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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending 3/14/9

Lightweight Tourny 2: Romeo is Bleeding makes Melody for a Memory a memory winning 7-3

John v. John: Color of Love takes the rainbow from All Good People winning 8-2

Daryl v. Daryl: Stop Lovin' Me, Stop Lovin' You smothers the Wildfire winning 9-2

Album v. Album: Marigold Sky eclipses Big Bam Boom winning 6-5

New matches next Tuesday-see you then!!

Rome Is Bleeding is now our featured video this week on our HOF YouTube channel!
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

My commentary:
Melody for a Memory, in my opinion, is one of the best songs from Along the Red Ledge. I love the songs where John sings the lead very smoothly and Daryl breaks in loud and strong. This is another example of how different their voices are and that difference is what makes them so great singing together.

All Good People, to my ear, is the song that sounds the most like a Hall and Oates song to me from Phunk Shui. John is so good about writing those songs that encourage us to look around and try make a difference in our world. He kindly challenges us to "rise into the light and change this hard world."

Wildfire: I've said it before and I'll say it again until you believe me. IT IS IN THE WRONG KEY. If you don't believe me, go listen again. The song, though good, sounds flat, meaning there's no uumphh to it UNTIL the key change. When the key changes, suddenly the mood is alive and the fire feels like it is burning. THAT is the correct key the song should've been in the whole time!!!! Still good lyrics!!

Big Bam Boom, wow, is just that. They call it their "New York City" album. It is solid. It really gets you moving with Dance on Your Knees. Out of Touch is a classic. Method of Modern Love is one of my personal favs and wish it were in every concert!! I simply love Bank on Your Love-now that's a song with a big bam boom! And then the song I need to practice, the wisdom of "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid." And then, just like turning over the album, it cranks back up again with "Goin' Thru the Motions" and it booms again! Cold, Dark, and Yesterday is a great John song that we know GE Smith is credited with the title. The weakest song follows next with All American Girl and Possession Obession saves the album just in time with great vocals and lyrics. I love that song from Live at the Apollo. And of course, for us purists, the Out of Touch Remix which I always liked better than the original!!!

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