Hall & Oates Called “Jagoffs!” Um, What’s a Jagoff?

According to Wikipedia, “Jagoff or jag-off is an American English derogatory slang term from Pittsburgh English meaning a person who is stupid or inept. It is most prominent in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania areas. The Dictionary of American Regional English defines the term as a ‘general term of disparagement.'” Oh, okay. Not such a nice term.

It seems like singing duo, Blue Jean Committee, a soft rock singing duo from Chicago, have been at odds with Daryl Hall and John Oates for some time. Way back in the 1970’s Hall & Oates were the opening act for Blue Jean Committee and then something happened. Daryl and John became bigger than the act they opened for. Well, that happens sometimes but Blue Jean Committee is not happy about what happened next.

According to A.V.Club.com, Blue Jean Committee stated, “The minute they hit it big, they just left us in the dust. They don’t talk to us anymore,” reveals Clark Honus (Hader), one half of the Blue Jean Committee. “That’s a real Philly thing to do.” The article also said, “Daryl Hall hasn’t even invited them onto Live From Daryl’s House or Daryl’s House Club to jam at the jawn over some hoagies…” Jam at the jawn? I must be getting old because I don’t know what that means either.

I wonder why Blue Jean Committee is so surprised that Hall refuses to “jam the jawn” with them. Not that I know anything except for what I hear and read, but Daryl Hall doesn’t seem like the type of person who keeps his friends close. In fact, in one episode of “Live From Daryl’s House” he even told his band that he doesn’t have friends. Maybe that’s because he won’t “jam the jawn” with them over hoagies.

Anyway, Daryl Hall and John Oates are both in their late 60’s but are still going strong and touring. I give them lots of credit for that. They’ve been around a good 40 years, their songs are still popular enough to have them in television shows and movies, and not every young person says “who?” when H & O is mentioned.

Daryl and John will start their summer tour soon now that they’re about to end their winter tour. The summer fun starts on May 13th in Dallas with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. If you want to see them tickets go on sale February 12th.

I wonder if Blue Jean Committee will attend one of the concerts. Or maybe Daryl will send them free tickets or even better, ask Blue Jean Committee to open for them.

May 13 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

May 15 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

May 17 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater

May 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre

May 21 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

May 24 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

May 26 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

July 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion

July 12 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 14 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

July 16 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 18 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

July 22 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

September 9 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

September 12 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

September 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

September 18 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

September 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

September 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena