Katy Perry performs 'Ur So Gay'
Well last night Katy Perry treated us to a very intimate performance. Name not ringing a bell? Well just hold on, cause she'll be blowing up in about 7.2 seconds. We were invited to be part of a select group of writers and bloggers to witness Katy perform her new single 'Ur So Gay' and a few other tunes in the offices of Cornerstone Promotions. Expectations for the young Angelino are pretty high with Perez Hilton calling her a more talented and prettier Avril Lavigne, and Madonna singing her praises on the radio telling listeners 'Ur So Gay' is her favorite song right now and even suggesting they go check it out on itunes. So with all the hype we wondered exactly what was up.
Well what's up is Katy Perry is a soulful newcomer with not only good looks but respectable chops, and an engaging stage presence. One could even say she is really very rather charismatic and such. Her music is versatile, throughout her performance I could so hear it over the credits of the OC or something BUT, it had depth, wit and her voice…. kinda excellent. She was pretty funny joking around with the audience and letting us know her inspirations for the tunes. One thing that gets me about 'Ur So Gay' is the way Katy takes the word gay and made it a bit like the N word. You know where it has another connotation, carries a different message. I asked her about it and she told me yeah but still only certain folks are really allowed to use it in that way, (same with the N word in my opinion). She told us the song was about an emotionally unavailable boyfriend. And with lyrics that reference H+M, and myspace, it's pretty on target, and really really astute commentary. Well we got pictures and a behind the scenes look at the making of the video, you know the deal…. peep them
Katy Perry speaks with Guest of a Guest's own Oper8tor.