When she first hit the scene I refused to like her music. You see, I was a hipster before they were called hipsters. Back when the terms “snobbish prick”, “elitist jerk”, and other names far worse were more in use. I heard the song “I Kissed a Girl” and was so enraged that the youth of the land and radio DJs were acting as if Jill Sobule had not all ready did such a song way back in 1995.
And then Bruno Mars did his little skit on SNL where he was a Pandora intern and sang a little bit of “Firework” and I had to admit I kind of liked the melody. But I figured it was Bruno’s doing: couldn’t be Katy. Not long after her “T.G.I.F.” video came out and I had to watch it because of Hanson and it was cute, I’ll grant you. But then…but then one night while bored and I was browsing Amazon Prime and saw her documentary A Part of Me was available and decided to take a chance.
I discovered, much to my shock, that I liked about nine out of every ten songs I was hearing. Her work ethic was what really impressed me, which makes me sound really old and like a doofus but c’est vrai. My other musical guilty pleasures, the previously mentioned Hanson, are pretty notorious for always being late. And I do mean always, no matter if it is a simple internet chat or a concert they are seemingly incapable of being on time. And here was Miss Perry unwilling to push back her show five to ten minutes because then she would have to cancel the meet-and-greet. I don’t know; call me a sap but that won me over.
Anyway, it took a few months but on Black Friday I finally got around to buying Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection and I have been playing the sugar* out of that album.
In conclusion I guess I am now a Katy Perry fan.
*what a perfect minced oath for this post!