Frontier Former Editor

August 24, 2008

And for what could very well rival any song that William Shatner ever interpreted . . .

Dawn, singing Steely Dan . . . .

While I still think Paul Anka has the championship title of worst song in the world, I’m amazed that this duo managed to suck every bit of angst, despair, irony and darkness out this song.

August 9, 2008

Dueling Steely Dan

Filed under: cool stuff, music, old times, Steely Dan — Tags: , , , , , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:00 pm

I’m sorry, but I have to laugh at youngsters these days who think groups with suggestively-title songs and oblique, bawdy names are somehow offensive and subversive. One of my all-time favorite groups – even at age 46 – is named after a dildo mentioned in a book by America’s greatest dope fiend . . . . yes, I’m talkin’ bout Steely Dan.

My good friend ~M (not to be confused with a child killer played by Peter Lorre) and I exchange our online Dan finds from time to time. Since he raised my live Dan with this classic, I’ll see his and raise with . . . .

Top that, you little bastards . . .

August 3, 2008

Of round-eyed devils, exotic jewelry and unsettling romance . . .

You can either go down to the Walmart and listen to the muzak or dig this . . .

Green Flower Street


Green Earrings


Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

May 18, 2008

One of the fundamental problems with commercial radio these days . . . .

Filed under: cool stuff, music, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:18 pm

is that you don’t hear enough of songs like these and in full length. Enjoy – I’m disgusted after realizing what a horrible time this country is going to have after the first Tuesday in November, and I could use the chill too.

Allman Brothers

Doobie Brothers

Steely Dan

Donald Fagen and his Rock and Soul Review

Boz Scaggs

March 22, 2008

In my old school . . .

Filed under: music, old times, Steely Dan — Tags: , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:12 am

the white kids at Jacox Junior High in Norfolk were either listening to Nazareth, Aerosmith, Foghat or Frampton.

I was wearing out the grooves on my copy of “The Royal Scam,” and this track especially:


Sometimes I wonder if I should have listened to more ‘fun’ music, and then I remember: This is fun music.

March 12, 2008

Album covers from my high school years . . . .

Filed under: 33 1/3, albums, LP, Vinyl — Tags: , , , , , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:21 pm


 I wish I still had all my old vinyl. The downside of getting old – CD covers are not as enjoyable as vinyl jackets.

And yep, I had all of them . . . .

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