January 31, 2012

I Just Can't Dislike Taylor Swift Anymore

Believe me, I've tried.

From when she first came on the scene, I didn't want to like her music.
My defiance said that all her music sounds the same.
That her tunes are stuck halfway between country and pop, and thus shouldn't be accepted and loved by fans of either genre. At least not to the degree that it has been.

But I just can't do it anymore.

Her newest song has taken my last bit of anti-Taylor resolve, melted it down, and added it to my musical affections in the same way that butter is added to red velvet cupcakes (and who can resist those?).
And yes, I can admit I got a little teary-eyed at that ending.

You win, Taylor. And I'm glad about it.


  1. "Ours" is one of my favorite T Swift songs. I'm so glad that you've seen the light ;) People tell me my music sounds like a Taylor Swift song, so I like people to like her.

  2. When will I get to hear your stuff? Is it already on YouTube or Facebook or somewhere we can all access it?

  3. Hmm...I recorded stuff a while ago on both Youtube & Facebook, but it is much better live! Haha.

  4. I'm going to go find it, but if it's better live, then you have to promise to play next time you come out to DC (either a house show or just a small gathering of the close friends and family).

  5. Deal. Take it easy when you're listening to it...most of them are years old & I'd like to think I've improved since then :) Let me know what you think if you find them!

  6. watch her true hollywood story on E and you will like her even more. That's what converted me!!

  7. Ahhh hooray! I'm so glad you've been converted! "ours" is one of my very favorites! Also her "mean" music video is amazing too! :)

  8. Shields, I'll definitely have to look into that E Hollywood True Story. I know she's a great performer, so I'm sure there's a lot to how she got to where she is.