The date before the long dash. Today marks 69 years from the day Walter was born, and 1 year to the day of the launch of our first walterbeckermedia.com track, Were You Close Today:
Since then, we've shared seventeen tracks, lots of pictures, many stories, and a lot of love. There's More To Come, but today we're just going to pat ourselves on the back and nod appreciatively as we look back at a year's worth of data: you all streamed 42 days of Walter Becker outtakes on YouTube alone...not even counting plays on this site and a lot of downloads. None of this would exist if it weren't for you. Walter said time and time again, to audience after audience, that he KNEW he had the best fans in the world. Everyone of you that has come here, show up for a street naming, told a friend about Circus Money, downloaded a new track, posted in the forum, or pulled out that old Steely Dan album and given it another spin has helped to keep the memories we share of Walter fresh. Thank you. It means more than can be expressed here. We'll also do the thing we do every day. Miss the man. Last year we commemorated Walter with a new song, and there will be more of those in the days and years to come, but today I'm going to throw on 11 Tracks of Whack, follow it up with Circus Money, and appreciate everything Walter gave us.