Gaga’s VMAs

September 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , )

 

I thought Lady Gaga’s escorts were awesome.  It was ashame they were all discharged.  And Gaga looks awesome here. (And the whole time really).

Chelsea Handler’s Bad Romance came complete with a house on her head.

Gaga couldn’t even walk in this dress.

Meat dress!  I saw it and just started yelling meat, meat, she’s wearing meat! 

It was truly Gaga’s night. 8 wins and a commercial inbetween with one of her songs.

Kagehime

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Lady Blah Blah no Gaga

January 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m offended Sarah Palin’s being compared to Lady Gaga even on the DL.  What did Gaga do to deserve such a slight?  Seriously the New York Times Op Ed compares the two directly.

Lady Blah Blah is obviously a play on Lady Gaga.  Of Palin  “And, she has one of the best poker faces in the game —” and that “She continues to command the spotlight while they dance in the dark.” and “this fame monster who seems to have the stamina to endure until the end.”

It’s really kind of funny.  This Gaga language really gets to the base of Sarah Palin.  She is a fame monster.

Sadly I thought that Palin was going to be on Oprah the same day as Lady Gaga and James Cameron.  I would have loved to have seen Palin’s face at seeing Gaga’s fans  little monsters seeing that a little went to the show in costume.  Could you image?

Kagehime

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Hitchcock and Russian Roulette

November 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s with the use of Alfred Hitchcock in songs recently.  Pitbull mentions him in Oche Calle.  But for him he wants to make a film and you know the kind I mean.  Lady gaga makes clear refences to Hitchcock’s movies in Bad Romance with “I want your psycho, your vertigo stick, want you in my rear window,” which she explains in her Alexa Chung interview as wanting someone to the point that your willing to accept even the deepest darkest parts of them and of course its a Hitchcock shoutout.

Russian Roulette’s making its rounds in songs as well.  But so far its hit and miss.  Lady Gaga says “Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun” in Pokerface.  And Rihanna’s got a new song called Russian Roulette, but so far I’ve heard at least as many complaints as praises about the song.

Like any of these songs?

Kagehime

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S-S-Stuttering in Songs

June 19, 2009 at 2:58 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Stuttering is a problem that many people deal with, yet its something that shows up again and again in popular songs.  What is it about stuttering that makes it useful for songs and that people seem to like it?  Is it the repetition of a sound in a certain way?

Here’s a list of a few.  If you have more please comment. 

Lady Gaga Paparazzi  poker face  eh eh nothing else I can say 

Rihanna Umbrella

Jeremiah  Birthday Sex

And of course there’s Scatman by Scatman John who says in the song that

(Scatting by Scatman John)

Everybody stuttersone way or the other
So check out my message to you.
As a matter of fact don’t let nothin’ hold you back.
If the Scatman can do it so can you.

Everybody’s sayin’ that the Scatman stutters
But doesn’t ever stutter when he sings.
But what you don’t know I’m gonna tell you right now
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing.
Yo I’m the Scatman.

 

In 1965 the BBC refused to play The Who’s “My Generation”, saying they did not want to offend people who stuttered. When the song became a huge hit, the broadcaster relented and added it to their play list.

Seems that people like stuttering in songs, but not in speech.  What do you think about this?

Kagehime

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PokerIsland Quest

April 9, 2009 at 4:08 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Thanks to someone on the Lady Gaga blog I found a game that’s kind of cool called Poker Island Quest.  Supposedly it has three levels, but I’m yet to get through the first.  The game lets you place as Lady Gaga.  In the first level she is in search of a magic stick (isn’t that from a different song), car keys and a microphone.  There’s a time limit and if the paparazzi take a picture of her she slows down.  So that means through cards at them. 

The game opens up with actually clips of Lady Gaga from a commercial see filmed while overseas (I can’t remember exactly where).  And then shows a comic book page with direction of the game.  The whole time (at least in the first level) the game plays a loop from poker face. I like it, although I kind of wish they would just play the whole instrumental.

Have you played this game? What do you think about it?

Kagehime

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Gagaflutitis

April 3, 2009 at 5:24 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

 I admit I’ve searched way too much about Lady Gaga but there’s a reason and its that I got gagaflutitis or some such ridiculously named disease.  Gaga always talked about she’s going to give everyone the flu.  Apparently I caught it and sometimes its annoying even to me. 

So how did I caught gagaflutitis?

Phase 1  Radio Gaga

Once I was listening to the radio.  I’m in college so I usually just use my computer, but I was home for a short break  around december so I was listening to the radio.  I like dance music so I was happy that I lot of dancy songs were on the radio like Katy Perry Hot N’ Cold, Rihanna Disturbia, etc.  Then I heard just dance, didn’t know who it was by yet, but I was like yes dance music’s back.  Naturally I looked up just dance on my computer and found out it was by lady gaga and I was like “what kinda of name is that?” Then I watched the music video and I was like hmm different, but cool.  Then I  saw poker face and was like wow! I loved the song and the beginning of the vid with the great danes.  Then I went through all the songs that were available on youtube at the time and realized they were all good.  But then my computer messed up.  It would only play the beginning of music videos so I ended up watching the beginning of poker face and disturbia too dozens of times.  And actually my computer let me play love game completely for some reason.

Next thing I knew my computer crashed completely and I was left depending on the computer lab for computer use and tv (which I rarely just watch tv usually it has to be a show that I like).  So I was watching tons of mtv u and stuff.  The funny thing is I think it was the crazy beat in love game that kept me hooked, because I couldn’t get enough bass after hearing that.  And of course I found out how dirty the lyrics were early on.  And I had made the mistake of watching The Fame part 1 in a computer lab if you know what happens in that.  

Phase 2  Exams

Every exam period I usually watch tons of anime, but since throughout the year I started liking anime less and less I needed something to fill that void.  And so I listened to tons of Lady Gaga and watched all those fake vids people enjoy putting up.  I also starting looking up stuff about her like her age and where she was from and what’s her real name, etc. So then I decided that I was diffently getting the album The Fame during the Christmas break.  Usually I only like a few songs or so on an album but I liked all of Gaga’s so I had to buy it.  I also wanted to buy the Twilight album, because I had seen the movie and hey Muse is awesome.

Phase 3 The Fame

I bought The Fame on itunes and listened to it a lot during the break. Mostly uneventful I suppose.  Then I came back to school and was like whatever I’m over it. 

Phase 4 Pop ate my heart

That was not true Heard some more songs online.  And saw the acoustic pokerface version.  Awesome.  So then I wanted tickets to see her show etc.  Still haven’t gone and the shows been postponed here…

So how bad is my gagaflutitis? I talk about her pretty much all day to everyone I know whenever I find out something I think is interesting about her or heard a new song.

Why am I so addicted? For one I always go through a phase of liking some muscian or other, but its never been this bad because the musician is now either dead or old.  They are not in the process of possibly becoming a legend, they already have become one.

Another reason is that her ideas and pictures are very accessible online.  Three I think I just like crazy musicians in general, especially if they’re very good.  And look at her fashion.  I think its crazy cool.  That zipper eye on American Idol? How crazy was that? Another big reason is that I’ve found some awesome music, other than hers.  Like why wasn’t I listening to Queen before? Then I found Roisin Murphy formerly of Moloko, Ladytron who’s supposed to be working with Christina Aguilera, the Gossip, and some others.  Also, she changes enough or puts out new material enough to keep my short attention span occupied.  And quite possibly the biggest reason is that she writes her own lyrics and designs her own clothes.

The funny thing about these phases is that the one I was going through right when I first heard Gaga was David Bowie who is one of her idols. 

So am I obsessesed or going through a phrase? Probably a mixture of both.

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