Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Listening Post


No matter how eclectic or unusual one's tastes may run, there's a reason pop music is pop music and, as such, I'll never deny my love for a great three-minutes and thirty-seconds of perfectly crafted ear candy.

So I guess that being said, I should go ahead and admit that I have a full-on schoolboy crush on Katy Perry.

She looks like a playfully sex kittenish Zooey Deschanel, she sings about kissing girls (sure it was more a gimmick than a song, but the thing was catchier than syphilis) and, best of all, she's a former born-again Christian, which satisfies that fallen angel fantasy I've had since high school and makes her even more of a "good girl gone bad" than the equally hot Rihanna.

I melt at the sight of Katy, so needless to say her new video -- as plaintive, heartbreaking and searingly suggestive as it is -- is pure bliss for your humble narrator.

This is easily the best song on her platinum-selling album, One of the Boys. It's Thinking of You.

8 comments:

Mr. Controversy said...

Snarky humor, Fallen angel fantasies, "project office mayhem"...Chez, I'm starting to think that one of us is the other's smirking revenge. Now the question is, which is which?

Chez said...

I want you to hit me as hard as you can.

em said...

Love her, love the song (and 99% of that damn CD is catchier than syphilis), love the fact that I still get mileage out of my own Catholic school girl past even though I'm 25 since that whole fallen angel thing never seems to get old...

Chez said...

Well, that made my legs involuntarily squeeze together for just a second. Thanks.

firedmyass said...

I think Kissed a Girl is a perfect little ball of pop cotton candy, flavored with just a touch of forehead sweat. Thought I had a handle on Katy.

man. Was not expecting this. I actually got chills (and not just from that aMAZing catch she has in her voice).

Brandon said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ_o-T9cg2k

This is an acoustic version of "I Kissed a Girl" that she did on Stern. I'm not really a fan of her music, but this is a good version of the song. Really good guitar work.

Anonymous said...

Once again Chez, it's like you read your fandom's collective mind and put it out in cyberland (which actually might be either really disturbing or really insightful, who knows?).

Totally agree on Katy. She's like Phoebe Cates with a guitar and bigger eyes. If she were a movie, she'd be R.

drater said...

Nice link Brandon, spot on about the guitar.