Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taylor Hicks no longer with J Records

Taylor Hicks is no longer with Arista/J records. The boards are in almost in total agreement that this will probably be a good move for Taylor’s career. Taylor can now make his music the way he wants. He will not have to make music that he is told to. But there is one question that many have. If Taylor is not with a major record label how will his music get out to the masses? I will not even claim to know how one goes about getting their music out there when they are independent. But I do know one thing. Even if Taylor does not go back to J Records or sign with another label, his music will still be out there for supporters or Taylor Hicks to purchase. I believe with Taylor doing his next CD the way he wants it will be a bigger hit than the one he did after winning American Idol.

Taylor’s 2 independent CDs before Idol are in huge demand. They are both filled with great songs that really showcase Taylor’s voice and talent. If there is no record label and Taylor is completely independent then it is a directbuy and all profits stay in Taylor’s pocket. That sounds much better to me to know that the money I spend for a CD goes to the artist and not mostly to the record label. Either way it sounds like a win-win situation. As log as I can get Taylor’s music and he gets the money then it all sounds good to me.

Grey Poupon Mustard Review

(I was asked to try these Grey Poupon Mustards and to give my honest Review)

There are many good things about writing a blog. Such as, getting to voice your opinions about whatever you choose, gaining friends with those that read your blog and also sometimes you may even get products free just to write a review of the product.

A few days ago I received a jar of Grey Poupon Hearty Spicy Brown Mustard and a jar of Harvest Course Ground. When I first opened these jars and looked at the mustard contained in each I was not very impressed. The looks of the mustard especially the Harvest Course Ground does not make a person particularly interested in trying the mustard. But mustards are very thick. The Harvest Course Ground is a thick and chunky. I was asked to write a review of the mustard so I tried both jars.

I also asked my husband and two children to try the mustard. My kids looked at it and neither one would even try it. My husband and I did not like either mustard on a lunchmeat sandwich. The next day I made breaded chicken patty sandwiches and put the Spicy Brown Mustard on everyone’s sandwich. All of us enjoyed the mustard on the chicken sandwich. The spiciness of the mustard gave the chicken and extra zing that was a tasty change to regular mustard.

That night I prepared deviled eggs with our meal and I made a few with the Harvest Course Ground, some with the Hearty Spicy Brown and a few with regular mustard. The ones made with the Harvest Course Ground were not liked by any of us. The Hearty Spicy Brown ones were eaten but not enjoyed as much as the ones with the regular mustard.

Overall the mustard was not a huge hit in my house. The Harvest Spicy Brown will be used on hot sandwiches as this is when it was enjoyed the most. The Harvest Course Ground will probably be given to my brother in law. It was not liked by anyone in my house.