Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Taylor Hicks - TV Guide - Shirts - Studio Picture

I got on the computer today after baking pies and making side dishes all day for Thanksgiving tomorrow and loved all I have read and seen in regards to Taylor Hicks and what he is been up to. First I found the TV Guide Interview. Taylor sounds so excited and happy. I loved these parts of the interview. After you left Arista, did you decide right away you would start your own label or were you looking at other homes?
Hicks: I'd been offered traditional record deals and I just felt like it was best for me to be able to start my own label and partner with distribution. Having your own label really allows you to be out there and have total control of your art and how you want to sell it and how it best fits you. You really live and die by the sword, which I think really makes the artist drive a lot more — drive to succeed. What's the update on your new album?
Hicks: It's coming out Feb. 10. I should have a single the first of the new year. I can honestly say that some of the instincts that I had picking songs on Idol, I was able to use picking songs for this album, which has really been a great experience. I've been able to wrap my artistic expression around these songs and I've had some time to live with these songs and be able to visualize what I want for each of them. I'm really excited about the record because I feel like from the style aspect, nowadays you listen to records that sound very similar on each track, but this album, I wanted to take the listener on a musical journey and touch on the stylings that are reflective of who I am as an artist. How different is it from your first one?
Hicks: There's definitely soul. I think it all starts with soul, but this time around, I think the songs are touching on a lot of different styles that reflect me, so that's different in a way. On the last record, it was kind of an R&B influence. This is my journey as a songwriter. But what's really interesting and cool about it is I'm gonna be able to play my single within the Grease show. It's a very unique aspect. It's like I'm gonna be performing as Teen Angel, but then I'll also be performing my single to the record, so everybody who comes and sees me as Teen Angel can also experience me as a musician.

We know Taylor has the drive to succeed. That is why he stuck with music for so long and gave Idol all he had. That drive will carry him very far. I am so ready to go on the musical journey with Taylor. Not only will people get to see Taylor Hicks as Teen Angel but they will get to hear and experience Taylor’s single. I can’t wait for that.

So then after I read the TV Guide interview I found new designs of Taylor Hicks Shirts. I love the first two. So after that I saw the studio picture posted at Right Hicks Save, awesome to see a recent picture of Taylor. He must be somewhere fairly warm, he has shorts on or I guess it could because the studio is hot… Taylor is there of course it’s HOT!

Just a little heads up for you all. I recently got to ask Director of Operations and Marketing, Rick Diloreto at Artist2Market some questions for an article I am publishing at Associated Content it should be live sometime next week and I will let you all know where to find it when it is. There is a message for Taylor’s Fans that I am sure you all will enjoy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Best Gifts for Kids of Course - Toys

When shopping for children, toys are obviously great gift ideas. There are many types of toys to choose from for gifts. While some toys are very expensive you can go here to find some great cheap toys .

Older children enjoy items such as electronic games. Gifts for the older children that are very popular are items such as the IPod or the latest Nintendo Wii console. This year’s most popular game for the WII is the wii fit it is fun for the entire family.

Another very popular game for the WII is the Mario Kart + Wii Wheel . To read a funny post about a guy playing wii at work please visit Pasty.

Check out the above links to find that perfect gift for your toy lover. You are sure to please every child on your list whether it is an actual child or a child at heart.