I generally don’t listen to music when I work. Unless I’m feeling antsy, I prefer silence. If I am feeling antsy, I like something mellow like Sarah McLaughlin, Natalie Merchant, or Coldplay. The same applies in the car. Unless I have something that I need to think about, I’ll listen to audio books or podcasts.
That has changed lately, largely due to my thyroid problem. I’ve needed to keep myself amped up, so that I don’t sink into full-blown lethargy. For that, I’ve found Lady Gaga invaluable. Undoubtedly, her album “The Fame” shows a fair bit of talent. However, Lady Gaga herself is pretty much completely nuts and often in need of pants.
So I was highly amused by South Park’s recent use of “Poker Face”:
However, even better is Christopher Walken performing the song as a poetry reading. Truly, it just takes the cake:
For the record, Lady Gaga’s video for “Poker Face” is boring and stupid.
Update: Here’s another great parody: Neutra Face : An Ode On A Typeface (A Bearded Poker Face Parody).