lady gagaPosted: July 13, 2009
This took me a while to fully admit, but I love Lady GaGa:
Look at her! Look at that outfit! Heard her music? If not, you should. It’s high energy, catchy, fantastical yet oddly grounded at the same time. I mean, haven’t we all been a little too inebriated and lost our keys and phone in the club, at the same time managing to turn our shirt inside out?
In all seriousness, I’m sort of in awe of Lady GaGa. I can appreciate her and her music on a much deeper level — not because I find the lyrics particularly inspiring, but because she’s such an informed pop artist. There’s nothing wrong with pop music, because, after all, pop music is pop art. When done correctly, pop art shapes and informs our culture. GaGa has done her homework with the genre – she cites her influences as Andy Warhol in addition to David Bowie and Queen… a throwback to the glam rock.
She integrates multimedia, fashion, music and performance at her shows and has a “team” that is a collection of stylists, artists, etc. They all work collectivly to help cultivate Lady GaGa. In that way, it’s sort of an artist collective, with her as the figurehead.
My current favorite songs include Pokerface and Paparazzi. Here’s the 8 minute video for Paparazzi and should give you some idea about how fabulous this person is.