I just finished watching “burqa” the remix on YouTube.
My fiancé is a huge fan. I’ve reluctantly watched and sang along.
Of course, me being too cool and “indie” to acknowledge that I truly appreciated your work. All the while ive appreciated the true artist you are.
The word “artist” is obviously thrown around lightly, about anyone…who does anything.
To me, an artist is someone who draws a line, crosses it, and dares others to cross that same line, and if they aren’t ready to cross that line, at least be willing to acknowledge that line exists and at the very least, be able to appreciate its beauty.
When I saw the word “artpop”, I melted. I grew up appreciating Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, etc…
I was able to share that same beauty with a handful of people, who now also appreciate it as well.
I was excited, imagining how many people would now begin to appreciate art, music, poetry, and now even moving images..one’s like the Burqa video.
You’ve moved my fiancé and I
And have inspired me to write a damn fan letter.
Which I don’t think I’ve done, since Natalie Merchant circa 1990. (Must be something about you New York women).
Thank you though.
For making him dance
And making him smile
And for stopping me in my tracks
And mesmerizing me with your voice and your words.
Keep doing what you are doing
Keep inspiring the youth
Keep inspiring the LGBT community.
But most of all keep being that ARTIST