I admit I’ve searched way too much about Lady Gaga but there’s a reason and its that I got gagaflutitis or some such ridiculously named disease. Gaga always talked about she’s going to give everyone the flu. Apparently I caught it and sometimes its annoying even to me.
So how did I caught gagaflutitis?
Phase 1 Radio Gaga
Once I was listening to the radio. I’m in college so I usually just use my computer, but I was home for a short break around december so I was listening to the radio. I like dance music so I was happy that I lot of dancy songs were on the radio like Katy Perry Hot N’ Cold, Rihanna Disturbia, etc. Then I heard just dance, didn’t know who it was by yet, but I was like yes dance music’s back. Naturally I looked up just dance on my computer and found out it was by lady gaga and I was like “what kinda of name is that?” Then I watched the music video and I was like hmm different, but cool. Then I saw poker face and was like wow! I loved the song and the beginning of the vid with the great danes. Then I went through all the songs that were available on youtube at the time and realized they were all good. But then my computer messed up. It would only play the beginning of music videos so I ended up watching the beginning of poker face and disturbia too dozens of times. And actually my computer let me play love game completely for some reason.
Next thing I knew my computer crashed completely and I was left depending on the computer lab for computer use and tv (which I rarely just watch tv usually it has to be a show that I like). So I was watching tons of mtv u and stuff. The funny thing is I think it was the crazy beat in love game that kept me hooked, because I couldn’t get enough bass after hearing that. And of course I found out how dirty the lyrics were early on. And I had made the mistake of watching The Fame part 1 in a computer lab if you know what happens in that.
Phase 2 Exams
Every exam period I usually watch tons of anime, but since throughout the year I started liking anime less and less I needed something to fill that void. And so I listened to tons of Lady Gaga and watched all those fake vids people enjoy putting up. I also starting looking up stuff about her like her age and where she was from and what’s her real name, etc. So then I decided that I was diffently getting the album The Fame during the Christmas break. Usually I only like a few songs or so on an album but I liked all of Gaga’s so I had to buy it. I also wanted to buy the Twilight album, because I had seen the movie and hey Muse is awesome.
Phase 3 The Fame
I bought The Fame on itunes and listened to it a lot during the break. Mostly uneventful I suppose. Then I came back to school and was like whatever I’m over it.
Phase 4 Pop ate my heart
That was not true Heard some more songs online. And saw the acoustic pokerface version. Awesome. So then I wanted tickets to see her show etc. Still haven’t gone and the shows been postponed here…
So how bad is my gagaflutitis? I talk about her pretty much all day to everyone I know whenever I find out something I think is interesting about her or heard a new song.
Why am I so addicted? For one I always go through a phase of liking some muscian or other, but its never been this bad because the musician is now either dead or old. They are not in the process of possibly becoming a legend, they already have become one.
Another reason is that her ideas and pictures are very accessible online. Three I think I just like crazy musicians in general, especially if they’re very good. And look at her fashion. I think its crazy cool. That zipper eye on American Idol? How crazy was that? Another big reason is that I’ve found some awesome music, other than hers. Like why wasn’t I listening to Queen before? Then I found Roisin Murphy formerly of Moloko, Ladytron who’s supposed to be working with Christina Aguilera, the Gossip, and some others. Also, she changes enough or puts out new material enough to keep my short attention span occupied. And quite possibly the biggest reason is that she writes her own lyrics and designs her own clothes.
The funny thing about these phases is that the one I was going through right when I first heard Gaga was David Bowie who is one of her idols.
So am I obsessesed or going through a phrase? Probably a mixture of both.