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Callin' Oates: 1-719-26-OATES

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posted by carsonb (53 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's it, I'm forwarding all my calls over the holidays to that number.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:12 PM on December 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Works better than Google Music on my phone.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:17 PM on December 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


...and kick them nasty thoughts.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:45 PM on December 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


This makes my dreeeeeams come true.
posted by munchingzombie at 10:53 PM on December 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


This gives me boundless joy.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 11:14 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Finally, after billons of dollars spent and person years wastes on the development of telephony and computers we have something to show for it!

I don't think it is going to far to say we have reached humanity milestone 1. Next year is year zero people, let's make the most of it.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:22 PM on December 20, 2011


I wasn't quite prepared for the background on that Twitter page.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:39 PM on December 20, 2011


You're a rich girl and you've gone too far...

You can rely on your old man's money...

Pure rock and roll genius.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:50 PM on December 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


But I just fire up the iPod when I need Hall and Oates. Or wait. Are we not admitting that we love them yet? Am I too soon for the unironic love? I'll come back later.
posted by grapesaresour at 11:52 PM on December 20, 2011


Well I will admit I pull up You Make My Dreams Come True on YouTube after a couple drinks, but that is like making out with someone in a cab.I'm not ready to wake up in the cold light of day with Hall and/or Oates and make the walk of shame home.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:57 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" is a jam and is impossible to like only ironically. Everyone knows this.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:02 AM on December 21, 2011 [8 favorites]


When the menu comes up, press 5. Trust me.
posted by gern at 12:04 AM on December 21, 2011


Sorry. Misheard the robot voice. I thought he said "I can't go for that" and got excited at the programmers' cleverness. Missed opportunity, that, if you ask me...
posted by gern at 12:08 AM on December 21, 2011


A coworker was playing the greatest hits in the car the other day, and I realized that outside of Maneater, I really never listened to anything they put out. It was surprisingly soulful, but definitely cheesy as hell. Everyone else in the car knew all the words to every song (including Adult Education, which I found hilarious), but I knew them more as a moustached punchline than anything else and was pleasantly surprised.
posted by klangklangston at 12:18 AM on December 21, 2011


She's Gone (1976) - Hall & Oates

No cheese here.
posted by gen at 12:41 AM on December 21, 2011 [10 favorites]


For your listening pleasure:

Your Imagination original video
How Does It Feel To Be Back original video
She's Gone live
Camelia live
Don't Let Me Down Beatles cover
Las Vegas Turnaround
Gino (The Manager)
Downtown Life original video
Starting All Over Again live
posted by flarbuse at 12:43 AM on December 21, 2011 [5 favorites]


Am I tripping out or did this post disappear and then reappear? It was posted at 10:08, and I definitely saw it when I went to make my own post, but after I put that up at 10:18 I didn't see this and assumed it was deleted. And there's a gap in commenting between 10:17 and 10:45.
posted by mannequito at 12:50 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mustaches back in style, Hall and Oates enjoy a resurgence, coincidence? You be the judge.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:58 AM on December 21, 2011


OK, the version of "She's Gone" that Gen posted is great. No cheese indeed.

However... thank you for providing me the opportunity to link yet again to a different "She's Gone" video, one that is simultaneously the worst and greatest music video ever made.

You'll thank me later!
posted by litlnemo at 1:29 AM on December 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Wait for Me. I'll make that walk of shame home in cold daylight any day.
posted by misozaki at 1:31 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sara Smile 1979
posted by Ad hominem at 1:47 AM on December 21, 2011


Well I will admit I pull up You Make My Dreams Come True on YouTube after a couple drinks,

Oates?

"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" is a jam and is impossible to like only ironically. Everyone knows this.

Hell yes.
posted by timsteil at 2:10 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" is a jam and is impossible to like only ironically. Everyone knows this.

Well De La liked it. Say No Go
posted by Ad hominem at 2:25 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


What H&O wished they sounded like but never quite achieved
posted by victors at 3:21 AM on December 21, 2011


New: Official website for people who don't... use phones?
posted by carsonb at 5:17 AM on December 21, 2011


"It wasn't planned" Selvidge explained that every new employee at Twilio, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a paid service for developers to gain access to a robust API enabling a program to receive and place phone calls as well as handle text messages.

One of these days I'm going to diagram that sentence.
posted by randomkeystrike at 5:38 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


THEY SEE YOUR EVERY MOVE
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:41 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


randomkeystrike: Well, at least the sentence featured an entire comma.
posted by flippant at 6:01 AM on December 21, 2011


Oh previously as fuck motherfuckers.
posted by ND¢ at 6:08 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


If you listen intently to "Rich Girl" (all the way through) and you don't end up adoring that song to some degree, I think you would likely fail a Turing Test.
posted by Edison Carter at 6:14 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


mannequito : happened to me too. there, not there, there.
posted by davidmsc at 6:26 AM on December 21, 2011


flippant: I usually don't scan internet articles for grammar. Something has to confuse me first. That sentence first attracted my attention because of the lack of a comma (or period) after "planned." And then it went downhill from there. :-)
posted by randomkeystrike at 6:28 AM on December 21, 2011


I will admit to buying "Big Bam Boom" when I was in high school. The vinyl LP had a BAM side and a BOOM side. That's the kind of stuff you'll never duplicate on iTunes.
posted by randomkeystrike at 6:32 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


But could this technology be used to revive the Paper Napkin service?
posted by randomkeystrike at 6:36 AM on December 21, 2011


No ironic detachment needed to love H&O. Their Rock 'n Soul Part 1 hits compilation shows them going from strength to strength to strength. And "She's Gone" is one of the greatest soul songs ever written.
posted by the sobsister at 6:38 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, I know we're not going to have a Hall and Oates discussion and forget to mention their best work, "Out of Touch".
posted by Servo5678 at 6:38 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Two things:

1. Daryl Hall's web series Live From Daryl's House is frequently amazing. I want to have that guy's life when I'm 65.

2. If you live in Richmond, VA and you like Hall & Oates, I may have New Year's Eve plans for you. Hall & Oates are in heavy rotation in my band's repertoire, and we're putting on a big concert at The National that night. Memail me for more information if you're interested.
posted by emelenjr at 6:59 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I tripping out or did this post disappear and then reappear? It was posted at 10:08, and I definitely saw it when I went to make my own post, but after I put that up at 10:18 I didn't see this and assumed it was deleted. And there's a gap in commenting between 10:17 and 10:45.

WHAT WENT WROOOOOOOOONG?
posted by katillathehun at 7:17 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]



I have been educated.

Adult educated.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:19 AM on December 21, 2011


Hall and Oates aren't awesome in spite of the pornstache and mullet. Hall and Oates are awesome because of the pornstache and mullet.

Also? My iPad now includes the term "pornstache" in predictive text.
posted by MrGuilt at 7:37 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hall and Oates aren't awesome in spite of the pornstache and mullet. Hall and Oates are awesome because of the pornstache and mullet.

This, a thousand times.
posted by Edison Carter at 7:42 AM on December 21, 2011


Nobody's trippin, I had to fight like hell for this post. Mods gave me crazy eyes. Hall & Oates are too edgy!
posted by carsonb at 7:42 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is very silly.
posted by ph00dz at 8:44 AM on December 21, 2011


This is...bizarre and wonderful. Wonder what musical artist will be next...?
posted by davidmsc at 8:50 AM on December 21, 2011


From the Atlantic: how it all got started (yesterday).
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:06 AM on December 21, 2011


Meanwhile, for Christmas: Deck the Hall And Oates
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:07 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


This completely made my morning, and the mornings of select friends I shared it with.

If you listen intently to "Rich Girl" (all the way through) and you don't end up adoring that song to some degree, I think you would likely fail a Turing Test.

True. And if you don't believe Edison Carter, listen to Nina.
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:09 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ha. So, on that "I Can't Go For That," Mayer Hawthorne sits in. I knew Mayer in high school when he was Andrew Cohen and played a decent bass in a fair number of terrible bands. A couple years later, I slagged Athletic Mic League in a local press review and got some weird-ass hate mail about how it was because of a grudge I'd held against him for years because I was jealous or something (no, the band put on a weak show and were constitutionally unable to see that their bevy of white MCs sucked ass).

Fast forward a couple of years, and he's reinvented himself as a cheesy soul singer — entirely earnest from what I can tell — and he's got a surprisingly great voice for it. I kinda wish it was less Philly and more Motown, but it's kinda neat to see that he's carved out a niche for himself.

(It's also kinda funny to think that the two guys who I went to high school with who have made it to the major labels are both persona-artists [named Andrew, no less], Andrew WK and Mayer Hawthorne.)
posted by klangklangston at 10:02 AM on December 21, 2011


How is there not a Yacht Rock link in this thread yet, specifically Episode 2? (MeFi Previously)
posted by SirOmega at 10:16 AM on December 21, 2011


Glad to see the thread not turn into a hatefest. Hall and Oates were actually kind of easy to hate when they were originally hitmakers (especially in the 80s), maybe partly because they were so omnipresent for a while, but they have had the last laugh -- because they've endured and become even bigger (nay, legendary) than they were in the 80s, if that's possible, and that's quite a feat for a pre-digital-music era act whose last top ten album was in 1984. A lot of their 70s stuff is still underrated -- and their 80s music is great, timeless stuff, more timeless than a lot of 80s pop.
posted by blucevalo at 11:35 AM on December 21, 2011


Some cheese is good.
posted by tommasz at 11:52 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Timsteil's "Oates?" link led me to dig around in the "Daryl's House" page, and I wound up at THIS THING RIGHT HERE (youtube link).
posted by Mister Moofoo at 3:42 AM on December 23, 2011


Deck the Hall & Oates
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:20 AM on December 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


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