Posts tagged ‘Lady Gaga’

May 2, 2010

Demo of Britney doing Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”

Apparently “Telephone” was written with Britney Spears in mind, but she rejected it. Here is the demo of Britney’s recording. I know this is just a demo, but that autotune is just awful. The song is pretty flat. I doubt that a completed version would have been half the monster that the Lady Gaga/Beyonce version is.

Here is the link to download it.

Britney – Telephone (demo)

Also, here are some U.S. troops in Afghanistan doing a video where there they dance to “Telephone”. It’s pretty funny. The dance one of the troops does at 1:05 is priceless.

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April 30, 2010

Christina Aguilera is attempting to compete with Lady Gaga

So, this is the new Christina Aguilera video. It’s NSFW. If this video is any indication, looks like artists are going to start attempting to compete with Lady Gaga. She’s clearly trying to out “sex freak” her. This video apes the “Bad Romance” video and the “Express Yourself” video. I don’t feel much need to dissect the videos, it’s clear when you watch what Aguilera was “inspired by”. From the white aesthetic, to the outfits, to Aguilera crawling to a saucer of milk, to the shirtless men in rain, to Aquilera standing atop a tall balcony… Of course, Lady Gaga wants to be Madonna in ways, and Madonna wanted to be Marilyn Monroe in ways.

But, Christina Aguilera does get my Hot Mom Award™

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April 26, 2010

M.I.A. – Born Free video

M.I.A. must have predicted this new Arizona Illegal Immigration law that amounts to unconstitutional racial profiling, violating the 4th and 14th amendments (I live in AZ by the way). M.I.A. has stopped being polite, and is getting real bros. The video is pretty brutal, be forewarned. NSFW unless your job is a violent job. The song itself is a good electro-punk track. Based on the audio stream of “Born Free” on her website, apparently the ambient bits in the video aren’t in the actual song. Oh well, I liked those. I’m reminded of the videos for Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” in that I think both Lady Gaga and M.I.A. have clearly decided they have carte blanche to do whatever the fuck they want.

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April 22, 2010

Ke$ha… so bad it’s good?

I haven’t talked about Ke$ha yet. I’ve heard her album, Animal, and it’s fun in a trashy, guilty pleasure way. Some of her songs are catchy. But, it’s not “good” in an artistic sense. Here’s Ke$ha’s performances of “Tik Tok” and “Your Love Is My Drug” on SNL last weekend. First, not everyone needs to have dance routines. Especially this… well… white. And, the two astronaut “dancers” dance like they were fans of hers off the line waiting to get in and Ke$ha paid them $20. Second, she clearly needs her auto-tune. And, is it just me, or does she sound somewhat like Alanis Morissette? Third, she clearly is trying to do a “conceptual” costume/art direction thing like Lady Gaga. But, didn’t we see this shit in a Busta Rhymes video from 12 years ago? Finally, how sad is that moment at the end of “Your Love Is My Drug” where she stops and asks if anyone wants to makeout, and like one guy said “Yeah!”

Also, if you don’t already know, she ripped off her sound from Uffie:

Uffie – Ready To Uff (from 2006)

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April 20, 2010

Christina Aguilera – Not Myself Tonight

Everyone is doing club bangers now. Personally, I sometimes feel like everyone wants to do a club track or 12 once in their lives. I’ve been awaiting Aguilera’s new album Bionic since I read the list of producers/co-writers she was working with: Le Tigre, M.I.A., Santigold, Ladytron, Sia, and Goldfrapp. That’s literally an electro dreamteam. This track was produced by some dude named Polow da Don, and it seems he hasn’t done anything that interested me up until now. If this is what the guy who I’ve not heard of has produced, this album could be fucking awesome. It might draw comparisons to Britney’s last two albums and Lady Gaga. But, Aguilera is working with ridiculously authentic, talented people, and if anything I’ve always felt that vocally Lady Gaga sounded like Aguilera. BTW, I guess being bi is the chic thing to mention in club tracks now?

Not Myself Tonight

The album is out June 8th. Neat album cover.
Bionic

April 9, 2010

M.I.A. is feeling insecure.

So, as you probably know, M.I.A. shit on Lady Gaga in an interview in NME.

“None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza disco, you know?”

She’s not progressive, but she’s a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I fucking do! That’s a talent and she’s got a great team behind her, but she’s the industry’s last stab at making itself important – saying ‘You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums’.

The singer-songwriter added: “Respect to her, she’s kept a hundred thousand people working, but my belief is you Do It Yourself.”

Lady Gaga’s kind of the big target right now since she’s been so dominant the past two years. To a degree M.I.A. has a point, in my opinion. Lady Gaga, musically, is not breaking any ground. I trashed The Fame because of how derivative it was. But, on The Fame Monster the songwriting is really good. I’m not sure why M.I.A. is worried or gives a shit though. I’m not sure if their audiences mesh that much. While I like Lady Gaga, M.I.A. is by far the more innovative artist musically. Make fun of Lady Gaga’s outfits all you want, she is innovative when it comes to her fashion. And, Lady Gaga has put in the time, playing in N.Y. bars, clubs and competitions before she was famous. (She also strikes me as being batshit before she was famous too.) If M.I.A. wanted to go after someone, she should have gone after Rihanna for completely ripping her off for the “Rude Boy” video.

Diplo called Rihanna out on it on his Twitter, and even made a Rude Boy / Boyz mashup.

Rihanna – Rude Boy (Diplo Rudeboyz remix)

Die Antwoord has a solid case against Rihanna too.

I’m not surprised M.I.A. doesn’t give a fuck about going after someone on her own label (Interscope). M.I.A. is “authentic” enough. Really, I would love to see M.I.A. and Lady Gaga to a collab together. It would be fucking sick.

March 11, 2010

Lady Gaga w/ Beyonce – Telephone video

Ok, so this is NSFW due to nudity, violence, cursing, etc. The video is a lot to take in. It amounts to a 10 minute Tarantino homage. It’s pretty much Natural Born Killers meets Caged Heat.

My first five questions are:
1) Did Tarantino give his blessing?
2) Was that dance move Lady Gaga made when leaving the prison a tribute to Michael Jackson, or…?
3) Did Miracle Whip and Wonder Bread really pay for part of this?
4) Does Beyonce really think that “motherfucker” was really where the line is?
5) Is this making any actual statement, or is it much ado about nothing?

Love her or hate her, no one is doing what Lady Gaga is doing. I love the song, and this certainly tops “Bad Romance”. So, I’m thrilled. I’ve watched it several times. But, I can’t help but worry she’s going to burn out on ideas very quickly. She seems like she’s putting a lot out there very quickly. Also, it’s a big deal Gaga got Beyonce to do this. I think, despite her reluctance to put a “motherfucker” out there, Beyonce went far out there for Beyonce. My favorite line is, “We’re going to make you swim outta here in your own blood, bitch.”

February 28, 2010

Lady Gaga on GMA (and Jonathan Ross)

I think this might be the best interview I’ve seen with Lady Gaga, talking about AIDS awareness. Stephanopoulos tries to ask the typical “OMG, what’s it like to be Lady Gaga” questions, and she refuses to lose focus. She certainly can be very articulate when she wants to be. BTW, I still hear about people not using condoms and it blows my mind.

Compare that interview to her on Jonathan Ross, where she’s a tad nutty.

February 17, 2010

Lady Gaga’s junk

I hope after last night’s Brit Awards performance people will drop the “Lady Gaga is a man” jokes. From WWTDD.

Junk

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February 16, 2010

Stills from upcoming “Telephone” video.

I’ve been eager to see what Lady Gaga does with the video for “Telephone”, and it looks and sounds as epically bonkers as you’d expect. After Bad Romance, she has a lot to live up to. And, “Telephone” is a fantastic song.

From The Huffington Post

Waitress Gaga

American Gaga

Er... Bluetooth Gaga? Idk