Wednesday, November 04, 2009

"What in the Hell is a Lady Gaga"

When my mother said that fateful, brilliant, hilarious sentence a couple of months ago ("What in the Hell is a Lady Gaga?"), I didn't know what to say to her.

I still don't.

Then again, I never understood the fascination with Madonna. If you can't sing the intervals in "Sooner or Later," then I'm not impressed.

And before you click "comment," take a moment and remember the 1991 Oscars telecast when Madge sang that Sondheim "Dick Tracy" song live and proved to the entire world that she CAN'T sing those intervals.

That said, Madonna is a genius when it comes to entertainment, image and reinvention. And, from the little I've seen and heard, it seems like Lady Gaga (Doesn't that sound like someone's AOL screen name from 1992?!? Oy...) has Madonna's gift for shock and spectacle, as well as an incredible voice. A voice she knows how to use quite well.

Still, give me Ella's "This Foolish Things" over Lady Gaga's "Disco Stick" any day. I may enjoy one of Lady Gaga's songs occasionally, but an entire album? I don't think so. Unless...

Unless that album of Lady Gaga's music is recorded by Chrisopher Walken. Just watch the clip below and hear his reading of "Poker Face." It's outstanding.

So I'm thinking someone needs to start producing the full catalog of Lady Gaga's music as read by Walken. Stick that on iTunes and I'm buyin'. Release it fast enough and my Christmas shopping is over before its begun!

8 comments:

RAD said...

This made me laught so hard...My mom and dad said the same thing..what is this ga ga person....I know I am a fan...she has all the Madonna like stuff and she has a pretty good voice too...she wil go far....

Kevin said...

"What in the hell is a Lady Gaga?" may be my favourite thing ever. In fact, I hope Lady Gaga hears about it!

Jackie said...

I love your mom.
Madonna is a dancer and her singing career came from that. She is not a singer you are right. She is a genius entertainer though. You b right again.

Stephen said...

You find the best stuff!!!
Where do you find the time? Love this & love your blog,
The other Stephen R.

Fabulastic said...

All we hear is Lady Gaga
Lady goo goo
Lady Gaga
All we hear is Lady Gaga
Lady blah blah
Lady what's new?
Lady someone still loves you...

Aaron said...

Christopher Walken amazes me with his comedic gift as he gets older...I remember the super-serious "Dogs of War" and "Brainstorm" Christopher and it makes me love the spontaneously dancing, SNL-hosting, Wilbur Turnblad Christopher all the more!

"Poker Face" is OK, but I'm not a huge Lady Gaga fan. Ditto with Madonna--I like a few songs, but as a concept, it's overblown and deserves its own theme park. Somewhere far away.

cb said...

And I thought Madonna did herself proud when she butchered "You must love me" from Evita. Live. On the Oscars.

Now THAT stunk on ice.

just me said...

I love Christopher Walken. I even had a dream about him the other night, the way he looked in The Prophecy, and it was marvelous. I didn't want it to end, ever...

Never have been a Madonna fan. Though, you really have to give her credit for her enormous balls..