"I felt two things immediately when I got the news last night:
first that the light had dimmed and, on its heels, a sense that this was inevitable; that Robin had lived for a long time with a darkness at the periphery of his vision.
What must it have been like to be present when he improvised the genie in "Aladdin" or Lovelace in "Happy Feet?" His Texan, his gay stylist, his Soviet comedian, Mrs. Doubtfire…He was a one-man menagerie.
Perhaps, just as we were swept away, so was he.
I remember the small, uncontrollable chuckle that often accompanied his flights of fancy; as if he were as amazed as we were by what was happening to him.
Who can pretend to understand a gift like Robin Williams's? Meteoric, volcanic, fast and furious…Perhaps there is a price for such brilliance.
I'm so sad he's gone and so grateful he left us so much." ~ James Taylor
You never know who's going to be at Tanglewood! Kelly Preston tries @YoYo_Ma's cello at James's 60th in 2008. #TBT
Attn. Italian fans: James will be appearing LIVE on Milan's @quelliche_rai2 on Sun, 2:15-2:40pm CET on Rai 2.
Many people have asked about the nails on James's picking hand, so we thought you might enjoy another look at this video he made awhile back, showing how he reinforces them for playing.
To see more videos in James's guitar lesson series, click here: http://www.whosay.com/l/LkL9Xws
The lineup for the Spring European Tour has been finalized, and James is happy to announced he'll be touring with Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, Andrea Zonn, Michael Landau, Larry Goldings Jimmy Johnson and Steve Gadd. See you on the road!
The littlest member of the Taylor family wants to wish you a very merry Christmas!
The Taylor family choose a Christmas Tree! Leading to the yearly question: how big is too big?
A little #TBT fun: James playing tug-o-war with Henry & Rufus back when they were still small enough for him to win!
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