By way of Eastsider LA, pop singer Ke$ha on living in Echo Park. Via the LAT interview: "You made your album 'Animal' while living in Echo Park, probably L.A.’s most knives-out neighborhood for music snobbery. Did you ever catch flak from the locals for making such unapologetic party pop?" Ke$ha: "I think hipsters helped me do it. I saw pretension everywhere and wanted to fight against it...." And it sounds like sheer thriftiness is the explanation for why she brushes her teeth with Jack. According to an earlier Los Angeles Times article, Ke$ha "survived her lean early years in the city by snacking on the free food offered during happy hour at Echo Park's myriad dive bars."
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