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Taylor-Made

by Peter Gerstenzang, Scotch Plains Patch

Talking to Livingston Taylor is like having a lively conversation with your favorite college professor. He's colorful, funny and makes great asides that usually land right back on target. Plus, you always feel you learned something valuable when the exchange is over.

It makes sense – Taylor does teaches part-time at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. That's when he's not touring and playing his exquisite, pop, jazz and gospel-inspired folk tunes, which he will be doing this Saturday as at the in Scotch Plains.

"I have a huge dilemma," Taylor said, his wry voice clearly setting-up a gag. "I have such a huge backlog of songs, it's really hard for me to figure out what to play each time out. I love my old songs, like, 'Good Friends,' and 'Lost In The Love Of You,' but I'm always trying to figure out a way to showcase all the phases of my development. Plus, I'm writing new songs all the time."

His fans sympathize.