Unicorns are appearing all over the place these days in anime and music videos. There’s Gundam Unicorn. I haven’t a clue what the unicorn is about since the last Gundam I watched was Gundam Seed. Then there’s Ke$ha with her strange unicorn head people in the video for Blow. Although these have unicorns they’ve lost the meaning of unicorns, Lady Gaga uses the symbolism of unicorns in the Born this Way vid. Gaga’s been claiming she loves unicorns because of My Little Pony and that she identifies with them.
So what do Unicorns symbolize? That Gaga can identify with them and has them associated with Born This Way the song and album? Today unicorns are mostly depicted as horses with a single horn while traditional unicorns had a billy goat’s beard, a lion’s tail and cloven hooves like I drew in the above picture. Unicorns are normally associated with purity and grace and could only be caught by a virgin. Unicorns were prominent in heraldic symbolism and were often shown with a collar and a broken chain, indicating that they have freed themselves from bondage and cannot be taken again. Unicorns often have the power to heal physical and emotional wounds.
I think its the symbolism of freedom that unicorns represent and the purity of thought & emotion (not necessarily chastity) that makes the unicorn perfect for Born this Way. What do you think?
Everyone’s been ripping into Lady Gaga for copying Madonna’s Express Yourself for her song Born this Way. Lady Gaga said the chord progression was similar because she used one from disco. Which I suppose Madonna would have as well since there were grumblings of her stealing from The Staple Singers Respect Yourself. Fortunately for Madonna and unfortunately for Lady Gaga, Respect Yourself isn’t as mainstream as taking from Express Yourself. But after seeing this vid I truly wonder how many sound combinations there are to make in music. Especially since everyone from Journey to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Black Eyed Peas used the same four chords.
Gaga brings back Gagavision after a long awaited interval. Wondering about the song playing when she’s looking at the Get out of Hell free card? Its Ladytron Seventeen. Lady Gaga listens to Ladytron lol.
Ok so more importantly what good does a Get out of Hell free card do? Like does that give her a free license to do whatever she wants because if she was sent there she can get out? Thats a real smart fundamentalist for you… A fundamentalist protester once gave me a billion dollar bill which I’m definitely keeping because who wouldn’t want a billion dollar bill?
Whose the guy on the bill? Maybe their leader? Who knows.
When drawing Lady Gaga for V Magazines Drawn This way contest I drew Gaga multiple times…so many times that I ended up drawing her during crunch time- I was finishing the pic in the last hour it was due. Which one do you like best? I decided to send in the one at the bottom.
This week I’ve been trying to keep occupied while waiting for Born this Way. Don’t want to be a total monster right? Just a little one. The hype to Born this Way is building. The lyrics were released then Gaga said that she was releasing the song two days early. Originally it was going to be released on the same day as the Grammys. Now we’ll get it in time to sing along, well some people will be able to. I might be a able to tumble along. And then there’s her cover art for the album. She’s got an old glam look from the 70s + monsterness. Alot of people have noted she looks like Ke$ha on the cover, but I’ll say she looks the way Ke$ha wishes she could and tries to look like so whatevs to that. And everyone seems to think all blonde females look the same. And Little Monsters have been keeping BornThisWayFriday a trending topic on Twitter all this week. I’ve never seen this much hype over one song which makes it the most exciting song release of my time and its got to be as good or better than the hype. I’ve never heard a bad Lady Gaga song. Just ones that wouldn’t necessarily get played on the radio.
In the meantime I’ve been imaging what Born this Way will sound like. Will it be a dance song? I’m sure it has to be. But when she sang a snippet it was definitely a ballad. What’s Gaga got in store for us this time? Ellen showed off her imaginings and got James Blunt and Justin Bieber to help her out. Who else has been imagining the song while awaiting Born this Way Friday?