Saturday, January 1, 2011

What's in a Name

Lately their's been a lot of chatter about Ke$ha and her moronically devised spelling of her name, and more so about her reaction to how everyone was saying it wrong. At least people were talking about you, maybe you should spend your time pondering why anyone cares.
I believe the proper phonetic pronunciation is: key-muhn-ee-sahyn-hah.
This all got me thinking, about pop-music names in general. We have two categories, we have the stage name people like, Lady Gaga, Prince and the least logical Pink. The othe side being your Britney Spears, Katy Perry (does changing a last name count as stage name) and Cristina Aguilera , this makes sense to me, use your birth name and go from there, from this second group we have the offshoot, single name stars like the aforementioned Kesha (I refuse to use a money sign as a letter), and of course Madonna, you know the whore, the complete anti-Madonna in terms of the virgin mother.
So this begs the question, why are their the two paths, of which Miley Montana (sounds way better then Hannah Cyrus) decided to take both. Proving that in fact you can have your cake and eat it too.
This concept confuses me to no end, Did the whole country really accept this transformation?
So why are their the two paths, if you think about it the artists really personify their names through their actions in their role, most of the real name starlets take on the role of being innocent and "the girl next door," whereas the stage name performers take on more of a character role.

I don't really know what my point was in this entire article. Mainly that Kesha is fucking strange, Lady Gaga creeps me out, and that if celebrities had different names a lot would change Katy Hudson doesn't ring as well and has the obvious link to Kate Hudson, Justin Bieber's fans wouldn't like their symptoms very much if he was Justin Freya.

I have nothing more to say


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