A Musical Observation: Katy Perry

I am not a big follower of the Billboard charts, mostly because almost everything I've heard for the past 10 years sounds like crap. Call me old, but there is not much in the way of original, creative songs out there that dont sound like the same old thing. So be it.

So while my significant other was watching "So you think you can dance" an intolerably over-produced television show that contains Mary Murphy cackling and screaming like some over-excited peacock - I heard the performance of Katy Perry and her hit song "I Kissed A Girl:"

I don't believe I'm saying this, but slutty, bar bimbo lyrics aside, there is something about this tune that is actually kind of catchy. The guitars have a certain "chunk" to it that resonates with me personally and the tune has an early 90's, post-grunge goth/dance feel. And I may be nuts, but there is something in there that reminds me a little bit of Siouxie and the Banshees in their heyday.

And naturally the most risque and naughty of songs always seem to come from someone with ultra-conservative upbringing. Before she was kissing girls, Katy Perry was Katy Hudson, a struggling christian gospel singer and the middle daughter of two pastors. Isnt that always the way it goes?

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