This whole thing bewilders me. My favorite band in the world right now is Modest Mouse. I don't know if they are popular on the radio or not, I just know that all of my friends must be deaf because they don't understand the brilliance of their off beat sound and ingenius (more than genius) lyrics.
But on a whim - actually it was the fact that I love the Telephone video and the complex symbolism in it - I decided to pick up a Lady Gaga CD and see what all the fuss was about.
Holy crap I can't stop listening to the effing thing. I mean - I think she's a musical genius. I'm pretty sure that twenty years from now, she's going to be touring and we'll be able to log onto the Drudge Report and find out that she's preparing for her "I'm 43 and still sexy" tour, with a body of work behind her that will be impressive.
My wife thought I flipped my lid when I suggested we get tickets to see her show this August when it comes to Portland. "Are you Ok, honey? You know this isn't those wierdo mouse guys, right? The place is going to be packed with teenage girls and gay guys."
And I thought, "that will be absolutely fabulous!"
I think there must be some subliminal stuff in there somewhere. I'm not supposed to like pop music... But I.... keep.... hitting.... PLAY!