I know you feel all good up there on the stage. Doing your moves, working the choreography, dancing by yourself or with your back up dancers. But, you know, you aren't really original. I have two words for you: Michael Jackson.
Dear Lady Gaga, and any others like you (but especially you, Lady Gaga),
One word for you: Madonna.
With that said, I didn't just randomly decide to rant on these poor, unsuspecting "artists". I just happened to flip past the Billboard Awards and catch both Usher and The Bieb** doing their Thang. All I could think while watching was that Michael Jackson, in all his profound weirdness, had done it all before them.
That led to a conversation with my son, which led to us talking about Lady Gaga (who I actually think is quite talented) reminding me of old Madonna.
I don't know if anything is original anymore. There's always someone that's done it before. Except maybe Dave Matthews Band, because I'm a HUGE fan so I make all exceptions there.
Do you ever start a post and get most of the way through and realize you have no idea where you are going with it? I'm there. Now. I'm not sure this post does anything but date me. As in, make me feel and sound old. I'm not old. Age does not cause random rambling, life does.
*I cannot believe I just typed the name Justin Bieber into one of my posts. MY posts. HERE. On THIS page. What is the world coming to?
**I'm proud to say that that is the first and only time I've ever seen a complete Bieb performance. I'm usually changing the channel or turning it off faster than a match lights gasoline. I'm sad to say that watching the entire performance just made me want to send him to his room for grabbing his crotch so many times while looking like he's still 13.