Category Archives: Beyonce

Grammy’s For Your Granny

Maybe music the past year just wasn’t as stellar as previous years. Maybe the artists chosen to perform just weren’t engaging enough. Or maybe, the Grammy’s were just boring.

There was more hoopla leading up to the show than the actual show itself. First, there was the talk about how the Grammy’s were inviting artists like Justin Timberlake, who was not nominated, to perform in order to create excitement and draw more viewers. Justin got to perform two songs while the nominated Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, and even Taylor Swift only got to perform one.

Then there was the “memo” that guests should dress appropriately in order to have a PG show. I guess CBS really isn’t over the Super Bowl Nipplegate of 2004. (Holy crap, Batman! That was 9 years ago. Where does the time go?)

grammysJ-Lo and Katy Perry did a good job of defying those rules though. Part of J-Lo’s dress must have got caught up on the block and Katy just really wanted to keep John Mayer’s wandering eye on her California Girls. She really needs better taste in men. Sure, it was sweet that she brought Allison Williams with her as her date but that playboy boyfriend of hers was still there, probably cursing CBS for making the ladies cover up their assets.

If the fashion can’t be exciting, at least let the show be so! Last year Adele swept the boards and the show still had momentum! This year it was boring. So boring that at 9:00 I switched over to watch Girls only to tune back in to see Lena Dunham with fun. boyfriend Jack Antonoff. It was unfortunate that fun. won Best New Artist. “We Are Young” is a decent song, but as an album, Some Nights pales in comparison to Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. It would have been nice to see Frank win more than just Best Urban Contemporary Album and Collaboration on “No Church In the Wild.” Maybe one day the Grammy’s will stop being so narrow-minded.

And speaking of disappointments, let’s not forget Rihanna. Four years ago before the Grammy’s, Chris Brown beat her. Last night, she cuddled up next to him acting like a couple “in love.” It’s unfortunate that my natural ChrisRiRifeeling is to slap some sense into her, because violence is wrong, but seriously RiRi- what are you thinking!?  Clearly you don’t aspire to be a role model with songs like “S&M” but you are an embarrassment to women everywhere. Shame on you forever.

Maybe next year I just won’t watch the Grammy’s, then I won’t be bored or disappointed. Unless Beyonce or Gaga are performing. Then you know the show will be worth watching.

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The Best of 2010

Best Song:

Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream

It was the song that got stuck in your head over and over and over again.

 

Best Music Video:

Lady Gaga and Beyoncé for Telephone. Epic!

Best TV Show:

GLEE!

Best Movie:

Black Swan

It might have only come out on December 3, but it blew everything else out of the water.

Best Actor/Actress:

Betty White

No one was hotter than Betty and here’s hoping that she shines even brighter in 2011

Biggest Break-Up:


Sandra Bullock and Jesse James

Three words were never said more during this despicable turn of events… HOW COULD HE?!

Hottest Hookup:

None. Sorry but 2010 was a bit lackluster in celebrity romances.

Wackiest Wacko:


Chelsea Handler

Between dating 50 Cent and showing her lack of class while insulting Angelina Jolie, she definitely qualifies as even wackier than Lindsay Lohan.

Person of the Year:

Going for a two-way tie here: Amber Heard and Naya Rivera.

Amber’s human rights work and personal accomplishments show that she’s going to be the future of Hollywood and it’s about time someone like her came along. With a string of movies set to be released in 2011, everyone will get to know Amber; but I don’t necessarily want to share.

Naya brings so much flare to Glee and the fact that Ryan Murphy finally wised up and made her a series regular with amazing solos leaves her with many Gold Stars; although in true Santana form, she’d reject Rachel’s rewards. Hopefully in 2011, her storyline will get even better and she’ll roll Artie off a cliff.

Most Looking Forward To in 2011?

New music from Britney Spears and Lady Gaga!

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10 Reasons Why FoxNews Makes Me Vomit and Lady GaGa Makes Me Smile

It’s taken me two days to write this following post. For me, that is an extremely long time. But the content here has truly disturbed me to the point that I could possibly speak about it for days on end. FoxNews has yet again exhibited itself as a sickening right-winged “news” program that makes me furious that it’s still on the air. The documentary OutFoxed needs to be mandatory material in all schools for this reason. What I’m about to address comes from the perspective of an American, a human being, a woman, a student of Journalism, and of course, a Lady GaGa fan.

This snippet of “news” is far more disturbing than the Telephone music video. If you want to spare getting furious, you can read my selection of “best” quotes and commentary on them below, rather than watch this ludicrous discussion from the “Fair & Balanced” fools.

1. “Twisted sexual fantasies”

My question to Sandy Rios from The Culture Campaign is what culture do you represent? Surely not mine, or anyone else’s’ that I know. Of course this video would be too “edgy” for you because your idea of sex is that between a man and a woman that should only happen after they are married. Right? I’m so sure you abided those Biblical rules to the tee! Yet you hypocrites believe it’s acceptable to judge others. Where’s the Christianity in that?

2. “We have to wonder if she has a male member or not”

For someone who has a campaign for “culture” you surely haven’t done your homework. If you did, you would have known that the “penis” reference was in regards to rumors that spread last year that Lady GaGa is a hermaphrodite. It wasn’t placed there to ruff your feathers and disturb you. It was there to address rumors in a comical manner, but then again, you wouldn’t know comedy if it hit you over the head with a frying pan.

3. “They do a mass murder at the end”

It’s fictional. Seriously, get over it. Just like horror and action movies, the murders are fictional art. At least it’s not reality such as the wars were involved in right now. How many innocent citizens are being mass murdered daily because the President you kissed the feet of thought we had a reason to spread democracy.  At least Telephone is fiction and meant to be funny.  The only funny thing to come out of the mouths of people like you is “Palin for Vice President.”

4. “GaGa’s lesbian lovers, it’s disgusting”

Disgusting? I’m sure lesbians all over the world will take offense to that. What’s disgusting is your childish belief that two women being together is disgusting. Nothing is wrong with that. Two women or two men can love each other better than you probably love your husbands or wives. They can be better partners, friends, parents, relatives all because they know how to love and appreciate those who love them. There is nothing disgusting about homosexuals except the hatred you express over it.

5. “I would not allow my children to buy Lady GaGa cds”

Of course you wouldn’t. I’m sure they will be raised only on Church hymns and gospel music, oh wait probably not because you’re racist too. Your children will be sheltered and be taught how to hate and discriminate against others because you think you’re right. In your small minded pea-sized brain, you believe that there is something wrong with Lady GaGa music. The only thing she is “POISONING” the youth with is positive energy; telling her fans through her music and persona that it’s okay to be who you are and to follow your dreams. She’s a better parent to your children than you are.

6. “Titillate to get people’s eyeballs on the screen.”

She doesn’t need or want to get people’s eyes on the screen. You clearly are missing the message behind the person and the music. Maybe if you stopped judging the world you would have more time to embrace ideas other than what Rupert Murdoch is shoving down your throat.

7. “Some guy twittered from MTV.”

The correct term is TWEETED. “Some guy tweeted from MTV”. Get your facts and terminology straight before you open your mouth and remind us how foolish you are.

8. Bringing up sexual predators to make it seem like Telephone is pornographic and will lead to sexual molestations of children

What an unbelievable manipulation and twist of the truth! Last time I checked, pornography including a sexual act being performed. I don’t believe ONE on-screen kiss is porn. Nor is the image of a body that is covered in artistic ways with police tape. So what if she danced in a bra and underwear? Every woman has to wear them, it’s not really shocking at all. And I highly doubt that a sexual predator will have the urge to make an advance on a child after watching the adult Lady GaGa perform. Miley Cyrus, maybe. GaGa, definitely not.

9. Ban “sexual art” at the MoMa and Telephone

Banning something seems to be the mentality of your people. And yes, I will call you YOUR people the way you make those who are different from you seem alien. YOUR people like to ban books, movies, songs, art, anything that you goes against your narrow-minded view of the world in fear that YOUR community will see that you are wrong. You ban to protect your wrong thoughts. You BAN to have some sort of power, but its 2010 and you are looking like fools. YOU and YOUR people should be placed in Antarctica to live your sheltered lives together.

10. “Raped our children of their innocence”

Thank you Ms. Rios for proving your idiocy once and for all. What a horrible choice of words coming from the person who believes words and images can trigger a sexual predator. Ms. Rios, according to your beliefs, some child was just harmed because of your choice of words. How will you sleep at night!

In conclusion, these mindless bigots believe that this is a terrible video, that GaGa is a terrible human being, and that everything she addressed in the video is horrific. Well FoxNews, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for reminding me why I have such an aversion for people like YOU. To me, everything about YOUR kind is terrible. You should be banned for your biased news and desire to corrupt the world with your right winged agenda.

You shouldn’t even have the privilege to know who Lady GaGa is, what her music means, and who her fans are. I hope you know that if half the country was going to explode tomorrow that I would rather die with Lady GaGa than live with you.

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GaGa and Beyonce and Quentin Oh My!

As evident in the banner on my blog, I am a Lady GaGa fan. In fact, I liked her before she was the GaGa that mindless fools bop their heads too and think it sounds cool. As I stated in a previous post, Lady GaGa is an artist that means something. Not everyone will understand, appreciate, or agree with that but in GaGa-esque fashion, I don’t care if they don’t.

Her latest video is another fine example of why Lady GaGa is a true artist that brings so much more to the table than other pop artists. She doesn’t try to be cute by saying she kissed a girl and liked it like Katy Perry. She doesn’t use words for the sake of exploitation to seem trendy. Lady GaGa doesn’t go that route. She is in your face with her own messages and if you don’t like it, well then it’s your loss.

Not since Michael Jackson have we seen such epic music videos that are more like short films. In fact “Telephone” is roughly 3 and a half minutes less than the short film I made last year! A 9 minute music video for a song that’s only 3 minutes and 41 seconds long. And in those 9 minutes you’re taken on a real ride, in a familiar vehicle too.

Before I continue, if you have not watched the video yet, please do so here:

The “Pussy Wagon” seen in the video is the same one used in Kill Bill. Quentin Tarantino told GaGa she “had to use it” once she told him about her video idea. After all, the video does have a Tarantino feel to it. The diner scene reminded me of Pulp Fiction except there wasn’t a robbery, but a mass murder in almost Chuck Palahniuk style.

Add in a scantily clad dancing jailed in GaGa that’s bailed out by a vivacious Beyonce who has her own murderous plans and you have one unforgettable music video. From the quotable lines to the poisoned sandwiches, this video is truly something.

And to think GaGa writes her own songs, writes her own videos, appreciates her fans, and manages to entertain at the same time. When was the last time we saw that in recent pop culture? Oh right… never.

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