Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Taylor Swift's Wikipedia Entry

Is here.
It makes me wonder if she is also pranking Wikipedia. If not, she is somewhat preternatural.
Now I did know she was shy of twenty. But:
At age 11, Swift made her first trip to Nashville hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label in town.[20] Swift faced rejection, not just from record labels, but also from her peers.
Age 11?!
When Swift was fifteen, she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on a development deal.

Talk about confidence! Evidently well-justified.
Swift first learned to play guitar from a computer repairman who showed her how to play three chords. After learning those three chords, she wrote her first song, "Lucky You". She began writing songs regularly and used it as outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. Other kids would react badly to her so she wrote songs about them.

And what is the sweetest revenge?
To go back to her youth.
When she was in fourth grade, Swift won a national poetry contest with a three page poem entitled "Monster In My Closet".
During one summer, Swift devoted herself to writing a 350 page (unpublished) novel.

Yikes. No wonder they didn't like her.
Swift's best friend has been Abigail Anderson, whom she has known since ninth grade. During a discussion of Shakespeare in an English class they learned what they had in common. "We were the ones in the back of the class saying negative things about Romeo and Juliet because we were so bitter toward that emotion at the time," said Anderson.

As for pranking Keith Urban, it seems this comes fairly naturally to her:
She was a member of Kirk Cremer's SNL-inspired kid's sketch comedy group, TheatreKids Live!, where she was a natural comedic talent.

As for pranking, she certainly pranked me in this video, where it was only by reading comments at YouTube that I realized she plays both the girlfriend and the longing girl!
The girl has great taste.
Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain.
Swift is also close friends with Kellie Pickler, with whom she co-wrote Pickler's second single "Best Days of Your Life" from her self-titled album Kellie Pickler.


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