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BS: Lady Gaga?

Fossil 01 Mar 11 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,999 01 Mar 11 - 06:29 PM
Greg F. 01 Mar 11 - 06:36 PM
Jeri 01 Mar 11 - 06:40 PM
Bobert 01 Mar 11 - 08:04 PM
artbrooks 01 Mar 11 - 09:11 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 01 Mar 11 - 09:24 PM
Bobert 01 Mar 11 - 09:33 PM
olddude 01 Mar 11 - 10:02 PM
alanabit 02 Mar 11 - 12:26 AM
Little Hawk 02 Mar 11 - 12:39 AM
Stilly River Sage 02 Mar 11 - 12:48 AM
MGM·Lion 02 Mar 11 - 01:02 AM
Backwoodsman 02 Mar 11 - 02:44 AM
GUEST,Patsy 02 Mar 11 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,lively 02 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,Eliza 02 Mar 11 - 06:20 AM
GUEST,Patsy 02 Mar 11 - 06:47 AM
GUEST,Eliza 02 Mar 11 - 07:01 AM
olddude 02 Mar 11 - 09:15 AM
Becca72 02 Mar 11 - 09:29 AM
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olddude 02 Mar 11 - 09:35 AM
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catspaw49 02 Mar 11 - 11:47 AM
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Subject: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Fossil
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 06:27 PM

"BS/Non-Music" seems about the right place for this thread, and for a little while it might appear right next to the ad for Lady GG's new record which Mudcat seems to be promoting.

Oh, come on! We're a site devoted to *real* music, aren't we? (However you define it). Has the 'cat finally sold out?

Answers, please...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 06:29 PM

What is a lady gaga.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Greg F.
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 06:36 PM

Ya mean Lady Tits and Ass, Dontcha? What the hell does that have to do with music?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 06:40 PM

The ads are not FROM Mudcat, however, don't let that get in the way of the enjoyment you're getting out of being pissed off.

Heaven knows there haven't been nearly enough threads on Mudcat to appease the folks addicted to rage.

Here ya go: Lady Gaga, Speechless


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 08:04 PM

Hey, I don't dig her music 'cause it sucks... But as an artist, she's far-fuckin'-out...

I mean, way outta the box...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: artbrooks
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 09:11 PM

I don't see the ads on Mudcat. Thank you, Adblock Plus.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 09:24 PM

Those advs. help pay for mudcat. Don't shirk your duty! Do your part and read them (a little pain......).
And BOOYAH! (Whatever that is).


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 09:33 PM

BOOYAH, Q???

Maybe I haven't read the ads???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: olddude
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 10:02 PM

I think she is cool .... sorry :-)
poker face ... cool song


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: alanabit
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 12:26 AM

She is basically the update of Madonna: A highly effective and well organised businesswoman, who knows how to present and market her products. As a fan of folk and blues music, I find her products uninteresting. Good luck to anyone who does. It is a little baffling to find her as a topic for discussion here - a bit like finding a discussion of a an elephant on an engineering site. Still, folks talk about whatever they want to - and I have no problem with that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 12:39 AM

Hmmm. I was certainly aware that Lady Gaga existed, but I hadn't actually heard her at all until seeing that video of "Speechless". I like the piano playing, and she does a good vocal performance too, although she's not in a type of style that interests me much.

Definitely the update of Madonna, I'd say, and I expect she will continue to do well with it.

But Jeri has it absolutely nailed when she says,

"don't let that get in the way of the enjoyment you're getting out of being pissed off.

Heaven knows there haven't been nearly enough threads on Mudcat to appease the folks addicted to rage.
"

Bingo, Jeri! ;-D The existence of Lady Gaga does not trouble me, and why should it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 12:48 AM

She has mostly been off of my radar, but her latest song that she performed at the Grammy's is a good message for the times. I Was Born This Way. It might help if you don't watch the video - It's part of a larger alien kind of storyline.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 01:02 AM

What alanabit & LH said ~ + that my wife, who is more of a poppie than a folkie [she greatly enjoyed a Bon Jovi concert at Madison Sq Gardens last week while she was away on a film acting course at NY Film Acad], much admires Lady G tho fully aware of the Madonna-clone aspect. For heaven's sake, the Cat is surely the place for a bit of live·&·let·live ~~ esp as the engineering aspects of the use of elephants in transportation &c might even be of some interest, eh alanabit?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 02:44 AM

As a grumpy old git, whose wife is many years his junior and makes damn sure that he stays awake and keeps up, I think Lady Ga-Ga's music is a great, undemanding respite from the navel-gazing, body-counting, "issue"-laden stuff I'm wont to perform myself. Switch off brain and enjoy.

And the miserable moaners needn't worry, like most of her pop-industry ilk, she'll be forgotten within twelve months and that world will move on. Anyway, they surely can't hear her with their fingers in their ears can they? :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 04:20 AM

It is going to come to a point as it did with Madonna back in 'the day' that anything Lady Gaga does next is not going to suprise or shock people anymore unless she re-invents herself dramatically, eventually another Lady Gaga type person (mark 2) will fill her place in time. I am more of a Lily Allen person myself but disappointed in her reasoning lately that Lady Gaga is really a fella beneath the clothes, that's just daft.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,lively
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:08 AM

Her act is an example of form over function IMO. Initially I found her theatrical packaging to be very engaging, but my interest quickly died on hearing predictable formulaic pop that could have been made twenty years ago. Her presentation promises much but the musical product is seriously underwhelming and fails to deliver. Which is a pity because the music industry could do with some innovators and movers and shakers out there in the spotlight.

That said, she's not going to go away any time soon. Most definitely a successful self-promoter easily slipping into the glamorous shoes and basque of older divas such as Madonna and Kylie, who are also mainly known for sparkly spectacle and for their devoted (gay in particular - she's got that Judy Gardland factor) fan base.

Perhaps her success may set a style precedent which will encourage the music industry to take a few risks with genuinely innovative artists, but I won't be holding my breath.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:20 AM

I'm sure I read recently that the poor lady has LUPUS and gets very tired! One would wonder why, if so, she lives this mad and exhausting life in the maelstrom of the pop world. (tons of money I expect) I have to say I do like her songs, and prefer her to Madonna. 'Just Dance' is one of my favourites. But that dress made of MEAT? Why??


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:47 AM

That's what I mean Eliza, what next after the dress made of meat? It certainly isn't going to gain her any fans from vegetarians that's for sure.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:01 AM

LOL Patsy! What about a nice ensemble made of Spring Greens? Very seasonal and should be acceptable to all, including vegetarians.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:15 AM

She writes he own music. Before she started performing on her own she has written hit songs for a pile of people. Yup she is a master marketing person for sure. Knows how to push it ... but I have listened to a bunch of her music. I find her very creative. She actually plays and sings and doesn't just recite bad poetry to a bass drum as in most modern music. I think she is better than Madonna - as she writes her own stuff. I like the young girl.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Becca72
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:29 AM

While I don't often admit it in public, I actually kinda like Lady Gaga. Her performance at last year's


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Becca72
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:30 AM

(damn it!)

Grammy's was great, especially since I LOVE Elton John: I was lucky enough to see it live


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:35 AM

Most people hate gaga because of the crazy outfits she wears. But In the mid 70's I saw Elton John come on stage with pink hot pants, a head dress from a show girl and his glasses with the windshield wipers on them. she is a master at marketing. I guess speechless was written for her dad when he said he wasn't going to allow the doc to do chemo or something like that. She got mad at him .. he eventually did what the docs wanted


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Becca72
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:56 AM

So what if she does dress weird? Look at Queen, Judas Priest, KISS and, as Dan mentioned, Elton John. She's certainly not the first and she won't be the last.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 10:57 AM

Absolutely Becca that was my point. I do like her music ... I think she is very talented for sure. She writes and performs her own music and I appreciate that a lot. So many today the music is just manufactured and not original. Heck in modern country music they have a staff of writers that just churn out the same melody with different lyric and the performer never wrote a song in his or her life. All done for them. At least she writes her own stuff. I like her voice. She is a fine musician and I could care less about the crazy outfits. That is just for marketing and there aint nothing wrong with marketing


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 11:00 AM

Becca, that duet with Elton John was brilliant, even if I had to watch it at home!

I think there's this "I hate anyone who's successful, especially if I don't like their music" thing going on. Most sane people would just avoid things they don't like, but this is the internet.

As for comparisons to Madonna... They keep playing very old videos of Madonna at my gym. She really was pretty shaky, pitch-wise when she started. She got better. Gaga's vocals are incredibly strong. What's underneath all the avant-garde decoration and performance art is a lot of solid talent. If she ever wants to re-invent herself, all she has to do is lose some of the outer layers.

All the adoration, all the hatred, and she won't be 25 years old until the end of this month...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Lighter
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 11:38 AM

She mixes conceptual art with her music. She hatched from a space egg carried into the Grammies by paid acolytes. I can't argue with that riff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Becca72
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 11:39 AM

"All the adoration, all the hatred, and she won't be 25 years old until the end of this month..."


Ok, NOW I hate her! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 11:47 AM

Hmmmm......I remember years ago Cheech Marin using the line "Gidget's gaga gets gooey."................BTW, I think there's a band named Gidgets Gaga.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

Only you would remember that--bloody reprobate.

Hope you're feeling lots better, Pat.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 02:12 PM

I'd like to see Lady Gaga sing the national anthem at the next superbowl.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 02:43 PM

In The Days Before The World Went Gaga...

A 16 year old Janis Ian, a guitar, and not a thong or a meat dress in sight...


I mourn the loss of real music, real musicians, who had no need to shock to get people to notice them...they simply did that through writing and performing great songs.

If Lady Gaga is acceptable today, then what will be acceptable in the next few years? Where does it stop? The influence upon our children, as a world, is pretty devastating I feel...but then I'm old and gettin' cold about talentless twits who are hero worshipped by those within The Circle of the Emperor and his New Shiny Way of Life...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: gnu
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 02:43 PM

Ahem... Fossil made a reasonable request and it was answered. Jeri answered it.

Now, as far as enjoying being pissed off...

alanabit... "...like finding a discussion of a an elephant on an engineering site."

I'll have you know that elephants are a source of great discussion on many engineering sites. They have been employed as a valuable resource in engineering works for thousands of years in many countries and such continues to this very day.

As for The Lady, I am gonna vote yes and send her on to Hollywood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Fossil
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 04:17 PM

Well, a nice set of responses, thanks Mudcatters. No, sorry I actually quite like Lady GG myself and am in no way addicted to rage and am not particularly pissed off. Just was a leetle bit surprised to find the Mudcat advertising her product.

For - to paraphrase several of the posts above - "product" is exactly what it is, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 04:53 PM

Oh, never mind what I said about rage, then.
Mudcat doesn't choose the ads. I know cookies from places such as Amazon may track where you've been in order to personalize your ads, so maybe you were watching Lady Gaga videos. Or maybe you'd been somewhere that had discussions of paparazzi or bad romance, or maybe it was just random.

I'm not sure how they personalize your ads, but I don't see any, so I have even less "evidence" to figure it out than others might.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 04:56 PM

Well, I think anyone who can make a living at music deserves to make a living at music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: alanabit
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 05:18 PM

To clarify my remarks, I have no intention of putting down Lady Gaga or the people who like her. I simply think she is more interesting as a business/marketing phenomenon than as a musician. Silly, ephemeral pop music has always been with us and I have liked - and even bought it - in the past. This young woman knows how to present and market her product remarkably well. I am not interested, but I mean no disrespect to anyone who is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: josepp
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:01 PM

I didn't like her initially but she can play the hell out of a piano so you have to respect that and the costumes are hilarious--like an Aubrey Beardsley portrait come to life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 06:03 PM

Alan, I don't think anyone took anything you said in that way. You've always been a prince amongst men on this site.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: josepp
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:03 PM

////If Lady Gaga is acceptable today, then what will be acceptable in the next few years?////

I'm more hopeful now than I was a few months back. Ever since I started listening to this lady--she has singlehandedly rescued the course of modern music as far I am concerned:

I Know You Know

Superb bassist, superb singer, superb songwriter, I think she even produced her album. Suddenly, everything changed. I'm hopeful for the future of music again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 09:30 PM

Fascinating article in today's Washington Post, about interpreting her(?) into Sign Language... without signing things like I wanna ride your disco stick as I wanna ride your small piece of a tree dancing like John Travolta, or something, read the article, it's got Bon Jovi in there too...

Now that I think of it, that in itself might be a thread above the line...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 04:15 AM

She is an all rounder, a singer, dancer, entertainer and actor (as in making her character believable) which a lot of poppie UK popstars seem to be unable to copy. It remains to be seen though if Lady Gaga is ever going to be listed on the Glastonbury bill, anything is possible these days. I prefer other styles of music for my taste but then again she is mostly aimed at the younger generation.

Luckily there are still enough young folk, metal, punk, goth fans around to keep with the music they like so it doesn't really matter if Lady Gaga is around or not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: gnu
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 04:55 AM

I too would like to clarify that my remarks were my remarks. No offense intended nor taken toward or from any previous or future posts be they actual or interpreted or from any previous or future posters be they real or fictional.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 12:10 PM

Bad Romance by my son and his friend at a high school variety show. I prefer this to Lady Gaga but that's just me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 12:48 PM

Why would she choose the name "Lady Gaga"? Did she maybe get the idea from that old song by Queen (Radio Gaga)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 01:25 PM

Right you are LH. From Wiki:

Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

Music producer Rob Fusari, who helped her write some of her earlier songs, compared some of her vocal harmonies to that of Freddie Mercury. Fusari helped create the moniker Gaga, after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga". Gaga was in the process of trying to come up with a stage name when she received a text message from Fusari that read "Lady Gaga." He explained,

Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing 'Radio Ga Ga'. That was her entrance song. [Lady Gaga] was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady'. She texted me back, "That's it." After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She's like, "Don't ever call me Stefani again."


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 01:33 PM

I should have kept reading. The very next line on Wiki reads:

The New York Post, however, has reported that this story is incorrect, and that the name resulted from a marketing meeting. Ga-ga is a sport in Israel, where she later performed in 2009. The same Post report speculated she may be lying about her real age, and that myths existed about the singer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 01:35 PM

Hmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 05:26 PM

I thought she was a man, like boy george?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lady Gaga?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 05:35 PM

Going by her appearance, I think not.


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