James Taylor...He Still Has It

Candace and I went to the James Taylor concert on Saturday night. It was a nice evening. As usual, Candace looked beautiful. As we were wading in the Mandalay Bay of Immodesty , she stood out as a woman of value and morals and that makes me adore her more.

Before the show, we ate dinner with a good friend of mine from the mission field. He is currently a Marine based in Oceanside, CA and he has some great experiences to share. Since he is Tongan, he serves as the official liaison between the US Marines and the Tongan military. He’ll soon be heading to Iraq for a third time for deployment.

This concert was my 12th JT concert and the second one for Candace. I still enjoy hearing him play live because he does such nice remakes of his songs. As I said before, they are “familiar enough to love and new enough to feel like you’re discovering them again.” Also, he is quite a comedian between songs. As usual, he ended the show with my favorite tune and it left me satisfied and smiling.

While I attend a James Taylor concert, I think I stick out just a little. Over the years, I’ve become so familiar with his music that it takes me just a note or two to know which song he is beginning to play. Even if it has a different beginning from the album, I can usually tell by the range or even by the guitar chord he is using. Because of this quick recognition, my cheers come quite a while before the rest of the crowd and I think that embarrasses Candace just a little. But at least JT knows I’m eager with anticipation.

And coincidentally, James Taylor has a new album released today. It is actually a live album and DVD of the show that Candace and I went to while in San Francisco last February.