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Old 08-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #861
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Oh, is that this weekend? I want to see the Britney tribute.

But damn, why waste time watching? I'll catch it on YouTube later.
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It is this Sunday, indeed.

I can't help it, I'm way too fond of observing 21st century mainstream pop culture, so I will be there and watch every second of that shit live. It's my cross to bear.
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I'm with you for some of the big award shows, but I've finally reached the point where the MTV ones are just too annoying.

I think this means I'm officially old.
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I'm with you for some of the big award shows, but I've finally reached the point where the MTV ones are just too annoying.

I think this means I'm officially old.
I haven't watched the MTV video awards since 1992 when U2 appeared live via satellite from a Zoo TV show only to have the little twerp Dana Carvey playing along with them on the MTV stage in his Garth character. I had not seen a Zoo TV show yet at that time and so I really wanted to see U2 perform. I did not want to see frickin' Dana Carvey mugging and pretending to play drums with them. Gawd I was annoyed. And, yes, I am still bitter about it!

If I hear of a performance from Sunday's show that I want to watch I'll just watch it online afterwards. I love the internet.
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I don't have much to say in analysis of it, but I'd like to bring up my observations about Gaga's new video for "You and I."

This is one of her simplest singles to date...a piano based love song, the music is not going to turn any heads, it's not aggressive. It's actually very formulaic. And cheesy. (Not saying these are bad things, necessarily, btw.)

BUT...even for this simple-ass song, she decides she has to have a fucking really long and pretentious intro to the video with risque and "artsy" images. This video does not match the song whatsoever. For this cheesy pop love song, this would have been a good time to make a quick, maybe funny, maybe modest music video.

I don't know. It's like the whole "I need to make a big artsy statement!" thing is growing tiresome.

I still like her, though. Just sort of tossing this out there.
I liked the 'Edge of Glory' video for its simplicity but I didn't expect her to do the same thing for her next video. But, still, my reaction after watching 'You and I' for the first time was "What did I just watch"?? Now that I've watched it a few more times I like it and I think it does have a connection to the song, albeit not a direct one.

Here's how I think the video connects to the song: "You and I" is about Gaga going back to her old boyfriend. This is the same ex-boyfriend about whom she wrote all her dark relationship songs such as 'Bad Romance' and 'Monster'. In 'You and I' she's downright gushy about how happy she is to be back with him but there's still a little bit of a darkness in it with the line "I'd rather die without you and I". But in the video I think she's really delving into the dark side of the previous relationship. My interpretation is that the guy isn't happy with her as she is and, really, neither is she. He's doing various things to try and change her but she just keeps becoming freakier and it nearly kills her. She finally leaves him and learns to love herself (literally making out with herself) and then returns to him because he apparently now accepts her as she is. They then get married and live happily ever after.

It's possible I've been thinking too much about this.
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i don't love the edge of glory video. though i did like that she made a simple video. i just didn't think it was a good simple video, especially since that was the epic song off the album, so i thought it kinda needed an epic video. but to have a straightforward video from her was very refreshing.

but you and i is one that i thought did need a simpler video. as much as i like almost all of her videos, i hate the ridiculously over-the-topness (it's a word!) of some of her videos, where a four minute song is stretched to eight minutes with intros, outros, and the song stopping and starting randomly.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #867
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Rumor has it that Gaga will perform 'You and I' at the VMAs tonight as her male alter-ego who appeared in the video. So, if this is true (I hope it isn't), how long will it take for someone to accuse her of ripping off Annie Lennox?
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i'm accusing that performance last night of being fucking stupid.

it takes a lot to make britney spears seem like a sympathetic figure... but yea, gaga has gone and done just that.
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TMI

Lady Gaga Wore a Prosthetic Penis at VMAs - UsMagazine.com
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It's clever because we thought she was a man a couple years ago.
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Lame.
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I think Adele became overexposed because they were trying to promote her originality in looks and voice and song-writing.


feels like GaGa is on a break........I think she should try a slow song.

Maddie, please come back to us!


Adele isn't overexposed and if she is then she should be because she's talented enough.


Gaga isn't on any break. She's still rolling full throttle.



One thing I didn't realize was that Gaga was an admirer of Britney. Other then being a piece of ass for a few years, what has she done for music? Besides lip sync every tour of course.

Did anyone notice Britney's reaction when Gaga came out as her alter ego? It looked like Britney didn't even know it was Gaga in disquise.
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Adele isn't overexposed and if she is then she should be because she's talented enough.

One thing I didn't realize was that Gaga was an admirer of Britney. Other then being a piece of ass for a few years, what has she done for music? Besides lip sync every tour of course.

Did anyone notice Britney's reaction when Gaga came out as her alter ego? It looked like Britney didn't even know it was Gaga in disquise.
Adele is talented but I am more convinced than ever that the British media and music industry are manipulating her chart numbers after her sales jumped up yet again the week after dropping out of #1. She does, however, have my love for apparently dissing Chris Brown at the VMAs. Cameras showed her sipping a drink and looking away from the stage while the thug Brown was performing.

Gaga has said that she was a Brit fan when she was younger but Gaga says lots of stuff that she doesn't really mean so who knows? The derogatory comments she has made in the past about lip-syncing blondes seemed to be directed at Spears but, again, who knows?

Spears knew it was Gaga. She just appears to be uncomfortable in any situation where everything isn't completely under her control. I've not followed her career so I have to ask - was she always like that or did she become that way after her breakdown a few years ago? Someone upthread mentioned feeling sorry for Spears because Gaga overshadowed her award presentation but the blame for that falls on MTV. They supposedly knew weeks ago what Gaga was going to do but they still had her present the award. They couldn't care less about Spears (or anyone else). They just wanted a 'moment'.

Here's a pretty hilarious photo recap of the VMAs. MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Desperate Living in Desperate Times (PHOTORECAP!) - News - TV.com
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Oh my God, that was wonderful.
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haha, nice recap.
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Tony Bennett has another Duets album out tomorrow

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Old 11-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #877
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Did anyone watch her Thanksgiving special? I really enjoyed it, and visually it was beautiful. I believe she directed and produced.

Very cool to see her sing Orange Colored Sky. And to see her in the designer outfits with normal makeup, etc.
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And to see her in the designer outfits with normal makeup, etc.
I've been ready for that a long time. I was so over that jaded, dated, tough leather chick shtick. (In fact I think I said somewhere earlier in this thread about how it was time for her to do something truly shocking and put on a Chanel dress. I guess it was just a matter of time anyway before she went all the way with elegant.)

I enjoyed the performances but fast-forwarded through the rest of it.
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I watched Gaga's Thanksgiving show twice (DVR'd it). It was good. Very good. It was nice to see that personal "normal" side of her, seeing her emotional over family and loved the choice of music she performed as well as the couture. I did find it interesting her make up was conservative but she masked her eyebrows which I thought was odd. I'd like to see more celebrity Thanksgiving shows rather than Xmas shows. For a change. I like Gaga.
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