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Tout le monde en parle: Taylor Swift’s interview

September 28, 2014
(Source: Radio-Canada)

(Source: Radio-Canada)

Bon soir, Taylor Nation.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was in Montreal, Quebec last Thursday, September 25 to do an interview with Tout le monde en parle on Radio-Canada. I know they had other guests, I know there other things that are important. I still would’ve wished she would have gotten more time, and on top of that they had to edit it down.

That being said, she was her enchanting self, and she did manage to give her opinion on the topic of feminism that has been highlighted by Emma Watson’s UN Speech.

The only thing that I saw was incredible acclaim and praise and that’s just me going off of what I’m plugged into which is my fanbase of real girls out in the world living their lives and when they saw their favorite actress get up in front of the UN and say what she said… I wish when I was younger, I wish when I was twelve years old I’d been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism because I would’ve understood it and then earlier on in my life I would’ve proudly claimed that I was a feminist because I would’ve understood what the word means. So many girls out there say ‘I’m not a feminist’ because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing. It is not that at all. It just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities and to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women. I just think a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it is, I think, an incredible thing and I’m happy to live in a world where that happened.

- Taylor Swift via Radio-Canada

At some point, Guy A. Lepage compared her to other artists that “act up” (in context you could say they dress provocatively). It was a favorable comparison, but at the same time it does seem to put the other artists in a negative light. Instead of just letting that slide, Taylor actually came out in favor of every female artist to wear what they want:

Honestly, I think that I cheer on anybody who is living their life on their own terms and wearing what they want to wear and representing what they want to represent. I think that no other female artist should be able to tell me to wear less clothes and I’m not going to tell another artist to wear more clothes. You know what I’m saying? As long as it’s their idea and they’re expressing their sexuality or they’re expressing their strength or it makes them feel like a woman to perform a certain way or dress a certain way. I just think that as long as it’s coming from them and they’re living their lives on their own terms, I cheer them on, honestly.

- Taylor Swift via Radio-Canada

I know she did meet a few fans briefly and I’m going to give a shoutout here to @canadaswift who got a hug :)

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You definitely should come back more often, and preferably for a longer visit, Sparkly Dressed :)

The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Radio-Canada)

Lightning On Her Feet: A Swift visit to Montreal

September 26, 2014
(Photo: Taylor Swift via Tumblr)

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Tumblr)

Lightning-On-Her-Feet indeed, Taylor Nation.

I don’t have much to tell you. The Princess In Red herself was in town. My town. Ok, not mine. It’s a time share thing. We’ll talk another time. The point (and I do have one) is that she was here, but if you were thinking about catching a glimpse, it’s too late now. Her fans are in the rear view mirror disappearing now. Taylor is in Toronto today, doing another lightning visit.

The visit was to do a bunch of press and quick promotion of her upcoming album. To say that her visit was quick would be an understatement. I’ve had layovers that are longer. But that’s how the cookie crumbles and the bakers bake, bake, bake in a day in the life of a star of her caliber.

I took a chance, I took a shot and you might think my plan was bulletproof except it was far from being a plan at all. Ok, if you want to call going to a huge building with a lot of entrances where you think Taylor might show up at some point of the day a plan… It was a little more than a dream actually. I didn’t have the intention for this to be anything of a chance to meet T-Swizzle (you probably know I’ve already had the honor) but I still wanted to catch a glimpse and be proud to say she was here.

From what I understand, she made it in and she was seen. I was not at the right place and moment for that. But at least I got a fleeting glimpse of waving hand inside a SUV when she was leaving. Craziness ensued, but as it happens when she’s just in a tight schedule, she was on the clock and in a hurry. I so hope she had at least fans on the show and interviewers that do research. We’ll have to wait for that.

Was it worth it? Yeah, I managed to spend a few hours listening to fans both in English and in French (which I really gotta practice more, I barely could follow) talking about the Sparkly Dressed. The Montreal chapter of the Taylor Nation are alive and kicking. If I want something for Taylor to take from her short visit here was that Montreal wants her back a lot, and we would be honored to be a stop in her next tour.

According to Journal de Montreal and Huffington Post, she was here to record an interview with Radio-Canada’s Tout le monde en parle. The interview will air on Sunday, September 28 at 20h on Radio-Canada.

The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Journal de MontrealHuffington Post)

This Just In: Taylor Swift sera à Montréal demain

September 24, 2014
(Source: Taylor Swift)

(Source: Taylor Swift)

Yes, Taylor Swift will in Montreal tomorrow, Taylor Nation.

Take a deep breath everyone. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar will actually be in Montreal tomorrow. Hey wait, that’s the same city where I live. Yikes. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who could go see her but I have a full time job, we will have to do this grown up thing where we work 9 to 5 because we gotta earn a living and yada yada yada. Dammit.

According to Journal de Montreal and Huffington Post, she’ll be here to film an interview with Radio-Canada’s Tout le monde en parle. The interview will air on Sunday, September 28 at 20h on Radio-Canada.

Someone please take pictures? Video? Instagram?

The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Journal de MontrealHuffington Post)

Twerkers and finger tutting: The fifth “Shake It Off” outtakes video

September 24, 2014

I’m making the moves up as I go, Taylor Nation.

Ok, show of hands. Who knew what finger tutting was before this video? Is this really a thing? It’s a thing. Ok, it’s a larger world. Wow. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t twerk and never will, we’ll stick to awkwardly standing in the corner and humming along. I love Taylor’s getup for twerking. The song has grown on me just a little bit but very much in the vein of WANEGBT, it’s probably not going to be my favorite song of this album. I’d dance to it in a concert though. And yes, you are allowed to not like a song for Taylor Swift, specially if you like another zillion other songs from her.

Watch on YouTube

The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: YouTube)

Put My Heart Down: Sara Evans’ latest single, co-written by Liz Huett!

September 23, 2014
(Photo: Elizabeth Huett via Twitter)

(Photo: Elizabeth Huett via Twitter)

Hello Lizzetteers :)

Okey I made that nickname up. I think Elizabeth Huett’s fans prefer Lizards? Although I’m a bit partial to Lizettes. What. Oh yeah, the news, sorry! I got sidetracked. Happens a lot. A moose once bit my sister… Sorry back on track now.

The beautiful and talented Elizabeth Huett was a co-writer in one of Sara Evans’ tracks named “Put My Heart Down” as we already reported. The track is now the latest single from Sara’s album Slow Me Down. If you are looking for Elizabeth Huett’s own vocal work, I encourage you to visit her on SoundCloud :)

You can find “Put My Heart Down” on iTunes. The single already has a lyric video so here we go:

Watch on YouTube

You can purchase the song on iTunes.

The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

(Source: RCA Nashville)

(Source: RCA Nashville)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: iTunesYouTube)

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