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.