Yacht Rock is the greatest and best online series. It delves into the dark recesses of really smooth music from the late 70s and early 80s, and explores the tangled relationships that rocketed a relatively inbred group of artists straight to the top of the charts. It was created by J. D. Ryznar, David Lyons, and Hunter Stair and debuted on Channel 101 on June 26, 2005, becoming an immediate hit. I’m not sure that we’d have a boat today if we hadn’t first memorized Yacht Rock. John Oates (despite having been incredibly mean to Koko Goldstein) even credited the series with rekindling interest in Hall and Oates.
On October 25, 2011, my prayers and unrequited creeper emails were answered with a tweet from Koko’s Ghost proclaiming that Yacht Rock had been released in 1080p HD. I encourage everyone to watch the series and experience the raw power of really smooth music.
Keep the fire.