She comes to the Sprint Center tomorrow (Friday), and the show sold out within minutes so of you don't have a ticket, here's a dose of what you'll be missing. Sort of.
Taylor needs TurdPolisher Pro. http://www.sfxmachine.com/tppro/index.html
That Guy... |
April 01, 2010 at 08:29 AM
gayest headline ever seen on this site.
April 01, 2010 at 08:34 AM
How is she not laughed off stage?
April 01, 2010 at 12:22 PM
I find Taylor Swift to be a guilty pleasure. I am ashamed to admit that I even like a couple of her songs, which will get me guff from all my Indie Rock/Alt-Country/Power Pop/Post-Punk brethren. Perhaps that is a topic for another thread-Guilty Pleasures. I am actually going to tomorrow night's show at the Sprint Center when I should be at the awesome Raul Malo show at Knuckleheads (I have seen him live before). Lordy, I hope nobody I know sees me.
N. Cognito |
April 01, 2010 at 12:31 PM
She isn't very good, but if you look at the comments on utube it says this was a fake - an overdub, kind of like photoshopping a picture. It says anything that says "shreds" is a fake. Just a joke, but as a musician I think this is like slander, & the product of a sick mind.
April 01, 2010 at 12:34 PM
I'll go with that kmoon. I listened to it again and it sounds mashed up.
April 01, 2010 at 02:12 PM
Hey N. Cognito: Everyone has the music guilty pleasures. But I would still wear a disguise.
April 01, 2010 at 02:16 PM
I, myself wouldn't attend this lame-o event even IF a free ticket were given to me.
April 01, 2010 at 02:36 PM
April 01, 2010 at 02:39 PM
I know I've heard some of her tunes, hell I've actually seen her perform them a couple of times on TV but for songs that are supposedly so hooky and radio-friendly, I can honestly say that not a one even registers in my memory bank. At couldn't name one or hum a bar even if I was forced to at gunpoint. It's at times like this that I feel either dangerously out of the loop or just more musically savvy than the typical pop music fan.
April 01, 2010 at 03:34 PM
Yeah, Bubba, but your name sends us to a link for 98.9 THE Rock's webpage. That station puts on Methfes, um, ROCKfest every year and not only would I wouldn't go to see that with a free ticket, I probably wouldn't go see all those lame pseudo-metal bands if you paid me by the minute to be there. So to each his own, I suppose.
I'll take Taylor Swift over Papa Roach ANY day! |
April 01, 2010 at 03:50 PM
oh Marcia Marcia Marcia calm down. Just puke-up your food after eating and you too can be as skinny as taylor-bulimia-swift.
Supposedly this place is called ROCKville, so I have no idea why they pimp other types here, it only leads to this type of MARCIA!MARCIA!MARICA!
Maybe they need "another door" for other types of sounds to keep the peace( relative peace anyway ; )
I am not Bubba, but I am a fan of his. I never met him, but I got his back( his cyber-back anyway )
April 01, 2010 at 04:31 PM
Backtorockville: the music blog of the KC Star. Says so right in the title on top of the page.
just sayin |
April 01, 2010 at 04:42 PM
its all good : )
April 01, 2010 at 04:53 PM
I guess we should defer to Tim on this matter for clarification but I think the title of this blog might have derived from the REM song which references a town named Rockville. In that case, it has nothing to do with the genre so no reason to restrict the blog to rock music I guess.
April 01, 2010 at 05:19 PM
damn it NEW, what fun is that?
April 01, 2010 at 06:12 PM
Oh my gosh listen to some of you. If you know anything at all about this girl you would know that this was a live performance where Miss Swift had been sick and didn't want to disapoint the fans and made an appearance for the 'relief event' anyway. Thank you Taylor you are an amazing singer and artist!
April 01, 2010 at 08:23 PM
Thank you Kristy,
we need someone to balance the opinion.
April 01, 2010 at 08:42 PM
Interesting. This chick must be sick alot.
April 02, 2010 at 09:04 AM
... oops I meant ....
YOU ARE SO MEAN!!!, STOP THAT!!!
April 02, 2010 at 10:39 AM
Kristy, no need to defend her--this video is obviously fake. That's not even her voice. She may not be a great singer, but she's not THAT bad.
Betye Crockett |
April 02, 2010 at 01:44 PM
Look,I'm a diehard classic rock fan who can't stand today's voice altering junk they pass off as music. However, Taylor Swift does write her own music and is about as natural a true talent as there is out there.
April 02, 2010 at 03:17 PM
Troy, I won't disagree with your point. I will say that for those interested in new female singer songwriters with talent, check out Pieta Brown abd Carrie Rodriguez. They both have new albums coming out in addition to a couple of albums already released. Much more palatable in my opinion...
April 02, 2010 at 03:34 PM
Good call, otm and both Carrie (Knuckleheads in May, I believe) and Pieta (opening for Knopfler in a couple of weeks) will be playing our area in the coming weeks for alot less (well in Carrie's case anyway although the Midland trumps Sprint for the similar price)than Taylor. And who cares if she writes her own stuff (heck, Jewel does too) if it's crap (well, I guess more unmemorable fluff really)? That just puts her slightly above the Britneys of the world who I would argue are actually better entertainers. I'll give her somewhat of a break due to her youth but the natural talent angle cracks me up...she's just as much a 'manufactured'product as is Miley Cyrus. I've already given her way too much of my time but I'm okay with those that enjoy her.
April 02, 2010 at 03:48 PM
"she's just as much a 'manufactured'product as is Miley Cyrus."
That's just ridiculous and wrong. Sorry, but it is......
C'mon, really? |
April 02, 2010 at 04:33 PM
I am in no way speaking for pellboy, but I would guess that he is inferring that Taylor Swift fits neatly into the mold of attractive white teenage gal that the record company can promote and guarantee a huge return on their investment.
In other words, they see dollar signs, ala Miley Cyrus/Britney/Jessica Simpson et al. Flavor of the month.
Now, since I have never actually heard any Taylor Swift songs, I have no idea what sort of vocal and/or songwriting talent she may or may not have. But I am guessing (again) that since she is a teenage girl, myself and most of the usual posters on this blog are way outside the Taylor Swift fan demographic!
To each their own...
April 03, 2010 at 09:40 AM
You summed it up nicely, OTM (you too PB). Too bad others are just not savvy enough musically to see the vacuity of it all (to use one of Tims words). I would put up KCs own 21 year old Samantha Fish or even better, Danielle Schnebling up against the likes of a Taylor Swift in a heartbeat. I am confident about who emerge as being more talented. The Taylor Swifts of the world are a dime a dozen. It's just a matter of who is lucky enough to get promoted and marketed on a mass basis.
April 03, 2010 at 10:14 AM
Tsk, tsk....haters abound. I love all the artists you mentioned and think that Danielle Schnebling may be one of the best vocalists to ever come out of this area. But there's also room for Taylor Swift in the whole scheme of things. As far as her demographic being young, because she herself is young, is kind of moronic. Stevie Wonder was a teen when he started out and the Jackson 5 were pretty awesome to at a young age and I still enjoy their music from that period. Many of the British Invasion bands were pretty young when they started as well. But go ahead and hate. It's just what you DO.
negativity abounds (as usual) |
April 03, 2010 at 10:21 AM
Nat "Savvy" enough, musically? I can't like Pieta Brown AND Taylor Swift to pass your ridiculous HIP litmus test?? I'm fine with that.
April 03, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Now now, no need to get your knickers in a twist. As I concluded in my previous post, 'to each their own'.
If you enjoy the music of Taylor Swift, then I say go for it! There are many bands out there that are popular, but for one reason or another just don't do it for me. Doesn't mean I am a hater (or hip for that matter), just that my musical tastes are different, that's all...
April 03, 2010 at 10:41 AM
Look, I just don't like the persumption that one is musically unsavvy when they like a CD that has sold more than a thousand copies. At my age, I have been to more shows that most here and at Knuckleheads alone, I have easily logged in 150+ shows in the past five years. If that doesn't at least qualify me as musically savvy, then I simply can't win with the jaded bunch here.
Would it be great if Kathleen Edwards or Carrie Rodriguez sold 10 million copies of their work? Of course it would! I admit to veering towards 'critically-acclaimed' artists, 95% of the time, but every once in awhile, I let my guard down and a Katy Perry or Taylor Swift slips into my consciousness and I make no apologizes for that.
I don't think it's a bad thing when a person can enjoy something musically complex and profound and still enjoy a simple Pop song every now and again. When you are too cynical to be open to that, well, I just feel sorry for the pillboys, the offthemarks, and the NEWts of this world. But that's just MY taste.....
There, NOW I'm done |
April 03, 2010 at 10:58 AM
Don't feel sorry for us, There Now. It's not like we dropped a couple of bills on last night's show. Not sure why you are in a twist anyway. If you want to like TS, good for you. I wasn't giving anyone a hard time about that. I just think she pales in comparison to lesser know artists who are the same age. Like OTM says, to each their own. Am I being musical snob? Of course I am. I've spent the last 35 devoting myself to music whether it be listening, studying, playing, whatever the case may be and I'd rather not settle for mediocre over hyped talents like Taylor Swift but that is just me. Good for you and your ability to like this stuff though. I actually admire that.
April 03, 2010 at 01:58 PM
I thought this board was supposed to be about discussing music in a somewhat critical (whether that be positive or negative) way. Just because some of us have said that we can't appreciate Swift's genius or (in my case) maybe we're just too old to 'get her', doesn't mean we're hating. I love this current teabagger mentality permeating the country where seemingly EVERYTHING is black & white and you're with us or against us.
Jeez, it doesn't make a person a musical snob if he/she can't appreciate the likes of a Taylor Swift. I have my own guilty pleasures (too many to list here) but if all you want is gushing about a favorite artist then why not try one of their fanboards?
April 05, 2010 at 07:50 AM
.... in a nasally, high pitched voice, hand on hips with head bobbing to and fro,
SAY IT WITH HIM ....
""if all you want is gushing about a favorite artist then why not try one of their fanboards?""
alltogether now |
April 05, 2010 at 01:17 PM
this isn't even her voice....
May 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM
the person who dubbing or change her voice in this video maybe she sings drunk and she shouldn't put her horrible drunk voice to taylor
we love Taylor Swift |
November 09, 2010 at 04:59 AM
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