Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s “MySpace” Page Revisited

By Iman Lababedi | March 9, 2016

How ever normal she is now (not so much), she was really normal at the age of sixteen!

US Top 10 Albums 3-5-16

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2016

Taylor hasn’t been in the top ten for a month

Taylor Swift And Kanye West: The Most Loathsome Pop Stars In The World

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2016

They’ve forgotten what it means to live in the real world, they have make believe problems.

2016 Grammy’s Awards? What A Bitch

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2016

The bitch can’t take a joke

Did Taylor Swift Really Approve Kanye West’s Controversial Song?

By Alyson Camus | February 12, 2016

‘I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…’

Dinner For Three: Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift And Fan

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2016

The Santa Monica hotspot’s speciality is Veal, a form of murder so vile even I can’t bring myself to eat it

Oldies But Goldies: Taylor Swift’s Greatest Moment, Back In 2009!

By Iman Lababedi | January 10, 2016

Hugmeister, er, thugmeister T Swifty and the great T Pain

Not Enough Female Artists At Coachella?

By Alyson Camus | January 7, 2016

It seems there’s no in between among female artists, they are either too superstars or second-line-on-Coachella-poster.

Real Estate Of The Pop And Rock Stars

By Alyson Camus | January 4, 2016

Curbed LA has all the real estate stories of the year, and if you only consider those about pop and rock stars, all I can say is that there’s a lot of money in this town!

Not With The Band: Where Are The Misogynists?

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2016

I have attended at least 140 concerts in 2015, and the large majority were about men, males, guys…

Brilliant Star Wars-Famous Album Covers Mash Ups

By Alyson Camus | December 23, 2015

It almost looks like Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks’ outfits were an inspiration for Han Solo and Leia…

Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour Live” Documentary Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2015

She won’t play her old material and personally I’d much rather here “Your Song” than “Wildest Fream”.

Simon & Schuster Is Crowd-Sourcing A Book About Taylor Swift

By Alyson Camus | December 18, 2015

In celebration of the first decade of Taylor’s career, Simon & Schuster invite fans to help them ‘create and publish a beautifully illustrated scrapbook that contains the best of all things Swift’

A Modern Tale: The Fox, The Artist And Taylor Swift

By Alyson Camus | December 15, 2015

‘ Mistakes are easy to make; I thought if you only KNEW about the error, you would do what is in your power to make it right. I was wrong.’

Taylor Swift To Stream 1989 Tour Documentary On Apple Play… Paranoid Over Apple

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2015

It was a good evening though not as good as 2013, the music wasn’t as well performed, there wasn’t enough shadings to the sound and Taylor seemed to take a step back in presenting herself as a fully formed woman

Not With The Band: What Is Really News?

By Alyson Camus | December 14, 2015

There are so many outlets, so many blogs, websites, magazines which need the attention in an over-saturated market, that necessarily anything, yes about anything, passes for news

Taylor Swift Is Attempting To Trademark Her Lyrics Including Her Birth Date

By Alyson Camus | December 13, 2015

I could understand filing for trademark for signature and creative lyrics but for ’and I’ll write your name’? Give me a break!

When Was The Last Time Music Blew Your Mind Away?

By Alyson Camus | December 8, 2015

When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…

We Handicap The Grammys 2016

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2015

please join me for rock nyc’s annual will win should win

Is It Really A War Between Adele and Taylor Swift?

By Alyson Camus | October 28, 2015

It’s strange because both women are about the same age and still, we don’t perceive them the same way at all. And it’s quite fascinating and explainable at the same time, Adele sings alone, Taylor has a squad, Adele looks mature, she is married with a child, Taylor looks like a teenager, always talking about her series of boyfriends.

Taylor Swift’s Baby Pictures

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2015

Iman adores her, but I find her to be a rather boring and calculating woman, while her songs are predictable and commercial,… but what do I know, she has been nominated for more than 470 awards and has won 231!

US Top 10 Singles: October 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | October 19, 2015

So with “Wildest Dreams” Part One of the masterplan, meeting Katy’s five hits off Teenage Dream and one more and she is done and she absolutely has it easy. “This Love” will do it just like that -a wonderful song and a made to model hit love track and that will give her # 6. But what other movement? None whatsoever, though Billboard believe The Weeknd will lose its spot at the top next week

Taylor Swift’s Favorite Songs? Wouldn’t Be Bad If She Was A 13 Year Old Girl

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2015

Somewhere along the line Taylor Swift became the Dolores Umbridge of pop music. There is something so pink and fluffy and pussy cat pictures on the wall like a veneer over a torturous ruthless hard as nails business wonders who would love to torture, at the very least, Katy Perry

Is There A Bad Epidemic Of Young Blood-Old Blood Stage Duos?

By Alyson Camus | September 29, 2015

What’s going on there? Why suddenly so much young blood with old guys? True, Grohl is not that old, and Stamos not that young, but the duo Jagger-Swift singing about sex is rather disturbing. Is there an urgent need for septuagenarians to stay relevant for the young generation?

Taylor Swift At Adele Levels Of sales For 1989

By Iman Lababedi | September 17, 2015

If she manages to surpass 11 million units sold, I don’t know how you could possibly follow it. I’ve long felt that the sheer hugeness of Adele’s achievement paralyzed. She couldn’t see any way to compete with herself and fiddled and faddled for years on end (the promise is 26 will be out later this year, but who knows?).

Taylor Swift’s African-Dream White Cliché

By Alyson Camus | September 3, 2015

Taylor Swift released this mini movie/big production for ‘Wildest Dreams’ on Sunday, and it looks like a Karen Blixen remix with her song for soundtrack. Nothing in the song suggests Africa, but this is nevertheless where the video was shot, because Taylor probably thought she would look good in colonial outfit or Scheherazade veils in front of lions and exotic animals.

Taylor Swift Kicked Ian McKellen Out Of His Apartment?

By Alyson Camus | September 1, 2015

When he talked to Gay Star News two days ago, Sir Ian McKellen had this to say about the famous pop star when he was asked if he was part of Taylor Swift’s famous squad:
‘I’m not. When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave! That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it? You look shocked.’

Grizzly Bear Slams Taylor Swift On Twitter, Then Capitulates

By Alyson Camus | August 28, 2015

‘My advice to those that are butthurt? Sit on the bidet and let it wash the shit away…‘Honestly I was treated like shit for no reason by the monster and thusly I’ve been called every disgusting slur there is #1989’… ‘Tired of everyone sucking up to the power. Just stop feeding the monster! Goodnight’… after a few more tweets he disappeared from Twitter, deleting his account.

Taylor Swift Nicer To Her Fans Than You Are

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2015

That is one of the more asinine comments in recent history, the truth is that $250 a shot, Avril should be ashamed she can’t even get within arms length of the poor girl and all Taylor did was like it. I am not an all Taylor all the time guy (at least not this year), but she is miles ahead of nearly everybody not the late great Davy Jones when it comes to the fanbase.

These Days: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2015

With Taylor Swift on my mind this morning, I’ve been listening to her 1989 live boot and I hadn’t realized at the time but the woman has gotten to the point where she simply talks too much. Being taught life lessons by Taylor Swift is the moral equivalent of learning about humility from Donald Trump. Having said that, it is Wednesday and I am ready for another set of new recordings.

Ryan Adams Is Recording Taylor Swift’s 1989 Album In the Style Of The Smiths

By Alyson Camus | August 8, 2015

  I stumbled on this story and it took me a while before realizing it was not a joke…. Is Ryan Adams’ creative pipe drying out that he is recording a whole album of others’ songs? Or is he riding the Taylor Swift’s successful wave? I am not sure this new project is quite bizarre: Ryan…

Taylor Swift Talks About Her Friendship Problems To Vanity Fair

By Alyson Camus | August 6, 2015

‘I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time.
I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. . . . And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.’

Taylor Swift Is Evil And Scary According To Grizzly Bear

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2015

I love Grizzly Bear, I think he is an excellent musician and while we just got a coupla soundtrack albums it has been years since the excellent Shields album (three years actually) and we are due to hear more from him and soon. And I believe him.

Why Celebs Should Stop Apologizing

By Alyson Camus | July 24, 2015

But Taylor Swift has now apologized to Minaj, tweeting ‘I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I’m sorry, Nicki.’ Sorry for what? Wasn’t Minaj the attacker in the story?

Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift Fight On Twitter, And Now Katy Perry Has Joined!

By Alyson Camus | July 23, 2015

‘When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,’ tweeted Minaj. ‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.’

Taylor Swift’s “1989” Tour: Wanna Be A Guest? Get In Line…

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2015

A mix of up and comers and big stars, often highlighting her lousy taste in music, but also her prescience: note Sam Smith before In The Lonely Hours. By the way in the four years here, I saw her seven times…

Taylor Swift At Metlife Stadium, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Review

By Margaret Mullen | July 16, 2015

Her Mom shared with me that she received a text from Richa explaining how Taylor said, “even though things are hard they will get better” and mentioned her Dad. It was a comforting moment for both. Of course, adults can see a light at the end of the tunnel but kids need more experience, growth to know things will improve and maybe they need to hear it from a super star to believe it.

Taylor Swift At Metlife: Glamazing

By Kathryn Mullen | July 16, 2015

She is GLAMAZING (glamorous, and amazing). When I was younger, and just started to know her, she had the most beautiful voice and still does!! She inspired me to dance and sing, and I’m not just saying this, it’s true! I can’t wait another two years to see her concert because, yeah, I’ll be there without a doubt!! I love her so much!!!!!!!!!

Taylor Swift’s “1989 World Tour” At Metlife, Friday, July 10th, 2015, Review

By Iman Lababedi | July 11, 2015

Taylor Swift is one of our greatest stars, a lovely, compassionate woman who through the social media has made a direct connection with, and improved the lives of, millions of teenage girls and one middle aged man. She writes superb songs that sell millions and performs them very well. If the 1989 World Tour was an Impressionist painting it would be a Matisse -now how bad blood can that be?

2015: The Year Taylor Swift Lost Her Taylor Swiftyness

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2015

What sort of fools do they take us for? Really, what a pathetic little maneuver. If this wasn’t a set up from beginning to end, what does the word set up actually mean? It is a wretched little business move by a rich, smart woman who lost any sense of moral balance. Or, again, that is my perception of the situation.

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of July 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2015

This is all about Taylor Swift and two nights at Metlife, the eagerly anticipated 1989 reaches ground zero (nearly, oddly enough no nyc gig though I did catch a preview of this show at Jingle Ball last December). I have tickets for both nights, pretty good seats as well, and I have sky high hopes that this will be her best show ever. Still, perhaps it is time she began including more of her old catalog? We will see this Friday and Saturday.

Oldies But Goldies: Taylor Swift At Madison Square Garden August 27th, 2009: Fearless In Manhattan

By Alix Wartell Radus | July 3, 2015

She changed about 9 times. All cute sparkly dresses. She opened with You Belong With Me. When she sang Love Story it was the same performance from one of the awards shows with the castle and the quick change into a white dress on stage. She encored with Should’ve Said No and danced in the rain, like another past performance

10 Songs: Monday, June 29th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2015

You Are In Love – Taylor Swift – As my own personal Taylor Swift backlash continues unabated, I so regret she lost her balance and became removed from the world she created and I guess I’ll feel that way till I see her on stage next week. Meanwhile, this song, written for Lena Dunham, reminds us how though the world has changed her, it hasn’t infected her songwriting – A

The Taylor Swift-Apple Conspiracy Theory

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2015

But this is beside the point, there’s more to the story, some people are becoming more and more suspicious that the whole deal was just a stunt, and that Swift was secretly cooperating with Apple from the beginning. Who are these people, some new conspiracy theorists? They are random faces on Twitter expressing doubt, but also Tom Conrad, Pandora’s co-founder, who tweeted a series of interesting sentences:

The Taylor-Swift-Is-A-Hypocrite Saga Continues

By Alyson Camus | June 24, 2015

‘This contract is particularly egregious in that it not only contains an all out rights grab on the photographers’ work,’ said Goodman to Factmag, ‘whilst limiting their editorial control and ability to earn from that work — and does so without compensation — but because it does so under threat of criminal damage or destruction of property.’

The Loudness War Is Winning

By Alyson Camus | June 24, 2015

As a result of the so-called loudness wars, mainstream pop releases are being pushed onto CD and into mp3 files at such high levels they’re technically much ‘hotter’ than some of the loudest acts in history, in an attempt to make them stand out from the competition

Apple And Swift: Two Corporations And Nothing to Do With Me

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2015

Taylor hardly needs me to warn her that just because YOU CAN do something does not mean YOU SHOULD do something. Between Taylor and Apple, who cares anymore? It is just big corporations battling each other and nothing to do with me.

A Photographer Accuses Taylor Swift Of Hypocrisy

By Alyson Camus | June 23, 2015

‘How are you any different to Apple? If you don’t like being exploited, that’s great.. make a huge statement about it, and you’ll have my support. But how about making sure you’re not guilty of the very same tactic before you have a pop at someone else?’ writes Sheldon. ‘Photographers need to earn a living as well. Like Apple, you can afford to pay for photographs so please stop forcing us to hand them over to you while you prevent us from publishing them more than once, ever.’

US Top 10 Singles 6-6-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2015

The 385,000 units shifted of “Bad Blood” is pretty impressive though I personally am not so crazy about the Kendrick verse as the rest of the world. Plus, not my fave track on the album at the best of times though Taylor certainly keeps changing the plot on us, doesn’t she

Taylor Swift’s Concerts Are Too Short

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2015

“If this album hadn’t been so impactful to the fans, if they hadn’t gone out and broken so many records and made sure that I knew that this album was the most important one to them and the one they liked the most, I probably would have had to pull more old hits into the set.”