Two-track mind

I don’t do much with Tumblr these days, mostly because all the nudists were kicked off, but once in a while I find something that addresses the needs of this site, which is why you’re getting a link to “crazy about legs”. As is the case for most of us who spend too much time checking out hemlines, our anonymous blogger has his favorites, and some of them are perhaps a little more obvious than others. There’s lots of Selena Gomez and Chloe Grace Moretz, but scarcely a day goes by that he doesn’t toss up a Taylor Swift pic. Shortly after this dawned on me, I scrolled back three pages, and each page had at least one photo of Tay-Tay. This, I decided, means something, and these were the three, as snagged last night:

Taylor Swift in next to nothing

Taylor Swift lugging awards around

Taylor Swift and squad

The squad member in that third shot is model Karlie Kloss.

Oh, and Taylor is on the cover of the UK edition of Elle (April ’19). Inside, she’s talking about writing songs:

The fun challenge of writing a pop song is squeezing those evocative details into the catchiest melodic cadence you can possibly think of. I thrive on the challenge of sprinkling personal mementos and shreds of reality into a genre of music that is universally known for being, well, universal. You’d think that as pop writers, we’re supposed to be writing songs that everyone can sing along to, so you’d assume they would have to be pretty lyrically generic … AND YET the ones I think cut through the most are actually the most detailed, and I don’t mean in a Shakespearean sonnet type of way, although I love Shakespeare as much as the next girl. Obviously. (See “Love Story,” 2009.)

And if lately she seems deliberately anti-melodic at times, well, look what you made her do. Meanwhile, here’s “Love Story,” set in Verona High School, or some such place:

I need to go through the Swift directory and check for duplicates. Out of 518 items, there almost has to be a few of them.


  1. The Other McCain »

    6 March 2019 · 7:55 am

    In The Mailbox: 03.04.19

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  2. CGHill »

    10 March 2019 · 2:10 am

    And by the sheerest of coincidences, this photo source has dried up. Go figure.

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