Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Friday, January 22, 2010
I'm like so obsessed...
With Lady Gaga!
Yeah! Seriously. Although I've heard a few of Lady Gaga's songs before, I recently listened to Bad Romance, and it got me hooked. Totally. I've been like freaking addicted to the song, that in just a few days, it's gone just over 1000 plays on my iTunes. I don't quite remember any song I've had that's played that much in such a short time.
Sure, I listen to heavy metal all the time, and its my favourite genre, but I listen to all kinds of music. I'm like the only guy I know who listens to things ranging from metal to Mozart. I listen to classical, pop, jazz, metal, praise, worship, techno, house, rap. That's just a very general list. Getting into specifics, it's a hell lot more.
Metal may be my favourite genre, and I have a lot of songs I like from other singers and kinds of music, but I am rarely a fan of the singers or bands. To like their music is one thing. To like the entire band or singer, and their life, their history, their achievements and mindsets, in addition to their music, now that makes a true fan. And for me, that hasn't happened for any singer or band. The only exceptions are Slipknot and Jolin. I admire Slipknot 'cause their songs are excellent, their musical skills superb and they're kinda crazy in a cool way. And I like their masks too. A lot of creativity in that. Plus I identify with a lot of their songs. I know a lot of people shove them off as just screaming, with no idea of what words they say at all. But I'd say unless you listen to something carefully and thoroughly before disliking it, it makes you so narrow minded, 'cause it comes from plain ignorance. Just because something doesn't look nice or sound good at first, doesn't mean its as worthless as it appears. I listen to a lot, there's there's plenty I dislike... but, only after giving it a try. And I've been pleasantly surprised with things I end up liking after I give them a try. Were I to toss things so easily on first "hear" I would have never discovered Hans Zimmer, or even Beethoven and Mozart. I may have known their names, but never their music.
For Jolin, she's very pretty and sexy. So are a lot of other pop stars, but Jolin's got a different quality. She's got this universal appeal, and her dance moves are insane. She learns in days what takes others months. Plus her costumes are pretty interesting too. And I love quite a number of her tunes. Her voice may not be as powerful as some other mando-pop singers, but she still has a great voice nonetheless.
And now I'm a fan of Lady Gaga. I watched a video of her on Youtube, where she sang Bad Romance, and later Speechless, while playing on a piano on fire, and throughout she smashed bottles while still playing. Very mesmerizing! And she's crazy! I like! Very wild, and very sultry. Her fashion sense is beyond insane, but its a very grand expression of her creativity. She's really not afraid of being totally different from everyone else, and she does it well. I looked up a bit about her and found out her favourite philosopher is Rainer Maria Rilke. I've only heard of that name, and nothing else. But it's gotten me curious to find out more. Regardless, at least it shows she's got intellect, more so when she studied religion and socio-political matters in school. Intelligence, another thing I like! And although I wasn't that impressed with her vocals in the first few songs I heard, as I heard more and more of her songs and watched her performances, I could see she really could sing well. That only underlines the fact of why I'm now a fan (she calls her fans her little monsters). And I only look forward to more.
Anyway, I'm really identifying with the lyrics of Bad Romance, my favourite song at the moment. Certain lines really describe what's going on with scary accuracy.
"I want your love and I want your revenge" "I want your love/I don't wanna be friends" "I want your love and all your lovers revenge" "You and me could write a bad romance"
To sum the entire song (and what I'm feeling now), I'll leave you with a line from Stefani herself:
"What I'm really trying to say is I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much."
I'm a monster. You know I love those kind of things.