WB's 'Hey 19 Rap' of the Week
It's 10PM: Do you know where your inner child is?
"You're in a room with Hitler, Mussolini and Kenny G and you have a gun with two bullets. Who do you shoot?
Kenny G. Twice, to be sure." --Walter Becker
Another from the notebooks:
...where does the truth come from
...where do you think you're going
On a notebook page brainstorming ideas, lyrics,
the final line on the page seemed to suggest a kind of reverse-engineering process
Now-- what does it all look like it might mean?
MOJO Magazine interview "The Return Of Steely Dan" October 1995
MOJO: Barbara Streisand recorded one of your songs, didn't she?
Fagen: The first song we ever had recorded [I Mean to Shine]. Not a good song, but at least she recorded it.
MOJO: What kind of royalties did you see from it?
Becker: The royalties from that song were actually signed over to our previous manager, to escape from his clutches.
MOJO: Which manager?
Becker: One of the previous managers.
MOJO: You had several?
Becker: Well, the tradition is to have a succession of previous managers. Like suitors at a gang-bang, y'know?
The 'Quote of the Week' being:
"...the tradition is to have a succession of previous managers. Like suitors at a gang-bang, y'know?"
folks who live in the walls-
why are they talking to me
how come they know things I've forgot
what are they looking at that I can't see
folks who live in the walls
not content to wait for their turn
wailing for some water in the live long day
crying for fire while the minions of the midnight play
crying for fire while seven cities burn