Dean B. - I admit, I'm not a big Ke$ha fan.. but one night I was at a friend's place and they were trying to convince me otherwise so they played me "The Harold Song" (They know I tend to like the emotional side of pop the most.) and I have to admit that I actually started to change my mind about her then. I do enjoy some of the singles, begrudgingly.. but we did not start off on good terms. That being said, I've moved into (at the very least) indifference and I've accepted that she's here to stay. For the record, I felt similarly about Katy Perry at first and now I love her. Time will tell.The whole idea of The Ke$ha Project is to provide (over time) the evidence, analysis and arguments that, while not always immediately apparent, have me - a fiercely academic and generally skeptical critic whose relationship with Ke$ha also started out on shaky terms - so convinced that this is genius at work that I can describe her with such hyperbolic, unsophisticated terms as "the Messiah of Pop" without an ounce of irony. There's a LOT of unreleased material that goes into this, and the best of it does speak a lot for itself, but I have plenty of critical arguments to make in defense of my point as necessary.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Dr. Luke & The Women (feat. Ke$ha, Katy Perry & Britney Spears)
Posted by David Kenniston
This started out as a reply to a comment (below) on the post "The Ke$ha Project: 'The Harold Song' and Social Single Strategy" from the creator of the new blog Pop Messiah. It quickly became much more.