Lady Gaga: Poker Face
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I recently read an interview conducted with Lady Gaga, a young artist whose visual sampling reminds me of the best of early Madonna.  In her videos, she samples everyone from David Bowie and Grace Jones, to Madonna to Paris Hilton, to a scene from Bertolucci’s The Conformist.  She tours and works with a group of collaborators, that she calls the Haus of Gaga.  Some are engineers, some are sculptors, all are young, and together they create the look that is Lady Gaga:

Gaga samples BertolucciThe Conformist

Perhaps it is because she is still on the cusp of stardom, but I can’t recall an artist who talked so humbly about herself, her fans, her collaborators, and her . . . meditation practice.  That’s right, while she’s on tour, and she’s not clipping magazines, watching films and using those as inspiration to design her next tour, she spends her time meditating.

It seems to have paid off. There was a controversy earlier this month where Christina Aguilera, who’s been accused of stealing Lady Gaga’s look, said:

This person was just brought to my attention not too long ago. I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman.

Gaga emerges

No one would have blamed Lady Gaga for starting an all out war with Aguilera after such a remark.  But Gaga’s response?

Truthfully, I’m not offended by it . . . I see a lot of resemblance. You have to think everyone does. But I don’t think she’s stealing anything from me. If anything, I’m really flattered I’m inspiring a superstar.

Beautiful and Dirty Rich
Dirty, Sexy Money music video:
Dirty Sexy Money - Dirty Sexy Money, Season 2 - Beautiful, Dirty, Rich - Music Video

I really like Christina, I think she’s fantastic and very talented. I’ve got nothing bad to say about her, I’m not angry.

Now that’s a classy twenty-two year old.

The whole interview can be found at arjanwrites.com
Lady Gaga’s music videos are also available on youtube:

Just Dance



3 Responses to “Electro-pop + Meditation + Niceness + Fashion = Love Lady Gaga”  

  1. 1 madge

    Rad – thx for introducing us to the wunderkind

  2. 2 Balthes

    a great site and informative posts

  3. 3 Martha Thomson

    i just found out that Lady Gaga is also a mezzo soprano. she really has a great voice and i love her style. *

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