Taylor Hicks was invited to the 92 PRO-FM studio to talk "Grease", Providence, and his upcoming new record set to drop February 2009. Mr. Hicks is in good form, exhibiting an affable, approachable, laid back vibe as he speaks about the topics at hand with the folks in the radio booth.
"Modern Whomp" as a style definition omitted as he describes the style of music he's been inspired by in the creation of this new CD as more Van Morrison, James Taylor. He's asked about the critics, and anyone reading much about Mr. Hicks knows he's been lambasted by the music writers - not just ol' Simon Cowell - for the duration of his career following Idol. Taylor Hicks' expression following the interviewer's comment, "...better than having a bunch of "yes men' around" speaks volumes(4:04).
My on-line pal, Caryl, asked me why I'd think he'd listen to what 'we' write. 'We' being fans/bloggers in this case. Check at 3:00; Mr. Hicks says, "it's about the American people". Caryl, we be people!
Watching this interview, apparently Mr. Hicks is having some fun in Providence, when talking about the beer at a certain brewery (Trinity) establishment he adds, ""Just drink four and they all taste the same". Man, if you go back in, order a nice molten dark beer for Sunny.
Speaking of beer, here's a clip created from one of my favorite shows of all time, "The Man Show" - featuring one of the stars of that show.