To get get back to my original point the Guardian recently wrote a piece somehow linking a few girl popstars, some new some not, to Lady Gaga. The girls featured in the article are Nikki Jane, Eva Simons and Janelle Monae. There isn’t much of a basis for the article and it kinda just feels like the Editor told them “Shove Lady Gaga somewher in that story will you, we need a tedious celebrity link”.
I doubt it was meant in the way that I perceive but it can’t be denied that every new female artist has to be linked to a previous one to validate them as such. This happened to Lady Gaga when she first popped onto the scene. The next time you see a woman who plays guitar in a music magazine I bet you they’ll be compared to PJ Harvey. It’s lazy journalism and it should not be accepted. Women have more influences than the last flavour of the month.
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