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Katy Perry's Grammy's performance of "Dark Horse" was visually fucking great, but the song didn't come across so well.  Which is not to say I think Katy Perry is any great vocal talent... but I really love this song, it deserves something steadier.  I've been listening to it on repeat today.  So here you go, enjoy this super kitschy lyrics video.  Aside from the central question, "So you wanna play with magic?" the best lines belong to Juicy J: "She's a beast / She'll eat your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer / be careful, try not to lead her on / shorty's heart is on steroids cuz her love is so strong / she's sweet as pie but if you break her heart, she turn cold as a freezer."  Which of course, goes back to my favorite nursery rhyme: "And when she was good, she was very, very good / and when she was bad, she was horrid."

There's a lot of hate for Katy Perry -- do you ever feel like a plastic bag? -- but she's one of my favorite Top-40 pop stars.  I think I just really enjoy her imagery.  I really like "Roar." The video is quite great.  Any video that has a tiger eating an asshole earns points from me.  I love "E.T." for being as creepy as a Top-40 can be without being, you know, (too) rapey.  Then there's the songs I don't like that much, like "The One That Got Away" and "Part Of Me," but I'm still like, okay, that's an acceptable pop song that's a little different, has a little bit of an attitude.  Still have fun videos.  I like the girl, what can I say.  And I was not expecting to, considering she started off as a Christian artist.  It's okay, she's evil now (title is from a disappointed Christian, but I mean it sincerely!).  She's with the Illuminati.

And then there's "Hot N Cold."  Oh, how I love "Hot N Cold."  The veil, the raccoon eyes, the hair in her hip-hop scene.  In my alternate reality I wear pink matte lipstick, see.  I feel like Katy Perry would wear my fictional make-up line, Frantic.  And then the lyrics, of course. Yeah, you PMS like a bitch.  I would know.

On a related note:

Are you ready for a perfect storm?

Well, are ya, punk?  

Date: 2014-01-28 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the goth Hello Kitty icon. Also, your fictional makeup line.

Date: 2014-01-28 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Full name -> Frantic: For Girls That Need To Get Their Shit Together

Date: 2014-01-29 03:50 pm (UTC)
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This needs to actually exist. Why do you not have friends in the cosmetics industry who could make this happen???

Date: 2014-02-03 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I woke Sun up by typing to you. The last thing he needs is Katy Perry videos. Or...maybe he does?
Edited Date: 2014-02-03 01:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-03 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's what everyone needs.

Date: 2014-02-03 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Re: the Christian thing, her parents are fundamentalist Christians who call her the "devil child." I've never seen the appeal, though... I will try, for you. <3

Sun put on headphones to shut out my typing and tossed and turned poutily.

Date: 2014-02-03 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Unfortunately, the Grammys has forced youtube to take down the video you mention...
Edited Date: 2014-02-03 01:27 pm (UTC)


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