Gaga's latest video, Alejandro, debuted yesterday. Check it out here or here. Much like the telephone release, this was basically a holiday. I am stunned -happily overwhelmed- by her creativity in all things. It was gorgeous and symbolic and just wonderful.
My mom -an avid, obsessive fan of the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac- always told me she thought it was sad that my generation would never have musicians that I would tell my kids about. Ones that I was an avid, obsessive, admiring fan of. But I do.
And for a long time my daughter will see Gaga as obnoxious music I insist on listening to over and over, year after year, singing loudly on car trips with the windows down. But one day when she is 19, studying abroad in a faraway country, a roommate she barely knows will play a Gaga song. And she will suddenly feel a combination of homesickness and love for her mother that she didn't know a song could bring. And the music will become special.
Also recently read this interview with Gaga. It's basically wonderful - I think whether you're a Gaga fan or not its very interesting. My favorite clip-
"...religion is very confusing for everyone, and particularly me, because there’s really no religion that doesn’t hate or condemn a certain kind of people, and I totally believe in all love and forgiveness, and excluding no one" - Gaga w/ Caitlin Moran interview for TimesOnline