Monday, November 03, 2014

T-Swizzle and Shake

OK, Taylor. OK. You win. You totally win. Your reign of unabashed likeability continues unabated. “1989” is a fun, I admit it. It makes me hum along at my desk. Despite her penchant for doing the most White Girl Things possible (bad dancing, shiny rompers, high hotpants, more bad dancing), Taylor has perfected her public persona. She has grown into what seems like a genuine young woman – and that is not easy to do under the blare of our constant criticism of female celebrities, particular young female celebrities. She dates too much. She’s not feminist enough. She’s not edgy enough. But, you know, shake it off. She has gone out of her way to befriend an unexpected assortment of other young female celebrities (from Lorde to Lena Dunham). So you know what, I do not have a problem with her and I’m tired of policing everyone else’s everything. “1989” is fun, I admit it. Now, off to dance to “New Romantics” in my chair. Again.


Taylor Swift - New Romantics

p.s. Anyone who canoodles Tegan and Sara on stage is clearly not all bad. Not even half bad.

p.p.s. In case you were wondering, T-Swizzle also says “you can want who you want, boys and boys and girls and girls.” So there is that.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your Taylor Swift assessment... this is one young woman with a seemingly good head on her shoulders and someone who seems to be growing up in an industry where others have faltered while she remains pretty level-headed and appears to be quite a decent person.

I am also enjoying her latest musical foray into the pop world... I bought the Deluxe album of 1989 and you're correct, it's quite catchy!

I hope she stays true to herself and ignores the haters and continues on the path she's on.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I bought two of her songs this weekend, including Shake it Off. They're catchy and I like her attitude.

CarmenSanDiego said...

I liked it but "Red"is still my fave
I regret not having gone to see her on tour yet, maybe I will catch her this time

Anonymous said...

For so long I was conflicted, I think she's a great role model for young girls but good lord she couldn't sing. But thankfully, she's getting better. I think she's funny, bright, remarkably well adjusted, and insightful I actually like a few songs....win win.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I find her creepy....

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