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Illinois Central Gulf and South Shore Line trains at Van Buren Street station, looking north and south

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December 1982

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Scott Borchetta interview with Alan Cross for Canadian Music Week (April 2017)

EXCERPTS ABOUT TAYLOR

AC: [talking about recognizing a special character] If you come into contact with a true superstar and there is a charisma that comes off of them effortlessly, the kind of person when they walk into the room and your back is to the door - you know they’re in the room…
SB: Yeah, I always say that colors in the room change, like if Steven Tyler walked in right now you’d be going […starts turning around…], Steven is here, okay, I got it… because it’s just that thing. And I’m sure any of you can remember a moment, whether you got to meet Mick Jagger or Taylor, and you just went: “WOW! There’s a lot more juice in this person than everybody else”.


AC: So you were gonna build “Big Machine” the way you thought a record label needed to be built, from ground up. And you had no office, no money, no staff, you had nothing except your eye on this 14-year-old girl. You were scouting this 14-year-old talent?
SB: Yeah, so the irony is I get a package, this is an October 2004 and my deal with Universal goes through September 2005, so I get Taylor’s package in October and I meet her November 2nd 2004, I was blown away… and I go to see her two nights later at the Bluebird Cafe, go to meet the family and I’m just completely knocked out by her being, how smart she was at 15-years-old, how incredible the songs were. And then I go back for a second meeting and say: “If you wanna be signed at Universal I will introduce you to the executives and try to help you get signed, but you need to know something - I’m leaving in a year, I’m gonna start my own label, don’t know what it’s called but I can make you one promise tonight - when I start it, you have a deal with me”. And they looked at me and  just kinda went […motions a blank stare…]. They go: “Wow, we finally found someone who gets her and he’s crazy”. So couple weeks later, Taylor had just turned 15, and she called me herself and said: “Hey, just wanna let you know I’ve made up my mind and I’m waiting for you”. And it wasn’t from a manager, wasn’t from a parent, and I said: “Well, you’ve made my day”.
AC: Why do you think she made that decision?
SB: I think because she have had a deal at RCA priors, she had a development deal and they did not believe in her songs and they were trying to get her to work with other songwriters, different producers and they didn’t feel that they understood her and I was immediately fascinated with her songs. And I didn’t realize it back then but, when she came into the office, she literally came into Universal and she played me a song, a second song, and for those of you who know Taylor’s music, the second song was “Picture To Burn” and I said that’s a hit song. And I think from that moment she thinks: “Okay, I think this guy gets me and understands my songs”. I’ve never once brought up to her idea of doing an outside song. So she know that I believe… at her being she’s a songwriter, yes - incredible at everything else, but in her being, the most important thing and 50 years from now when you look back at this moment they’ll go - oh, the Michelangelo of the moment was Taylor Swift.

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[SCHEDULE] EXO’s SCHEDULE for September (2017)

[BROADCAST] - pre-recorded and live television and online programme broadcasts, including weekly music shows and dramas, [REC] - programme recordings, [RADIO] - radio programme broadcasts, [SIGN] / [MEET] - fan-signing and fan-meeting events, [PERF] - performance events, including concerts and festivals, [RELEASE] - music releases, [BIRTHDAY] - members’ birthdays and birthday parties, [OTHER] - various other scheduled activities.

This schedule will be continually updated.

EXO’s SCHEDULE (Last updated on 170929)

September 2

[PERF] KBS Music Bank in Jakarta (KBS 뮤직뱅크 인 자카르타) - 20:30 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.7-11 Broadcast Marathon on PC - 22:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.7 ‘Improvised Trip in New York: Kai TV’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.8 'Improvised Trip in New York: Suho & Chen & Sehun TV 1’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.9 'Improvised Trip in New York: Suho & Chen & Sehun TV 2’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.10 'Hola, Mexico City!’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.11 'Second Stop of North America Tour: Mexico City’ - 23:00 KST

September 3

[BROADCAST] Go Fighting Season 3 Ep.9 (极限挑战第三季第九集) - 22:00 CST - (Lay)

[BROADCAST] MBC 'It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets’ Ep.2 (MBC 이불 밖은 위험해 제2회) - 23:15 KST - (Xiumin)

September 5

[RELEASE] 4th Repackaged Album 'The War: The Power of Music’ 18:00 KST

September 6

[RELEASE] SBS-R Power FM Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time (SBS-R 파워FM 최화정의 파워타임) - 12:00 KST - (Suho, Sehun)

[MEET] HotTracks + KTown4U mini fanmeeting - 20:00 KST

September 7

[BROADCAST] Mnet M! Countdown (엠넷 엠! 카운트다운) - 18:00 KST

September 8

[BROADCAST] KBS Music Bank (KBS 뮤직뱅크) - 17:00 KST

[OTHER] Madame Tussauds Beijing wax figure unveiling - (Lay)

September 9

[BROADCAST] MBC Show! Music Core (MBC 쇼! 음악중심) - 15:50 KST

[RADIO] SBS-R Power FM Kim Changryeol’s Old School (SBS-R 파워FM 김창렬의 올드스쿨) - 16:05~18:00 KST - (Baekhyun, Chen)

[OTHER] 2017 Harper’s Bazaar Star Charity Night - (Lay)

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.12-16 Broadcast Marathon on PC - 22:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.12 'The Delivery: Mexico City’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.13 'Exoplanet #3 - The EXO’rDium in Mexico City’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.14 'Suho & Sehun Tour: LA Santa Monica Beach’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.15 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Experiencing LA Circuit Race’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.16 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Las Vegas 1’ - 23:00 KST

September 10

[BROADCAST] SBS Inkigayo (SBS 인기가요) - 12:10 KST

[BROADCAST] MBC 'It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets’ Ep.3 (MBC 이불 밖은 위험해 제3회) - 23:15 KST - (Xiumin)

September 12

[BROADCAST] Yizhibo Live Interview - 20:00 CST

September 14

[SIGN] Sangam S-Plex Center fansign (상암 에스플렉스센터 팬사인회) - 20:00 KST

September 15

[PERF] Lotte Duty Free Family K-Pop Concert - 19:30 KST

September 16

[SIGN] M2U + Soundwave fansign - 14:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.17-20 Broadcast Marathon on PC - 22:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.17 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Las Vegas 2’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.18 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Las Vegas Activities’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.19 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Las Vegas Hotel Tour + Le Reve Show’ - 23:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO Tourgram Ep.20 'Suho & Sehun Tour: Las Vegas Limousine Tour’ - 23:00 KST

September 17

[BROADCAST] [GIFT VOD] EXO LA Live concert footage 1-4 - 22:00 KST

[BROADCAST] EXO members’ EXO-Love Letter - 22:10 KST

September 19

[OTHER] ‘Andante’ press conference (‘안단테’ 제작발표회) - 13:00 KST - (Kai)

[OTHER] ‘I Can Speak’ VIP première ('아이 캔 스피크’ VIP 시사회) - (Sehun, Suho)

[BROADCAST] One-night Trip to Gapyeong 2 - 21:00 KST - (Kai)

[OTHER] Tommy Hilfiger X Gigi Hadid ‘TommyNow’ F/W 2017 Fashion Show - 19:30 GMT - (Chanyeol)

September 20

[AWARD] 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards (제1회 소리바다 베스트 케이뮤직 어워즈) - 18:30 KST

September 21

[BIRTHDAY] Chen’s Birthday

September 22

[PERF] KCON 2017 Australia - 19:00 AEST

[RELEASE] Final Life - Tomorrow, Even if You Disappear OST 'Cry’ - (EXO-CBX)

September 24

[BROADCAST] KBS ‘Andante’ Ep.1 (KBS ‘안단테’ 제1회) - 10:10 KST - (Kai)

[PERF] 2017 Asia Song Festival - 19:00 KST

September 26

[OTHER] Ralph Lauren Store Opening 2nd Anniversary - (Kai)

September 30

[BROADCAST] KBS Music Bank in Jakarta (KBS 뮤직뱅크 인 자카르타) - 22:45 KST - (recorded on 170902)

[BROADCAST] ‘Glory Day’ ('글로리데이’) - 12:00 KST - (OCN)

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Caption: “South Shore Randolph Street terminal, Saturday morning at approximately 7:30 am, 8/11/79. The carman is doing some checks as the early morning sun filters through the platform canopies. The train will depart for South Bend at 7:58 am.”

Chicago

August 11, 1979

Photo by John Smatlak

Today this area is covered by Millennium Park

It’s funny how the internet and particularly Tumblr is full of this army of “social justice warriors” (and believe me, if I said these words they would be dripping sarcasm) that is so quick to label something as “abusive” (most of the time without reason and just to fit with their version/ship/whatever) when in the end they are the ones bullying people into making them feel ashamed of what they like or produce or driving them off the internet altogether.

And yes, I had to get it off my chest because it’s RIDICULOUS that I have to feel stressed about producing content or talking about something in fear of the above-mentioned people coming and trying to make me feel ashamed of myself when I’m not doing anything to harm you or change your opinion.

I’ve known and still know what abuse is like, and bullying as well, so refrain from shoving those words under my nose when you have no damn reason to.
And if anything doesn’t sit well with you, you press “unfollow”, you use one of those blacklist extensions, but you DON’T accuse me or polish what I do because I (and many other victims of your polishing) didn’t go there and bother you in the first place.
But blacklists are too boring, better behave like that, am I right?

It’s always quite amusing finding a maybe SD/POT on a non-sugar dating app. When you explain to them what you’re looking for and offer they’re like, “you’re a very smart and enterprising girl.” or, “you’re so resourceful!”. 😂😂