9/18/2009

Live from Daryl's House

The Daryl in question is Mr. Hall, as in Hall and Oates, no doubt one of the most important and best-selling duos in pop music history.
For almost 2 years now, Hall has been broadcasting a highly-regarded, web-based TV show from his Connecticut home, the plainly and aptly titled Live from Daryl's House, in which musical guests are joined
by the host and backup band for an episode of banter, food, and most importantly, some very cool live music collaborations.

We'd heard about the show but had not checked it out until occasional "5" collaborator Greg Casseus turned us on to the most recent episode, featuring the legendary Todd Rundgren joining Hall and friends for some great tunes including "Can We Still Be Friends", and "Sometimes I Don't Know What to Feel". Among the show's previous guests are The Bacon Brothers, Chuck Prophet, Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Nick Lowe, KT Tunstall, and of course John Oates. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

By the way, why the hell are Hall and Oates not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? It's good enough to house the likes of Blondie but too good for Daryl and John? Please.

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