Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lady Gaga: Never Cheap and nary a Material Mange


Thanks to the New York Times for highlighting my comment #91 aka this blog post here

Lady Gaga continues to delight and amaze me. I watched Poker Face and Just Dance non-stop on Channel 4 music/UK Top 40 when I was pregnant and feeding the wood pigeon couple who live in our garden and who should be showing up in a few hours. It was impossible not to because they were running her videos literally four times an hour at one point. But only recently have I actually come to call myself a fan though not quite a monstre peu. I laugh when those of my friends over 30 refuse to listen to any new music. Do they purposely want to be crotchety? If you live in the UK it's impossible not to and best of all the scene here is really spectacular and even when the tunes are "cacktaclular" it is still great fun.

Which brings me to back to Stefani, everyone from lesbian bed death incarnate herself, Camille Paglia to a droopy shouldered, inarticulate and tone deaf Katy Perry to a haggard Kate Moss to a redundant Christina Aguilera to mossy Jerry Seinfeld to Katy Perry's parents er uh I mean Fred Phelps and the neo-Nazi style hatred of the Westboro baptist is bashing her and yet she keeps moving forward effortlessly with her honest and pro-tolerance music and messages.

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga IS political and she does, unlike 90% of all of her peers on the screen and on the radio, have something to say beyond "look at my exposed body and how trashy, slutty, drunk and stupid I can be."

The icing on the cake is that she is the opposite of what a big fat dumb ass Men's magazine thinks a "hot chick" should look like and and she's ahead of all the one's who tow the line by about 10 million sold.

Unlike madonna, Britney, Katy Perry, Pussycat Dolls, Paris Hilton, Miley etc, etc Lady Gaga does not need to please and placate straight men and the baseball cap backwards little ass-hole Frat boy contingency to be ok with herself. The incessantly drawn Madonna comparisons make no sense apart from any obvious tributes paid on Gaga's part as a fan. After all, madonna was 100% conventionally attractive in a generic tiny featured way and marketable to straight men while in her 20's. Lady Gaga is the polar opposite. Gaga is a multi-instrumentalist- while madonna can't play any musical instruments- another key difference. A 9 headed alien named "Edwardette" could land from Venus and have a hit single and the press would make "the next madonna" comparisons. Time for the media to give it up now.

Profoundly and embarrassingly so, Lady Gaga's career is clearly light years ahead of Madonna in artistry and sheer raw vocal, playing and writing ability. Can't see Lady Gaga attacking Sinéad O'Connor the way madonna did after the Nazi Pope picture tear up on SNL. Gaga would join forces with Sinéad O'Connor and support her, not see it as PR siphon from her hardcore porn book scheme and attack her like a presto chango right winger.

Gaga's Fag hag honesty is actually heartbreaking because that's where the sole deep love for her as woman is coming from currently and she's not ashamed to admit it, be alone and ugly and unattached to someone. Who the hell has the guts do that? In my opinion, this is the keystone of a true artist's soul or at least the potential for one; not being afraid to be seen by some as raw, abandoned and alone. She also works her ass off.

Now if she can just cast off the blithering spectre of that Right Wing Cuban Perez Hilton, the only real millstone around her neck and be free of the Hollywood equivalent of Phelps style hate-monger, then she'll be unstoppable.

Kill your idols Gaga.



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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Love these lyrics, love this song

....though I originally thought Adam Young was singing "home will always be here on sea..."

Umbrella Beach

Stands and gears, oh how the daisies bloom
When chandeliers light up the engine room
Can you feel the drops as it starts to rain
There's an underwater Ferris wheel where I found the missing link to this island chain

Home will always be here, unseen, outta sight
Where I disappear and hide
I think dreamy things as I'm waving goodbye
So I'll spread out my wings and fly

Home is a boxcar and it's so far out of reach
Hidden under umbrella beach

Home will always be here, unseen, outta sight
Where I disappear and hide
I think dreamy things as I'm waving goodbye
So I'll spread out my wings and fly

I'll spread my wings and fly

Home is a boxcar and it's so far out of reach
Hidden under umbrella beach

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Silence Day Song (One in You-One in Me)


One in you, one in me
It's out of our hands you see
This is who we are, all we'll ever be
Don't get judgemental
Too temperamental
Just accept reality
Because there's one in you, one in me

We tear down the roads doin 95
Always sure we'll comeback alive
But now I don't have a choice you see
Is your God in a line?
Well it shouldnt be

We tear down the street doin 25
Always sure we'll comeback alive
Covered with roses, and cooled by ice
My God is in a screen
Well isn't that nice?

One in you, one in me
It's out of our hands you see
This is who we are, all were ever be
No need in getting sentimental
He's flickering subliminally
One in you, one in me

Spoken word bridge:

The sun was shiny brightly on the courts where tennis is played
I thought it would be a really swell time for all my cards to lay
His expression was calm, relaxed and serene
As he filled the air with sweat, booze and meth amphetamine
I gave him a hundred dollar bill and a deadman's pipe
Told him Happy birthday and truly, have a nice life
Last I heard he was living in a cleaner's van
Working as a narc and topping up his tan


We tear through the gross world barely alive
Always sure there'll be a place to hide
Know you're fraud, know that your done
Is your God in a pill?
Than give me one


One in you, one in me
It's out of our hands you see
This is who we are, all were ever be
Don't get judgemental too temperamental
Be as happy as you can be
cause one in you, one in me
I said one in you, one in me
Happy as can be (you better be)
one in you, one in me
Oh yeah, there better be
One in you, one in me

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

For Grace