Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lost Gem: "Things I Miss The Most'" - Steely Dan (2003)

"The talk.The sex.Somebody to trust."
--> Steely Dan <--

Formed in 1972, Steely Dan has produced 9 studio albums. All of them good ones. A few of them great ones. None of them bad ones.

Don Fagen and Walter Becker have always set the bar high in their quality arrangements and outstanding production...and it is only by their own high standards one album can be graded over another.

Steely Dan is sly kool. Like James Bond. Like the way a drink "on the rocks" holds court over a beer. Steely Dan is meant to be sipped. Never guzzled. Steely has that indefinable attitude that welcomes everyone inside...but only if you're wearing the right shoes.
Dan Fagen and Walter Becker
"Everything Must Go" (2003)...might have been Steely Dan's last studio album...but it oozes with amazing confidence as if someone opened the windows and raised the blinds.

Melding funky RnB and Rock around some swankin' late-night, wet street jazz..."Everything..." is a freshly opened box of Rice Krispies. Everything pops! Everything snaps! Grab your headphones; you'll definitely enjoy them.

Lost Gem:--> "Things I Miss The Most" a lyrical bulls-eye about the sour void that settles in after a breakup. It's funny, sweet, and rings honest. Steely Dan tops it off by delivering this lost gem with a radio-familiar vintage mid-70's panache.

Have you heard this gem?

I don't mind the quiet
Or the lonely nights
I don't miss the funky attitudes
And I don't miss the fights
I lie on the couch 'til suppertime
And hunker down and read the Post
And that's when I remember the things I miss the most:

The talk.
The sex.
Somebody to trust.
The Audi TT.
The house on the Vineyard.
The house on the Gulf Coast.
These are the things I miss the most.

I kinda like frying up
My sad cuisine.
Getting in bed and curling up with a girlie magazine.
Sometimes in the corner of my eye
I see that adorable ghost.
And then ba-boom I remember the things I miss the most.

The talk.
The sex.
Somebody to trust.
The comfy Eames chair.
The good copper pans.
The '54 Strat.
These are the things I miss the most.

I had a little birdy friend
By morning she was gone.
Birdie good-bye.
Birdie bye bye.

I'm learning how to meditate
So far so good.
I'm building the Andrea Doria out of balsa wood.
The days really don't last forever
But it's getting pretty damn close.
And that's when I remember the things I miss the most.

Steely Dan Official Site

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Casey Chambers
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1 comment:

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I've heard this song while listening to my free internet radio and it really touched my soul. I always listen to it when feel blue, lost or feel like I'm losing my identity. Little simple things we miss when alone. When things were good you just didn't care huh...