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FlinterFile: Donald Fagen- I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)

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In 1982, Donald Fagen released the first single from his first solo album, on which it is the first song. Donald Fagen was one of the leaders of Steely Dan, where he (co-)wrote Rikki Don’t Lose That Number and Reeling In The Years, among others. The title of his first solo single, I.G.Y., refers to the International Geophysical Year, which was from July 1957 to December 1958. Donald Fagen thought of the people in that year, and wrote about their positive view on the future. It peaked on number 26 in the US, and was even nominated for the Grammy for the song of the year (though not winning it, the winner was Always On My Mind, performed by Willie Nelson). Enjoy

Donald Fagen- I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)

Is the album dead and why vinyl is great…

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In the digital age, almost everyone streams or downloads, or does both. In this same age, vinyl is completely back. Two things that seem totally different and almost can’t go together, are happening next to each other. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Zager & Evans- In The Year 2525

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2014. A new year, to look to the future. And that’s exactly what we are going to do today. We will look to a year which we will not be able to enjoy. Or you must have plans to survive 511 years, but it’s not likely. People with a good mind know that I’m talking about the year 2525. Enjoy:

Zager & Evans- In The Year 2525