banded steelies

in which dex & bitty have a fight, bitty & ransom make out, dex comes to realize a few things, & poor nursey is ghosted for a couple hours. also pie.

[Part of the Blue-Eyed Jack ‘Verse. Set loosely between All Decked Out Like a Cowboy’s Dream and Kitty & the Biscuits]

CW: dubious consent (drunk surprise kissing), vague homophobia, coming out, canon typical alcohol abuse (they are taking very small shots i promise)


CON’T TEXT CONVERSATION BETWEEN YOU AND DEREK NURSE

WP: And then Cait said she’d call the cops and those kids ran so fast, it was hilarious.

DN: who’s Cait?

DN: also LOL

WP: Chow’s girlfriend.

DN: wait i thought you guys were all gay

WP: Why would you think that?

DN: ur the Gay Country Band i thought that meant the Whole band

WP: No.

WP: Just Bitty.

WP: I think.

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Love And A Throttle

Part One;
We All Fall Down

Fandom: Sons Of Anarchy
Pairing: Jax Teller x OC (Danielle)
Words: 3,898
Rating: NSFW, 18+ Only, Angst/Fluff/Smut
Warning: Emotional feels/trauma, Angst, Cheating, Language, Adult themes/situations, Graphic material, Violence/fighting, Character death, Smut, Hot biker boys, Established OC character, etc.

Note: So, a friend of mine suggested that since there seems to be a limited amount of fics/stories on here for some of the characters I’ve written for, that I should post here as well! I’m going to give it a try with this one, and see how it goes! This first part has major references to character death, angst, and graphic material. Please be aware, if any of those are your triggers!


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Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm. 


We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, science fiction, Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Robert Altman films come to mind. Also soul music and Chicago blues. 


Walter had a very rough childhood - I’ll spare you the details. Luckily, he was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny. Like a lot of kids from fractured families, he had the knack of creative mimicry, reading people’s hidden psychology and transforming what he saw into bubbly, incisive art. He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libby’s singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.


His habits got the best of him by the end of the seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock and Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band. 

I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can, both with the Steely Dan band. We’ll miss him forever.


Donald Fagen

September 3 2017



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And, Of Course, The Title Piece of their Greatest Work!

Aja (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced like Asia) is the sixth album by the jazz rock band Steely Dan. Originally released in 1977 on ABC Records, it became the group’s best-selling album. Peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was the band’s first platinum album, eventually selling over 5 million copies.[2] In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was inducted into theGrammy Hall of Fame[3] and ranked number 145 on Rolling Stones “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. It is widely regarded as one of the best test recordings for audiophiles because of its high production standards [Source]

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Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker dies aged 67
Walter Becker, the guitarist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, has died aged 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death. Becker was lead guitarist of the sophisticated, jazz-flavoured Steely Dan, which he formed with Donald Fagen, the keyboardist and lead vocalist.

Walter Becker, the guitarist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, has died aged 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death.

Becker was lead guitarist of the sophisticated, jazz-flavoured Steely Dan, which he formed with Donald Fagen, the keyboardist and lead vocalist.

In its heyday in the 1970s, the band had a string of hit albums on both sides of the Atlantic, including Katy Lied, The Royal Scamand Aja. Best-known songs included ”Reelin’ in the Years”, “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”.

“He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libby’s singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.“

His habits got the best of him by the end of the Seventies, and we lost touch for a while. 

In the Eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock And Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.”

In July Becker missed Steely Dan’s Classic East and West concerts as he recovered from an unspecified ailment.At the time Fagen told music magazine Billboard: “Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.”The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2001, where their official biography describes their 1970s albums as “wry, nuanced and hyper-literate” that are “highly regarded by connoisseurs of pop hooks, jazz harmony and desiccating wit.”

After a long hiatus, the band reunited in the late 1990s to record its first studio album in 20 years.That album, Two Against Nature, would go on to win Album of the Year in 2000 at the Grammy Awards.The band is slated to play shows in Dublin and London at the end of October.

“He used to write letters (never meant to be sent) in my wife Libby’s singular voice that made the three of us collapse with laughter.

“His habits got the best of him by the end of the Seventies, and we lost touch for a while. In the Eighties, when I was putting together the NY Rock And Soul Review with Libby, we hooked up again, revived the Steely Dan concept and developed another terrific band.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.”

In July Becker missed Steely Dan’s Classic East and West concerts as he recovered from an unspecified ailment.

At the time Fagen told music magazine Billboard: “Walter’s recovering from a procedure and hopefully he’ll be fine very soon.”

The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2001, where their official biography describes their 1970s albums as “wry, nuanced and hyper-literate” that are “highly regarded by connoisseurs of pop hooks, jazz harmony and desiccating wit.”

After a long hiatus, the band reunited in the late 1990s to record its first studio album in 20 years.

That album, Two Against Nature, would go on to win Album of the Year in 2000 at the Grammy Awards.

The band is slated to play shows in Dublin and London at the end of October.

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Song Review: Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers - “Shakedown Street” (Live, Aug. 4, 2017)

It’s hard to imagine two more diametrically opposed bands than the often-sloppy Grateful Dead and the always-pristine Steely Dan.

So folks at Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers’ Aug. 4 gig must’ve been shocked - shocked, Sound Bites says - when the Steely Dan frontman announced the band would perform a Grateful Dead song he’d learned when he used to play with Levon Helm in the latter’s famous Barn.

With that, well-rehearsed Nightflyers launched into a tight, eight-minute version of the Dead’s most-famous foray into disco, the funkified and furious “Shakedown Street.” Fagen & Company stick close to the Dead’s original arrangement - forsaking only the pre-chorus whoo!, which the audience happily provided, and adding a late-song breakdown that’s unlike anything you would’ve heard at a Dead show.

And Fagen manages to contort his voice into something resembling Jerry Garcia’s range in perhaps the biggest surprise of a bigly surprising performance.

The Nightflyers left the road prematurely this week when Fagen came down with an undisclosed illness - even cancelling a trip to Japan to play the Blue Note Jazz Festival and presumably taking a huge financial bath in the process - and have no tour dates on the books. Meanwhile, Steely Dan is slated to kick off its first post-Walter Becker tour in October.

While the futures of both bands seem shaky at this juncture, it’s comforting to have fan-shot footage such as this to remind us of the power of live music and the absurd gloriousness of Steely Dead.

Grade card: Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers - “Shakedown Street” (Live - 8/4/17) - A

9/15/17

Title: Just A Little Bit

Rating: M

Warnings/Content: dubcon bordering on noncon (i’m rly sorry), public handjob

Pairing: Steely Dan/Jotaro Kujo

Comments: im really fucking tired and wanted to write this even if it is really close to noncon. its really short and probably not very good. sorry

i promise i’ll write more hol horse soon 

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I was tagged by the infinitely interesting and incredible @musicallymaniacal to put my music player of choice on shuffle and post the first 10 songs that play

“Amie” - Counting Crows

“Giving Up The Gun” - Vampire Weekend

“Sorrow” - Pink Floyd

“Good Day, Good Sir” - Outkast

“Just Like Old Times” - Todd Snider

“Gloria/Mickey (live)” - The Dan Band

“Do It Again” - Steely Dan

“Wasted” - Brandi Carlile

“King of New Orleans” - Better Than Ezra

“Strawberry Fields (Take 1)” - The Beatles

bonus… “Life of Illusion” - Foo Fighters

I’m going to tag @alreadyadored, @makesmuchmoresense, @iariotact, @heartshinebutterfly, @cutbythemoon, & @shadowsonoureyes

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MEET & GREET! Submit your meet-and-greet stories to bryanstarsfanpictures@gmail.com. They are posted throughout the week.

I met Chris daughtry on my birthday and since my cousin (josh steely) is the lead guitarist, he duct taped “happy sweet 16 Lexie” on his guitar and I got to go on stage with my best friend and sing the last song on stage with the band.