Daryl Hall is but one of the many members of the rock community stepping up during the ongoing pandemic, by offering food and bare essentials for barely any profit. Hall, who's now utilizing his Daryl's House music venue in Pawling, New York as a place to help families, explained, “We're all in this together. This is a crisis and a situation that we all need to deal with. I have trouble getting this stuff, just like everybody. I thought, 'O.K., as long as we're getting deliveries, why not help everyone out?'”
PoughkeepsieJournal.com posted how in addition to keeping 26 employees working, Hall has set up a way to help folks out during the pandemic:
In addition to offering a curbside takeout menu and delivery, the establishment is offering staples that for many people are pivotal as the coronavirus tightens its grip. Hall calls the offering the 'Daryl's House Essentials' and for $20 you can pick up curbside a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, two rolls of toilet paper, one roll of paper towels, a loaf of whole what bread and a pound of butter.
For $35, you get the essentials package and two red onions, a pound of cheddar cheese, a box of linguini, two avocados, two tomatoes, two pounds of potatoes, three heads of romaine lettuce and two apples. If you add wine to your order, the bottle will come at half price.
All of this is being offered Thursday-Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.darylshouseclub.com for information.
Daryl Hall was asked if he had any advice for fans self-distancing and worrying at home: “It's hard to know what to say, other than, I think in general my music is something that can help you deal with an unpleasant situation. There is something innately optimistic about my music. Music in general, that's something that soothes the savage beast. It's an important part of life. We all need some sanity right now. A lot of people don't like to be alone. Music can calm that. . . We're all hanging on and hoping this blows over sooner rather than later so we can get back into business. I just say, hang in there. This is going to go away.”
He went on to say, “Music offers a way to center yourself and let you think about things that aren't immediately happening to you right this second. If I have anything to say, I say, listen to music, man. Try and uplift yourself. It's probably the reason I do what I do, to try and communicate these higher emotions to people and to myself as well.”
As it stands now, Hall & Oates and Squeeze will kick off their joint spring and summer tour on June 3rd at Portland, Oregon's Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center.