Music Rules: Steely Dan, one against inevitability


Walter Becker died on Sunday, aged 67.  Life goes on, and life ends too.

I’ve stopped getting upset about musicians dying and bands calling it quits. The only thing that does upset me is the lack of any new groups to replace them. That’s not a “get off my lawn” rant, but I don’t have to like them because they’re popular.

If you can’t play live, I’m not interested. And wow, Steely Dan could play.

In memory of Walter Becker, three of my favourite Steely Dan tracks: “Aja”, “Bodhisattva, and “Gaucho”.

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