Edgy Reaction to Lady GaGa’s Newest Video


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The minute ‘The Edge of Glory’ video aired on SYTYCD there was an uproar. First of all, they cut the video short. Not very long after, GaGa’s site launched it in collaboration with Vevo. And then even more uproar occurred. It is currently hailed as “boring.”

I know I’m taking the bullet for saying this but I actually liked it. Okay, it was not nearly what I expected. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. It was just very, VERY mellow. And by mellow I mean nothing exciting happens in the video. And while, yes, her dancing was about equivalent to Britney Spears’ current standards because the choreography was simple, the fact is that the focus was the music, not the spectacle.

My opinion, though, seems not in accordance to the majority. It will probably forever hold the title as GaGa’s lamest video. Really, that’s not fair because the videos for ‘LoveGame’ and ‘Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)’ are, in my opinion, also pretty lame and much less artistically relevant.

‘The Edge of Glory’ is a nice contrast to GaGa’s overwhelmingly fanciful daily wardrobe and her larger than life presence everywhere she goes. It shows a different side to her. She actually can just be an everyday person that wants to keep “hangin’ on a moment with you.”

To sum it up: I was, along with all the other Little Monsters, definitely hangin’ on a moment but that moment never came. There were no crazy explosions, nor American flag toting, leather-wearing dominatrix back-up dancers. It was just her and Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band chillin’ out on the side of a brick building.

Lady GaGa, you have brain ninja-ed me once again. That was something completely different.

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Dirty Pop: Songs That Currently Engage My Earbuds


Here is yet another post dedicated to listing my current music intrigues. You will see some new faces and some familiar ones from past posts, however, every song and artist I list here is worth at least one listen. Consider it a lesson in opening your musical taste buds… if your ears could taste.

Note: They are in no special order.

Panic! At the Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa

Even though Panic! At the Disco lost three of its original members, lead singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith managed to pull together a new album. The first single, “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” retains some of the charm for which the band is typically known (a so-called Baroque Pop sound) and plenty of new and rejuvenating traits as well. It’s nice to see the new music video features the same Steampunk and Victorian garb as their previous stuff.

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HIAM Music Video: Britney Spears Sex Riot?


Britney Spears aired her highly anticipated music video for “Hold It Against Me” on MTV ( I know! Shocker! MTV sometimes still plays videos) at 9:55 PM last night. When Britney premieres a new video it’s usually a big deal. She has fantastic taste in music video directors and choreographers. For her “Hold It Against Me” endeavor she chose director Jonas Åkerlund and choreographer Brian Friedman.

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Obsession!


I had done a post a few months back about the under-appreciated music in 2010. I’ve decided that I’m going to make it a regular thing to post current obsessions. Sharing music interests is a great way not only to promote the artists but to widen your own musical tastes.

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Fetishism and Music: We like it, like it come on!


Do any of you remember a little video by the name of “Erotica” by a certain someone known as Madonna? It sparked plenty of controversy when it came out. The final result looked like Andy Warhol took poorly filmed “Skin”-emax clips and taped them together for a side project. It’s iconic probably more for pushing boundaries than anything. Funny, it seems fairly tame now.
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Are They Music Videos or Home Movies?


The following music videos all have this amateur grainy look. While intentional, they look like they were either partly or completely filmed on home movie formats. Is this some kind of continuing trend? I think it’s pretty darn cool.

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