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DefecateEcstasy
(grinning soul)
12/16/09 12:56 PM
How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? [re: ]  

She name-drops him in almost every interview. I'm sort of enjoying the visual spectacle..her handlers are mining eighty years of fashion. It's a shame her music is totally vapid.



emptysmellmetal
(grinning soul)
12/18/09 01:41 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: DefecateEcstasy]  

Great question !

Regardless of what you think of her music I must confess that she's the
ONLY performer of late that excites me visually in the manner that Bowie
performances used to. Her costumes are actually exciting.... a recent outfit
with a "lit" vertebra wrapped around her reminded me of the 1980 Floor
Show....and a performance where she sang a dance song then broke a glass
cage w/ a piano inside and entered to conclude with a ballad (all with a fire
backdrop no less) was quite brilliant. And more importantly her performances
appear credible....minus the 1-2-3-4 right-left, left-right "looks
like we're rehearsing" style of virtually everyone from Britney to Madonna.






ghostlove
(cracked actor)
12/18/09 03:24 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: emptysmellmetal]  

I think she might be using the pop orientation to get radio play so she can be able to be creative in the future. There's potential there and I hope she does become more artsy in her song writing.



wiggystardust
(absolute beginner )
01/01/10 01:02 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: emptysmellmetal]  

she makes great pop music, she's playing with imagery and presentation..... it's all good

I reckon Bowie would approve



Adam
(cricket menace)
01/01/10 06:36 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: wiggystardust]  

I am not so sure. He admittedly never got behind Madonna in the early years because he found that her music lacked depth. Kylie Minogue might have been similar from what I can gather. Lady Ga Ga to my ears is bloody awful.




Richard Kingsmill (Triple J FM): "Do you mind if we throw to a song by your old man?.
Duncan Jones (Bowie's Son): "Oh God ... if you have to ... OK ... but have a look at Nick Armstrong and The Thieves"


Adam
(cricket menace)
01/01/10 06:41 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: DefecateEcstasy]  

This highly disparaging comment about Bowie - from the New York Times found it's way re-printed down here in The Age.


Like Barack Obama, with whom she shares no connection beyond an epic Q rating, Lady Gaga billboards her inspirations. Unlike those of the president, her idols are not Beltway policy geeks or Nobel laureates, but gloriously marginal types and representatives of the cultural dregs.

For inspiration, she cites the performance artists Leigh Bowery and Klaus Nomi, and the singer Grace Jones in the intensely stylized period when her image was being masterminded by the brilliant artist-Svengali Jean Paul Goude.

She names David Bowie, too, or anyway the David Bowie of Ziggy Stardust vintage, which was about the last time he gave his audiences anything worthwhile to look at.



....which of course sounds more like the idiot journalists commentary than that of Ga Ga herself.


Richard Kingsmill (Triple J FM): "Do you mind if we throw to a song by your old man?.
Duncan Jones (Bowie's Son): "Oh God ... if you have to ... OK ... but have a look at Nick Armstrong and The Thieves"


riley
(crash course raver)
01/01/10 11:34 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: Adam]  

he has climbed the tranny tree before





Diamond Frog
(acolyte)
01/03/10 07:52 AM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: DefecateEcstasy]  

Daddy's been in a cryogenic box for 5 years. He doesn't feel a thing, I'm afraid.

Lady Gaga's a great performer. Her songs will improve now that she's achieved fame, I'm sure.

When Bowie meets Satie

boscobabie
(grinning soul)
02/01/10 11:29 AM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: DefecateEcstasy]  

I've wondered this same thing. He must be either enjoying this odd resurgence of glam, or he is shaking in his head in disgust at its--er---unpalatable?--sound.

I, too, find her club-like music "vapid", but her visual appearance and some of her lyrics (such as the line below) elude such a Ziggy-esque aura that she is pretty fun to watch.

"Hey there sugar baby, saw you twice at the pop show. You taste just like glitter mixed with rock and roll.... Know you think you're special when we dance real crazy. Glam-aphonic, electronic, d-d-disco baby."



Monkeyboy
(band intro)
02/01/10 12:07 PM
Re: How does Daddy feel about LADY GAGA? new [re: boscobabie]  

The success of Lady Gaga makes me sad that Goldfrapp didn't get bigger for doing a similar aesthetic. I suspect that Goldfrapp just didn't go over the top enough with it (and that they didn't think to market exclusively to dumb people). I'm looking forward to Ms Gaga's work in about 5 years, when sustaining a fan base has become a perpetual motion machine. I think she has at least one album in her that will blow our minds.

"OK, I quit. You win. Last post. The end. Goodbye." - Stu, 1 October 2007


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