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Lady Gaga covers Coldplay. Choir covers Lady Gaga. Classical Lady Gaga. [MLYT]
posted by mccarty.tim (100 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lady Gaga covers Coldplay.

*sticks shotgun in mouth. pulls trigger.*
posted by jonmc at 3:37 PM on April 15, 2010 [30 favorites]


Love it. Been listening to it all week.
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:38 PM on April 15, 2010


Obligatory.
posted by mullingitover at 3:39 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Igor Covers Gaga
and Coldplay
posted by MechEng at 3:40 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


*sticks shotgun in mouth. pulls trigger.*

You're like Metafilter's own adorable little Lester Bangs!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:41 PM on April 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


There should be a radio station of just Igor playing whatever the local pop 50 megawatt ZRok Station just played.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:43 PM on April 15, 2010


This guy covers Outkast. This dude covers Taylor Swift. Am I doing this right?
posted by Think_Long at 3:44 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Coldplay is bad music and people should feel bad for listening to it.
posted by dunkadunc at 3:46 PM on April 15, 2010 [11 favorites]


Men of Moores - a capella group from my alma mater doing Bad Romance.
posted by greekphilosophy at 3:46 PM on April 15, 2010


Kid Covers Bad Romance
posted by MechEng at 3:50 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


lady gaga posts are like the bat signal to jonmc
posted by nathancaswell at 3:53 PM on April 15, 2010 [7 favorites]


Under the covers with Lady Gaga

NO.THANK.YOU.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 3:53 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


for reals, i don't even have an opinion on lady gaga i just came to this thread to see if he'd gotten here yet
posted by nathancaswell at 3:54 PM on April 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


That Finnish video reminds of why you must never try to explain the appeal of the Swedish Chef to a Scandinavian.
posted by bicyclefish at 3:54 PM on April 15, 2010


Yeah, well Sherwin Williams COVERS THE WORLD.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:06 PM on April 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


Gaga's cover of Coldplay Started slow, but got really impressive.
posted by delmoi at 4:09 PM on April 15, 2010


*sticks shotgun in mouth. pulls trigger.*
posted by jonmc at 3:37 PM on April 15


Sometimes I feel like it's just you and me, man. Just you and me. Man. :(
posted by basicchannel at 4:11 PM on April 15, 2010


dude, that kid can snap!
posted by Jeremy at 4:12 PM on April 15, 2010


Lady Gaga's music is like that "I'm too Sexy" song mixed with that Madonna song where she raps, and a sprinkle of of Cindy Lauper's hair.
posted by anoirmarie at 4:16 PM on April 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


for reals, i don't even have an opinion on lady gaga i just came to this thread to see if he'd gotten here yet

It's true. Threads like this are like those toy sets where you arrange gears and cogs just so and then the fun is in watching them turn one another.
posted by everichon at 4:20 PM on April 15, 2010


cherry cherry boom boom
posted by dead cousin ted at 4:21 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pomplamoose covers Telephone

Who needs cigarette sunglasses and gratuitous nudity when you have pure awesome instead?
posted by The World Famous at 4:22 PM on April 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


#songprequels has been fun the last few days.
posted by gwint at 4:23 PM on April 15, 2010


Shoulda covered Telephone Thing.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:24 PM on April 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Pomplamoose covers Telephone

*shivers*
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:25 PM on April 15, 2010


Pomplamoose covers Lady Gaga
Here's Conan O'Brien covering Radiohead

M.I.A. talks Gaga Stigmata
Growing Up Gaga
posted by kliuless at 4:28 PM on April 15, 2010


Do ms. pomplamoose's eyes always look like the acid is starting to kick in?
posted by fleetmouse at 4:32 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like Pomplamoose so much it hurts.
posted by found missing at 4:39 PM on April 15, 2010 [8 favorites]


ms. pomplamoose's eyes

My pet theory is that Pomplamoose is the foyer, if you will, into the most elaborate and Lovecraftian alternate reality game ever.

At least, I hope it is a game.
posted by everichon at 4:40 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The classical Gaga was quite a good arrangement, and everyone just looked so damn happy. Orchestra/classical nerds don't often get to play songs that 1) we love playing and 2) our friends are familiar with. Happy to see the violist get the solo!
posted by Devika at 4:43 PM on April 15, 2010


Coldplay is bad music and people should feel bad for listening to it.

OK, I'm going to open myself up to ridicule here: what is so bad about Coldplay? I'm a music lover and occasional music snob, but not really all that educated about music or music theory, and so for a long time I knee-jerk-disliked Coldplay because they seemed sort of unoriginal and pretentious at the same time, which is an annoying combination. But then I realized that a lot of their music is actually kind of melodic and catchy, and that I don't actually hate hate it - if I've got my radio on scan and it goes past a Coldplay song, I will sometimes stop and stay on that station.

So I get that Coldplay is not exactly original, but is it really objectively bad music? And if yes, what exactly makes it so bad?
posted by lunasol at 4:45 PM on April 15, 2010


If it is someone's favorite band, by definition it sucks. QED.
posted by found missing at 4:46 PM on April 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


Under the covers with Lady Gaga.
posted by GuyZero at 4:47 PM on April 15, 2010


what is so bad about Coldplay?

Coldplay is the musical equivalent of wallpaper. Sensitive, whiny, wallpaper.
posted by wabbittwax at 4:52 PM on April 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


So I get that Coldplay is not exactly original, but is it really objectively bad music? And if yes, what exactly makes it so bad?

Think vanilla ice cream. It's not terrible, sometimes it even hits the spot when you're not in the mood for something more fancy. Now imagine that that everyday for about 5 years everywhere you go people try to force feed you vanilla ice cream, in shops, bookstores, museums. Everyone you know is suddenly MAD about vanilla ice cream, nutritionists tell you it's the best ice cream ever and it's winning awards and you're like 'But it's just vanilla! It's not special."

That's coldplay.
posted by litleozy at 4:54 PM on April 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


I love vanilla ice cream and hate coldplay.
posted by anoirmarie at 4:59 PM on April 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Who needs cigarette sunglasses and gratuitous nudity when you have pure awesome instead?

Because I'm still a fan of smokes, sunglasses, and gratuitous nudity in whatever form or permutations you wish to combine them.
posted by l2p at 4:59 PM on April 15, 2010


So I get that Coldplay is not exactly original, but is it really objectively bad music? And if yes, what exactly makes it so bad?

"Coldplay could easily be summed up as Radiohead minus Radiohead's beat, dissonance or arty subterfuge." -- from The Case Against Coldplay, by New York Times music critic Jon Pareles.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:04 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I like vanilla ice cream in large doses, Coldplay in very small doses, and think this (the Lady Gaga thing) is cool. Now we just need to get the other ~100K Mefites in here to give their opinions, and we can settle this pressing aesthetic issue once and for all.

("but...")

ONCE AND FOR ALL!
posted by teraflop at 5:09 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I know it's fashionable to hate on trendy or currently popular things, but I've always figured the point of music was to be enjoyed. The way I find I enjoy music the most is for the memories that seem to get attached to songs that were playing a lot at the time - my first real love is stored away forever in Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown (I'm actually a lot younger than that would suggest), I will always associate my first semester of college with the Tom Jones/Art of Noise version of Prince's Kiss, and Coldplay's Clocks will always be a long afternoon, sipping coffee at a table in Starbuck's and discussing (of all things) whether Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been as much of an icon if he'd lived.

So yeah, I like Coldplay. They rock. I kinda like Lady Gaga too, but mostly because she seems to me to be playing a joke on everybody, and nobody's getting it.
posted by Pragmatica at 5:11 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


The cover itself is really quite good. I'm not a Gaga fan myself - but she really does something unique with a song that I've heard in a lot of different forms in the past.
posted by ElliotH at 5:20 PM on April 15, 2010


gwint: "song prequels"

"Boy I'm Glad I Finally Got All Those Dogs Inside"
posted by idiopath at 5:26 PM on April 15, 2010 [37 favorites]


Did someone say Lovecraft?
posted by New England Cultist at 5:28 PM on April 15, 2010


Coldplay is cheap store-brand vanilla ice cream, but they've got "GOURMET" in big letters on the container.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:30 PM on April 15, 2010 [6 favorites]


If alien overlords ever descend on earth I hope our opening gambit is firing a capsule at them with a Pomplamoose-packed iPod on it. Yep we've fucked it up, leave us alone. Humanity is not worth it. This is what we've become.
posted by fire&wings at 5:35 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is this something I need tweeter to know about?
posted by iamck at 5:43 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


lunasol: So I get that Coldplay is not exactly original, but is it really objectively bad music? And if yes, what exactly makes it so bad?

Coldplay are wildly uneven. There is a certain type of song they do that's really quite good, a rhythmic pop song with orchestral sweep (e.g. Clocks, Viva La Vida), but everything else is fairly undistinguished. I kinda wish they'd just make an entire album worth of rhythmic pop songs with orchestral sweep, but they mostly seem to write songs that are don't follow that formula.

Also, the drummer is a really excellent beatsmith.
posted by Kattullus at 5:44 PM on April 15, 2010


Has anyone managed to get a decent quality audio file of this?

I'm struggling (low bit rate downloads from the usual kinda sites - but they aren't very good at all)
posted by ElliotH at 5:47 PM on April 15, 2010


Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra cover Outkast.
posted by Sebmojo at 6:06 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pomplamoose should hire out as Professional Pop Reharmonizers.
posted by danb at 6:08 PM on April 15, 2010


Some people take comfort in music, books, TV, whatnot that is crafted to simply be pleasant for many people. Other folks want more, be it more complexity, a challenge to understand, or even abuse. The first category is Coldplay and vanilla ice cream, the complex could be Radiohead and rocky road ice cream. Challenging might describe free jazz and some wild Ben & Jerry's flavor, and you get into the territory of abuse with Merzbow and wasabi astronaut ice cream. Liking vanilla is fine, but you're playing it safe. Sometimes you need that, just as some people need pain to feel alive.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:12 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pomplamoose don't really reharmonize anything though, they just make everything sound like you're in Starbucks.
posted by avianism at 6:17 PM on April 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


Some people take comfort in music, books, TV, whatnot that is crafted to simply be pleasant for many people. Other folks want more, be it more complexity, a challenge to understand, or even abuse.

...and still others want both, at different times. You don't have to hate vanilla to enjoy sorbet (that metaphor is getting a hell of a workout).
posted by Pragmatica at 6:32 PM on April 15, 2010


You don't have to hate vanilla to enjoy sorbet

That's what I'm saying. But like litleozy said, if you get vanilla shoved in your face, you might get burnt out.

(that metaphor is getting a hell of a workout).

Eh, it works. And hopefully we'll get sidetracked into talking about weird ice cream flavors.

Yes, that was my goal. And I like to get all beanplatey over music.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:37 PM on April 15, 2010


Pour some chocolate syrup on it and you're okay.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:40 PM on April 15, 2010


Whoa, two-beard dude in the choir video was disturbing.
posted by ignignokt at 6:44 PM on April 15, 2010


Pomplamoose: Making it OK for indie types to like songs they don't want to say they like. It's a Pat Boone-like service!
posted by ignignokt at 6:48 PM on April 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Pomplamoose don't really reharmonize anything though, they just make everything sound like you're in Starbucks.

I don't see why those are mutually exclusive!
posted by danb at 6:49 PM on April 15, 2010


Coldplay could easily be summed up as Radiohead minus Radiohead's beat, dissonance or arty subterfuge.

I happen to think that it's fine to call whatever Radiohead has been producing since Kid A art, but it's not popular music; to assume that there's any useful contrast between them and pop-music band Coldplay because they have superficial resemblances is annoying and pointless.

Gaga makes me happy.
posted by kittyprecious at 7:01 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I happen to think that it's fine to call whatever Radiohead has been producing since Kid A art, but it's not popular music

I kind of checked out after Amnesiac, but that album was boss.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:28 PM on April 15, 2010


10 years from now, will this matter?

I'm not being trite or snobby. I'm asking, is there any way to tell if today's flavour will last? What makes Madonna, well, Madonna, able to somehow morph and sell her brand for decades? Does Our Lady G have that?

I wonder.
posted by clvrmnky at 7:44 PM on April 15, 2010


God, I hate it when people promote the Pomplamoose covers. I love their originals -- Hail Mary and Beat the Horse are fantastic -- but stuff like the Single Ladies and the Telephone covers just strip everything that made the popular song popular right out.
posted by flatluigi at 7:48 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, Gaga is fantastic. Did you know that she's the first artist ever to have her first six singles chart at #1?
posted by flatluigi at 7:49 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


For MONTHS, whenever I heard Viva La Vida out in public it drove me nuts because I just could NOT figure out what the bridge (I think?) reminded me of. This part:

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing


Finally, after plugging my ears and humming it to myself I realized that--to me, anyway--it sounded just like the higher range parts of REM's "Find The River," the gorgeous final track to Automatic For The People:

Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
Ocean storm, bayberry moon


I'm not saying that Coldplay ripped REM off, I'm only posting this in case you're roughly 35 and feel a weird tug in your ear when that part of the song comes up.

And I'm no Coldplay fanboy--I only really know the singles--but I'd rather listen to Yellow or Clocks any day than Thom Yorke scraping a cinderblock across a guitar for ten minutes while that phony Jon Pareles faps about their "arty subterfuge."
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:50 PM on April 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


I don't think you know much Radiohead, Ian A.T., if that's all you think their music is.
posted by Windigo at 8:07 PM on April 15, 2010


I'm not being trite or snobby. I'm asking, is there any way to tell if today's flavour will last? What makes Madonna, well, Madonna, able to somehow morph and sell her brand for decades? Does Our Lady G have that?

to what purpose would one ask the question? it doesn't change the nature or enjoyment of what she is doing now. do you ask this about authors? actors? painters? do you enjoy the flavors that don't last any less for it?

i love gaga and think she's doing some interesting stuff. she has hooked in to something in the culture; people who like her really like her, across generations and types. it reminds me how madonna went through a phase where people thought she was completely trashy, but then she did evita and had a baby, and there was something in the air where people really wanted to like her and were kind of rooting for her.

with gaga, i think it has a lot to do with the fact that she really seems to want to lift her audience up, to make them feel good about themselves. i'm looking forward to seeing how she evolves, but it's entirely possible she could go in neat directions where many of her fans are not willing to follow. i think her success, already at a point where few music careers ever reach, gives her a lot of freedom (especially considering that she seems to have fought to do stuff her own way, and those who took a chance on her are benefiting greatly from it), and she seems to be the type to take full advantage of that.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 8:10 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is there a place where I can download/buy Gaga's cover of the Coldplay song? It, the original Coldplay song, finally grew on me after 3 months of constant rotation at my work. Plus, the little changes she makes to the lyrics are just brilliant.
posted by Partario at 8:14 PM on April 15, 2010


Gaga is big fun.

For no apparent reason, I'd like to hear Pomplamouse cover this.
posted by sneebler at 8:40 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Classical Lady Gaga.

Ehhhh. Having strings and a piano doesn't make something "Classical."
posted by ludwig_van at 8:52 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hereby declare her "Pro."

Why -- because pros screw up, get a breif hint, and then nail the take.

Just like she did. Piano. Voice. Live. No way to hide the fact you just forgot the lyrics except to confess and go on.

Pro.
posted by eriko at 8:59 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I like Pomplamoose so much it hurts.

What he said.

Whatever sins you may commit, you are getting a free pass out of hell for introducing me to Pomplamoose.
posted by eriko at 9:30 PM on April 15, 2010


Alright, another one falls hard for Pomplamoose. I can't place who her voice reminds me of... Fiona Apple? Mixed with some Norah Jones? I can't nail it down, but there is a female singer I hear in her tone and I can't place it.
posted by shinynewnick at 10:12 PM on April 15, 2010


Gaga is big fun.

Teenage suicide (don't do it)?
posted by nathancaswell at 10:32 PM on April 15, 2010


This post introduced me to Kuorosota in general and Lappajärvi in particular, therefore it wins.

Also, between this and Hevisaurus I want to move to Finland.
posted by rodgerd at 3:04 AM on April 16, 2010


I'd like to appologize for the choir in the clip I posted. The lady is like two beats off, and epic beard guy is a little off-key (AFAICT, I'm no musical genius). If anyone is a choir director here, though, I implore you to get your group to sing Lady Gaga songs. It works, and even a so-so choir singing the songs is a fun clip. Imagine if we had a decent group going RAH RAH! RAH! RAH RAH! ROMA! ROOMA-!
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:58 AM on April 16, 2010


Epic beard guy is kind of a big deal in Finnish heavy metal, which seems to be their national sport.
posted by Eumachia L F at 5:35 AM on April 16, 2010


In that case, sorry Finland!
posted by mccarty.tim at 5:58 AM on April 16, 2010


Gaga looks like an old version of Bettie Davis there. Not good.

I don't think Gwyneth Paltrow likes Coldplay either.
posted by stormpooper at 7:15 AM on April 16, 2010


I think Coldplay gets a bad rap sometimes. It's true that they're pretty derivative at times of Radiohead. And The Beatles for that matter - listen to Julia and then listen to A Message and pick your jaw up off the floor. But by and large, I enjoy their songs quite a bit. They're thoughtful, well-realized, and melodically pleasant (if a little unchallenging). And I agree that the drummer is great.

X&Y was my favorite album of 2005. I was amazed at how quick music critics were to pan it. Viva La Vida had a few middling songs, but by and large it was excellent as well. And the Coldplay show I saw while they were touring for Viva La Vida was awesome.

/likes Coldplay and Radiohead but not Lady Gaga. Squeeeee!
posted by kryptondog at 8:23 AM on April 16, 2010


is it really objectively bad music?

Er. Is there really any such thing?
posted by IjonTichy at 8:41 AM on April 16, 2010


Er. Is there really any such thing?

6th grade band class might be "objectively bad", as in they don't know how to play their instruments very well. Otherwise, it's best to have some epistemological modesty when tossing around sentiments that reflect so-called "objective reality".
posted by Burhanistan at 8:50 AM on April 16, 2010


Just like she did. Piano. Voice. Live. No way to hide the fact you just forgot the lyrics except to confess and go on.

Pro.


♫ Figure it out
posted by dmit at 10:32 AM on April 16, 2010


is it really objectively bad music?

i think assertions that someone else's music preferences are objectively bad are ridiculous, but i also think they are useful in a larger context. i've found that the degree of such insistence is a generally good measure of someone's tendency toward emotional reasoning or casually intermingling subjective observation with objective reasoning. were i an innocent defendant facing a jury, i would want it to be one of the points of inquiry.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 10:37 AM on April 16, 2010


Figure it out

Whenever I used to hear or sing that one, I never failed at that point in the song to switch to the lyrics of Killer Queen.
posted by fallacy of the beard at 10:50 AM on April 16, 2010


Apropos to nothing, but since this is the latest Lady Gaga thread, I'm going to point out that I've been reading all of the Lady Gaga threads and would like to thank hermitosis for turning me on to Janelle Monae, who is like a straight-up kick-ass R&B version of Kate Bush.
posted by infinitywaltz at 1:44 PM on April 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


I second that emotion infinitywaltz. I think fond thoughts about hermitosis regularly, but the most frequent ones are probably when I think about how pleased I am to now know about Janelle Monae. She makes me feel a little bit straight.
posted by greekphilosophy at 1:46 PM on April 16, 2010


I don't think there's music that's really objectively bad: I certainly didn't appoint myself Supreme Leader of Music.

Still, if you can tell that music was made cynically for a lowest common denominator, it might not be 'bad' for all values of bad, but it's still pretty fucking bad.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:48 PM on April 16, 2010


Still, if you can tell that music was made cynically for a lowest common denominator, it might not be 'bad' for all values of bad, but it's still pretty fucking bad.

I'm not sure about that metric. There's a lot of music that is held up (including on MetaFilter) as very, very good that I can very easily tell was made cynically for a lowest common denominator. And even I, having appointed myself Supreme Leader of Music, don't think that necessarily means the music is bad. I mean, I think Lady GaGa's music is pretty obviously made cynically for a lowest common denominator and that that's actually part of the show - and it's not bad music.
posted by The World Famous at 2:06 PM on April 16, 2010


Perhaps. What is that 'glint', then, that makes inane music good? Silliness? Fun?
I like a lot of '90s Swedish dance music (Cool James and Black Teacher? Oh Yes) that's pretty clearly commercial and inane. Yet, at the same time, it's got that glint- and I think silly fun might cut it. Lady Gaga seems to have that glint as well.

Coldplay, however, does not. They're a bunch of cynical somber wankers.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:36 PM on April 16, 2010


I think perspective has a lot to do with it. To someone who has never been to a popular music concert and doesn't really listen to pop music, a Coldplay concert could be a pretty electrifying event, I imagine. Likewise, while I like Lady GaGa's music just fine and I recognize the brilliance of her marketing strategy, I find her whole schtick, including her musicianship, delivery, vocals, and songwriting really quite boring. For example, I assume that, as a professional musician and songwriter, she is capable of performing in more than just that schmaltzy piano bar style that she apparently employs when playing piano and singing. And yet she chooses to use that same style, apparently, regardless of what song she's playing? I think that's boring and probably calculated to appeal to a lowest common denominator of people who are easily impressed by that kind of thing. I don't necessarily dislike it. But I think it's boring.
posted by The World Famous at 2:49 PM on April 16, 2010


We should have a MeFi music competition to create objectively bad music!
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:49 PM on April 16, 2010


We should have a MeFi music competition to create objectively bad music!

Wouldn't it just all be Coldplay covers?

Just kidding.
posted by The World Famous at 4:51 PM on April 16, 2010


mccarty.tim: "We should have a MeFi music competition to create objectively bad music!"

the rest of you don't stand a chance
posted by idiopath at 5:22 PM on April 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Never having heard Viva La Vida before, it reminded me of "The Joy of Cola" jingle at first.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:37 PM on April 16, 2010


I don't understand metafilter's obsession with Lady Gaga...
Or for that case, how metafilter seems to have infected me me with that infection...
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy at 6:15 AM on April 17, 2010


It's probably not really about Metafilter. I have no other outlet where I can go on about my love of Lady Gaga without scorn and shame. I suspect I am not alone.
posted by Eumachia L F at 2:34 PM on April 17, 2010


I'll have a love-in of Lady Gaga wherever it's acceptable. I think Lady Gaga should establish a seekrit handshake. If the other person reciprocates, it means that they, too, are a Little Monster in the mood for a meet-up love-in.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:57 AM on April 18, 2010


Still my favourite Gaga cover ever.
posted by Kurichina at 5:48 AM on April 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've gushed enough about her in public and around friends and family that they not only tolerate me - and by extension, her - but most of them have actually grown to like her.

The other day, my father prattled on about her performance in the Telephone video and got into that analysis of symbolism that even I don't bother with. I have to admit, it was a treat to hear him chirp, "And then Beyonce wears the glasses that Gaga wore when she killed her boyfriend!"

And thanks to mccarty.tim, my boyfriend (an avowed Gaga hater!) was humming Bad Romance all weekend after becoming entranced by the Scandinavian performers.
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:58 AM on April 20, 2010


Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce vs. Metallica - Enter Telephone (DJs From Mars Club Rmx)

One of my favorites.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:12 AM on May 1, 2010


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