Monday, December 20, 2010
My Unrequited Love For Katy Perry
I don't know why I've developed such a thing for Ms. Perry, it kind of snuck up on me. Maybe because she started out as a Christian artist, but then decided she wanted more success and went the sexy, secular route, undoubtedly disappointing her parents. Maybe because some people trash her for this, while I find it laudable. I think Lady Gaga is a better artist and more original, but Katy makes me laugh. "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream" just make me want to dance around in my underwear and giggle uncontrollably. I want to say she makes me feel fifteen again, but the truth is that I was too self-conscious to ever feel that free when I was fifteen, so I guess it's most accurate to say that she makes me feel how I wish I could have felt when I was a teenager, or something like that. I love that she married Russell Brand, 'cause he's wild and hot and funny, even though I don't think it will last, I hope it does. She seems more down-to-earth than Brittany, and I love that she's not conventionally gorgeous, but has a bit of character to her face. I can't wait to see how she develops as an artist, and what fascinating chaos and implosions her future might hold.