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Kesha

Kesha

Date: Jun 14 2010

Themes: Music, Party, Pop Culture

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

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The pop singer Kesha’s lyrics may be superficial, but they aren’t sugar-coated. Her songs are all about boys, booze, and partying. The style is catchy, bouncy music with simple lyrics that make you want to dance, not think. But as Ella explains, Kesha’s appeal isn’t about how smart her music is. It’s about how real and fun she is. Listen to Ella try to convince Devan that Kesha is more than just a pop star in need of a timeout.

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Ella

Ella

Devan

Devan

Ella:  For some reason, I really just relate to Kesha’s music. I mean, I know she looks like a cracked-out Taylor Swift, you know, she’s like a bad-ass version of her. But there’s just something so intriguing about her.

Devan:  So what is it that you relate to? ‘Cause I saw the video for “Tik-Tok,” her big single that everybody’s in love with, and it was just like her waking up in a bathtub drunk and, you know, has like a bottle of Jack Daniels that she brushes her teeth with and all this craziness…

Ella:  I don’t know, I just…it’s not very bright or, you know, causing any innovative thinking, but I don’t think that’s the purpose in her music at all.

Devan:  Well, I…you know, this newspaper article called her the degenerate Hannah Montana.

Ella:  Yeah, I agree with that.

Devan:  I agree with that too, but do you think that’s sending a bad message to kids?

Ella:  I don’t know. I think parents should be parenting kids, not really the music. And if your kids are that affected by music, you’re not being a very good parent.

Devan:  That’s true.

Ella:  So I don’t think it’s very fair to blame it on the musicians, ‘cause they’re gonna put what they want out there.

 

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Ella relates to Kesha’s music and thinks that her songs are fun and genuine. Although her lyrics aren’t deep, it isn’t her intention to make people think. Her songs are about being young and carefree and having a crazy time.

Devan thinks Kesha might be sending a bad message to the young girls who listen to her songs and idolize her. Ella agrees that Kesha wouldn’t make the best role model. But she thinks it is parents’ responsibility to raise their children well. It isn’t the responsibility of pop stars like Kesha.

Do you think pop stars need to be good role models for kids? If you were a parent, would you let your children listen to songs that were all about drinking and partying?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

go Ke$ha love her she my faverit singer.

02:36 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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CyrilCui

CyrilCui

China

I like Kesha’s songs very much.The style is catchy, bouncy music with simple lyrics that make you want to dance, not think. I think she is a talented singer becaust a lot of lyrics are written down by herself.I like her new nice singles which are “Die Young” and “C’mon”.


I think pop stars need to be good role modles for kids,and if I was a parent I would not let my children listen to those songs about drinking and partying.Maybe the kids will be precocious if they look many videos about those teenagers’free style lives.

03:04 PM Apr 22 2013 |

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Liana's Dream

United States

she’s very  differentLaughing

02:42 PM Nov 18 2012 |

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mohammad126140

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi would you like to make friends with me?

06:10 PM Oct 14 2012 |

1 person likes this

Tila Tequila

United States

don't stop make it pop DJ blow my speakers up! :) I love party music in clubs

07:24 PM Feb 22 2011 |

alexpup

alexpup

Sweden

If TV could translate the smell of this person waking up in the bathroom in the morning, the message would come across.

05:15 AM Jan 02 2011 |

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franci.montini

Italy

I am a parent.I think that it's not a problem if my daughter hear that kind of songs. I prefer she listent to the music insted of listening to what our politicians says! It's my responsability to teach her the education!

02:55 PM Dec 09 2010 |

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aliekinci

aliekinci

Turkey

:)

02:16 AM Oct 05 2010 |

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Humm I guess it doesn't need it but a good education and guidance for our kids it's enough ;) even why any the most of pop stars aren't a example of kindness to anyone :P

07:39 PM Jul 15 2010 |

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Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

well. if i were a parent i would try to keep my kids away from this kind of music and things. but i know when as soon as they grow up they will want to listen to to see if its good. i think a good education, parents that share things with their kids, can raise good people, that are able to see what is good or not. 

11:44 PM Jun 21 2010 |

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ReEno_94

ReEno_94

Jordan

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i adore her songs
and my best song tick tock :DD:D

07:10 PM Jun 20 2010 |

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julia liu

julia liu

China

I like her songs,  though i don't have any idea about her ,,, she 's cool

08:18 AM Jun 19 2010 |

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rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Ella:  So I don’t think it’s very fair to blame it on the musicians, ‘cause they’re gonna put what they want out there

it is so true , they can put out insane videos , music , wherever they want , i think they do that bcs we support them , how ? well download their music , watch them on you tu , so instead of talk crash of them, inalize ourself what we do

saludos.

09:11 PM Jun 18 2010 |

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mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Ke$ha always looks like she's drunk. But I love some of her songs, it's pretty alive, it makes my head nodding and it's kinda perfect to play at parties. She's a wild chick though, and some of her music videos aren't good for very young people.

12:47 PM Jun 17 2010 |

usama sultan

Pakistan

hi kesha

                  hi beautiful kesha i really like you plz add me this my add me will pay lot of money for this kindness. ADD ME

 

07:14 AM Jun 17 2010 |

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usama sultan

Pakistan

hi

07:09 AM Jun 17 2010 |

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SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

...

01:41 PM Jun 16 2010 |

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Rise

Rise

Germany

I think, a child CAN BE affected deeply by music and there is nothing wrong about that. Just what this child is DOING at the end because of the affection that is different story. And parents are also just human beings. You can expect them to educate their children, so finally the children will be able to decide in a good way, but you can not expect parents to control every single little step they do.

11:12 AM Jun 15 2010 |

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chj9797

South Korea

i think the idea that the song can make children spoild is ridiculous

but i agree that they have to be careful about their behavior

06:35 AM Jun 15 2010 |

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PursueTheDream

United States

Some of her songs are really good, though personally I'd prefer listening to Lady Gaga's songs.

04:18 AM Jun 15 2010 |

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