Ke$ha: Cold Cereal No More!
Admittedly there are times when longtime lovers of pop music might feel that all that really needs to be said has already been said. When all the innovation—all the glorious, unexpected, inspired madness that results in perfect pop music—has reached its peak. When, truly, all that can be done has been done. That's exactly what happens the week before a new Ke$ha album comes out! Yet here she is, the youthful goddess who once bragged of brushing her teeth with whiskey, back, dressed to the nines, and devoting her new, long-awaited album to a conceptual reworking of Brit rockers Wishbone Ash's 40-year-old classic Argus! I am so frickin' excited by today's pop music giants I may even stream this thing!
When it comes to global superstars with exciting new logos that thanks to their label names actually do look as if they were drawn by Tonto, Ke$ha is the best of the bunch! Pictured on her new album cover scant seconds before being traded by the Lone Ranger for Rin Tin Tin, the exciting young singer typifies all that is great about pop music in 2012! Her name is hard to pronounce, she's not the sort of chick you'd want to take to the prom, it's hard to figure out exactly what she has to do with her music—I guess she sings it!—and if you went to buy a bag of dog food for a new puppy at Petco, you'd feel OK buying a big sack of it with her name emblazoned on the outside! Plus, by my count, there are seven songs on his thing carrying an "explicit" warning! All told, it's either the album of the year or precisely the CD you'd want to be carrying in your jacket pocket when your car has frozen up and you're out of windshield wiper fluid!
"Being out in front of people and just being 'The Man' might seem like a vague and ridiculous dream to have," says Wiz Khalifa's new bio, "but for Cameron Thomaz it might be the most appropriate thought to cross any mind!" Cameron, for those who might not know, is a 14-year old Brooklynite of Latin extraction who marched down to the only remaining record store in the Northeast looking for the new Wiz Khalifa album, largely because he felt its title—apparently standing for One Nice Indication of Frugal Conservatism—would offer him the political defense he needed to explain to his classmates why he spent this summer working for the Romney campaign! Sadly, on his way there, he was mugged and forced to have his picture taken wearing pants exactly like those of Wiz Khalifa on this new album cover! "Wiz is a funny name," he'd later tell local reporters. "Sort of like those pants." Cameron later called his parents to fetch him from a local Duane Reed pharmacy and lately spends most afternoons on the rugby field! Cool!