So, I was on the plane back from NAMM, listening to an '80s station on Sirius radio, and this one Daryl Hall and John Oates tune came on -- "Adult Education." I hadn't heard the song in ages, and quite frankly, I didn't really know what it was about since I didn't know the lyrics. Anyway, long story short, I checked out the video on YouTube this afternoon and am still trying to figure it out. I mean, I understand the song, but I didn't quite get the concept behind the video, which kind of had an Indiana Jones feel. Meanwhile, I stumbled upon a version of the song from "Live From Daryl's House," which is a terrific show that I had no idea was on! It's a webcast from Daryl Hall's house, which I think is a restored farmhouse out in Dutchess County, NY. Actually, I read that there were two 18th century houses that he bought, combined, and moved there from CT.
Anyway, once I discovered this show's website, I had to poke around and look through some episodes. Chances are, I will post more from the show in the future, because there are some terrific clips and episodes. I watched the episode with Jason Mraz and loved this version of "The Remedy." It's such an upbeat song to begin with, and this performance looks like they are having so much fun. I did a bit of research, because I never knew what the song was about. Turns out it was inspired by a friend of Jason Mraz's who had cancer. It's definitely a positive song about living your life to the fullest and not worrying. All I knew was that I was certainly all for a song with the lyrics "this is a dangerous liason..." Yeah! It's not everyday that you hear that in a popular song. In fact, I don't think I have even heard "liason" in a song. Two thumbs up! This is a terrific performance, and now that I have discovered the show, I will have to check out more episodes. I know the songs are not all "80s," but since Daryl Hall was so popular in that decade, well, I think it's alright to include here!