- Feb 11, 2022
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My favorite trio lives just downwind of Daryl's place... and threw together this uke cover of "You Make My Dreams"... please enjoy!
Work anecdote; 1980's, I was the new guy on the scene, we're making and editing commercials for the Illinois State Fair grandstand shows, and the guy making the on-screen Chyron text for the spots wrote "Haulin' Oats" for "Hall and Oates" because he was a country bumpkin who didn't listen to rock stations, had never heard of the band, thought it was a country & western band... and didn't bother to check first. Laughingstock of the office, his blunder cost us a lot of money to fix the typo after the fact, and so the job of making the commercials for the next twenty or so years was given to... meMy favorite song for haulin' oats.
I spent a week learning and practicing it in the original key, which is harder to play. Then one morning before breakfast, was noodling and tried it in A, which is way easier to play and also a better fit for my range. It's not that I could't do it in Hall's key, but just that it sounded more mellow and in keeping with the mood I was trying to set in A.Yet another great production, Mark! A very enjoyable listen.