Cyndi Lauper Sees Herself In Lady Gaga's Style
Pop star, Cyndi Lauper, may be 56 years old, but she's not fuddy duddy who doesn't know what's going on. In a recent interview, Cyndi Lauper discussed everything from the BP Oil spill to her new blues record to being Lady Gaga's inspiration. Check the deets below:
Why a blues record?
Cyndi Lauper: The blues are the roots of everything I’ve ever sung, and America is kinda going through the blues right now.
You mean the economy? The oil spill?
Cyndi Lauper: Yeah, everything. To get our country out of the claws of companies is going to take a while. The Republicans have got amnesia — who was in charge the past eight years? Who was on CNN saying, “Drill, baby, drill”? And the friggin’ tea party: What are you going to be making tea with? Dirty water? You gonna be having any fish for dinner?
You and Gaga toured together promoting Mac Viva Glam lipstick and AIDS awareness. Do you see yourself in her?
Cyndi Lauper: Gaga does performance art, but she does sculpture; I do performance art and I paint myself. When I saw her, I said, “Yeah, right.” You should never listen to people who say tone it down. I never painted myself so people would look at me; I did it because when I looked in the mirror, it made me feel alive. When I have color on my hair, I wake up — I can think, I can see. And I can’t understand spending all that time painting your hair and not making it look like a flower. I like tulips a lot. When spring comes and you see tulips all over the city, it’s too much for me. Eventually, I’m going to have to get the paintbrush out.
What did you think of Elton John singing at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding?
Cyndi Lauper: I think Elton John took his money and put it into promoting equal rights. Some people look at it like that.
If it had been you, would you have been able to hold your tongue and not say something to Limbaugh from the stage?
Cyndi Lauper: Me, nooooooo. There are some things I just won’t do. Like I won’t go to the Middle East. You could have a billion dollars, I won’t take it. And I can never hold my tongue.
What do you miss most about the eighties?
Cyndi Lauper: Everything. The scene, the clubs, the music, downtown fashion, the way we were free. All the stuff invented in New York. You know, we had our own royalty.
Date Submitted: 6/21/2010 8:07 AM
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