FAN FRIDAY – You Make My Dreams

Ok let’s face it, we all giggled a little bit when we heard that John Oates would be opening up for the Avett Brothers in john-oates_2011_1  June for a couple of shows.  Seemed like an odd pairing to me, but then I thought about it a little more.    And nothing but good memories has come from Hall and Oates’ songs.  I am sure I am not alone (probably with people over 30) that most of their songs invoke some sort of memories from our childhood, and like it or not, their songs will forever invoke and create new memories.

John Oates and Daryl Hall put together pop-rock band that has made some of the most memorable music of the 1980’s.  It is really hard to deny that.  I bet you can sing along to most of their songs.  My first encounter with Hall & Oates was at Showbiz Pizza when the BillyBob Bear sang Private Eyes.  For years I thought Hall & Oates were covering the Rock-afire Explosion (this is the name of the animatronics Showbiz band).  Little did I know the songs by Hall &Oates would become ingrained into my memory and find a permanent place in American rock history.

Now fast forward 25 years and I am driving down a country road in Indiana, with a childhood friend that in all likelihood was with me at Showbiz pizza back in the 80’s.  We are in a rented Jeep Wrangler, going faster than we should be and we’re jamming out to “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates.  We jammed out to that song every time we got into the Jeep that weekend.  Now whenever I hear that song, I can’t help but think about that weekend.

Now fast forward a year later, and that same John Oates will be opening for the Avett Brothers in June.  So if you are going to the shows in Portland, ME or Essex Junction, VT, please take the time to appreciate John Oates for the American music legend he is.  Let the music by John Oates and The Avett Brothers create good and ever lasting memories of your time with your friends and family.  I know they will always have a place in my life’s soundtrack.  And do yourself a huge favor, next time you hear “You Make My Dreams” turn it up as load as you can.  You will not be disappointed.

Written by:
Steve Kremer
Indianapolis, Indiana

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