Best known as lead guitarist for Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, the breadth and extent of Baxter's musical career is impressive. Baxter's also composed and produced movie soundtracks. Always looking for new technical advances in the audio and recording fields he began reading related material on electronics in the defense industry.
If you'd like to hear more on Skunk's thoughts on unconventional warfare and unconventional thinking watch this. After overcoming the incredulity of defense contractors and government officials, he began consulting for Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics, the Department of Defense, U.
We hear you're leaving, that's okay I thought our little wild time had just begun I thay you kind of scared yourself, you turn and run But if you have a change of heart Rikki don't lose that You don't want to call nobody else You can watch a tribute video and then Baxter's speech about music and weapons systems starting around on the video below. Starting in the s, Skunk embarked on a parallel career.
Kipp is the youngest of eleven children; slunk of his older sisters comprised the Lennon Sisters whom anyone who ever saw The Lawrence Welk Show will remember. It says something about Steely Dan's reputation as obscurantists that even a straightforward lost-love song like "Rikki Don't Lose That " could be so widely over-interpreted. In turn, that prompted him to make some unsolicited proposals for improvements, particularly in the field of missile defense.
Appraisal[ edit ] Reviewing the single for AllMusicStewart Mason said: Just to clear up a generation's worth of rumors about the lyrics of "Rikki Don't Lose That ," Walter Becker stated for the record in a interview in the s of Musician that the baxetr in question was not slang for a marijuana cigarette "send it off in a letter to yourself," supposedly a way to safely transport one's dope back before the post office abolished general delivery mail, was held up as the key line smunk, and an uncharacteristically forthcoming Donald Fagen has similarly revealed that the "Rikki" in question was simply a woman he'd had a crush on in college.