One of the things I know I’ve done in the short-term (and probably long-term) is that I’ve made a conscious decision to go for a career that is stable but doesn’t offer great financial reward in comparison to other organisations. I think I’ve made the right decision but suspect there’ll be moments I wondered what could have been. Here’s hoping that she who eventually gets to put up with me makes millions ;-) But I guess I wonder the same about the woman in the two videos above.
You can’t deny her talent. Is there something superficial and shallow about pop music that makes it seem like she’s sold out? I don’t think so. The song Electric Kiss in the second video definitely speaks of a racier persona than the gown would initially lead one to believe. I suppose it touches me on the basis of what decisions were made to arrive at where she is right now. You make choices. You accept consequences. I have no clue as to how she ended up where she is. I just see the contrast in the two videos above as something that hooks into my own thoughts and draws the lines for my mind to be caught up in a musing.
Is it simply a case of using what you’ve got? You have your own personal brand. And it’s up to you to use it to its best advantage. The stereotype of the tall, dark, handsome man, and ooh if he had a villa or two it’d be nice, is one that is well known. I’m Irish. I’m not meant to be sallow skinned with deep brown eyes that smoulder with the embers of a thousand fires captured against the slow setting beach-side sunset. Do I worry about that? No, not really. I just concentrate on being better than that archetype by playing up my good side.
I feel I’m being true to myself when I do that. There are always regrets but mine are comparatively few and hopefully will remain so in my life. Maybe Lady Gaga is being true to herself. I don’t know but I thank her for making me think.
P.S. – If this video is any indication she’s become the new Kylie Minogue for dancers: “We’re wearing what in the video?!?”