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(MTV)   Taylor Swift, ever the relationship guru, explains why you should ALWAYS fall for the naughty boy...and then write heartbreaking songs about him   (mtv.com) divider line 70
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2012-12-14 07:27:09 PM

Wellon Dowd: 1derful: Well when you can't write finely-crafted songs, you have to fall back on something, and Katy Perry's boobs plow her raisins out of the water...

I'd pay to watch Katy Perry plowing Taylor Swift.


I love Fark. Thanks Drew!
 
2012-12-14 08:17:58 PM

Thurston Howell: Gramma: cryinoutloud: Gramma: I like TS because she's one of the few women in popular music that doesn't act like a kook or a slut.

Are you uh... sure about that?

Buying the house next to your BF's grandma, and writing a million breakup songs could, in some states, be sufficient to return a judgment of "kook".

Despite her many many relationships in a short period of time, I will concede nolo contendre to the matter of sluttiness, at least until a full frontal boob shot appears on TMZ.


Well, the kid doesn't follow the gossip columns, she watches videos and listens to music.
 
2012-12-14 08:43:44 PM

Gosling: Thurston Howell: So theoretically we could cut down on Taylor Swift's song output if guy-celebrities stopped dating her?

She writes about whatever's happening in her life. If she were in a stable, long-term relationship, you'd hear about that too. Remember she doesn't just write break-up songs. She writes songs about the initial attraction as well, and if a relationship lasts long enough to get songs written about its maintenance, that'll get songs too. Or maybe someone else's relationship. Or a daydream. Or her band. Or her mom. Or the simple act of growing up.


So basically bad 8th grade poetry?
 
2012-12-14 09:00:35 PM
I find her bland and without substance. There's really no way to make a meal out of her. Such is the case with all pop stars though. Nothing but pink slime, to be used in some ultra-cheap fast food burger. I seek out far more flavorful dishes. Kobe Beef, seared to perfection, needing no other embellishments to enhance the meal. But no, we have rice cakes served in a colorful box with a prize inside, and expected to consider it a wonderful meal prepared by a master chef. Give me tamales, stuffed with seasoned beef, green chiles so potent you can smell them from 50 feet away while still raw. Give me flavor, satisfy my hunger, I'd rather starve than live on this crap.
 
2012-12-14 09:44:09 PM
I think the best description I've ever read about her was here on Fark, where someone commented that she looked like your average Cracker Barrel hostess somewhere in the mid-west.
 
2012-12-14 09:54:21 PM
she insists upon herself
 
2012-12-14 10:03:29 PM

LectertheChef: I find her bland and without substance. There's really no way to make a meal out of her. Such is the case with all pop stars though. Nothing but pink slime, to be used in some ultra-cheap fast food burger. I seek out far more flavorful dishes. Kobe Beef, seared to perfection, needing no other embellishments to enhance the meal. But no, we have rice cakes served in a colorful box with a prize inside, and expected to consider it a wonderful meal prepared by a master chef. Give me tamales, stuffed with seasoned beef, green chiles so potent you can smell them from 50 feet away while still raw. Give me flavor, satisfy my hunger, I'd rather starve than live on this crap.


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2012-12-14 10:42:01 PM
So when is the Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Swift(oreo cookie) video come out
 
2012-12-14 11:59:11 PM
DUMBASS tag? This 22 year old is crying all the way to the bank, which she's gonna buy in a few years as a way to diversify her mountains of cash.
 
2012-12-15 12:09:42 AM

pkellmey: Apparently, a little slut goes a long way.


Sluts? I mean sluts.
 
2012-12-15 12:14:39 AM
Well, she has had more relationships than me lately.... Perhaps I should listen. okay naughty boys, here I come!
 
2012-12-15 02:11:35 AM
Taylor Swift Is the Wealthiest Superstar Under 30
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Taylor Alison Swift Occupation: Singer-songwriter
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
May 2011 to May 2012 Earnings: $57 million
May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings: $45 million
May 2009 to May 2010 Earnings: $45 million
May 2008 to May 2009 Earnings: $18 million
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OMG She's hidious(ly rich).
 
2012-12-15 03:44:49 AM

TheEdibleSnuggie: So basically bad 8th grade poetry?


She's really a very good writer. The subject matter might lend itself to 8th-grade poetry, but on the technicals she's usually really on her game. In particular, she has a few techniques she likes using.

Her favorite technique tends to be the third-verse turn of phrase. It's most often cited in Mean and Love Story, but you also see it in White Horse, Never Grow Up, The Lucky One, Speak Now, Change, Fifteen, and on and on like that.

Her second favorite technique tends to be taking the first couple lyrics of the song and bringing them in again at the very end. That goes way back to Tim McGraw; it's also seen in Teardrops On My Guitar, Red, I Almost Do, Haunted, etc.

And she combined both of them in Our Song and Innocent.

...yes. I know, I know. I'm the resident Swiftie around here. I have a floor seat bought to the show in Chicago next August.
 
2012-12-15 04:09:44 AM

Gosling: TheEdibleSnuggie: So basically bad 8th grade poetry?

She's really a very good writer. The subject matter might lend itself to 8th-grade poetry, but on the technicals she's usually really on her game. In particular, she has a few techniques she likes using.

Her favorite technique tends to be the third-verse turn of phrase. It's most often cited in Mean and Love Story, but you also see it in White Horse, Never Grow Up, The Lucky One, Speak Now, Change, Fifteen, and on and on like that.

Her second favorite technique tends to be taking the first couple lyrics of the song and bringing them in again at the very end. That goes way back to Tim McGraw; it's also seen in Teardrops On My Guitar, Red, I Almost Do, Haunted, etc.

And she combined both of them in Our Song and Innocent.

...yes. I know, I know. I'm the resident Swiftie around here. I have a floor seat bought to the show in Chicago next August.


So how many human heads are in your refrigerator right now?
 
2012-12-15 11:38:52 AM
I'd eat every inch of her. Literally.

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2012-12-15 12:52:49 PM

jmr61: I'd eat every inch of her. Literally.

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Just go to Cracker Barrel.
 
2012-12-15 10:25:08 PM

Gosling: TheEdibleSnuggie: So basically bad 8th grade poetry?

She's really a very good writer. The subject matter might lend itself to 8th-grade poetry, but on the technicals she's usually really on her game. In particular, she has a few techniques she likes using.

Her favorite technique tends to be the third-verse turn of phrase. It's most often cited in Mean and Love Story, but you also see it in White Horse, Never Grow Up, The Lucky One, Speak Now, Change, Fifteen, and on and on like that.

Her second favorite technique tends to be taking the first couple lyrics of the song and bringing them in again at the very end. That goes way back to Tim McGraw....


You need to do yourself a favor and get to know Bob Dylan and The Beatles...and then get back to me about good songwriting.
 
2012-12-16 03:00:59 AM

CaffietineFiend: You need to do yourself a favor and get to know Bob Dylan and The Beatles...and then get back to me about good songwriting.


I think songwriting has evolved since the days of the Beatles. Most of the time, back then, you had some very short verses, often some very long pre-refrains and refrains that never changed over the course of the song, and many songs didn't bother to actually END, preferring to just sing the refrain over and over as the song faded out.

Here are the lyrics of Love Me Do. That was perfectly acceptable in 1963. Now, coming up on 50 years later, maybe Rihanna gets away with that kind of writing, but no serious songwriter would think to try. I mean, not to completely rag them out- there were much better songwriting efforts than that, such as Help or Paperback Writer, but even those are pretty simplistic by today's standards.

Now take Taylor. Here are the lyrics to, really, one of her simpler songwriting efforts, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. By her standards, a pretty easy write. Placed head-to-head against Help, maybe someone argues that Help is the more technically advanced songwriting effort, and I wouldn't begrudge them that, but I would ultimately disagree. And then you have one of her strongest writing jobs, Dear John. It is much, much more fleshed out and involved than anything the Beatles ever did. That's what 50 years of songwriting evolution does to lyrics.

I'm not slagging on the Beatles in any way here. Don't take away that impression. But they were playing in lyrical leather helmets.
 
2012-12-16 05:12:26 AM

Gosling: That's what 50 years of songwriting evolution does to lyrics.


That's not how it works.

CaffietineFiend: get to know Bob Dylan


I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want to be dragged into this conversation.
 
2012-12-16 04:57:17 PM

Gosling: CaffietineFiend: You need to do yourself a favor and get to know Bob Dylan and The Beatles...and then get back to me about good songwriting.

I think songwriting has evolved since the days of the Beatles. Most of the time, back then, you had some very short verses, often some very long pre-refrains and refrains that never changed over the course of the song, and many songs didn't bother to actually END, preferring to just sing the refrain over and over as the song faded out.

Here are the lyrics of Love Me Do. That was perfectly acceptable in 1963. Now, coming up on 50 years later, maybe Rihanna gets away with that kind of writing, but no serious songwriter would think to try. I mean, not to completely rag them out- there were much better songwriting efforts than that, such as Help or Paperback Writer, but even those are pretty simplistic by today's standards.

Now take Taylor. Here are the lyrics to, really, one of her simpler songwriting efforts, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. By her standards, a pretty easy write. Placed head-to-head against Help, maybe someone argues that Help is the more technically advanced songwriting effort, and I wouldn't begrudge them that, but I would ultimately disagree. And then you have one of her strongest writing jobs, Dear John. It is much, much more fleshed out and involved than anything the Beatles ever did. That's what 50 years of songwriting evolution does to lyrics.

I'm not slagging on the Beatles in any way here. Don't take away that impression. But they were playing in lyrical leather helmets.


Good lyrics are a bonus, but they are never what makes a song good or bad. Try looking at the damn music when you're comparing music. And no one touts Love Me Do as an example of superior songwriting.
 
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