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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The McDan Tour

We went to see Steely Dan and Michael McDonald.














...the bikes














...the stage














... the vids

Mike McDonald opened up for Steely. He is so magically smooth.














And Steely rocked the house. As you can see, Mike played with Steely, just like the old days.

18 Comments:

  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Victor said…

    Oh you guys I am so friggin jealous. The Dan and Michael are two of my all time hero's. Just what is it like to live on the "Right Coast" and get to do these cool things first. You're just Reeling in the Years.

    Victor Cajiao
    wwww.typicalmacuser.com

     
  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger SteveL said…

    I was in Long Island last week and saw that show. It was great to see REAL musicians.

     
  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    Love Steely Dan, but I am sick of Michael McDonald and his Motown schtick. He can only get so much mileage out of that before he gets back to creating new music.

    Did Steely Dan do "Peg"? Their best tune, IMHO...

     
  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger leron said…

    The McSteely tour actually started on the Third Coast, lovingly known as the Midwest by those of us who have ended up here. It was a treat to hear so many songs I knew by heart, and to sit in the presence of the guys who made them up. Fagen looks a bit worse for reelin' in all those years -- one paper compared him to a "pasty Ray Charles" -- but they're keeping it real.

     
  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    I have to admit I don't really know steeley dan is. I live is Scotland though so can I be excused.

     
  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger WO7 said…

    The last time I got to go to a concert, your mom and dad were probably there. I think it was Zappa or the Dead. My memory of that time is kind of distorted.

     
  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Dow said…

    Hmmm... Michael McDonald and Steely Dan? I'd expect a little better.

     
  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Brian!! It's SOOOOOOO weird that you say that! "Peg" is my all time favorite song!!!!! They did play it... but I didn't feel it was one of there best performances that night. They were great live though.

     
  • At 1:53 AM, Blogger Crackpot Press said…

    Okay... I hate to be "that guy" but you really laid money down on these folks?

    Was it a PBS telethon?

    Or maybe I just don't get it...

    Then again I have never gotten Steely Dan... it's starch jazz...

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger solus sententia said…

    I'm sorry but Steely Dan is terrible.

     
  • At 2:02 PM, Blogger Chuck Olsen said…

    Mark me down as "totally jealous" even though I'm only a tongue-in-cheek fan. I'm a particularly big fan of the Michael McDonald / Jeffrey Osbourne smash hit, "Ya-mo Be There."

     
  • At 5:36 AM, Blogger Steve Garfield said…

    They played in Boston too. The Globe reports their set included Bodhisattva and Aja, I really like Aja and The Royal Scam...

     
  • At 6:49 AM, Blogger Cuoredifango said…

    you can't imagine how I'm jealous about that, I love them
    grrrrrrr

     
  • At 8:18 AM, Blogger Neantaeus said…

    Steven

    Let me science you up. "Steely Dan" is the name given to the steam powered dildo that appears in the novel "The Naked Lunch" by William Burroughs. The late William Burroughs, who in addition to be being a great writer was also a drug-addled junkie who shot his wife in the head whilst pretending to be William Tell, may have been an early adopter of the technology of "teledildonics."
    Steely Dan is also the name of a once wildy popular jazz/rock band. They are actually pretty good, although I much prefer "The Naked Lunch." Anybody got any bug-spray?

     
  • At 1:16 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Kitchen said…

    Brrr. You seem a little young to be a fan of these musicians. Heck, I'm too young for that stuff and I am over 10 years older than you. But then I was raised on punk rock.

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Hi Brooklyn Kitchen,

    Yeah... we were probably the youngest people at the concert... but we didn't care. I don't care about age...

    The Beatles are my all time favorite group and they broke up long before I was born. :)

    I love Gwen Stefani, the Dixie Chicks, 50 cent and Cold Play too... so my musical taste is pretty random. I like what sounds good (to me)!

     
  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger str8curves said…

    Saw McDan concert in Tampa on a perfect summers evening with a great breeze. Wonderful concert. They played almost all of "Can't Buy a Thrill" except 'Reelin' in the Years'.
    I was surprised that they did not play anything off the "Morph the Cat" CD.

    Party on! ---John

     
  • At 1:01 AM, Blogger Jacob said…

    That looks like a great concert. And I hear you about the youth thing. I went to see Steely Dan a few years ago when I was 19.

    I was the youngest one there.

    I was with my parents.

    It was awesome.

    But no Michael McDonald was there for me. That makes me jealous.

    Speaking of these folks, ever check out Channel101's Yacht Rock? Hilarious stuff.

     

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