apr 20

i said i wouldn't blog about robots

i said i wouldn't blog about robots, but i guess i lied.

AV Club disses it, but I lurve the laser keyboard. -- FB


When this comes on the radio, every time I randomly mash the "commercial radio station where I once heard this song" button on the car stereo, there it is, playing again.

And I like it.

But this performance -- it's derivative-as-sport. It feels, accurately, like we're watching a Paris Hilton backup singer try to emulate bits of Lady Gaga, with too much late-model Britney in the mix.

Plus, American flags.

posted by Ryan Sholin at 9:52 AM on April 20, 2010

yes! i thought the same about a terrible Lady Gaga knock-off, and then wondered if Lady Gaga, MIA, and now Ke$ha are not trying to form a Superflat/The Factory/Ziggy Stardust-inspired subgenre of girl pop... Or maybe I'm just a dreamer.

posted by farrah at 10:13 AM on April 20, 2010

All I could think is that she's trying to be weird, and it's somehow not anywhere near as weird as Lady Gaga, but also somehow much more annoying.

Up until SNL, I was a fan.

posted by Rex at 11:58 AM on April 20, 2010

I want that cape.

posted by mar at 12:27 PM on April 20, 2010

Hate the song.
Intrigued by the video. (I like derivative works, robots and, apparently, women in skintight spacesuits.)
Love Gaga. Wish folks would stop comparing Ke$ha to her. One is weird and arguably artistic. One is weird and arguably pornographic in intent.

And I wish I were as succinct as mar. I, too, want that cape.

posted by Hazy Davy at 9:12 AM on April 21, 2010

I thought the song was awful the first time I heard it because of the white girl rap. Then the hook sucked me in bigtime and I really liked it. Then I saw this performance and it was awful. It was somehow smaller than the radio version, like it was being played on a casio keyboard and a mini boom box on public access. I think she tries too hard to come across as out there and look-at-me-I-party-hard and just comes off looking like a try-hard. It might be nice if she'd just relax and be herself and see what happens. But then that's not very market-y. I wonder if she'd rise above or fade into the pop wallpaper.

posted by Eric at 3:39 PM on April 21, 2010

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