Monday, March 28, 2011

Pop Culture

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, born March 28, 1986, is better known by her stage name Lady Gaga . I have heard of her. I suppose everyone has. But it is gratifying to me to be able to say truthfully that I have never heard her. I hope to keep it that way.

Lest you conclude that I am just an old stick-in-the-mud, let me clarify for you and save you the exercise of jumping to conclusions. Indeed I am.

I am not picking on the "artist" in question. I feel exactly the same way about a huge number of people who are currently enjoying their fame.

("All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players...Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion" -Shakespeare)

Of course, "second childishness" is reserved only to those who grew out of the first one.

And in the interest of full disclosure, I will say that it is quite likely that I enjoy and appreciate a number of performers whom others, perhaps even you, would regard just as I regard these persons I choose to ignore.

Variety. Isn't it wonderful? There may even be something for everyone.

Happy 25th Birthday anyway, young lady.


Vee said...

Not having seen her perform, I can't judge that. But I've seen her pictures and an interview and have tried, without success, to figure out why the attraction. Who can account for taste?

vanilla said...

Vee, I suspected I might be called on judging without sampling. It is akin to my kids telling me they did not have to taste the spinach to know they don't like it. ;-)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I plan to come to the same party you are at. I've seen news clips and feel no compelling need to hear more.

vanilla said...

Joan, it may be that all the attenders at our party will be of a "certain generation" but that's okay; we'll understand one another!

Anonymous said...

Nor have I ever heard her sing; haven't gotten past her meat dress...but a lot of the younger performers have good voices just real crappy material.

vanilla said...

Grace, that is a fair observation. There are many talented young people, but mateial is rather thin, so to speak.