Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Might Be Too Old : Lady GaGa

So here is a clip of current singing superstar Lady GaGa singing "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. Her reimagining of the song takes it to new heights. With the artistry of an apprentice butcher she takes a decent Coldplay song and makes it into the song that should be chosen by the devil to usher us into the apocalypse.

I don't get Lady GaGa and it makes me feel old. Like people of a similar age when Madonna or Britney Spears, I wonder if the kids have lost their way. Sure her debut single "Just Dance" was a cute little number for the clubs. Her subsequent songs have me switching the station or at the very least praying for deafness.

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta to an affluent family, GaGa has been able to use her family connections to become famous. With a complete lack of talent, looks or personality she rose to prominence as a protege of Akon. While there is a special spot in hell awaiting Akon for his role in the rise of Toronto (c)rapper Kardinal Offishall, I propose justice at The Hague. He must be tried for crimes against humanity. Kids love GaGa because of her keen fashion sense and her catchy tunes. If she has anything close to the career of the similarly talented Italian American Madonna we are in for 20 years of bad dancing and the occasional catchy song.

I hearby invoke the Murtaugh List, coined by the writers of How I Met Your Mother in honor of Danny Glover's character in Lethal Weapon. The list is for things you are too old to do or get after a certain age.

Therefore Lady GaGa, I am too old for your shit.

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