I am a musician and lover of a very wide range of music – some of it even has METAPHORS in it and is COMPLEX I thunk. I can’t figure it out, either. Don’t get me wrong: the music of Steely Dan definitely has a place in popular music, but it’s not a place I’d ever like to be.”. Some of my friends don’t like it and i understand, its complex with lots of metaphors and that’s difficult for people. More precisely, I don’t love them, and that’s what I think I’m getting at here. Craftsmanship. Steely Dan, Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead I will never get as long as I live. In the same column: Steely Dan and Todd Rundgren. You might just not have the associated warm fuzzies (and that could change) that make you squeal with joy when they step on stage. I appreciate and love music just as much as you, but I fail to see how someone who seems to have such a rich musical background can’t love those songs (or the majority of Steely Dan’s other work). It makes me suspect that I am the one missing the boat. They were the Hunter S. Thompson of American pop music. Could be Steely Dan is just a little too complicated for you. When you’re born to play the fool Sharp. September 5, 2017 @ Netflix has documentaries with critical commentary and vintage performance footage. What do u respect about them? “I feel like I am different from others and not in a good way.” This was the most common statement when a group of researchers tested some subjects for their familiar … Possibly. Fagen or Becker themselves? With Steely Dan, I similarly found myself enjoying them more as I got older. It’s so much fun to find new styles of music! There something about their music that comes across as “sterile” to me now. Yet that was the first time I realized it could be cool to like a Steely Dan song, even as a country fan. 4:38 pm. But somehow, somewhere in there, it became one. (No Static At All)”. 3:30 pm, used to hate these guys when I was young even though id only heard a few of their songs. It doesn’t matter who it is–people you form close relationships and you offer social support to will hate on you. Some did, some didn’t. Slick harmonies. I never understand why someone goes to the length of saying an artist sucks, blows, stinks, and so forth. Why do people hate BTS with such ferocity? The subject matter, the world weary, impenetrable lyrics and the general cynicism, which is referred to by seehoweasy above, make the listening often less than rewarding. Critiquing is really just opining, and as such is just useful for deciding who to listen to when they offer their view. Great guitar. This article explores the psychological reasons and how to overcome it by empowering yourself. Your results may vary. A big one. 2:08 pm, Luckyoldsun You like the music, you like it even more for the lyrics. Gerry Rafferty of Stealers Wheel is another cool 70s act. Your email address will not be published. September 6, 2017 @ Still don’t get them…but that’s me. Steely Dan is a weird band. I fall in love with new (or “new to me”) songs on a regular basis, and I’m always desperately looking for songs to fall in love with, artists to collect, catalogs to complete. Don Fagen is the king of the chorus. The man is a genius songwriter. Something seriously scared me about the remark you made on not needing an emotional connection with music in order to like it. Steely Dan does suck. You must be like me, on satelite radio im constantly switching between Willies Roadhouse, Outlaw Country, and the Bridge. Steely Dan Produced by Gary Katz Album Gaucho Gaucho Lyrics [Verse 1] Just when I say "Boy we can't miss You are golden" Then you do this You say this guy is so cool Snapping his fingers … You will be what you are just the same Hopefully you’ll see my point, but if not, we’re all friends here 🙂 I wasn’t “getting” them, that must be it, so I’d let the “experts” take me by the hand and lead me through the process and explain to me why Steely Dan was as great as everybody has always said they are. Two guys hiring session musicians that are playing pre-determined parts from sheet music with no improvisation or rubbing off of the individual musician’s personality is usually going to sound sterile and bland. (not that i think there is much chance that you will see this; and in that case, give a rat’s molested ass about what som Norwegian kid thinks about all this). There were only 3 phrases, "No, I do not dislike, I love Japan!" I think they were one of the bands with the money and backing to do it, that spend years, recording one album. They sound about the same live. 6:25 pm. Glad to hear that you seem to have found out that such a connection does matter to you, now. She went back to her book and I kept watching. September 6, 2017 @ They could have been huge, but they decided to soldier forth with their music via less trodden paths that purposely hung to the side of popularity so as not to corrupt the sentiments they were trying to covey. but no, even though the musicians were great and even though those SD guys have some great beats and fascinating musical arrangements and melodies and their albums are beautifully produced my own personal hell would be a locked room with the Steely Dan discography stuck on a loop. It's extremely common to hate the sound of your voice in recordings. So there you were being force fed “Reelin’ In The Years” and “Do It Again” over and over again with no recourse, and telling your fellow classic rock buddies how much Steely Dan sucked. Why do I love the mall when I hate consumerism? Kudos to each and everyone of you. Maybe it was Donald Fagan’s high pitched voice, or the sort of quasi disco sound of “Peg” and others. Wondering Why Do People Hate Mondays so much. The other main reason is the same as with alot of other bands, you’re probably judging them on a few of their songs (radio stuff like deacon blues, rikki,do it again and reeling) and have no clue that these are not their best songs and never will until u give them a REAL chance. I can’t quite decide whether I’m just dyslexic about steely Dan or whether they really are just sh1t. And it’s not a matter of hurt feelings or anything like that. But when I look around the crowd of 20 and 30-something yuppies, it always looks like they lose the crowd every time they launch into a SD song. How immature! Because Steely Dan was cool. Bryan Cranston sneaks winking references to them into Malcolm In The Middle and Breaking Bad … Why Do I Waste So Much Time? It sounds awesome and most bands don’t even know it exists or how to make use of it, but whatever. 1:52 pm. Intelligent music with soul. Too much of their stuff sounds like Larry the Lounge Lizard music to me. Ok, so you managed to write a piece about one of my favorites and you even mentioned one of my other favorites (Supertramp). Don’t get me wrong: the music of Steely Dan definitely has a place in popular music, but it’s not a place I’d ever like to be. That cheesy chord you refer to must be the Mu Major. And I do mean light, as in illumination. BuzzFeed As Is Something for everyone interested in hair, makeup, … i dont like Steely Dan either, but my boyfriend loves them… I have tried to listen to them to understand n get into that space my boyfriend is in but it’s not going to happen… I do like the song Peg… but that’s as far as it goes for me…. Your right, the sax is killer on that one! 2:08 pm. Their songs smirk. Listen to something like Razor Boy or Dirty Work. and they always work. Lord knows I dig a shit-ton of music now that I never could have seen myself listening to once upon a time. I, myself am steely dan fan untill death do us apart… but though i can not seem to understand what you miss in their music, i fully respect it (as peoples conscious and sub-conscious decisions are diverse and complex). I have lots of reasons for loving Steely Dan and believing that they don’t suck, but who cares? Sam Cody They lost it for me from Aja onwards when I thought they became slick and soulless. I’m not going to put “I think” before every statement I make the rest of my life. They are the warm washcloths of soft rock. Extremely talented song-writers and musicians. They would bring in separate groups of session players so they could hear different interpretations of the music. This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 at 11:55 am and is filed under Dead Guy, falling in love, growing up, Screenwriting, Steely Dan. If you can’t clearly see the sarcasm behind their letter (or Owen’s reply, for that matter, who clearly got the joke) then you have no business talking about SD in the first place. 6:00 am. 4:11 pm. Thank for the article, Trig!!! Lone Wolf 6:09 pm. With Steely Dan, from what I understand, their work was never predicated on “getting that thing in there”, as you say, that would “make people fall in love” with their creative output. One of the best shows I’ve seen. The former Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan singer/keyboardist discusses the Last Waltz 40 Tour and offers a heated view of the state of the union. Actual music. I can relate. My sneaking suspicion is that most people never expand their horizons enough to find the things that they would appreciate the most, but that’s just a guess and I’m not about to start telling people they need to listen to what I like instead of that shit they like just on the chance that it’s actually possible for someone to have “better” taste than someone else and that I am the only one who really knows the true quality of anything. blue demon These bands are so talented as both musicians and lyricists. It’s part of it, yes, but not the whole thing. Some folks will never be comfortable with this as a legitimate art form. Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. That could explain a lot.But seriously, Thin Lizzy with their “expert use” of the wah-wah pedal over Steely Dan. what do you play the windbag? That being said, I loathe them for their snarky, unabashed hatred of middle America, and the South specifically. September 5, 2017 @ They want you to squirm at their cheesy-meets-seedy lyrics. 4:23 pm. 3. Bill Kingpete You, Jay, commented about Steely Dan accusing Owen Wilson of plagarizing their work for a film. I’d rather listen to 3,967 hours of terrorized pig squealing. Finally, music is not intended to be analyzed like a psychiatric patient, it is intended to be LISTENED to and if you do not get that emotional reward from it, toss it aside, don’t criticize it. 1:41 pm, Maybe not one of my favorite bands, but the Dan had some songs I like — including the ones mentioned in the article, plus “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki, Don’t Lose That Number,” “My Old School,” “Hey, Nineteen,” and “Cousin Dupree” (from the Grammy-winning ‘Two Against Nature’). I think these are 2 of the main reasons they don’t get the respect they deserve. I will never understand the backlash. I’ve had so many people tell me to check out Steely Dan that I almost feel like there’s something wrong with me for thinking they are a gross mixture of the worst parts of three genres that I like, jazz, R&B and funk. However, the websites is so bad because it was edited. My response to Random Question #3 notwithstanding, it appears that I may have changed. Smoother than butter on a baby’s arse. Great driving music. For me, especially at 48, the song “Hey Nineteen” has become an insightful favorite. ya takes ya chances. And waiting. But somehow, somewhere in there, it became one. 11:34 am. I have never found anything to emotionally connect to with in Steely Dan. What I almost like the most about steely dan is the combined personality of Becker and Fagen. Like it does for every band, classic rock radio condensed what was otherwise a quite involved and diverse musical legacy down to a few select tracks that it summarily shoved down your throat for decades and decades until you loved to hate it, but for some sadistic reason couldn’t stop listening, possibly because it still was better than Top 40, or the country format after the Class of ’89, and Pandora and Spotify were still decades away. Why drench it in reverb and echo? And there’s nothing wrong with that. Until he caught you with your fingers in the till They suck!” I gave up on trying to defend my position, even though it can still bother me (usually less and less). And you should feel no shame in saying it. Because it’s jazz. As a consequence I find myself taking deep dives into classic artists of many genres in a search for something fresh, strangely enough. With you 100% about loving many styles. Pretentious douchebags. But you still held your appreciation for Steely Dan close to the vest. I wish I could hang them on my wall like a painting, somehow. As I’ve aged I have really realized how cool it is to like many different styles of music. Steely Dan is music for self-congratulating, self-proclaimed “progressive-types” who believe that being an intellectual is sonomous with being a Steely Dan fanboy. It reaffirms my belief – despite our frequent and inevitable transgressions- in the goodness of our society. That freaked me out, man. Your email address will not be published. Ugh!!! Huh? Just give fair warning any time you come around, If you ask a professional musician what they think about Steely Dan, in my experience, they all say, “the best, but they didn’t make good songs.”. Wow. I think they’re a group that some people who know me as a rootsy/rock music enthusiast would be surprised to find how much I love them, but I think that’s because of how they’ve classified/written off as soulless jazz pop by so many. Does that make it mainstream now? The original series is one of the most universally praised TV shows of all time, … My my, what have we here? If you looked at my music collection, you’d expect to see them. Murder the man A lot of people hate that list, but I'll tell you what, there are some really good albums on that list … The comments that refer to the band as “The Dan” wrap up the problem with “The Dan” with a nice little bow on top – their work is a great steaming pile of pretensions. We have a very popular cover band in town that specializes in “yacht rock” – mostly 70s and 80s pop rock like Hall & Oats, Kenny Loggins, Billy Joel, etc. I'm legitimately curious. BTW, I just read your “please read my diary” section. Finally, why does the guy in the previous post even mention he’s trained in classical music, most people would fall asleep at a concert if they had to listen to that, but steely dan sucks? September 5, 2017 @ So I find that by December 26th, I am … Maybe it even angered you when they played the shorter radio edit version of “Do It Again” that eliminated the keyboard solo. They haven’t been anywhere close to mainstream in decades. Between the lines in some of the comments i suspect plain snobbery or hipsterism is the basis of their supposed taste. High brow, well crafted blah blah blah. They were the cynics, sure, but they also paid real tribute to the Queen of Soul. And to LOVE them. Keep loving music 😛. Usualy people just don’t get it, they either don’t listen closely and stapels them as lame and cheesy, or they just don’t get the great lyrical and musical happenings in each and every song (or should i say masterpiece?). The story and the theme are important too, but again, not the whole answer. I’m glad I love them now. Steve Earle & The Dukes Cover “Champagne Corolla”, Cody Jinks | “Must Be The Whiskey” | Red Rocks Live, Listen to Interview with Trigger on the Real Country Revival, New Eric Church Song “Doing Life With Me”, Lowdown Drifters w/ Dalton Domino “Give Up on the Dream”, Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Release “Plastic Bouquet”, New Craig Gerdes Song “You’re Not in the Picture Anymore”, La Honda Records Music Break w/ Colter Wall, Vincent Neil Emerson, “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard” Released, Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019) Released, Marcus King: “Wildflowers & Wine” on Fallon, James Steinle Releases New Album “Cold German Mornings”, Why People Hate to Love Steely Dan, But Shouldn’t, Saving Country Music’s 2020 Song of the Year, Parker McCollum Has a #1. Check out Don’t Take Me Alive, Bad Sneakers, Gaucho etc. I mean ‘clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right’ is such a classic line. The key word is “enjoyed.” People perceive their own voice to be the combination of those two sources … Did you pay the other man with the piece in your hand They were superficially goofy and very eclectic, but I quite enjoy their music myself. Looking up from the new Harry Potter book, Michelle didn’t know how to respond to this. Poor things, someday you will hate yourself, i predict. Doug Earbuds or computer speakers won’t cut it. When I listen to Steely Dan now I don’t hear a band, but a gathering of highly talented, but pretentious studio musicians trying to outdo each other. Did you pay the other man with the piece in your hand Also, they have a million session musicians, I mean it’s overkill. I have pretty bad anxiety so I thought I would post this question here. I just came across your blog while looking up some SD lyrics. There is an emotional attachment there. There is plenty for me to respect and admire in Steely Dan, plenty for me to like, but, try as I have all these years, I never find anything there to love. But it shouldn’t be uncool to like their music. But how do you get that thing in there, how do you make that thing that people will fall in love with and put it in your work? Because of thier unique flavor and vibe to someone will be like petting a cat backwards to another. But — this is crucial — for the first time, I didn’t hate it. They were like The Band. I now have a copy of every group and solo album/cd they ever put out lol, the pistolero Led Zeppelin had 4 guys that covered everything (including production) and experimental recording techniques to enhance the listener experience (Wish You Were Here Record another amazing example) If I’m going to get stoned, I’m throwing on Wish You Were Here not Aja 🙂 Seriously, Steely Dan is not in the same class as Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, I would go so far as to not classify them as ‘rock’ and definitely not cutting edge experimental ‘jazzy’ art music like Frank Zappa who pushed the envelope 100 times more than Steely Dan in that era. Also, you implied that they just hand out sheet music to session guys and call it good. Enough said. I find it very annoying, and his odd vocal mannerisms make me want to throw stuff against the wall. Hi, i also ended up here by googling for opinions about that SD band. ??? Steely Dan and their lame-ass fans can put on your sky blue Tom’s, hand me down captain’s caps, and sail into the yacht rock sunset, because you guys fucking suck. It’s a completely different medium, and hardly the same character. Steely Dan didn’t fit that. My feeling towards these people is that they’ve probably never had a true emotion, love or hate, in their entire lives. Doing vocals for Steely Dan is how Michael McDonald began his career, so yeah, that’s McDonald on vocals. Steely Dan is part of what i like to call the “thinking mans rock.” Along with others like the Blue Oyster Cult Dire Straits (who i really dig) or Supertramp, very insightful lyrics with intricate instrumentation. 😉. For me personally I’ve found it more and more difficult to get into any new music as I’ve gotten older. Until it wasn’t. Just learn how to use certain music in certain situations. I bet none of them has ever listened to anything that wasn’t played on the radio (and we all know how awesome it is to base a band’s music on what the radio stations select to play over and over again). “Steely Dan? But why do so many Avatar fans hate The Legend of Korra? redoing tracks, and changing arrangements etc. Perhaps I should go back and give them another listen. I’ve seen him a few times in concert. But whence comes this universal willingness to bow to the artistic integrity of their wheezy, toothless faux jazz/rock parody? I’m in LOVE with Steely Dan & Donald Fagen’s strangely sexy voice. Are you kidding me…average people don’t have Wayne Shorter playing on their albums,average people don’t use chord progressions associated with jazz. I don’t care about this, and I’m a trained classical musician. Frankly, I don’t see any evidence of impeccable musicianship or sophisticated songs – just overuse of one cheesy chord, and lots of slick production. It’s cool, atypical and often at odds with their flawlessly smooth music, making things doubly subversive. Just listening to that saxophone ending the verses of “Peg” evokes a certain feeling that isn’t pleasant. A damn fine band. Rest in peace, Walter. In your opinion (and in mine, though that’s not really important) they suck. 4:55 pm. But looking back as a youngster, I recall the feelings of, “Man, I don’t know, this feels dull, but maybe I don’t know because I’m not a professional musician.” Now I’m more aware of the corporate crap and self-promotion. Steely Dan was like the alternative rock band of that time ? Ahhh….yet another cool thing that Clint did on accident that Garth could never do on purpose. For the longest time, I was left cold by their mu majors, jarring jazz progressions and the production of their albums (particularly their later efforts). Here’s what the study concluded: Here’s what the study concluded: A community of religiously committed Evangelicals holds … 8:55 pm. I play music for a living and I have no interest to do anything else, neither professionally nor recreationally. I give them every opportunity. William Gibson called them "the most genuinely subversive" band in late-20th Century pop. Steely Dan haters? September 5, 2017 @ They wrote great lyrics, great music, and they hired the best. Depeche Mode: Delta Machine (2013) On the surface, the dan deal in jazz tinged pop mega hits. The relative indifference I felt for them turned to disrespect when they accused Owen Wilson of ripping off a character from their song “Cousin Dupree” for use in the movie “You, Me, & Dupree” (ref: http://www.steelydan.com/heyluke.html). There is one, and only one, reason to appreciate Steely Dan. It seems to be the common steely dan experience. I’m not defending anyone in particular. If you’re the kind of person who believes naively in the ‘American dream’ or similar, then this music is threatening in a subtle and insideous way. I haven’t checked out Steely Dan, but I’ve seen indications that I *might* like them. 6:55 am. If I tend to agree with Critic A, then there’s a better chance I will agree with his assessment and can possibly avoid wasting my money on whatever he so bravely risked his sanity experiencing for me. And when I think of the stuff I am most proud of and ask myself WHY it is I am proud of it, and I can’t really explain, I think that is what it comes to: I am in love with it, and more importantly other people have fallen in love with it too. I don’t know how to musically explain it; I just like Steely Dan. Your musical elitism will go up in spades. Subversive, eh? They may not be the best band in the history of music, but there are alot worse bands out there, present and past. Great horns. There is so much great new music there to explore for the first time. They belong in the same column as Todd Rundgren that way. Of course, before long, I was hooked, and had picked through their entire catalogue with a fine tooth (or is that ear) comb, my foot tapping the whole time. But I thought they did some really cool stuff. "I hate Korea.". I grew up with classic rock radio and I know my way around a SD tune. September 5, 2017 @ And die behind the wheel. Also I entirely agree with Robb that it is often hard to make an emotional connection to the music. September 5, 2017 @ I was a big fan; have everything (up to Gaucho) on vinyl. September 5, 2017 @ I always thought ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ would make a great country song. By SGT - December 20, 2020 0 13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin Email by Selwyn Duke, The New American: Putting “Why do people hate … It’s a little amusing that you praise Tate and Perry, and at the same time seem to claim to be an acceptable judge of musicianship and songcraft. The internet is amazing. And the reason why most people choose not to do this is because whatever it is they're doing isn't enjoyable to them. It seems bizarre that of all the bands in the world, Steely Dan would be the one to piss someone off. Her two favorite bands? I like progressive and I like complicated. Look, Steely Dan is not for everyone. September 6, 2017 @ Grew up with them, though admit they were not a particular favorite until many years later. Why Do They Hate Trump Like No One Else? || And they could turn up the wick and wail. Killed kittens? The people who respond to the question, “What kind of music do you like?” with “I like everything” make my skin crawl. The only worse answer is, “I like everything…except Country”. I’ll play just what I feel But emotional attachment… to what? The Black Keys: El Camino (2011), GoodBoys Nation - Archives Weekending | GoodBoys Nation. It’s because of Steely Dan that two or three generations of hipsters, psychedelics etc. I love finding new music scenes or sub genres and exploring them. ( Log Out /  RIP, Walter Becker….. Mark Big, uplifting, sing-along/dance-along refrains that transport you to the west coast circa 1970. It was just uncool to like them. But not really. Good night. That’s how I feel about Steely Dan. September 6, 2017 @ The “situation” is that I love music and really get into cult bands that fall outside of the norm. A Steely Dan song is anything but repetious they certainly are like no other band and thier songs are not like another of thier songs. After this, it’s time for Pink Floyd and Rush! And underneath it all? Yeah, there are some jazz chord progressions. I love, love, love Steely Dan and I just treasure their albums. I put Hey Nineteen on at a twenty first birthday party recently (im 20), and everyone danced along, not really noticing the shift from modern r’n’b to a steely dan single from 1980. So, I guess you’re saying why do they suck if they are average? “..music you hear in frat houses when the brothers are trying to put on a sophisticated air.” That sums it up brilliantly. I was like two years old when they released their first album so I obviously wasn’t a fan of theirs when they were in their prime but I found them later on. You were the founders of the clinic on the hill classically trained? Let’s face it, it’s sort of a weird band that’s too jazzy to be progressive rock, and too rock to be considered jazz, that was slotted into the slosh pit of the classic rock space by Clear Channel some 35 years ago, and asked to fend for itself among legacy AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd cuts. 7:23 am. So I can absolutely love Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac and Waylon Jennings and Keith Whitley and Sidney Bechet. Woe to the one who does you wrong Here’s the deal. As for myself, i know too little of SD, will give it a listen, but from what i’ve read about their supposed intellectualism, cynicism, black irony and ‘perfect musicianship over rockshow’ and ‘great lyrics’, that’s something that puts me off at least a little. With a gun I bought both “Inside Genesis” DVDs- 1970-5 and 1975-80. Thanks Trigger. FYI, their best songs aren’t the ones you hear on the radio. At best they sound like “Yacht Rock” from the late 70’s/early 80’s. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I asked myself why do they get such a bad rap? It certainly works for me. || September 5, 2017 @ Jethro Tull (particularly the progressive mid 70’s period) is one of my favorites. You nailed it Darryl. It can be as simple or complex as we want it. I like them because they have a way of looking at people and situations that I can identify with. September 29, 2019 @ Let's face it, it's sort of a weird band that's too jazzy to be progressive rock, and too rock to be considered jazz, that was slotted into the slosh pit of the … With Al Murray, Antoine de Caunes, Elis James, Fred MacAulay. ( Log Out /  If you don’t connect with them, that’s cool. Maybe you knew that despite the narrow playlist on the radio, Steely Dan had even better deep cuts, or hadn’t stopped recording in the 70’s, despite the radio ignoring it. I’m not sure if they leave me cold, or if I find them pretentious (imagine that), or what, but I don’t care for them. Is that Micheal McDonald on vocals? Comedian Al Murray travels to some of England's nearest neighbours to explore some of their gripes with the English, with … Their music is average, and so are their lyrics, which really makes them as unimpressive as any other average band. Can’t say I’ve ever heard the same song twice by them. "I hate China." The session guys made significant creative contributions. Les Archer To lazily simulate ‘feel’ and ‘atmosphere’? And the radio kept playing them, because that’s what classic rock radio does. I mean, they’re good but I don’t like them. My guess is zero, sucka. There is only inconvenience, irony and casual lamentation. The guy painted like your “supposed to” and did all the right things to make the professors and academics of the time go ga ga, but it didn’t stand the test of time because there wasn’t an edge of realness, just polish. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You’ll be missed, Walter. 4:54 pm. Meh. September 5, 2017 @ The only song I liked, somewhat, was “Reelin’ in the Years”, because I thought it was a Thin Lizzy song until I was old enough to know better. Do as the locals do and get yourself a fancy towel or handkerchief. 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