I noticed that someone viewed this post from 2016 today. It’s an interesting one, so I decided to repost it after updating the videos (which had been taken down apparently.)
Enjoy the music!
Okay, I admit I had never taken the time to watch or listen to Lady Gaga. All I knew about her (until fairly recently) was her weird costumes, on-stage antics, her LGBT advocacy etc. Maybe a Madonna wannabe. In other words, I didn’t think she had anything to offer that I would want to buy.
I’m not about to become a Gaga groupie, but I did hear something that amazed me, although I have reason to believe that maybe I shouldn’t be amazed, because this woman has genuine talent! If you did not watch the Academy Awards last year, then you probably didn’t hear this either; I saw it at PJMedia.
The other thing I learned via PJMedia is that she performed in Tel Aviv, Israel, and said to the crowd:
“Put your hands up and cheer for yourselves,” she told the crowd. “You are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f*cking love you, Israel.”
Afterward, she stressed that “the world view of Israel is just not reality.”
“It’s in a beautiful place, the people are in good spirits. I had a very emotional show with those fans. It was wonderful.”
Immediately after her performance at the Oscars on Sunday, the Twitter world began their hate campaign against Gaga, the ‘Zionazi’:
And, finally, but not the least, Gaga performed the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl 50:
But it was not only her stirring performance, but what she said about it, that impresses me:
just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” said Gaga. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.
No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” said Gaga. “I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic. There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.
Gaga now has at least three check marks in the positive column, in my book. What say you?