I have completely avoided the Taylor Swift phenomenon because I thought she was the music world’s reincarnation of Hannah Montana. I even avoided my favorite radio station as they celebrated the “12 days of Swiftness.” Gag!
Well, after seeing her host SNL, I have a new found respect for her. I’d say “tolerance” but it’s more than that. So, after seeing her perform, I downloaded her album (check out mp3fiesta.com. 50 cent albums, very cool.) I also found out she’s 20 and not 16 like I’d feared. So, I’m driving and decide to play it. My 7 year old daughter is asking me to play the songs again and I’m in the front seat bawling! I loved them. I don’t think I could handle it everyday, but her lyrics are so innocent but insightful. It took me back to being 15 before I had any regret. It reminded me of my first love, who at 15 told me he loved me and I believed him. Like I said, couldn’t handle her album everyday, but really connected with me while PMS-ing.