Posts tagged: Steely Dan

Reelin’ in the (37) Years

That hair!  Those crushed velvet pants!  That Bill Cosby moustache! Yes, it’s Steely Dan on The Midnight Special in 1973.

Small World for Dr. Wu

Speaking of Dr. Wu: Turns out that one guy — Phil Woods — played the alto sax solos on “Dr. Wu” and on Billy Joel’s tune “Just the Way You Are.””Wu” was 1975, “JTWYA” was 1977. (Woods comments on the latter here.)

Are You With Me, Doctor Chu?

Dr. Chu brings certain assets that none of his peers or predecessors have had: a Nobel Prize, a YouTube following (for his lectures on climate change) and an unofficial theme song (“Dr. Wu” by Steely Dan). He is a major celebrity in Taiwan, where scientific achievement is rewarded with rock star status. From a NY Times profile of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu.