April 28, 2011

I ♥ Taylor Swift

From The Uncommon Criminal by Kyle De Wolf (author's profile)



I ♥ Taylor Swift

Yesterday I got two books from the James V. Brown Library. We can request books through the Education Center and pick them up on Friday evening. I asked for Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill, but I got Modern Mysticism by Michael Gellert. I also asked for a book about the Oneida Community (the socialist free love commune in upstate New York in the 1800s), but I got a children's book about the Oneida Indians instead. A friend loaned me Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.

I listened to "Girls Rock" on 88.4 The Pulse yesterday. It's on from midnight to 2 AM. I heard "Naturally" by Selena Gomez, "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, and "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift. DJ Riot Grrrl did not mention my letter, but I was happy. I love DJ Riot Grrrl, DJ Fembot, and DJ Recalicitrant. I'd make a pledge to Summer-thon, but I'm in prison.

I watch CMT every weekend. My favorite country singer is Taylor Swift. She is so beautiful, and she makes my heart melt. She makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I want to make sweet love to her. I even get jealous when I hear about her boyfriends. I first heard about Taylor Swift in 2007 when Kasey Burkardt put a video on MySpace of herself and her cousin singing along to "Pictures to Burn". Kasey broke my heart and made me cry like a little girl, but she gave me Taylor Swift. So I'll always be thankful for that.

My Marxist friend doesn't like celebrities because they're rich and famous. He only cares about poor people. He says that there wouldn't be any celebrity magazines in an anarchist society. He likes to ask, "Why do we listen to musicians instead of making our own music? Why do we watch athletes instead of playing sports ourselves?" It's true that in an anarchist society, celebrities wouldn't live in mansions while poor people sleep in boxes. I just find it hard to believe that a pretty young woman with a nice voice and a guitar would fail to draw a crowd in any society.

I'd imagine that we'd have more local celebrities because society would be more decentralized. They'd be more talented because we wouldn't have big companies to mass market them to us like commodities. They'd have to stand out on their own. But a good singer could still join a music collective and make a name for herself. She'd have to be in it for the love of making music and entertaining people since she wouldn't make any more money than anybody else. And we could have free concerts!


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dldewolf1 Posted 8 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 8 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
I read about the Oneida Community. I wouldn't use it as a great example of free love living. It really was a means for men to have free sexual access with any woman they wanted. I read a diary entry of a woman there, that was unaware of her sexual rights, who would submit to any man sexually, due to her ignorance. She raised her concern with an elder and he advised her that she had a right to refuse sexual contact. This was after years of living on the commune, and it was the first time anyone clarified her rights. Seems like one of those Jim Jones-type cults rather than a true free love commune.

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