From the profile of a straight male, age 27:
The six things I could never do without:
1. My Ke$ha CD <3
2. CD Player to play my Ke$ha CD
One of the best things about Ke$ha’s music is that it’s so unpretentious. It doesn’t aspire to be more than it is. It doesn’t try to obfuscate its lack of substance with overly abstract metaphors. (Lady Gaga - Judas is certainly guilty of this) Ke$ha’s music is devoid of the depressing melodrama or pseudo-philosophical undertones that other artists employ in an all too obvious attempt to elicit “deep” feelings from the listener. When I hear her songs, I believe her. Or to put it another way, my disbelief is successfully suspended. I can’t say that for most pop music.
Despite Ke$ha’s cracked out appearance, her lyrics are surprisingly coherent. Each song conveys a simple, unified message about the joys of her fabulous life. Ke$ha is empowering without being patronizing. She has a dollar sign in her name. She is everything that pop music should be but fails to be.
+10 for Ke$ha. LOL Ke$ha. This guy really loves Ke$ha!
+3 for thinking that Lady Gaga is the height of pretension.
+5 for arguing that Ke$ha’s music is “devoid of… pseudo-philosophical undertones.” That is absolutely correct. It is entirely devoid of anything that could be even remotely construed as “philosophical.” Or “intellectual.” Or “tolerable.”
+4 for Ke$ha being empowering because she has a dollar sign in her name. $wagger, for sure. If we go on a date, you should definitely empower me with some dollar$.
+5 for CD and CD player. I do NOT think that Ke$ha, being a very advanced human being, would appreciate her music being played on such an antiquated device.
TOTAL POINTS: 27.