WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

John Oates singing National Anthem at World Series

I flipped on the idiot box last night and did a quick double take - Is that John Oates singing the National Anthem? Yes it is! I was quite surprised, but then I recalled his Philly connection. I thought to myself - that's pretty cool that John got a solo gig like this. Then I heard Buck's words at the end: "A great job by John Oates pinch hitting for his partner Daryl Hall who's under the weather..." Man! This guy gets no respect! (But he has gotten paid). He went from singing quite a bit back in the day to becoming a highly paid rhythm guitarist/background singer. I'm sure he contributes in other ways too. Hall was the voice of most of the hits and things ran their courser I guess. Oh well. The word is that Daryl Hall will be back for the next game.

3 comments:

aaronsaufley said...

So that's why the game was delayed... had nothing to do with weather. Had everything to do with a bad '80's pop version of the national anthem.

I saw a generic box of cereal the other day called "Oats & More." I wanted to take a marker and write "Hall &" in front of it...

Soren said...

"AS the twilight's last gleaming"?
"LAID proof through the night"?

Funny stuff. Did you happen to catch the clip of the Hall & Oates spoof from SNL?

David H. Willis said...

I didn't see the SNL clip. We have to cut John some slack because this is his first solo in a couple of decades.