Thursday, October 09, 2008

Taylor Hicks - Have a Little Faith in Him

Sometimes we can get very involved in keeping up with the goings on in someone’s life that we care about. That is defiantly true when it comes to Taylor Hicks and his devoted fan base The Soul Patrol. We naturally want the very best for Taylor in everything he does. That is called being supportive but sometimes we just seem to want to see things happen at warp speed.

The music business can be very complex and things that are planned to happen sometimes have to be postponed or pushed back, sometimes canceled all together. You never know for sure know what will happen from one day to the next. Sometimes some may think (someone) in this case Taylor Hicks is wrong in the decisions he makes about his career. It is his career so whatever he is does and whenever he does it is his business. But I think that most times this thinking of he should do this and he should not do that isn’t so much about trying to control, but being afraid that something will not work out as it was hoped to work out. When you care about someone and you want to see them succeed and that can sometimes make a person worry that their success will not happen. However I think now everyone should look at Taylor’s past decisions and see that they mostly work out every time. Have a little faith in him.

For instance, I am sure many thought Taylor was crazy to go American Idol. His image did not fit for the American Idol stage. But look what ignoring the naysayers and doing what he wanted accomplished.

Some think his first CD after winning Idol wasn’t up to par. I so disagree with this. I love Taylor’s album Taylor Hicks. I play it all the time and he has sold 800,000 copies and it has been certified platinum. Now I would like to know how that is concidered a failure. He had nearly no radio play but still has sold 800,000 copies. That seems like a major success to me. I am sure there are many artists out there that wish they could sell that many. Who cares what this one or that one sold. Keeping up with the (Jones) as the saying goes has never made since to me at all. Just be yourself and be thankful for what you have and celebrate the good things in your life.

I think Taylor Hicks has a lot to celebrate and be happy about.
So then comes Grease many felt Taylor was selling out by doing Broadway and would be put down by the critics. Quite the opposite happened. Taylor made the role of Teen Angel his and owned the stage. Broadway, the press and New York loved him.
So then Taylor decides to go on tour with Grease starting in December. Again many think this decision is wrong. They feel it means Taylor won’t be putting out a CD soon and a tour won’t happen anytime soon. Then comes news Taylors CD will be out February 10th and today news broke that Taylor will be singing his single after the Grease performance every night. So we will get to see Taylor performing as Teen Angel and perform a new song plus get a CD in February.

So I think all this shows just to keep the faith in Taylor. It his career, he loves music and he loves to perform but everything takes time and planning. So have faith. It makes me think of the song Have a little Faith in Me. Below you will see I rewrote the lyrics a little to fit and also a video of the actual song.

When you think things are looking stark
And you wonder what’s going on with him
Just remember he will never lose the musical spark
And have a little faith in him
And when you wonder when there will be new music to buy
Just keep the faith, his dreams he will achieve
Just know he can combine it all for a musical weave
And have a little faith in him
Have a little faith in him

Because we’ve been supporting him for such a long time
Sometimes we may expect too much, to quickly in return
Just remember to have a little faith in him
You see time, time is our friend
Because for his talents there is no end
And all you gotta do, is have a little faith in him
Have a little faith in him
Hey hey
All you gotta do for the Soul Man
Is have a little faith in him.

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Henry8 said...

Great blog, Cindy. I agree completely.

juliegr said...

Excellent commentary, Cindy. I, too, have watched with amazement the constant and predictable angst that occurs following each decision Taylor makes.

Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion but I'd like for people to take a little time to absorb the decisions Taylor is making before they feel the need to angst and criticise.

Thanks for the excellent comments

Cindy Wright said...

Hi Henry and Juliegr Thanks for commenting. We all want Taylor to succeed but none of us want it as much as Taylor so he will defiantly weigh the pros and cons before making decisions. All any of us have to do is keep faith that no matter what Taylor will always do his best and as long as he stays true to what he wants then the decisons can not be wrong. Plus I think they have all worked out great.

The Taylor Hicks Times said...

Hey Cindy!
This is yet again another great post. You said this really well. I too can be on the list of jumping the gun and wanting things NOW... lol However in all reality, I also know that good things come to those who wait. Taylor is is taking his time to do this right. That is the buisness part of him. We fans just need to accept and understand that and try to deal with our withdrawls haaha