Career redux part four…

Taylor Hicks is all over the tv again…not that that’s a bad thing. But it’s his choice of songs that are interesting.

Here..a few days ago…

Love the one you’re with…

Seven Mile Breakdown…

And today..he was on Fox and Friends singing Taking it to the Streets

Gone is the country, the modern whomp and now it seems we’re moving more towards rock. I think it’s a good move. Obviously, since I can’t get this out of my head…

Even Soul Thing is funkier…and oh the tagging.

Love it!!

He keeps this up and this tour might actually live up to it’s name. BADASS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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99 Responses to “Career redux part four…”

  1. I think you are right. I like the country songs but I LOVE the rock, disco and especially blues and soul songs!!! Keep on rockin it Taylor!

  2. Will be interesting to see what he does with the next CD. I can see why artists are trying to go in under the Country umbrella. That gene is so wide open nowadays. If he could just get a hit song on the radio that would go a long way toward shutting down the section of the media who are still bashing him. If it takes payola then maybe he sould take a stab at it. LOL.

  3. I think he just needs to stick with what he does best. I mean, we can all be good at a lot of things, but we can only be great at a few. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. IAG- maybe what he does best is a mixture of a wide range of music. LOL.
    One thing I do think he is great at is his harmonica. I really think he should play it more. Not the whole concert but more than once.

  5. Thought he was smart to do TITTS in TV this morning, since so many only remember him from AI and it suits his voice and lets him strut his stuff. He didn’t gain much from going on local stations during Grease and using the harp brace to sing SMB. It was the AI Taylor people remembered and besides you have to hear a song a few times berore you like it. The jazzed up Soul Thing was smart since he is going to play some jazz clubs and the old version is boring. He did a good version last night of HOTYL with tags and the audience stood and cheered. I’m one of the few who doesn’t care for his latin vibe songs.

  6. Meant to say that acoustic SMB was not representative of Tay on AI.

  7. I love the cover of Bulletproof….high energy, lots of fun, his voice sounds crystal clear beautiful… and a song with a real current sound.

    Really good.

  8. pattiebelle Says:

    Its seems he’s back with a vengeance – tight, rehearsed and ready to rock…LOVED Bulletproof at the Highline Sunday, he totally amazed us as it dawned on us what he was playing…LOL

    TITTS is a great choice especially since people can always get it from the flip side of DIMYP should they choose to buy something….three shows ahead of me starting tomorrow and I hope I’m surprised again…Rod Stewarts Stay With Me was genius…would love to hear him do more of the Faces songs by Rod….

  9. Thanks for checking in pattie. Reading along tonight I noticed a lot of fans were happy with tonights setlist. For me it was too many songs from the Distance. Hope he does Bulletproof and some rocking numbers and a song from AI when I see him on Tues. So far this tour is like a box of chocolates. The Rod Stewart song was a great choice and can’t wait to hear it.

  10. casualfan Says:

    Tay sounds a lot like Rod on “Wherever I lay my hat” on his TH cd. One of my favorites.

  11. hicksaholic Says:

    Yeah, the further time passes it seems the TH cd sounds better and better. Maybe it’s all those great live performances of the songs.

    I was going to try to catch a least a piece of the cellcert but my brain has the attention span of a gnat so I forgot from yesterday afternoon til last night.

  12. casualfan Says:

    Ok my IAG posting mates….I’ve decided to take a dive into the kool aid waters here and swim with y’all. YES, myself and my friend and whoever else we can drag along are all going to the show in San luis obispo to show our support for the music!

    Sorry TF6, but not glittery shirts, no wild drinks, no cookies being baked. Just going for the good time that T always gives us.

    And to the bitches who passed the little school notes to me with the threats…..I’ll see YOU there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. hicksaholic Says:

    That’s great cf! You will have a ball… Can’t wait to hear your comments. I want to hear your thoughts on Taylor too. LOL

  14. casualfan Says:

    LOL! I get pretty pumped up at T’s shows. The comments no doubt will be good. One thing I’ve NEVER denied is that he’s a true power house on stage.

  15. casualfan Says:

    Tay has some interesting cover choices going on…Bulletproof, Stay with Me, Ain’t gonna Hurt nobody…..msg perhaps?

  16. Yep, 3 great covers and Back To Lousiana and Love The One You With. Hope he comes up with a few more current covers or classic rock covers. There are just so many great songs out there and he knows how to make them his own.

  17. taylorfan06 Says:

    I really LOVE Tโ€™s rendition of โ€œBulletproofโ€. I had it in my head when I woke up this morning and just had to watch again. I really think that T would love to have a โ€œcommercialโ€ hit. That might really help to get a bigger audience at his shows. I hope he gets that โ€œhitโ€ with his next cd! This guy is just to good to be so continuously overlooked on radio.

  18. casualfan Says:

    I agree TF6. Perhaps his time is coming!

  19. Of course he’d love to have a commercial hit and be all over TV and sell out arenas. He deserves it. Have you watched the vid of him signing MYS from last night? So good. I hope he brings back Bulletproof tonight. There are other groups booked at the venue tonight in Allentown and so there may be a younger crowd. Wonder what the fowl weather girl thinks of his setlists on this tour. She hasn’t posted in ages.

  20. Ange Bleu Says:

    I just saw Taylor on Access Hollywood. Unfortunately, I was talking on the phone & couldn’t hear what was being said because I had lowerered the sound. I turned on the sound as fast as I could but caught only about the last 15 seconds or so. Seemed to be flattering to Taylor. Think it was about his tour. Did anyone here see this show, and was the story about his tour? He looked great though – very handsome.

  21. Ange Bleu Says:

    Talked to one or my sisters. She said Access Hollywood talked about Taylor’s resemblance to George Clooney and showed pictures of them side by side. She thought Taylor looked better. Then they talked about a 20 city tour with his new album, The Distance (Huh!). I think AH is shown here again tomorrow, but I forget what time. I may not be able to see it because I’m going to someone’s 90th birthday party.

  22. moonpie3 Says:

    CF,
    Good for you! Have fun and make sure you tell me all about the night!

  23. Ange Bleu Says:

    Dee,

    Thank U! I’m so glad I’m able to see & HEAR the AH video.

  24. The Allentown venue was way below Taylor Hicks. First time he didn’t do an encore and who could blame him. For several reasons I knew that town was not the best, but thought perhaps given I did not know the club it might be somewhat decent for him. It wasn’t. Allentown is just “different”. He’d do waaay better in Fargo or Mt. Saint Helen’s. He looked good on Access Hollywood, although it was short. A Cllooney looks comparison is a plus. Truthfully to make an impact on venue tickets sold and on the minds of the general public, one has to be all over the TV, on at least a once a week basis. I do know a tad about that kinda marketing promo. Guess that’s why I’ve never ever mocked his Ford commercial. That is not to say that his appearance on a local TV station won’t sell a few tickets on his tour. I think that does work.

  25. hicksaholic Says:

    Yeah, Rosie, I listened to the cellcert and saw the comments from those there. Apparently the venue Taylor played last night was in a bad section of town and there were at least 5 bands ahead of him each having to set up. Whoever booked that gig messed up on that one. Although it sounded like Taylor did a good job while he was up there. He didn’t chat as much, probably a little pissed over the whole opening act thing.

  26. casualfan Says:

    Isn’t that the venue that is hard rock by nature? That’s also the one who had to temporarily shut their tkt hub down because of a tkt issue.

    I wouldn’t say that any venue is “beneath” Taylor Hicks. At this point, he’s willing to play just about any venue and who knows if he was really upset about anything having to do with where he was playing? Maybe it was his choice to play there and reach out to a new type of crowd?

    One thing we should all know about Tay is that he’s unpredictable and he does love those dive bars.

    Besides, Bret Michaels has been booked there…is that beneath him?

  27. Have fun at your show, CF . . . it’s in SLO, right? That part of California would qualify as “my old stomping grounds.”

    I hope Taylor isn’t mad at you for disobeying a direct order . . . ๐Ÿ˜›

  28. casualfan Says:

    LOL! According to the rumor mill, I’ve been kicked to the curb then thrown under the bus so I don’t foresee him caring if I’m there or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. casualfan Says:

    According to Soul Patrol Investigations, important documents have been sent to his attorney “proving” that I’m a basher/hater. To quote the sender of those all too important documents: “It had to be done”. LMAO!

  30. CF said:

    I wouldnโ€™t say that any venue is โ€œbeneathโ€ Taylor Hicks. At this point, heโ€™s willing to play just about any venue and who knows if he was really upset about anything having to do with where he was playing? Maybe it was his choice to play there and reach out to a new type of crowd?
    ————————————————————————————-
    Good point CF. We really don’t know what is on his mind. I’m sure he’s played dives worse than that. I remember him talking about some of them along with some that had no audience. So at least this one had an audience. LOL.

  31. CF – OMG, are you serious? That is just insane … SP fuckery strikes again! Why can’t these nutjobs just leave the man (and what few fans he has left) alone???? I swear it’s idiocracy like this that helped drive me away. The infighting, the hating, the jealousy … STILL it goes on. These mother hen lunatics aren’t doing Taylor any favors, why can they not see that??

    Not sure about the Croc Rock but Reggie’s Rock Club (think that’s his Chicago gig?) is known more as a heavy metal place.

  32. So, the official dossier has been submitted to the appropriate legal entity, thus ensuring that the legally mandated protocol will be followed by all interested parties upon the arrival at the venue which was previously specified and admitted to, by the guilty party . . .

    Or, maybe Taylor doesn’t give a shit.

    Tough call. ๐Ÿ˜€

  33. Last nights venue and set up with all those bands before Tay and a mic that gave him a shock, just was not worth it and was below him. CF, you were harsh to say no club is beneath Tay at this point. The man has his dignity.

  34. casualfan Says:

    rosie Says:

    July 31, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Last nights venue and set up with all those bands before Tay and a mic that gave him a shock, just was not worth it and was below him. CF, you were harsh to say no club is beneath Tay at this point. The man has his dignity.
    ===============================================
    How was that harsh? http://www.crocodilerockcafe.com/concerts-all.asp

    Look at the damn venue and the musicians that perform there! It doesn’t mean that venue is beneath him, it only means that it was out of his genera. Rosie, this is a heavy metal bar. Wake the fuck up! I bet some of those heavy musicians have more fans at this point than Taylor does!

    It may be harsh, but it’s his reality.

  35. casualfan Says:

    soulaz-I’m going for the latter. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. Fairhope Says:

    CF: left you a message on facebook. I want details woman!!

  37. casualfan Says:

    rosie Says:

    July 31, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Last nights venue and set up with all those bands before Tay and a mic that gave him a shock, just was not worth it and was below him.
    ============================================
    And you don’t know what is worth what to him and what’s not. Did he make a public statement that it was “not worth it and below him”?

    quondam hit the nail on the head with the mother-hen lunatic description.

  38. That reminds me of when Taylor played here in Phoenix. He played the Marquee Theater, and I was talking to the owner of the venue while I was in line. That theater books mainly metal/punk/hard alternative rock bands. It’s a very nice venue that books a lot of big name acts.

    Some of the other folks in line were complaining because they had not been told ahead of time that they had to pay $5.00 for parking and they were demanding a refund. A couple of the fans were making such a fuss, that the owner came out to calm them down, which is why I ended up talking to him.

    He said to me, something like, “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to book this show in the first place. His management was difficult to work with, it’s less than 75% sold, and his fans want me to refund the $5.00 parking fee? At this point, I’m probably losing money on this show.”

    I was cringing inside. Oh, and Taylor has never returned to Phoenix. Of course, if he did come back, I don’t think the Marquee would book him. Who knows if any other venues had that experiences like that back in 2007?

  39. casualfan Says:

    Just to clarify with everyone…..Of course I want to see Taylor play in nice venues, packed houses and sell out his merch and have hit cd’s. But with the state his career is in, the economy being as it is, he’s probably having to be less choosy than what he normally would be at this point.

  40. casualfan Says:

    Soulaz, I think that’s very common and more so than the fans would like to believe…obviously. There’s a lot of grunt work that goes in to booking venues. Unless your name is Elton John, Bruce Springsteen or some other major artist, good luck with the plush accommodations.

  41. Tay didn’t do an encore last night and to me that says a lot. Last night was a mistake on the part of his booking peeps. Tay is no fool and didn’t request being booked at a heavy metal joint where they advertise, have a band- need a gig- phone— —- Sorry that you CF, seem to think he is desparate and stupid, and that you know more than most of his fans.

  42. casualfan Says:

    Sorry that you CF, seem to think he is desparate and stupid, and that you know more than most of his fans.
    ===========================================
    Rosie, Here you go ONCE AGAIN putting words in my mouth. Did I say he was stupid? NO I didn’t.

    You have told me more than once that I’m always here posting as if I’m “in the know” when in fact you are the one acting as if you are in the know on how he feels, that a mistake in booking was made.

    Why don’t you stop bitching about the venues you feel is beneath him and call his management with a list of acceptable venues that you and your friends feel that is worth of him?

    Personally, I’m glad and thankful that he’s out there playing his music to any crowd. Now take that statement anyway you see fit.

  43. The Birchmere, Ramshead and Jonathan’s in Maine are quite plush. I assume the Highland in NY was a nice venue. Taylor may be performing on this tour at some less than plush or well known venues, but he isn’t trying to score with the heavy metal groupies.

  44. casualfan Says:

    but he isnโ€™t trying to score with the heavy metal groupies.
    ==========================================
    Not only are you his booking agent, you are now his publicist. LMAO!

    Their contact information is listed over on taylorhicks.com site. Contact them with your concerns and suggestions. I’m sure they will be very accommodating. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. casualfan Says:

    BTW-Rosie, If you don’t think that Taylor didn’t personally sign off on each and every venue and play part in the routing, scheduling and other details, then you are indeed delusional. Taylor went with a smaller agency so that he could have more of a hands on with his career.

    This is common knowledge and no-one needs to be “in the know”. Perhaps if you would come down to earth and look at Taylor as a human being instead of some celestial God, then you would see it too.

    I’m done with this. Have a great day all. Cheers!

  46. Last night for the 2nd time ever, I listened to the entire cellcert. I picked up the vibe he was not a happy camper in Allentown. That is the reason I think he may have words with his booking agent. Oh, I’ve been his publicist since he won AI.

  47. casualfan Says:

    If Taylor left that venue last night by gaining at least ONE fan, then YES…it was indeed worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “One fan at time”~Taylor Hicks

  48. casualfan Says:

    Oh, Iโ€™ve been his publicist since he won AI.
    =========================================
    Well then you may want to consider a career change dear. You aren’t very good at your job.

  49. Know It All! cheers peeps…

  50. Firing off a letter to Michael Douglas Esq. Need to inform him that cf was not nice to me today.

  51. Rosie . . . why are you so up in arms over this? I got curious and did a little lookie-loo at the Crocodile Rock venue online. It’s not just some dive-bar, by any stretch of the imagination. From AI land, I was immediately able to find out that both Elliot Yamin and David Archuleta have performed there. Other big name acts that I stumbled upon, in like three seconds, include Chevelle, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Interpol, and The Deftones.

    Now these bands may not be your cup of tea, but they’re all really successful bands, and apparently Crocodile Rock is not beneath them.

    And as far as it being a bad neighborhood, or whatever . . . if David Archuleta survived it, how bad can it be? Seriously.

    My five minutes of research has inspired me to play my Chevelle and Mighty Mighty Bosstones CDs . . . I love those bands. ๐Ÿ˜€

  52. Rosie . . . at the end of the day, no matter how I may disagree with you on certain things, you always crack me up.

    Get crackin’ on that letter . . . ๐Ÿ˜€

  53. casualfan Says:

    rosie Says:

    July 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Firing off a letter to Michael Douglas Esq. Need to inform him that cf was not nice to me today.
    ==============================================
    Please do that Rosie. It’s exciting to see that peeps care enough to send letters to MD about me. I now have my own special file in his office along with copies in T’s file.

    And yes, please get crackin’ on that letter….;)

  54. casualfan Says:

    David Archuleta have performed there.
    ===========================================
    Now that would have been a Kodak moment for sure.

  55. casualfan Says:

    Taylor is a walking encyclopedia on music and probably venues as well. I have no doubt that he knew EXACTLY what he was walking into. It’s a shame that his fans don’t give him that credit. (and you claim that I’m calling him stupid?) NOT!

  56. I think you’ve got that exactly right, CF . . . Taylor is no babe in the woods. I’d imagine he’s much more “worldly’ than many of his fans.

  57. casualfan Says:

    AMEN! soulaz…AMEN!

  58. I wasn’t around posting and wathcing vids of his AI tour or his 07 tour, the good old days, of his career. So this tour stuff is new to me and just 1 week into it, I’m stressed by the lack of sales. I mean I expected it to be this way, yet hoped I was wrong. He was shown on split camera with Clooney on Access Hollywood, and a few hrs later, he followed some bad bands and a religious singer. I only got worked up because cf said at this point he is willing to play almost any venue and no place is beneath him. Jesus that’s harsh!

  59. If that harsh statement were true, then I’m all for him going back to Broadway asap. He got attention and appreciation there, and despite what some of you think he needs and loves that.

  60. hicksaholic Says:

    I’m actually more interested in the communication to cf from a fan saying she was a hater. Surely you are kidding about someone sending info to a lawyer- that has got to be a joke right?

  61. casualfan Says:

    Nope, it wasn’t a joke Hicksaholic. These idiots have been doing that since 07. Not just with me but others have been victim of the same old crap.

    Rosie, I’m sorry you feel that what I said was harsh, but it wasn’t. You may prefer him going back to Broadway, but it’s not up to you just as it’s not up to me about him doing Broadway and not paying attention to his music. Taylor has chosen a very harsh and unforgiving business for himself. He’s found a way to make peace with it, and now the fans should do the same.

    Taylor’s passion is his music. It isn’t Broadway or TV. He may want to explore that sides of the arts, but that’s not where his heart lies. He said recently himself that he’s a caged animal….anyone can see what he meant by that. You should really read some of his first interviews right after his Idol win. His passion and soulfulness really shine through and much can be learned from them. He has since learned to guard his heart and his true feelings from the public because of the way things had been misconstrued in the past. That’s why I like the earlier interviews. For me at least, we got a true inside in the world of Taylor Hicks. Now, he’s simply going thru the motions because it’s what he has to do. That’s not a harsh statement, that’s a reality statement.

  62. Ange Bleu Says:

    I believe if this tour turns out to be less than he anticipated, a disappointment, (and I hope it turns out successful) he’ll turn to Bdwy or the movies. Also, he’ll continue working on his country album which will probably be released through Mod. Whomp in partnership with a country label. He’s said he wants to continue acting, but cannot have a drama coach accompany him on the bus. Also, I don’t believe the story on AH about his tour was because of the cleverness or ingenuity of his new agents/publicists. The short scene seemed to be scripted – staged. I believe there was something else involved – some behind the scene thing that we’ll eventually learn about.

  63. There are quite a few small clubs that could be called dumps. The one in Cinn that he did a shadow show after grease was pretty much a dump BUT it was packed and the music was great. I don’t think Taylor has a problem with whether the venue books his type of music or heavy metal he’s going to give it a try. LOL. He’s been off the radar for a lot of people and is still drawing a good amount of people. I hear Elliott has been having trouble selling venues at all so we should count our blessings. I think Taylor has a game plan so I’m going to try not to second guess him. BUT don’t hold me that that guys. I may have a relapse. LOL.

  64. I thought there would be more than 120 people in and around Allentown Pa, who’d want to check out Taylor if they haven’t seen him in person. I can understand Elliott not doing well now in clubs, because besides not getting radio play with his latest CD. he was not a fun performer on AI.

  65. Why, oh why can’t everyone just enjoy the opportunity to see TH play his music live again?? why the continual need to stress about ticket sales, “dumpy” venues, etc., etc. etc.? The band and TH are having fun, just enjoy and have fun with them! Maybe something happened last night that pissed T off(or not), but I’ll bet it wasn’t anything he couldn’t handle all by himself.
    And not for nothing Rosie, but you can hear some great music at “dumpy” venues!

  66. Ange Bleu Says:

    You know, maybe the lack of ticket sales for TH shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Just heard that the Idol tour has been cancelled in 7 towns including Omaha, Kansas City & Des Moines because ticket sales are lower than expected. The Jonas Bros. also have been cancelling towns on their tours for the same reason. I just think it’s the economy. People are not buying the way they did a year or two ago.

  67. casualfan Says:

    I thought T was selling out his venues? They were frenzy tweeting that waiters were telling them he didn’t have any empty seats.

  68. Ange Bleu Says:

    CF- if so, there’s nothing to worry about.

  69. casualfan Says:

    Ange, I’m not worried. I think that T expects to possibly take a loss on this tour. I don’t think it’s so much about how much money he will make. But that’s my opinion.

  70. The economy is a huge factor, imo. Just speaking for myself & a few friends, we were able to travel to a couple of 3-4 city trips in 2007. In 2008, we did a 2-city trip. Last year, just the Birmingham shows. And, this year, we can’t afford to meet up. We’re just hoping he books a show close enough to each of us to see one.

    I’m just happy to have him watching the wheels on the bus go round & round and doing what he loves, wherever it may be.

  71. Taylor just san Jerry Lee’s Great Balls Of Fire. Ballsy Tay. I need to see vids of this and they say Brian was tearing up the piano. I’m not listening, just read and the crowd loved it.

  72. casualfan Says:

    Rosie, Now that I can see. Bet he tore that one up! woohoo!

  73. Someone that was there last night said it was more like 200 and it was the most people that had been there all night.

    Reports about tonight’s concert say Sold out at 300.

  74. casualfan Says:

    That’s awesome Dee! I’m sooooo glad that he’s selling out! I figured last night wasn’t as bad as made out to be. Those dive bars can be really fun. Maybe Tay was “pissy” Tay because he tripped over his shoelaces on the bus or couldn’t open the can of chicken soup that is his ritual. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s all good!

  75. It was Brian who sang Great Balls Of Fire and at 1 point played the piano with his foot. I was impressed, Vid up on BB. This venue they said was super and the crowd loved Tay and he got some new fans. Next up, I get to see him Tues.

  76. Why do I find such humor in the fact that the cellcert gang thought it was Taylor singing Great Balls Of Fire? lmao

  77. hicksaholic Says:

    rosie,
    where will he be Tuesday? Lucky! I am supposed to go to FWB to see him.

  78. True confession time . . . ๐Ÿ˜›

    I went to a LOT of the shadow tour shows back in 2007. Some with Taylor, and some without. And as that summer wore on, I found myself enjoying LMBO, and particularly Brian Less more and more, so that Taylor’s appearance was no longer the only selling point for me.

    I really struggled with that concept back then. Mainly because there were so many Taylor fans who were ALL OVER the guys in LMBO to get close to Taylor. I wondered to myself, “Do I like these guys because they’re good or because they know Taylor?”

    Fast forward three years, and you know what? I am still listening to the LMBO CD that I bought, and I am not really listening to Taylor’s CDs. And you know what else? That Brian Less video is the only one of the bunch that I was really excited to watch. As a matter of fact, I am here posting about it, and I haven’t watched any of the Taylor videos.

    So, it turns out that today I got the answer to my question. I liked LMBO and Brian Less for who they are, not who they know.

    Glad it worked out that way. I didn’t want to find out I was one of those leech fans who suck the blood out of anyone remotely connected to Taylor!

  79. casualfan Says:

    So, it turns out that today I got the answer to my question. I liked LMBO and Brian Less for who they are, not who they know.
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    Good for you Soulaz! I remember when all that was going on. Back in 07 when LMBO performed at Workplay after T’s show, I really enjoyed them. Some peeps left because they thought Taylor was going to pop in and jam with them-which didn’t happen. After the show, a friend of mine who did personally know Jeff Lopez (not part of leech crowd) introduced me to Jeff. Jeff was so sweet and grabbed on to me and my friend with almost desperation of “please….get me away from these women!” A groupie bunch was slobbering all over him-and they weren’t young either.

    I still have that pic of me, my friend and Jeff that I will always treasure. Jeff is one of the few sax players that I really enjoy listening to. For me at least, he’s more talented than Brian G. and is really nsync with Tay when they play.

    I really felt for LMBO back then. They were definitely used for who they knew and were close too then truly recognized for their talent.

  80. casualfan Says:

    too then truly recognized for their talent.
    ============================================
    That should be “to” and “NOT truly recognized for their talent”.

    And my confession is this….I’ve watched some of the vids from these past shows and like you….I set my sights on Jeff and Brian and not Taylor. Those guys really know their music.

  81. casualfan Says:

    rosie Says:

    August 1, 2010 at 9:47 am
    Why do I find such humor in the fact that the cellcert gang thought it was Taylor singing Great Balls Of Fire? lmao
    ==============================================
    Because they only see Taylor on stage Rosie and don’t care about anyone or anything else. Woo dust is powerful stuff.

    BTW-Where was Taylor during that song?

  82. casualfan Says:

    I saw Brian Less in his own acoustic set at the Urban Lounge back in 08. He was phenomenal! Bill Will even joined him for a quick piano set which was fun to watch.

  83. Rosie said: Why do I find such humor in the fact that the cellcert gang thought it was Taylor singing Great Balls Of Fire? lmao

    ——————————————————————————

    Never quite understood the cell cert thing. When a copy of one was posted for download a few years ago I listened to it and it was pretty bad. Lots of static, venue noise hard to recognize the song or the singer. LOL. I do skim through the comments in the cell cert thread because they usually contain interesting comments being passed back from the people who are there. But I would never bother trying to listen. I think it was said there were 50 or 55 fans at the BB last night doing the cellcert or just in the thread so I guess they were having fun.
    Maybe Taylor should set up a camera and Skype it for a fee. LOL.

  84. casualfan Says:

  85. casualfan Says:

    Taylor should get enterprising like WSP and ban all cameras, cell certs and video and sell the vid downloads himself along with soundboard downloads after each show.

    While I appreciate all the high quality vids being posted on Youtube, I believe that Taylor should profit from HIS work because this is HIS business. Just MO of course.

  86. CF . . . I really felt for LMBO back then too! The worst I saw was at their show in Atlanta. A show that Taylor did not show up for, BTW. Well anyway, the crowd was chanting “Taylor . . . Taylor . . . Taylor” so loudly that it was hard to hear them play! I was in the front right up against the stage, and I was SO embarassed. That was the first time I saw them play, and as much as a Taylor appearance would have thrilled me, I was really enjoying the show without him.

    I never really got personally “close” to any of the guys in LMBO, but I did have the chance to chit chat with all of them at one point or another. They all seemed like nice guys who were trying to figure out their place in Taylor’s new world. Or maybe they were deciding if they even wanted a place in Taylor’s new world. It must have been mind-boggling for them.

    And yeah, there were definitely a lot of older (and younger) groupie ladies who were willing to do just about anything to get close to Taylor via Brian, Jeff, Zippy and Mitch. I tried to avoid paying too much attention to them, so I am not sure if any of them were actually successful.

  87. CF- He may just do that at some point. Until then at least the fan vids are getting better and better. Dave Matthews has said he owes his popularity to the media generated by his fans early in his career. A grass roots way of building a fan base.

  88. Widespread Panic has a huge and wildly devoted fan base, so I’m sure it’s a profitable venture for them. At this point, Taylor has more to gain by having video available for free viewing. His fan base just isn’t large enough to warrant selling video/audio downloads.

    And I also think that it would give some folks the impression that Taylor is acting “above his station,” kind of like they did with the paid meet and greets for Grease. The only people who liked those were the over-the-top fans, who were willing to spend big money for a little “me time” with Taylor. I am not sure how many “new fans” actually shelled out the money to meet Taylor.

  89. I think the guys in LMBO were thrilled Tay won AI and their careers and bank accounts benefited. I’m sure they understood back then during the shadow tours that the tour crowd mainly wanted to see Taylor. You girls wouldn’t know these musicians without Tay. I do not like the groupie thing or sucking up to his band or associates. Even the popeater guy has a new following. I’d feel silly at a M&G, and can’t for the life of me know why some paid for multiples.

  90. All of the Idols have fans who act like their guy is the 2nd coming as far as talent and niceness. People take quotes their idol said and post them and pick their fav image as their avi. I’ve never seen myself as one of those fans. I wish those who did the vids would take more wider views of the entire band and i wouldn’t mind seeing some scans of the concert’s audiences.

  91. casualfan Says:

    Soulaz-You r right about that. Never thought of it in that manner. Hopefully one day he will get to that station again. That is horrible about them having to go thru that Soulaz. Like you, I would have wanted to crawl under the building. I heard some pretty wild stories about that time with the groupies.

    Rosie, LMBO/Taylor are like brothers…then and now. They were with T every step of the way. I love watching these guys together. There’s a magical bond between them and really shines on stage. That’s why in many ways…I prefer this concert series over the 07 one. As much as I enjoyed the 07 shows, nothing compares to Jeff, Tay, Brian and Sam on the stage.

  92. Over on NFF a poster who was there said she was in line to get her T-shirt signed and a man cut in front of her to tell Taylor SEVERAL times that he “effin ROCKed!” He went on to say that he had not been a fan until last night when he discovered how great his live preformances are. He told Taylor he could be the next “Brooks and Dunn”. LOL.
    I just love this on so many levels.
    1. a new fan 2. a male 3. At a venue out of his usual stomping grounds
    4. Effin Rocked. LOL. Yes another one who gets him!!!!!

  93. casualfan Says:

    One fan at a time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  94. Thanks Skeeter. If You guys haven’t checked out Battlefield lately this one is a winner.

  95. pattiebelle Says:

    I was in Allentown and I agree that Taylor did a very intense, kind of gnarly concert…maybe it was just his mood that night…and the place sort of fit that style…afterwards he was extremely pleasant to everybody at the merch table and took pics with some of the opening acts, especially that last gospel group, who were thrilled by him and vice versa…my feeling is that it was just another day in the life of a touring musician…he does roll with the punches.

  96. Okay, career redux…more like revamp and back to basics. Gone is CAM (Career Artist Management), also the booking agent at CAA, Label is still his own MW and it seems his close friend and attorney is pulling triple duty as Lawyer, Manager, and booking agent. Got Brian and Sam from Limbo and a sprinkle of Bham best beat men in Lief and Brandon. Clay’s gone and BW is back guess they made nice…Wishing him the best and can’t wait to see him here in Cali:-)

  97. casualfan Says:

    Back to the basics…nothing wrong with that.

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