10.23.2015

Too Long for a Tweet, Too Short for a Blog Post XXV

taylor-swift-gq-115-02.jpgHere's an excerpt from an article I just read, in GQ Magazine, called "Taylor Swift on 'Bad Blood,' Kanye West, and How People Interpret Her Lyrics"

"'I used to watch Behind the Music every day,' she says. (Her favorite episode was the one about the Bangles.) 'When other kids were watching normal shows, I’d watch Behind the Music. And I would see these bands that were doing so well, and I’d wonder what went wrong. I thought about this a lot. And what I established in my brain was that a lack of self-awareness was always the downfall. That was always the catalyst for the loss of relevance and the loss of ambition and the loss of great art. So self-awareness has been such a huge part of what I try to achieve on a daily basis. It’s less about reputation management and strategy and vanity than it is about trying to desperately preserve self-awareness, since that seems to be the first thing to go out the door when people find success.'”
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