To most Americans nowadays, it's the biggest shopping day of the year. To real old-timers, it was the stock-market crash that brought on the Great Depression. But to those of us of a certain age, it means Steely Dan.
Black Friday -- a generational thing
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.