This week: Ke$ha, Nashville's hard-partyin', 24-year-old pop princess, whose massive Get $leazy Tour will hit more than 30 cities across North America this summer. Check out more entries in My Favorite Things.
"Iggy Pop's 'Real Wild Child.' It's the last song I play before I walk onstage and the first song I play when I get off stage. It always gets me going."
"Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline. He is one of the most amazing songwriters ever and I grew up listening to him. I have always been inspired by the honesty in his lyrics. I love "Girl From the North Country Fair" with Johnny Cash; it's one of my favorite songs of all time. It is one of the absolute best things you could ever hear."
FAVORITE RECORD STORE:
"Grimey's in Nashville. Grimey is a good friend of mine and I've been going there since I was 13."
"Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins. He's my favorite author."
"Out of the Closet, which is a thrift store chain in California and Florida. It's used stuff; it's cheap; it's like a treasure chest. But also they do free HIV testing and give 96 cents of every dollar to care for people living with HIV and AIDS."
"I want a pig. I want a pig on a leash. A baby pig on a leash."
"My placenta. My mom found in my basement, crushed up, and made into a necklace that I wear every day to improve my psychic abilities."
FAVORITE ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR TOURING:
"Glitter. I have so much fucking glitter. And blue lipstick."
FAVORITE WAY TO PASS TIME ON THE ROAD:
"I paint and I moon people."
FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSICAL GEAR:
"I just got a Moog Voyager. It's my new favorite play toy. But I also fell in love with my Theremin. If you come to one of my Get $leazy shows this summer, you can see me solo on it. I run it through two delay pedals and an arpeggiator."
FAVORITE MANTRA/QUOTE/PIECE OF ADVICE:
"Be yourself. Unapologetically. Fucking always."
FAVORITE PLACE TO ESCAPE:
"Riding on a narwhal in the jungle. Naked."
FAVORITE PICK-UP LINE:
"Nice shoes. Wanna fuck?"
WATCH: Ke$ha, "Blow"