Last night, at about midnight, as I was polishing off a bag of White Castle hamburgers, I was wondering if Taylor had yet succumbed to a bag of sliders??
Was he now a member of the luv em club?
Or the leave em club?
There's seems to be no sittin' on the fence, you either love them or hate them!
Not surprisingly visions of malt shops, diners, burger castles and giant ice cream cones have been dancin' through my head recently.
Miss LuLu (Lugracianna), my 4 year old granddaughter, is absolutely mesmerized by the site of the giant ice cream cone containing Taylor Hicks.
(can you tell she is definitely a two scoop?)
The first thing she asks for when visiting is for me to play the Taylor video with the ice cream cone in the sky.
We have to play it over and over (not a problem for me) so she can watch the big ice cream cone open and come to Earth (her words).
Like Frenchy, she dances in her chair when he begins to play his harp .... it's just too cute!
Having a full tummy at midnight, I decided to stay up and begin a blog for today revolving around my dancin' thoughts.
Little did I expect how nicely it would tie in with this morning's article from The New York Post.
As Teen Angel, "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks is helping draw crowds to "Grease."
HICKS IGNITES 'GREASE'
DESPITE PANS, REVIVAL GETS BOOST FROM 'IDOL'
The New York Post
by Michael Riedel
June 27, 2008
TWO shows that shouldn't be making it - but are - must be given their due today.
First, "Grease" - which vaulted right over the critics to box office glory.
It's playing to sold-out houses and is grossing nearly $800,000 a week.
It got a little lift from the Tonys, but its real draw this summer is "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks, who's playing Teen Angel.
(Isn't this just perfect?)
An insider says Hicks is worth at least $150,000 in extra ticket sales a week.
(Make a note of that, Mr. Agent.)
Whenever Hicks whips out his harmonica, the audience goes nuts.
They're having such a blast that the "Grease" megamix at the end of the show - this is where the critics ran screaming from the theater - now runs 10 minutes, with Hicks singing the title song and then playing it on his harmonica.
Meanwhile, the producers of the show are no longer flinching from the critical blows but are starting to have fun with them.
Charles Isherwood recently wrote: "Are the Tonys going to open up the lines so viewers at home can phone in their votes for their favorites?
In which case perhaps 'Grease' would have been the year's big winner."
Look for a newspaper ad that will say: "If the audience had voted, "Grease" would have been the year's big winner!"
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Speaking of audiences and voting ....
Do you remember this?
The Taylor Hicks inspired ice cream flavor .... Soulful Sundae Cone
(vanilla and chocolate light ice creams swirled with chocolaty coated peanut and cone pieces)
And I'm wondering ....
Will there be a revival of the American Classic Malt Shop float for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this year?
The cast of "Hairspray" rode the float last year, but I'm thinking it should be the cast of "Grease" this year, led by one harp blowin Teen Angel!
And an absolute show stopper would be to incorporate Taylor's giant ice cream cone into the float, can't you just imagine the crowd response if he was riding in the cone!
(To quote: Whenever Hicks whips out his harmonica, the audience goes nuts ... oh yeah!)
I wish I had a good photo of his dazzling ice cream cone to share, but I haven't run across one ... yet ... so in the meantime ... two scoops please!
In keeping with the flavor of today's blog, instead of my usual cup of Karma coffee, here is today's scoop, or I should say scoops!
"I doubt whether the world holds a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream."
"Life is like an ice-cream cone,
you have to lick it one day at a time."