I think Lady Gaga is the chick-version of Marilyn Manson. Or maybe, she’s his love-child from an awkward night with Madonna or Courtney Love… regardless, they’re both entirely out there and slightly terrifying humans. Obviously, at least some part of their success as
musicians, artists, ummm, whatever they are stems from their outrageous appearances and their, “I’m just going to be me… and I don’t care if (or hope) it bothers you ” attitudes.
I think the Gaga human is potentially an attractive lady, I can’t entirely tell, because of all the crap that’s typically attached to her face or head, like meat. If she is even partially cute, the woman could have taken that approach with her appearance and act, right? Maybe not. How many hot girls sing? It seems like all of them and a good portion of them are talented, too. Who can compete with both looks and skill? Our friend Christopher Walken made a point about Lady Gaga’s lyrical prowess when he did his reading of her “Poker Face” lyrics– (see below to understand the depth of her genius.)
Katy Perry is hot and talented. I’ve actually considered proposing to the woman if I ever meet her. Maybe by then Jon Acuff’s prayers will be answered and she’ll be living for Jesus again. Then again, even if she did change her ways, I can’t help but remember her unfortunate stint with Russel Brand. Getting back to the point, they’re both strange. She’s some sort of quixotic and he’s completely impetuous in everything he does. Are you picking up on a theme here? Don’t even get me started on Tim Burton…
For decades (or longer… really, probably longer) weird people have been catching our attention. What I can’t tell is which ones were genuinely themselves and which were using gimmicks to help them succeed in spite of their lack of talent, creativity, etc. But it seems as if the normal socialization processes (being made fun of by school-age children for being different) didn’t work on these humans. (Did I just stumble upon a benefit to homeschooling?)
I don’t want to be the person who uses the cliche, “Just be yourself” So I won’t. I genuinely believe that cliches are just truths told by boring people. So I’ll say this. If you want attention, take a hint from the people I’ve already mentioned and be weird. If you prefer to blend in with the rest of the world, shop at Old Navy or Abercrombie and Fitch. Otherwise, be the person that God made you to be, even if you have to stand alone and be gawked at, made fun of or whatever else. If for any reason you should be made fun of, I will happily volunteer to take care of that for you. If we take our lesson from these people, even if someone like me does have a little fun at your expense, someone more important than me and with a lot more money might just throw millions at you and make you (in)famous or something.
I can’t tell if I originally set out to be encouraging, or make a point about strange people getting all the glory. What’s your take? Personally, I am a complete weirdo and love it and the attention it brings. Hopefully, I’ll be able to avoid infamy though…