The Occasional Every-Other-Weekly Rant: I Bet You Think About Me

All I think about is Karma, Taylor Nation.

Give me a second, I need to dust a bit. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who hasn’t said that in a long time, we’re still here living day to day in the new normal. Hope you’re making the best of your days and getting your rays of sunshine where and when you can.

There’s very little news on the horizon. The Grammys are re-scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd. And I guess I should mention that Blur’s lead singer dissed Taylor Swift when he was commenting on songwriting and somehow uttered that she doesn’t write her own songs. Mind you, he had no clue and still decided to state that. He was called on it – by Taylor herself – and with social media being what it is, he apologized.

I’m not going to give him any more heat for it (ok not a lot), but at the same time although I’m glad he apologized, I have to stress one thing for all the impressionable people. And sorry, most of the time this falls on us, the males of the species. Yes, it’s decent to apologize when you make a mistake. That’s not extraordinary, it’s just humanly decent. No brownie points for apologizing, you just are not in the negative anymore.

Being a decent human being is a very low bar. It’s literally the bare minimum, do no harm, standard. Nowadays it seems everyone’s too cool for school (sorry, old expression) and jerk behaviour is praised as “personality” or “eccentricity” to the point that decency has become rare. Kindness on the other hand, is seen as a weakness.

Taylor’s often an easy target because she starts at kindness. Being easy to get along and polite are often misconstrued as being a pushover. Taylor herself has had to step away from the “nice girl” stereotype. She’s still nice, but don’t expect her not to bite back when bitten. Specially when you’re waving away her most known accomplishment without having a clue what you’re talking about.

To use an old saying (because I’m old), better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

Taylor’s album Evermore is nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year. The Grammys are re-scheduled for April 3rd, 2022.

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • April 3rd: Taylor Swift is nominated for Album of the Year.

(Sources: Taylor Swift via Twitter, GRAMMYs. Photo: ABC)