Music Monday Steely Dan “My Old School”

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?

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I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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9 Responses to Music Monday Steely Dan “My Old School”

  1. Bruce Oliver says:

    It seems like everything you post resonates with me. To this day, I am a big Steely Dan fan. We went to see them when they were in the D.C. area two years ago. I don’t have just one favorite but a whole batch of late seventies songs including “Deacon Blues,” “Hey Nineteen, “Time Out of Mind,” “Peg” and “Josie.” By the way, I, too, am a retired educator having spent 36 years in Fairfax County Schools, most of which was at the middle school level. I was a principal for 16 years before retiring in 2004. I have been doing consulting work for the past decade.


    • annetbell says:

      what a hard job being a principal trying to support teachers and parents as well! And in middle school. . . . I taught 6th grade for several years. Loved the curriculum and the kids individually . . . especially the angst in their writing, but most of the time I felt like a rider on a huge wild horse, trying to throw me off!


  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    First concert I ever went to was Steely Dan…was a bit too young, so don’t remember much about it ~ except for a peculiar smell in the air 🙂


  3. YellowCable says:

    “Do it again” is my favorite.


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