“What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” – Ray Charles

“Music is an outburst of the soul”- Frederick Delius

“It’s music, man. If music is in your heart, you feel it, you play it, you sing it, you perform it, you bust your buns doing it. That’s what its all about!” – Taylor Hicks

This blog is both a Taylor Hicks ‘fan blog’ and a blog that focuses on music with passion from both the past and the present. Occasionally the topic will float around, but it is always brought back around to the music.

The name of this blog comes from an American Idol episode recap written by Dave White of the Advocate.

Taylor saves the first half of the show with 1976’s “Play That Funky Music.” Nothing about the following few moments disappoints. First of all, he’s wearing hideous clothes that are clearly not the work of a stylist. Not that stylists don’t pick out hideous clothes all the time. But this feels like a Hicks-selected ensemble. Stupid pants. Vomit-y shirt. He could have his own line like Arnold Palmer or Mary-Kate and Ashley. It’d be called “Fuck You I’m Taylor Hicks and I Wear Ugly Shirts.” It could be FUBU for white gorks. But let’s talk about the singing. First he yells “GET UP!” and “AYEEEEE YEAH!” and does his soon-to-be-trademarked Awful Dancing. When he gets to the part of the song where it goes, “Lay down the boogie,” he’s wildly pointing out to the audience and then back to himself, and I have to go watch it again slowly a couple of times to see if I can figure out what he’s trying to really “say” to America. After two viewings I realize that when he sings the word “boogie” he’s pointing to himself. So Taylor Hicks is The Boogie. Why is he The Boogie? How do I become The Boogie too?

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the blog. If you need to get in touch with me for any reason you can do so by sending me an e-mail at tayloristheboogie at gmail.com.

Current and former contributors/writers:

boogie (perpetual)

bluesasoul (current)

basenji (former)

thackeray (former)

phantomofsoul (former)


5 Responses to About

  1. P.S. I’ll say it again, please come to NYC. Don’t make me beg, brothers. I got a money maker that needs shaking.

  2. Hey guys–can I ask a question? I posted a querry a few weeks ago about Elliott Yamin who played a gig with LMBO…Can we expect a repeat? This brother’s version of “Moody’s Mood for Love” brings this old broad to tears. I’d donate a limb to hear y’all do Stevie’s “Knocks Ne Off My Feet.” And you can pick the limb. Knife’s at the ready. Bring it.

  3. BJinFLA says:

    your are great
    saw you first at Flora Bama
    then WorkPlay Best night in My little Life {so far}
    got your autographs in the lobby before the show
    on a poster I’d made, you were very nice to the fans.
    thanks. My daughter got a kiss from everyone
    2 from Zippy………she has on crush on you ZIP watch out.
    then we went to Bham concert then Nashville,
    My sister went with me there.
    we even finally found Windows on the Cumberland,
    wow Hot little place , youall were great again,
    love and best wishes to LMBO,

    when TH took it to church at WP
    I went to aplace I’ve never been before,
    I’m a Believer NOW!!!
    I will continue to be at you shows
    BlueGill was awsome Ms Joni {love that Lady}
    enjoy it its quite a ride we are on.

  4. lela says:

    check out…. slick ballinger

    go to tweedsblues.net/danballinger/slickschedule.html

    then scroll down past the schedule to check out SLICK & THE SOUL BLUES BOYZ LIVE at the 04 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. Also go back up to the short video/movie of Slick at another blues fest Boogie Chillin.

    good blues web site by the way…tweedsblues.net lots t explore

  5. tony says:

    hey ash!

    heyhowyadoin here…..cool site! i’m gonna look around a bit….

    thanks for sending me the recipe!

    take care

    heyhowyadoin (tony)

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