On tour with Donald Fagen
On January 16, 2015 In Americas, Travel books
One of the purposes of Deskbound Traveller is to broaden ideas of what counts as travel writing, so I’m delighted to be publishing a passage from Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen of Steely Dan (left), which I mentioned a while ago and which is out in paperback from Vintage. The first half of the book is what he calls “art-o-biography” – about the cultural figures and currents that helped to make him the musician he is. The second half – in which I’ve managed to find a short extract that would lift out neatly and stand alone, without too many square brackets explaining who’s who – is a sardonic account of a cross-country tour he made with Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs in what they called the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.