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As I listen to this new interview(Wednesday, Segment 11-13), I just wanted to throw some random thoughts out there. So, here goes nothing…
*This DJ dude loves Taylor. That’s cool, he needs more of that. First off, the obligatory questions about the “girlfriend”. Taylor doesn’t have time…and “I tried the relationship thing on the road.”
*When the DJ basically asked him why AI hated him, Taylor responded with “The songs that you record you have to live with the rest of your life. I started blazing that path of having my own creative control.” In other words: I was basically an ass and did what I wanted. That pissed them off, and they blackballed me. Ok, maybe not exactly, but that’s my interpretation. Isn’t that what you’re reading for?
*”I don’t have to work at a bank to get in my underwear, drink beer, watch television, watch football.” hahahahahah
*”I was in Italy…not thinking that I would get Soul Patrolled.” Once again, Taylor is breaking through, inventing new phrases. Gotta love it.
*DJ: When you’re a single guy traveling the country, women must be jumping all over you.
DJ: Do you like fat chicks?
Taylor: Maybe…maybe I do.
*That little exchange cracked me up. But then it gets better. We get tips from Taylor on how to pick him up.
“I like grey hair and I like one night stands.” ahahhahaha…I love this side of Taylor. “Be real.”
*”You guys got me a cake??!! Oh crap!!”
*”I have a Coldstone cake. It’s a very hard ice cream cake.”
I love this interview. I love that Taylor showed a side of himself that perhaps only his inner circle sees. Also, I love how the other two DJ’s are giving the guy a hard time about having a crush on Taylor. Kudos to Taylor for showing some personality..it’s kind of like Taylor gave me a gift for his birthday. Ha.
Here’s a few of your favorite things…well, a few of the things you have professed to like. I won’t pretend that I know you.
Oh wait…that might not be the right kind. Try this:
Please, please have one for me. Hey, I live vicariously. What can I say?
Wish you had time to relax and visit here today…
or especially here:
And I hope this one can come visit you…
At your next shadow stop, sing this song for me:
Here’s a little present for me, since it’s your birthday and all…
Every once in a while, I think to myself…Ok, I’m done. I don’t need to hear every little bit of Taylor news. I don’t need to know where he is 24/7. I don’t care who he’s dating. I just am going to back to my normal life and leave Taylor in the past. Every time, Taylor then does something to pull me back in. I knew that the Mecca weekend would bring some pretty good videos. I knew Taylor would be on his best behavior and put on a hell of a show. I don’t think he disappointed anyone. Not even me.
Here are some of the videos responsible for my inner fangirl seeing the light of day:
Wow. Tons of emotion in this one…
I haven’t listened to this song in a very, very long time…and hearing it brought back some memories…good and bad. I can’t say enough about Brian Less. He is seriously awesome!!
Josh Smith. AMAZING. If you’re like me, you’ll skip to about the 4 minute mark when the magic begins. What can I say? WRIR is not one of my favorites…but damn, the ending is fantastic!!
Whew. I’m about spent. But this one…is very cool. Love, love, love the original ones.
Shut up and sing. I voted for you.
I know Workplay is coming up…and I also know that all of your hardcore
stalkers fans will be there. I know you’re probably looking for some sage advice on how to handle all the adulation. So, because I love to tell you what to do, here ya go:
1. If you’re invited to a family reunion, but it’s not your family…don’t go. There’s a couple of
sis fans that would like to bring you into the fold. And by into the fold, I really mean lock you in their basement.
2. These people know where your parents live. Don’t go there. Better yet, send them to Tahiti for a second honeymoon. It will save them a lot of grief.
3. They also know where you like to go for your meat and three. Get delivery.
4. Can you swing by Georgia and pick Bill up? I miss him.
5. We recommend promoting Clay to “Drink Tester”. Don’t drink anything that a fan has bought you unless Clay has first. If he doesn’t pass out in a drug stupor within 30 seconds, you’re fine. Consume at will.
6. Tell your family and your inner circle, no new friends this weekend. It doesn’t matter if they’re friends on Facebook or not.
7. When you get drunk and go out at 2am, there will be cameras and video wherever you go. Stay locked up. Drink alone. This is why you need to pick up Bill.
Most of all, have fun and SOUL PAH-TROL!!
Yours in unbridled sarcasm,
Another show, another review…boy, the Houston press doesn’t take too kindly to Taylor, do they?
Even though I don’t agree with a lot of what this guy says, he did hit the nail on the head with this:
We couldn’t tell if the crowd was excited to hear an obscure Nawlins track or if they just enjoyed being able to smell the man’s dry cleaning. You could stick out your finger and taste the sexual charge in the air.
and maybe this:
After watching Taylor Hicks last night in the studio last night at Warehouse Live we now know why these hallowed blog halls have been strewn with bitter words from angry Soul Patrollers. Hicks is a modern day Dan Fogelberg, a one-man Bread, and an American Idol anomaly.
As for this part:
It’s his original work that gets overwrought and clunky, with every song either rhyming “love” with “above” or “hand” with “man.”
I completely disagree. I love his original stuff.
Although, this vid is great:
I love Battlefield, too…
This is a great version of Don’t Let Me Down
I haven’t heard him sing this in a long time…
Thanks to NolaMar for these great pics!! Seeing them reminded me of my TH journey.
This is like the beginning of my journey, so full of optimism and hope for the future, waiting to see Taylor on American Idol every week. Reading all the blogs, listening to all the pre-AI music that Taylor had done.
Then I partook in the excitement and the music, loving every minute of it. The American Idol tour, the shadow gigs, traveling around the country going to concerts, making great friends.
Then came the bitterness of the Soul Patrol, the fan site wars, the competition of who was the better fan fueled by speculation of who Taylor was really dating. The excitement and the music were still there, but the drama of the fandom took it’s toll.
But yet, with a smile on my face, I keep coming back for more. Drawn by the music, perhaps drawn by the potential that I see. Maybe I’m still waiting for that “something”…
And then this:
Thanks to Candy for getting this!! Gotta love Spoonful James. These guys rock!!
(thanks to 4tay for the pictures)
Thanks to Seven Days for showing me this from the Boogies.
Oh yes. You can have it on your iPod now.
It’s a beautiful thing…
This is a great vid…
I don’t know…maybe people should have talked louder in this one. They almost drowned him out.
There is something about this video…something about the way he sings, the expressions. Just reminds me of the old shadow tours.
Get into the wayback machine with me…the last time Taylor was at Smiths.
Any Spoonful James vids out there? I couldn’t find any. *crying*
So, I’ll just have to post this one.
I is for In Your Time
This was Taylor Hicks’ first studio album, recorded in 1997, when he was 21 years old.
Here’s the story behind “Son of a Carpenter”
In Your Time
Somehow (Rajrae…I actually filmed this video at the Pageant. I know you were looking for the person who filmed it.)
On Broadway. How prophetic.
There’s no embedding on this one, but this version of Georgia is my absolute favorite. I don’t know if he was drunk, high, or just in the zone, but this is awesome.