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.