+ Reply to Thread
Page 20 of 272 FirstFirst ... 10111213141516171819202122232425262728293070120 ... LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 2714
Like Tree3Likes

Thread: Taylor Hicks - Season 5

  1. #191
    FORT Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by pillbeam View Post
    Taylor has already reaped the benefits--sales of his CD "Under the Radar" (what an apt phrase) have skyrocketed.
    Something interesting for everyone in this board to consider. Go to eBay, on the search text, type "TAYLOR HICKS CD", you'll see an amazing number of sales ( CAUTION : some are copies ). The astonishing thing is this --- PEOPLE ARE BIDDING AS HIGH AS $56 for his "Under the Radar" CD. The CD only has 7 songs !!

    Unfreakin' believable how much people are taking to this man. And to think that he only has about 15 minutes of TV time !

  2. #192
    FORT Fogey lambikins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2,626
    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    The highlighted sentence is the most disturbing thing about a Taylor win. We have seen multiple examples of Clive Davis' heavy handed production & neutering of these folks. If Taylor were to win I would hope Clive Davis stays way way out of the picture. Afterall, you only need to look at last year's runner up album & see the mistakes made with Bo.
    Okay, when someone gets bashed enough, my natural instincts are to feel sorry for them and find out the GOOD that they've done.

    For all of the alledged mishandlings of careers by Clive, THESE are some of the famous people he's helped launch their careers:

    " Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Columbia went on to sign Electric Flag, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Pink Floyd. The company, which had previously avoided rock music, doubled its market share in three years. In 1972, Davis also signed the group Earth, Wind & Fire to CBS Records.

    In 1974, he founded Arista Records, naming it after his secondary school honor society. This label has one of the most diverse lineups in the record industry. It has been home to Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Monica, Exposé, Angie Aparo,Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Kenny G, Puffy Combs, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Air Supply, Ace of Base, The Alpha Band, The Grateful Dead, TLC, Willie Nile, and Patti Smith, among others. In the 1970s, Arista also had an extensive jazz line, most notably its Freedom imprint, concentrating on contemporary, sometimes avant-garde, musicians and widely praised reissues from the legendary Savoy label.

    In building his new company,J Records, some of his first signings were recording artists Luther Vandross and Alicia Keys. That same year, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performers branch."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Davis

    Having found this out, Taylor would be honored to share the same producer as Vandross, Keys, Santana and others. And I own or have owned, at least 90% of the above artists, at one time or another.

    Maybe as time goes by, any artist is going to suffer from "The Grass is Greener" syndrome and want to move on. But, with producers like Clive Davis....damn....that's a pretty hefty help out of the Starting Gate into a recording career!
    Still crazy, after all these shears

    "lambikins, put the crack pipe down and back away from the keyboard." Unklescott

    "lambikins... I have come to the conclusion that you are the Jedi Master of the Kitchen on FORT!" SuperBrat

  3. #193
    FORT Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    17

    Simon actually admitted he was wrong !!

    As an addendum, I note with pleasure, Simon actually saying to Taylor Hicks after he sang LEVON — “I WAS WRONG” ( for being a naysayer in the beginning. Remember, it was Simon who said he would not be put through in the finals ).

    Well, well ,well love Simon or hate him, it takes a lot of guts to eat crow in front of 30 million people. I've never heard him say that before.

  4. #194
    FORT Fogey lambikins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2,626
    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Fan View Post
    As an addendum, I note with pleasure, Simon actually saying to Taylor Hicks after he sang LEVON — “I WAS WRONG” ( for being a naysayer in the beginning. Remember, it was Simon who said he would not be put through in the finals ).

    Well, well ,well love Simon or hate him, it takes a lot of guts to eat crow in front of 30 million people. I've never heard him say that before.
    Yah, two apologies in ONE week! First Mandisa and now Taylor; what is this world coming to???
    Still crazy, after all these shears

    "lambikins, put the crack pipe down and back away from the keyboard." Unklescott

    "lambikins... I have come to the conclusion that you are the Jedi Master of the Kitchen on FORT!" SuperBrat

  5. #195
    FORT Fogey razorbacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,497
    Quote Originally Posted by lambikins View Post
    Okay, when someone gets bashed enough, my natural instincts are to feel sorry for them and find out the GOOD that they've done.

    For all of the alledged mishandlings of careers by Clive, THESE are some of the famous people he's helped launch their careers:

    " Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Columbia went on to sign Electric Flag, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Pink Floyd. The company, which had previously avoided rock music, doubled its market share in three years. In 1972, Davis also signed the group Earth, Wind & Fire to CBS Records.

    In 1974, he founded Arista Records, naming it after his secondary school honor society. This label has one of the most diverse lineups in the record industry. It has been home to Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Monica, Exposé, Angie Aparo,Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Kenny G, Puffy Combs, Aretha Franklin, Toni Braxton, Air Supply, Ace of Base, The Alpha Band, The Grateful Dead, TLC, Willie Nile, and Patti Smith, among others. In the 1970s, Arista also had an extensive jazz line, most notably its Freedom imprint, concentrating on contemporary, sometimes avant-garde, musicians and widely praised reissues from the legendary Savoy label.

    In building his new company,J Records, some of his first signings were recording artists Luther Vandross and Alicia Keys. That same year, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the non-performers branch."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Davis

    Having found this out, Taylor would be honored to share the same producer as Vandross, Keys, Santana and others. And I own or have owned, at least 90% of the above artists, at one time or another.

    Maybe as time goes by, any artist is going to suffer from "The Grass is Greener" syndrome and want to move on. But, with producers like Clive Davis....damn....that's a pretty hefty help out of the Starting Gate into a recording career!
    That's a pretty impressive biography, but Jethro Tull once did an album the title of which speaks to Mr. Davis. It was called Living in the Past. I have no doubt that Taylor would be honored, but I still say his style would be so modified that he would be almost unrecognizable.

  6. #196
    Premium Member burntbrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Age
    39
    Posts
    2,307
    Quote Originally Posted by lambikins View Post
    Okay, when someone gets bashed enough, my natural instincts are to feel sorry for them and find out the GOOD that they've done.
    No doubt Clive has had a big part in music history. And who knows, maybe it wasn't his influence that made Bo's cd so bland (Fantasia's wasn't so good, either and she thanked Clive for being so ghetto). But I have to blame somebody for the big disappointment. I just don't want to be disappointed again. So I hope Taylor is signed with somebody who will help him showcase his style, not replace it with what they think we want to hear.

  7. #197
    FORT Fanatic
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    45
    Posts
    650

    The difference between Taylor and the rest

    He has SOUL when he sings. The song emanates from his
    entire being. I think some people just don't get him.
    This is the first year ever I will be able to get my husband to sit and watch this show with me. He loves Taylor Hicks too. I'm a fan for life.

  8. #198
    Miss Jackson Fan MICHEY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    810
    I love Taylor...he's so cool and passionate with his songs. I hope he goes far. He's got Michael McDonald written ALL over him - the first few seconds of seeing him and I'm humming "Minute by Minute"
    "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." ~Anais Nin

    "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr

  9. #199
    dvm
    dvm is offline
    Get off the hate train.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    3,017
    The way everyone is carrying on about Taylor, I think it's his competition to lose. Do you all agree, or is it still too early to tell?

  10. #200
    FORT Fogey
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,168
    Quote Originally Posted by dvm View Post
    The way everyone is carrying on about Taylor, I think it's his competition to lose. Do you all agree, or is it still too early to tell?
    I think he's probably in the driver's seat right now. I'm still kind of worried because my favorites rarely do much better than seventh or eighth on this show...hopefully Taylor will be the exception.

+ Reply to Thread

LinkBacks (?)

  1. 04-12-2007, 08:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.