Wit and Witticisms of Steely Dan
Walter: In other words, yes with an asterisk. A great big asterisk by it. It's kind of like histrionic ironic.
On whether they will use hi-res formats for new Steely Dan recordings...
Donald: The thing about those things is it's too bad they don't have any good music anymore to play on all those new formats. Maybe they should have a moratorium on inventing new formats until someone has done some good music.
Walter: That would really put the kibosh on a lot of manufacturing and Best Buy or whatever those stores are called, Little Richards, Poor Richards...
Donald: Poor Richard's Almanac?
Walter: No, the one where you buy the...
Donald: Crazy Richard.
Walter: Crazy Eddie. Do they have a Crazy Eddie store in Fort Wayne?
The interviewer from Fort Wayne, Indiana, says no.
Walter: No wonder. Well, that's why. No, we think that many of those formats are not substantially different than the previous formats and you couldn't possibly...
Donald: When they invent a format that sounds as good as a nice clean piece of vinyl played on a good turntable, then someone should let us know.
Walter: Yes, and then we'll add all the clicks and pops to our record so that we can make it...
Donald: Like those hip-hop records.
Donald: Well, this has been fun. Thank you very much. Have a good evening if you're not home and in your Barcalounger by now.
Walter: You're speaking to the...
Donald: I'm speaking to an empty conference room, an empty virtual conference room.
Walter: Is anybody there still in the conference room?
Steely Dan. 8 p.m., Thursday, September 12, at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets are almost sold out. Visit Ticketmaster.com.