July 28, 2006
Steely Dan's mad... and writing about it
The band members from Steely Dan claim the premise of the new movie You, Me, and Dupree was lifted from one of their songs. And they're not happy about it. They've gone so far as to write a letter to Luke Wilson, the brother of the main actor in the movie, Owen Wilson (better known for his parts on Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Knights, etc.. They're turning to Luke to try and "straighten Owen out". In return they're offering lots of cool Steely Dan merchandise like tshirts, coffee mugs and key chains. Hmmm..some incentive. Check out the letter here, but in my opinion they should stick to their music. This writing thing doesn't seem to suit them. It reads more like an aside during a jam session.