Feb
18
2017
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Alas, ‘Bat Blood’ is not a parody BY Taylor Swift.

It is merely a parody OF Taylor Swift. Found here: for some reason, the video is currently unlisted, which is why I’m not putting it up directly.  The costuming for ‘Bat Blood,’ by the way, is fairly impressive. And evocative of a bunch of different Batman eras, at that.

Feb
11
2017
5

Tweet of the Night, …Is Chuck Yeager Trying To Pick Up Taylor Swift, Here? edition.

Probably not; but that’s kind of how this reads. Dude’s 94, by the way, and he still ‘sounds’ pretty damned spry. I don’t expect to be this spry at 94.

Jun
18
2016
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‘Blank Space.’

Calling it early tonight: gotta get a couple of off-site things taken care of.

I probably like Taylor Swift’s 1989 album too much for my age and gender. Fortunately, I get to not care at all.

May
08
2016
2

‘Shake It Off.’

I don’t care; it’s a fun song and a fun video.

Feb
15
2016
3

‘Bad Blood.’

Bad BloodTaylor Swift

Bad BloodTaylor Swift

All of you just shut up I own and like this album OK?

Aug
29
2015
1

‘Welcome To New York.’

I could make an AWESOME post-apocalypse video using this song.  Well, except for the minor problem that I don’t know the first thing about shooting a movie. Also, this is as close to a non-distorted version as you’re likely to find online.

Hey, I own the album. Apparently a goodly number of getting-to-be-old-farts-like-me do.

Welcome To New YorkTaylor Swift

Jun
21
2015
3

Taylor Swift v. Apple Music, and why you should root for Taylor Swift.

[UPDATE: Oh, look.  Apple has caved.]

Now, I emphatically agree with Taylor Swift that what Apple is doing with its upcoming new Apple Music service is wrong. If you’re wondering what they’re doing, well, essentially, a company worth 700 billion dollars has decided that during the three month period when Apple Music is ‘free’ to a new user it won’t have to pay royalties on any of the intellectual properties available to that user during that time.  Because [expletive deleted] you, it’s Apple and they effectively have a monopoly on the music streaming industry. Anyway, as I said, while I agree with Taylor Swift – and note that I have no interest in using a product that deliberately doesn’t pay royalties to creators – I do have to disagree with her on this:

In a letter posted on her Tumblr page on Sunday called “To Apple, Love Taylor,” Ms. Swift spoke of a situation that has sent shock waves through the music industry: Apple has finally announced a subscription streaming service to compete with Spotify, Rhapsody and Deezer, but says that it will pay no royalties during a three-month period when customers can try it free.

Ms. Swift called the policy “shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive company,” and added that she was not just speaking for herself.

Disappointing, yes. Completely unlike progressive thinking? Hardly.  Involuntary redistribution of resources for the ‘greater good’ (as defined by a certain sort) is a standard trick in that crowd.  Which means that it’s not particularly shocking, either. (more…)

Jan
24
2015
4

‘Shake It Off.’

Screw it.  This should be the official theme song for the GOP in 2016.

Shake It OffTaylor Swift

Whether Ms. Swift is particularly happy about it, or not: then again, as I understand it she signed over distribution rights to the label, so her emotional state over this would be largely irrelevant anyway.

 

Oct
22
2014
3

Tweet of the Day, This Really Is A Great RPG Hook edition.

You can write an entire adventure around this:

…and note that I’m not making any jokes about Taylor Swift in particular, here. I figure that the kids can have their music in peace and quiet without the old farts sneering at them. God knows that that being done to me ticked me off, when I was their age…

Moe Lane

PS: I assume that all of you know what The Esoterrorists is.

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