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  • Question: We have no way of knowing what kind of impact Harry had in her life until we hear the songs about him... He might have have a bigger impact than we realized, I mean she did change her perspective on life love dating after him.... - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Good points.

  • Question: I am not from the US, so I don't really get the appeal of Bruce -- which is something Taylor has surpassed given that she has so many international fans. But given today's internet, it should be a given. Anyway as a Bruce newbie, what albums should I first listen to? Is he really that good? :) - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Let me just give you brief reviews of each early major album, in chronological order.

    • Greetings from Asbury Park - 
      Columbia Records tells us ‘Here is an eclectic singer-songwriter that might be the closest thing we’ve seen to Bob Dylan.’  

    • The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle - 
      It turns out that, unlike Bob Dylan, this Bruce guy can write whimsical, epic songs AND deliver an electrifying live show like no one we have seen.

    • Born to Run - 
      A bombastic, audacious rock album that was designed to “explode in people’s living rooms” and be played in cars from coast to coast.
      The prototype sound for epic rock with an r&b flair. 
    • Darkness on the Edge of Town -
      After the massive hype and success of Born to Run, Bruce found himself screwed over by a former manager and forbidden to record new music for a few years.  During this time frame, Bruce doubled down on his epic live shows and wrote new material that reflected the working-class issues that affected his upbringing and his worldview.   Eventually it was discovered that he was so prolific during this time frame that another (high-quality) full length album would be made from tracks that were not selected for it.

    • The River - 
      One of the most beloved performers in rock is starting to see all of his friends settle down and this double album is heavily centered on the contrasting feelings of youthful exuberance and gradual maturity. 
    • Nebraska - 
      An inner discontentment eats away at Bruce and the characters in his music, more so than ever before and Bruce responds by recording a sparse acoustic album that remains as dark and emotionally affecting as much of the grunge and emo music that would eventually be inspired by it.

    • Born in the USA - 
      An album with a radio-friendly sound that became a bestselling classic, with themes of Americana, gradual maturity and discontent.

    • Tunnel of Love - 
      After his first marriage wasn’t working out, Springsteen explored the relations between two people with this album.

    These are just the first 15 years of his recordings, but they are the classic, must-listen to era that every music fan should be aware of.

  • Question: Oh, so yay, Harry wasn't a big impact on her life at all? lol, I'm sorry. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Maybe he was.  

  • Question: Sounds like Out of the Woods could be the most intense song on the album. That might be track 5, but it leaves you to wonder: did Harry make a big impact on her, or did the snowmobile accident did? - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    The snowmobile accident might just be a metaphor for the perils living carelessly.

Taylor Swift Reveals Five Things to Expect on '1989'

"With this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this’": a sneak peek inside her anticipated fifth LP

Taylor Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, was influenced by some of the 24-year-old star’s beloved acts from the Eighties, from Phil Collins to Annie Lennox to Madonna. This time, she set out to…

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Leaving her apartment in NYC (x)


Taylor confirmed for Bond villain

tayswiftdotcom:

Leaving her apartment in NYC (x)

Taylor confirmed for Bond villain

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Confirmed: one of the songs Jack Antonoff co-wrote with Taylor is called “You Are In Love”, not You Are Love!

It is nice that Jack is finally free to say something about these state secrets.

Confirmed: one of the songs Jack Antonoff co-wrote with Taylor is called “You Are In Love”, not You Are Love!

It is nice that Jack is finally free to say something about these state secrets.

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Source: justbeforetheyloseitall

Timeline of Bruce Springsteen’s first 65 years, as published in the Asbury Park Press.  
His 65th birthday is September 23.
bigger version here.

Timeline of Bruce Springsteen’s first 65 years, as published in the Asbury Park Press.  

His 65th birthday is September 23.

bigger version here.

protip for @taylorswift:      
When you’re in NYC, the appealing food scent that most pierces the street air is usually the gyro/falafel carts.
Taylor should also know that Mamoun’s Falafel on McDougal Street is a great place to go get one…..also, it is adjacent to the legendary Comedy Cellar.

protip for @taylorswift:      

When you’re in NYC, the appealing food scent that most pierces the street air is usually the gyro/falafel carts.

Taylor should also know that Mamoun’s Falafel on McDougal Street is a great place to go get one…..also, it is adjacent to the legendary Comedy Cellar.

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Source: swiftnetwork

Help fund Eva the Bichon-Poodle's knee surgery

Here is an instagram dedicated to Eva
http://instagram.com/shawna1329

**Shawna is a close friend of monickrowe, who is one of the most active readers that I have had.  

A scientific breakdown of the models, alterna-culture icons and child stars in Taylor Swift’s orbit.
Poor, poor Britany Maack.   It must suck being so "uncool".  and poor Abigail Anderson, not even getting a mention here.  
Protip: In many ways. it would be much better to be the two of them than anyone else on that list.  
They’re the only people that knew Taylor when she was not a big deal at all, and that means a lot.

Poor, poor Britany Maack.   It must suck being so "uncool".  and poor Abigail Anderson, not even getting a mention here.  

Protip: In many ways. it would be much better to be the two of them than anyone else on that list.  

They’re the only people that knew Taylor when she was not a big deal at all, and that means a lot.

  • Question: A report was just featured on Ad Week yesterday that Tumblr users are among the most wealthy in social media, in addition to their frequent returns to the website. I'm sure that if the Taylor Swift brand could cash in on more of that with just two posts per day (as she's basically been doing), that it might be seen as a worthwhile investment with minimal time sink. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Taylor is never immune to another place to post:

    "hey, buy this!"

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You already know that I don’t love the “This. Sick. Beat.” part of Shake it Off, but I do see a silver lining now that I have thought about it. When you listen to old clips of Bruce live, you realize that a huge part of his live persona, was when he could ease into and out of an alter ego of sorts by changing the tone of his speaking voice……someone who isn’t modest…..shamelessly controlling the audience.

You can see him doing this early on in his career, while telling stories during “Growing Up”, and bantering with the audience during “Raise Your Hand”. http://youtu.be/0r2ttYrNHFs

A lot of people compare it to a preacher. It’s something at Bono, Jimmy Buffett and others have used as well. Perhaps this is the first time taylor has used this technique on an album. I don’t think any of her live stage banter over the years has gone far into this territory.

  • Question: Is Taylor being on tumblr a good thing? I think it's bad, everyone just went crazy and some will be bitter and angry until she follows them and whenever there are signs of her online no one will post anything except Taylor notice me. I think she thought she'll meet mature funny fans not these annoying childish fans. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    I don’t like it for those reasons.  

    When she chooses to publicly follow one tumblr fan, she is leaving a few million fans envious.  

    She’s opening Pandora’s box.  

  • Question: Do you think Taylor's come across some of those posts with hundreds of thousands of notes that make fun of her/rant about why she's such a bad person? I wonder how she would feel if she saw that. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    first of all, I follow 1000 tumblrs now, and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen ANY such posts….other than the few that people have taken the time to respond to.

    If Taylor saw that stuff, she would probably feel exactly how I feel - meaning - no one who would have that opinion at this time is of any substance and worth your time.  

    If Taylor were a bad person or phony on any real level (I’m not talking about basic human nature of doubting oneself or not feeling happy 24/7), she seems like the type whom it would eat at inside.  

    When it comes to internet commenters, people often say things just to get attention for themselves.  Attention is a kind of drug, even when it is taken anonymously.  There are only a few methods for a person to gain attention in the world….and only one of those is methods is constructive and merit-based.

    Let’s not confuse trolling and attention-hungry takedowns with basic criticism.  If people don’t like her new album, I’m sure we will hear about it, and I’m sure at least someone with a respectable reputation would tell you exactly why.

    But that’s not what we’re talking about here.