She.blows.me.away.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by itsallgrey

Adele came out with her second album yesterday, titled 21. No sophomore slump here. She is absolutely amazing. She doesn’t need autotune and the passion that she sings with just makes the lyrics come alive. Wow.

Don’t You Remember

Someone Like You

Set Fire to the Rain

Since I have young children, I have to listen to the Justin Biebers and Lady Gagas of the music world, and listening to Adele sing makes them sound like they should be American Idol audition rejects. She, in my opinion, is in a class by herself. I have always believed that Martina McBride has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. But not anymore…Adele is unbelievably talented.

If you like her, check out 21 on iTunes! Amazing stuff!

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I’m still here…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by itsallgrey

…just been kind of sitting back and watching. Waiting for some new music from Taylor Hicks. While I’ve been waiting, I’ve been discovering some new music, and for some reason, most of it is country. I haven’t been a fan of country in years, but for some reason lately, I’ve been drawn to it. Although it seems like these days there is so much crossover in the genres that I don’t really know that it can be called pure country. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that, it seems to be successful for those artists.

Here’s some of my favorite videos..

The fact that these are all videos by VEVO could send me on another tanget about how VEVO is taking over YouTube, but I won’t go there right now…and about how you have to go to YouTube to watch them…anyway, moving on.

However, my latest song obsession has to be this one. And yes, I know it’s not country! šŸ˜‰


…you wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you and you’re beautiful….

I think those are the most amazing lyrics that I’ve heard in a while.

Compared to What?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2010 by itsallgrey

I was browsing YouTube when I came across John Legend singing Compared to What. I’m always amazed how a singer can change up a song and make it sound completely different. Compared to What is actually an anti Vietnam song, recorded in 1969 by Les McCann. Here’s some different versions:

John Legend

Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck

and of course, Taylor Hicks

And here’s the lyrics…no wonder Taylor could never remember them. Ha!!

I love the lie and lie the love
A-Hangin’ on, with push and shove
Possession is the motivation
that is hangin’ up the God-damn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)
Tryin’ to make it real ā€” compared to what? C’mon baby!

Slaughterhouse is killin’ hogs
Twisted children killin’ frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin’ logs
Tired old lady kissin’ dogs
I hate the human love of that stinking mutt (I can’t use it!)
Try to make it real ā€” compared to what? C’mon baby now!

The President, he’s got his war
Folks don’t know just what it’s for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Have one doubt, they call it treason
We’re chicken-feathers, all without one nut. God damn it!
Tryin’ to make it real ā€” compared to what? (Sock it to me)

Church on Sunday, sleep and nod
Tryin’ to duck the wrath of God
Preacher’s fillin’ us with fright
They all tryin’ to teach us what they think is right
They really got to be some kind of nut (I can’t use it!)
Tryin’ to make it real ā€” compared to what?

Where’s that bee and where’s that honey?
Where’s my God and where’s my money?
Unreal values, crass distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind ol’ young King Tut (He did it now)
Tried to make it real ā€” compared to what?!

(Music break)

Tryin’ to make it real ā€” compared to what?

So, I’ve been a little neglectful…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 9, 2010 by itsallgrey

…of the blog. Sorry about that. Sometimes real life has more pressing matters. The good thing is it won’t take long to catch up on Taylor’s moves. Ha.

Okay…I’m not even going to go over the Celebrity Ghost Stories episode. I will tell you that I’m a regular viewer of that show and I was a little confused by his story. But whatever!!

Keep it groovin’ Taylor!

I’m going to Disney World!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 23, 2010 by itsallgrey

No, I’m not…but Taylor did! He was kind enough to take us with him!

It’s that time already?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 17, 2010 by itsallgrey

And this:

Discovering some new music…Zach Chance

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 29, 2010 by itsallgrey

I’ve been thinking about this site and what I want out of it. I want to get it back to where it used to be. I want people to come here to discover new music, enlighten themselves on different preferences and have meaningful discussions. That being said…I want this site to be about the music, not about who Taylor’s sleeping with, who’s crazy in the Soul Patrol or various other things. I’m not saying that Taylor Hicks cannot be discussed here or even that his “personal life” can’t be discussed. I would just appreciate that it be done tactfully. Now, back to the music:

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this guy. This kid is good! He reminds me a little bit of Amos Lee for some reason. I think it’s just the tone to his voice.

Black and Blue

Check out his website here. Good stuff. šŸ™‚