The Moment I Became a Lady Gaga Fan

I’ve liked Lady Gaga’s music for years. She’s a beautiful and interesting creature. Her work ethic is one of those crazy unparalleled missions that exhausts me just thinking about it.

A Star Is Born has been on billboards all over town. Hadn’t really given it much thought one way or the other. I mean, it’s the remake of the remake of the original 1937 movie.

Thursday night Lady Gaga was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. I wasn’t sleeping, as per usual, and was finally tapping into my CBS All Access subscription.

What happened next was mystifying. This woman’s attitude and openness was not only unexpected as I kind of thought it would be the typical beginning of the Oscar campaign, but poignant and emotional without drama or flair. She stated her mind and paid beautiful homage to one of the bravest women in the country, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In the process she reduced me to tears, not difficult, I know. But this was a deep wrenching gut twisting realization that women are not alone. I am not alone.

Not to mention she left Colbert speechless. Has that ever happened before?

And yet, as of yesterday, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was confirmed. The world just keeps getting scarier.

The elections are one month away. All voices, those with national platforms and those with tiny blogs, must vote. In the end, that is our loudest voice.