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Wildest Dreams: Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset

August 31, 2015
(Source: BMGL)

(Source: BMGL)

This is getting good now, Taylor Nation.

The amazing music video for Wildest Dreams just premiered before the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The setting is the romanticized golden era of movie making. The scenario is Africa. Our girl is the lead actress in an adventure film. She has adopted a bit of a classic air here. I know this might be a stretch, but she has a slight resemblance to a young Elizabeth Taylor.

Her leading man, played by Scott Eastwood, is the classic hero with stoic jaw. That’s not an accident, he’s the youngest son of actor Clint Eastwood. The video, which is basically a mini movie about a movie is directed by Joseph Kahn. You might remember him from Blank Space.

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It shares some likeness with Blank Space. The characters are different, but it does seem like they could exist in the same universe. That classical fantasy-like hollywood world that we romanticize about from classic movies. I did love the video for its elegant surroundings and lavish sets, but I loved it even more for the final message. All of Taylor’s proceeds from this video will be donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America.

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards: The Taylor Swift version

August 31, 2015

This is gonna take me down, Taylor Nation.

(Source: MTV)

(Source: MTV)

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards were on last night. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who is selective about what he watches on TV, we know that this show in particular boasts about scandal and controversy. I wouldn’t mind those if they didn’t come with a high cringe factor of dead silence and bad jokes, but I guess it comes with the “unscripted” territory. Anyhow, I’m not really a fan so if you’ll excuse me I’m basically going to focus on the parts that involve Taylor Swift. I do have to give MTV props for the decision of posting clips of all the acceptance speeches. This will actually keep those clips online rather than taken down.

The pre-show started with the premiere of the Wildest Dreams music video, just after Taylor and her squad were interviewed and T-Swizzle was given the Best Pop Video award for Blank Space.

The show then promptly opened with Nicki Minaj performing. Keep your eye on the stage behind her, she’s going to get some company soon. Taylor Swift actually appeared right after.

Then yada yada yada… Taylor won Best Female Video for Blank Space.

Taylor also presented the Michael Jackson Vanguard award to Kanye West. It was a long and rambling speech in which it seemed at times he was touched, offended, ready to apologize, ready to take back apologies, confessed he might have smoked something before the show and finally he announced he was running for president in 2020. I can’t make this up even if I tried. I’ll spare you the clip.

Some stuff happened, then the award of the night for the Video of the Year was given to Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar who unfortunately could not attend.

So that brings Taylor’s tally of awards to three, however some awards are yet to be announced. I wouldn’t dismiss this list from being updated soon:

  • Video of the Year for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Female Video for Blank Space
  • Best Pop Video for Blank Space

Now go eat something, everyone!

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(Sources: MTV)

The 2015 VMA Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight… in your Wildest Dreams

August 30, 2015

Say you’ll remember me, Taylor Nation.

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are tonight on MTV at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central. The show is delayed three hours (until 9pm Pacific) for the West Coast. T-Swizzle has nine nominations. She also has her own Wildest Dreams video premiering tonight. The video is directed by Joseph Kahn who is also nominated for Best Director for Bad Blood.

(Source: Taylor Nation via Twitter)

(Source: Taylor Nation via Twitter)

  • Video of the Year for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Collaboration for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Female Video for Blank Space
  • Best Pop Video for Blank Space
  • Best Director for Joseph Kahn for Bad Blood
  • Best Visual Effects for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Art Direction for Charles Infante for Bad Blood
  • Best Editing for Bad Blood
  • Best Cinematography for Bad Blood

I can’t call it here. This is MTV. They’ll do what they feel like doing, which is usually spreading the love around. I do expect her to get some, quite a few actually, if we were going by the actual video. However, we all know this is a popularity contest so it’s anybody’s guess. Taylor is attending so chances are good. There’s also a rumor that she may be presenting an award – and that has been tied to the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award that Kanye West is receiving tonight.

Here’s MTV’s All Access link (I don’t think the actual show is streamed here).

For me the actual important part is the pre-show premiere of Wildest Dreams. The pre-show starts at 8/7c.

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(Sources: MTV)

1989 World Tour San Diego: Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?

August 30, 2015
(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

Chill out, what you yellin’ for, Taylor Nation?

San Diego, make some noise! The 1989 World Tour stop at PETCO Park nabbed not one but two surprise guests in one surprise-packed concert. Omi came out to play his current hit single Cheerleader. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar hit another home run bringing none other than Fearless as the secret song in acoustic form during her stage b performance. The extra surprise had a tinge of personal achievement. Avril Lavigne was the second surprise guest bringing out her classic hit Complicated which is one of those songs that stays relevant and amazing regardless of time. Also, Canadian artist on stage. Woot :)

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New page in the Tours section! You can now check out a full listing of The 1989 World Tour: The Surprise Guests and Secret Songs. Because apparently I just like to make more work for myself and less sleep.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

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1989 World Tour LA: You Oughta Know. Goodbye Earl. All Of Me. Dreams. Mirrors. Good For You.

August 27, 2015
(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

And Smelly Cat of course, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s now recovering from his vacation, we wanted to portray the last three nights of the 1989 World Tour in Los Angeles in music and song more than personality. But just so you know (and you oughta know…) the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone had quite a number of performers and personalities at her last shows.

Alanis Morissette came out to sing You Oughta Know. Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks, the country trio that was one of the huge inspirations for Taylor when she started, performed Goodbye Earl with her. John Legend took command of the piano to perform All Of Me. The Enchantress also bring out Beck and St. Vincent for a cover of Dreams. She also performed Mirrors with Justin Timberlake and finally ended singing Good For You with Selena Gomez.

She also had a comedic moments with Ellen DeGeneres coming out during Style and Lisa Kudrow in full Phoebe Buffay mode to play Smelly Cat. Yeah, “Phoebe” even stopped her mid song to correct her the same way that in Friends (yeah that was part of the act too).

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On other news, Wildest Dreams has been announced to premiere on the VMA pre-show on Sunday, August 30 at 8/7c on MTV. Taylor Swift has been announced to appear during the show. I kinda wish she’d skip it, but that’s me being selfish and hoping Taylor would skip any show that relies on shock and scandal. Guess that can’t be helped. She knows what she’s doing.

New page in the Tours section! You can now check out a full listing of The 1989 World Tour: The Surprise Guests and Secret Songs. Because apparently I just like to make more work for myself and less sleep.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

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(Sources: YouTube)

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