Lady Gaga seems to be on all the cool kids’ minds at the moment. “She’s a performance artist,” they say, explaining why they love her, even if her music is cheesy.
So, I go on-line, and watch a few of her music videos, and just don’t get it. There isn’t anything that makes her stand out from any of a hundred other over-produced music videos. Puzzled, I let it drop.
And then someone sends me an article, and I finally understand what she’s trying to do. She wants to be the Andy Warhol of music. And perhaps she is succeeding. I must admit that I have never been taken with Warhol either, though now in both I can appreciate that there is thought behind the art.