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(TMZ)   Taylor Swift buys $17 million mansion with cash, proves that there is indeed a sucker born every minute and you'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American public   (tmz.com) divider line 83
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-28 11:21:42 AM  
Taylor Swift is a certified BALLER

Last month she was a prude and possible virgin. Why can't the media spin a consistent tale?
 
2013-04-28 11:45:59 AM  
Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.
 
2013-04-28 11:52:19 AM  

clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.


I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.
 
2013-04-28 11:55:05 AM  
Why here? Go away! OK, maybe I'll let you buy me a drink. MAYBE
 
2013-04-28 12:11:52 PM  
Uh, considering how many shiatty artists are in the Top 40, you actually have to pick a decent one to rage about popular tastes?
 
2013-04-28 12:19:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.


But not always
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2013-04-28 12:20:18 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.

I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.


So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?
 
2013-04-28 12:27:22 PM  

clancifer: FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.

I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?


Yeah, I don't really get the Taylor Swift hate.  She makes innocuous radio friendly pop country, apparently does most of it herself, and has found an audience that wants what she does.  It doesn't appeal to me enough to buy tickets to one of her shows, but if it's playing in the background somewhere I don't wince or anything and I may hum along a bit.
 
2013-04-28 12:29:14 PM  

LewDux: FirstNationalBastard: /millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

But not always
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Awesome.
 
2013-04-28 12:30:35 PM  
I'm a 40 something white male that likes beer, sports, porn and action movies. I dig most of her songs.
 
2013-04-28 12:34:21 PM  
That's the girl from all the sparkly vampire movies right?
 
2013-04-28 12:41:29 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I'm a 40 something white male that likes beer, sports, gay porn and action movies. I dig most of her songs.


FTFY
 
2013-04-28 12:42:11 PM  
No, that's Selena Gomez.  She's dating a kid in One Direction.

Taylor Swift is in the Hunger Games.
 
2013-04-28 12:47:11 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: clancifer: FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.

I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?

Yeah, I don't really get the Taylor Swift hate.  She makes innocuous radio friendly pop country, apparently does most of it herself, and has found an audience that wants what she does.  It doesn't appeal to me enough to buy tickets to one of her shows, but if it's playing in the background somewhere I don't wince or anything and I may hum along a bit.


The hate isn't because of her music or looks.
 
2013-04-28 12:50:14 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.


Because you're the only qualified judge of "real" bands, right?
 
2013-04-28 12:57:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: /millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.


Millions of teenage girl made two other artists stars:

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2013-04-28 12:59:18 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Yeah, I don't really get the Taylor Swift hate. She makes innocuous radio friendly pop country, apparently does most of it herself, and has found an audience that wants what she does. It doesn't appeal to me enough to buy tickets to one of her shows, but if it's playing in the background somewhere I don't wince or anything and I may hum along a bit.


She's a strong women doing what she wants on her own terms and oversees all aspects of her.


Makes insecure men very very angry
 
2013-04-28 01:01:02 PM  

Tatsuma: She's a strong women doing what she wants on her own terms and oversees all aspects of her.


And also has multiple personalities, it seems.
 
2013-04-28 01:04:21 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Tatsuma: She's a strong women doing what she wants on her own terms and oversees all aspects of her.

And also has multiple personalities, it seems.


Even if the word was written in the singular, I tend to believe you.

/she has the cRaZy eyes
 
2013-04-28 01:05:08 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: And also has multiple personalities, it seems.


Started with 'Strong women scare them' then specifically made it about her.

Proof-reading makes secure men bored.
 
2013-04-28 01:05:29 PM  

iron_city_ap: TuteTibiImperes: clancifer: FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.

I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?

Yeah, I don't really get the Taylor Swift hate.  She makes innocuous radio friendly pop country, apparently does most of it herself, and has found an audience that wants what she does.  It doesn't appeal to me enough to buy tickets to one of her shows, but if it's playing in the background somewhere I don't wince or anything and I may hum along a bit.

The hate isn't because of her music or looks.


Care to elaborate?
 
2013-04-28 01:07:36 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I'm a 40 something white male that likes beer, sports, porn and action movies. I dig most of her songs.


I'm almost that old, and fit those demographics.  I've seen Ministry, Pink Floyd, My Life With Thrill Kill Cult, Stereolab, George Clinton, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and plenty of other "real" bands live...

I too dig Taylor Swift's pop music, and have bought her albums so my wife and I can listen to them.
 
2013-04-28 01:09:57 PM  

Tatsuma: Makes insecure men very very angry


Real men don't give a fark if something makes them look manly or not. If you feel like you have to constantly prove your manhood, you're not a man. You're a guy. Big difference.

I'm a 28-year-old male. Do I like Taylor Swift? Yes. In fact I managed to score a pit ticket to her Chicago show. Does that make me look manly? Fark no. Do I give a rat's ass? Also fark no.
 
2013-04-28 01:10:09 PM  
FTFA: Taylor Swift is a certified BALLER -- TMZ has learned that not only did she just buy a Rhode Island mansion for $17 million ... but she did it with straight cash, homey!

This sounds like a 60-year-old white man trying to sound like a black teenager. I bet he writes rap tunes too, all starting with "My name's Bob Smith, and I'm here to say..." and include the word "rapping" in the lyrics.
 
2013-04-28 01:15:29 PM  
I would have no problem with Taylor Swift if they hadn't shoehorned her into the country genre and further degraded the label.

Yes, it is harmless pop music. Not country.
 
2013-04-28 01:15:45 PM  
Oh goody, now I have to lock up my sons, that house is 10 minutes from here..
 
2013-04-28 01:15:45 PM  

Dragonflew: This sounds like a 60-year-old white man trying to sound like a black teenager. I bet he writes rap tunes too, all starting with "My name's Bob Smith, and I'm here to say..." and include the word "rapping" in the lyrics.


I know. The tabloid places just have embarrassingly bad writing. I've made a point to not go anywhere near Perez Hilton's site just because I don't want to have the strong urge to reach through the Internet and give him a swirlie. And also he's wrong a whole bunch of the time.
 
2013-04-28 01:16:27 PM  
ha.  there's a girl at the local grocery store and i was checking out with her recently, and she's cute, a waifish blonde, probably 17-18, and I go, "uhh....has anyone ever told you that --"  and she cuts me off, "that I look like Taylor Swift, yes, all the time!"

hey, at least i wasn't going to say Chaz Bono.
 
2013-04-28 01:16:56 PM  
I have to admit, I really like Red. I listen to a big variety of music, everything from Johnny Cash to Daft Punk to Florence and the Machine, but I'm still a sucker for a fun, well crafted pop song.
 
2013-04-28 01:17:52 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I would have no problem with Taylor Swift if they hadn't shoehorned her into the country genre and further degraded the label.

Yes, it is harmless pop music. Not country.


No one said that she made modern country music, not even herself. She makes country pop which is a separate genre. Think modern punk and pop punk. Two different genres though they share a same origin.
 
2013-04-28 01:19:23 PM  
if nothing else she has proved that a young woman can dress like a young woman not like a slut and make money in the music entertainment/music industry. .
 
2013-04-28 01:21:50 PM  

Waldo Pepper: if nothing else she has proved that a young woman can dress like a young woman not like a slut and make money in the music entertainment/music industry. .


... and that's also part of the reason why she's so hated by so many men.
 
2013-04-28 01:24:15 PM  

Tatsuma: and that's also part of the reason why she's so hated by so many men.


Seriously? Wow, that's news to me. I just thought she was a pretty cute country singer and left things at that.
 
2013-04-28 01:27:18 PM  

Tatsuma: FirstNationalBastard: I would have no problem with Taylor Swift if they hadn't shoehorned her into the country genre and further degraded the label.

Yes, it is harmless pop music. Not country.

No one said that she made modern country music, not even herself. She makes country pop which is a separate genre. Think modern punk and pop punk. Two different genres though they share a same origin.


I think she's classified as 'pop' or 'country pop' because there isn't a better term to describe what she's really doing. She is, more than anything else, about the lyrics. That's her thing. Not the sound, not any instruments or dancing or anything else. The lyrics are her thing and everything else revolves around them. I don't think of her as a singer that writes. I think of her as a writer that sings. She gravitated to country because of its capacity for storytelling; she has an affinity for hip-hop because she feels it has strong storytelling capabilities as well. Those two genres traditionally do not get along very well. And she's branched out into pretty much whatever genre she thinks she needs for a particular story. Blues, folk, pop, Britpop, dubstep, "death lullaby" (this is how she described Safe and Sound, which if you're not aware she did for The Hunger Games), whatever.

I said in a previous thread, she's more likely to end up in the general category of Beck, Pink and Weird Al than any kind of 'country' or 'pop' pigeonholing. Maybe there's a 'home' sound to them, but really they'll do whatever sound they feel like.
 
2013-04-28 01:28:42 PM  

Fear_and_Loathing: Oh goody, now I have to lock up my sons, that house is 10 minutes from here..


If she decides to spend the summer in Newport, it is on.
 
2013-04-28 01:30:52 PM  
I wanted her to buy in Hyannis. I wanted to see her Kennedy-drunk and stealing glasses at Baxter's.

Oh well....
 
2013-04-28 01:34:18 PM  
She's pretty. I don't like the sound of her music. I don't like the message of her music. She's not morally abhorrent like the Kardashians. I'm rarely a captive audience to her music. Verdict: I don't have a problem with her.
 
2013-04-28 01:46:35 PM  

LewDux: FirstNationalBastard: /millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

But not always
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remember this - teenage girls made the garbage that the Beatles were making (and make no mistake - the Beatles' early stuff was crap.  stupid crap generated to make young girls scream) into huge hits, which gave the Beatles the money to do what they wanted to do (make sometimes overly pretentious bullshiat mixed in with the occasional brilliant song while acting like narcissistic assholes and doing copious amounts of drugs).

the Beatles evolved into more than the sum of their parts, but their early records and songs, the ones that MADE them, were garbage along the lines of modern Backstreet and Beiber.
 
2013-04-28 01:49:19 PM  

ZAZ: Taylor Swift is a certified BALLER


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2013-04-28 01:51:49 PM  
I'm curious about the headline. How exactly is she a sucker for paying cash for a home rather than financing it? Or are you implying that she's a sucker for spending millions on a home? You do realize that 17 million cash for her is like 1,700 to you and me, right subby?
 
2013-04-28 01:53:19 PM  
For every banal pop band, I have high hopes that at least one member will end up like JT.
 
2013-04-28 01:53:42 PM  

clancifer: So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?


She writes her own music in the same way The Monkees wrote their own music
 
2013-04-28 01:54:15 PM  

iron_city_ap: TuteTibiImperes: clancifer: FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.

I'm guessing only the people who like Taylor Swift music would think any real band or artist sucks.

/millions of teenaged girls made Justin Bieber a star, too. Millions of teenaged girls usually have the worst taste in music.

So a person that can write her own music, sing, and sell-out concerts isn't a real artist?

Yeah, I don't really get the Taylor Swift hate.  She makes innocuous radio friendly pop country, apparently does most of it herself, and has found an audience that wants what she does.  It doesn't appeal to me enough to buy tickets to one of her shows, but if it's playing in the background somewhere I don't wince or anything and I may hum along a bit.

The hate isn't because of her music or looks.


Yes it is.  Her bangs are stuipd.  Bangs look stupid on everyone, no exceptions.

/someone needs to tell Obama how stupid her bangs look
 
2013-04-28 01:55:44 PM  

zedster: She writes her own music in the same way The Monkees wrote their own music


Yeah you have no idea what you are talking about, that's the thing that actually makes her special, she's been writing all of her stuff.

She won a farking national poetry contest before she was 12, for fark's sake.
 
2013-04-28 02:06:52 PM  
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not amused
 
2013-04-28 02:08:39 PM  

frepnog: the ones that MADE them, were garbage along the lines of modern Backstreet and Beiber.


In fairness, they just wanted to hold their hand..
 
2013-04-28 02:09:39 PM  

Tatsuma: zedster: She writes her own music in the same way The Monkees wrote their own music

Yeah you have no idea what you are talking about, that's the thing that actually makes her special, she's been writing all of her stuff.

She won a farking national poetry contest before she was 12, for fark's sake.


Dude, you really are going to white knight her? Give me Dan Willson, Max Martin, and Shellback and even my tone deaf ass could make a hit record. Doesn't matter if it's Tin Pan Alley, Motown, Muscle Shoals, King and Geffen, or The Matrix, pop music is always going to be a pretty face with huge machine behind them. I'm sure at some point she put pen to paper and pick to string but the product that came out in the end has as much in common with those as Spam with a pig
 
2013-04-28 02:10:13 PM  

RogermcAllen: iron_city_ap: TuteTibiImperes: clancifer: FirstNationalBastard: clancifer: Millions of teenage girls, plus millions of others, love Taylor Swift's music.  Most would probably say that Subby's favorite band sucks.


The hate isn't because of her music or looks.

Yes it is.  Her bangs are stuipd.  Bangs look stupid on everyone, no exceptions.

/someone needs to tell Obama how stupid her bangs look

 Dang failencrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
           not amused
 
2013-04-28 02:12:33 PM  
Subby:  Taylor Swift buys $17 million mansion with cash, proves that there is indeed a sucker born every minute

From TFA: According to our real estate sources, the asking price on the house (which sits on 5.23 acres) was around $20 mil, but Swift got it for $17.75 mil.
From previous Swiftian article: Taylor Swiftmade almost $1 million profit on the property she bought to be closer to her now ex-boyfriend... the singer confirmed: ''It was like a house-flip. A good short-term investment.''

If there's a sucker involved, it's not her.
 
2013-04-28 02:13:36 PM  

zedster: Dude, you really are going to white knight her?


When people keep on spouting idiocies? What you said about her and the monkees couldn't be more wrong, and backpedaling about studio involvement doesn't make your point either. You could have chosen so many pop stars, yet you chose the very wrong one.

And if with the right production you think you can write and make a hit record, why haven't you?
 
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