History Music / SteelyDan

5th Oct '17 10:58:25 PM KYCubbie
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* BitingTheHandHumor: their website, among many other hilarious writings, contains [[http://www.steelydan.com/hof.html a number of appeals making their case for inclusion in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame]]. When they were finally voted in, they immediately opened a fake auction for the commemorative trophies awarded by a "self-styled 'official' musical honorary organization". Items offered in exchange ranged from cash offers to "somebody's gold teeth" and something simply described as "biological matter".
* BlindWithoutEm: Walter Becker has worn glasses his entire life, and has never worn contacts or gotten laser surgery. Since the 2000s, Fagen has needed them too and is frequently seen with prescription sunglasses. In fact, in the 70s, they frequently refused to be photographed without sunglasses.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: their website, among many other hilarious writings, contains [[http://www.steelydan.com/hof.html a number of appeals making their case for inclusion in the Rock 'n' and Roll Hall of Fame]]. When they were finally voted in, they immediately opened a fake auction for the commemorative trophies awarded by a "self-styled 'official' musical honorary organization". Items offered in exchange ranged from cash offers to "somebody's gold teeth" and something simply described as "biological matter".
* BlindWithoutEm: Walter Becker has worn wore glasses his entire life, and has never worn wore contacts or gotten had laser surgery. Since the 2000s, Fagen has needed them too and is frequently seen with prescription sunglasses. In fact, in the 70s, they frequently refused to be photographed without sunglasses.



* CoolOldGuy: Both of them, now that they're in their 60s.

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* CoolOldGuy: Both of them, now that they're in their 60s.Becker until his death, and Fagen now.



* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Bodhisattva."

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: "Bodhisattva.""Bodhisattva".



* EpicRocking: "Aja," "Deacon Blues," "Your Gold Teeth," and "West of Hollywood."

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* EpicRocking: "Aja," "Aja", "Deacon Blues," Blues", "Your Gold Teeth," Teeth", and "West of Hollywood." Hollywood".



* ForgottenTrope: [[DivorceInReno The Haitian divorce]] of, well, "Haitian Divorce." Until the liberalization of US divorce law, East Coast Americans trying to divorce their spouses without that spouse's consent would travel to Haiti to get divorced, since Haitian law had long permitted unilateral divorce. This was the most common alternative to Nevada divorce for people on the East Coast, since Haiti was closer than Nevada; one reason you see it less in fiction is that unlike Nevada divorce--whose laws and decisions on marriage and divorce, being those of an American state, must [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem be given "full faith and credit"]] by other states--Haitian divorce in the US is governed by the less-expansive law of "comity." Thus many state courts--e.g. UsefulNotes/NewJersey--refused to recognize Haitian divorces until the state legislature adopted no-fault divorce as well. However, New York did recognize Haitian divorces (bizarrely, because it long had the most restrictive divorce laws in the nation--they didn't adopt no-fault until ''2010'').

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* ForgottenTrope: [[DivorceInReno The Haitian divorce]] of, well, "Haitian Divorce." Divorce". Until the liberalization of US divorce law, East Coast Americans trying to divorce their spouses without that spouse's consent would travel to Haiti to get divorced, since Haitian law had long permitted unilateral divorce. This was the most common alternative to Nevada divorce for people on the East Coast, since Haiti was closer than Nevada; one reason you see it less in fiction is that unlike Nevada divorce--whose laws and decisions on marriage and divorce, being those of an American state, must [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem be given "full faith and credit"]] by other states--Haitian divorce in the US is governed by the less-expansive law of "comity." "comity". Thus many state courts--e.g. UsefulNotes/NewJersey--refused to recognize Haitian divorces until the state legislature adopted no-fault divorce as well. However, New York did recognize Haitian divorces (bizarrely, because it long had the most restrictive divorce laws in the nation--they didn't adopt no-fault until ''2010'').



* SpecsOfAwesome: Walter Becker is never seen without his huge glasses.

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* SpecsOfAwesome: Walter Becker is was never seen without his huge glasses.
9th Sep '17 4:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* ForgottenTrope: [[DivorceInReno The Haitian divorce]] of, well, "Haitian Divorce." Until the liberalization of US divorce law, East Coast Americans trying to divorce their spouses without that spouse's consent would travel to Haiti to get divorced, since Haitian law had long permitted unilateral divorce. This was the most common alternative to Nevada divorce for people on the East Coast, since Haiti was closer than Nevada; one reason you see it less in fiction is that unlike Nevada divorce--whose laws and decisions on marriage and divorce, being those of an American state, must [[AmericanPoliticalSystem be given "full faith and credit"]] by other states--Haitian divorce in the US is governed by the less-expansive law of "comity." Thus many state courts--e.g. UsefulNotes/NewJersey--refused to recognize Haitian divorces until the state legislature adopted no-fault divorce as well. However, New York did recognize Haitian divorces (bizarrely, because it long had the most restrictive divorce laws in the nation--they didn't adopt no-fault until ''2010'').

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* ForgottenTrope: [[DivorceInReno The Haitian divorce]] of, well, "Haitian Divorce." Until the liberalization of US divorce law, East Coast Americans trying to divorce their spouses without that spouse's consent would travel to Haiti to get divorced, since Haitian law had long permitted unilateral divorce. This was the most common alternative to Nevada divorce for people on the East Coast, since Haiti was closer than Nevada; one reason you see it less in fiction is that unlike Nevada divorce--whose laws and decisions on marriage and divorce, being those of an American state, must [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem be given "full faith and credit"]] by other states--Haitian divorce in the US is governed by the less-expansive law of "comity." Thus many state courts--e.g. UsefulNotes/NewJersey--refused to recognize Haitian divorces until the state legislature adopted no-fault divorce as well. However, New York did recognize Haitian divorces (bizarrely, because it long had the most restrictive divorce laws in the nation--they didn't adopt no-fault until ''2010'').
9th Sep '17 7:59:31 AM Shedlessguy
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Becker died on September 3, 2017 of undisclosed causes at age 67, shortly after having an operation whose exact nature was also undisclosed.

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Becker died on September 3, 2017 of undisclosed causes at age 67, shortly after having an operation whose exact nature was also undisclosed.
undisclosed. Fagan has said he will continue the band on his own.
3rd Sep '17 4:50:51 PM Pren
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Becker died on September 3, 2017 of undisclosed causes at age 67, shortly after having an operation whose exact nature was also undisclosed.
3rd Sep '17 10:15:38 AM Mdumas43073
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Their best known songs (or at least most often heard on the radio) include:

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Their best known !!Their best-known songs (or at least those most often heard on the radio) include:
3rd Sep '17 10:14:39 AM Mdumas43073
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* "Show Biz Kids"
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[[caption-width-right:251:Walter Becker (left), Donald Fagen (right)]]

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[[caption-width-right:251:Walter Becker (left), (l), Donald Fagen (right)]]
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3rd Sep '17 10:11:48 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:251:''L-R: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen'']]
->''I'll learn to work the saxophone''
->''I'll play just what I feel''
->''Drink Scotch whiskey all night long''
->''And die behind the wheel''
->--"Deacon Blues"

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[[caption-width-right:251:''L-R: Walter Becker, [[caption-width-right:251:Walter Becker (left), Donald Fagen'']]
Fagen (right)]]

->''I'll learn to work the saxophone''
->''I'll
saxophone\\
I'll
play just what I feel''
->''Drink
feel\\
Drink
Scotch whiskey all night long''
->''And
long\\
And
die behind the wheel''
->--"Deacon -->--"Deacon Blues"
3rd Sep '17 10:10:26 AM Mdumas43073
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[-The band's studio album discography is as follows:-]

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[-The band's studio !!Studio album discography is as follows:-]discography:



!!!'''"You go back, Jack, and Trope it again"''':

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!!!'''"You !!'''"You go back, Jack, and Trope it again"''':
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