Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snicky du Jour: Taylor Swift

Taylor is now a full 22 years old, which is an age where dirty old men in their forty's are allowed to lust openly for them by way of internet gossip sites and whatnot. But for this girl, she still looks and seems like a perennial 17 year old high school senior, so I can't go there on her. Yet.

I do appreciate her talent, though I once swore she couldn't sing. She actually can sing good enough, even though pure voice talent experts will say she's on the low end of that spectrum. Sort of like Greg Maddux's arm, she makes up for it with every thing else.

She writes nice tight, commercially viable pop music songs, and plays almost every instrument on stage. Her stagecraft is second to none, and appears to have a grasp of her business that is way beyond her years. And she's driven to succeed like a cyborg.

On top of all that, she's got sweet deal as one of Revlon's top tier endorsers, so we'll be seeing lots of glossy ads in your daughter's magazines of her pouty red lips and impossibly long eyelashes.


  1. there was a good 60 minutes piece on her a couple of months ago.

    my gf can't stand her. i'm a fan :)

  2. She couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. I've heard her a couple of times singing (if that's what you want to call it) on the air with just an acoustic guitar, and it was like fingernails on a chalkboard. She's a manufactured 'talent'. If she looked like Roseanne Barr, she'd be a nobody.

  3. Good lord NO, Czabe. Just waiting for her 15 minutes to be up. I can't believe they give her awards for singing when she wouldn't even make it past the auditions for American Idol. The arguement I always hear is, "Oh but she's such a good song writer". "Really". How many symphonies has she written? I would hardly call the bubblegum, weepy teen crap she scribbles, good songwriting. Normally, I'm board with your choice in snickies, but this one leaves me bewildered. Hey, whatever floats your boat.