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Taylor Hicks performs with Gladys Knight at the Orange Bowl

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pat
pat

Taylor is a joke. ENOUGH SAID.

Daisy
Daisy

Cuzzino, I guess statements like: "the man’s probably achieved more than you’ll achieve in 20 lifetimes" seem just as silly and immaturish as Von's post to me. In fact, the statement you made has no evidence or basis of truth to support it, and ironically, Von's did. But, you are entitled to your opinions and your statements. Thank God for free speech.

cuzzino
cuzzino

Daisy, what I faulted Von for was his logic that somehow great sales equals the better artist/talent.

Although I may get very adamant and harsh in my critiques about Chris/Katherine elsewhere, I think you will find very little about Katherine or Chris that I don't stand by... many of them are personal opinions of them as performers. (Katherine is robotic, Chris is over-earnest and generic, etc.) Often you will find me at least TRYING to defend my stance, which is more than most people do. (see my detailed review of Katherine's new single over on her thread.)

Those are merely OPINIONS, and though I may voice them in sarcastic ways and people may argue with me... there is very little blatantly silly about it. I think you will find very few people who agree with the idea that album sales alone equals quality, and THAT is what I was challenging.

Daisy
Daisy

Cuzzino, I agree with you that if Taylor is satisfied with his music it should not matter how many albums he sells. Selling the most albums does not guarantee long-term success or personal happiness. BUT, it would be nice if you would use such reasoning in your posts about other AI contestants. As immature as Von's post was (I cringed as a Daughtry fan), your posts about Kat and Chris are just as unneeded. It would be great if you continue to build-up your fave and pass on the chance to tear-down those you don't care for as much.

CUZZINO
CUZZINO

FIRST of all, the number of units moved is no indication of quality. The pina colada song sold tons of copies at one time too.

That being said, "von" it's a sad comment on the people in our society when the person (Taylor) who won the most popular tv show in the country, has millions of dollars, feels like a PERSONAL succsess, and is getting to perform to tons of fans world-wide is regarded as a failure by you just because his album sales have slipped below Chris' and he may not sell billions of records like the latest hack-of-the-week.

Man, you people are sad, with your petty comparisons. Hhahahaa... even if he never sells another record, the man's probably achieved more than you'll achieve in 20 lifetimes, and he feels GOOD about what he does. What else matters?

Now be sure to come on here and tell me how great your life is and how much money you make as if that proves anything. You probably drive around in obnoxious red-sports cars at 93 mph with bumper stickers that say "whoever has the most toys when they die wins" too. Sad.

Taylor is doing what he loves and more people have heard his music than most musicians could ever hope for. That's all that matters.

And you want to quibble over who sold 500,000 units and who only sold 200,000??? (or whatever!) BWHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!!!!! Even if he never moves another unit, Taylor's has WON everything he'll ever need to win.

renegade
renegade

neener-neener! are you happy now soup?

renegade
renegade

neener-neener! are you happy now soup?

soup
soup

Von, you forgot to add: "neener-neener!" Grow up already.

Von
Von

cd #36 this week 81% sales decline total sales so far @500 000 ..

half of DAUGHTRY !!!!

greystreet
greystreet

WOW! I'm sorry I missed this when it was on TV. Thanks for the link! Anyone know if he performed anything else? I listen to his new CD in my car every day.

bbnbama
bbnbama

I loved seeing Taylor perform! I always catch myself clapping my hands and smiling when he's performing! He looked like he was having a great time and I thought Gladys was great too!!!

soup
soup

If they ever bottle it, I'm going to be first in line to get some!

Mindy
Mindy

He was great - I wish I had half of his energy.

MayaGold
MayaGold

Wow, that was a dynamite performance! As much as I enjoy Taylor's new CD, he really is a performer best appreciated live. You could just feel his energy through the screen.

And yes, his harmonica playing especially with Gladys Knight was smokin' hot.

Daisy
Daisy

Taylor looked and sounded great. The performance just reminded me, though, that it's just not my style.

DealMeAnAce
DealMeAnAce

Thanks for the clip Webruary. Taylor really knows how to let loose and have a good time. He really puts on a show. I just read that he's going to be the Grand Marshall at the Mardis Gras parade in a few weeks!

Webruary
Webruary

For those who wanna watch a video of Taylor's HARP Accompaniment with Gladys Knight ( the song -- I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE ). See here :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63XZq6R_6Hk

Yes it was smoking hot. Legend singing with Legend in the making.

Blues fan
Blues fan

Holy Shoot. I saw the performance. That was smoking hot.

Taylor's forte is LIVE PERFORMANCE, no doubt about it.

His Harp accompaniment with Gladys Knight was amazing. The crowds went wild.

We should see performances like these again.

Blues fan
Blues fan

Holy Shoot. I saw the performance. That was smoking hot.

Taylor's forte is LIVE PERFORMANCE, no doubt about it.

His Harp accompaniment with Gladys Knight was amazing. The crowds went wild.

We should see performances like these again.