Wednesday, January 11, 2006

ROCK DESK: The Dan

I don't know why the rock desk is so busy this week. It may be due to a pressure front.

Did I ever tell you (dear reader) how I quit Dumbrella in summer 2004 in New York City, because none of the other members liked Steely Dan? I seriously did. I did not want to be in an organisation that could not respect The Dan, the snarkiest band of all time. In my rural English youth, those gents taught me how to cock a snook LA-style from 200ft. Hipsters before "hipster" became a dirty word and another uniform.

(I only rejoined Dumbrella in the car on the way to SPX in 2005 because new member Steven Cloud had some god-damn respect for shit-kicking country music. It's all about checks and balances.)

Anyway, that aside, today the internet played a mean trick on me, by revealing that there was a lost version of the Gaucho album. The internet had MP3s, but they've gone, like scotch mist. Needless to say the first person who can provide me with these MP3s gets the run of the SGR shop and any one item they would like.

8 comments:

Ben said...

I'll know for sure in an hour or so, when the file finishes downloading, but you may be in luck. Some blogger saved the mp3s and put them in a zip archive to share with others.

The download site's a bit on the sketchy side, but I imagine the file's legit.

Ben said...

Addendum: Finished downloading, file's legit.

John A said...

Ben, apply via email for your free SGR item, and thank you very much!

michael g. said...

You like "the Dan" too? No wonder I love SGR so much! Although I'm somewhat of "casual fan" since I only have a 'best of' compilation, I've been considering making a fan t-shirt that parodies a certain VW slogan. It would say "beckerfägen."

Sam Logan said...

I can tell by what you carry that you come from baaarryyytowwwn!

David Streever said...

ahhh now i know why I don't read the other dumbrella-ists...!

aja said...

I was named after a particularly cheesy?awe-inspiring?ground-breaking?awful? Dan album. I never knew why my parents wanted to name me after an album (and song!) talkin' about Spanish Hookers and Group Sex.

It has lead to some awful strange situations.

Bruce Walker said...

Thanks for uncovering that. I'm a Dan completist, so this is welcome news indeed. (Hey, I thought that picking up Becker's "11 Tracks of Whack" this Xmas was the cat's ass ...)