|Look -- we're a little busy now, ok? We're a little preoccupied here. We got stuff to do. But just because we can't answer the mail doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to read a sampling of it, right? In fact, I daresay some of you should start pulling your weight around here and answer some of these fine people's questions. Now tell me, is that too much to ask?|
Subject: I wish to contact you on the ICQ Network
Date: Sat, 2 May 98 04:57:04 EST5EDT
I have tried to contact you on the ICQ network but was unable to find you.
Therefore I would like to present you with this html link , which will enable you to download
the ICQ program. Once you do it ,we will be able to communicate on-line.
If you have Windows 95, Windows NT 4, Windows 3.x, MAC or Java Enabled Machine:
Click here to download ICQ
Once it is installed you will be able to find me easily and communicate with me.
Please note: my ICQ # is 1254608.
My Personal ICQ World Wider Pager address is:
Seek you -Spam@Stinks- ICQ
ICQ #: 1254608
PAGING WORLD WIDE: Until you install the ICQ program you can still page
Dan through the WWW by the ICQ World Wide Pager.
You can page me via my personal ICQ web-page which includes my own web pager
transmitter . Its address is :
This message will reach me , and pop up on my screen, if I am online - immediately;
if I am offline - as soon as I log on to the Internet, wherever I may be.
DOWNLOADING: If you wish to download ICQ for Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, Mac or
Java versions or for more information regarding ICQ, see Mirabilis' homepage at http://www.mirabilis.com
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 22:19:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Glenn W. Howard" <glennh1963-Spam@Stinks-rocketmail.com>
Subject: As It Was (and Is)
Steely Dan had to be the biggest thing going that nobody
was quite sure about. Does anybody remember wondering
exactly who they were, as you never saw any pictures or
anything. In all of recorded music, no one ever cut across
that many styles. They got play on the AM, the FM, and a
lot of small bars and large restaurants. I myself was
always a fan of the unbelieveble wordwork that went hand
in glove with the unbelievable (name your instrument)
work. People who swore they hated rock were Dan fans (a
lot of times unwittingly, but still). People who would not
have considered themselves jazz fans, or blues fans, were
Dan fans. And the music continues to hold on, being
re-discovered. And then the new er music is discovered and
appreciated. Steely Dan continues to stand for musical
excellence-with all of the advances in recording
technologies, the Dan sound has not been duplicated. I am
now in my mid thitries, have worn out a vinly, 8-Track,
and cassette versions of Can't Buy a Thrill, Pretzel
Logic, Aja, and Gaucho, at various times. All I want to
know is Where are you driving now, Midnight Cruiser? I'd
like to continue the ride. You guys are great. I
appreciate the many things, for many years. Your albums
will continue to be looked at as examples of excellence
for a long time. As long as the means exists to enjoy
them. Thank you.
Date: Sun, 03 May 1998 23:49:50 +0100
From: suedave <suedave-Spam@Stinks-halcyon.com>
Subject: Thanks for the Tip
It's great fun to peruse your web site, I've gleefully wasted
lots of time there! When I first saw the Dodo Marmarosa Reward
page, I didn't know what to make of it. I see it a lot since
http://steelydan.com is set as my homepage. I finally was able
to check out some of his music, and related artists, and got to
add more to my CD wish list. That's a good thing, there is
always room for more good music. Looking forward to yours
whenever you are ready.
Date: Sun, 03 May 1998 22:09:19 -0500
Subject: a public service
Name and address withheld per request please.
As a public service, seeing as how D&W are sooo busy, and because I'm really bored tonite, I will now do my best to answer the mail
from the 2/22/98 posts.
1. Please, that's my job :) A movie? only if I star!
2. The songs are about your 2 gold teeth, and your green earrings, respectively. D&W don't pay (that much) for HOF legal advice.
3. Guadalajara is a fine vacation spot, and a great source for a certain variety of hemp.
4. I think D&W got paid.
5. Yes it does, yes again, uh-huh, yew betcha, I hope not either, my sympathies.
6. "in the corner, by your keys, was a book of numbers and your remedies".
7. i. Check links from web page.
8. i. your friend was right.
13. No, yes.
14. Your dad can't sing. (just kidding)
15. Keep yer dick in yer pants, it'll be out when it's out.
16. Get a cd player.
17. You've got to be kidding. try the atlanta rhythm section.
18. Turn that jungle music down, just until were out of town.
19. Everything old that will be out is already out.
20. Your post was way too long and way too stupid for me to read all the way through. Could you re-phrase the question?
21. I really couldn't say. As much as they wanted, I'll bet.
22. I want my maypo. I want my mtv. I want my tasty licks.
23. Someday maybe, don't drink so much beer and you won't have to leak.
24. A crime committed by some guy named art.
25. Thanks, siegfredx! (nobody likes a knowitall:)
26. See #3 above!
27. Yeah, right.
28. I go to the local bestbuys
30. See #4.
31. Can't help you.
32. Thanks, I love coffee, but hate Berkley. Is your brother named PJ?
33. I think they're trying to dump some antique digital recording equipment for somewhere in 6 figures if you're still interested,
and they never wore anything near as pretty as elton did.
34. There is some confusion as to who really wrote the fez groove, see above for black cow.
35. What's in Oklahoma?
36. His name is Walt, and just 'cause you asked, sure.
37. No chance.
38. Yadda, yadda, yadda
39. If it helps, I thought your real name was Dan too, Al.
30. Oh, sorry Walter, I didn't mean to step on your toes... I was sure you didn't read this stuff anymore... I was only having a
little fun... Please forgive me.
Patiently awaiting you latest effort,
Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 20:59:02 -0500
From: Sylvia Rogers <tessy-Spam@Stinks-stlnet.com>
Subject: Dan Cam
Greetings from St. Louis, where you guys were so well bootlegged at
Riverport in '94. (I saw an Italian import of that show for $50.)
Im in a band that went out of business for a couple years, and now
were in the midst off our 'Back in the Biz Tour '98' and the Gateway
City is happy again. Were the only band in town doing your shit and
doing it well. We play the moo chords, in accordance to Mr. Dias
instructions. We nail the harmonies, we quote the solos.
My question is, how come we dont get laid? A couple other local bands
are doing the Dead thing, and the girls swoon. Whats the Dan thing
were not grasping?
Curious in the midwest.
Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 09:32:20 -0700
From: Christine Sherry <christines-Spam@Stinks-aztecinc.com>
Subject: (no subject)
Okay, I know that you guys are very busy but come on already...you need
to start updating the website!
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:38:49 -0500
From: Paul <pauls-Spam@Stinks-rosswhitaker.com>
Subject: A message from Paul...
I just wanted to drop this quick line to say that you guys kick butt.
And, on that note, I'll end this note.
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 19:39:30 -0400
From: alain labelle <alain.labelle-Spam@Stinks-microplus.ca>
Subject: HELLO! HELLO!
IS THERE SOMEONE THERE????
Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 11:26:07 -0600
From: "James Frazier" <jxfrazi-Spam@Stinks-uswest.com>
Subject: snatch the pebble, grasshopper
hope you spent that tariq money on arnica & massage- we're all getting
older...been meaning to tell you that those rapacious swamp sows at mtv
are spelling don's name "fagan" which is a nice literay nod but oh-so
grating. granted they're not a bastion of journalistic excellence but
serena altschul is a hottie.
lower the ramming spike!
ps do you ever get sick of obsessive fans?
From: "Hans van de Warenburg" <Hans.van.de.Warenburg-Spam@Stinks-bvenet.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 15:52:20 +0100
Subject: publishing mail
allright, you're very busy. I know... But is it too much to ask to
publish the latest mail?
In that case I'm even willing to answer some questions. So you have
time to do the really important things - like recording.
Take your time (you know that song: "It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper told the band...") & make the very best of it.
Or in Dutch:
- lekker duurt het langst!
- wat in het vat zit verzuurt niet!
- goede wijn behoeft geen krans
- geduld is een schone zaak
- eind goed al goed
Wish you all the best,
Hans van de Warenburg
From: D FiElDo <DFiElDo-Spam@Stinks-aol.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 19:19:43 EDT
Subject: What exactly is THE FEZ?
Hey guys, I'm doing an analysis project in my high school music
theory class on, The Fez....This project involves not just theory, but also an
overview of what the song means, what certain chords would imply; moods,
feelings, etc. I was wondering if you could tell me what the fez is (with
respect to you), what the fez means, basically I'm a little lost in terms of
understanding the meaning of this song, although I love it anyway. Your help
is greatly appreciated.
From: Pinzone-Spam@Stinks-webtv.net (lou varricchio)
Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 20:59:32 -0400
Subject: Is there still gas in the caaaaar?
I am a young dago freak who really paints the face, and my girlfriend is
a real pretty babylon sister. We are hooked on your royal scam. So what
we would like to know is when you are going to sieze the day and come
P.S. If you play our wedding, we will get married.
From: "Tim" <rocka_records-Spam@Stinks-email.msn.com>
Subject: Internet services
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 15:12:12 -0700
To whom it may concern:
We could take your web site to the next level. I've listened to your music
for years... love it. However, your pages need some graphic interface, maybe
and/or web hosting), and specialize in sites for musicians, groups, record
labels, studios, etc. If interested, you can reach me at 1-800-96-ROCKA
(1-800-967-6252) or tim-Spam@Stinks-rocka.com.
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 21:05:36 -0400
From: alain labelle <alain.labelle-Spam@Stinks-microplus.ca>
Hello! hello! are you still reading your mail???
From: "Timothy P. O'Shea" <tpo55555-Spam@Stinks-erols.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 16:38:05 -0400
hey! id just like to say i LOVE steely dan!!! im 14 but its just sooooo
good!!! i guess i heard it from my brother constanly listening to it and
just started loving it!
just thought id let u know!
From: JHoward386 <JHoward386-Spam@Stinks-aol.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 23:45:17 EDT
Subject: Good ol dayz
So I'm cruisin along in my 69 Poniac Conv.Its a beautiful
afternoon & I'm in a very good head so Kid Charlamange comes on the radio
and when the line Is there gas in the car is played my frickin car runs out it
sputtered & died right there man I just lit my roach and enjoyed the rest of
the song.I want to thank you all for many years of Great music.I hope more
new music will come soon or another NY rock & soul type show/CD will be.
We live in South Florida hope to see a show here.
Have Fun Always,
Jim Howard & Family
From: RAL444 <RAL444-Spam@Stinks-aol.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 20:15:10 EDT
Everybody wants you...
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 12:28:03 +0200
From: Martijn Drost <drost011-Spam@Stinks-wxs.nl>
I've been checking the Dan Site regularly and nobody seems to be working
there to update the bloody thing. Knock, knock... who's there?
Ralph Jas, the Netherlands
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 07:50:23 EDT
Subject: Un real
Either update your less then humorous "Dodo" header, or take you bloody page
off the internet. This is a joke, its been 4 months since last update, why
bother having a page at all? Your both almost grandfathers, please dont make
me wait till Im one!!!! Im only 28!!!
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 1998 10:27:43 -0500
From: Tammy Porter <tkporte-Spam@Stinks-iastate.edu>
Subject: Sponsors Needed
Our daughter, Aja Skye Porter, currently won her age division (3-4 year
olds) for the state of Iowa at the New Star Discovery Beauty Pageant.
She is now eligible compete at the National Competition in Lisle,
Illinois on August 7,8 & 9th. In order to get her there, we are asking
for your help.
We are trying to find as many sponsors as possible. Sponsors can be
individual people, groups, businesses, etc. and they can donate any
amount of money. All sponsors will have their name or business in the
national program book, and afterwards will receive a photo and thank you
letter stating how she did.
If you would like to be a sponsor please notify us before July 6th. We
can be reached either by phone at (515)432-5800 or by e-mail at
tkporte-Spam@Stinks-iastate.edu if you have any questions or need more information.
Scott & Tammy Porter
P.S. Yes, your song Aja is what we named her after and I think we played
it day and night for the first couple of weeks after she was born.
From: "Scott Wise" <swise-Spam@Stinks-kmps.com>
Big office question...was dan folgelberg a member of the band. I say not,
my co-workers say yes. who is right?
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 12:57:24 +0200
From: Ekkehard Kaapke <werbung-Spam@Stinks-xxl-newmedia.de>
Subject: Thank you
I'd like to make it short!
"Thank you for for this incredible good music and
for the good feelings and moods it gives to me."
Billy Kaapke from Cologne/Germany
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 13:41:13 -0500
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL IS BULLSHIT! MAMA'S AND THE PAPA'S GIVE ME A BREAK, MICHELLE PHILLIPS WAS JOHN'S PIECE OF AND THAT'S IT, AS EVIDENCED BY HER STELLAR PERFORMANCE ON FREAKIN KNOTS LANDING... SORRY I'M UPSET. THE REAL FANS, THE ONES WHO SHOW UP TO SOLDOUT SHOWS 15 YEARS AFTER THE LAST RELEASE, KNOW IT. THAT IN ITSELF IS A TESTIMONY.
ALSO, THIS ZIT FACE KID IN THE "BEST BUY" MUSIC DEPARTMENT IN THE WOODLANDS, TX DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHO (SEALEY DAN, SIC) STEELY DAN IS, IT SHOWS YOU YOUR DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT? SHOULD I KILL HIM OR JUST TORCH THE STORE?
HOMICIDALLY UPSET IN HOUSTON