This has been and probably will always be my favorite live Gaga performance. The set, added orchestral arrangement, piano solo, secondary melody that came from nowhere at the climax, blood, errthang! It was so well planned and executed. Ugh.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
I actually had to pick a piece of popular music to play on flute for an assignment in a music class, and I chose Paparazzi because 1) I had the sheet music for it after a friend gifted me the whole The Fame songbook, and 2) Gaga had done so many melodic improvisations on it in live performances, and I knew I could include those to keep it from getting repetitive. I specifically mentioned listening to her live performances of it in the process journal we had to keep, and the teacher ended up essentially giving me an A+ for the whole thing.
Dream job(s) - Really, I would be overjoyed if I maybe took some voice lessons and started singing. I love music so much, and now that I’m only playing one instrument, I feel like only only ever listen to music now, not actually participate in making it. So, like I said, I’d love to be a musician of some kind, singer-songwriting kind of deal, maybe.
♥ - Relationship status ♦ - Something I love ♣ - Something I hate ♠ - Dream job(s) ♪ - Hobbies ♫ - Favorite musician(s) ★ - Something that makes me happy ☯ - Something that makes me sad ☪ - My current mood ☀ - (Random question you would like to ask)
and how theyre gonna miss it when it finishes and how its awesome and they love it etc. and its pissing me off. i think its simply because these are people who dont care about harry potter. okay, sure, they’ve read the books, they’ve seen the movies, but they will never be a harry potter fan in…
In Spencer’s passive-aggressive reblog of the day, can we just take a moment to appreciate how truly frightening this is?
Let us all take a step back from our obsessions, take a deep breath, and try to put thing into perspective. I mean everyone. Myself included.
I sometimes see trigger warnings on things for self-harm or suicide
and, because neither of those have been something I’ve had difficulties with, for a while I felt like, while theoretically helpful, I didn’t really know how it would actually do any good. But now I totally understand, because I’m starting to wish it was common practice to give things trigger warnings for feelings of self-angst-over-being-single. I keep reading things that completely out-of-the-blue remind me of just how lonely I’m starting to feel.
But not by the fact that it was simplistic. I loved that aspect of it. If reports are correct that there was a whole mermaid-surgery-suicide plot to the original plan for the video, that’s another story, but I think in concept, just Gaga on a fire escape in New York is beautiful and just what the song needed.
What I was bored with and slightly frustrated by was how she was dressed. The Versace piece that she wore was beautiful in its own right, I’m sure, but it was a big sore in what is otherwise a wonderfully minimalist treatment. It was so complex and flashy and skimpy that I was distracted by it. I especially wish that it hadn’t sexualized the video so much, because I feel like this song would have been a really good chance to show an audience outside of her fanbase that she’s popular for more than her gimmicks.
She and other people have said in the past that, while she shows off a lot of skin, she doesn’t portray herself as a sex symbol, because it’s not always in a conventionally sexy way. I can’t help but feel like she did just that in this video.
But otherwise no complaints. Beautiful concept, excellent camerawork. Just the wardrobe choice….
Guys, this is that thing that I always try to describe.
"[The] list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general, Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more."
I never “Got” clothes hounds. I myself usually look like I’ve dressed out of a dumpster. I just don’t see the need to waste money on clothes
It all depends on the person, I suppose.
Personally, I started paying attention to clothes and the way I dressed because I’ve been tremendously insecure about my appearance, mostly my face, weight, and skin, for a long time.
While I personally am not wouldn’t consider myself to be a superficial person, I think self-presentation is important in making a good first impression. I relate to people on a personal level far more than from how they look externally, but I understand that 1) not everyone does, and 2) it never hurts to present yourself in an appealing way and have a good personality. I aim for both.
And also, what necessitated today’s shopping trip was actually the fact that I have almost no summer clothes. I spent the last three years of my life in school uniform, and so by the time we moved back almost a year ago, I had outgrow basically all of my regular clothes. So I’ve slowly been building up my wardrobe again as the weather dictates.
oh god that record, I haven’t listened to that in ages. I did like “My Love” … except for the rap bit, ugh
Oh my god you have no idea. Listening to this album is like stepping into a time machine and getting out three years ago. I listened to it a ton for about three months right after we moved to Bermuda, so it’s evoking a bunch of feeling and memories of that first year there.