Edgy Reaction to Lady GaGa’s Newest Video

lady gaga the edge of glory

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.

Watch the video here, then vote on the poll below:

Lady GaGa on SNL: Wine Bottle, Mayan Queen, or S&M Pregger?

This will be a brief little post. I just want to point out that even as a little mons†er, GaGa‘s SNL season 36 finale moments had me wondering just how far she could push the envelope.

I think the Liquorville skit was hilarious enough with Kristen Wiig and Justin Timberlake but when GaGa joined the scene dressed as a wine cellar with a cork for a hat I think all bets were off.

I think that pairing “The Edge of Glory” [ballad style] with “Judas” [a la SNL rock ‘n’ roll guitar] was an odd but well-played decision. Does anybody else see a resemblance between the set and costumes to the Mayans and their gold temples? Is she alluding to the fact we avoided the 2011 Rapture only to wait for the 2012 one?

And of course who can forget the “Golden Rule?” I think the highlight of this skit is when GaGa says somewhat dismayed, “You guys are still here…” while munching on cereal, however, the fact that at some point during this music video she dresses as Chrissy (Suzanne Summers) from Three’s Company is a close second.

And here’s the kicker. This is when even I got a little weirded out. To be fair, the S&M prego-suit is odd enough but somewhat expected by now. It was the stirrups and glitter goop that turned this performance from over-the-top to WTF? I’m not even offended, honestly. There are no words for this, just a few emoticons which I shall now display: o.O? and @_@;

Mo†her Mons†er, I really do love you but, really? Can you lay off the whiskey when you plan your shows? And if you can’t keep your paws off the Jameson bottle can you at least share it with me?

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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The 53rd Grammys

I watched the Grammy Awards at my friend Kristen’s house. It was definitely fun watching all the outlandish set designs, costumes, and choreography. It was entertaining as usual.

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Oh, Say Can You Sing…

Okay, we all know that Christina “Still Dirrty” Aguilera f-ed up the national anthem at Superbowl XLV. She got carried away with her egotistical, over-styled rendition. She messed up the line, “What so proudly we hailed” and completely forgot “O’er the ramparts we watched.” Let’s just get all the criticisms and laughs out-of-the-way and move on. We get it, she’s currently Christina “Ack!-you-FAILED-uh…” but she isn’t perfect. None of us are. I hope this will teach her exactly that lesson. You can’t disappear from your career for several years, return with a GaGa-esque “comeback” album, cancel an entire tour, and still be a diva. She has a fantastic voice and will forever be known for that. And I will still like her and her music. But she really needs to get with the program.

Re-watch her flub here: