Have you heard of Taylor Swift? I just had a little fun filling out a survey.

@TheHorse (201284)
Walnut Creek, California
November 3, 2023 3:39pm CST
I don't do surveys often, but when I do, I try to have a little fun. When they ask, "What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this artist?" I fantasize that someone is actually reading my response and laughing. But do you think our responses on survey sites are actually read, or are there bots, or AI, looking for key words in our responses? I have no clue. I had not heard of most of the artists asked about in today's survey. Yes, Styx was a goofy rock band from my Jr High and High School days. Some of us are old enough to remember "Lady," or something like that. And if I ever have to sing "rock me baby like the wind and the rain..." by Old Crow Medicine Show again, especially in performance, I might puke. I can't remember the name of the song, but @FourWalls will be able to tell me. When they asked about Taylor Swift I typed: "Pretty girl with red lips who managed, like Madonna in the '80s, to successfully market a mediocre product." That was therapeutic. Even @DaddyEvil has probably heard of heard of Taylor Swift. But has he ever heard her try to sing? It's painful. Anyway, I think I made an extra 35 cents by filling out that survey. Do you know who Taylor Swift is? We live in odd musical times. Photo is of me playing guitar after working on my bridge in Montana. Heh.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48443)
• United States
3 Nov
I actually like a few of her songs.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
Can you link one you like?
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
@porwest But she is pretty, in a boring kind of way.
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@porwest (75920)
• United States
3 Nov
I will give her that her songs are "catchy," but from a musical ear, not all that complex and not worth a billion dollars.
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@xander6464 (40154)
• Wapello, Iowa
3 Nov
I have heard of her and I really like what she did to the "Go Woke, Go Broke" people by becoming a billionaire at age 33 ((She's very Woke and she hates Trump)). I also like that she's talking hundreds of thousands of kids into registering to vote. Of course, that might backfire on me because if @porwest is right, they will all vote for Republicans.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
Heh. Zappa did the same thing as he got "older." Get kids to register and VOTE. Bless her heart. I had not known she was doing that. Perhaps I'll develop a new attitude toward pitch correction technology.
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@porwest (75920)
• United States
3 Nov
@xander6464 Your argument is flawed in that it doesn't apply to musicians, actors, writers etc. I know you tried hard to make this argument, but it just doesn't work. Of course, as you know, because I know a thing or two about business and other "economics" things, I could try to explain the dynamics and contrast to you. But you wouldn't understand it. But I applaud you for at least trying to bring your point back around in another "forum" of sorts. If nothing else I will give you credit for one thing, and that's to get MY goad enough that I will actually go back and forth with YOU, unlike many others or the typical 3 or so people that respond to your posts and actually line your pockets with a few extra pennies. You can thank me later for being your #1 fan, in your small circle of fans of course, who is ONLY your fan to knock you down and drag you through the mud as softly and as creatively as I possibly can. Perhaps you are also secretly a fan of mine since you seem to enjoy engagement with me. Either way, I assume we'll be chatting again, so I will return this post back to its rightful owner, none other than @TheHorse, who IF we continue our chat, I hope will enjoy some recompense as well for any engagement we may further pursue here. As for Taylor Swift, regardless of her twisted ideology she can laugh herself all the way to the bank and I am fine with that. In 20 years she will probably end up like Brittany Spears dancing around in bikinis around poles on TikTok or Madonna who seems to have proven that woke MINDS show their madness eventually. Insanity is a crazy thing. Woke is insane. And insane people look like nuts and make it clear to the world that you may make money today, sure. But when your mind is gone the money won't matter to anyone but the ones who make your lips into balloons and get to go behind you and clean up all the messes you leave.
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@porwest (75920)
• United States
3 Nov
@TheHorse When it comes to democrats, morticians do that too. So, what's anyone's point?
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@BarBaraPrz (44891)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Nov
I've heard OF Taylor Swift, don't know if I've ever heard HER. I've also heard of Veronica Swift and maybe heard HER. I wonder if they are related?
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@BarBaraPrz (44891)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Nov
@TheHorse American jazz singer.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
@BarBaraPrz I like jazz. Send a link!
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
I hven't heard of Veronica Swift unless she's Veronica from Archie.
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Nov
Never heard of her . I know so many adore her. Do you really think she's that painful? I'm just not into her music - but I do think she is way more talented than Madonna (but I actually liked Madonna back in the day).
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov
@TheHorse Wow, that's harsh . I think the emotions/attitude she expresses appeals to the young crowd. But not for me - just not my thing.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
It is painful for me to listen to her garbage.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
@much2say Maybe I should not be so harsh. She may have some stuff out there that shows her to be a true musician.
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@FourWalls (60397)
• United States
4 Nov
The song by Old Crow is “Wagon Wheel.” I know who Taylor Swift is. Now, ask me if I care who she is.
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@FourWalls (60397)
• United States
4 Nov
@TheHorse — I can see Taylor semis and Swift semis on the road for free. They sound better, too.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
@FourWalls Taylor guitars are quite good.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
Should we each pay $50 and go see her in (name that city)?
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@wolfgirl569 (91370)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Nov
I have heard of her. I don't do very many surveys
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
I am on one survey site. They send me a survey every two weeks or so.
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@snowy22315 (166386)
• United States
4 Nov
Yes, and I think she just became a billionaire...She probably has the biggest fan base in the world..rivaling somebody say like Garth Brooks.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Nov
Odd.
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@LadyDuck (450613)
• Switzerland
4 Nov
I know who Taylor Swift is, her songs can me "catchy", but put aside that never great songs and she is not a good singer. There are plenty of those fabricated celebrities in our days.
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@LadyDuck (450613)
• Switzerland
4 Nov
@TheHorse It happens in every country. We have now one in Italy, I still wonder how she became famous (Chiara Ferragni), not even pretty.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Nov
@LadyDuck I'll have to check out one of her songs.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
It's an odd phenomenon, isn't it?
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@Deepizzaguy (92341)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Nov
I have heard of Taylor Swift's music when Wordgirl fans would play her songs on You Tube around 2015. I would prefer to listen to the German pop band Modern Talking then her music.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
@Deepizzaguy My internet could not find that site.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
I have not heard Modern Talking. Can you provide a link?
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@Deepizzaguy (92341)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
4 Nov
@TheHorse Sootify link is
http://spot.fi2SJsUcZ
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@Shiva49 (26100)
• Singapore
4 Nov
She is in the news all over the world regularly.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Nov
@Shiva49 The women at the prison (when I worked there) liked to watch the Kardashian show.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
Does anyone know why?
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@Shiva49 (26100)
• Singapore
5 Nov
@TheHorse Lot of hype also plays a part. Kim Kardashian also never seems to leave us alone!
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@nela13 (55408)
• Portugal
4 Nov
I know who Taylor Swift is, my son is a big fan of her.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Nov
How old is your son?
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Nov
@nela13 Sweet.
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@nela13 (55408)
• Portugal
12 Nov
@TheHorse he is 15.
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@spiderdust (14745)
• San Jose, California
4 Nov
My 15-year-old has started listening to Taylor Swift a lot lately. I try to be patient. I'm sure if I don't make a big deal about it, the phase will pass.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
W were all 15 once. But I thought I was too cool to be a "teeny bopper." That's why I liked John Prine more than James Taylor.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Nov
@spiderdust He is. I have a lot of his songs rememberized. I should do more of them.
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@spiderdust (14745)
• San Jose, California
4 Nov
@TheHorse Well, John Prine is a classic. He was a national treasure.
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
4 Nov
I certainly do know who Taylor Swift is. They anticipate that she will be a billionaire by the end of her current tour. Have a great day.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
@LindaOHio Signing people up to vote. Zappa did the same.But yes, her handlers and her are good at marketing, it appears.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
I hadn't realized she's using her public persona for "good causes."
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@LindaOHio (148600)
• United States
4 Nov
@TheHorse A good cause of making herself some money?
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@ogbenishyna (2508)
4 Nov
Very interesting, I love Taylor Swift though.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
Her music?
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Nov
@ogbenishyna What is her personality like? I admit that I haven't watched interview of her.
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4 Nov
@TheHorse i love her music a little, I love her personality more.
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@AmbiePam (83408)
• United States
3 Nov
I think Taylor Swift has a beautiful voice. It’s no Karen Carpenter (I know you’ll get that reference), but she’s got talent. I haven’t heard one of her songs in years, but I really liked her country music (especially”Mean”). I told my dad last week I got two Taylor Swift surveys that involved Taylor Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs. I even screenshot the ridiculous questions. He said, “Who’s Taylor Swift?” He genuinely had no idea. And yes, they look at the surveys because I was temporarily banned from a survey site because when they asked about my financial goals for next year, I answered “to find a 6’4 Christian man with great health insurance to marry”. They did not find that as funny as I did.
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@popciclecold (34639)
• United States
11 Nov
Heard of her. Don't know the music.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Nov
You are not missing anything.
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@RasmaSandra (71408)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Nov
I know of her, think not much of her, and never tried to listen to her sing, Just not interested. I have listened to Madonna sing about twice, I hope you have a great start to the weekend,
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Nov
I am talking to a fellow audio geek friend right now.
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@JudyEv (321181)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Nov
Apparently Taylor Swift does a lot of good in the world but I don't know her songs at all.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Nov
You don't need to.
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@paigea (35402)
• Canada
4 Nov
I've heard the name Taylor Swift and know she's a singer. I'm sure I've never heard one song. I rarely listen to music, so I'm hardly one to weigh in on this!
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Nov
Yep, she's a pop singer.
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@Hannihar (128823)
• Israel
21 Nov
@TheHorse Yes, I am aware of who Taylor Swift is but I am not a fan of hers and do not listen to her music.
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov
The music itself is pretty pedestrian. But I read she is working for "good causes."
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@TheHorse (201284)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov
@Hannihar Getting young people to register to vote.
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@Hannihar (128823)
• Israel
21 Nov
@TheHorse I am glad to hear that she is working for good causes but what causes does she work for?
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