Donald Fagen, Eminent Hipster

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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.


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Comments [2]

Don from east village

Ask DF (also a Donald here) to talk about "New Frontier" -- his terrific hit from the late '80s.
Love that song & music video. Totally ties in to your conversation about the 1950's, "hipsters", fall-out shelters, etc.
Maybe you can close the interview with the song playing him out...

Oct. 29 2013 12:52 PM

Did Don just cite his high school writing experience as part of his writing CV??

Oct. 29 2013 12:41 PM

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