“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.
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