June 10, 2011 by admin
In Defense of Gaga: Bill Holdship makes a case why she’s the greatest pop star on the planet (Metro Times)
“It’s been both entertaining and rather curious to observe so many grown adults, some of them who should know better get so bent out of shape over Lady Gaga’s monumental success. And they get so angry that some of us seriously believe we do ‘get it’ when it comes to the Gaga… and actually like it. One rock critic went so far as to suggest that she is the very worst thing in all of modern culture… which is absolutely ridiculous in a culture that’s given us both the Kardashians and Donald Trump.”
The key point here, for me, is “grown adults.” I have more than a few facebook friends, all old pals from my record store days, who just can’t seem to find enough ways to declare their hatred for Gaga (or — funnier still, when you think about the fact that they are so willingly engaging in the conversation — blithely dismiss her as unworthy of attention). So while I don’t necessarily co-sign all Holdship’s specific in-defense-of arguments (and a serious-minded counter-argument would be fun to read also), the entire premise itself is definitely a point well taken, in my books.
Bonus beat: Bill discusses his article with Craig Fahle