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Steely Dan & Deacon Blues

Nightsky is the only reason I’ve been doing this at all, so here’s one for the resident Steely Dan fan.

This was one of my favorite Steely Dan songs. The video includes the lyrics, which conveniently match the color scheme I got here! They also have some explanatory notes in the middle, which is great because for half of the words I didn’t have any idea what they were about. I’m not good at listening for lyrics in general, but there are some great turns of phrase in this one.

I’m not sure I got the categories nailed down at all (for categories at this place you pass the cursor over the atom on the left). Steely Dan is hard to categorize. One of a kind. They’re their own category.

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15 responses to “Steely Dan & Deacon Blues

  1. There are two kinds of people in the world –

    – Steely Dan fans.

    – Scum.

    ” The video includes the lyrics, which conveniently match the color scheme I got here! ”

    It does. Whoever made that did a much better job than the usual slap-n-paste “Comic Sans” font crap littering the youtubez. Rather atmospheric how it fits in with your theme here, in fact. The liner notes in the middle were a nice touch.

    I agree that they’re in their own category, but if you don’t want to do that here (and I can see why you wouldn’t), I would suggest adding them to Jazz and Fusion as well.

    Thanks for this. You get my first ever “Like.”

  2. wdydfae

    Thanks! Sorry that you got held up in comments, probably because the “radio” is back in your handle.

    It bothers me more than it should that saxophone is misspelled and that wanna only has one “n.”

    Remember, I take requests! (I should use that for a tagline when the present one starts to get stale.)

    By the way, I can’t figure out how to get blogs onto the blogroll widget, otherwise you would be on it by now.

    For that matter, I can’t figure out how to deal with the “About” thing, either.

    • I sent you an email, but i think I overlooked explaining links properly. Read these, they should be what you need.

      http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/

      http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/

      “Sorry that you got held up in comments, probably because the “radio” is back in your handle.”

      No worries. I knew it would do that, it happened before elsewhere when I abridged my name.

      • wdydfae

        Aha! The link icon on the left was the . . . missing link! I actually didn’t plan that pun, it just popped on its own and oozed out.

        OK, I think I can do that.

        The next gator to wrassle with is “About.” I wanted to just fill in a blank field with a few perfunctory and totally uninformative sentences in case someone clicks there (because they won’t just let me get rid of “About”) but no! I have to go sign up for something, and make a page about something. But I can’t complain about this, since they’re letting me do this for free.

  3. You have to sign up for something? All I did was write a Random Signal Fragment on my About page and I was done.

  4. wdydfae

    It says
    “About.me is a free service that lets you create a beautiful one-page website all about you.

    Current users simply copy and paste your full about.me URL in the box( http://about.me/username ) below. Or, sign up, create a page then add your full about.me URL here.”

    I’d rather write a vague sentence or two and be done with it, but it seems I have to sign up for the above (then maybe I can write a vague sentence or two).

    It’s a little intrusive. It says I can create a “beautiful” page, yeah, but what if I want to create an “ugly” one, or even just a “kind of plain” one. What then?! Huh?

  5. I would say skip it for now. I don’t remember having to deal with something like that. Maybe I did and I just forgot, but it doesn’t sound like what I had to do.

    Did you get the email I sent?

    • wdydfae

      You know, I did. But then I cleared it out by mistake because I thought I was clearing out a comment that that I could just look at up here. Stoopid! I remember that it had some wonderful advice on it, but unfortunately I can’t remember what the advice was. Don’t worry about it! I’ll sing up and make a page sometime. You’ve helped more than enough on quite a lot of stuff! It doesn’t have to get all the way to the bedpan stage.

  6. Sent it again.

    Some of this could just be the theme you chose. There were one or two things I wanted to do with mine that my theme wouldn’t allow. I’ll mess around with it again later tonight.

    You’ve helped more than enough on quite a lot of stuff! It doesn’t have to get all the way to the bedpan stage.

    Naw, dawg, I ain’t pressed.

    That’s all the street talk I have.

    Seriously, No biggie. I’m learning from this too.

  7. wdydfae

    BTW, Deacon Blues gets better every time I listen to it. But you already knew that!

  8. Skip the “about.me” stuff. You don’t need it. The email has the info you need to fix your About page. Unless you want a separate site for it, that is.

  9. P.S. Love the new tagline, hahahaa

  10. wdydfae

    I got it! Although you helped me every step of the way you are absolved of all responsibility for the result.

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