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May 14th, 2012

The Steely Dan Theory

I have a theory about Steely Dan. And it’s this.

Something happens to white males in their 30s that causes them to like Steely Dan.

Some bit gets flipped. Something happens. A coworker suggested it was simply due to mellowing (which led into another topic of discussion about “dad rock”) and a later appreciation for music with good lyrics and solid musical craftsmanship.

Also a part of this theory:

  • Women do not appear to be affected. In fact, women may actually hate Steely Dan.
  • This is likely limited to white males.
  • I strongly suspect that in a generation or two this will no longer be a valid theory. The connection of Steely Dan to any semblance of the past will be gone. Wilco may take their place.

I’d like to hear this theory disproven. Especially if there are any female Steely Dan fans out there.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

COD May 14, 2012, 7:51 pm

Never happened to me.

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