Kesha: At The End Of The Rainbow

Kesha: At The End Of The Rainbow

With praying, spitting, and a little boogie-ing, Kesha’s last stop on her U.S. leg of the Rainbow tour was nothing short of a pot of gold.
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If you say you don’t listen to Kesha then there’s probably a good chance you’re a liar or an elitist. Catch me and the rest of the world, without shame, screaming the lyrics to middle school smashes like “Tik Tok” and “Take it Off”. The rest of the world may be an exaggeration, but there’s a good lot of people that know those songs whether they want to or not, and there’s something to say about Kesha’s relevance in that sense. HOWEVER, I am digressing..I am here to talk about her FINAL U.S. stop for her Rainbow tour that I attended..and what a time it was.

On November 1st, a Wednesday (HUMP DAY), Kesha closed out her Rainbow tour in the U.S. at the Hollywood Palladium. This is a historic and iconic venue in Hollywood that regularly hosts concerts and events with intermediate to pretty well-known acts. I saw Troye Sivan there just last year around the same time.

It can hold around 4,000 people and it was pretty packed that night...lots of heads blocking my view of KE$HA (does anyone remember?)

So it started off with an opener..and they were not too impressive. I never caught their name and could not find it online, so apologies for that. Either way, the music was more so in the alternative realm and wasn’t bad, the issue was the interaction with the crowd. Had they been more engaged with the crowd then I think the concert would’ve had a better tone set for the rest of the night but I mean...it’s Kesha...we all knew why we were there.

SHE ARRIVED on stage and obviously the whole crowd went wild, and from then on the concert was a night to remember. Equipped with a glittered face and my good buddy Sloan (FELLOW ODYSSEY CREATOR), the show was great. She did hits from her earlier years like the aforementioned “Tik Tok” and “Take It Off” as well as others like “Your Love Is My Drug” “We R Who We R” and more. Songs from her latest album, Rainbow included “Praying”, “Godzilla” (a personal fav), and “Woman”.

She delivered high energy and a pretty rockin’ delivery with her vocals. It was made clear at the beginning of her set that she wanted the “rock n roll” spirit she adored to be alive in her shows. So naturally, by the end of the show, she had found her child...

OKAY, no I did not just reveal Kesha has had a secret child this whole time..she instead found the nest to her egg...the beak to her worm...the baby to her bird. What that means is that Kesha spit alcohol into a VERIFIED 21+ year old’s mouth and thus added to her family of regurgitation. Some may quiver and/or shiver at this thought, but I thought that was pretty wild and I’m all about the unexpected. Whoever she did it too was into it, they volunteered..so why not?

Kesha also told us about the fake ending a lot of artists do so that we would know that we get another song...but then she played us and did another song after the one she said would be the “real” ending after exposing her “fake” ending and...you confused yet? Either way, she liked to play with our minds.

Lastly, I think the types of people that show up to a show for an artist say A LOT about the artist themselves. At this show, there were many people in glitter (as I mentioned I was), fun clothing, dyed hair, and just generally eccentric people. This brought a very accepting vibe with it and made the night feel free from judgment or expectation.

So, basically Kesha is still killing it, and it’s amazing that she is. After all of the troubles she has had to endure with Dr. Luke and the legal battle there, it is amazing to see her doing what she loves without regard to those who have tried to bring her down..emulating the message that the biggest “F U” you can EVER send to people who hurt you, is that you’re doing better without them. Now go stunt on someone who did you wrong, it’ll feel good. BYE!

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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Thank You, Lucy

How 'I Love Lucy' and its star helped to shape Hollywood.
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I Love Lucy was and remains the original masterpiece of television. Lucy, premiering as television was first emerging as what would become the ultimate American entertainment medium, was incredibly smart of its creators Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll Jr. and incredibly lucky for them all, to say the least. This brain trust would go on to be the true innovators of their respective fields, as well as television as a whole.

It all started with the success of Lucille Ball’s comedic radio show, My Favorite Husband. The tongue-and-cheek title itself proves Ball’s involvement in the rise of female entertainers as more than just sexual beings. Of course, the radio show, and later I Love Lucy both do conform to the ideals of the nuclear family and traditional gender roles. However, in the early 1950s, these were both major progress for women in the entertainment industry. From the time of the incredibly smart decision of Lucy and Desi to start their own television production company, they reminded audiences and their peers that Lucy and Desi were in charge of their show and their own careers. It was right there in the title for them to see.

Historical baby steps in progress for women need to be considered within their historical context. We are able to still celebrate the strides made by past women while still being aware and critiquing the presence of the patriarchy within these historical strides. For example, while the groundbreaking book The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan was soaked in exclusivity against anyone who was not a white, upper or middle-class hetero woman. Yet, we can still understand that Friedan’s work had a part within feminism and the fight for equality. Growing up, Lucille Ball was a true hero and female icon to me. It is still rare to this day for a female comedian to see the success that many male comedians are praised for. Still today, Lucille Ball remains a household name, and probably the most famous American female comedian.

Beside Lucy being innovative television entertainment, the Desilu production company also paved the way for a world of meta sitcoms to come. When Lucy and Desi chose to portray an alternate version of themselves, whether they knew it at the time or not, they created their own sub-genre within sitcoms. This idea of portraying an alternate version of your real life had not been introduced until I Love Lucy, and the television and entertainment industry both have Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to thank for that.

Additionally, I Love Lucy also created new jobs and opportunities within the behind-the-camera world. Jess Oppenheimer was the beating heart of I Love Lucy, credited both as a writer and a producer of the show. Oppenheimer’s role in Lucy is to thank for the creation of the job title Showrunner, which no television series exists without, to this day. Desi Arnaz also paved the way for a world of creative opportunities in the entertainment industry. He was the first star of a show to not only own the rights to his show but to own the entire production company that produced his show. Desi put his hand in every creative aspect, from scripts to lighting, to the camera department, to stunts, to casting and eventually being double credited as a producer on the show.

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