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Beyond The Agency: Caitlin Evanson rehearses & Amos Heller performs for Liz Huett!

March 8, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day, Taylor Nation!

Here at the Swift Agency, just another guy who supports the cause of Feminism, we just want to suggest to read up on the HeForShe movement at heforshe.orgĀ today, International Women’s Day.

The Agency’s former fiddle player, Caitlin Evanson, shared video of her rehearsal and it seems she’s having a good time. Even better, she’s going to get everyone on their feet when she performs.

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Meanwhile, The Agency’s backup singer, the lovely and talented miss Elizabeth Huett is working on new material. When is that album coming out, Liz? The Agency’s own bass player extraordinaire, Amos Heller, played for Liz! Is this a collab? Is Amos actually playing in her album? Is it a one time thing? We’re not sure. Let’s go to the video.

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And finally, I want to remind you that voting is open for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards! Don’t forget to vote for the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone. That’s Taylor Swift, in case it’s your first time here :)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 15:Ā Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated forĀ International Album of the Year for theĀ 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominatedĀ forĀ Artist of the Year, Song of the YearĀ for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, andĀ Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources:Ā Caitlin Evanson via YouTube,Ā Elizabeth Huett via Instagram)

Say What You Wanna Say: Sara Bareilles’ Brave gets its own SNL skit

March 3, 2015

Honestly, I wanna see you get a song parody in SNL.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who does have other artists that he looks up to besides the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar, we were really laughing it up during NBC’s Saturday Night LiveĀ pre-recorded sketch. SNL chose to make a music video parody using Sara Bareilles’ hit song “Brave”. The inspirational tune was used to break down the ultimate social barrier: when you just want to tell someone off because of some awkward reason. And believe me, this resonates with me for sure. Then again, don’t take it too seriously, ok?

Note: If you are not in the US, useĀ this YouTube linkĀ instead.

Watch on YouTube |Ā Watch on YouTube if you are not in the US

The host was Dakota Johnson (2015/02/28), who stars in the movie 50 Shades of Grey. The movie is about errr… I’m gonna not do this. And I’m gonna go away now.

(Source: NBC's Saturday Night Live)

(Source: NBC’s Saturday Night Live)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 15:Ā Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated forĀ International Album of the Year for theĀ 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominatedĀ forĀ Artist of the Year, Song of the YearĀ for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, andĀ Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources:Ā NBC’s Saturday Night Live)

News Update: Wonderland, You Are In Love and New Romantics, now on iTunes!

March 3, 2015
(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

We play dumb but we know exactly what we’re doing, Taylor Nation.

Previously exclusive 1989 Deluxe Edition tracks Wonderland, You Are In Love and now New Romantics are all available on iTunes USA.Ā New RomanticsĀ boasts such imaginative lyrics that you can quote almost the entire song.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who had another of those long days, sometimes every day is like a battle (but every night is just like a dream). It’s all in the timing. I’m going to stop now. This song has a great melody, great lyrics and a great message to boot.

Also, Taylor is now going to be officially someone’s fairy godmother. I mean, just Godmother – but come on. It’s Tay. She’s totally ready for that. Jaime King and Kyle Newman couldn’t have picked a better choice.

And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx

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Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 15:Ā Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated forĀ International Album of the Year for theĀ 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominatedĀ forĀ Artist of the Year, Song of the YearĀ for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, andĀ Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources:Ā iTunes)

The Telegraph UK: “No one’s going to sign up for this”. A Commentary.

March 1, 2015
(Photo: Paola Kudacki/Trunk Archive)

(Photo: Paola Kudacki/Trunk Archive)

I beg to differ, Sparkly Dressed. Case and point, all of us in the Taylor Nation are signed up.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was recently featured in an interview with The Telegraph‘s Mark Sutherland back during the GrammyĀ weekend. You can read it hereĀ if you haven’t already. Now, let’s talk a little about the highlights that are bound to be reprinted as news over the next month.

There’s the usual summary of T-Swizzle’s biography, but the good stuff starts when she talks about her friendships, something that we like to call theĀ Swifterhood.

“The thing about my girlfriends right now is that none of them needs me for anything other than friendship,” she toldĀ The Telegraph. “I love the fact that they are all passionate about their jobs, whatever their jobs are. A lot of celebrity-type people have this group of people around them where their friendsā€™ main priority is them, and they feel comfortable with that dynamic. I donā€™t feel comfortable with that dynamic.”

Karlie Kloss already remarked in her interview with Vogue that she feels one of Tay’s hidden talents is to introduce these women from different worlds to each other. There is a commonality – they’re all mostly well-known individuals. Not that Taylor only picks famous friends, but you become friends with people you know. It’s nice to see Abigail Anderson still appear in those shots.

For the layman, Taylor was pushed onto fame. They’dĀ be surprised how many small venues and local country fairs she performed since she was a kid up until she showed up in mainstream’s radar.

“Iā€™m really lucky I got 10 years of practice in before we reached this point,” said the Enchantress. “Iā€™ve climbed a lot of flights of stairs, rather than got a speed elevator. [Nowadays] an artist is just shot out of a cannon into the stratosphere.”

Of course, it wouldn’t be Taylor without a shoutout to her dear Swifties, and fortunately there’s a lot of love in the article.

“My fans make fun of me ā€“ itā€™s really cool. They have all these Gifs of me making an idiot of myself or tripping and falling on stage. They bring humour back into it for me. I get too serious sometimes ā€“ you can probably tell ā€“ and they bring me back to like, OK, Iā€™m not really doing anything that difficult. I just need to calm down.ā€

However, she does admit she’s not nice all the time. This is the first time she addressed that a bit more in depth. This is just Tay being human and admitting she’s not always kind – and people are not always kind to her.

“No, because thatā€™s annoying, too,” she says, laughing. “And itā€™s not real if someone appears to never have any issues with anyone. I have my friends, I have enemies. I have bad days when I donā€™t want to go to a photo shoot, but Iā€™m not going to show up four hours late, Iā€™m going to be there on time. Iā€™m not nice all the time but I try not to be carelessly rude to people who donā€™t deserve it.”

“When Iā€™m with my friends,” she adds, without naming names, “we donā€™t say glowing things about everybody.”

That doesn’t mean the gossip sites can’t elaborate though. If not about boys, about a certain former friend who the infamousĀ Bad BloodĀ track is about.

“Iā€™m not giving them anything to write about. Iā€™m not walking up the street with boys, Iā€™m not stumbling out of clubs drunk. But Iā€™m never going to talk about her in my interview. Itā€™s not going to happen.”

Unfortunately that line can be easily misinterpreted and misquoted. For the record, Taylor never mentions Katy Perry here, but I can totally see articles popping up already taking liberties with what was said.

You can read the original article atĀ The Telegraph.

On another subject and in a relatedĀ article, bravo to Taylor for being well read and turning down the guy who tried to apply a technique from Neil Strauss’Ā The Game on her. The book, infamously known for revealing a lot of pick-up techniques exploiting women’s insecurities,Ā is supposed to be an expose and not a friggin’Ā manual.

“We were all seeing a show and he comes up and he was doing that compliment-criticism thing, where you say you like my hair then you say, ‘Where did you get that hair dye? I can see your roots’. It’s a thing guys do if they’re trying to hit on a girl and they want to bring her down a bit so she craves their positive attention. So I kind of went off on him like, ‘You think people don’t know what you’re doing? You legitimately think I’m an idiot. Everybody’s read that book!'”

The quote is from the Telegraph’s additional article, Taylor Swift: the last time I…Ā Alas, that quote has been removed since then but you can still find it in sites like Cambio.com. Here’s my free advice that nobody asked for: if you become an asshole to get something you want, you’re losing yourself in the process. And if you are foolish enough to try condescending lines onĀ the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone, I know a few ninjas who might want to have a word with you.

(Photo: Sarah Barlow)

(Photo: Sarah Barlow)

Coming up on theĀ Calendar!

  • March 15:Ā Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated forĀ International Album of the Year for theĀ 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominatedĀ forĀ Artist of the Year, Song of the YearĀ for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, andĀ Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources:Ā telegraph.co.uk)

The BRIT Awards 2015: Blank Space and the International Female Solo Artist

February 25, 2015
(Photo: Getty Images)

(Photo: Getty Images)

I get drunk on jealousy, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who sneaked a peek at theĀ BRIT Awards 2015Ā just to see Taylor perform, we think she rocked. The Princess in Red also accepted her first BRIT award asĀ International Female Solo Artist. You can tell she was excited, because she repeated it was her first like three times.

“Oh my god, wow,” said T-Swizzle. “I’ve been coming to England and playing shows for eight years and this is my first Brit Award, I’m so happy.” She was quick to thank and search for Ed Sheeran,who wonĀ Best British Male, for “taking me to pubs and showing me how to make a proper cup of tea.”

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone opened the show with “Blank Space”.

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She would later return to the stage to accept theĀ International Female Solo ArtistĀ award from her friend Ellie Goulding.

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Bonus! Here she is getting interviewed at the press room backstage after winning.

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Coming up on theĀ Calendar!

  • March 15:Ā Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated forĀ International Album of the Year for theĀ 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominatedĀ forĀ Artist of the Year, Song of the YearĀ for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, andĀ Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for theĀ 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources:Ā BRIT Awards 2015)

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