Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lady Gaga is an Artist

Over the past few months, I've tried to convince people that I think Lady Gaga is a performance artist and not "weird" or "stupid" or "badly dressed". She's making huge commentary on big themes, and guess what? She can SING. And write songs, and play piano. And dance! Her songs didn't make a huge impact on me until "Bad Romance" but, much like Madonna's did in the 80s/90s, Gaga's image has resonated with me.

So now we have the epic "Telephone" video - it's shocking, it's NSFW, it's too long, and even after viewing it a couple of times I'm not sure I can tell you how the song goes. But: it's art, and there's no denying it. Other videos of hers have more emoting, but this is just a wild ride that bears noting. (Unintended rhyme).



For more commentary, may I direct you to the hilarious but at times illuminating blow-by-blow dissection of the video over at The Atlantic.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I very much enjoy the Gaga. "Telephone" was like a mashup of "Chained Heat," "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill," "Kalifornia" and "RuPaul's Drag Race."

I just couldn't believe that Beyonce' was in it - she's always seemed a bit vanilla to me.

- BAW

Lynn said...

Where was Beyonce? I couldn't stop looking at Gaga.

Had a bit to Thelma and Louise going on there at the end.

Nancy said...

Madonna Jr. makes her own "Thriller."

時尚 said...

不要把生命看得太嚴肅,反正我們不會活著離開。..................................................

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