You gotta love this…

I was over on the TH board earlier, and saw these two videos that Sunny (not the one that posts here) put up. They are from Studio C, so for those of you who didn’t catch it when it was on this weekend, here’s a taste. The first one is Alabama Frame of Mind. My favorite part of this whole performance? When he screws up the lyrics at 1:12, realizes it, grimaces and gives a quick look to the back of the room…probably to Bill. Gotta love a man that can’t remember the lyrics, it’s actually one of the endearing qualities that I love about him!! Take a look…

Here’s what they’re supposed to be:

Jubilation risin’ on the bayou
celebration in the wind
Father Pat gives benediction
cross the Coden bridge again

Crickets spreadin’ rumors by the shoreline
with the lonesome lady whine
crab trap full of nothin
I’m high as the tide, all the time

Ah, a little artistic license never hurt anybody. πŸ˜† Except, to keep it real, he screws them up again at 2:14. Pretty sure this is just to make it look good. Of course, with the way he’s playing that harp, I could care less how many times he screws them up.

Here’s the Fall…

Just a real solid performance. He’s into the music..and makes it look so easy. Very nice performance!


30 Responses to “You gotta love this…”

  1. casualfan Says:

    LOL! This only makes Taylor more attractive to me when he does this. Maybe he should tape the lyrics to the floor so he can read them.

  2. casualfan Says:

    I’m high as the tide, all the time
    That could be the problem πŸ˜‰

  3. taylorfan06 Says:

    Taylor also flubbed the words on “The Fall” on WATW. I found it very endearing. Part of Taylor’s appeal is that he’s so fascinating to watch.
    He has PLENTY of magnetism!

  4. jerseyirish Says:

    Thats part of Taylor’s personna, he forgets the lyrics. Usually in videos you can tell he gets that “oh no” look on his face and just keeps going, like nothing is wrong.


  5. Dear Mr. Hicks,

    When I call out “You Dumbass!!!” during your shadow tour, please know that I truly mean it with all intended affection.


  6. If we all start chanting, “Acoustic Taylor!” do you think he’ll give us more of that? I have an idea. *slapping my forehead* Why didn’t I think of this before? How much does it cost to hire him for a gig? Let’s take up a collection and then we can all sit around and make googly eyes while he does an acoustic set.

  7. Apparently, these bad fans weren’t aware of The Media Ban.

  8. OMG Exactly…who cares what happens with the lyrics when the harp sounds like THAT….man oh man….I need a steady diet of that.

  9. Redrosespeedway Says:

    I agree completely. Its the occassional flubs and signs of vulnerability that are definitely part of his charm.

  10. Redrosespeedway Says:

    Those were some beautiful performances!

  11. I had goosebumps all over mid-way through the fall. Pure Taylor!!
    Lyrics…what lyrics? All I was watching was some thighs.

  12. mamaforpeace Says:

    Now THIS is the Taylor I love! No bullshit, no trying to please the AI audience, just pure unplugged Taylor. More, I say!

  13. casualfan Says:

    I agree Caryl! We can always call Bill and make an inquiry. (Looks in Blackberry for B’s cell number)

  14. taylorfan06 Says:

    “Taylor Unplugged” – now that’s something I’d like to have on DVD.
    (As well as “Electric Taylor”, “Soul Taylor”, etc., etc…)

    OMG! 2 more days until The Belly Up (to the front of the stage!)
    Look out Solana Beach!!!!

  15. taylorfan06 Says:

    There will be “MAGIG”!!! (fingers snap)

  16. taylorfan06 Says:


  17. Hey guys. I have basically been in hiding since my first full encounter with “The Distance”. I have to be honest here and say that I personally was extremely disappointed by this latest Taylor endeavor. I find no redemption for myself at all. If I were to have to try and explain what I would like to hear Taylor sing, none of these songs would be on my list.

    As I listen to these two videos, I am reminded of what I originally loved about Taylor so much. Grey, as you explained in your previous post, when I first heard Under the Radar, I too was struck by how his voice powered the music, not the other way around as it seems to come across in this newest CD.

    I am definitely OK with the fact that me and Taylor may have to part ways for now. I have always prepared myself for this inevitability, just in case he chose to move his music in a way that did not draw me to him. Hopefully one day he will find his way back to the music that drew me to him in the first place. It has been a great ride for these last 2-3 years and I will always remember the people that I met and the places that I have been.

    I will stop in from time to time to catch up and see if something tickles my fancy. Grey, you have a great blog here. Keep up the good work. Keep the general music discussions opened.

  18. Aww, Willpen..I know how you feel..but I’ve let myself listen to the CD over and over. Even though it’s not what I want for him, I don’t think it’s as bad as I initially thought it was. But I can completely get where you’re coming from, girl. Honestly, I live for videos like the ones above, those are the things that keep me hanging on. Don’t be too much of a stranger, okay?

  19. Arrow2Soul Says:

    Thanks for the vids above IAG. I wasn’t able to log on and get into the streaming so I missed them. They were intoxicating.
    Be well.

  20. You loose some, you win some. Has Taylor been to that ‘Garden Party’, this early in his career?

  21. Snowstorm Says:

    For some reason which has nothing to do with the subject, Taylor’s version of “On Broadway” is going thru my mind. I loved his version on Under The Radar.

  22. SS, That was on In Your Time.

  23. Willpen, I recall that when I first went on line your Little Pigs fairytale was about the first thing I read and I both enjoyed it and got the message. I discovered Taylor from watching AI and have enjoyed him and followed his career ever since. You have mentioned you attended many concerts where he performed music from his TH CD. I thought you would be one who enjoyed this new CD more than his TH CD. It should be fun to see him do some of these new songs live. Anyway, I have always enjoyed your blog.

  24. I was so sad to read this earlier, but didn’t know what to say. I want to say something to the effect that Taylor seems to be losing the more serious music fans one by one. I have to be careful not to offend anybody, though. (I’ve done it before without meaning to!)

    And then I wanted to ask a question. Something like, “why do we found it so hard to give up on this guy?” But I was afraid I’d be called a fangirl or worse. (which would offend ME.)

    Anyway, I hope you do check in from time to time, Willpen, I respect your opinion and enjoy your comments. (Was that OK?)

  25. Caryl, I get what you’re saying…and I don’t think you offended anybody. I think Taylor is losing the more serious music fans because he’s moving away from serious music. (Or it might be the Grease thing, too). He’s trying to be an entertainer and not a musician.

    When I watched these videos, I was struck by how he put himself into these songs. There was alot of emotion, and I could see why I keep hanging around for him.

  26. He doesn’t make it easy, though.

  27. I know, but there is just that something about him, ya know? Kind of pisses me off sometimes. πŸ˜†

  28. spinshack Says:

    Rosie, willpen is a knowledgeable music fan who has specific tastes. This new CD not of her liking. You all know how I feel about it at this point too. I plan to buy it, listen to it again and then write a proper stream of consciousness about it.

    Something hit me yesterday though, I was listening to Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline album. It’s one he takes in a more country oriented direction. It hit me why when I first heard Hicks’ album on-line what troubled me. (Besides the achy breaky heart.)

    I’ll continue that thought process in a blog.

  29. RedRoseSpeedway Says:

    Very interesting! I look forward to reading your blog.

  30. spinshack Says:

    Hey, Red, going to listen once more to the Hicks’ album it’s back on and do for tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

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