Asian Dan


"The cuervo gold, the fine Columbian, make tonight a wonderful thing"

Steely Dan sucking up to Wes Anderson
“So – let’s get going, shall we? Send the check for US$400,000 (advance on licensing fees) out by Fedex to Mickey by tomorrow and we’ll talk a little later in the day about merch, percentages, backend, soundtrack, ASCAP, etc.”
-Steely Dan
Ha, too bad there were no Darjeeling Limited inspired Steely Dan tracks in the movie.

Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
Steely Dan – Peg

“But if we were great musicians and we had big studios, I think we would make something that sounds like late-’70s, West Coast pop music, like Steely Dan or something. But because we have to work in a simpler way, it ends up sounding like what we do.”
– Gaspard Auge (1/2 of Justice)

Justice – B.E.A.T.
Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights
Hmmmm interpolation?

“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” helped inspire the song “Billie Jean”. “Michael Jackson once said directly to me that he hoped I didn’t mind that he copied that groove (from “I Can’t Go For That”). That’s okay; it’s something we all do. Eddie Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from “Kiss on My List” and used it in “Jump”. I don’t have a problem with that at all.”
-Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates- You’re Too Much Too Soon (Todd Rundgren Produced)
One of the best synth lines ever, you cannot resist to dance.
Van Halen – Dancing In The Streets

Hall & Oates are going on a small North American tour in the winter, I am thinking of seeing them in Boston December 8, partying with drunk middle aged couples, woo, I will probably be one of the few college students there. Hall & Oates Tour Dates

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Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights (Produced by Giorgio Moroder)

Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night

Sparks – Tryouts for The Human Race (Produced by Giorgio Moroder & discovered by Todd Rundgren)

Van Halen – Somebody Get Me A Doctor

Joy Division – Shadowplay

XTC – Making Plans for Nigel

Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone

These are some of my fav cuts from 1979, enjoy.

Max Weinberg rocks.

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Can-ye West

So we all know that Kanye owned 50 Cent (50 Cent Cancels Europe Tour). Graduation is amazing not just because Kanye sampled Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne, Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. and had Jon Brion, Timbaland AND Daft Punk produce a track but because he sampled Can. He isn’t the first rapper to do so, Kurupt sampled Can’s most famous song “Vitamin C” on his track “Stalkin” but Kanye uses the hook so well on “Drunk and Hot Girls”.

Daft Punk & Kanye

Let’s all show some love and respect to Can since “All roads do lead to, Can.” Even Erol Alkan spins some Can related music on his BBC6 mix, Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble & Liebezeit – How Much Are They?

And here is an amazing cover of Can by Radiohead.
Radiohead – The Thief (Can Cover off, Delay 1968)

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