Wild Beasts remix Lady Gaga
The newest single from Born this Way just got a new video. In typical Gaga fashion, it is totally avant garde, slightly confusing, and completely memorizing. Lady Gaga’s tweet to introduce the video stated “You must love all + every part of me, as must I, for this complex + incomprehensible force to be true.” Alright.
‘Yoü And I’ is one of my favorite songs from Born this Way, if not my favorite. It is a real country barnstormer which still sounds totally fresh and pop. Enjoy. Oh say hi to Gaga’s male alter ego, Joe Calderone.
On April 21st Weird Al wrote out a very long “saga” about trying to get permission from Lady Gaga to record a parody of her song ‘Born this way.’ Long story short, she didn’t grant him permission, he threw a fit on the internet, she gave in. Well in the blog post about all the wonderful things this song was going to be, Al said: “Man, I wish you all could have had a chance to see the video we were going to do for this thing. It was going to be BEYOND AWESOME, and disturbing on many levels. Oh well.”
Well, wish granted. Here is the “BEYOND AWESOME” video.
Hm, well at least we’ll grant him that it is disturbing.
Lady Gaga’s video for her new single, ‘Judas’ featuring a biker gang of apostles with Gaga in the role of a Mary Magdalene in love with bad boy Judas. Sacrilicious.
Check out a line by line crib sheet to all the Biblical references on New York Magazine.
This cute video of the University of St. Andrews a cappella group The Other Guys doing a rendition of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ came across our desks this morning and we just had to share as a) it shows St. Andrews, where Skye and I went to uni together (with Prince William and Kate Middleton) and b) posh boys singing GAGA, love it. Happy hump day.
Last Thursday, I went down to Washington D.C. to see Lady Gaga on her tour, The Monster Ball. I’ve always had a real appreciation for what Lady Gaga does, from writing exceedingly catchy pop songs to crafting her appearance and shows like a piece of performance art, but seeing her live and then talking to her after (yup, I had a chance to briefly meet her after the show), I’m now in a bit of awe of her.
The Monster Ball is not just a concert, it is part Broadway show, part circus. From start to finish, Lady Gaga puts on a play telling the tale of her and her Little Monsters trying to get to the Ball. There are small parts of improvisation where she speaks directly with members of the audience (specifically in the second half where she calls an audience member in honor of homeless children kicked out of their homes because of their sexuality, a bit sponsored by Virgin Mobile, and invites the person backstage) but even those moments seem rehearsed. Whether that has to do with Gaga’s quick wit or practice, practice, practice, I don’t know. Probably both. But regardless, all combined, the show is riveting. And added to the play aspect, as she points out, Gaga does not lip-synch and vowed, she never would.
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In The Sunday Times Magazine this weekend, writer Camille Paglia ripped Lady Gaga a new one, calling her a “manufactured personality” and going on further to declare that “despite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android.” Yikes.
Watch her sensational performance of ‘Alejandro’ in the feature below.