and im sorry for the use of the word "hell'a" not really sure where that came from...
and im sorry for the use of the word "hell'a" not really sure where that came from...
Henry, thanks for the link. I had a feeling there had to be a connection to the gay industry somehow. Obviously, ALL or at least most of her backup dancers for the vid were gay.
"Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "
--Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000
*the number is now forty
i love lady gaga! some of my favorite songs of hers are her unreleased ones, it's incredible, she must have at least 30 or 40 unreleased songs. and it's great that someone singing pop is actually righting their own songs instead of all this "collaborating" nonsense.
It didn't take long for someone to call Gaga the new Queen of Pop!
I think Madonna is still the queen of pop but Gaga is the closest one to taking that away from her.
I'm sorry...I'm just not following YOUR attempt at making a point
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Music Video Pioneer Michel Gondry on Lady Gaga: 'I'm Not Interested'
Michel Gondry has made some of the most indelible music videos of all time for some of the biggest acts of the last two decades, including Radiohead, Björk, Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, Beck and even Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. So when Movieline caught up with him today to discuss his forthcoming documentary Thorn in the Heart, it seemed a great opportunity to feel him out on the new vanguard of the form: Lady Gaga, whose epic “Telephone” video has swept popular culture with a fury, frenzy and inspiration not seen since the glory days of which Gondry himself was a part. His response — which swept through genre monoliths from Michael Jackson to Madonna to Marilyn Manson — was unexpected to say the least.
“I’m not interested,” he said. “To me it’s like a form of Marilyn Manson. It’s hard for me to talk about it; I’ve seen a couple of videos of hers, and not for very long. I stop watching them each time because I don’t think there’s melodies. I’m sorry to be negative. Like I’m not a big fan of Madonna. I respect her very much, but unfortunately the videos didn’t help the music in the long run. Well, I guess it helped it to survive to the point where the video was irrelevant. So music has to find its own way, which is good for the music. It becomes smaller and more alive and it’s not as crazy, except for some R&B. To me, it’s just talking about the surface. I compare it to Marilyn Manson. The music to me is very expected. I don’t think there’s anything in the tone or the melody that makes me say, ‘Oh, there’s something going on.’
“And I like commercial music,” Gondry continued. “Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it’s popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate. And I don’t see it. Her melodies are very conventional. I remember when my friend and I would argue about Killing Joke. I remember him saying, ‘It’s so great!’ But I said, ‘It’s so conventional! How can you find anything original? It’s just surface!’ I don’t know, maybe the comparison is ridiculous. But the melody was very, very flat. That’s probably why they are famous. But maybe it’s considered high art just because of the way she dresses?”
That raised the question of the decline of the music video overall, the foundational art form that MTV has essential banished from network.
“But you know, in 1999 or 2000, MTV and VH1 did the 100 Best Videos of All Time — two different selections — and I had zero videos in either of them,” Gondry said. “So when people tell me I’m the ‘MTV Generation,’ I just say, ‘No.’ I never won any MTV [Video Music Awards]. Oh, except for one for a video I did for Massive Attack, actually, and I lost it. My producer was furious. He wanted to put it in his office. But I loved videos. I remember watching videos very late at night — Michael Jackson videos. The first rap videos were amazing: Run-DMC, Tone Loc, all of that was just amazing. The Beastie Boys videos were always great. But then it became very stereotyped. There was this confusion. Also: The MTV Video Awards were never about the video, but about the song. Most of the time it was just to glorify people for the wrong reason.”
Gaga is in Australia! Does Gaga and Adam have the same schedule? Adam was in Australia last week. Maybe they'll meet in Japan.
Anyway, has anyone heard if Gaga is touring in your city...again? I just heard that she's coming back to the Staples Center to perform again in August, although she just performed this past December.
Ima marry GaGa..
and have 89 ferocious children.
(Just thought that needed to be thrown into the argument.)
i think Lady Gaga should settle down for a while, she need vacation and rest, she works too much for like 2 years now?? this isn't good for her health and i heard a couple o times rumors that something happened and she would die, like the other day she was wearing very tight clothing during a flight and couldn't breath so people helped her take them off the last minute... plus watch this video, she collapses during concert [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBtyXcwuNJI[/ame]
And nobody helps her, lol. She just carries on with the show
Merged! Great! Does that mean probably I've posted in a pro Lady Gaga thread?
^Another kicking English grammar post
She is vapid and uninteresting. Will people throw money at me if I woke up ugly and wore a bin liner in public and endlessly wittered on about bisexuality? Probably not
I heard that some of the gay fans are angry that Gaga invited that Transformers guy to be on her "Telephone" video. Rmeember how Gaga said that she will not tolerate homophobia and will not work with any homophobe? It appears that Tyrese is a homophobe.
You never hear about people demanding recognition for their contribution to shit films, or crap albums. Or that they had that some illiterate non-bestseller was plagiarised from their original idea.
For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, 'It might have been.'
Lady GaGa slams critics about telephone
I love her!Lady Gaga Says Homosexuality Isn't A Choice
Lady Gaga says people have no choice in whether or not they are gay, as she believes you are born that way.
Lady Gaga says being gay is not a choice.
The 23-year-old singer, who has previously discussed her own bisexuality at length, believes homosexual men and women are "born" that way.
Gaga - who claims her new video 'Telephone' is "groundbreaking" because she showcases lots of different types of sexuality in the nine-minute promo - said: "There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It's not a choice, we're born this way.
"That's why for me this video is groundbreaking because it has one foot in the art community and one foot in the commercial world."
The 'Paparazzi' singer stars in the video with Beyonce Knowles - who also lends her vocals to the track - and prior to recording Gaga promised Beyonce it would be a classic.
She added in an interview 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O radio show: "I told Beyonce this after it aired, you'll see this video is not just great now but six months from now what this video will mean.
"Hearing people say the video is sadomasochistic or that the video promotes murder for young people, it's my personal belief that the video is getting so much attention, not because of those themes because I've done those themes before, haven't I?
"I've done those themes in many of my videos but it's because it's with Beyonce and it's because there are so many homosexual themes."
In the video Gaga kisses a female prison warden, is broken out of jail by Beyonce, kills someone and makes a poisoned sandwich for a group of truckers.
In the past the eccentric pop star has admitted she could easily fall in love with a woman.
She said: "Of course. There are no rules or limits when it comes to love. But I see love as separate from sex."
I hate it when people call their own work "groundbreaking." Let the public decide for themselves whether your work deserves the designation, thank you very much. She is quite entertaining and it's good that she's very vocal on gay equality, but she does grate on me at times.
BTW, has she ever had men kissing men in her videos before, or is it just girl-on-girl? The last time I've seen a male-on-male kiss in a mainstream music video was in Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful". I'm cool with lesbians, but she does realize that a large percentage of the straight homophobic population gets off on seeing that stuff? Hardly groundbreaking.
That being said, yes, homosexuality is generally not a choice.
Well then that settles it...Lady Gaga Says Homosexuality Isn't A Choice
Now that we cleared this up, I think we should move on to if you can catch it....
god, if only
The sentiments are praiseworthy but I loathe artsy fartsy pretentiousness...the video seems eons away from the gist of the song.Shock value done to press buttons isn't shocking...and it seems more like an agenda driven video than anything else.There are a lot of great videos that press the envelope not only provocatively but thoughtfully...this one looks like one big train wreck of politically fashionable crap.
What a stupid cunt. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
lol gotta love everyone getting their hate on
>>>Shock value done to press buttons isn't shocking...
Actually, by definition, it IS shocking. As they once said about some other artists (Marilyn Manson, I think), shocking the easily shocked, and pleasing the easily pleased. That said, if she's going to be "controversial", I'm glad she's doing it in the guise of helping the cause.
Me thinks she suffers from something called delusions of grandeur. In her eyes she's some saviour of magnitude proportions but to the unwashed masses she makes catchy pop/dancey tracks and spouts a lot of drivel. I don't see anything controversial about it. It's all done in a cartoon style way that it becomes a parody and not in a good way.
^chronic eyeroll!! Couldn't agree more. What a hilarious and dead on way to put it.
I understand what you're saying. It's that Christ-like arrogance that some celebrities use when speaking of/championing social causes or matters that is irksome, and almost sounds phony on their part. Most of us know that sexual orientation is innate, and it's been the professional opinion of God knows how many psychiatrists and specialists who've done proper research on the matter. Did we need Gaga to further confirm it? Does her saying so authenticate it all the more?
And mama never freaked out when she heard it go BOOM!...Cuz she knew we were in the zone.
He is soo hot
^ Yeah, the term "preaching to the choir" comes to mind. Rather ironic, given the situation.
Hum, at least she sent the message to more people out there. Although its effectiveness is questionable.
It is weird the way we hang on the words of celebrities as though they were authorities on every conceivable subject (Brad Pitt, what should we be doing in Darfur) but we tend to do it (OK, maybe not you), and are you pissed of at her, or pissed of that you or anyone else cares wha she thinks? What should she have said?
Pissed off, I meant.
Who the fuck cares what Gaga says? I like her songs. Period. Does that give her some particular insight in to a galactic truth? No. Does Brad's popular movies reveal to him what is the right course of action in Darfur? No. Does Barbara Streisand's voice and wealth make her political leanings any more correct than mine? No.
They are all entitled to their opinions, but I only care about the job they get paid for. I'll do my thinking all by myself, thank you.
Nobody needs to care what she thinks, and nobody should be thinking for you, and she should say wtf she wants to say.
Throwing women over balconies is a total turn on for me, too.
Right. I was thinking of Paparazzi. My friend was commenting on how hot the guy at the beginning of that video is so I only assumed.
A lot of the backup dancers/male actors in her videos tend to be pretty hot.