Hi everyone and Happy 4/20 (to those who celebrate). If you don’t celebrate, happy Wednesday! Today I’m featuring a band from last year’s Coachella Festival. They didn’t headline any of the shows there but…I think they’re an important band for several reasons. They mixed several different types of music together. Even though I didn’t grow up in the 70’s, several of their songs bring back lots of childhood memories. I know a lot of their songs are about drugs and affairs but their songs are still classic and timeless. If it weren’t for my parents, I probably wouldn’t have listened to their music. Just kidding, I would’ve found a way.
Steely Dan songs remind me of the times my parents took me and my sister on vacations in the car. My parents took us on trips around Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. We got to visit cities and places like Carlsbad Caverns, Albuquerque, White Sands Missile Range, Santa Fe, Taos, Ruidoso, Austin, San Antonio and Phoenix. I remember being annoyed whenever my parents started playing Steely Dan for hours during those road trips. I also remember them playing their music whenever we had family get togethers and backyard barbecues.
Like I said before, who would’ve thought I’d be listening to Steely Dan on a weekday at 34 going on 35 years old? I dedicate this post to my parents for introducing me to Steely Dan and several other bands I haven’t blogged about yet. I no longer consider Steely Dan a guilty pleasure. Here’s a few of my favorite Steely Dan songs. Have a great Wednesday, everyone!
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