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Well, this was a strange day.

After putting my Lady Gaga parody on YouTube this morning – and announcing that it wouldn’t be on my next album because Gaga didn’t approve it – there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet.

Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!

Gaga’s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga – she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that’s what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own.

He’s sorry.

And Gaga loves the song.

I’m thrilled on many levels to hear this, because 1) I truly respect and admire Gaga as an artist and it pained me to think of her as having less than a great sense of humor, and 2) it means I GET TO PUT OUT MY ALBUM!

As promised, all my proceeds from the song (and the MUSIC VIDEO… I can’t wait…) will go to the Human Rights Campaign.

Thank you, Gaga. And thanks to everybody who had my back.


Your pal,


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    I just love Perform this Way! You are a really amazing parodizer (Is that a word? I don’t care, really.) and I just can’t stop listening to it… for some reason. And hopefully you didn’t make Gaga think about going nude in public or make us think its cliche.

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    My 13 year old son has created a bunch of parodies, complete with music videos. He has done all of the work himself and has loaded them onto YouTube. This morning, a friend called to tell him that he can no longer access the clip on his iPod. After checking, we saw a message about “violating copyright law”. I THOUGHT that ALL parodies were “fair game”, and thus protected.

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    He is very creative and artistic and would love to continue to use parodies and YouTube as an avenue to continue to grow and develop. Do you have any ideas?

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