Saturday, 12 February 2011

Is Lady Gaga the Bob Dylan of the 21st Century?

Wasted Potentialz thinks she might be:
'Lady Gaga’s song “Poker Face,” hit #1 in 20 countries – largely due to its powerful stance on global warming. Not since “Fergalicious” have I been so moved. In an inspired bit of songwriting, Gaga initially sings from the perspective of our planet itself:

“Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh

I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got

Oh, oh, oh, oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh,

I’ll get him hot, show him what I’ve got”

She brilliantly employs foreshadowing to suggest the sad outcome of our worldwide collective disinterest in excess anthropogenic greenhouse gas production.

“I won’t tell you that I love you

Kiss or hug you

Cause I’m bluffin’ with my muffin

I’m not lying I’m just stunnin’ with my love-glue-gunning

Just like a chick in the casino

Take your bank before I pay you out

I promise this, promise this

Check this hand cause I’m marvelous”
Here, Gaga ingeniously embraces simile, shifting to the perspective of the Kyoto Protocol and strongly implying that the long-term economic benefits of adoption will vastly outweigh the up-front costs of implementation. The immense popularity of this song, and its robust political commentary, has led the Obama administration to strongly reconsider both Kyoto Protocol adoption and the U.S. approach to the December 2009 Copenhagen summit.'
Hmmmm; brilliant!