Countdown to RED: T minus 10 days. Amos’ fender bender, Harvey Mudd College, Ellen, RedTV promo and the Jingle Ball 2012!
Bonjour Taylor Nation,
Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who’s already missing sleep, we’re not short on news not even by a long shot. Did you know the Princess in Red’s car insurance premiums went up? Back in August, as she was backing up her vehicle and she hit Amos’ car. Rolling Stone witnessed the whole thing and captured her panicked reaction: “Oh, my God. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD.”
After identifying that the car belonged to her bass player, The Agency’s own Amos J. Heller, she was somewhat relieved – not because it didn’t matter but because it was not a complete stranger. ”I’m gonna pay for it, I promise! I’m good for it!” said the Sparkly Dressed to a bemused Amos. “Oh, my God, Amos, I’m so sorry. I freaked out ’cause I went the wrong way and he was gonna think I’m a bad driver and then I backed into another car. This is the worst interview he’s ever had, already!” (she’s referring to the interviewer from Rolling Stone). It’s funny how that would sound annoying to some but to me sounds like the most adorable accident ever.
Congratulations to the Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California! According to the Claremontian, the Queen of Sparks will perform on their campus on Monday, October 15. The performance will be recorded to air as part of the VH1 Storytellers special on Sunday, November 11. The institution also won a $10,000 music grant from the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar herself. A special shoutout to hardcore Taylor Swift fan, Travis Beckman who galvanized his fellow students into voting!
Ellen DeGeneres announced you can join Tay ‘s live concert at her studio in Burbank on October 18 by sending her an e-mail. See below:
Akoo will become RED TV for Taylor Swift’s 1-hour special program on the upcoming launch of RED on Saturday, October 20. You can find out where they will be set and how to watch on the Akoo Facebook Page (US only). Here’s the promo
The Enchantress is scheduled to perform at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2012 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 1st.
- The 2012 MTV EMA (November 11) for Best Female, Best Pop, Best Look, Best Live and Best World Stage. You can vote here.
- The American Music Awards (November 18) for Favorite Female Country Artist. You can vote here.
- The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- October 14: Taylor Swift performance airs on The X Factor UK.
- October 15: song preview and intro on Good Morning America on ABC (7 – 9 a.m. ET/PT)
- October 15: Taylor Swift performs at the Harvey Mudd College. The performance will be recorded to air as part of the VH1 Storytellers special on November 11.
- October 16: 12:01 a.m. ET – Song #4 available for download at iTunes
- October 18: Taylor Swift will perform live at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Win a trip and two meet and greet passes for two at K92.5 FM.
- October 20: Akoo will become RED TV for Taylor Swift’s 1-hour special program on the upcoming launch of RED.
- October 22: Taylor Swift’s fourth album, Red, is released!