Thursday, October 30, 2008

We've come so far...

Taylor has come from a young, hopeful musician recording his first album at 19, to the svelte, hand-jivin’ star of Grease! He has gone abroad, gone jamming, and gone to Broadway. He has parked the old van and has ridden beside the driver on his own luxury tour bus. He’s been in a bubble, a golf cart, and an ice cream cone. He’s been on the 5-story billboard on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway.

We have come from routines that sometimes bordered on boring to dealing with “general admission” and standing in one place much longer than God ever intended. We have boarded planes and trains, driven back roads, gotten lost, found our way and, in the end, always made it to wherever Taylor was. We know whomp, swamp rock, and blue-eyed soul. We read Rolling Stone—don’t tell the kids!

We’ve learned to live in cyberspace. We can upload, download, and overload. We blog, post, and embed. We write html, create videos, store pictures in a bucket, and respond to 253 emails while eating dinner.

What’s next? We went to Broadway to see Taylor as he invited us to do. Now, he is bringing Broadway to many of our hometowns! Spring will bring us new Taylor music. We see exciting prospects for the journey ahead. We’ve said it before…we will be there.

We know one thing for sure…our way will be inspired by Taylor Hicks. His quest for something more in his life has made our lives richer. Someone has said that it is not the destination but the journey that matters.

We’ve come so far. We still have far to go. Taylor recently wrote with the release of Early Works, “Thanks for coming on the ride.”

Thanks, Taylor, for taking us!

What do you see on the road ahead?


cath said...

I am glad to see the journey of Taylor Hicks so congenially presented. His fans are enthusiastic and sincere, wanting only the best for an entertainer with whom they have formed a musical bond.

Continue to march on , both the Taylor Hicks Community and the man himself.

RagsQueen said...

What an incredible journey - and learning experience for all of us! The best news of all - 'Ain't Life Grand' and aren't we lucky to be living it right now!

Pat said...

This blog is a great vehicle for Taylor's fans to continue with him on his journey and follow his career as he moves forward with the Grease Tour, the new CD, and hopefully a new Tour!

Looking forward to the success of this blog for the Taylor Hicks Community!

san said...

Thanks, Cath and Pat for your good wishes.

There is much ahead for Taylor and for us to follow. We will do our best to bring together here some worthwhile ideas and thoughts. Taylor gives us great inspiration to continue our journey with him and the music.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

san said...

You are so right, Ragsqueen! It is an incredible journey and we are lucky to be on it!

Gypsee said...

Fabulous, san! That Journey has taken Taylor and his fans so far and to so many corners of the world. LET THE JOURNEY CONTINUE WITH SUCCESS!