I recorded this live rendition of ‘Angel’ by Sarah McLachlan for my friend Michelle back in 2004. I was 18 then. I thought it would be nice to post this to let people hear what I sounded like 10 years ago and show everyone just how long I’ve been pursuing music. I will keep going at it until I stop breathing.
Thank you to everyone who’s supported me through the years, especially Dennis and Michelle who have been there since the very beginning. I love you.
I’m not saying Google has made a mistake with the Nexus 5. It had to do something, go mainstream to keep control of its system, especially given Samsung’s strategy seems pretty clear: become the number one Android retailer, get people used to Touchwiz, then migrate them to Tizen, which looks the same, and hope they go peacefully.
In other words, give Google a sloppy kiss while simultaneously nicking the family silver.
Fame. It’s not what I’m after. The more I grow up the more I realize how unappealing the idea of fame is to me. I’m a very private person. I think twice before posting a picture on Instagram or announcing something. Fame would probably kill me. The most transparent I am is through the songs I write, and that’s the closest to my truth anybody will ever get.
While Prism could have been made by anyone, Artpop is unmistakably a Gaga creation. It may not be quite as incredible as Gaga thinks it is, and its excesses will turn a lot of people away, but it’s nevertheless big, dumb pop music with a person behind it—a person who unapologetically, desperately craves to be loved.