock Like One

A millennial woman had a realization last summer: Decades after enduring her father’s music on car rides as a child, she entered a Steely Dan phase.
Tags: News, Dad Rock, Steely Dan, Mitchum, Pop and Rock Music, Wilco (Music Group, Rob (Journalist

Watch Chelsea Wolfe & Friends Remotely Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”

Two Minutes To Late Night is a metal-themed late-night talk-show parody that's been filming YouTube episodes at Saint Vitus, the beloved metal-centric Brooklyn venue, for a couple of years now. Just like an actual late-night show, Two Minutes To Late Night has had to move to a remotely-recorded live-from-home situation during the current … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Brooklyn, Ozzy Osbourne, Cave In, Chelsea Wolfe, Mutoid Man, Steely Dan, Stephen Brodsky, Marissa Nadler, Old Man Gloom, Two Minutes To Midnight

After losing wife in helicopter crash, Tijuana Dogs’ Matt Mauser celebrates her life with music

At a time when the world is sheltering at home and isolating from one another, Matt Mauser felt the need for connection now more than ever. In January, his wife Christina Mauser, a 38-year-old girl’s youth basketball assistant coach, died in the helicopter crash in Calabasas that also took the lives of eight others including former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Now, like the rest of Southern California, Mauser finds himself social distancing and taking on the role of...
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Two Against Nature Turns 20

Much like the current Democratic Primary, the 2001 Grammys were an all-out generational war. The battle for Album Of The Year pitted Boomer favorites like Steely Dan and Paul Simon against the reigning critical darlings of Gen X: Radiohead, Eminem, and Beck, whose horned-up Prince tribute Midnite Vultures could never light up a … More »
Tags: Music, Beck, Paul Simon, Prince, The Anniversary, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Walter Becker, Radiohead Eminem

How William S. Burroughs Influenced Rock and Roll, from the 1960s to Today

It can be difficult to know what to do sometimes with adding machine heir and Naked Lunch and Junky author William S. Burroughs. In the trickle-down academese of contemporary jargon, he is a “problematic” figure who doesn’t fit neatly inside anyone’s ideological comfort zone, what with his unrepentant heroin addiction, occult weirdness, conspiracy mongering, and extensive firsthand knowledge of criminal underworlds. There was no one better qualified to midwife the counterculture. NME’s L...
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Huey, Judy and Jimmy

This week in The Wall Street Journal, my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the arts section was on Huey Lewis and the News's The Power of Love (go here). The 1985 hit nearly didn't happen when Huey ruled out writing a song called Back to the Future and was a little uncertain about writing for a movie, something he had never done before. As for the song for which he wrote the lyrics, Huey came up with them while on a run and thoughts about his new wife and two kids were top of mind. Here's Huey'...
Tags: New York, Spain, Bbc, Chicago, James Bond, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Chanel, Wall Street Journal, Joe, Empire State Building, Judy, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, John Boorman

Exit Lines: Sex Shows

Quick–what Tennessee Williams play won the Tony? A Streetcar Named Desire? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? Nope. It was the hot-blooded The Rose Tattoo that took top honors in 1951, winning the three others it was nominated for as well, including one for star Maureen Stapleton. The playwright’s first casting choice, Anna Magnani, won the Oscar for its 1955 film adaptation, and Stapleton again played fiery Serafina Delle Rose in a 1966 revival. Mercedes Ruehl had a go at it in 1995, its last Broadway prod...
Tags: Music, Theatre, Chicago, Radiohead, Williams, Wheeler, Broadway, Stanley Kubrick, Gulf Coast, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, Jules, Steely Dan, New York Theatre, Off Broadway, Tony

Steely Dan: Setlist, review from Donald Fagen's NJ homecoming in Red Bank

Steely Dan returned to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank and pulled out all the stops          [Author: Asbury Park Press]
Tags: Religion, Donald Fagen, Steely Dan, Asbury Park Press, Red Bank, Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank

“They Got the Steely Dan T-shirts. . . .”

A friend who moved out of state keeps tabs on what’s going on in Michigan as those moving from one place to another are wont to do. Whenever I’m in a hotel and get a copy of USA Today outside the door I always look at the weather for Illinois, even though it has been … Continue reading “They Got the Steely Dan T-shirts. . . .” → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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Stephen Diener, Former ABC Records President, Dies at 80

Stephen I. Diener, a longtime music and entertainment executive who served as president of ABC Records in the 1970s and led in its sale to MCA Corporation in 1979, died at this home in Coral Gables, Florida on April 30. He was 80. Diener’s career included positions with a range of entertainment companies, starting with […]
Tags: News, Obituaries, Steely Dan, MCA, ABC Records, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Coral Gables Florida, MCA Corporation, Diener, Stephen Diener, Stephen I Diener

Plex adds more TIDAL-powered features, including ‘Artist TV’ for playing music videos

Media center app Plex today is rolling out new features to expand upon its partnership with TIDAL, the streaming music service it began working with last November. Before, Plex subscribers could fill in the missing albums from artists in their library by way of TIDAL, but this option was only available within playlists. Now it’s available in users’ own music collection, too. In addition, a new feature called Artist TV allows you to play the artist’s video catalog along with other similar v...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Apps, Music, Media, Tech, Mtv, Streaming Music, Tidal, Plex, Artist, Streaming Media, Steely Dan, Hector, William S Burrough

Deconstructing Steely Dan: The Band That Was More Than Just a Band

How do you explain Steely Dan to someone who’s never heard of them? Two pretentious, perfectionistic, and very talented white guys who love Bebop and R&B meet in passing at Bard College in 1967. They start a series of bands, one of them featuring Chevy Chase on drums. They rub everyone the wrong way and write songs too complicated for pop and TV but too good to go away, so they become a celebrated studio unit, named after a fictional steam-powered dildo in a William S. Burroughs’ Naked L...
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5 shows to see at Southern California casinos this week (March 1 – 7)

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa  R&B singer Toni Braxton is on tour after releasing a new album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” and will make a stop at Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage Friday, March 1. Braxton was a staple of the ’90s music scene with such songs as “Unbreak My Heart,” “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Breathe Again.” In 1997, she became the second songstress in history to win Grammy Awards for best female pop vocal (“Unbreak My Heart”) and best female R&B vocal (“You’re Maki...
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David Crosby on the opposite of mediocrity.

Beatles,S and G , Allman’s , Joni , Bob,— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) February 10, 2019 This was after Crosby announced that Steely Dan is his favorite band. Sorry, I don't have a Steely Dan tag, and I'm not going to make one. I don't really get why someone would be that interested in them. "Reelin' in the Years"? "Rikki Don’t Lose That Number"? Here's Rolling Stone's "Steely Dan: 10 Essential Songs." I guess that depends on the meaning of "essential." I'm alive and ...
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BBC and Abbey Road Studios work together to find talent

BBC Music Introducing and Abbey Road Studios are to work together on a special project to support emerging musical talent in the UK. Throughout 2019, four BBC Music Introducing acts will be given the opportunity to record two tracks at the Abbey Road Studios. The tracks will be recorded, mixed and mastered by Abbey Road engineers and played out to a national audience on BBC Radio. Each of the four acts will be chosen by a different BBC Radio DJ. Huw Stephens will choose an act to be supporte...
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John Mulaney Describes Taking Pete Davidson To A Steely Dan Concert

There are two types of comedians in this world: Those who seem like they'd be into Steely Dan and those who do not. Pete Davidson, the SNL guy, used to be engaged to Ariana Grande. He appears to be very good friends with Machine Gun Kelly. He does not seem like he'd be into Steely … More »
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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Honored With Street Naming in Queens

Hey, 19-year-old Waze user, that’s Walter Becker Way. Becker, the late co-founder of Steely Dan, was honored at a street naming ceremony Sunday in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, held at an intersection almost in sight of the building where he grew up. The ceremony came toward the end of a nine-night stand that […]
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Queens Street Named After Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

Steely Dan's Walter Becker passed away last year. Over the summer, it was announced that the street where the Steely Dan cofounder grew up in Forest Hills, New York would be co-named “Walter Becker Way.” Today, the street sign was unveiled at the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive. The … More »
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