Friday, April 15, 2011
So, What’s Up With Lady Gaga?
Well, does anyone really know? Lady Gaga (a.k.a. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) was almost a normal kid. She was bullied a lot and hated high school. That’s really not uncommon amongst artists, right? She loved music, especially Queen. There may not be a bigger fan of Freddy Mercury than Stefani Germanotta. Her college days were spent doing shows in Manhattan. So common for artists it’s almost cliche’, right? She was signed to Def Jam after L.A. Reid heard her singing down the hallway from his office. That’s a pretty lucky break, yeah? She was soon dropped from the label, but continued to work with producers. In fact, her stage name Lady Gaga came from a weird glitch from a producer, Rob Fusari. Since Stefani was such a Queen fan, her “entrance song” at the studio was “Radio Gaga.” Fusari tells the story, “Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing ‘Radio Ga Ga.’ That was her entrance song. [Lady Gaga] was actually a glitch; I typed ‘Radio Ga Ga’ in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow ‘Radio’ got changed to ‘Lady’. She texted me back, “That’s it.” After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She’s like, “Don’t ever call me Stefani again.”
Her mom even calls her Gaga.
So what about her crazy outfits? Well… Who knows? It’s just Gaga. It’s crazy, it’s flashy, it’s in-your-face, it’s exotic, erotic, and neurotic. It’s her thing. There’s really no big explanation. It’s her tribute to the wild 70′s scene. Glam rock, pop, disco. She bottles it all up, shakes it like a polaroid picture, pops the cork and pours it in a tall glass of modern edge and creativity.
Lady Gaga: The definition of Performance Artists.
Oh, and no; she’s not a hermaphrodite.