STEELY DAN PAL RECALLS BARD, TRIPPING WITH DONALD & JIMI When a friend of a friend told me his mom had dropped acid with Steely Dan mastermind Donald Fagen when they were freshman at Bard College, I had to ask: “Can I interview her?” Fortunately, the answer was yes. He also said, “Don’t forget to ask her about Hendrix.” The mom in question is Carol Abbe, a realtor in Western Massachusetts by day and jazz singer by night. While Carol isn’t specifically named by Fagen in his book Eminent Hipsters, which has a chapter on Bard, she is there in spirit. Discussing the students at his old school, he mentions “ a small contingent of droll, perpetually baked hipsters from the D.C. area.” Carol, who i
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