'Some bands are ambitious
. And then there’s Lazer/Wulf. The concept behind the prog-metal trio’s new album, The Beast Of Left And Right, is more than ambitious; it’s kind of insane. Guitarist Bryan Aiken, bassist Sean Peiffer, and drummer Brad Rice have constructed an entire, full-length work of technical yet melodic metal that forms a palindrome.' They've also attracted attention for having a very famous and unlikely fan. [more inside]
Lady Gaga satirizes the objectification of celebrity while cashing in on it with a series of creepily lifelike gagadolls
. You can even rent one for an event. Several models to choose from.
A new Lady Gaga song called Burqa
has leaked online. Its production is pretty interesting. Its lyrics are... controversial, to say the least. "Lady Gaga bas a burqa problem," writes Jezebel
. "You can't just ornament yourself in other cultures (especially not if those cultures are specifically targeted for violence and harassment in your home country)." Other criticisms abound on The Atlantic
. A blog called Racist Little Monsters
has popped up to collect pictures of fans posing in self-made burqas [warning: nsfw language abounds]
"This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov ('natural resource' is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples' business cards
, whether boilerplate or highly designed, staid or comical."
Since it debuted on the blue
in '11 // Epic Rap Battles of History
preppin' // to score itself more than a billion views
// and become TopDog of the pack YouTube
Made by NicePeter
// (two improv comics by Maker
employed) // The series pits icons of legend renowned // in a slick-wit freestyle rap throwdown
With snappier writing, and better FX // online celebs
(and Google Ad checks) // The Epic Rap crew's halfway done with the brew // that is Epic Rap Battles of History Part Deux
The midseason's close? It comes out today. // In one corner: Santa Claus, fresh from his sleigh
And his prophet o' doom? "He ain't Mayan," ERBoH sez.
It's Snoop Dogg -- Snoop Lion -- as mothafuckin' Moses
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"Call Me Maybe" (Chatroulette version)
is Steve Kardynal's latest costumed lip-sync cover video - and as usual it comes complete with hilarious & happy audience reaction shots.
If you like this, you'll probably also enjoy his Chatroulette versions of Katy Perry's "Peacock" (previously)
and Lady GaGa's "Telephone" (previously)
. All videos may be considered NSFWish. [more inside]
GonZo Presents Disco's Payback: The Reboots
is an 11-track album featuring modern pop records mashed up with disco classics.
Gaga singing into my vagina: [SLYT]
"Ok, it was my sister's and my dad's birthday the day I met Gaga. So I asked her if she could wish them a happy birthday into my crotch, because we couldn't bring phones up and I snuck it into my pants. This is what she said, well sang.
Not my vagina. The poster of this video.
What do you get when an 85-year-old jazz singer teams up with a 25-year-old pop star? The Lady is a Tramp
Is the epic saxophone solo returning to pop music?
With recent good time summer radio hits by ubiquitous hit makers Katy Perry and Lady Gaga featuring an unexpected saxophone solo, is this a hint towards a return of the woodwind as a staple in rock/pop music or just ironic posturing from vapid "tastemakers"?
Howard Stern and Robin Quivers sat down for a 90 minute interview with Lady Gaga. In it, they talk about sex, drugs, music, success, personal history, trials and tribulations, and whether or not her parents call her Stephanie or Gaga. It was posted to Soundcloud, and you can listen to it here
Using album & digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critics' ratings, Rolling Stone compares sixteen female artists to name the Queen of Pop
. [more inside]
- Lady Gaga vs Judas Priest from Wax Audio
(MLYT) [more inside]
Lady Gaga will debut songs from her new album 'Born This Way' on Farmville.
The promotion will include a rebranding of Farmville to 'Gagaville', which will feature magical unicorns, sheep on motorcycles and other Gaga-inspired items. The promotion runs until May 26th.
"Weird" Al Yankovic wanted to do a parody
of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," so he did what he usually does: he contacted the artist and asked permission. Lady Gaga said she'd have to hear the lyrics, so Weird Al wrote the lyrics and sent them to her. Gaga then said she's have to actually hear the song, so Weird Al went into the studio and recorded it - at which point Gaga refused to give her permission. Weird Al responded by doing something he's never done in his entire career: he's asserted his fair use rights and made an unapproved parody available to the public
does not seem to know how to un-mirror his video clips and has only the vaguest understanding of copyright law. But he does like dancing in Apple Stores to the works of Britney Spears
, Lady Gaga
, and Rebecca Black
, among others.
Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga.
A 1h13m video interview with Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, mostly fan-submitted questions. [more inside]
This blog collects dissenting voices: Gays Against Gaga
. [more inside]
For anybody who's ever worked in a bio lab, or know people who have. (SLLadyGagaParody.)
Meet the Gifford Children's Choir
out of Racine, Wisconsin as they perform Still Alive
from Portal. [more inside]
History For Music Lovers
is a Youtube channel that rewrites pop songs to be about history. Highlights include Constantine
(Come on Eileen), Empress Theodora
(Norwegian Wood), Gutenberg
(Sunday Girl) and The French Revolution
(Bad Romance). More videos.
YouTube user Pallomember
loves scary European death metal. But sometimes he wonders, wouldn't scary European death metal be improved with a dash of Lady Gaga?
Yes. Yes it would.
vs Meshuggah: Bleed-A-Razzi
| vs Behemoth: Ov Fire and Bad Romance
| vs Soilwork: Bricklover [more inside]
She read from notes, stumbling occasionally, and did not so much lean on her metaphors as wrestle them to the floor and grind them underfoot; but they loved it anyway - all 15 minutes of it. She attacked everyone from the president on down, demanded stricter standards for America's service personnel, espoused an aggressive red-meat constitutionalism, and proposed a new policy which she summed up as "if you don't like it - go home."
The 2,000-strong crowd cheered wildly as she literally howled her frustration before leading them, fists pumping, in an anti-incumbent chant of "Go home!" A strange mix of patriotism and petulance, it was a rough kind of stump speech that hadn't been tested in a focus group or tried out on a campaign aide, and which was delivered with complete disregard for how it might play in the media.
Witness the startling political debut
of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, American citizen.
Iowa State University students have been campaigning on Facebook for Professor Tin-Shi Tam to play Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon. On Friday, Gaga's desire for leather studded kisses in the sand rang out across campus
"Madonna’s sexuality could be scary because it was intimidating; Gaga’s sexuality is scary because we don’t quite know what it is."
Lesley Kinzel of Fatshionista
compares and contrasts Lady Gaga's new Alejandro
video with Madonna's 1989 video for Express Yourself
, making the argument that Gaga's take on female sexuality is less reliant than Madonna's on male perception. Choire Sicha of The Awl disagrees.
Gaga Stigmata: Critical Writings and Art About Lady Gaga
is a new (begun in March), heavily "theory" laden, online journal
that takes the much-discussed
of the Lady very seriously (or tongue-in-cheek, it's hard to tell).
"I am a Gaga supporter. I’m Team Gaga. She’s my girl. My pop Arsenal; my dance Red Sox; my fashion England."
Accompanying her from her back stage dressing room to a Berlin sex club, Caitlin Moran interviews Lady Gaga
. And yes we do get an answer to THAT question.
- a FlashMob direct action for San Francisco hotel workers' right to health care by Pride At Work
, Sleep With The Right People
, and the Brass Liberation Orchestra
. [more inside]
There are many Lady Gaga
parodies online, but this one is particularly topical. Scott Brown and Sarah Palin in Senate Vote.[SLYT]
Continuing the story from Paparazzi
from Lady Gaga and Beyonce. [more inside]