Jerome Aniton was the truck driver for Steely Dan during
their early 70's tours.
It is June, 1974. Steely Dan is playing at the Santa Monica Civic
Auditorium in sunny California). Jerome, intoxicated beyond the
Milky Way, steps on stage to introduce the band.
Any thoughts on how he will address the crowd soon fade away. But
Jerome is skating backwards at the speed of light. The audience goes
wild; Walter and Donald are ecstatic.
"Mr. Whatever is here tonight." Don't worry, Jerome: They got the
Steely Dan T-shirt.
Jerome, they better be good to ya, wherever you are.
Testing... one, two... testing
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen
We're glad you made it here tonite
Becau' you gonna miss a...
you can tell yo friend tomorro'
that they gonna miss out on a (bleep)
damn good thang we gonna give you tonite.
What we gonna give you tonight, it'll be down to the nitty gritty
You can tell all yo friends... Way home in uh...
Hell... Hell! I don't care, you can tell 'em, in anyway you want (bleep)
You can tell 'em that, you can tell 'em tonite
That Santa Monica
had been definee'
set on fire.
And they make, and they make out on uh... them good thang.
The best thing ever happened to Santa Monica is gonna be here tonite.
And you can also... Aw, you little ol' purty
, little purty
If he ain't here tonite, Uh! You can tell him, forget it
too, you know.
Because, Mister... Whatevah
, is here tonite
He gonna get down tonight, Brother
He gonna get with it
He gonna give you something that Santa Monica
that never had.
If it good to ya, it got to be good for ya!
Right on! Yeah!
And one thing I can tell ya, Brother
. He's here tonight.
one is here... The Beautiful
one is here...
Hahaha, you little 'ol purty
one, you here two
You know... Whatevah.
Here is the Magnificent one
The one and only one
Mr... Steely... Dan... Whatever
Band starts playing Bodhisattva
Recorded (on cassette), live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
, Santa Monica
- June, 1974.
" Single, "B"-side (1980)
"Citizen Steely Dan
", Box set (1993)