Excoboard … gone?

April 25, 2016

This is a hard one, friends.

Excoboard (the host for many message boards, including The Boogie) is apparently non-operational. From what I have been able to dig up, excoboard was apparently sold late last year. I don’t know if that has anything to do with what is happening now or not. All I know is I logged in a week ago and everything was fine. I tried to log in Thursday evening (we’d lost yet another music icon and I wanted to check on some Boogie friends who are BIG fans) and got the 404 messages.

It appears that the main excoboard site, all hosted boards (s1, s2, s3), support forums, and archives are unreachable. No matter what I click on, I get a 404. Trying to email has resulted in MAILER-DAEMON bounced replies. Posting on excoboard’s Facebook page has turned up nothing. There are lots of angry people posting similar complaints, but no replies.

If The Boogie does return, it may be empty. Or it may look completely different. Or it may be a pay forum. That’s up to whoever took excoboards down, I suppose.

However, we may need to brace ourselves that it’s not coming back at all.

Most of the media is available here (either by following links or asking for what you need), but we can’t replace all the memories … all the shared moments, shared concerts, recaps, inside jokes, travel/concert plans, birthday lists, grief counseling, recipes, etc.

It’s a dark day on the Internet, and some seriously sick sadist behind excoboard is to blame.




Taylor Hicks is smitten with his fans, and it shows!!

October 1, 2011

Only a week ago I attended a Taylor Hicks concert and the performance I received from him left me energized, my appetite for his music increased with his performance and I wanted, no, needed more. There is an intimacy that he creates between himself and each audience member. He takes us on a wild ride of musical tempos and emotions; he has us laughing and clapping, dancing to the music. With his next song you can hear his heart breaking in his voice and leaves us in tears. The experience is not all spiritual cliches and emotions – he gets down and dirty, moving his body with a sensual ease, grinning with the knowledge of the effect his movements have on the libidos of an audience of women. That voice: he uses it with the mildest caress, holds perfect, clear notes for an impossibly long time, and surprises and delights as he brings the growl.

The energy pours off his body and envelops the audience, who return the energy in hopes that it will prolong the experience. His harmonica can be flirtatious, unique, spontaneous – the sound that punctuates the joy he feels and then bestows upon his listeners. As he is ending the show, he begins a little dance — hands behind his back, he is all over the stage, is almost to the wings and returns, sings a bit more, dances off and then comes back and blows on his harp, often falling to his knees and bringing us to our knees as well. Too soon he is dancing his way backstage. After a quick shirt change, and a swig of water he returns to the stage to give us an encore. He gives us our money’s worth and a bit of lagniappe as well.

He gives the impression that he is totally charmed with his fans. He stands at the merchandise table until everyone has a chance to greet him, get something signed and a quick picture with him. Many will purchase items just to have an excuse for another autograph or a reason to tell him how much they have enjoyed his music. A little merchandising genius.

As I watched Taylor walk alone up the stairs I had the impression of someone who has laid himself bare, and that every ounce of his energy has been given to his fans.

by Legacy

Check out Taylor with his fans:
Taylor Hicks 9/17/2011 MPAC VIP Party

Taylor Hicks on Ning
The Boogie board

Taylor Hicks is in New York City!?!

March 15, 2010


But seriously, Taylor Hicks is indeed in New York City. He is taking the week off from Grease, but he is hardly resting. You can catch him on the following shows:

Tuesday, March 16th
Fox and Friends (Fox News Channel) – Check local listings
LX-New York (NBC 4 – New York) – Check local listings

Wednesday, March 17th
The Early Show (CBS) – Check local listings
Good Day New York (Fox 6 – Tri State NY area) – Check local listings

And (as previously reported by amyrebo), he will be down in Birmingham on Thursday building a house.

What did you do on your last vacation? I don’t know about you, but I slept late and watched a lot of Star Trek.

Taylor Hicks and Habitat for Humanity

March 11, 2010

This just in via amyrebo on The Boogie:

I don’t have any links or press releases to report, just the good word of a local reverend from Birmingham. She & I have become good friends through twitter. She’s the reverend at the Independent Presbyterian Church. They are working on a Habitat house at the Wylam Oaks subdivision in western Birmingham. Today she received an email telling her that Taylor would be there working on the house with them next Thursday, March 18th from 11:30 – 4. She said it wasn’t a secret & that I could share it here.

Thanks, Amy!!

Some of you may recall when Taylor played in the NBA All-Star game in New Orleans two years ago. As a part of that weekend, the players and other volunteers also worked on a house for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization helping people gain not only homeownership, but self-respect and dignity as well. If you ever get a chance to volunteer, it will be well worth your while and a lot of fun!

From Entertainment Tonight's webpage

Courtesy of TaysHarmonica

Happy Taylor Hicks Day!!

May 16, 2009

It’s May 16th – Taylor Hicks Day! (Woo!) The New England Soul Patrol is hosting a virtual party tonight at 7pm EST. uhadmeatwoohoo posted this on The Boogie Board:

Hey Taylor fans-tomorrow 5/16 is Taylor Hicks Day! Join us on NESP for a chat parTAY 7:00. Here’s the link-just type in the name you want to use to enter-all welcome!!

Maybe we can get Taylor to drop in from the cone! Please spread the word on the various sites you visit.


Hope we get a great turn out! Soul Patrol!!!

If you’re looking for something fun to do tonight (and some fun people to hang with), why not drop by? It should be fun!