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  • Friend:[cant find me at a party]
  • Friend:[garbs nearest microphone] who's Taylor Swift anyways? Ew.
  • Me:Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me," Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, making Swift the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third and fourth albums, 2010's Speak Now and 2012's Red, both sold more than one million copies within the first week of their U.S release. Speak Now's "Mean" won two Grammy Awards, while Red's singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014 and sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years, making Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in the opening release week. The singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift's other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads. Swift has also had supporting roles in feature films including Valentine's Day (2010) and The Giver (2014). In 2015, Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" list, ranking at number 64.
  • Friend:there she is.


 -Peter

 New Music Corner:
 Radio Music Society

 03/31/2012 4:27pm
    Hey y'all! Are you looking for new music to listen to? Look no further than Esperanza Spalding’s new album Radio Music Society. Spalding, who won the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist, is a bassist and vocalist who has been influenced by many genres of music including jazz, soul, funk, and pop. Her concept with Radio Music Society was to pay tribute to the many styles she heard growing up on the radio that formed who she is today as a musician.  Check out my review for a track by track synopsis and overall thoughts on her new album.
Read the review here.
    -Peter (is listening to the radio right now…)

  • friend:*at a party and can't find me*
  • friend:t-
  • me:*from across the room* Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
  • Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me," Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, making Swift the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift's third and fourth albums, 2010's Speak Now and 2012's Red, both sold more than one million copies within the first week of their U.S release. Speak Now's "Mean" won two Grammy Awards, while Red's singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble" were worldwide hits. Swift's fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014 and sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years, making Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in the opening release week. The singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift's other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads. Swift has also had supporting roles in feature films including Valentine's Day (2010) and The Giver (2014). In 2015, Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" list, ranking at number 64.[1]
  • friend:why me

Person: “who’s Taylor Swift anyway? ew”

Me: Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift’s self-titled debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. Her third single, “Our Song,” made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Swift’s second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me,” Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, making Swift the youngest ever Album of the Year winner. Swift’s third and fourth albums, 2010’s Speak Now and 2012’s Red, both sold more than one million copies within the first week of their U.S release. Speak Now’s “Mean” won two Grammy Awards, while Red’s singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” were worldwide hits. Swift’s fifth album, the pop-focused 1989, was released in 2014 and sold more copies in its opening week than any album in the previous 12 years, making Swift the first and only act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in the opening release week. The singles “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift’s other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads. Swift has also had supporting roles in feature films including Valentine’s Day (2010) and The Giver (2014). In 2015, Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list, ranking at number 64.

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Amy Winehouse and Her Short Life in 16 Photographs

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field “Big Four” awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011 at age 27. Her album Back to Black posthumously became the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century, at that point. In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music. The BBC has called her “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation

Amy Winehouse and Her Short Life in 16 Photographs

1. Amy Winehouse is the last one who proved us that living rock’n roll life with “Live fast, die young” motto indeed results in death.

However, absences of only a few people who caught ‘The Curse of 27’ were felt as much as Amy’s.

2. Amy Winehouse was singing her songs such that even after you realized the lyrics, you were not able to realize that her heart was completely broken, you are able to realize it with her voice.

3. Her songs were almost biographical; she told “she was not alright”, she said “I wish I had a friend”, she said I wish I would never smoke again”. Therefore, Frank was the name of her first album – meaning ‘honest’.

4. Released in 2003, the name of the first song of that album was appropriate to the situation: Stronger Than Me.

Amy was expostulating on her ex-boyfriend who was cracked up to be gay later: ‘You were expected to be stronger than me!’

5. According to The Sun, she lost herself three times within her last week because of vodka.

We all know about her Belgrad concert where she was pushed onto the scene by security staff and we all know why she didn’t, or couldn’t, come to her Istanbul concert that was tried not to be cancelled until the last moment by the managers and organizers who were in favor of money rather than someone’s life.

6. She was overwhelmed by hopelessness and drugs; but she was a music revolutionist who unmonopolised the concept of ‘singing from lung’ by Africans.

With two albums, she won 5 Grammy Awards and 2 Ivor Novellos Awards.

7. She was Jewish, grown up with her father’s, who was a taxi driver, jazz albums.

Her mother was a pharmacist. Her mother Janis and her father Mitch divorced after a while. She had considerable stage experience early – when she was 8 years old, she was in performing school and when she was 3, she was in Sylvia Young drama school.

8. When she was 16, her rebellious nature became apparent – she got her first tattoo made.

She started using drugs. In later times, she would describe those days with these words: “My family realized that I will do whatever I want to – and I will, indeed.”

9. Her boyfriend brought her voice record to a recording company.

Felix Howard, the person who Amy worked with to create ‘Frank’, said “It is different than any other that I know.” for Amy’s voice. She reached an agreement with the largest musical company of the world, Universal.

10. She was only 20 years old when the ‘Frank’ was released; she was saying like she was a jazz vocalist.

She neither was looked with favor on by critics nor received great support from her audience – her album was able to make it up to 13th rank.

11. Short period of time was left before the promotions of her album would finish and then she met Blake Fielder-Civil, the man she would marry in the future.

Her love for him was easy to realize – when Fielder-Civil left her after a few months, she projected her sadness on her songs and those songs created the album ‘Back to Black’ that would make her world-wide famous.

12. Even months after her break up, she told that she never felt the same things for anyone else: “I thought that we will never be able to see each other. I wanted to die.”

13. Her album was released in 2006, the amount of her tattoos increased, her hair became frizzier.

Rumors about her alcohol and drug problems showed up during this period. She was saying these words in ‘Rehab’, the first song of Back to Black: “I don’t ever want to drink again, I just, oh, I just need a friend. They tried to make me go to rehab but I said, no, no, no.”

14. Maybe all of her career was passed while she was trying to get rid of her headaches, but she wasn’t successful at all.

A photograph in which she was lying unconsciously in front of a beerhouse was released in newspapers and in her Serbia concert, she was hardly able to stand up.

15. Her last performance was in Bromfield three days before her death.

She danced and make circles around on the stage, and disappeared without saying even a note.

16. Her drug and alcohol related problems were regularly on the news from 2007 until her death.

During her marriage with her divorced husband Blake Fielder-Civil, they experienced legal problems often due to various reasons and her husband went to jail for a short period of time. In 2008, Amy Winehouse experienced a series of health problems threatening her health and career.

Winehouse was found dead in her home on 23rd of July, 2011. After a long period of time, the reason of her death was determined as alcohol poisoning. Her family and friends attended her funeral on 26th of July, 2011. Later, her body was burnt in Golders Green Crematorium.

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Watch the Trailer for “Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire”

“Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire,” an “intimate portrait” of the musician by filmmaker Gail Harvey, will make its debut at London’s Raindance Film Festival Sept. 23-Oct. 4.

Jones burst onto the scene in 1979 with her self-titled debut and won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1980. In the intervening decades, she’s cultivated a small but devoted following and recently released a terrific new album, her first in a decade to feature original songs, also titled The Other Side of Desire.

The trailer shows man-on-the-street interviews with people who’ve never heard of Jones, interspersed with accolades for the singer, who never really moved beyond cult status. But her admirers include, as seen in the trailer, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and she graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the early years of her career.

The dearth of sustained mainstream recognition has been a source of frustration for Jones over the years. She mentioned it on stage in Kent, Ohio, on Aug. 2 and recently posted “are you serious?” on her Facebook page when she was excluded from Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters.

“It’s a profound, horrible experience to be treated like you’re not important anymore,” the 60-year-old Jones says in the trailer, posted above. “Because you don’t want to fuck me anymore, I’m not important?”

“Fuck you!”

There’s no word on when or where the film will be released to wider audiences.

‘Bush knocked down the towers': Is Macklemore a 9/11 truther?

‘Bush knocked down the towers’: Is Macklemore a 9/11 truther?

http://twitter.com/#!/macklemore/status/4085475013

Now that rapper Macklemore has won a Grammy for Best New Artist, it seems he’s less shy giving his opinion. We didn’t have him pegged as a 9/11 truther, but the above tweet (posted in 2009) and his lyrics certainly suggest otherwise. Where’s Dick Cheney at? Probably off in Iraq Finding some oil to tap, tell ‘em I got up on that And y’all still…

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Remember that time Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + The Machine and Mumford & Sons were awarded the Best New Artist Grammy?
Of course you don’t, because that year the Academy was like ‘computer says no’ and gave that honour to this woman instead.
Esperanza Spalding, the real Dark Horse, is this week’s Talent Crush.
#esperanzaspalding
#talentcrushtuesday
#tct

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MYSELF.
IM STILL GOING STRONG WITH MY DREAMS. NOT STOPPING UNTIL I HEAR “ AND THE GRAMMY FOR BEST NEW ARTIST IS MELLODMAN ”
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Halftime: in the subject of Fruity People… Who created “Desperate Housewives”, what MLB player was suspended for cocaine use, who won the 1998 Grammy for Best New Artist, and what CNN anchor came out as gay?

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8/17/2010: #EsperanzaSpalding released her third studio album, #ChamberMusicSociety. After Spalding’s Grammy win for Best New Artist, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 34 with sales of 18,000. @esperanzaspalding by okayplayer