This fall, Hall & Oatesmeal will make your dreams come true. Submit by Oct. 27!

Friends and fellow dreamers!

We are writing to you, live from Daryl’s house, with great big news and the grandest “hello again!” we can muster. It has been a wild few months, from licking the Goatmeal harvest off of our fingers to trying to map out our next moves. And we are planning some big moves, people. Moves so ambitious and outside the bowl, if you will, that they will make you just toss off your hats and jitterbug with surprise.

For the past two glorious issues Claire has been steering HMS Oatmeal by herself while Trisha was across the pond. (She claims she was teaching English, but in reality she was lost to land pirates, who after finding only five dollars in her pocket, dropped her off in the Adrsspachs without a jacket and shoelaces.) We found her a few months later in the desert pressing oats into milk, with a slightly Slavic accent and newfound taste for Pilsners. At any rate, she’s back just in time for our sixth (sixth!) issue,

Hall & Oatesmeal: Making Your Dreams Come True!

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Inspired by the oft-forgotten but enormously influential duo, Daryl Hall & Master Oatmeal (little-known fact: David Bowie attributes the magic of “Let’s Dance” to their revolutionary rhythms). The two met one auspicious autumn equinox in Jackson Hole in 1982 and recorded some sweet, sweet jams that were kept in air-tight jars deep in Daryl’s basement — until now! Thanks to the nosy archivists on staff, the recordings will be released and spread all over your ear-toast so soon. Perhaps at the release party.

Submit your dreams about dancing with John Oates, thoughts, memories, the early-80’s ballad that would have made you all kinds of famous (and still can!), a story about singing a mean “Maneater” at your cousin’s wedding (the one by Nelly Furtado is also amazing). If you’re hankering for guidance, see our submissions page, but we encourage you to let your dreams be your guide. Tell us everything! And also to listen to Hall & Oates all day every day. (It may be bad form for us to reveal our muse, but we will say that it rhymes with Ball & Moats.)

The release of this issue will also (really, we mean, yes, we really truly promise this time) coincide with our first print issue EVER! Because we, too, are hellbent and intent on making our paper dreams come true. Imagine how lovely an Oatmeal booklet will feel in your hands — the embodiment of sleepless nights in Oatmeal HQ and the gentle sacrifice of a few slender trees, all in the name of oatmeal. With the turn of every page, you’ll be able to hear the pine that fell onto the welcoming earth, closed its eyes, and murmured to itself, “Well yes, for this, it was worth it.” Thank you, future trees.

— But the money! Where does it all come from? — you may ask. Good question. We often ask ourselves that, too. In order to get our print publication out, we will be putting our project up on Kickstarter, with the goal of raising $500 toward the Oatmeal Fund. But let’s save that for another post. For now, keep writing.

No goodbyes,
The Hall & Oatesmeal Entourage

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