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              Here it is! Mumcast: The Rick Mummey Show.

Music, art, and conversations with people who have mastered the art of living.

Sep 4, 2017

This Labor Day weekend included a tragic loss for the music community. Walter Becker, one half of Steely Dan, died at age 67.

The Dan have influenced legions of musicians with their potent mix of jazz, rock, and r&b influences, not to mention the sardonic wit and their brainy, sometimes obtuse take on songwriting. Their music isn't for everyone, a big reason why those who get them love their ethos. We read an excerpt of Rob Sheffield's Rolling Stone article on Walter, which describes and sums up Steely Dan and Becker in an elegant manner.

Mungion Update: The band we talked about last time are on the verge of their tour, and are halfway to their GoFundMe fundraising goal. They were recently robbed of $50k worth of instruments and gear, and need your help here.

We concluded the podcast with a Mungion tune called "Hindsight". Take a listen, then give til it helps.