Um I’m not sure. I’m getting married next month so all my money is going to that so probably in June!
Vanity Fair Oscar Party!
So wonderful to see the amazingly talented @katiearmiger again tonight! So glad her set list got extended! #katiearmiger #countrymusic
— Dan Wilson (Co- Writer of Treacherous) on Taylor Swift (x)
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.
It’s never ok to say mean things to someone, even if you are defending me or someone else. You can tell them they are wrong and should get to know someone, but hurting them back only makes you do what they did in the first place.
I definitely don’t want anyone getting hated on. If someone says something that isn’t true, I try to clear it up so that others can understand. Just like how Taylor’s publicist is tweeting links to articles saying how they are false and this and that. People are trying to falsely ruin her reputation and make me see her in a different light.
Unless I’ve done something to you personally (and if I have I’d like to apologize and hopefully we can all move on and be friendly), you shouldn’t believe things you hear.
I’ve heard things about people but I choose not to believe them until I’ve met that person or talked to them myself. We aren’t going to always get along with everyone, but you shouldn’t believe someone is a certain way just because someone told you.
What if we all believed Taylor hates black people b/c that article said she did. It’s not fair to her. Same as it isn’t fair to other people.
life is hard enough on it’s own, we should be sticking together and be there for each other. None of us like to have bad things said about us, especially if it is completely false. So I apologize to the girls who said mean things about me, I wasn’t trying to get anyone to attack you, just trying to explain that I would never do the things you were saying about me and that I work hard to go to concerts or events.
I hope we can all get along and if someone has hurt you in the past try to reach out and make a mends.
2% of 40,000,000 Swifties is 800,000! That’s a lot of Swifty love! More than enough for me!
I’m so blessed to have such an amazing 2%!!! Love you guys and I’m so glad we are friends!
My new best friend!
There is a tendency to want to get thick-skinned. There is a tendency to block out negative things, because they really hurt. But if I stop feeling pain, then I’m afraid I’ll stop feeling immense excitement and epic celebration and happiness. I can’t stop feeling those things, so I feel everything. And that keeps me who I am.