Someone once told me that the proof a good record is if you can listen to it on repeat for an extended period of time and it will not get old. I neglected to ask if this person’s definition of “good” is supposed to be a personal and different-for-everyone kind of thing or not, because my philosophy is “what is good for one, is good for the next” but when it comes to music, I don’t think my philosophy applies. But aside from my personal beliefs and other people’s opinions, I have found an artist who’s music has been set to repeat for the past month and a half and I am still going. I have listened to nothing but Lady GaGa for the past month and a half where only an hour or so here and there is allotted for any other music (DISCLAIMER: this is only when I’m with other people and I can tell they are getting annoyed with my obsession). And yes, this is an obsession.
I’ve tried incorporating other music back into my “frequently listened to” playlists, but my iTunes’ “Top 25 Most Listened to” and “Recently Played” song lists say it all. Both are filled to the brim with GaGa and Stefani Germanotta Band (GaGa’s real name) jams and I don’t see a problem with it. I have been criticized by others who say “Stop loving GaGa so much” and “Okay, your obsession with Lady GaGa is getting annoying now”. My question is why? What does it matter to you or anyone else what music I listen to? And even more, why is it wrong to be passionate about one artist in particular? Everyone has something they truly enjoy, so why am I being singled out for my one thing? There are much worse things I could care about, don’t you think?
It’s funny, people criticize GaGa for being “different”. They only see the controversial outfits and live performances, and they can’t get past that. They don’t go deeper and watch her interviews, and even if they do, it’s as if all they can see are the hair bows. She is so much more than a hair bow and if any negative critics took the time to see that they would see a beautiful, talented woman who has struggled her way to the top, paid her dues, and is finally making her dreams come true.
The last thing I will say in THIS blog about Lady GaGa, or should I say Legend GaGa is that no matter how much criticism I have to endure, I will always be RJ and I will always be a LittleMONS✝ER.