Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Grerp on "Sex, Lies, and a Bottle of Jack"

Last week, after New York judge Shirley Kornreich denied Kesha Sebert a court injunction that would have allowed her to record music outside of her Sony Music label, Tumblr blew up last week with cries of “Free Kesha!” There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth over the fact that the court had considered her a commodity instead of a person or a rape victim as well as calls to boycott Sony and the usual SJW stuff. A GoFundMe campaign was started to raise money for Kesha to buy her contract from Sony.

A number of young female recording artists, including Lady Gaga and Lily Allen have shown support on social media for Kesha and her cause. Taylor Swift pledged $250,000 to Kesha for her expenses. Girl power!

Kesha rose to fame after performing as a backup singer on Flo Rida’s single “Right Round” and then with the hit “Tik Tok.” Animal, her first album, went platinum, and she’s sung a bunch of Auto-Tune garbage since while parading around in a mismatched whoredrobe, being dully outrageous and looking like she’s homeless and will trade sexual favors for bus money.

In 2014, a suit was filed on behalf of Kesha seeking to void Kesha’s contracts with Lukasz Sebastian “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and his business subsidiaries and alleging that he had abused her physically, sexually, emotionally, and verbally. It says, basically, that she practically died from having to work with this guy; he’s a controlling, raping pile of manure.

(Interestingly enough, three years prior, In 2011, both Kesha and her mother swore under oath that Dr. Luke had never raped Kesha, given her drugs or date-rape drugs, or even made sexual advances to her.)

Dr. Luke seems like a skeezy creep. His efforts have gifted the unsuspecting public with the “music” of Katy Perry, Pink, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and a bunch of other people who will no doubt spend all of their money on tattoos and drugs immediately and have nothing left to dull the pain later in life.

Very little of the above is interesting to me. Dr. Luke and Kesha seem to be cut from the same self-promoting, push-the-envelope cloth. They spit out the party line on command. I could believe that Dr. Luke is a disgusting perv about as easily as I could believe Kesha used a rape accusation to try to slide of her contract because she can no longer stomach the terms of the business deal she made. In short: they’re gross, and I don’t care what happens to either of them.

It does depress me that this is what a martyr looks like these days. Young girls are Kesha’s audience. She knows that. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj - all of these women are currently fairly young and reasonably hot because they’re fairly young and nearly always dressed like hookers. They are always going on about strong and powerful young women but never seem to conceptualize fully the fleeting nature of power based on female sexual attractiveness. Also the fact that performing like a free-spirited wild child on command before the cameras isn’t true creative freedom seems to escape everyone.

I don’t expect people on Tumblr to know the ins and outs of contract law, but it would be nice if they could see that they’re being played, that all of the above singers are commodities and that the entertainment system we give our money to doesn’t care about any of them and never has. It’s not just Kesha. The only thing all of these big shots care about is making money, which is why so much music is now marketed to the absolute lowest common denominator. It’s all a shakedown. They’re not even trying anymore. All they have to do is hire people who will take their clothes off and yell “Sex!” “Bitches!” or “I’ll kill you!” into the void and then count the cash as it rolls in.

Talent is unnecessary. Creativity is unnecessary. Acting like a civilized human being is discouraged.

The answer is not to boycott Sony over Kesha. It’s to make the media aware that we are not apes by not purchasing the rotting brown bananas they’re selling. And that will never happen, of course. Infer from that what you will.


peterike said...

So Gottwald is another creepy, Jewish exploiter of pretty young Gentile girls. Oy, such a surprise this is! The Disney company is a multi-billion dollar edifice dedicated to the Jewish exploitation of pretty young Gentile girls. What else is new?

Speaking of surprises, I'm continually surprised that Kesha is a white girl. I always expect to see a black girl when I see her name.

In any case, just because Kesha is a willing (I'm guessing) participant in her exploitation, that doesn't justify Gottwald's behavior. No doubt he weaves webs of deceit around the girls he exploits, and for every -- what? 50? 100? 500? -- girls he exploits (i.e. sleeps with), maybe one ever bubbles up to public recognition. He's a vile creature, and a healthy culture would throw him in prison. But in Weimerica he becomes rich.

Anonymous said...

We're at the end of Kali Yuga.

Alexandros HoMegas said...


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Suburban_elk said...

The answer is not to boycott Sony over Kesha. It’s to make the media aware that we are not apes by not purchasing the rotting brown bananas they’re selling. And that will never happen, of course. Infer from that what you will.

Ideally there is an alternative culture for these young people to participate in.

Young people, and all people really, want to come together and socialize and sing and dance, but in this world instead of that they “party” which for girls that age involves listening to that and emulating the lifestyle.

I took a look at the youtube for the Tik Tok video and it is pretty cheap stuff. The theme is that this girl is gonna party and her square parents can’t stop her.

Girls just wanna have fun, it’s an old song, but that video seems low-rent even by their standards.

Anthony DeMarco said...

Do people still pay for music? I pay Google $10 a month to have access to practically every song ever recorded. I assume people still pay that amount for a single album.

Toddy Cat said...

"The theme is that this girl is gonna party and her square parents can’t stop her."

For God's sake, they've been pushing this message ever since the 1960's, possibly longer, and it's especially ripe that her parents would actually probably be reefer-smoking SJW's who "applaud her poly-amorous self-actualization" or some such BS. I can understand whoring after the new thing, but as someone once said, somehow it always turns out to be the same old new thing. Living in a decadent society is bad enough, but a boring, predictable decadent society is insufferable.

stengle said...

I seem to recall in the mists of time other spats between "Artistes" and owners. Contracts seem great I am sure at the excited time of signing and then look pretty rubbish in the cold light of morning a few days hence.

On the other hand the music industry may well have more scum than most other entertainment businesses. I once read of an up and coming songwriter who drunkenly signed away a future top ten hit for a bright shiny car parked outside. When he woke up with a hangover he found that while he did indeed have the keys to the car, it was rented and the rental company wanted the vehicle back.

But the one rule I apply to all show business, from oscar luvvies to people who can only sing a limited range of notes over a thumping soundtrack is they all hate each other. What they say and what they think are two entirely different things.