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The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, a style of reclining armchair dating from the mid-50s.
The Eames chair has been acknowledged as a design classic, with an example even being included in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art.
Husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames were also noted for their contributions to architecture, industrial design and photography — they made the well-known short film Powers of Ten in 1977.
A borough of New Jersey, a few miles from the city of Passaic (birthplace of Mr. Donald Fagen himself).
The name was changed to the more suburban-sounding Elmwood Park in the early 70s, which is why you won't find it on maps nowadays.
The song lyrics might be referring to Rialto Beer or Gilt Edge Ale, both of which were distributed by the Grand Union Company of East Paterson, though the actual brewery wasn't located there.
Refers to Eden Roc, a luxury resort hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. It was built in the mid-1950s, and was considered one of the most elegant and luxurious hotels of its time.
Even though the official Steely Dan lyrics have always spelled it "Eden Rock", it is actually "Eden Roc" without the K — the unusual spelling comes from its French namesake: the Eden Roc pavilion, part of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on the French Riviera.
The Cadillac Eldorado, a luxury car first introduced in 1953 and finally phased out in 2002.
Embodies the stereotype of American cars as huge, gas-guzzling monsters: the 1970s convertible Eldorado was almost 19 feet long with a whopping 8.2 litre engine! Also considered to be the archetypal 'pimp' car.
Lake Elsinore, a city in California, located about 70 miles south-east of Los Angeles with a population of 64,000.
Originally named simply Elsinore after the Danish city in Shakespeare's Hamlet (Helsingør in Danish), the city was renamed "Lake Elsinore" in the early 1970s in an attempt to boost its profile as a lakeside resort town.
Voodoo loa (i.e. spirit or goddess) of love and beauty.
Erzulie is characterised by her sensuality, wealth, love of finery, and of sweet food. She's the loa to call upon if you want to bewitch someone into loving you. (She has 3 husbands, so obviously it works!)