Journal Entry: Wed Feb 16, 2011, 1:09 AM
Ah, Lady Gaga's Born This Way gets better the more I listen to it. You know, it's really rather interesting to be following someone more famous, and more controversial than most people. Quite exciting anyway.
I can't exactly remember when I became so interested in her. I do remember why though. It was some months ago, one of my friends came back from Lady Gaga's Auckland concert saying it was so awesome. I asked her,
"Who's Lady Gaga?"
Which, naturally, provoked a delicious sort of shock in the form of raised eyebrows and a what-do-you-mean-who's-Lady-Gaga look in her eyes.
"You don't know Lady Gaga? You've got to listen to her; she's amazing."
I said I would, and despite being someone whose idea of good music is a mix of classical, crossover, bits and pieces here and there, and who's never listened to the radio, I meant it.
And so one day, feeling bored and utterly useless, I thought about Lady Gaga, typed her name into Google, and listened to Paparazzi for the first time. And I loved it, I actually did.
Some hate her, some love her. But no one could deny she's got an indomitable spirit, and despite all the strange, crazy, sometimes distasteful things she tends to do, she never denies it's all for The Fame; it's what she loves, it's what she lives for. No one's going to tell her what to do. Case in point: her new song, which says, be yourself, love yourself, God made you perfect. Sometimes what she writes is so beautiful and so true; I can't help loving her. Though sometimes it's not, when later in Born This Way you get something like, it doesn't matter whether you're gay, straight, bi or lesbian, which I totally don't agree with! But she's so sure, so passionate, and I respect her for that.
Here's to Lady Gaga, the one, the only.
Listening to: Born This Way
Reading: Chalice by Robin McKinley
Watching: Jewel in the Palace (for the third time ... )