A proud moment for Star was when he was afforded the privilege to meet global music superstar Taylor Swift and she sang his hit single “Stay Awhile” back to him. “Taylor loved the song and it was really cool. It was a fun night,” he said.
Speaking of Swift, he listed her as his dream female duet choice after meeting her last week.
In NYC, apartments for sale are condominiums. Rentals are rentals. There also are "co-ops", which means you own a unit but you're technically just paying for your proportional percentage in the membership in the ownership of the overall building. Co-ops have boards which often refuse to admit super wealthy and famous residents. Taylor's purchase in NYC appears to just be a condo purchase.
Okay so at some places or other countries, when you say you have an apartment means you 'rent' one. You can't 'buy' an apartment unless you buy the whole apartment building. On the other hand, you can 'buy' and 'own' a condominium unit. So if Taylor 'bought' an apartment that cost that much I assumed she now 'owned' it and actually entitled to equity?
Yeah that’s true. She bought it off Peter Jackson apparently so it sounds like she completely bought the place. ’m not sure of the specifics of the sale or the place she bought though.
The A.V. Club: How do you decide what songs are yours to sing and what songs are someone else’s?
DW: If I write it with someone else and they want to sing it, it’s for them. My philosophy for several years has been that if I’m writing a song and can’t imagine myself singing it, it’s probably not any good.
I feel a freedom to cover my own songs, or almost an obligation to try them out onstage as a way of testing to see if, “Oh yeah, this is actually good, this actually works.” Last year I did a gig in L.A. and I decided that I was going to sing “Treacherous,” a song that I had written with Taylor Swift. It was so fun to sing and it communicated so well that I was like, “Oh, this is a really good song; I could sing this to my people.”
AVC: What’s the process when you’re writing with someone else?
DW: It depends on how they work. With Taylor, we had been kind of circling around, very much aware of each other’s work for a while. We figured out these two days to work together and she came to my studio super excited and said, “I had an idea in the car.” And she sang me the first three or four lines of it and said, “I want to call it ‘Treacherous’ and maybe the chorus can go like this.” And we were writing the song in 10 minutes and she was just so full of excitement.
It’s interesting because I find that she’s very sincere and very what-you-see-is-what-you-get. When you see her on an award show and she wins the award and she looks astonished, that’s how she looks when you’re writing a song and you come up with a good lyric or a good melodic idea. She looks amazed; she’s like, “Whoa!” She’s just like that. She’s also very consistent and a monster songwriter.
AVC: She’s 24 years old. She’s allowed to be sincere.
DW: And that’s the kind of person you’re dealing with. She’s that way from beginning to end.
“Given that it was such a small venue, everyone noticed when Taylor Swift snuck into the back pew. She sat next to Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and sang along with Michaelson’s other fans. Swift left the show in a rush, but clearly liked it as she tweeted about it later.”—VH1 report from inside Ingrid Michaelson’s album release concert at the Chapel in Green-Wood Cemetery x (via redprincess)
“I’ve heard most of the new record which is pretty, pretty good. Very, very good. The standard just keeps getting raised. When you hear how good the songs are on the last record and then you hear these ones… It’s weird, she’s just growing as a songwriter, I guess.”—Ed Sheeran has heard most of Taylor Swift’s new album (x)
“Yeah. In a while, though. I feel it’s a bit too obvious to do that now. I never want to be predictable and I feel like that’s a predictable thing at the moment.”—Ed Sheeran on the possibility of collaborating with Taylor Swift again (x)