This selection has a twofold dedication. . . . . for good old Robert E. Lee High School and my classmates who reconnected last weekend. And because Steely Day was in concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and was the reason David didn’t join me at the reunion.
Steely Dan is an American jazz/rock band from upstate New York that toured from 1972-1975 when they returned to make music in the studio. ” My Old School” was popular in 1973. The lyrics are “cerebral, wry and eclectic” yet still using the popular themes of drugs, love affairs, and crime and just perfect for the graduate students in architecture at the University of Virginia when my husband was there.
I first was going to use “Bodhisattva” which is poking fun at westerners who go to the east to learn about Buddhism. It was hard to chose as the songs are all pretty special.
Do you have a favorite Steely Dan song?