Friday, March 5, 2010 at 6:26 a.m.
Ke$ha grills Ke$ha on the topic of the Hollywood sign, the Grammys, Ke$ha's album Animal
and some of her favorite artists, among them Bob Dylan, the Beastie Boys and Arizona's own Alice Cooper. Prepare yourself for the video after the jump.
Of course Nashville Skyline is her favorite album. I won't bother to get into that one.
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," The Beastie Boys, Bob Dylan? All ruined forever. Possibly the most annoying this about this video -- and there are plenty -- is hearing Ke$ha pronounce her own name. That right there is nails on a chalkboard/someone scratching an overinflated balloon.
This was all preceded by the video for Ke$ha's latest single "Blah Blah Blah"
hitting the web on last week. Both of these videos have left me feeling like I woke up in the morning, totally disoriented. I just honestly do not understand Ke$ha. I don't get why her music is popular and I don't understand how the hyper-sexual lyrics in her music are good for the young girls that idolize her. Why do parents allow their children to listen to this shit?
It's not at all for me to understand, being a 26-year-old male who is not a fan of Ke$ha's genre or personal style. I, therefore, must reach out and ask: why? Why do fans of hers -- there are a lot of you out there -- like her music? Is it just the mindless pop appeal that has made plenty of stars out of less-than-talented musicians in the past few decades? Please someone, anyone help me out on this one. Do Ke$ha's fans honestly like the video where she interviews herself, or can they see through the forest to the trees and admit that it's way too smarmy and self-serving for even the most narcissistic, Speidi-riffic of celebrities?
Lest we forget -- Ke$ha admits to Alice Cooper being her biggest influence. That can't sit well with the rocker, who lives here in Phoenix. I understand how one can look to what Cooper was doing in the 70s as a stylistic influence -- his overall aesthetic and stages shows were unparalleled for their vivid imagery. I guess this is what some of the more influential artists of decades past have to look forward as pop music continues on its reckless, devil-may-care path towards whatever future that may come -- one that will inevitably include artists claiming Ke$ha as an influence.
Fans of Ke$ha: Help me and other music fans who are utterly confused by her and explain to us why it is you love her music and her Fairy Garbage Collector look so much.