Aja by Steely Dan

Posted On: Friday - July 7th 2017 5:50PM MST
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I've been reading a couple of interesting posts by Steve Sailer, on the unz.com site today, and in this post, in which Mr. Sailer invokes his clever "First Law of Female Journalism", in this case the article is somwhat about a mixed relationship between a "South Asian" girl and white guy. You've got your "South Asian" and "East Asians". The South Asians are Indians (Dot, of course), and the East Asians are Orientals. I am sick of political correctness even from unz commenters! It's not worth telling them again that the term "Oriental" is much more descriptive, and, in fact, is NO kind of slur - the word means "Eastern" - as back when things were Euro-centered, these people lived FAR to the EAST.

Well, we already beat this horse in this post way back, saying:
After reading and discussing China today, the older, English names for countries and for the cities in China came up. PeakStupidity believes the English names were so much nicer and evoked images of the mysterious Orient. For example, would you rather date a girl if she were billed as “a beautiful Oriental lass from Canton, in Cathay in the Far East” or if she were “a good worker loyal party-following comrade from Guangzhou's Tein-hou district of the People’s Republic”?
OK, enough, I guess. I only wanted to post some music tonight anyway. That old post featured Rod Stewart's "Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't It?".

Just thinking about Asia then, here is the great band Steely Dan with their song "Aja", title song of that album. It is more jazzy than what Peak Stupidity normally posts, but it has a great jam for 1/2 of the song. Steely Dan is mostly known as just 2 guys, Walter Becker and Donald Fagan, but they had lots of professional, session musicians play with them. We hope you enjoy this one. Good night.

"Chinese Steely Dan music always sets me free...."

Oh, Sailer's 1st Law of Female Journalism is: The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

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