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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tourny Winners ending 2/28

John v. John: Unspoken quiets Love in a Dangerous Times 4-3

Daryl v. Daryl: Someone Like You is stronger than Justify winning 5-3

Album v. Album: Abandoned Luncheonette sends Rock & Soul, Part 1 out the door, winning 5-1

Lightweight Tourny 2: Talking All Night mutes the Soul Violins strings winning 5-1

Short commentary this week:
Unspoken is very deep and realistic as is Love in a Dangerous Time. I do prefer the DIFL version better. Someone Like You is a masterpiece is one of Daryl's best vocals. Abandoned Luncheonette is nearly the perfect album from start to finish but who can forget Say It Isn't So, Adult Education, and the very very perfect live version of Wait For Me. Talking all Night is what we can all relate to when we find that new love!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versus Daryl
Someone Like You v. Justify

2. Lightweight Tourny
Soul Violins v. Talking All Night

3. Album versus Album
Abandoned Luncheonette v. Rock and Soul, Part 1

4. John versus John
Love in a Dangerous Time (original John version) v. Unspoken

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Weekly Matches ending 2/21/09

John v. John: Spinning Down buries Ghost Town 5-1.

Album v. Album: Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine trumps Change of Season 6-1.

Lightweight Tourny 2: Don't Changes shows Guessing Games that the games are over winning 5-1.

Daryl v. Daryl: What's Gonna Happen to Us? It's answered: a loss, as Foolish Pride wins 4-3.

Foolish Pride is now our featured Video on our YouTube channel!
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

My commentary:
John v John: I'll just comment here on how great of a songwriter John is by taking the events of New Orleans regarding Hurricaine Katrina and turning it into a metaphorical song. John is great about being covert here without being direct. Noone would know the lyrics derive specifically from that event. John makes it "universal" here so that all can understand the meaning. If you think about the lyrics on a personal level as well, it's extremely emotionally moving.

Album v. Album: 3 Hearts is a great album and I'll comment on that in coming weeks. I was surprised at the lopsided score. Change of Season happens to be one of my favorite recordings. I love both versions of So Close although the acoustic version matches the lyrics so much more. I have a great memory of seeing them perform it on Good Morning America. Sometimes a Mind Changes is highly personal to me and to many as well: a mind changes and another heart flies away. Change of Season is still so relevant that even John rerecorded it. I often wonder if the choice to do an Acoustic Tour dampened the potential of Everywhere I Look, Give it Up, and the raw scream of I Ain't Gonna Take it This Time. A great recording echoing back to Abandoned Lucheonette and an acoustic first half that was years ahead of where "pop" music went to.

Lightweight Tourny 2: Again, I'll save my love for Don't Change for later. Guessing Games is one of my favorite album cuts of all time. Simply, I love it, love it. It has such a great hook. It shows how great they were/are at making a straight-ahead, singable, memorable pop song. It's a feel good song. "Strange moods and jealous anger, a kind of passion that I can't explain."

Daryl v. Daryl: Lastly, let us take a moment of silence for the now fallen What's Gonna Happen to Us? Yes, it is still relevant over 20 years later. The world is a mess. Politics and modern psychology are not only imperfect but cannot save us in any way, although helpful at times. We live in a damaged world where selfishness abounds and love has grown cold. Foolish and selfish pride runs rampant. It's a cry of the hurting and yet philosophical heart.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

4/17 Hall and Oates in Atlanta, GA

This is on the official board. More details to come as we find them out.

April 17, 2009
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA

4/11 H&O in Montgomery, AL

This is on the official board.
More details to come as we find them out.

April 11, 2009
H&O at Riverwalk Amphitheatre
Montgomery, AL

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.
When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versys Daryl
Foolish Pride v. What's Gonna Happen to Us

2. Lightweight Tourny
Guessing Games v. Don't Change

3. Album versus Album
Change of Season v. Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine

4. John versus John
Ghost Town v. Spinning Down

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

4/5 Hall and Oates at The Pensacola Civic Center

According to TicketMaster:

Pensacola Civic Center
Pensacola, FL

Sun, Apr 5, 2009 08:00 PM
On sale to General Public
Start: Fri, 02/20/09 10:00 AM CST

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B00424DB5275F6B?artistid=848102&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

4/14 Hall and Oates at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall

This is according to LiveNation:

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404233/

04/14/09
Door: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM


Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
Ft Myers, FL 33919

Tickets on Sale 2/20 at 10AM

4/15 Hall and Oates at Ruth Eckerd Hall

This is on Ruth Eckerds calendar of events, so it looks like our Clearwater fans will finally get their wish!

http://tickets.rutheckerdhall.com/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=5346

Hall & Oates

Headliner 1
Hall & Oates
Program
On sale to Producer/Trouper members Weds., Feb 18th at 10AM.
On sale to all members Thursday, Feb 19th at 10AM.
On sale to the public Friday, Feb 20th at 10AM.

Tickets currently not available online. Availability may change if you login to your membership account.

http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/local_entertainment/concerts/content_articles/021609_leconcert-03.txt

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending Feb. 14

Daryl v. Daryl:
Philly Mood bankrupts Money Changes Everything winning 7-1

Lightweight Tourny 2:
Give It Up freezes August Day winning 4-3

Album v. Album: Live By Request gives Live at the Apollo closed doors again winning 4-3

John v. John: It Girls causes Soul Slide to slip away winning 4-1

Thus, our featured Video of The Week on our YouTube channel is I'm In A Phily Mood! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-QJi5lrQY

Lake Charles shows added for Hall and Oates 4/3 & 4/4

This is according to Ticketmaster:

According to Ticketmaster
:http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/222218?t...dp_Venue_Name_2

L'AUBERGE DU LAC CASINO AND RESORT

Fri, 04/03/09
08:30 PM
Hall and Oates More Info
on sale:Fri, 02/20/09
10:00 AM

Sat, 04/04/090
8:30 PM
Hall and Oates More Info
on sale:Fri, 02/20/09
10:00 AM

Friday, February 13, 2009

4/7 Hall and Oates in Melbourne, FL

This is according to Ticketmaster:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/848102?...edp_Artist_Name

King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 N Wickham Road,
Melbourne, FL 32935Tue,
04/07/09
8:00 PM

Presale begins 2/20
at 10AM

Prices range from
US $39.50 - US $79.50

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

4/10 Hall & Oates to play The St. Augustine Ampitheatre

http://www.staugamphitheatre.com/

Hall & OatesFriday April 10th, 2009
On Sale February 14 at 10:00 am
From their first hit in 1974 through their heyday in the '80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates' smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them enormous commercial success -- including six number one singles and six platinum albums. Hall & Oates' music was remarkably well constructed and produced; at their best, their songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to soul traditions without being a slave to them by incorporating elements of new wave and hard rock.
Tickets are $37.00,
$57.00 & $97.00
Gates 6:30 pm
Show 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending Feb. 7

More voting this week! Great to see it!! Here's the results:

John v. John: 1000 Miles of Life was too far for the Ravens to fly as 1000 wins 4-3

Album v. Album: Our Kind of Soul is good but they Do it For Love as it wins 7-1

Lightweight Tourny 2: Life's Too Short for London, Luck, and Love as Life's Too Short wins 5-2

Daryl v. Daryl: It's a halt for Next Step as North Star shines winning 7-3

Here's my personal commentary:
John v. John: These 2 songs are still new to me but 1000 Miles of Life has a message that I can connect with. It's a song about wasting so much time and energy on things that don't matter. How much I've wasted of my life not concentrating or pursuing the things that really and truely matter. Can anyone else relate?

Album v. Album: I'm going to concentrate my commentary here on Our Kind of Soul since Do it For Love will return. Their version of I'll Be Around is really really good and I prefer it over the Spinners original. I love their versions of Standing in the Shadows of Love and Used to Be My Girl. And yes, Daryl is right, Neither One of Us is the saddest song ever written. I must confess this recording did not contain the songs I thought it would but it is a very solid one nonetheless. I'm not a big fan of Let Love Take Control but do really like Don't Turn Your Back on Me and Soul Violins.

Daryl v. Daryl: Next Step is one of those driving rock songs from the mid 80s. It creates a question I'm sure we've all experienced at one time or another: what is that next step? Because whatever it is-I want to take it. North Star is smooth, classy, and lingering-a hidden gem.

Lightweight Tourny 2: London, Luck, and Love is one of my favs. I prefer it to Life's Too Short. It's the first appearance of some things are better left unsaid too. It's a great lyrical painting of Daryl's love affair with London and what's going on there. Oh, the place, the chance, the feeling of London, Luck and Love.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hall and Oates to play The Orpheum Theatre - Boston

Tickets to go on sale 2/9 at 10AM EST!

http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/403888


03/11/09
Door: 6:45 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Orpheum Theatre - Boston
1 Hamilton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-0106

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

3/13 Hall and Oates Play The Paramount in NJ

I guess the show tentatively scheduled for 3/13 at The Fillmore, NY isn't going to happen now, because this show is scheduled for the same night!

http://theasburyparkboardwalk.com/events/468

Daryl Hall & John Oates Live at the Troubadour Tour
at: Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Box Office: 732.897.8810
Daryl Hall & John Oates will be performing at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, March 13th.

Doors open at 7:00pm
Showtime at 8:00pm

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 7th and will be available at www.LIVENATION.com or charge by phone at 1-877-598-8694.

AAC PRESALE Tickets for this event go on sale Thursday, February 5 at 12:00 noon local time.

Ticket Price:
$125.00 - Price Level 1
$100.00 - Price Level 2
$69.50 - Price Level 3

Reserved Seating

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Matches Up At HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF. When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versys Daryl
Northstar v. Next Step

2. Lightweight Tourny
Life's Too Short v. London, Luck and Love

3. Album versus Album
Our Kind of Soul v. Do it For Love

4. John versus John
1000 Miles of Life (the song) v. Ravens

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

LFDH Episode 16-The Bacon Brothers guest star

On the next episode of LFDH, The Bacon Brothers (as in Kevin Bacon, the famous actor/singer) will be appearing with Daryl! Here is a sneak preview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwaKRdTZHYc&eurl=http://z9.invisionfree.com/HallandOatesForever/index.php?showtopic=2583&st=0&