Lady GaGa would like you to not pay any attention to this, or any other, posts on this blog:
Dont focus on ANY blogger criticism. I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist, bloggers are not critics. The fans + music scholars are the best critics because they know the artist intimately. #STOPHarassingTheArtist we are here to entertain you. #FreeTheArtist #StopTheDramaStartTheMusicFor a woman who has spent most of today running round yelling about pop emergencies, calling for a stop to the drama seems a teensy bit rich, but then, what would I know?
Let's make 2013 a year where music/talent/artistry is more important than gossip/fanwars. I respect all fanbases for their passion #BeTheChange
If we're to make any sense of GaGa's intervention, we should ignore people who write blogs - sorry, Tom Ewing; sorry, Pop Justice - and listen instead to Music Scholars. Frankly, I am going to adjust my thinking and in future, unless a person can prove they've got at least an upper second from a serious pop university, I shall scoff at their opinions.
It's not entirely clear what happens if a fan writes a blog, or a music scholar also runs a blog. After all, GaGa Daily is a blog run by fans, so when they suggest we ring our local radio stations and demand they play Applause, are they right - because they're fans - or wrong - because they're bloggers?
Of course, it could just be that GaGa has got hung up on a publishing platform and confused 'people who think she's kind of reached the sort of mined-out husk that it took Madonna about five albums to get to' with 'people who use an easy web publishing system' and decided the two groups are interchangeable.