Looking this good before noon is beautiful.
Lady Gaga’s Marry the Night
A genius of the long form music video. The opening monologue, from the hospital bed, is hilarious. Drama, fashion, and verve.
Free Bradley Manning. Now more than ever.
This photo from New York’s East Village cheers me up. When will that gay rebel Bradley Manning, the one who downloaded terrabytes of government secrets while pretending to be listening to Lady Gaga, be freed and feted as a hero turned scapegoat? I am glad not everyone has forgotten that he’s being held in harsh detention conditions.
I was feeling a little down with the inevitable discovery of Moammar Gadhafi in the drainage pipe, with the surprise extra of an online snuff film. I have a certain hankering for anti-US despots with long careers and flamboyant outfits. No one, absolutely no one, better embodied the mix of African, Arab and Easy Rider fashion. Moammar, you’ll be missed. RIP!
Lady Gaga: “Judas is the demon I cling to”
Wow! Lady Gaga creates video drama like no one since Madonna. I love how in the new Judas video she imagines herself as the Jesus leader of an LA bike gang. Big hair, leather, skin, and of course lots of dancing. Her hunky Judas, wearing a crown, is clearly irresistible. Given the ever increasing militarism in the US, it’s lovely to see her whip out a gold gun armed with lipstick. I feel the passion!
“Hey Dad, can you help me”
Who knew you could offend the Catholic Church in just 10 seconds? And just in time for Easter Sunday, my favorite Jesus holiday. I also heard that Lady Gaga will be releasing her video single Judas on that special day!
Lady Gaga raises funds for Japan earthquake relief
Lady Gaga releases “We pray for Japan” wristband to support earthquake relief.
Born this Way
Have Madonna and Cher already been reincarnated?
Wow! Telephone Starring Christine Pedi as Liza Minnelli and Carol Channing
Thanks to Christophe, here is an amazing music video tribute with Christine Pedi portraying Liza Minnelli and Carol Channing (and also Joan Rivers) in a wonderful re-make of Lady Gaga & Beyonce’s Telephone. Better than the original. And gayer than anything I ever thought possible. I am awe-struck.
Israeli and US soldiers make videos during occupation
There’s been a lot of controversy over this recently released video of Israeli soldiers dancing to Kesha’s Tik Tok while patrolling Hebron. Some critics complain of a lack of respect towards the people whose land they are illegally occupying. On the other hand, I think for every minute they are rehearsing their dance moves and editing their video, at least no one is being shot, harassed or intimidated.
A similar video came out of Afghanistan where US soldiers re-made Lady Gaga’s Telephone. The dancing is hilarious, as are the props. The higgly piggly background to their music making is surprisingly “real.” But again, at least as long as they are focused on music, dancing, and videos, no one is being killed.
Finally, I always have a soft spot for treason. Apparently Private Bradley Manning breached military security in Iraq and downloaded “150,000 diplomatic cables, as well as secret videos and a PowerPoint presentation.” One video he shared was a helicopter attack in Baghdad where the pilots were speaking gleefully about killing people. It’s hilarious that “military intelligence” (sic) prevents the use of thumb drives, but many of the computers have compact disk drives. Private Manning hummed Lady Gaga songs and pretended to be listening to her music when he was copying the files. NICE!
Is this Lady Gaga in male drag in Vogue Hommes Japan?
Thank you, J-son, for tipping me off to what seems to be Lady Gaga posing in male drag for Vogue Hommes Japan. This is apparently her character Jo Calderone. Drag kings are hot, and none hotter than Lady G.