Taylor Swift - Speak Now (Oct 2010) - hype, anticipation &c

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ah cool, i'll have to check out her site

markers, Sunday, 29 August 2010 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

fyi both of those songs are only like 4 mins long

― J0rdan S., Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:46 PM

haaaa!

markers, Sunday, 29 August 2010 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

fyi both of those songs are only like 4 mins long

planning to pass out drunk afterward, always be livin' the fearless life.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Sunday, 29 August 2010 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually I think I could seriously watch the "White Horse" video for hours because I am killed by the moments when Taylor stops lip-syncing. The song alone already sailed me into nervous-breakdown-territory.

Brad Nelson (BradNelson), Sunday, 29 August 2010 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

/\/K/\/\, Monday, 30 August 2010 01:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

that is not disturbing at all

/ (The Brainwasher), Monday, 30 August 2010 01:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

this chorus is a rush

"bubbling" pictures for mormon approved j0hn (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 2 September 2010 08:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

"mine" btw don't want to freak anyone out like there is a new song or something

"bubbling" pictures for mormon approved j0hn (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 2 September 2010 08:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, and it's even more of a rush every time she switches it up

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 2 September 2010 08:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

this bridge is a rush

abcfsk, Thursday, 2 September 2010 09:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol

Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson handed out his opinion on country starlet Taylor Swift recently, branding the blond "horrible."

"I find it embarrassing that adults are like, 'Taylor Swift is very talented.' She's not. She might be cute, but she's horrible," Robinson told Nylon Guys, according to Contact Music.

It seems that Kate Hudson's ex-husband takes issue with the production style employed by Swift and her popular counterparts.

"They have stylists who dress them, they make records with producers who play a chord ...
... into the computer and it all comes out the same ... when you have computers doing it all for you ... there's no individuality. Singing isn't always about being on key; it's about emotionality (sic)," he argues.

Does Robinson make a point, or is he simply staking Swift? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/09/chris-robinson-slams-taylor-swift.html

buzza, Friday, 3 September 2010 04:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

salient points from an important person

"bubbling" pictures for mormon approved j0hn (J0rdan S.), Friday, 3 September 2010 04:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

emotionality

loooooool

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Friday, 3 September 2010 05:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

"mine" is totally unremarkable apart from the bridge

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Friday, 3 September 2010 08:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

also the music video is so lollllllll bad

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Friday, 3 September 2010 08:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Mine" is what I'd like to start calling Vintage Taylor.

And it's fantastic.

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Friday, 3 September 2010 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Friday, 3 September 2010 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

He is such a loser on every level you can lose in life.

(¬_¬) (Nicole), Friday, 3 September 2010 14:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Mine" is dope -- looking forward to the record

markers, Friday, 3 September 2010 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

as of now, I don't think it's as good as "You Belong With Me," "Change," and probably some other songs on her previous record, though

markers, Friday, 3 September 2010 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3 this phot of her

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 08:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

damn

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 8 September 2010 08:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

!!

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 13:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

wdyll post terry richardson

always be cozen (dayo), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 14:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

damn

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:23 AM (11 hours ago)

max skim (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

also the music video is so lollllllll bad

agreed it reminded me of like wilson phillips or something

teledyldonix, Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk why though

teledyldonix, Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Video's pretty good, I think:

Can someone make a looping .jpg of the ridiculously cute Taylor head-bob thing from 1:52-1:53 btw??

― ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:02 PM (2 weeks ago)

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can someone make a looping .jpg of the ridiculously cute Taylor head-bob thing from 1:52-1:53 btw??

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i would just like to note that laura marling is younger than taylor swift.

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

laura marling writes better lyrics and better songs. <3 <3 <3

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

this kinda thing always goes really well

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

my main point is that taylor swift's lyrics are good for a 14-yo, but now that she's 21 she should consider reading a book

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

or 20, whatever

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk man i think "mine" is pretty obviously a song written by a much more mature person

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Flash forward, and we're takin' on the world together
And there's a drawer of my things at your place
You learn my secrets and figure out why I'm guarded
You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes

But we got bills to pay
We got nothin' figured out
When it was hard to take
Yes, yes

This is what I thought about:

^^ this is a great lead in to a chorus about remembering meeting someone imo

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

the structure isn't awkward, but it's a song about two really boring, poorly-sketched characters. there's really nothing remarkable about any of the lyrics.

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i guess if i cared that much about well-sketched characters i would read books

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

'made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter' packs a lot into it, imo

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I do agree that 'mine' is a retread, structurally, of the narrative tropes she was using on Fearless and maybe the s/t

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

like putting the chorus into the boy's mouth - pretty sure she's done that at least once or twice before?

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyway i don't think they're poorly sketched -- i think the "you made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter" line does a lot of the legwork in a way that a line in a three minute pop song should

not to mention that this seems like an odd criticism of taylor in general -- i mean, you love that lady antebellum song right? you can't find two more basically sketched characters than the two in that song -- the-dream isn't exactly writing novels out there either, but it doesn't mean that the songs can't still be affecting & amazing

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

laura marling comes from a completely different songwriting tradition and is trying to do completely different things with her music (and doing them very well) (to be slightly reductive, individual catharsis vs. relatable normativity).

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 13 September 2010 07:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

i just read that t-swift sang a song about kanye at the vmas last night lol. tell me about it, people who watched! is it on youtube? i don't have time to read thge whole vmas thread.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

lady antebellum song isn't a character sketch, it's a song about a specific moment--where one is totally lonely and pathetic and drunk and longing--and it's much more relatable than Taylor's "uptight girl falls in love w/ boy and remembers when he said 'i love you'" narrative, which is dull and anonymous and doesn't ring true. there is nothing 'affecting' about "mine" at all.

the-dream isn't a girl with a guitar.

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

comparing swift to marling is a bit like comparing, idk, carole king to pj harvey.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

lex, it's a decent song that would be better w/o the stigma of it being about kanyegate

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

well, it's a really good song actually

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

what's it called? every news report i've read so far has neglected to mention this detail

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

"mine" is about a specific moment too! notably the one sung about in the chorus -- it's just a bit fleshed out with background than "need you now" -- i don't think it attempts to be a 'character sketch' tho

banaka socka flame (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 September 2010 08:06 (3 years ago) Permalink


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