Got A Girl Crush On: Lady Gaga (by guest-blogger Erin!)
Lady Gaga is both obvious and easily dismissible, but she knows that. More importantly, she knows how to capitalize on it. Gimmickry and ridiculousness recognized, the woman is fucking captivating, which is more than anyone else in the top 40 right now can say.
Beyond the image, she actually wrote that shit herself. The tunes are catchy (admit) and the about things I relate to. Getting drunk, being stalked by the paps, bluffin’ with my muffin, etc. Please compare that to the recent lyrical genius of her boring, “sexy”-but-not-dirty top 20 peers. I would guess that saccharin country sweetheart Taylor Swift’s brilliant line, “She wears short shorts, I wear sneakers,” was written about Gaga, if she wore any shorts at all, but she usually doesn’t.
And despite all the usual ProTools vocal effects that sterilize any good pop song and remove the need for a decent voice (I’m looking at you, Britney), the Lady can sing. Check this acoustic Poker face performance and try to hate.