August 1, 2006

Hey Nineteen! What's Your 20?

1970s pop-rock band Steely Dan recently sent a letter to actor Luke Wilson, in which they accuse Luke's brother Owen of plagiarizing their song “Cousin Dupree” for the plot of new movie “You, Me, and Dupree.” They actually want Owen to come onstage at their show in Irvine to apologize for stealing their idea. This, even though the song is more about a guy who's trying to hit on one of his relatives.

I love Owen’s riposte:

“I have never heard the song ‘Cousin Dupree’ and I don't even know who this gentleman, Mr. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to work on my new movie, Hey 19.”

Good one, Owen.

Funny you should mention it, because Steely Dan's song "Hey Nineteen" is about an older man who can't talk to a woman because she's so young that she's clueless about all the pop culture things that matter to him. Sounds like she's not the only one.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I wonder why they wrote to Luke Wilson and not Owen himself - strange.