A tonic for winter

by Paul Burmeister

There aren't snowbound days in L.A., and who can be sure what the ultra hip Donald Fagen has in mind when writing lyrics, but "Snowbound" from Kamakiriad is good tonic on days of subzero wind chills. I also recommend "Tomorrow's Girls" from the same CD to the listener putting together a beat-winter playlist.
Kamakiriad (1993) does not disappoint the fan of Fagen and Steely Dan. At time of its release it was nominated for Album of the Year and holds up just fine over time. I frequently spot it in cut-out and used bins.