I didn’t think it could happen but it did. I adore the music of Lady Gaga. Yes, I am expressing an interest in some chart-topping electronic dance music…
After reading a bit online about my new favourite artist, I figured it out. I have not suddenly become hip. Lady Gaga lists her influences as Prince, Davie Bowie and Queen (Lady Gaga is a play on Radio Gaga). Well that makes sense.
â€œI always loved rock and pop and theater. When I discovered Queen and David Bowie is when it really came together for me and I realized I could do all three,â€ says GaGa, who nicked her name from Queenâ€™s song â€œRadio Gagaâ€ and who cites rock star girlfriends, Peggy Bundy, and Donatella Versace as her fashion icons. â€œI look at those artists as icons in art. Itâ€™s not just about the music. Itâ€™s about the performance, the attitude, the look; itâ€™s everything. And, that is where I live as an artist and that is what I want to accomplish.â€
Everything old is new again….and I feel fine.
(An aside: When I sell some of my tunes, I have decided that I will be called Princess Paprika.)