~ Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man spreads out and touches the lives of others ~

From The Soul of One ~ To The Hearts Of Many
Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Friday, August 15, 2008

Simply The Best


I am long overdue in officially welcoming KarinP on board as a blog author here at The Pond.

Karin, I really wanted to to do something for your Birthday that was beautiful or at least clever, but as I wasn't clever enough to even realize I missed your birthday, this is the best way I could think of to celebrate your Birthday!

Plus it gave me a perfect opportunity to say thank you for your friendship, thank you for your endless support, and to thank you for all of the wonderful videos you have given us of Taylor.

YOU are "Simply The Best" and I don't know if you remember this or not, but this is a video you made for your friends at The Official Soul Patrol way back in November of 2006.

The "Groove Moment" is on this one!

video: Taylor Hicks Is "Simply The Best"

And so MY Friend are YOU!

Audio: Taylor Hicks self-penned "My Friend" is available on his newly released "Early Works".


KarinP said...

Bloom, thank you for "welcoming" me to The Pond and for the warm birthday wishes.

I will never forget that "Groove" moment. It was one of those "once in a lifetime" glimpses of Taylor and everyone went wild when they saw the original concert video that was posted by a fan. To the best of my knowledge, Taylor never did repeat that "feel that groove" moment.

We have shared many a smile as friends do and I am looking forward to sharing many more with you. Hopefully, some will include future concerts on the much anticipated future Taylor Hicks Tour.

In the meantime, I look forward to continuing to ponder our thoughts together at The Pond as we share a cup of Karma coffee.

It is hard to believe that the video was done in late 2006. My thoughts have not changed though - Taylor Hicks is still "The Best"!

Thanks, Bloom!

RagsQueen said...

Nice to see such good friendships shared and acknowledged!

Happy Birthday to you, Karin, as well!

Bloom said...

You are welcome my friend, just sorry that they are both so late in coming.

Can you believe that your 'Simply The Best' video is a new find for me?

Hard to believe, but back then (2006) I didn't have access to watching videos and by the time I got a real computer and high speed internet access ... I had a lot of Taylor video viewing to catch up on ... somehow I never found this one.
It is great and I hope more people unearth it, the words in the song are so befitting ... Taylor Hicks IS Simply The BEST!

I've enjoyed sharing all of our virtual cups of Karma coffee as well as our Tim's ... hope we''ll do so again soon!

Thanks Mandy for popping in and wishing Karin a Happy Birthday!

Good friends are one of the greatest gifts we can receive in our life. We have all been blessed with new friends of the heart as we've travelled the internet highways and the highways that took us coast to coast on Taylor's tour.

Sometimes I sit and shake my head in wonder, that one man could have been responsible for having such a temendous impact on so many people and then I just smile!

Anonymous said...

Great video and a very Happy Birthday to you, Karin! Bloom is so right...great friends are a treasure. Taylor has helped many of us form bonds that have truly enriched our lives. Hope you had a very happy birthday and I treasure you and Bloom!

DidNotExpectThat said...

OOPS...the anonymous was me!

Anonymous said...

mush, mush......okay let me join in. welcome karinp...and happy belated birthday....how about some tim horton's to celebrate? good stuff.
hey one of these day's the flower girl and I will come back to you town, perhaps with the female child going to see her BF....just not when there is going to be snowstorm, you can keep us abreast of that.
miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;0)

DJinKC said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karin!! Here's hoping that you have a blessed and wonderful year ahead of you!!
It's so great that The Pond has a new blogger, you've done wonderful!!
Thanks so much for the video's also!
Enjoying my cup of karma now!! :)

KarinP said...

Mandy, thanks for stopping by and for the birthday wishes! I am often amazed at the "friends" in my life whom I have never met YET. Looking forward to meeting you one of these days!

Tina, the birthday was great, thanks! It has been so long since I have seen you and you are definitely one of my "treasures"!

Anonymous - mush, mush, believe it or not, you crossed my mind on Sunday as I was driving down the highway. I saw a car similar to yours with Michigan plates and I wondered if you would be coming up this way with female child to visit the BF. It's been too long and I am really looking forward to sharing a coffee with you and the flower girl before this year is over. Definitely not when there is snow though - it cuts the visit too short! I don't have as many ideas for blogs as the "flower girl" but I will do my best to keep you entertained!

djinkc, it is great to hear from you again! It is a pleasure to share a cup of karma with you too! I am looking forward to the year ahead. I really believe there are going to be some good times ahead for all of us.

Bloom. it continues to amaze me the number of people who have come together because of their mutual admiration for Taylor and his music. He is definitely the "Connector" and if I could have one gift in this world, I think the gift that he has would be one that I would cherish. I really do hope that Taylor realizes that he is responsible for karmic connections that many have experienced.

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

Anonymous said...

well, Ms.Karin,,,,,,,a did not realize you are now a year younger....SORRY GIRLFRIEND.....Now you never looked any better than you do now.....Each and everyday of your life has breathed life into someone else's life(MINE FOR ONE)....Now as soon as this darn(M)hurricane does what a man usually does (HUFFS AND PUFFS AND THEN GOES AND TAKES ANAP)I will make sure that I take the time to celebrate the great gift of your life that GOD has shared with me....LOVE HUGS AND KISSES ALWAYS MY ANGEL>>>.

KarinP said...

I do feel a year younger, thank you.

Please be safe and I hope that the storm does not come your way or at least, not hit as hard as forecasted.

Take care!