Monday, August 12, 2013

Lady GaGa advises you can safely ignore this post, all posts

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 ‪#‎StopTheDramaStartTheMusic‬

Let's make 2013 a year where music/talent/artistry is more important than gossip/fanwars. I respect all fanbases for their passion ‪#‎BeTheChange‬
For 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?

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.