I started the Coach4aday blog in 2014 and have done daily posts on one topic for each year. In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and in 2017 it was “Colleges and Universities”.
The one consistent piece of feedback I have received with this blog is the 2015 series on “A Friend of a Friend”. Readers and blog followers said please bring it back. The stats also back that up with the number of views each of those posts received.
So in 2018 two things will happen with the Coach4aday blog; One I plan to collaborate with a friend named John Rancke and revisit some of those 2015 “A Friend of a Friend” posts and do some new ones with a slightly different twist. I write the posts on odd-numbered days each month and John handles the even-numbered days.
In addition John and I will write about things we both are interested which will include basketball, food, people, music, our granddaughters, and great stories.
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Live from Daryl’s House
Post was originally published February 26, 2014 but has been updated.
I am someone who early in life seemed to listen to most of my music from the radio. In the late 1970’s and 1980’s you could not turn on the radio in America without hearing a Hall and Oates Song.
Their list of #1 Billboard hits included: She’s Gone, Rich Girl, Kiss is on My Lips, and Private Eyes just to mention four of their eleven #1 Billboard hits. Daryl Hall wrote or co-wrote all of those eleven hits.
Daryl Hall the musician listened to his inner voice and did something pretty clever. I first heard about him over the 2013 Christmas Holidays when one of my friends told me about a show I might like featuring Daryl Hall. That show was on a Cable Channel in our area; the Palladia Channel and it was called Live From Daryl’s House. It appears that Daryl Hall had an epiphany in 2008 at the age of 62.
He decided to START something new and that was a TV show from his house. He decided that he would invite famous musicians to jam, cook, and talk about their careers. To date he has done 64 of these shows and I got to see #63 which featured Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. The guests are backed by some pretty good musicians and play some of their music along with Daryl Hall songs. I was totally entertained for 60 minutes back in 2014 when I watched that broadcast.
Speaking of house that the show was filmed at Daryl’s House. After buying parcels of land in the Millerton area about 100 miles north of New York City over a 10-year period, Hall then found two historic Georgian-style homes near Hartford, CT. One dated from 1770 and the second from 1786, but Hall had them disassembled and moved to his farm, where they were joined by a great room. The great room is where they did the filming.
This was not a hit-and-miss remodel: Hall used architects, historians and carbon-dated wood to ensure the authenticity of the restoration. In an interview with Seacostonline.com, Hall said that his focus is to preserve these antique homes, but he acknowledged that he still needs to live in the 21st century, so his approach to restoration merges the past with the present.
Past episodes of Live from Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, Finger Eleven’s James Black and Rick Jackett, the Bacon Brothers and country star Jimmy Wayne.
Darryl’s quote about starting the show was:
“For me it was sort of an obvious thing. I’ve been touring my whole adult life really, and, you know, you can’t be EVERYWHERE! Nor do I WANT to be everywhere at this point! I only like to spend so much time per year on the road. So I thought ‘Why don’t I just do something where anyone who wants to see me anywhere in the world CAN”