Monday, February 25, 2008
"Soul Thing" is my story.
"Music is maybe our highest form of communication -
it permits the telling of stories and sharing of them
with anyone who might want to hear them or even
need to hear them.
"Soul Thing" hits home for me because it's so much
about who I am and what I do."
The story of Taylor Hicks' personal anthem, "Soul Thing", is beautifully interpreted in this video tribute which was done by KarinP.
Thank you Karin!
"I'm proud that my name has become so closely
associated with the word soul.
The moniker used to describe people who dig
what I do, the Soul Patrol, seemed to just
take on a life of it's own.
I love that my supporters wound up naming
themselves and did such a fine job."
~The Soul Of A Man~
What a gift from Heaven, to bring forth such emotion.
I wonder if he ever knew, he would cause this fan-comotion!?
He stands so true, to himself, in the music that he sings.
I hope that he has realized, the joy, his person brings.
Kind and caring and gentle, are the impressions that he gives.
It's in his music, in his soul, it's in the way he lives.
He's not just, another 'star', but a new one, in his own right.
And high above the musical world, he is shining so very bright.
To love so much, so deeply, what it is, you so well do,
Is testament to strong dedication, and to staying to roots, so true.
He's full of a deep-set passion, which he feels so deep inside.
He's not afraid to show the world, his kindhearted, softer side.
And he's not afraid to just let go, just have a real good time.
He lets himself be taken away, in his musical, movement rhymes.
It all adds to his character, to the personna he projects.
All he is and all he does, so emotionally effects.
Its amazing to have such a talent, which brings so many to tears.
Though he is still younger, he is wise, beyond his years.
He's given us such a gift, which we cannot fully repay.
But we can, support him, in our own, special way.
What a testament of a person, who gives back all he can.
What a joy to be able to know,
This awesome soul of a man!
© Cathy Faist (used with permission) Thank you!
Taylor Hicks My Idol Scrapbook Tribute
From The Montgomery Advisor
Alabama's own American Idol 2006, Taylor Hicks
never expected to see "Soul Patrol" signs when
his plane landed in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"It's amazing the responses I had in Asia,"
said the Birmingham native, who's as famous
for his head of salt and pepper hair as he is
for his soulful singing and harmonica playing.
"I'm blessed to have such a dedicated group of fans."
These days, he's living on the road.
"There are four pieces of luggage that I carry with me at all times, and I call that my apartment," he said.
"I'm letting the music carry me where it needs to go."
He's also doing a lot of writing and making plans for his next project, for which he will have more creative control.
That pleases him a lot.
"It's thrilling to be part of the
Alabama Music Hall of Fame", he said.
On Friday, Taylor Hicks received the 2008 America's Music Award.
"It was thrilling to just be in the same room with all the legends of music.
I'd buy a ticket just to go," he said.
From The Montgomery Advisor, a snippet of Taylor Hicks'
performance of "Soul Thing" from the Awards Banquet.
Where the city street meets the country road,
where the sun is nice and warm,
no matter how long I may roam,
this song still takes us home.
Takes us home!
Sweet Home Alabama, congratulations to our Soul Man!