In an interview with Stephen Fry of The Financial Times, published last week, her Royal Gaganess let the proverbial cat out of its proverbial bag, saying "I really want to do it. I've spoken to my manager." In an earlier, more innocent age--2008--Lady Gaga dropped the danceable single-entendre hottie "Christmas Tree", but for the full album she's thinking of taking things in a stunningly different direction. "I thought it would be really sweet to do a Christmas release of Gaga and the jazz standards." Insert your own puns about bad romance here.
I love Gaga. I really do. She's an immensely talented singer and songwriter, even if the haute couture persona seems artificial and sometimes grating. Frankly, an album of Gaga doing jazz standards sounds potentially awesome. Maybe just a bit scary, but potentially awesome.
Anyway, such news as this naturally gives me the opportunity for a completely gratuitous playing of one of my favorite YouTube videos.