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In simpler times, the original version of this song caused a harpie to be scowled at. Now these hungry, filthy creatures who snatched food, objects and even people screech on TV for more privatize the profits & socialize the cost shenanigans... Dirty work indeed ;) From: Donald Fagen and Walter Becker To: Laura Ingraham, Host, MSNBC Television Date: February 12, 1999 Dear Ms. Ingraham: It has come to our attention that you have used the Steely Dan recording of our song "Dirty Work" as cutaway music at the end of your show last Monday. We understand that "Watch It !" is a political talk show. We have been sternly advised by a valued visitor to our official website that we should steer clear of politics, so as not to embarrass ourselves and our fans. While we recognize that you are clearly not bound by any such injunction, we nevertheless owe it to our admirers to stay out of trouble when we can. So we must regrettably insist that our recordings not be used on future broadcasts of your show. It seems likely that, as the impeachment saga draws to a close, your show will be cancelled or else will morph into one sort of non-political daytime talk show or another (although certainly not a fashion show). If, for some unfathomable reason, "Watch It!" continues in its present form, may we suggest some other more suitable music for use during breaks: "Horst Wessel" - Traditional Teutonic anthem "Ride of the Valkyrie" - Richard Wagner "Theo, Wir Fahr'n Nach Lodz" - 70's German chartmaker "The Lady is a Cryptofascist" - by The Welders of Zion Anything by Lou Reed, Helmet, or The Velvet Underground After learning that you were using our music without permission, we looked in briefly on your show this morning. Being the political naifs that we are, we could hardly be expected to follow the learned colloquy between you and your guests. Are they all Ivy Leaguers? Anyway, we did notice that you looked so sad and maybe a little blotchy too. You're not allergic to plaid, are you? We are very sorry to be cracking down like this at what is clearly a difficult and trying time for you and your pals. Please don't take it personally. It's just business. Okay? Yours, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker Founders, Steely Dan
  • 12 Oct 2011
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:: STAND :: A 60's SPIRIT RECAP & ONWARD (featuring in order of appearance) Martin Luther King in prison, da motha fuckin' pigs, Guy Fawks, MLK, Mohamed Ali, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Bob Marley, Gandhi, Iraqi shoe thrower, W Bush & Nouri al-Maliki, Che Guevara, Malcom X, police mofo & black dude going down swigging, self-immolating Vietnamese monk, Tiananmen Square dude vs. tank, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock crowd, Joe Strummer, Zack de La Rocha/RATM, Mandela, Public Ennemy, slained Iraqis from wikileaks, miscellaneous punks, James Brown, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Sly Stone, Gil Scott-Heron, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Notorious B.I.G & Tupac, Jeff Beck, Nina Simone, Bono, hippie girl & draft dodger, mountain climber, 1968 Olympics Black Power salute (Tommie Smith & John Carlos), Stonewall riot dudes, Howard Zinn, Gore Vidal, Morpheus, Neo & agent Smith, Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, Noam Chomsky, rebellious students, Iranian crowd, repressive fascist pigs, peaceful manifestants, The Wall's teacher & obedient cogs, street dancing crowd, Will I Am, Arab spring manifestation & dude pointing at anarchist logo sprayed on police car... Executive Resume Stripped From the 60's Innocence We have become a monster in the eyes of the whole world -- a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us... No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you. -- Hunter S. Thompson Conclusion " People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." - James Baldwin THE REVOLUTION WILL BE HUMANIST THE REVOLUTION WILL BE FEMINIST THE REVOLUTION WILL BE ECOLOGIST THE REVOLUTION WILL BE PACIFIST THE REVOLUTION WILL BE OR HUMANITY WILL PERISH
  • 20 Jul 2011
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In simpler times, the original version of this song caused a harpie to be scowled at. Now these hungry, filthy creatures who snatched food, objects and even people screech on TV for more privatize the profits & socialize the cost shenanigans... Dirty work indeed ;) From: Donald Fagen and Walter Becker To: Laura Ingraham, Host, MSNBC Television Date: February 12, 1999 Dear Ms. Ingraham: It has come to our attention that you have used the Steely Dan recording of our song "Dirty Work" as cutaway music at the end of your show last Monday. We understand that "Watch It !" is a political talk show. We have been sternly advised by a valued visitor to our official website that we should steer clear of politics, so as not to embarrass ourselves and our fans. While we recognize that you are clearly not bound by any such injunction, we nevertheless owe it to our admirers to stay out of trouble when we can. So we must regrettably insist that our recordings not be used on future broadcasts of your show. It seems likely that, as the impeachment saga draws to a close, your show will be cancelled or else will morph into one sort of non-political daytime talk show or another (although certainly not a fashion show). If, for some unfathomable reason, "Watch It!" continues in its present form, may we suggest some other more suitable music for use during breaks: "Horst Wessel" - Traditional Teutonic anthem "Ride of the Valkyrie" - Richard Wagner "Theo, Wir Fahr'n Nach Lodz" - 70's German chartmaker "The Lady is a Cryptofascist" - by The Welders of Zion Anything by Lou Reed, Helmet, or The Velvet Underground After learning that you were using our music without permission, we looked in briefly on your show this morning. Being the political naifs that we are, we could hardly be expected to follow the learned colloquy between you and your guests. Are they all Ivy Leaguers? Anyway, we did notice that you looked so sad and maybe a little blotchy too. You're not allergic to plaid, are you? We are very sorry to be cracking down like this at what is clearly a difficult and trying time for you and your pals. Please don't take it personally. It's just business. Okay? Yours, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker Founders, Steely Dan
  • 20 Jul 2011
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