Skip to comments.Pop Star James Taylor: ‘I Really Suffered’ Under 8 Years of ‘Cheney/Bush’ (barphalert)
Posted on 12/08/2012 1:42:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
James Taylor said he really suffered under eight years of Cheney/Bush, while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform.
It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008, Taylor said. I reallyI was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose.
Those wereit was a tough time for me, he said. I really suffered.
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Obviously, he didn’t suffer nearly enough. He’s still here.
It brings out the Belushi in me.
First, Liberals begin with a bunch of idiotic nostrums (like pseudo socialism its Fabian phase), crazy desiderata, and mutually exclusive claptrap. Soon after, we realize that it’s not really even about their putative goals. It’s really all about how they feel; they’re suffering because they didn’t get their way. As the nation really suffers under Obama, as much of the unemployed are not even counted now to make sure the unemployment rate drops, as the nation becomes more and more in debt, Liberals feel good because they won! Yippee. They’re too weird to understand as normal adults.
Shut up and try to lip sync
The poor dear. What gulag did he serve in ?
Perhaps he suffered....but he still bought his coffee at Starbucks, drove his SUV around the countryside, sold albums, did concerts, bought L L Bean clothing, stayed at fancy hotels along the North Carolina Outer Banks, and shopped at CostCo. During that eight-year period....he suffered better than suffered badly.
If that is truly suffering....there’s about 900 million guys around the globe who’d be happy to suffer like that...in America.
I’d be suffering too, if married to CARLY Simon.
I suspect he had his eye on that Simon & Schuster money, back then.
As I was listening to the radio today, and once again, fearing for the future and my kid’s future, and trying to figure out the best ways to plan ahead I thought “I sure would like to be a Liberal now! Then I would be happy! Obama is making a lot of progress. The economy is on the upswing, unemployment is going down, the best year in a long time for Christmas spending, people can finally get health insurance.... Yep - it is ‘Springtime in America’”
And then I snapped out of it.
The idjit. At least it lead me to google, who are commemorating my relative :).
And no, he was not a socialist.
He not only lost his hair..................
James, you made more sense when you were on drugs. Please spare us your feminized nonsense. Time to grow up. How old are you now? Trouble with people who sing well: they assume that they are also intelligent and educated. NOT!
He should have been flogged every day.
At least he’d have something to whine about.
No worries Jimmy, a few minutes with Dr. Phil will have you right back in the pink. I Phil your pain so to say.
Yeah, I couldn't believe our "luck", either. It would've been like the late Ed McMahon showing up at our front door telling me I'd just won $20 million and then him saying, "Sucker !" and kicking me hard in the nuts. Well, at least I would've gotten to meet Ed.
Who ever told Taylor that he could sing? His Christmas songs suck and are off key. I turn the station every time I hear one of his nails-on-chalkboard tunes!
Oh, poor poor Sweet Baby Dolt.
Drop dead. Never liked his whiney music anyway.
One of my absolutely positively best scenes in that movie. Hands down.
you obviously have good taste.
If this is true, then Taylor should have been happier than a pig in **** for those eight years. Commie libs love to suffer and they get upset when EVERYBODY else isn’t suffering along with them. KMA Taylor.
It's deceptively named Martha's Vineyard.
My guess is that you didn’t suffer as much as the wife you beat up all those many years ago, scumbag!
WHy is this fool still living in the US?? He belongs in Cuba or Venezuela where his type of people live, and take the adulterer Springsteen with you.
He would have really suffered more with Palin as President.
Such a pity.
Back to the booby hatch, James.
Taylor was one of a group of untalented performers, which included Cat Stevens, and Melanie Safka, who came along either at, or in the wake of, Woodstock, appearing in late 1969, or 1970, who portrayed themselves as 60’s folk singers. 1970 high school graduates bought it, because they fancied themselves as 1960’s people, even though the 1960’s were over.
I remember, after I quit college in 1970, I was driving a catering truck when “Fire and Rain” first was broadcast. I hated it from the first note, and I had been a fan of 1960’s folk and folkrock music.
Nostalgia seems to cloud judgement about how bad some performers and performances really were, but I haven’t fallen prey to that nostalgia. I am neither nostalgic for the 1960’s, or the 1970’s parody of the 1960’s.
My opinion of Taylor was, to my surprise, shared by a local DJ friend of mine, who I thought was always chasing trendy stuff. He said that, with the introduction of Taylor, folk music was dead. He said that in 1970 or 1971.
Taylor, it seems, is still portraying himself as a long-suffering folk singer in the Woody Guthrie tradition, and far too many mid-term baby boomers still buy it.
You wrote: “Back to the booby hatch, James.”
Yes. And that “booby hatch” is his Alma Mater, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where now the word “Freshman” is no longer used to describe first year students.
The late great US Senator from NC, Jesse Helms, once said that we needed to put a fence around Chapel Hill, NC to keep those in that bastion of liberalism contained. He was right.
Gross. He is so feminine....he makes my skin crawl.
If only his fellow travlers in HHS had known how badly he was suffering, he might have been euthanized.
“I really suffer every time I hear this twerp try to sing.”
So true. Cannot tolerate that whining, insipid noise he makes. As my uncle used to say, “He ought to cultivate that voice, or plow it under.”
like Willy Nelson I chose to listen to the songs by this clown that I like .
if it wasn’t for leftist musicians I would be stuck listening to cat scratch fever as my only musical diversion . and though I like uncle Ted’s politics . I don’t much like his music .
“the 1970s parody of the 1960s.”
I was thinking of Taylor’s stay in a nut house.
When he emerged, he still had an insane look in his eyes...
Has been. Should get back on his meds.
Has been. Should get back on his meds.
“I was thinking of Taylors stay in a nut house.”
I forgot all about his stay at the psych ward!
“Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder.”
I never heard of this guy.
Obviously a homosexually inclined white boy who dreams of sex with Obama.
But drone strikes in sovereign countries without legal justification and targeted assassination of American citizens is okay James? Stay oblivious my friend...
His finger-style guitar playing is quintessentially James Taylor. Google "James Taylor style of playing" and you'll get over 41 million hits. Many of his songs are classics and, in my opinion, rightfully so.
What do you expect from a former heroin addict.
More liars and pea brains who have to be remembered for something.
In fairness, nearly everybody took a bath at the end. Those last two years were pretty brutal for the market.
*bttt* There you go again - separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks.
His Christmas album is absolutely beautiful
Some Children See Him by James Taylor
If he was down and troubled, and needed a helping hand...and nothing, nothing was going right. Why didn’t he just sing his song: “You’ve Got a Friend,” and I’m sure winter, spring summer or fall, all he had to do is call, and someone would have come running to see him again.