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Popcast on Getaway Car:
  • Jon Caramanica: This feels the most Old Taylor. And by Old Taylor I mean emotionally authoritative, texture details, interesting turns of phrases, things that kind of make an unexpected left, but don’t jolt you. Just that kind of pull you in an unexpected direction. I think it’s beautiful.
  • Jon Pareles: The way the metaphors bounce between actual love on the rebound and robbery is pretty clever.
  • Jon Caramanica: Is it love on the rebound or is it cheating?
  • Joe Coscarelli: Well that’s alluded to throughout the album. "I have a boyfriend he’s older than us, he’s in the club doing I don’t know what."
  • Jon Caramanica: Neither do any of us because his records are undistinguished.
  • Joe Coscarelli: Or maybe Hiddleston was in the club. We don’t really know. Chronologically--
  • Jon Caramanica: Like hunting club maybe. A foxhunt club.
  • Joe Coscarelli: ...Something else that I’ll say about Getaway Car that is Old Taylor and harkens back to Country is the final chorus switch, where at first he’s driving the getaway car and then she’s driving the getaway car. I mean, going back to Our Song, that’s a classic.... And it’s the plot twist at the end of Dear John.
  • Jon Caramanica: Getaway Car, in addition to me liking it a lot, I also found very reassuring. Because there was still part of me that, even though I enjoy these records, I enjoy this album, there is part of me that’s like, oh, this is not why I used to like Taylor. This is me liking Taylor for other reasons... It’s notable that she took a risk in how she presented herself and more or less pulled that off. That’s not something that a lot of her peers are doing.
Getaway Car, in addition to me liking it a lot, I also found very reassuring. Because there was still part of me that, even though I enjoy these records, I enjoy this album, there is part of me that’s like, oh, this is not why I used to like Taylor. This is me liking Taylor for other reasons… It’s notable that she took a risk in how she presented herself and more or less pulled that off. That’s not something that a lot of her peers are doing.
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Jon Caramanica

Musical Theatre is going downhill

So kids listen up I need to rant and I’m putting it here:
The reason Musicals such as Great Comet and Bandstand are closing down is because they’re not profitable enough. Despite them being great shows and having a fan base the fan base still isn’t enough to keep them running, they need people who aren’t that big fans of theatre to come see the show too and one of the main ways they do this is to win Tonys but because the awards were so concentrated on a small number of musicals this year a lot of good shows had to try to find other ways to profit (this is why the Great Comet had so much drama with casting) and since these shows can’t profit they have to shutdown.

Now that these shows are shutting down Theatres want to put on profitable shows which is why we see so many movies being adapted into musicals coming to Broadway, a lot of non theatre people will want to see the show since they already know the story. The whole reason why the Frozen musical, the Spongebob musical and the Mean Girls musical are being made is because they’re going to make a lot of money- don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to say that every musical adapted from a movie is bad (take The Lion King or Matilda for example)- I’m just saying that this shows that musical theatre is going in the wrong direction, there are so many good original musicals that can be put on instead of remaking a story and I fear that these amazing stories won’t be told due to an easily profitable adaptation being picked over them.

  • Joe Coscarelli: A lot of these songs are about alcohol.
  • Jon Pareles: Maybe all that booze is the Country connection.
  • Jon Caramanica: Wow, that’s, like, a good full circle.
  • Joe Coscarelli: Which she never sang about-
  • Jon Caramanica: So you’re saying this is her Hank Williams record?
  • Jon Pareles: This is her Hank Williams record. Well, actually I was thinking, you know Getaway Car, she could have sold that with Little Big Town....Getaway Car is basically an old Taylor Country song--
  • Joe Coscarelli: Turned into a Bleachers song by Jack Antonoff.
lucas steele's physical beauty

i feel like this needs to be said so here we go

lucas steele has all of the physical characteristics of a disney prince. he looks so much like he jumped out of a storybook, that it’s almost shocking. he has no flaws.

so upon seeing him for the first time, people may say that he looks like a “fish” or “realistic wikihow drawing” but it’s simply because its just very WOW

in summary, lucas steele is so beautiful that you almost think he isn’t.

please stop this shit about “u can use any labels u want!! And everyone should respect them!!” Like no. Words have definitions. If you don’t fit that definition maybe don’t use the word bc that’s not only just wrong but kinda shitty!! Thanks!!