Lollapalooza or Bust!

July 27, 2010 at 8:57 am (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Since I’m not going to the Free Fest, I set my eyes on a higher prize. The Lollapalooza in Chicago. It would be my chance at a roadtrip too if I find people to join me. Its coming up soon August 6th. Probably too soon to plan, but not to stop dreaming.  Lady Gaga’s getting a stage built especially for her.  Green Day, Soundgarden, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Erykah Badu, X Japan, and Devo are some of the acts going.  And its even more awesome considering that tickets to Lady Gaga by her self can easily cost the amount of a three day pass and she’s set to do a two hour performance.  How can you pass that up? And why are there still tickets? If I lived closer to Chicago I would have bought mine a long time ago.  People in that area must be spoiled having something like that come around every year.

Well I’ll just try to content myself with old Live Aid footage from 1985…which I believe was the greatest concert ever held. And the attempts to copy it with Live 8 in 2005 and Earth Aid not too long after paled miserably in comparision. Live Aid had Queen, Phil Collins, Sting, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Madonna, Duran Duran…in fact it would be easier to say who was not there than who was. They each had 20 minute sets and the amount of people who attended was crazy.  You can see in this clip of Queen’s performance that people weren’t just paying to see the performance, because not many people could even see the stage.  They were paying to be in the artist’s prescence.  I don’t think people do that as much anymore considering arenas don’t sell like they used to.

Now it seems Madonna wants to put on a Live Aid type concert for Malawi.  Could be hope yet for me. If I can’t go to Lollapalooza this year maybe next, although I’m sure Lady Gaga won’t be there…and there may be this Live aid type thing.  I know there are always concerts, but not always in my area, and not usually what I can afford. I’m broke as who knows what.  Especially know that I’m going to grad school. Pff. The life of a broke student in a area that usually doesn’t get the awesomeness of the Lollapalooza.

Or not that whole Madonna thing doesn’t seem real…Oh well.

Kagehime

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Gaga silhouette 2

February 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm (art, fashion, music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I had a request for the outfit Lady Gaga wore while meeting the queen.  It was made of red latex in the style of Elizabeth the first.  The silhoutte sort of looks like a ketchup bottle though. Maybe I should have used a different color like I did for the other ones.

I’m not going to have you guess this time and I also did her outfit from the x-factor.

I love how serious she looks wearing this.  I wish I could do that.

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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