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EVENT | Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless DVD Launch

Even if the Speak Now DVD was launched earlier, here comes Journey to Fearless DVD by Taylor Swift. The DVD comes with more than 10 performances of Taylor Swift during her Fearless tour, as well as extra contents like digital photobook, behind-the-scenes and Taylor’s short biography. The DVD went on sale and launched by MCA and Oddysey on March 3, 2012, and that’s saturday so we’re there and joined the other swifties.

The event took place in SM Megamall’s Oddysey branch and swifties (or Taylor’s fans) are all expecting great time that moment. Games and prizes are all in! Well it’s funny to say, but I pushed my girlfriend that day just to make her join the contest. Fortunately for us, she did won a Taylor Swift Notebook.

By the way, The DVD came with a Taylor Swift stainless keychain as a freebie, as well as a Taylor Swift – Candie’s replica T-Shirt (if you pre-order The Hunger Games OST).

|> Rancid – Ruby Soho

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DIARY | Taylor Swift turns 22!

The future of Country Pop, Taylor Swift, is turning 22 today, December 13, 2011, and I’m sure everybody, most specially her fans, the Swifties, are all offering their Tuesday to her birthday. Forums flooding, new youtube uploads saying “Happy Birthday Taylor”, gifts coming from Philadelphia or any part of the continent to Nashville, huge banners around the outskirts of the town with photos of Taylor, and so much more. That’s what I think fans are doing right now. As for me, I am celebrating her birthday at work, and with my girlfriend whose really into Taylor’s music.

I admit, I really wasn’t a fan before, until I had my girlfriend with me now, whose really a big fan of Taylor Swift. Well, atleast I do know and admire Taylor already before. The fact that those hits, “Love Story”, “You Belong With Me”, rocked my world while playing Band Hero on the PS3, I already enjoyed her music. And now, I’m becoming one bigger casual fan of hers, trying to stay updated on events about her. Eventually, I just attended an official event which is the Album Launching of her latest release, Speak Now World Tour, with my girlfriend last week, and I’m about to blog about that later.

Well, it is true Taylor’s an amazing artist. I love her songs = that’s given. I love her as a public figure = that’s a plus. I love her for being my girlfriend’s inspiration = without a doubt. I love Taylor, and will surely love her future releases. I hope to see more Taylor Swift appearances next year, and the coming year, and the decade, and until the time Taylor becomes a legend, a Barbra Streisand-like figure, in the face of the universe.

Sometimes, I get sick of those screaming, screeching, down-tuned heavily-distorted guitars of bands with evil-like imagery. Taylor Swift, just like other musicians with Bubblegum Pop attitude, specially Good Charlotte (my very favorite band) and Girls’ Generation (my very favorite girlgroup) helps me not to get overdosed from Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. Thanks to them, and thanks to my girlfriend, I wasn’t a fan of music of the Trolls and Pagans.

One good thing about Taylor is that, she keeps mentioning God as a savior in her music. Really a good thing, atleast to me. And I hope she’ll continue spreading good songs in her next albums.

By the way, IT IS TAYLOR’S BIRTHDAY today, that’s why I’m being like this, talking about her all day. Happy Birthday, Taylor. -from me and my girlfriend.

|> Taylor Swift – Long Live

EVENT | Taylor Swift – Speak Now World Tour Album Launching

So, Taylor Swift just finished invading the world singing “Sparks Fly” everywhere, and now it’s time for us to witness the tour in our own TVs! Now I present the Speak Now World Tour Album launching in Gateway Mall.

My girlfriend and I decided to go and at around 10am, we were already there, waiting for the program to start. “First 200 gets the chance to win Taylor Swift premium merch”, that’s what’s in our minds that time, the reason why we came so early. So we hurriedly grabbed a copy of the album and registered our name so we will have the chance to win.

Luckily, we get the number 20. While waiting, we decided to take some pictures first to fight off boredom.

Well, it looks like the show will start after lunch and it looks like we will have to wait for a couple of hours more! No worries. We ate first and came back until the show start off with Tricia Garcia as an opening act. Later, the Taylor Swift-wannabe contest started and we both fascinated by their awesome performances. Great Filipino talent, I should say.

I almost forgot that we both had the chance to take a picture in a cool photo booth hosted by the event, as well as Cristina’s make over by the COVERGIRL team. Well I won’t exploit it but I caught her a video. 🙂 What matters to me is that, she was extremely looking gorgeous after that make over…promise!

At 7PM, we came home and took pictures of the album and what we have won. I don’t really want to mention it but what we won is a Taylor Swift ballpen. Well, thanks to Covergirl, we took home 3 different Taylor Swift posters and a Covergirl Natureluxe Lip Balm.

That day, I saw my girlfriend’s smile like it was everything to me. It’s so awesome to see her smile like that. I hope I can see it more often. 🙂 Thanks to the Lord for guiding us, by the way.

|> Taylor Swift – Ours

Recommended songs by Taylor Swift

Yes, the 21-year old singer with a sweet, angelic-voice. Taylor Swift. Who would’ve thought that a guy like me would listen to her songs? Of course I will. I’ve listen to pop-acts-with-rock-attitude like Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Branch, Ashlee Simpson… and even girly stuffs like Girls’ Generation… So, Taylor Swift. Why not? 🙂

Now, now. I’ve been listening to her songs from her very first one, her self-titled album, to Fearless and her latest effort, Speak Now, and all I can say is SHE IS INDEED THE TALENT.

Sometimes I feel tired listening to heavy, brutal and fast stuffs by Heavy Metal and Punk Rock bands and I think her songs quite make me feel relaxed, at night or even on daylight. It’s like Carrie Underwood meets Bon Jovi. It’s a sweet country voice in a semi-heavy sounding stuff.

The first 2 Taylor Swift songs I learned are, of course, You Belong With Me and Love Story. With the addition of Picture to Burn, all 3 songs came out in the Band Hero game, together with Taylor Swift herself as a playable avatar. Those songs are really good, I would say. Picture to Burn, a very catchy and melodic song, proves that Taylor Swift have Country influences. The song Speak Now also includes the same feel and energy like Picture to Burn, but sounds much better and more melodic. You can even dance with the song, I think.

In the end, I came out with a Taylor Swift playlist for me to listen to whenever I feel bored:

1. Mine
2. Sparks Fly
3. Speak Now
4. Mean
5. The Story of Us
6. Haunted
7. Love Story
8. You Belong With Me
9. Picture to Burn
10. Our Song

You can start listening to the songs above by clicking each title (and will re-direct you to Youtube).

There’s a song called “Back to December”. It’s a good song, but I won’t recommend it because it’s really a sad song, about relationship, break-up and regret. Still, it’s a good song. 🙂 Anyway, more Taylor Swift stuffs to come!

|> Taylor Swift – Speak Now