Friday Face-Offs is BACK!!! Enough pencil sharpening, enough restaurant-show recapping, enough Relationshaping … let’s do this!!!
I’m still feeling guilty about the last Friday Face-Offs. Yes I have read everyone’s feedback. “Replay” was not the best choice for a FFO. From now on, I will only choose the most butt-kickin’ jams to celebrate!
To that end …
This week’s song is “Firework” by Katy Perry. Listen to the original here:
Ladies and gentlemen, I am still in the midst of the long, torturous process of making my peace with Katy Perry. But I can’t let my unresolved issues re: Ms. Kerry’s oeuvre and sensibility blind me to the fact that “Firework” is a pop masterpiece. (How many hit songs have the confidence to let the drums completely drop out for multiple measures? That’s balls.) A few months ago I was at a bar with some friends and everyone was dancing to pop hits and then “Firework” came on and everyone started jumping up and down and singing along and I was like, “Ohhhh shit, we got a stone jam in here,” and it was really fun. And also I think the song is about how when you’re a teenager and everyone’s giving you shit, you should just believe in yourself and explode lightning out of your chest and live your life however you want. I can get behind that message. (For teenagers only, though, not for adults. Adults have to be normal.)
Anyway, it’s a great song and I’ve got some incredible cover versions lined up for you, so yes I am the best blogger! Thank you, thank you!
FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!! FIRST VIDEO IS NEXT, COMING UP REAL SOON!!!