Last night's 40th webcast of Â“Live From Daryl's HouseÂ” took place far away from the singer/songwriterÂ’s upstate New York home. Daryl Hall was in Hawaii where the band played at Todd Rundgren's home.
The episode had everything you could ever want: two great singers, a great band, great music, some delicious looking Hawaiian food, hula dancers, and fire dancers. It was almost like a mini vacation.
According to Soul Tracks, Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren have been friends since the 60s.
During last nightÂ’s webcast, Daryl said that heÂ’s often asked if he learned music from Todd or if Todd learned from him. Hall, after sputtering a curse word or two, said that they learned together and separately. Michele Rundgren, ToddÂ’s better half, said that the two listened to each other sing and became better singers and writers by this method.
The show featured some of DarylÂ’s songs and some of ToddÂ’s hits. To the delight of Daryl Hall fans "Beanie G and the Rose Tattoo" was one of the songs they sang. Hall and his long time friend, John Oates, also known as Hall & Oates (the best selling duo ever) havenÂ’t sang that song in some time. It was wonderful hearing it again.
ToddÂ’s "I Saw the Light" was sung by the duo along with a cover of the Delfonics' 1970 hit, "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time." But the highlight and best song was RundgrenÂ’s "Last Ride." It was incredible!
This is the second time Todd has appeared on Â“Live From DarylÂ’s House.Â” The first time was amazing but last nightÂ’s episode in Hawaii topped RundgrenÂ’s previous visit. With the beautiful scenery, the dancers, the Luau, and Todd and DarylÂ’s rendition of Â“Bang on the Drum" that includes a troupe ofÂ KauaiÂ percussionists made fans want to jump into their computer screens and be there with them. All that we needed was a yummy Polynesian drink.
This free web cast won a Webby Award last year. The show has had great reviews from music magazines and other musicians as well.
Visit the Hawaiian version of this show, grab a drink, take a look at ToddÂ’s beautiful house, hula with the dancers, sing along, and enjoy yourself.
Daryl invites us into his home the 15th of every month and you can watch every past episode if you want.
Starting this fall, Live From DarylÂ’s House will be televised as well on affiliate WGN networks.