Was that ‘Hall & Oates’ at the World Series ??

October 29, 2008 by
Filed under: Sports 

We had the World Series on Monday night; the TV was muted. We do this in the beginning of the evening out of habit. Our Little Man goes to bed at 7:30 and although he has never heard the TV, again, we do it out of habit. No need to re-live those days of hard bedtimes.

So I’m walking through the living room, on the way to get my laptop and I see a guy who looks vaguely familiar… I know him, do I know him? Who is that? I un-muted the TV.

Lo and Behold, walking out on the field was… John Oates- half of the Hall & Oates team from the 80’s.

NOTE: If you have never heard of Hall & Oates, stop reading this and go to another blog. This blog is about MOMS and people who were alive in the 80’s. You are too young to be reading this blog… We have nothing in common. Now go.

So I’m a little excited to see John Oates and wonder what he’s been doing (like he’s an old friend or something).

He starts singing… and he’s pretty darn good. And then I immediately think to myself, “Well, duh, self, he did manage to be 1-half of a great rock and soul duo”.

He did a great job and then the cutest thing ever: the announcers said that Darryl Hall was supposed to sing but came down with a cold so he called up Oates, and he filled in for his other half. Isn’t that cool? I love that! They are still friends and collaborating!

Yey! See, you can come out of the 80’s okay. We all managed to do it.

And just a reminder, think about these Hall & Oates songs:

Rich Girl
Kiss on My List
Private Eyes
I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Out of Touch
Sara Smile
and a favorite of mine: She’s Gone.

Hall & Oates had a total of 34 singles chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. They got me through many a cotillion dance. And they were voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003… and good for them. Everybody can remember a time when they swayed along with Hall & Oates, of course, we were wearing neon over-sized jackets, but at least the music was good. Plus, there weren’t digital cameras back then so the odds of picture evidence of how ridiculous we looked- IS LOW.

It’s all good.

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2 Comments on Was that ‘Hall & Oates’ at the World Series ??

  1. Diana on Wed, 29th Oct 2008 1:38 pm
  2. I LOVE Hall & Oates! Had a huge crush on Darryl Hall when I was a kid. When I was *really* little, I thought ‘Rich Girl” was a scandalous song b/c it had the word “bitch” in it.

  3. Shawn on Mon, 3rd Nov 2008 6:53 pm
  4. well, it DOES make some sense, because Hall & Oates are FROM Philly! and they’re such fantastic singers/songwriters, and yet are still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with MANY other deserving 70’s/80’s acts.

    hubby and i were just discussing this last night, because some of my fav groups like Depeche Mode and Duran Duran, who have sold millions of records and played to millions of people, still aren’t in. it’s such an exclusive little club 😛

    oh, and i know it’s a really trashy song, and not one of their best, but personally, i LOVE “adult education” 😉

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