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A Note Scribbled By Her Taxi Driver

14 Feb
Lady Gaga - The Fame - Halloween 2008
Image by Billie Joe’s Entourage via Flickr

“Going For Broke in Latex and Carnelian Ochre”


It’s the peep show 24-7 life you’re a living icon

You give it your all,  live like a shooting star.

You ignite for the fans on cue, put a quarter in &

the pop star comes out.  She’s a can of Pepsi,

now she’s a Coke. Now she’s Lady Buddha,

now she goes for broke.


Patsy, John, Janis, Jimi, Micheal, James:

Marilyn knew that Lady Gaga spurts

the hard way, hurts all the long flight home

Celluloid grrls like her don’t live for a very

long time. Judy knew this too. Her baby


Liza carved her face up and stretched the

pain around like silly putty. Judy watches

from heaven, then frowns.  Yadl Agag is

Lady Gaga spelled backwards. You know,

the back wards, over there, way down the hall.


Then: Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the

most outrageous one of all? You, torching

scorching, eyes all wet at the slightest

provocation, you flatter your way along.

Song retro fever blister,  she kissed a girl

take a number, now stand over there: Stop. Pose.

Launch that ship with a smack on the

hip Lady Gaga. Weep in your limosine alone.


You surely know that you won’t live long, yet

you won’t be forgotten  Mr. Andy Warhol knows.

He conjured you in his noonday soup it was 1962

back down the hall his mother was screaming

will you leave that girl alone.

Andy donned his jacket he strolled down the street

Things were a whole lot simpler back then.


Copyright CK Hunter 2010-3010 All Rights Reserved.

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Cher: If I Could Turn Back Time, If I Could Find A Way

21 Jan

2.14.2010

In the early 1960s the pop duo Sonny & Cher dominated pop music charts, popular fashion trends, and pop culture. After the demise of their duo, Cher went on to produce one of the most amazing bodies of creative work as a recording artist in music history.

Her music literally spans 4 decades, defying all “fading pop icon” logic, arousing her competitors to both  jealousy and mutual adoration. She was outrageous, lovable, outspoken and very very easy on the eyes. Whatever Cher wore was talked about for days on end, whatever she said was listened to and taken to heart. There was a formidable intelligence behind her striking good looks and when she opened her mouth you knew it.

I grew up with Cher’s music, from my childhood in the 60s, to clubbing in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. She has defied the odds of survival as a living music legend again and again, like her peer Tina Turner.

Cher was more beautiful before she began resculpting her face and nose with plastic surgery, and I often wonder if she regrets her facial reformations through the years. She remains a living legend and a national treasure. Enjoy.

Chase

The Saturday Evening Post 1966 Feature Story:  Sonny and Cher

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Gaga Land & Matching Prose w/ Tote $44,999

21 Jan

My tastes in photography run along surrealist lines. Lady Gaga is the first pop star since David Bowie that has inspired me to collect images of her for the sheer pleasure of it. Alice Cooper did all this 40 years ago;  it’s not new, but it is fascinating nonetheless.

Gaga brings a new twist to the over-the-top visual motif, paling Cher to shame. Listening to her speak, one remarks upon her hubris, intelligence and calculated vulnerably soft stage presence when she is in the interview mode. But Lady Gaga is 99% business woman; 9999% pure modern art. There’s my review, case closed.

I’ll give her about a 5-6 year run before she bites it with booze, pills, meth, coke, whatever her flavor is. Micheal Jackson made it to age 50, quite remarkable. I predict Lady Gaga won’t live to be 30. But for a woman like her, that’s not a bad thing. So I don’t say that like it’s a bad thing.

After all, isn’t it the quality of one’s life, not the quantity?


Going For Broke in Latex and Carnelian Ochre


It’s the peep show 24-7 life you’re a living icon

You give it your all,  live like a shooting star.

You ignite for the fans on cue, put a quarter in &

the pop star comes out.  She’s a can of Pepsi,

now she’s a Coke. Now she’s Lady Buddha,

now she goes for broke.


Patsy, John, Janis, Jimi, Micheal, James:

Marilyn knew that Lady Gaga spurts

the hard way, hurts all the long flight home

Celluloid grrls like her don’t live for a very

long time. Judy knew this too. Her baby


Liza carved her face up and stretched the

pain around like silly putty. Judy watches

from heaven, then frowns.  Yadl Agag is

Lady Gaga spelled backwards. You know,

the back wards, over there, way down the hall.


Then: Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the

most outrageous one of all? You, torching

scorching, eyes all wet at the slightest

provocation, you flatter your way along.

Song retro fever blister,  she kissed a girl

take a number, now stand over there: Stop. Pose.

Launch that ship with a smack on the

hip Lady Gaga. Weep in your limosine alone.


You surely know that you won’t live long, yet

you won’t be forgotten  Mr. Andy Warhol knows.

He conjured you in his noonday soup it was 1962

back down the hall his mother was screaming

will you leave that girl alone.

Andy donned his jacket he strolled down the street

Things were a whole lot simpler back then.


Copyright Chase Hunter 01.21.2010

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