I get choked up. I want to cry. I want to scream and cheer. I want to run into the schools and plaster the walls with photocopied sheets bearing these words. I want to hijack every crackling PA system and broadcast Kimothy Shaughnessy’s voice to every kid within earshot.
He asks me what material I’m thinking of doing. I tell him that my best option for a grade 10 environment is a poem about discovering your sexual and gender identity. He says that while my participation in this project is valued, we don’t want to get in any trouble. He is basically asking me to queer it down a little. He is basically asking me to be a little more invisible for the sake of intolerance. He is basically asking me to look my own teenage suicidal thoughts in the eye and dismiss them. He is basically asking me to tell the next generation we’re too obscene to be heard. He is basically asking the wrong fucking person.
I’m sorry to anyone in advance who likes Lady Gaga.
But this has to be said.
She’s all about image, if she didn’t wear those retarded clothes, she wouldn’t be as famous.
If she didn’t have the rumours about her supposed dick, she wouldn’t be as famous.
Her music.. It’s not even music. It’s all…
I know you said not to bother reading if you like lady gaga, but i read it anyway because i like to hear everyones opinions :) the one thing i’d like to tell you is that gaga can really sing. I mean it. Like, real singing not just the auto-tuned, over edited stuff that todays music industry promotes. She can also play the piano, she taught herself by ear when she was four. It makes sense that you didn’t know, a lot of people don’t and write her off as just another blonde bitch who woke up one day and decided she wanted to be a pop star. She’s actually been working for this her entire life, literally performing everyday in New York. When all most people hear are her songs in the top forty, its hard to give her the chance she deserves. here are some of her live performances. She doesn’t lip-sync, you’ll see, which is pretty incredible in todays industry. hope you like it :)