Monday, November 18, 2013

GooGoo GaGa

another character
Hello world, did you see SNL this weekend?  Lady Gaga was the host/musical guest, showcasing her voice, killer dance moves, and imagination for inventing new characters.  Wow, that woman is talented, and at the top of my pop divas list.
R. Kelly was even there for their risque duo (aka pantomime intercourse), "Do What You Want".

This new album, "Art Pop" is more obscene and in-your-face than her previous work.  I don't hate it, but would feel uncomfortable listening to it with students or younger cousins as I've done with her other dance-party material.  With huge media attention given to pop divas for their increasingly sexual and vulgar behavior, what are we supposed to do?

Do we even care?  Will ignoring it actually make it go away, and what will the pop scene be like when Baby Josey is a teen?  I would love for her to be able to listen to the music she likes without being controlling, but if she was a younger teen now, I'd be opposed to her being influenced by Gaga's new album (it is labeled Parental Advisory), or seeing anything to do with the former Hannah Montana.

I would love to hear your thoughts...

PS:  Is Lady Gaga a Feminist?  A Conversation on Thought Catalog

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I have a good answer for you. I don't think it will go away - only because I assume that unless we start reverting to puritan ways, there will always be someone to buy into the sexuality and the drama. I worry about what my kids will be listening to as well... even relatively innocuous stuff (animated Robin Hood, Lord of the Dance) can have unexpected and sometimes unwanted results. :P I mostly just hope that I can give them a solid enough base that they'll be able to make good choices for themselves as they get older - although I fully expect some teenage rebellion. However, I'd rather have the rebellion be some music I don't approve of than drugs/drinking unsafely/sex... etc.

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    1. I don't believe it will go away either...but it seems to be getting worse, and I wish there is something I could do. Plus, I think that the music (at least this Gaga album) would be encouraging drugs/drinking/sex.... and a lot of pop music that's out right now does the same.

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