Under 30

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Further evidence of the awesomeness of Steely Dan

Regular readers know that Under 30 blog LOVES Steely Dan, the yacht rock standard-bearers and genuine subversives wrapped in your dad's finest sweaters. Apparently, the new Owen Wilson movie "You, Me and Dupree" (I think that's the name) takes its premise from a Dan song on one of the non-70s albums I don't own. The song is called "Cousin Dupree" and I can only assume it's about a jackass whose best friend is Matt Dillion.

Anyway, Fagen and Becker took offense to not getting credit and wrote a letter to Luke Wilson on their Web site. And the letter is every bit as smart ass as their lyrics.

A sample:

Um, actually, there will be no sample. I can't copy the thing. So just check out the link. It's pretty funny.

P.S. How awesome would it be if somebody made a movie based on "Hey Nineteen"? Very.


Anonymous Nick P. said...

"Cousin Dupree" is actually about a guy who wants to screw his cousin. Of course, as is typical of Steely Dan, the lyrics are couched in a light-jazzy melody. It's definitely worth a download if you don't have the album. I think the only thing the only Wilson movie may have stolen is the name Dupree, unless Owen Wilson the cousin of someone he's trying to sleep with in the movie.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Nick P. said...

Owen Wilson, not "only Wilson." Sorry.

1:20 PM  
Blogger klhp said...

Has anyone seen "Y,M, & D?" I've heard it's horrible, but I love the Wilson brothers.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous lori said...

saw it. it blows. no focus. more of kate hudson being cute and behaving repulsively.

9:46 AM  
Blogger klhp said...

blech. i'll cross it off the list. thanks, lori.

1:15 PM  
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2:46 AM  

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