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Vegas baby Vegas!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 21, 2012 by itsallgrey

I just want to start out by saying..I called this whole Vegas gig years ago. However, I’m not searching in the 300+ posts to find it. I know I’m right and that’s all that matters. Taylor Hicks in Vegas. I’m not sure that there is a better fitting place for Mr Hicks than Vegas. After all, Vegas is the birthplace of performers, not just singers. And Hicks is definitely a performer if nothing else. After all, the purple jacket will fit right in!!

Okay, who’s roadtripping?

Taylor interview

And this…this introduction of Kris Allen..Simon actually let Taylor speak a couple of words!

Kris Allen introduction


Feeling a little nostalgic….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 25, 2010 by itsallgrey

Just watching this brings me back…


I’ve been waiting for this all season…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by itsallgrey

I knew he had it in him. It’s been wanting to come out. I sat in front of my television transfixed. I’m definitely giving Lee DeWyze props on this one. I love the sigh at the end, too.

The thing is, this moment reminded me of Season 5. Week after week, it was a “moment”, provided by Taylor Hicks. Moments like this:

It made me realize how much I miss seeing Taylor live. *sigh*

It’s marketing time!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by itsallgrey

Just saw this:

My question to you is: What products should Taylor do a commercial for?

On another note…are you ever just walking around and see someone who reminds you of Taylor? Oh yeah, you’ve been there…we all have. I think we need to have a photo gallery of these Tayclones. Send me all your pictures that you come across in your daily travels. Take this one for instance, that my friend just sent me:

This is a true Tayclone (not the dude on the bicycle)…because in true Taylor fashion style, this Tayclone was spotted wearing black pants and brown shoes!! Kind of this like this:

Please try not to get questioned or arrested by security personnel while obtaining photographs. Thank you very much.

W is for Whomp? What?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by itsallgrey

Ok, getting back to the coveted alphabet series, I was thinking of a W that pertains to Taylor Hicks. All I could think of was Modern Whomp Records. Here’s what I want to know, Taylor. What the hell is whomp? Did you make that word up? So, I went searching the internet for definitions. Here’s what I got:

Super Mario-Whomps are large, walking stone-wall like enemies that are minions of Bowser. They debuted in the game Super Mario 64.

Or there’s this:

whomp up, Informal.
to make or create quickly: to whomp up a new set of guidelines.
to stir up; rouse: to whomp up public approval.

I know what he’s said…it’s a blend of soul, jazz, blues and funk. Okay. Whatever.

Here’s another thing that bugs me about the phrase. Tacking Modern on to the front of it assumes that there was old whomp, right? I mean, is there retro whomp? Try saying that three times fast. 🙂

Anyway, on to more relevant news, who wants to place bets on whether one of the winners is Taylor? Although he has told us that he wants to record a new record (if we could only be that lucky), act, and relax this summer, I just can’t see him passing up an opportunity like this. As long as it involves Taylor Hicks on a stage singing something other than Beauty School Dropout, I’m all for it.

Lee DeWyze….oh yes.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 4, 2010 by itsallgrey

This kid has an amazing voice. I can’t wait to hear more from him…

Check this out…my two favorites in one video. 🙂

Here’s Lee before AI…

What? American Idol plays favorites?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by itsallgrey

I know, I know. It’s shocking. But now the truth comes out. The American Idol producers manipulate the show, all the way down to the lighting. For those of us that have been watching for years, this really comes as no surprise.

Some highlights:

3. Listen for vocal effects. If the producers are pushing the girls, you can sometimes hear it in the singers’ voices. “On a couple of girls, you’ll hear reverb, delay,” Phil says. “All the guys will be dry.”

“Or, like they did with me on Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, they’ll put a delay that is off-rhythm,” adds Chris.

Put in a delay? Make a contestant seem off rhythm? What? Say it ain’t so…

4. Count the lighting changes. If the producers really like a performance, they’ll trick out the light show. “Somebody will come on and have a thousand light changes,” Phil says. “Then the next singer will come out, and they’ll put it on blue. And it’ll stay there the entire time.”


Little bit of a difference, huh?

6. Pay attention to performance order. The “pimp spot” — a show’s final performance — is well-known (hello, Katie Stevens; hello, Andrew Garcia). And, according to What Not to Sing, singing first raises a contestants likelihood of elimination by 50 percent. But Chris believes there are other dead spots in the show.

“Say there’s a guy who’s an early favorite, but they start going in the middle of the lineup all of a sudden,” he says. “Middle of the lineup is where they put people to die.”

This is not news, people. The pimp spot is where the winners are.

At the end of the day, however, “they’re going to give the people what they want,” Phil says. “That’s why Kris Allen ended up winning. That’s why Taylor Hicks ended up winning. That’s why Chris Daughtry got eliminated.”