Hall and Oates Sing Goodbye To Alan Colmes

Via HuffPo, on the Daily Show last night, Hall and Oates sang goodbye to Alan Colmes who is leaving Hannity and Colmes in January. (Alan asked to leave the show and will be staying with the network in another capacity.)

Oates has a new album out, 1,000 Miles of Life, that was recorded in Nashville and includes performances by Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Bela Fleck, Blind Boys of Alabama, Steve Cropper, Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett. His home? Since the 1980's it's been Aspen, Colorado where he spends a lot of time shredding.

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    Business question...what does it mean (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Teresa on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 06:55:31 PM EST
    when a company comes out of bankruptcy and then less than two months later is either 1) going back into bankruptcy or 2) not even try to restructure this time.

    Does that mean it's closing?

    Doesn't sound good (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by The Poster Formerly Known as cookiebear on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 07:45:39 PM EST
    Is this at your job? If so, I think I'd be polishing up my references ...

    My old job where I worked a long time. (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Teresa on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 08:08:12 PM EST
    My best friends still work there. I'm worried for them.

    Or are they blissfully ignorant of how precarious their position is?

    If they are, you might want to gently let them know it's not looking good ...


    They know now. It's online in the (5.00 / 2) (#12)
    by Teresa on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 11:02:11 PM EST
    newspaper. They knew things weren't looking good (they work in finance) but I'm not sure if they knew how bad. We always got the news from the buyers after they went to New York on their monthly trips.

    The bolded part above is a quote from Women's Wear Daily that the local paper picked up. The people in NY always know first. It's a clothing retailer.

    That's about six hundred or so local employees at the corp office and it was 10,000+ in the stores but they closed about 60 or so in the October filing.


    When I was just a bit over knee high to a grasshopper - okay a bit more than that, but not much - my favorite song was Delaney and Bonnie's Neverending Love.

    Had my iTunes account not been hacked, and had I not discoverd how common it is for iTunes accounts to be hacked and how reluctant in the past iTunes has been to refund (thanks to my aggressive bank, I did get all my $$$ back, though), I'd run right over and download it. Alas, such is life. I'll just have to listen to it in my own mind.

    There was another song by those two I loved, too - something about a road?

    Here ya' go... (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 08:28:25 PM EST
    ...with Stephen Stills on backing vocals even.


    It is amazing the number of music giants they've worked with--Stills, Clapton, Duane Allman, George Harrison.

    Here's one with DA



    omg, what a great song!

    And thank you! I haven't heard them for years.


    No, thank you. (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 09:41:13 PM EST
    I just got done listening to "D&B and Friends on the Road with Eric Clapton".  Such an amazing album.  

    For me, going on [with Blind Faith] after Delaney and Bonnie was really, really tough, because I thought they were miles better than us.


    That's some high praise considering Blind Faith consisted of Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rich Grech.  


    I met her in the late 70's or very early 80's (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 01:16:12 AM EST
    She was friends with my bailbondswoman and they came to my house one night. She had just made a tape (cassette) with a guy named Luther. (Not Van Dross.) I loved it and said I would send it to a producer in NY that I knew. She didn't have any record deals going at the time. He listened to it and thought it was too "Early Allmans."  She was very nice and it was a great tape. I wish I still had it.

    Luther Allison, maybe? (none / 0) (#19)
    by DFLer on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 04:04:35 PM EST
    Until last night (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Steve M on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 10:47:24 PM EST
    ...I had no idea that Hall and Oates were still alive.

    Now I am even less sure!

    heh (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by andgarden on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 10:59:17 PM EST
    Disappointing performance, I thought. The lyrics were poorly rehearsed.

    Gail Collins (none / 0) (#14)
    by andgarden on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 01:06:09 AM EST
    turns in a good one for the first time in a while.

    Meanwile (none / 0) (#15)
    by andgarden on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 01:10:50 AM EST
    Barry Coburn makes the same point that Bob Somerby did the other day about Patrick Fitzgerald's over-the-top statements about Blagojevich.


    [I]t is hard to feel comfortable with Mr. Fitzgerald's remarks in announcing the charges that Mr. Blagojevich's conduct amounted to a "political corruption crime spree" and "would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," that "the breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," that Mr. Blagojevich "put a `for sale' sign on the naming of a United States senator" and that his conduct was "cynical" and "appalling" and has "taken us to a truly new low."

    Any prosecutor at the center of a firestorm of publicity may find the temptation to grandstand hard to resist, but these comments are, to put it mildly, remarkably inflammatory.


    For our money, Fitzgerald and his overheated aides ought to get over themselves just a tad. It isn't part of their job description to imagine what Lincoln has done in his grave, or to thunder about where Illinois ranks among the fifty worst states.


    Oops (none / 0) (#16)
    by andgarden on Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 01:11:40 AM EST
    Coburn column here.