Okay, so I’m not a Ke$ha fan by any stretch of the imagination but this really impressed me. I only just heard that she released a stripped down acoustic album called Deconstructed, which features four stripped down versions of her own songs and one cover of Dolly Parton‘s “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You” (which was co-written by Ke$ha’s mother, Pebe Sebert). What stood out to me was her version of “Blow”, that really irritating club song that didn’t go away for what seemed like forever. The acoustic version is haunting and really rather beautiful. It’s not completely without auto tune but it’s FAR less noticeable.
When I hear it, it almost sounds like Ke$ha is some sort of waif girl, some lost soul that lives on the streets, completely ignored by those around her except when they shove her out of their way. She yearns for a chance to enjoy the things in life that other girls her age are enjoying, like going to a club and just dancing without a care in the world.
If Ke$ha were to release more music like this, believe me when I say I’d be first in line to buy an album. Head down and give it a listen. READ MORE
This is a bit old, but it’s still pretty awesome so I figured I’d share it with you. Yuma, AZ based luthier Rick Johnson makes custom guitars for some very big names in music, including Ke$ha, David Bowie, Jimmy Buffet, and more. But the guitar that horror fans will probably appreciate the most is his Black Widow guitar that he constructed for Alice Cooper. Personally, I hate spiders (seriously, get those eight-legged bastards away from me) so this wouldn’t be a guitar for me, but I can see the appeal for Cooper and his stage antics. Check it out below! READ MORE
Got two news bits for you that are weird enough to combine into one article. The first story is that actor Johnny Depp (Nightmare on Elm St., Dark Shadows) joined Aerosmith at the Hollywood Bowl this past Monday (the 6th). The actor played guitar during the song “Train Kept-A Rollin’”. This isn’t the first time Depp has jammed with other musicians. He also appeared on stage with Alice Cooper as well as Marilyn Manson. You can watch video of the performance below.
The second bit I’ve got for you is a really weird mashup of Ke$ha‘s “Tik Tok” with The Beatles‘ “Come Together”. Surprisingly, it works far better than I could’ve imagined. You can stream the song below. READ MORE
YouTube user Isonine (Facebook) has created another amazing metal/pop mashup. This time he has taken Lamb Of God‘s Redneck and mashed it headfirst into Kesha‘s Tik Tok. End result? Probably the danciest metal song I’ve heard in a while. Check it out below and get ready to shake that rump. READ MORE
I’m in a weird frame of mind. Seems like more and more of todays pop stars are big hard rock/metal fans. Lady Gaga is certainly one, what with her near obsession of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Now Ke$ha is joining in on this trend by having shock rock legend Alice Cooper come up on stage in Oslo during a cover of School’s Out. So why the weird mood? Because as cool as it is that they are sharing their love of metal with their fans, these pop artists are just so…well, they just try way too damn hard to shock the world the way that the rock stars the idolize did in their time. Trouble is, our generation has pretty much seen and heard it all. So, these attempts to shock and awe us with fashion and “provocative” lyrics don’t have nearly the same impact. Basically, stop trying so hard with how you look and focus on the music you’re releasing.
I have to admit that some of Ke$ha‘s songs are really catchy. However, I can’t really listen to her in public without feeling vast amounts of shame. That’s why when I heard this mash-up, I fell in love. The video after the jump takes Ke$ha‘s hit single We R Who We R, drops all the music and adds in one amazing instrumental section. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!
If you’re planning on keeping the ole’ boob tube set on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve ’11 for New Years, then here is what you can expect: Musical performances from Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Ke$ha, Train, Taio Cruz, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, and Far East Movement.
Also, Jenny McCarthy will join Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest for the New York broadcasts while Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) will be hosting the Los Angeles segments. The shows will begin at 10pm EST on ABC.
Me personally? I plan on being well and drunk by then and ignoring the TV to find some hot girl to kiss to usher in the New Year. What?? I’m a lech and I fully admit it!
So it’s Friday and I want all of you readers to start your weekend with some jolly good laughs. So, for your viewing and listening pleasure, I’ve got Katy Perry going metal, Ke$ha doing some weird kind of polka thing, and, in what is quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time, Slipknot’s ‘Wait And Bleed’ rewritten for Radio Disney. Enjoy!