Donald Fagen, Eminent Hipster

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Donald Fagen

Musician and songwriter Donald Fagen discusses his musical career in Steely Dan and as a solo artist and recounts the cultural figures that shaped him. In his memoir, Eminent Hipsters, he writes of escaping Cold War-era suburban life by reading science fiction and going  into New York City to hear jazz. He recounts his college days, his time in Steely Dan, and offers a cranky account of the ups and downs of a recent cross-country tour he made with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.