Video: Lady Gaga at Google

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I’m not a fan of Lady Gaga’s music.

I’m not entirely sure why I was moved to write this blog post. For some reason I watched an hour-long interview with Lady Gaga filmed recently at Google’s offices in San Francisco and it got me thinking.

Lady Gaga’s videos are pretty popular – Bad Romance is the second most popular YouTube video of all time.

Unsurprisingly she’s also a major search term – people Google her a lot.

And if you’re on Twitter, you’ll know that she’s pretty active there too (over 9 million followers as I write this.)

When I’d finished watching this interview (below) I was left wondering how much of a performance artist she is. I had a hard time believing some of the things she said.

Search Google for photos or videos of Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) in her teens and you’ll find a beautiful young woman – but one who lacks the now trademark avantgarde style.

Yes, she can sing and play piano. Great.

Watch this early video on YouTube. It’s a quite different experience than her slick performances today.

I’d love to know what you think after watching this interview.

Of course there are some wonderful consequences: you’ve seen this video, right? As a Winnipegger, I’m pleased to let Gaga put this Canadian city on the map and make ten-year-old girls happy.

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  1. Gaga is a smart business woman, yet she fiercely maintains her own “brand” of creative expression. She charts her own course, makes herself accessible to her fans, and sets her own standards. Her music is a bit Madonna-ish, but does have it’s own sense of presence. What’s not to admire about that?

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