Why so serious?
All this talk of Broadway is making me wonder, will Taylor ever be considered a serious musician again? Actually, was he ever considered a serious musician to start with? We all know Taylor cut his teeth for ten years in seedy bars, most of the time with a little audience and a lot of booze. Then, he took a shot with American Idol. For alot of people, the credibility that he may have had before AI got washed down the drain with Seacrest’s hair gel. It didn’t help that he had the “goofy, drunk dad” persona down pat. But, since then, he’s come out with his first CD, which did ok in sales…and the success of the second CD remains to be seen. So, maybe he really had nowhere to go but up, regarding the cliche of “serious musician.”
But, honestly, can you imagine somebody like Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee doing Broadway? I have a feeling it would have to be 32 degrees in hell first. For some people, the limits are there. For Taylor, I’m not sure that they are. I remember thinking a couple of years ago, he is still acting like somebody who has to take every measly job that comes his way. Obviously, I don’t know what he’s been offered or hasn’t, and I’m not going to pretend like I do. But, it just seems that his decision making skills in that arena leave a little to be desired.
Here’s a little Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice to enjoy.