Rise and Shine

March 13, 2006


“You know my favorite Steely Dan moment? In Say Anything… when the dad sings ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’ and it’s all bad, like, ‘Rikki don’t lose that nuuuuumber’ – that’s awesome.”

“I like that you have a collection of Steely Dan moments from which you can choose a favorite.”

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  • 1. Ginny  |  March 13, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Huh? Except from what? Is Steely Dan the band that has that album cover with like the leg person, and the brick wall and stuff on it? I know you know which one I’m talking about, of mom and dad’s? If so, that’s my Steely Dan moment cause I was always fascinated by that… if not… then I don’t think I have one.

  • 2. lorie  |  March 13, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Excerpt from a conversation I had with Sammi in the car yesterday.

    I think you are thinking of Completely Breathless, by Captain Beyond: http://tinyurl.com/hp7hm

    But the cover of Can’t Buy a Thrill is creepy in its own special way: http://tinyurl.com/kxwu6

    I don’t have a “Steely Dan moment” because I am a dork and just love their music.

  • 3. will  |  March 13, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Whoa, Captain Beyond. A drummer in a band I was in was a big fan, though they were a tad formulaic for me. We had a keyboard player we called Captain Chemical, but that’s another story…

    Steely Dan moment? A couple.
    – Lead guitar solo in “Reeling” that made my blood hot playing it.
    – “In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water” … premonitions of the upcoming flu pandemic

    Many Todd moments (Darryl Hannah’s long lost fraternal twin);
    – “I want to change the world”
    An Elpee’s Worth of Toons: Todd album (must hear it to understand it)

    – “You may think that I’m a fool, but I know the answer
    Words become a tool, anyone can use them
    Take the golden rule, as the best example
    Eyes that have seen will know what I mean”
    Just One Victory: Wizard, a True Star album

    – “‘Cause everyone needs the love of the common man
    Turn the world around, Too late tomorrow”
    Love of the Common Man: Faithful album

  • 4. jim  |  March 13, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    my favorite steely dan moment is when”peg” is sampled by de la soul.

    oh, and i also like laughing at dude when he sings about the “maaa-aagic ma-an.” good times!

  • 5. Sammi  |  March 14, 2006 at 12:59 am

    ha! everyone has a favorite steely dan moment! not just me!

  • 6. Ginny  |  March 14, 2006 at 2:08 am

    yep.. it was the Captain Beyond one… though I don’t know that I’ve ever heard a single Captain Beyond song… like I said, I was just fascinated with the cover..

    in conclusion… Ginny’s Steely Dan Moments = 0

  • 7. jim  |  March 14, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    i’ve never even HEARD of captain beyond.

    i do know the captain and tenille.

    i also knew a girl NAMED Teneil (that spelling).

    She was the other Marengo oboe-ist.

  • 8. jen  |  March 14, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    I used to think Steely Dan was the name of one guy, not the name of a group of people — a band.

    But I dig John Mahoney singing “Ricki don’t loose that number …”.

  • 9. Sammi  |  March 14, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    the above comment reminds be of owen wilson saying “you know what bugs me? people that think jethro tull is just a guy in the band.”

  • 10. Other Marengo Oboe-ist Teneil  |  February 2, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hmmmm….. I knew I thought I heard my ears buzzing……..

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