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By Buying A Used Record, This Person Became Part Of Someone Else’s Incredible Story

The beauty of browsing through vintage stores is that every single item has its own history.

Unlike new clothing, furniture, and trinkets, vintage pieces live entire lives before they cross paths with us. After all, who knows how far those shoes travelled, or how many memories were made around that old dining room table?

And any music lover will tell you that vintage records are among the most sought-after items. Just ask Redditor Muctur.

After purchasing a Soundgarden LP, the lucky collector came across something odd in the sleeve.

The little note that was folded up inside contained the story of this record’s past life.

While material goods aren’t nearly as important as the memories that are attached to them, it’s sometimes nice to take care of something that once held a special place in another person’s heart.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/vintage-record-message/


Taylor Swift Reveals Exactly Why She Sends Her Fans Gifts And It’s Lovely

Yet another reason to love her.

1. Taylor Swift has spent months engaging with fans online, giving them relationship advice, protecting them from trolls, and also buying, packaging, and sending them gifts.

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2. And now, for the first time, she’s revealed exactly why she’s so attentive to her dedicated Swifties. Speaking to The Telegraph, Taylor explained that she wants to make her fans’ days a little bit better while she still can.

She said:

I love them. They are cool and smart and hilarious and focused on the right things. I want to make the most of this cultural relevance or success or whatever you want to call it, because it’s not going to last. I have to be as good a person [as I can] while my name still matters to them. Because it’s not always going to matter to kids who are 15 and really struggling with who they want to be or [because] their friends were brutal to them at school that day. That’s actual turmoil. I have to do everything I can to make their day better while I still can.

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4. She went on to explain that she puts great thought and attention into the presents that she buys her fans, selecting them specifically based on information she’s gained from their social media accounts.

Taylor explained:

I’m getting to know them on a person-by-person basis. When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social-media sites for the last six months and I figure out what they like or what they’re going through. Do they like photography? I’ll get them a 1980s polaroid camera. Do they like vintage stuff? I’ll go to an antiques place and get them 1920s earrings. Do they work out a lot? I’ll get them work out stuff. When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realise what you’re doing is special and sacred and it matters.

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6. Taylor concluded by saying that ultimately her fans remind her to not take life too seriously.

She said:

My fans make fun of me — it’s really cool. They have all these gifs of me making an idiot of myself or tripping and falling on stage. They bring humour back into it for me. I get too serious sometimes — you can probably tell — and they bring me back to like, ‘OK, I’m not really doing anything that difficult. I just need to calm down.’

7. You, Taylor.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/taylor-swift-reveals-exactly-why-she-sends-her-fans-gifts-an


What These Babies Do When They Hear Their Mother’s Voice Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Everyone with kids knows that children first learn who their parents are by the sound of their voice. It should be no wonder, then, that when a parent starts singing and changing their voice, their child is likely to notice…and perk up! Usually parents sing to help soothe their children and put them to sleep.

But for this mama, singing an upbeat tune and dancing around is just the right mix to produce the most adorable laughter in the world from her two little ones.

Just TRY not to smile — we dare you!

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Watch what happens when their mom starts singing… so cute!LIKE —–>>>> DeLorean

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Didn’t we tell you, pure smiles? Something tells us these kids are going to like having such a musical mother.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/babies-hear-mother/


Save ‘The Sing-Off!’

http://twitter.com/#!/BenFolds/status/202873254229180417

There are a glut of TV talent shows out there — most with dud judges who have far more cleavage and cliches than knowledge. We love NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” No freaks, no sideshows, no celebrity hacks. Just amazing talent and discerning judges with substantive criticism and career advice to offer a cappella groups of all ages. After three seasons, it appears NBC won’t be renewing the show.

Indie singer/songwriter/Sing-Off judge Ben Folds and Boyz2Man crooner/Sing-Off judge Shawn Stockman have joined forces with Twitter fans to try and save the program.

@BenFolds @SaveTheSingOff @shawnstockman We're over 10,000 signatures on the petition! #SaveTheSingOff

— Robert Dietz (@rdietz55) May 16, 2012

@BenFolds @savethesingoff @shawnstockman where is a link to the petition y'all? I adore the show!

— andrew jon sleboda. (@andrewjonsle) May 17, 2012

@SaveTheSingOff could there be real traction that will help save this show? #realvoices #savethesingoff

— Tori (@ToriIsHappy) May 17, 2012

Whether or not we can #SavetheSingOff we should certainly celebrate the show and its legacy…. http://t.co/M4mAOs3s

— The A Cappella Blog (@ACappellaBlog) May 17, 2012

@sony @nbc We love the atmosphere of musicianship and the collection of great talent #SaveTheSingOff #SaveTheSingOff #SaveTheSingOff

— Jennifer Schmahl (@JenSchmahl) May 17, 2012

Let's fight for real music. #SavetheSingOff

— Sara Longtin (@SaraLongtin) May 17, 2012

Definitely my favorite show, please don't make it go away!!! #savethesingoff @savethesingoff @shawnstockman @benfolds @sarabareilles

— Vivian Kichta (@itsxkicktahh) May 17, 2012

#SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff #SavetheSingOff

— Shawn Stockman PhD (@shawnstockman) May 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/17/save-the-sing-off/