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  • What I Learned In Medical School #13: This was an actual question during the residency interview trail.

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  • By: Chris Willman for Variety
    Date: January 21st 2020

    Miss Americana was keeping another song about America in her back pocket, as it turns out. Taylor Swift didn’t just record 18 songs for last fall’s “Lover” album - a 19th, “Only the Young,” was held back and kept under wraps for the right occasion. It finds its moment in “Miss Americana,” the Lana Wilson-directed documentary that premieres at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 23 and goes wide to the public in theaters and on Netflix Jan. 31.

    In an an interview for this week’s Variety cover story, Swift described the tune’s origins. Its writing followed a personally disappointing moment for the singer after the 2018 midterm elections, when she got involved by endorsing candidates in the senatorial and gubernatorial races in her home state of Tennessee, only to see them go down despite her best efforts - and those of a lot of fans she urged to sign up to vote and campaign.

    “I wrote it after the midterm elections, when there were so many young people who rallied for their candidate, whether it was a senator or congressman or congresswoman,” Swift tells Variety. “It was hard to see so many people feel like they had canvassed and done everything and tried so hard. I saw a lot of young people’s hopes dashed. And I found that to be particularly tragic, because young people are the people who feel the worst effects of gun violence, and student loans and trying to figure out how to start their lives and how to pay their bills, and climate change, and are we going to war - all these horrific situations that we find ourselves facing right now.”

    It won’t be any secret to anyone watching the documentary just how crestfallen she was when the senatorial candidate Swift had declared stood in opposition to women’s issues and gay rights lost.

    “I was really upset about Tennessee going the way that it did, obviously. And so I just wanted to write a song about it. I didn’t know where it would end up. But I did think that it would be better for it to come out at a time that it could maybe hopefully stoke some fires politically and maybe engage younger people to form their own views, break away from the pack, and not feel like they need to vote exactly the same way that people in their town are voting.”

    Swift is seen demo-ing the song during the body of the film, before a fully produced version kicks in at the end. “With the way that the documentary ended up being politically leaning, when Lana wanted to put it in the film and use it as an end-credit song, I just went along with it. Just like everything else!” she laughs, asserting again that decisions about the film were really up to her director.

    Key lyrics from the song: “You did all that you could do / The game was rigged, the ref got tricked/ The wrong ones think they’re right / We were outnumbered - this time.” Although it isn’t specific about particular causes or political issues, the track references forces that are “too busy helping themselves… We gotta do it ourselves.”

    The song was co-written and co-produced with Joel Little. With the “Lover” album, he seems to have become Swift’s go-to guy, deliberately or just by coincidence, for message songs. The other tracks they worked on all, or almost all, fit into that category - “Miss Americana,” “The Man,” “You Need to Calm Down” and (if you consider self-esteem anthems  message songs, too) “Me!” Now, “Only the Young” arrives as an unexpected addition to that portfolio.

    Says Little, “We did a week in New York; that week we did ‘The Man’ and ‘Me!,’ and ‘Only the Young’ was the last one that we did. That was one where I’d actually come in with a drumbeat, and she was like, ‘Oh, I was actually just playing around with chords that could go with that,’ and then the song just quickly moved from there.”

    Adds Little, “Lyrically, that song has got so many gut punches in it - just really important lines, I feel. As that song was coming together and we were realizing what it was saying, it was a very emotional aura. The energy in the room was really intense. Knowing the way things have been going in the States lately with all these horrible shootings and everything, for her to be saying these things made it all the more powerful.”

    Production-wise, he says, “That was a fun one. There’s, like, a kids’ choir, and that’s just my two daughters, stepped up over the top of each other singing harmonies with themselves. I had to do it in a way where they weren’t allowed to know that they were singing on a Taylor Swift song, obviously, because there’s a lot of secrecy involved with all this stuff. So I had to sing the parts in a kid’s voice and then get them to sing over the top. They actually don’t even know that it’s going to be in the documentary yet, so I’m excited for them to hear it.” (Let’s hope they aren’t reading it here first.)

    Will the song come out as a single? “I don’t see it as a single,” Swift says. “I just see it as a song that goes with this film. I don’t see it as a ‘let’s go make a music video and try to see what this does at radio’ single. I think I’m probably going to keep putting songs out from ‘Lover,’ if I can.” No, no - we, on behalf of fans, want to know if it’ll be available for download or streaming, apart from its place in the documentary? “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You can listen to it if you want,” she laughs.

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  • The Dirty Nil’s Ross Miller - GEAR MASTERS Ep. 347 Subscribe to DTB on YouTube at www.youtube.com/digitaltourbus

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  • HWWS WebTV Presents: Early Chapter Books & Adventure With Children’s Author Violet Favero

    Host and Award Winning Author & Journalist GW Pomichter interviews Children’s Author Violet Favero, The Silly Yaya, during Authors In A Box at the Melbourne Square Mall in Melbourne Florida.

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  • Lisa’s interview with Elle Korea. ♡ (pt.2)

    I know you have had bad times and got over it but it feels so good to see your smile talking about your cats like that.

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  • “If it’s easy it’s probably not social change” - Ryan Veltmeyer. Full episode available in my bio. #RyanVeltmeyer #interview #Musician #YouthArtCollective #YAC #Musicindustry #artpaysme #HubHFX #Artpreneurs #EmergeHFX #JAYAInitiative #DuaneJones (at Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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  • By: Chris Willman for Variety
    Date: January 21st 2020

    “Not a shot. Not a single chance. Not a snowball’s chance in hell.”


    Taylor Swift - who, at 30, has reached a Zen state of cheerful realism - laughs as she leans into a pillow she’s placed over her crossed legs inside her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, leaning further still into her infinitesimal odds of winning a Golden Globe, which will zero out when she heads down to the televised ball in a few hours.

    Never mind whether or not the tune she co-wrote, “Beautiful Ghosts,” might actually have been worthy of a trophy for best original song (or shortlisted for an Oscar, which it was not). Since the Globe nominations were revealed, voters could hardly have been immune to how quickly the film it’s a part of, “Cats,” in which she also co-stars, became a whipping boy for jokes about costly Hollywood miscalculations and creative disasters. Not that you’ll hear Swift utter a discouraging word about it all. “I’m happy to be here, happy to be nominated, and I had a really great time working on that weird-ass movie,” she declares. “I’m not gonna retroactively decide that it wasn’t the best experience. I never would have met Andrew Lloyd Webber or gotten to see how he works, and now he’s my buddy. I got to work with the sickest dancers and performers. No complaints.”

    If this leads you to believe that the pop superstar is in the business of sugarcoating things, consider her other new movie - a vastly more significant documentary that presents Swift not just sans digital fur but without a whole lot of the varnish of the celebrity-industrial complex. The Netflix-produced “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” has a prestige slot as the Jan. 23 opening night gala premiere of the Sundance Film Festival before it reaches the world as a day-and-date theatrical release and potential streaming monster on Jan. 31.

    The doc spends much of its opening act juxtaposing the joys of creation with the aggravations of global stardom - the grist of many a pop doc, if rendered in especially intimate detail - before taking a more provocative turn in its last reel to focus more tightly on how and why Swift became a political animal. It’s the story of an earnest young woman with a self-described “good girl” fixation working through her last remaining fears of being shamed as she comes to embrace her claws, and her causes.

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  • A true tale of sacrifice and a nation’s gratitude, Friday’s “The Last Full Measure” was for Ed Harris, all about friendship.

    “Measure,” a passion project for writer-director Todd Robinson, tells two stories.

    One is set in a firefight in 1966 Vietnam, where the US Air Force’s William Pitsenbarger saved over 60 lives. Rather than board the last helicopter out, he stayed with the endangered squad and died. He was 21.

    The other story, 32 years later, reveals the effort to honor Pitsenbarger’s ultimate sacrifice with the Medal of Honor. What’s remarkable is how the relentless decades-long push for this recognition came from Vietnam vets who had never met Pitsenbarger until that day — he was Air Force, they were Army.

    Harris, an essential part of the film’s distinguished roster, is Ray Mott, one of the now-elderly Vietnam vets who just would not give up. The others are Samuel L. Jackson, William Hurt and Peter Fonda (his final film).

    Pitsenbarger’s parents are played by Christopher Plummer and Diane Ladd. Sebastian Stan (“Avengers” as the Winter Soldier) is the Pentagon staffer whose investigation of the case uncovers a political minefield.

    “Todd is a good friend, I’ve known him for 18 to 20 years. Our daughters have known each other since they were young from horseback riding,” Harris said last week enroute to Brooklyn, where he had rehearsals for a restaging of his Broadway hit “To Kill a Mockingbird” in Madison Square Garden for 18,000 students.

    “Todd’s been wanting to make this film a long, long time. My part was relatively small — I just worked for a few days but I knew all about the trials and tribulations of these men from a movie I’d done years earlier, ‘Jacknife’ (he played a PTSD Vietnam vet opposite Robert De Niro).

    “With Todd, this is a script he wrote and felt so intensely about, the more he learned about Pitsenbarger, the more he felt he had to make this movie. This was something he wouldn’t abandon.”

    Harris knows what that’s like — “Pollock,” his Oscar-winning 2000 biopic of painter Jackson Pollock as director, producer and star, “was a total obsession. I worked on that for a good decade before we got it made.”

    “I’ve got a film like that now, from a 2015 novel set in Montana, ‘The Plowman.’ I’ve got Garret Hedlund, Robert Duvall and my wife, Amy (Madigan, also in ‘The Last Full Measure’), and my daughter, Lily. It’s a good script but it’s tough, the budget’s a little high.”

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