I was going to wax lyrical about summer's lease hath all too short a date and the heat peaks before the thunderstorm breaks and how all great summer art celebrates the ripening even as it anticipates the coming decay, those dog days, but I figured I'd just post some Dan instead.
I know I'm on a hiding to nothing here with some of you tight-trousered boys and girls but I really do think Becker and Fagen are up there with the best of Elmore Leonard and Robert Altman's Long Goodbye as sassy, laconic chroniclers of 70s LA/USA and what great music, really.
Gaucho doesn't get nearly enough plaudits either.
'Here come those Santa Ana winds again...'
Steely Dan - 'Babylon Sisters' (1980)
Steely Dan - 'Gaucho' (1980)