Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Blue eyed soul is a weakness of mine, but given my love for all things Motown that is certainly not surprising. There are several singers who do it exceedingly well and today’s song showcases one of the best. Daryl Hall & John Oates have had a phenomenal run as one of the most successful duos in music history, and part of that success is due to Hall’s soulful voice. There are so many of their songs that showcase his incredible gift, but my favorite is the song that first introduced them to audiences back in 1975.
Daryl Hall (L) and John Oates (R) at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn, NY. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Hall & Oates: “Sara Smile” ( 1975, written by Daryl Hall & John Oates).
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