I’ve awakened from my deep slumber for the one thing that can consistently get me up/keep me up/etc.
Also, in other project news, our assignment this week in music production was to edit a song of our choice into a 30- to 60-second clip. This is my shortened version of Scheiße.
Spencer gets his shirt, Gaga tweets her approval.
Things I have thought in the past two days:
- Mm-mm, Honey B.
- I want your whiskey mouth all over my blonde South.
- If I said I want your body now, would you hold it against me?
I need help.
Lady GaGa - Yoü and I
The whole thing makes little-to-no sense, but I really like it.
Also, just skip to 5:14 for the funny part.
EDIT: Oh my god, at 1:34 I died of cuteness.
Give me the Yoü and I video… Or I’ll hold my breath.
For some reason
The last few times I’ve seen a random attractive person in public
I think to myself
"Mm-mm, Honey B."
This has been a post.
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….
STEAK OF AGES: The cured, hand-sewn meat dress and boots worn by Lady Gaga at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards goes on display as part of the recently opened Women Who Rock exhibit in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: AP via the Telegraph)
This actually looks lovely. Almost nicer than when it was fresh.
Anyway, I’m still laughing over how controversial people are making this dress. PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk commented on the dress after Gaga wore it to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, saying, “Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn’t want to die, and after being under the TV lights it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling with maggots. Not too attractive, really.”
Well, yes. Obviously. The dress was part of a performance art piece. It was intended to be grotesque. It was a statement on the present condition of human rights in the United States, and I have little doubt that Gaga, Formichetti, and Fernandez had in mind the state of the animal from which it came.