The Amplifier just spent 65 minutes that could have been alternately used to repeatedly view Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds commercial watching the 65-minute Q&A a very nervous Google employee conducted with Lady Gaga yesterday afternoon at the tech giant's California headquarters. Why did we do this? So you don't have to watch adults wearing cut-up pink bunnies ask, "What do your pajamas look like?" Why did Gaga agree to do this? Apparently she goes way back with a high-up at Google, who was once her RA at NYU -- and busted her for drinking in her room! According to the moderator, Google was flooded with 54,000 questions from fans in three in a half days. These are Gaga's most revealing answers:
On her childhood dreams:
"When I was in high school, all my girlfriends wanted to get jobs here. And I wanted to be what they were searching for."
On "Born This Way":
"Everyone was like, oh the lyrics are so literal, and I'm like, 'yeah.' "
On her rehearsal technique:
"Whenever you see those really horrid photos of me, looking drunk at a piano bar, I'm actually rehearsing. That's just how I like to rehearse, I like to have a couple martinis and play some Cole Porter and that's just the way I like to learn. But stay in school."
On why all her tattoos are on her left side:
"It was actually my father's request. He asked that I remain on one side slightly normal. So I only have my tattoos on my left side. I'm also a lefty. I think he sees this as my Marilyn Monroe side and this is my Iggy Pop side."
On her favorite YouTube video:
"The boy when he comes home from the dentist."
On reality TV:
"You will never see me do reality television, don't even ask, it will never happen. I'm not that kind of person. My whole life is a performance piece so I don't need to have my picture taken to feel that I'm in a moment of art."
On dirty, filthy liars:
"People who say they can't escape the paparazzi are full of s---."
On the best advice she's ever received:
"If you don't have any shadows, you're not standing in the light."
On her May 23rd album Born This Way:
"I have sort of created a genre of metal-dance-techno-pop music with a lot of rock anthemic choruses, because that is the music that I love. I'm actually really obsessed with Bruce Springsteen. ... Lots of almost like big Def Leppard-style melodies in the choruses, but it's very hard and very edgy."
On... seriously, who knows:
"I don't want to be part of the machine, I want the machine to be part of me."
On her next single, "Judas":
"The song is about honoring darkness in order to bring yourself into the light. I have been haunted by my past for a very long time, and actually that's a recurring theme on the album. You have to look into what's haunting you and learn to forgive yourself in order to move on. And it's really fun to dance to, and it sounds like it could be a pop priest record."
On what she looks like when she brushes her teeth:
"The truth is I look exactly like I look right now, I just probably have a Mötley Crüe T-shirt on and there's a really good looking guy in my bed."
"I say Rebecca Black is a genius, and anyone that's telling her she's cheesy is full of s---."
On the difference between Stefani Germanotta and Lady Gaga:
"Gaga's just my nickname. It's like when you're a kid and your mom calls you Skip."
On her blond ambition:
"Me and my tits and my ass and my brain are very proud to be here today."
- Lady Gaga