Pop! Week Continues with Britney Spears: The Girl Who Wasn’t There

Remember a couple of years ago when Britney Spears got herself elected the Mayor of Crazytown? One day she was this virginal sex symbol with Republican undertones and an airtight public image, the next she was married to and divorced from a shifty looking back-up dancer, bare-foot, puffy and bald, running through gas stations and,Continue reading “Pop! Week Continues with Britney Spears: The Girl Who Wasn’t There”

Pop! Week Continues with Ke$ha: Dirty Blonde

“Yikes. Whatever 55-year-old Tin Pan Alley hack wrote the lyrics for this one really needs to brush up on his contemporary pop culture references.” – me upon hearing the line “But we kick em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger” in Kesha’s “Tik Tok.” How annoying is Ke$ha? Less annoying than youContinue reading “Pop! Week Continues with Ke$ha: Dirty Blonde”

Pop! Week Goes Gaga, Part 2

“Born this Way” is not only the worst song of Lady Gaga’s career, it’s going to be the soundtrack for some of the worst parties in America for years to come. Here’s how that’s gonna go: OK, everybody thanks for showing up for the LGBT freshmen coalition party planning committee. There’s going to be aContinue reading “Pop! Week Goes Gaga, Part 2”

Pop! Week Goes Gaga, Part 1

Like most of the rest of America, I am strongly reconsidering my love affair with Lady Gaga. The first blush of bad romance (I know: ouch, right?) was intense, accompanied by feelings of giddiness and rushes of new, intense pleasure. She was a post-modern pop girl, a smart person’s take on Britney Spears. She performedContinue reading “Pop! Week Goes Gaga, Part 1”