Post Reply 
The Death List
Author Message
Ski at 1SKY6 Offline
nOOb

Posts: 185
Joined: Aug 2015
Post: #561
RE: The Death List

Actor Jay Thomas has died at 69






[Image: giphy.gif]
TRUMP IS THE POTUS
08-25-2017 01:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Maggot Offline
Supermod
*****

Posts: 24,478
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #562
RE: The Death List

I liked him. I didn't know that was his name until I looked it up though.






08-25-2017 10:14 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Maggot Offline
Supermod
*****

Posts: 24,478
Joined: Jun 2008
Post: #563
RE: The Death List

Walter Becker has died 67 yrs old from Steely Dan.

[Image: beckerobit2-master768.jpg]

He said after 3 hrs of recording Pretzel logic. "Did I just do that?"

Walter Becker, the guitarist and songwriter who made suavely subversive pop hits out of slippery jazz harmonies and verbal enigmas in Steely Dan, his partnership with Donald Fagen, died on Sunday. He was 67.

His death was announced on his official website, which gave no other details. He lived in Maui, Hawaii.

Mr. Becker was unable to perform with Steely Dan this summer at Classic West and Classic East in Los Angeles and New York City, two stadium-size festivals of 1970s bands. Last month, Mr. Fagen told Billboard, “Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.”

As Steely Dan, Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen changed the vocabulary of pop in the 1970s with songs like “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and “Peg.” Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen were close collaborators on every element of a song: words, music, arrangement. “We think very much the same musically. I can start songs and Walter can finish them,” Mr. Fagen said in a 1977 interview.

Steely Dan’s musical surfaces were sleek and understated, smooth enough to almost be mistaken for easy-listening pop, and polished through countless takes that earned Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen a daunting reputation as studio perfectionists.

NY times link






09-10-2017 08:22 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Midwest Spy Away
The Discerning Boob Lover
**

Posts: 8,913
Joined: Feb 2011
Post: #564
RE: The Death List

5 Favorite Steely Dan tunes, in no particular order:

Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Josie, Kid Charlemagne, Hey 19 & My Old School.

I also have another 5 that are very close to the top 5.





09-10-2017 08:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

BigMark Offline
Mocker
**

Posts: 2,280
Joined: Nov 2015
Post: #565
RE: The Death List

Best concert I have ever been to.





09-10-2017 08:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Midwest Spy Away
The Discerning Boob Lover
**

Posts: 8,913
Joined: Feb 2011
Post: #566
RE: The Death List

(09-10-2017 08:49 PM)BigMark Wrote:  Best concert I have ever been to.

Some concert videos I've seen of Steely Dan don't appear that great, but the music sure sounds good, and I suppose that's all that matters.

6-10: Do it Again, Black Friday, Deacon Blues, Dirty Work & Peg.





09-10-2017 08:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

HairOfTheDog Offline
Moderator
*****

Posts: 23,251
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #567
RE: The Death List

RIP Walter. :(

There's not a single Steely Dan song that I don't like or love. 'Hey 19' is probably my favorite -- perfect sexy jazzy tune all the way around -- always makes me feel like drinking tequila and getting high. 'Babylon Sisters' is really smooth too though.

Becker and Fagen were incredible studio musicians, but sounded just as good live (like Pink Floyd).









For MS...







09-11-2017 02:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Midwest Spy Away
The Discerning Boob Lover
**

Posts: 8,913
Joined: Feb 2011
Post: #568
RE: The Death List

Thanks HotD.

Our local sports shows on the radio like to play music when they come out of a break. So, the first 30-60 seconds or so of a song will play, and then the host will come on and the music will get potted down, etc.

Last week, I'm listening, and they come out of break to: Babylon Sisters.

Hadn't heard it awhile, but it's a good tune. Not in my personal Top 10, but still enjoyable.





09-11-2017 03:44 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Donovan Offline
Clarified idiot
**

Posts: 4,679
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #569
RE: The Death List

For some reason Steely Dan leaves me completely cold.






Thank god I am oblivious to the opinions of others while caught in the blinding splendor of my own cleverness.
09-11-2017 06:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply Reply

Post Reply