"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
"Line 'em up!" Baltimore, Jan 2014 #TBT
(Photo: Ellyn Kusmin)
James making the best of a snowy situation! How are you handling the weather this winter?
Look what arrived this month: an Emmy to celebrate James's September 2013 performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Such an honor...but you could put your eye out with that statuette!
Good luck, New England. Here we go again...
Icicles at The Barn.
The incredible MusiCares tribute to Paul McCartney is finally being released on DVD and Blu-ray in March! For this concert, James partnered with Diana Krall to sing "Yesterday" and "For No One." The evening also featured Alicia Keys, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Neil Young, Coldplay, Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh. Quite the lineup! Pre-order your copy today: http://www.whosay.com/l/CRGa9ie
James on A Prairie Home Companion, 6/30/07. Anyone remember which songs he sang? (Hint: there were 7!) #TBT
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.
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