Articles by: Preston Frazier

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Pixeleen” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Green Book”) ||| ONWARD (“Lunch With Gina”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Everything Must Go represents a significant contrast to all the prior Steely Dan albums before it with the possible exception of Countdown To Ecstasy

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

William Shatner with Billy Sherwood – Ponder the Mystery (2013)

What do you get when you lock Sgt. T.J. Hooker in a room with one of the most polarizing recent figures in progressive rock? You get an interesting cosmic trip called Ponder The Mystery.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Book” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Slang of Ages”) ||| ONWARD (“Pixeleen”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The song “Green Book” finds Steely Dan firing on all cylinders while mining new and familiar elements. Lyrically the song addresses a future, virtual world that is somewhat similarities to the environment created on Fagan’s 1993 Kamakiriad album

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Slang Of Ages” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Godwhacker”) ||| ONWARD (“Green Book”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I’m calling Shenanigans on Steely Dan! Shenanigans!

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

I recently spent a few hours perusing the autobiography of former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and came upon a short paragraph on the Power Station’s second album, Living In Fear.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Godwhacker” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Blues Beach”) ||| ONWARD (“Slang Of Ages”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Dare I say, there are no good songs which directly take on the tragedy of 9-11.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Blues Beach” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“Things I Miss The Most”) ||| ONWARD (“Godwhacker”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It would be easy to dismiss the song “Blues Beach” as “Hey Nineteen” lite.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Last Mall”) ||| ONWARD (“Blues Beach”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Metaphors, sarcasm, downright snarkiness are but a few of the characteristics of a Steely Dan song. The song ”Things I Miss The Most” doesn’t have these telltale Steely Dan signs yet still ranks among their best because of what it does contain.

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

Mark Knopfler’s amazing career is enhanced by the American release this month of his two discs, twenty song album, Privateering , but let’s take a look back at a lesser known but perhaps his most amazing release

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

One Track Mind: Chicago, “Somethin’ Comin,’ I Know” (2013)

Earlier this year, Something Else! mentioned the band Chicago’s return to recording. Now, we have what we hope is one of the many fruits of their labors, the single, “Somethin’ Comin’, I Know.”