All right, here goes. My dirty little secret confession:
I love Ke$ha.
Still with me? Awesome. Like I said, I plan on thoroughly expounding upon this appreciation as I continue on with the blog, and at some point at the very least one will be able to understand my rationale even without necessarily buying a word of it. And that's enough for me.
But I actually started writing this in the first place because a friend of mine said she needed a reason to wear red lipstick tonight, and the idea finally took root. So here, without further ado, is your first bit of unreleased Ke$ha goodness, appropriately titled "Red Lipstick." This one is from her rocker-chick side, certainly, but what I love most about it is how fun, amusing, and typically Ke$ha (dear God, that dollar sign is going to be the death of me...more on that later) her asides are. This is an artist who truly has a great time in the studio, and it comes across on the best of her records with a glee that has captivated millions (and millions of those dollar signs, too) and made her an inescapable star who may just have gotten too big too quickly for a musician who is not, I strongly believe, destined to be a flash in the unforgiving pop music pan. More on that later, though. Now, to my friend and to all of you, I'm gonna put on m-m-m-m-m-m-my "Red Lipstick!" Enjoy. (Just try it.)
Ke$ha - 'Red Lipstick'