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Defending GaGa and Her Meat Dress….Part II

DEFENDING GAGA AND HER MEAT DRESS….AGAIN   After an evening of watching the MTV VMAs, I’m defending Lady GaGa… again. What’s wrong with this?  A forty something, white woman, shouldn’t have to defend the top pop star on the planet. 

For the most part, I’m defending GaGa when talking to young people who are too young to remember when Elton John, wasn’t lame and  dressed like a molting peacock with live goldfish in his platform shoes and he wore glasses the size of his face.  You are too young to recall the disgusting pictures of Alice Cooper (he looked like a zombie/skeleton with black face paint) or Gene Simmons who  had a tongue the size of the Florida peninsula and he liked to spew  blood on concert goers. Ozzy Osbourn bit the head off a bat during a show once.

Ok, GaGa wore a meat dress (maybe it was sirloin pounded out really well), that’s pretty extreme and it got EVERYBODY worked up.  But I think that’s what she was going for…so good job GaGa.

And I’m defending GaGa to old people (over 40) who don’t remember we bought ticketet and climbed out our bedroom window to go see Elton John, Alice Cooper, Cindy Lauper (remember her masterbation song?), Gene Simmons , Ozzy Osbourn and David Bowie…on the way back from the concert we all argued, “is he a woman or a dude? ” Sound familar?

Devo (Just Whip It) guys wore flower pots on their heads and the Thompson Twins  shaved their eyebrows, then realized human evolution placed them there to soak up sweat. Iggy Pop cut him self (before cutting was a trend)  and whipped “it” out on stage. Rumor had it Frank Zappa’s drummer ate poop on stage. And we’re shocked by Lady GaGa and her meat dress. She also wore a meat swimsuit on the cover of Vogue Magazine.

Come one.  Lady GaGa is an entertainer. Her job is to make us talk and point and say, “OMG, I can’t believe she’s wearing a dog bowl hat.”  And she’s really good at entertaining us with her wacky clothes, funky pop songs and dead animal wardrobe.  If she was CEO of a medical facility and wore a meat dress or a politician, I’d be worried by her behaviour. But she’s an entertainer, she makes us look and laugh and sing along.

So young people, under 30, have fun and get ready for the ride, in the next few years you will see entertainers a lot more shocking than GaGa.

Old people, lighten up for God’s sake and get off that Disco Stick, and hang on to your Poker Face. Lady GaGa is nothing compared to what we grew up with. And remember, it’s just a show.

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8 Responses to “Defending GaGa and Her Meat Dress….Part II”

  1. September 15th, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Bill Farris says:

    Good points – I was freaked out about the meat dress, but when you put it in the context of these crazy folks we grew up watching and listening to, it’s not out there very far at all!

  2. September 15th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Just saying “meat dress” makes me laugh. It occured to me last night, maybe the rock/pop scene has just gotten really tame compared to the 70s and 80s. And she’s one of the few trying to be freaky.

  3. September 15th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Mark Schumacher says:

    I wonder if Gaga’s dressmaker asked if she wanted steak fries with her order.

  4. September 15th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    diana hampo says:

    I made my husband, who’s a chef, look at the pictures and try to figure out the cut of beef. But you know what, I love some steak tartar.

  5. September 18th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Olen Belfort says:

    okay so lady gaga never was and never will be “cool,greatamazing ect.” her music is great but her videos are weird her so called unique outfits and things they may be “unique” but in a bad way why would you wear meat i mean one thats a waste of animals really its gross and discusting and not appropriate for a awards show

  6. September 18th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Maybe it is pretty disgusting and it had to feel really gross. But she’s not the first wierdo to make the pop charts. And your right her music is great. You know, I actually think she’s not very attractive so she uses all the diversions to keep us from focusing on her face.

  7. September 19th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Herman Claud says:

    Lady Gaga is encouraging her fans to be celibate. Not fair: not all of us can reproduce asexually like you

  8. September 19th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Are you an alien or little monster?