October 25, 2013

I dunno, maybe because it comes from a precious memory of my check-in at Treasure Island casino a few years ago. It had been a long, hard, uphill drive from Phoenix, and I was just vegging out in the registration check-in line listening to The Sandals on my MP3 when all of a sudden I hear fellow Goodboy “The Funny Guy” Andrusaitis yell “GOODBOYS!” loud enough that the whole line looked over and started laughing. There was a cute chick in front of me, and she turns to me and says, “I want to hang with you guys this weekend!”. (Her boyfriend didn’t seem to share the same sentiment.)

So there I am on a high – a long, hard drive over, a whole weekend of unpredictable fun and frolic ahead of me, and as I’m walking towards the casino and I hear Katy Perry’s Hot N’ Cold overhead, and the song – great as it is – just really sent me into the stratosphere (the state of mind, not the casino where all putts – no matter where you are golfing in Las Vegas – break towards). I’m standing there with my carry-on under a speaker with a grin from ear to ear, a moment in time that was the perfect reflection of the Vegas vibe and how it carries you away from reality.

Such is the same with much of Katy Perry’s music and her music videos. She always looks great, sounds great, and entertains, which is the way music oughta be these days. Sure, not all of her stuff is fluffy, but much of it is whimsical and fun, not to be taken too seriously – just the way Vegas is (that is, when you’re not dodging bullets or standing aboard Wayne Newton’s yacht).

Which is why I lover her new hit “Roar” so much. It’s just fun, it’s got a memorable riff that you’ll find yourself humming to all day long, and – even though I’m not a parent or a prude – it’s PG! I mean, how many artists videos today would you feel safe having your kids watch? the song is fun, the video is just as good (love the monkey and when she’s painting the elephant’s toenails), and – yes – it reminds me of Vegas and that I’m just a few months away from a return trip with my Goodboys friends.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 02:17 | Comment (1)
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  1. I totally agree….she is just 21 today and seems to have it all under control and just SINGS because she has a great voice, knows her audience and will endure. Take Adele, she just stands there and SINGS and is amazing. Katy Perry has a universal appeal, unlike the downward spiral into trailer/ghetto trash like poor lil’ ole Miley Crazy.

    Comment by jana — October 25, 2013 @ 5:35 am


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