Love is a Battlefield..or something like that

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A big thanks to Robin for bringing this video to my attention.Out of all the songs on The Distance, (aside from Indiscriminate Act of Kindness), this is the song, I Live on a Battlefield, that I’ve wanted to hear live the most. I wanted to hear how Taylor would sing this, away from the constraints of the studio. I was not disappointed…and Josh, you rocked. Wow!! Oh, and I’m loving the new look on Josh too. Stepping it up a little, I see.

I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am that somebody got Taylor tagging, also.

Hymns to the Silence, Raincheck, and Days Like This are sampled here. What a great tribute to Van Morrison.

And I hope we get something like this performance on Wednesday night…I’m sure it won’t be quite this long..but please, give us some harp!!

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118 Responses to “Love is a Battlefield..or something like that”

  1. taylorfan06 Says:

    Taylor is such a thrill to see LIVE. He is SO in his element on stage. For those here who haven’t seen any of the shadow concerts yet, do what you can to see Taylor at the Open Door.

    He is like no one else in concert. The band is tight and the music phenomenal. He NEVER gives less than 100% and the sense of fun he exudes from the stage into the audience makes the experience unforgettable.

    These videos bring back such great memories. To actually see these songs IN PERSON brings the performance to a new level. Taylor deserves respect in every sense of the word on his stage ability. The $35.00 I spent on tickets was an amazing bargain compared to the prices other “big” name acts charge. They can’t touch Taylor on stage.

    GO SEE A SHOW!!! Taylor RULES on stage and EVERYWHERE!!!
    I can’t wait to see him on AI Wed. I hope everyone watches for a HUGE ratings surge. Spread the news and tell a friend!

  2. taylorfan06 Says:

    ILOAB is actually my favorite from TD. I hope it is released as a single down the road. I think it DOES have hit potential! YEAH!!!!!!

  3. taylorfan06 Says:

    Sweet memories, memories… Yes, indeed!

  4. Yeah, Josh looks good, I agree.

    NO! That’s not all I took away from this post! I can’t listen to the vids right now, it will have to wait until tomorrow. But after reading what you wrote and lookin at the purty pictures, I’m aching to see him live again. That’s right, aching!! (or maybe I’m just hungry)

    We’ll all get a little taste on Wednesday night, I guess. *giggling like a schoolgirl* Hey! Don’t forget to send good vibs to Taylor tomorrow while he makes a video. Where’s BL when you need her?

  5. Awww. My babies on IAG. Blush.

    Josh was ridiculous on ILOAB! I know. I sound like Karawhatshername. But he was!

    This was a fantastic show but, for me, these were the two highlights of the night — with SMB holding a slight lead.

  6. Well, yes, and the Morrison / Maze tags. I loved those too. Pretty great stuff.

    It’s funny how much I see now that didn’t fully register that night. Thanks for posting these. Really. The whole point is for people to *see*.

  7. Snowstorm Says:

    Taylor is good performer, but the first two songs are just fair, IMO. Those long guitar riffs are not popular anymore. 7 Mile is a good song.

  8. Snowstorm Says:

    The wooing from the audience is distracting. They need to STFU!

  9. Snow, you are such a downer sometimes!! You just LOVE to throw cold water on us all don’t you? I will always LOVE the long guitar riffs whether they are “popular now” or not. Josh is not only phenomenal in this performance of ILOAB, but especially on the CD! I did not realize it was him doing it in the studio too until I looked it up tonight on the credits.

    That photo is one of my favorites too. I have to admit, Taylor on the harp just does me in – no cold water (or SNOW) will quench me tonight. 🙂 Check out this harp solo from SMB (CDN) from a different angel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYWDhvgGv38 And more great harp and a guitar/harp duet with Josh in Soul Thing too. (Another great video of Robins!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Y0IaP5yVw

    DAYAM! I just can’t get enough!

  10. Snowstorm Says:

    It always seems to me that Taylor Hicks fans are caught in some kind of weird time warp. Those long guitar riffs are not popular…maybe back in the 60’s or 70’s they were popular? But, in 2009, they are not. That guitar player is pretty good, though – I must say. Just keeping it real, like I usually do. 😉

    And, those fans in the background, with all that wooooing? Are they drunk? If I was there, I would have told them to shut up and listen to the music..idiots!

  11. taylorfan06 Says:

    Snow – Who made you the ruler of what’s popular and what’s not? Trust me, you wouldn’t know how to keep it real if it knocked at your door.

    Many of us here just want to enjoy Taylor. Ther’s plenty to enjoy!!!

    If you just broke down and just went to a show maybe the whole LIVE experience would be better understood. You are SUCH a piece of work! Your glass is always half empty, just like the MANY inane thoughts you post here.

    You’re ALWAYS complaining about something…

    That song is lame…
    The CD sucks…
    Oh the crowd is annoying..
    The guitar riff is too long…
    Concerts are too expensive…
    Taylor’s doing this wrong..
    Taylor’s doing that wrong…

    WAH! WAH! WAH!

    You just bitch and moan – I try to ignore you, and I HATE to give you any attention. I know for a fact I’m not alone here!

    Grow up, PLEASE!!!! I wish others here would be as honest here, but make they have more strength to ignore your UNFOUNDED superiority.

  12. “Those long guitar riffs are not popular…maybe back in the 60’s or 70’s they were popular? But, in 2009, they are not.”

    That just proves to me even more that taste in music has really declined. What is it they want now snow? Flashing lights and explosions, back up dancers, so much synthesizing that you can’t even hear the singers voice any more? A circus perhaps? Zippered eyelids? Bah! Tasteless garbage! They can keep it. I’ll keep my amazing guitar riffs – the GOOD music. 😉

    Try this song for some good New Orleans Funky Jazz. http://www.garageband.com/artist/SodaPopinski (Any Ideas) I was researching the bass player (Eric Vogel) for one of the bands we watched Sat at the fest. He used to be in this band, now plays with Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

  13. casualfan Says:

    Long guitar riffs is the GOOD MUSIC! There is nothing more intoxicating at a concert than a good musician one up on stage getting into his music. That’s what it’s all about. Taylor ripped it up on SMB at The Roxy and the crowd went totally crazy and Josh Smith is in a class by himself.

    When Taylor is onstage as a musician he’s not acting. His passion awakens and his heart is wide open for all to see what’s inside. The man has pure talent up on stage and that’s what brings those songs alive. I may not fanfair on Grease but God Blesses Taylor on stage performing his music.

    Music is a celebration of what’s inside the heart. People like Snow don’t understand that.

  14. casualfan Says:

    Try this song for some good New Orleans Funky Jazz. http://www.garageband.com/artist/SodaPopinski (Any Ideas) I was researching the bass player (Eric Vogel) for one of the bands we watched Sat at the fest. He used to be in this band, now plays with Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
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    Great find!

  15. casualfan Says:

    Grow up, PLEASE!!!! I wish others here would be as honest here, but make they have more strength to ignore your UNFOUNDED superiority.
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    TF6-I feel your pain! Been there and done that and all I got for the effort is one huge headache and a sleepless night. I think most of us here had to learn to just walk over the garbage and ignore the smell. It’s hard I know but think of your love for Taylor up on stage. Those of us who have witnessed his stage presense know the truth and that’s all that counts at the end of the day.

    As I have said many, many times…I may not be a fan of all he does, but I do reconize and respect him for the true musician I have witnessed him as being and that will never change. 😉

  16. hicksaholic Says:

    TF6
    I agree with you about Taylor being in a class by himself as a live performer. I haven’t been to thousands of concerts , well not even hundreds, but out of the live concerts I’ve seen Taylor is so much better than even so called “better” singers or bands. He has a charisma (or something) that reaches out and grabs the audience. For me it’s like a sense of euphoria takes over my body. It really is weird but that’s how I would describe it.

  17. Those long guitar riffs are not popular anymore.

    Well, that’s just utter nonsense. You should try gettig out to some clubs where real musicians play real music. Artists who are capable of improvisation. Try blues, rock, jamband, jazz, etc. I believe you’ll find such improv is alive and well.

  18. Long guitar riffs may not be popular with music that you listen to Snowstorm, but almost all concerts I have been to in the last 2 years still do it. You must listen to what they “garbage” oh I mean pop music?

    It does seem you have nothing but negative things to say, what a pitiful way to live your life.

    I usually wouldn’t call you out, but sometimes your comments are just ridiculous!!!

  19. The only thing weird in these vids is the way Taylor is kind of staring out into space. I’ve never seen him do that before. Maybe somebody who was there could explain it to me. Maybe it’s the angle of the camera..I don’t know. Did somebody say that this stage was really small? Maybe that’s what he does when he can’t move around…I don’t know.

  20. casualfan Says:

    Who knows IAG. Maybe his GF was there or his ADD was acting up. I do know that he always has to find a focus when he gets that way. I think that’s how those infamous “eye f***s” got started. People misconstrued what he’s doing when in reality he’s focusing his ADD. It’s not a military secret that he has it bad. Hell, I think all musicians have that. LOL!

  21. casualfan Says:

    Long guitar riffs may not be popular with music that you listen to Snowstorm, but almost all concerts I have been to in the last 2 years still do it. You must listen to what they “garbage” oh I mean pop music?
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    I agree Trixi, that’s what live music is! These days, entertainers lip sync, prance around in their bras with nothing else on and dance with white albano snakes. They have to do that to keep the attention on themselves. That’s not music but entertainment.

    Anyone that kicks ass on an instrument is a true musician in my book.

  22. Snowstorm Says:

    There’s a reason long guitar riffs are not popular…it’s because they are boring! Oh, and I’ve been to many recent concerts and the popular groups are not doing them anymore! Again, this was popular back in the 70’s…it is not popular anymore!

  23. What popular groups Snow?

  24. Snowstorm Says:

    casualfan, again spreading nonsense with the girlfriend rumors? You are a piece of work.

  25. Snowstorm Says:

    Too numerous to list, but I see mostly rock bands, and some of the popular acts are Green Day, U2, Bon Jovi, etc.

  26. taylorfan06 Says:

    Snow – You are the BORING one here. But enough about you.

    Everyone needs to see ALL the LOVE Taylor is receiving on the AI Forum regarding his upcoming performance on Wednesday!!!
    25 wonderful pages and counting… WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    Tell a friend and share the LOVE, baby!

    http://myidol.americanidol.com/go/t…Taylor_Hicks_is

    “Taylor Is Hot” and will ALWAYS be!!!

    Keep those guitars riffs coming, Taylor. The longer the better!!!!!!
    You love the music and we love you for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALWAYS ignore the HATERS!

  27. taylorfan06 Says:

    I really doubt that snow is going to ANY of the concerts she listed.
    She bitched pretty loud about spending $25 – $35 for Taylor and I know that these bands are charging WAY more!

    I enjoy those bands also, but Taylor would be my #1 pick to see LIVE.

  28. taylorfan06 Says:

    Trying to compare Taylor with any band or artist will always be like comparing apples to oranges.

    He is a ONE OF A KIND which makes me the fan I am.

    He is in a league of his own and puts on a HELL OF A SHOW!!!!!!

    Love me some Taylor Reuben Hicks!!!

  29. Snowstorm Says:

    I would NEVER get on a plane to see Taylor Hicks. I did see him when he came to my city. I’m just a casual fan…I’m not fanatics like most of you posting here are.

  30. jerseyirish Says:

    As far as the long guitar riffs, asked my son and he said when you have an awesome player you want to showcase them. He said the guitar player that was in his band was great, and folks always went nuts over his playing and wanted to hear him. He said it depended on the crowd and what they wanted would drive how long he would play during a song.

    taylorfan06, Agree Taylor is one of a kind, he he just captures you with his voice and style.

    JI

  31. You have to give snow credit for being able to come up with new things to piss us off about. lol

    Maybe the ‘younger generation’ (<—spoken in my best old lady voice) has too short an attention span to enjoy a good guitar riff. Whateva. (<—Switching to a young punk NY accent.)

    I went to a show recently where, during the last song, each and every member of the band played a solo. They worked us up into a frenzy so that we all left feeling a bit dazed and happy. And YES there were young people in the audience.

    You know what I noticed at the show at Martyr’s that I didn’t notice on the solo tour? (and this may just be because we were all closer to the band and could really see their faces) The guys in the band seem to love the music they’re playing with Taylor. I noticed Brian singing along silently with Taylor, Josh smiling, all of them bobbing their heads, etc…This is one reason I’d like to see Taylor perform with his own band on AI.

  32. Bon Jovi will be at Jazz Fest Saturday. They are playing the same time as Kings of Leon, The OJ’s and John Mayall. Just before those shows Dr. John is at one stage and Cowboy Mouth at another…… SO many choices!! I’m still considering going that day but would prefer Friday, hoping the crowd will be smaller. If I go Thursday I’ll definitely see John Boutte’ and John Scofield and the Piety Street Band. Not sure who else….

  33. I would not get on a plane to see Taylor Hicks either, unless it was also to go see my family in Texas. (Houston, Austin, Dallas) I WOULD drive up to 9 or 10 hours for a concert though. LOL Does that make me a fanatic? Actually, I do admit to being a bit fanatical… I have to admit it. I was a casual fan with only one concert in my own city until a few months ago. I’m pretty far past that now. 😉

  34. I meant “if I go Friday.” I’m not going Thursday for sure.

  35. So what made you become more interested, rajrae?

  36. casualfan Says:

    rajrae Says:

    April 27, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Bon Jovi will be at Jazz Fest Saturday. They are playing the same time as Kings of Leon, The OJ’s and John Mayall. Just before those shows Dr. John is at one stage and Cowboy Mouth at another…… SO many choices!! I’m still considering going that day but would prefer Friday, hoping the crowd will be smaller. If I go Thursday I’ll definitely see John Boutte’ and John Scofield and the Piety Street Band. Not sure who else….
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    rajrae, I’m jealous! I love Jazz Fest and the atmosphere in NO at this time. Hopefully I will be there this fall doing a huge promotion on something…miss that city.

  37. “The guys in the band seem to love the music they’re playing with Taylor. I noticed Brian singing along silently with Taylor,”
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    I noticed that in one of the CDN videos too… forget which song.

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    “So what made you become more interested, rajrae?”
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    Well, I’ve always been “interested.” If I saw his name mentioned in the news or whatever I would read it. I heard about him doing Grease and thought “WHAT?” but then heard how successful he was in it and was happy for him, and happy to hear he was making a new album. I’ve listened to the TH cd more than any other since it came out but went a spell without listening to it. Then I drove over to Texas a couple of months ago and played it a LOT and really got back into it. When I got back home I started searching for current info, and watching you-tube videos of his concerts over the past couple of years. Just FLOORED me to hear and see some of them. I had no photos or video from my HOB concert, just remembered how great it was. I was not even very familiar with the TH songs at the time. Had only gotten the cd a couple of days before the show. I guess I’m so “fanatical” now because I had two years of catching up to do. LOL

  38. casualfan Says:

    rajrae-I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Dr. John a few years ago in Portland, OR at the River Front Blues Fest. I have a good friend who is friends with him and got me a VIP pass. I met him and Coco Taylor (I think that’s her name) He’s a super sweet guy and a true humanitarian.

  39. spinshack Says:

    “Robin Says:
    Those long guitar riffs are not popular anymore.

    Well, that’s just utter nonsense. You should try gettig out to some clubs where real musicians play real music. Artists who are capable of improvisation. Try blues, rock, jamband, jazz, etc. I believe you’ll find such improv is alive and well.
    I have to say Robin you have the best Cafe du Nord vids on the Youtube. That and you’re absolutely right in your comment to Snow.

    Sorry Snow, you’re off base here. The guitar is not dead and yeah, in live formats bands still do that; U2, all those you listed, still feature the guitarists, they have drum solos so don’t know where that came from…

  40. “I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am that somebody got Taylor tagging, also.”

    I found the compilation of Maze tags at that other place and sat here one night letting WMP play them one after the other and was just totally a”mazed.” That clip above is also Robins, and another fabulous one. Did you actually get to enjoy the concert taking so much video? I (WE!) DO appreciate it, but just trying to take clips at Jazz Fest was really hard because I wanted MOVE to the music. LOL

    And IAG, I forgot to say your title for this entry is hilarious. Don’t you know it’s going to bring some Jordin Sparks fans here who do a search of her new sigle title? LOL

    (Sorry I’m posting so much. Need to stop and get some stuff done around here.)

  41. Snowstorm Says:

    Spin, there is a difference between featuring a guitarist or a drummer and doing long riffs. They do not do the 3-5 riffs anymore.

  42. Have long thought that Snow lives in a small globe of her own making . .

    have scrolled on by since I’m not a resident poster, but . . .
    the idea that “no one” is interested in extended guitar riffs anymore would be quite a surprise to a lot of people who follow the Allman’s for example – of course their annual 15 show residency at the Beacon in March with Clapton sitting in for 2 nights of course doesn’t count in her poppy little world. Also the fans of artists like Derek Trucks, Gov’t Mule, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Phish, to name just a few off the top of my head . . and since have a young U2 fan sitting in my office – he’s adding a big Bat Guano to her comment about them.

    Back to ROM . .

  43. casualfan Says:

    Perhaps Eddie Van Halen should join this conversation. He’s still on stage rockin’ his guitar riff’n ass off!

  44. casualfan Says:

    AH-As always, you speak GOOD MUSIC. Anyone here remember “Tom Sawyer” by Rush?

  45. taylorfan06 Says:

    As much as Taylor seems to like “The Maze”, I’m surprised it was never released as a single. It’s one of my favorites from TH and I think it could have been a hit. I thought it was a bit maroon5-ish (even though I can’t stand that band). That lead singer has too whiny a voice, but he sells – go figure. He’s really gross, too.

    Anyway, all the Taylor videos are a”maze”ing, and it seems Taylor plans to keep “The Maze”in his LIVE sets. That works for me!!!

  46. spinshack Says:

    Coincidentally I had a “Rush” album listening night this weekend. Had to relive some of their great material. Had used one of their tunes in a blogpost.

    Tom Sawyer

  47. casualfan Says:

    Thanks Spin! Love that song

  48. spinshack Says:

    The Maze is one of my favorites off that first CD. Really like how he uses it live as well.

  49. spinshack Says:

    CF, the drum kit in that video – phenomenal.

  50. jerseyirish Says:

    The Maze was one of my favorites also on the TH CD and loved it when I saw him do it live!!

    JI

  51. casualfan Says:


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    Sounds like the guitar is very much alive and well to me!

  52. casualfan Says:

    CF, the drum kit in that video – phenomenal.
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    LOL! Spin, I thought the exact same thing when I saw that-awesome! I love “Limelight” too…great vids!

  53. casualfan Says:

  54. spinshack Says:

    CF that’s fantastic!

  55. casualfan Says:


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    ZZ TOP-2003

  56. casualfan Says:

    Maybe we need to post some comments over here from Utube. These are comments from people in their 20’s who are wanting to bring the GOOD MUSIC back and hate today’s stuff. They LOVE ZZ TOP and the CLaptons of the world. THese people get it! Isn’t life grand! woohoo!

  57. spinshack Says:

    Check out this guitar: Richie Sambora

  58. casualfan Says:


    Eric Clapton baby! woohoooo!

  59. casualfan Says:

    Richie is another one Spin! And he’s HOT!

  60. spinshack Says:

    Steve Vai triple neck guitar solo

  61. Snowstorm Says:

    AH, all those acts you listed are not rock. Those bands are southern rock. There’s a big difference, sweatheart.

  62. Snowstorm Says:

    taylorfan06, the reason the Maze was not released is because the recording sucked. End of story.

  63. casualfan Says:

    Rush, Eric Clapton is southern rock? ROFLMAO! Wow!

  64. Snowstorm Says:

    My goodness, you guys live in the past. Rush…another 80’s band.

  65. Snowstorm Says:

    Eric Clapton does strictly blues nowadays.

  66. casualfan Says:

    The point is these bands are very much alive and still appreciated today even by the young folks.

  67. Snowstorm Says:

    You guys are no match for me. Yawn! 🙂

  68. casualfan Says:

    Snow, calling me names isn’t getting you anywhere.

    Spin-Thanks for vids girl! You rock!

  69. Snowstorm Says:

    You guys are no match for me. Yawn. 🙂

  70. Snowstorm Says:

    It gets me everywhere because you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.

  71. spinshack Says:

    My goodness, you guys live in the past. Rush…another 80’s band.

    Good music is good music. So Snowbaby, you only listen to what is immediate and current? There’s a lot of crap on the top of the Billboard charts right now. *grins*

  72. Snowstorm Says:

    Those long-assed guitar riffs are not popular. OK, I’ll admit maybe some of those southern bands still do them. But, the mainstream rock acts do not do them. Trust me on that. They do not do them.

  73. Snowstorm Says:

    I like ALL music, Spin. I even like classical and opera.. as long as it’s good.

  74. jerseyirish Says:

    Good guitar playing is just great to listen to, Eric Clapton one of my all time favorites, just never goes out of style.

    CF, I agree alot of younger folks are going back to when music was music, my son is one them who now appreciates music two years ago he wouldn’t even entertain listening to. Does my heart good to hear him and his buddies rocking to Clapton, Rolling Stones and all the other greats.

    JI

  75. AH says:

    have scrolled on by since I’m not a resident poster, but . . .
    the idea that “no one” is interested in extended guitar riffs anymore would be quite a surprise to a lot of people who follow the Allman’s for example – of course their annual 15 show residency at the Beacon in March with Clapton sitting in for 2 nights of course doesn’t count in her poppy little world. Also the fans of artists like Derek Trucks, Gov’t Mule, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Phish, to name just a few off the top of my head . . and since have a young U2 fan sitting in my office – he’s adding a big Bat Guano to her comment about them.

    Back to ROM . .

    Exactly. There’s no basis in reality for this bizarre claim that guitar riffs are somehow passe. None. It’s laughable, really. AG’s examples are right-on and reminded that I just talked with two 20-somethings who saw Wilco in B’ham last week. They’re huge fans and described with much pleasure the lengthy instrumental breaks / jams that made the show so great to them.

  76. Sorry. ^^Failed to close my blockquote.

  77. Snowstorm Says:

    I was listening to Renee Fleming yesterday. I highly recommend! Excellent!

    Spin – I am what you call a music snob. I look at Taylor sometimes and he reminds of faux music. He’s comes across so contrived at times. If he decides to be real, he’s got some potential.

  78. “hey LOVE ZZ TOP and the CLaptons of the world. THese people get it! Isn’t life grand! woohoo!”

    Hell yeah! Being the Texan I am, gotta lotta love for ZZ Top! Hey Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43pA9Xm6zg&feature=related
    And the man himself (Jimi H) Hey Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLnKUiybiFo&feature=related

    (One of the guys we saw Sat did a Jimi and played with his teeth. LOL)

    Dang, casual, I’m supposed to be getting stuff done, not watching YT vids!! LOL

  79. Wish we would have watched Wilco on Sat! They were setting up when we left the Gentilly stage after Galactic to go to the Blues Tent to see Johnny Winter. Not sorry at all we saw him, but wished we could have seen both. The crowd was already heavy, and more were pushing in when we left.

  80. “Spin – I am what you call a music snob. I look at Taylor sometimes and he reminds of faux music. He’s comes across so contrived at times. If he decides to be real, he’s got some potential.”

    Why are you even a fan?

  81. casualfan Says:

    LOL! TF6 You are great!

    rajrae-It’s like beating your head against the wall…it’s so not worth it.

  82. Virtual Speak Says:

    I go out of the country for a few weeks and I see everything is status-snow.

    Ohh.. my faux pas.. “quo”

    🙄

  83. casualfan Says:

    Hey VS! Glad you are back!

  84. Snowstorm Says:

    rajrae, I liked him from AI. Thought he was interesting and different. Taylor doesn’t know who he is, but I haven’t given up on him entirely.

    taylorfan, I aint going anywhere. tootsie. Guess what… I’m hotter than hot! hahaha!

  85. You guys are too funny letting Snow get to you. However, she is a fan and will be watching AI Wednesday night and report back with her critique. Trust me on that.

  86. casualfan Says:

    Actually, it’s up to the blog owner if you are here to stay sweetpea, just like the rest of us.

  87. Snowstorm Says:

    Oh, come on now. You all love me. I’m the only entertainment you got here and I keep it real, baby, not like, um others, who shall remain nameless.

  88. Snowstorm Says:

    Ding, Ding, Ding….we have a winner and Ro is the winner. Ro is right.. I am a fan, but I am a casual fan and I do not bow at the altar of Taylor Hicks.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Taylor will put on a good show and if he doesn’t you will hear about it, but I have a good feeling about this.

  89. Just to be clear . . the opinions stated as facts I referred to are about music – not TH.

  90. JumpedtheShark Says:

    Just checking in….Yikes!

  91. Can someone tell me one more time how to do the block-quotes? Sorry, I can’t find that link now.

  92. jerseyirish Says:

    Rosie, I agree snow is a fan, when Taylor is doing what she wants to hear. I am sure we will get a critique Wed night or early Thurs.

    VS, Welcome home!!!! 🙂

    JI

  93. casualfan Says:

    jerseyirish Says:

    April 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Good guitar playing is just great to listen to, Eric Clapton one of my all time favorites, just never goes out of style.

    CF, I agree alot of younger folks are going back to when music was music, my son is one them who now appreciates music two years ago he wouldn’t even entertain listening to. Does my heart good to hear him and his buddies rocking to Clapton, Rolling Stones and all the other greats.
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    This is what I love to hear. I was reading over on Utube under the vids I posted earlier and alot of those comments are coming from young ones who are into and appreciate the classics like Clapton, Sting, Rolling Stones and so many others. I also watch a lot of interviews with todays bands and they ALL describe those legends as being their foundation to build their music on. There are many musicians out there that are back to the basics and that’s what it’s all about. Tell you son that he’s awesome!

  94. Oh wow.

    When are you guys going to learn to just ignore Snow when she starts up? You keep giving her attention and she’ll keep pissing you off.

  95. JumpedtheShark Says:

    I enjoy Snow’s post. She keeps things stirred up lol. Come on guys, it’s healthy to disagree on stuff. Keeps our “old” minds sharp lol. 😉

  96. So did you all hear this:
    “His new single “Seven Mile Breakdown” is set to impact country radios on May 5th.”

  97. jerseyirish Says:

    CF, Yeah hubby even goes down and jams with them now, pulls out his guitar and they really get into. My son is 22 and to hear him talk about the rock legends we all grew up with, that he admires really says something to me.

    Caryl, I saw that about SMB being released on 5/5 for country radio, hoping its gonna be a big hit for him.

    JI

  98. I think it is great that there are 27 pages on the AI blog about Taylor’s apperance on Wed. His CD will get a boost in sales but even more important to me would be for him to start selling out his concerts almost as soon as the tickets go on sale. It is a crying shame that he has not sold out the last three small venues. Singing WRIR after the Grease shows does not translate into people wanting to go see him in a club. Hopefully he will start doing SMB at Grease so he can show his gritty side.

  99. snow who?

    🙂

  100. Honestly, I really don’t think it makes a difference if there were 2700 pages about Taylor appearing on AI. Obviously those people aren’t buying the CD, and right now that’s what Taylor needs.

  101. Badfantoo Says:

    Well they may not translate to CD sales, but 25 pages of mostly positive comments about Taylor on the scary board is a nice change of pace. Hopefully he’ll get a bump in sales from the AI appearance.

    I’m interested to see whether SMB gets played on the radio. Pop country dominates the stations I’ve listened to, so I’ll be pleasantly surprised if it gets any airplay.

  102. The only country I can’t stand are those sad story songs usually sung by a guy sounding like a down and out backwater hick, puffing on cigs while tilting the bottle. Who listens to that crap!

  103. Shedding a crappy Monday attitude and getting myself back on track . .

    Don’t know if anyone is familiar with Lefsetz’s blog or follows him on Twitter but he sent this out today – thought some might be interested

    The uploader put this in the Comments
    some clips are old, some are new. i consider everything in the video to essentially still be “relevant” though

    Love or hate Frank Zappa, he was a honest voice in the music business . . this compilation reinforces that the industry didn’t get in the mess it is in now overnight. The “suits” can pretend all they want and trot out garbage deals like the 360 contracts, but the old methods aren’t working anymore . . people are finding the artists they like on their own instead of accepting what is shoved down their throats by the big radio / big label consortium.

  104. Tweet from the guy filming SMB video today: “Shoot is going great, Taylor is a great guy, footage looks amazing so far.”

  105. jerseyirish Says:

    AH, Very intersting and so true, the old the new its still the same. One of the reasons I stopped listening to radio was because of the repetition of songs over and over, there was no variety they play what they think folks want to hear and thats it. Thanks for posting.

    JI

  106. jerseyirish Says:

    rajrae, Thats great news, thanks for the update!!!
    🙂

    JI

  107. So . . . heard any awesome guitar riffs lately? I hear they’re all the rage with the young hipsters. 😛

  108. Re: Country

    When I first heard this song —-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKegmEyv-A on the radio a few months back I immediately thought that some of Taylor’s songs would do well on the country circuit…

    JMO…

  109. …particularly a song like SMB…I should add..

  110. jerseyirish Says:

    Sojie, I agree has the same kind of sound to it as SMB, I’m hoping it will do well on the country stations.

    ji

  111. rosie Says:
    April 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    The only country I can’t stand are those sad story songs usually sung by a guy sounding like a down and out backwater hick, puffing on cigs while tilting the bottle. Who listens to that crap!

    Also don’t like the dog-stole-my-truck-and-my-girl stuff, but then there’s this . . .

  112. So . . . heard any awesome guitar riffs lately? I hear they’re all the rage with the young hipsters.

    Actually at Jazz Fest on Saturday just about every band we saw had guitar riffs at one point or another. But it was a lot of blues and funky jazz stuff. I particularly liked the bass solo that a guy named Eric Vogel did with Big Sam’s Funky Nation. I’m trying to upload it (a partial) to Vimeo now but I think it froze. I have trouble with Vimeo. I might just have to go with YouTube instead. I’m afraid they will be taken down. I’m not going to label them “Jazz & Heritage Festival” or even with he bands names. I don’t think we were supposed to video.

    AH ha! Earlier I found that band “Soda Popinski” he was in in, (linked a song above) and just now just found the band they morphed into after that…. Groovesect. Will give a listen…http://runningincircleswithscissors.blogspot.com/2008/08/meet-groovesect.html It’s a blog from 2008. Now he’s playing with Big Sam….. Interesting journey to look into.

  113. http://www.iclips.net/content.php?content_id=12876 Groovesect at the French Quarter Festival 2008. Still have a year to figure out… LOL

  114. Thanks raj, that’s some incredible sax playing right there. I wish you could have seen my faves Wilco. I would love to have heard your feedback!

  115. spinshack Says:

    Love or hate Frank Zappa, he was a honest voice in the music business

    Zappa is one of my heroes. Not only was he a gifted musician he was possessed of an intellect few people dream of. The man was walking, talking reality.

  116. spinshack Says:

    Love me some “I Drink Alone.” Yeah, Momma.

  117. Well PLENTY of people were showing up for their show! I thought people would leave after Galactic and head over to James Taylor or Johnny Winter, but most stayed and more came. We would have done good to stay right where we were standing. Great spot. Actually we had an even better spot for Funky Nation, but left for the Jazz tent then came back for Galactic. We were more off to the left side for them. That’s why vids didn’t sound as good for them as for FN. (Still pics are uploading now.)

    Well, now I need to add Wilco to my list of bands to check out. Gee, I DO need to take care of my house and family some time or another. 😉

  118. rajrae … think you may kick yourself for passing on seeing Wilco after you spend some time getting acquainted with their sound . . Jeff Tweedy’s solo work is worth a look too
    There is quite a lot here http://www.imeem.com/tag/Wilco/playlists/

    If you do bit torrent this is a good show to download http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=517690

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