A Boogie Board member recently posted Twitterpated’s great montage Ain’t No Sunshine. I loved it the first time I saw it, I love it still. When I heard there were more, I went looking. She combined her video talents with some of Taylor’s most haunting recordings, and it’s impossible to watch them without becoming completely engulfed in Taylor’s emotion.
Someone I know from pre-AI days (and way too many nights in various establishments that my mother would undoubtedly proclaim “dive joints”) sent a link and a demand that I “watch this now, it’s friggin unbelievable” (well, she COULD have said friggin). The link sent me to a video of The Maze that had just been posted by PayTheDevil. She was right, it was friggin unbelievable, and thus began my obsession with PayTheDevil’s videos. Apparently, Taylor may have also received a nudge in that direction since The Maze later appeared on his GoFish series. I am sure his review was ultimately more eloquent and refined than ours, probably something like “what a delightful and entertaining video that was”.
Since we’re looking at some cloudy days while Taylor gets a much needed rest, this would be a great time to showcase all of the montage artists among us. I personally never seem to get the chance to just cruise GoFish or YouTube looking for them, I don’t get to a lot of the boards, so unless something really puts it front and center, I miss a lot. We can take a deep breath and exhale after a non-stop tour full of cellcerts to listen to, videos to watch, pictures to look at, and recaps to read. It won’t take long before fear of Taylor withdrawal starts to set in and you NEED a fix. This is a perfect chance to check out all the hidden treasures you missed when they first were created.
Fall in love with the man and the music all over again.
These are favorites from my “must see” list, but there are many, many more great videos from very talented Soul Patrollers. If you have a favorite, share it on the board. It’s a great way for fans who don’t make it to GoFish and YouTube to discover them. Be sure to leave a comment when you visit the videos to let the creators know how much we appreciate them.
THANK YOU to all of the generous and talented videographers, photographers, montage and graphic designers.
PEOPLE GET READY – from Twitterpated
TAYLOR HICKS – THE MAN, THE BAND AND THE RYMAN