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Neurotic Visionary with Delusional Aspirations. 08/20/1995. Male. Canada. Or am I?

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July 29th 2014 11:29 AM  |  1,834 notes  |  Via
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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
"Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II."
Visit the official “Cheek To Cheek” website

Cheek to Cheek comes out September 23rd!

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

"Three years after the release of their first collaboration “The Lady Is A Tramp”, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga are back with a brand new collaboration – a full album of classic jazz standards: Cheek To Cheek. Tony & Gaga became fast friends after meeting backstage at a charity gala in early 2011, and the start of their musical love affair was captured in the rousing and vibrant rendition of “Tramp” that appeared on Tony’s Grammy Award-winning album Duets II."

Visit the official “Cheek To Cheek” website

Cheek to Cheek comes out September 23rd!

July 29th 2014 11:28 AM  |  1,416 notes  |  Via
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The video for Gaga and Tony Bennett’s lead single ‘Anything Goes’, a Cole Porter classic, is now available on Gaga’s VEVO channel!

July 28th 2014 6:27 PM  |  1,973 notes  |  Source  |  Via
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For / Telephone

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soundonsight:

Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur
For a while, Lady Gaga was one of the most fascinating music stars that had come in a while, primarily because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.
Lady Gaga’s early music videos are nothing if not promotional material, with “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” being, for the most part, entirely generic within the context of her career. It was not perhaps until she employed the use of music video director Jonas Åkerlund that her auteuristic vision became more visible and more tangible. Much of why Lady Gaga is fascinating is because she exists as a paradox: a manufactured character that refutes and argues against the idea of that very idea (similar, though not the same, in nature to Lana Del Ray). Her first album’s title could be considered either prescient or maybe self-aware or maybe egotistical, but The Fame nonetheless seemed to debut as a self-reflexive examination of the nature of fame in “pop society”. Such knowing self-awareness, winking construction, and post-modern application in pop art is fodder for writers and academics.
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It’s interesting to factor in the leaked Do What U Want video as part of her videography and an extension of her auteurism, because there are a ton of thematic links to deliberate raunchiness and media awareness from what we had a glimpse of. I guess that will always be unresolved, but that history and the questionable decision of collaborating with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson will always be a part of the examination of her auteurism and artistic career. 

soundonsight:

Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur

For a while, Lady Gaga was one of the most fascinating music stars that had come in a while, primarily because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.

Lady Gaga’s early music videos are nothing if not promotional material, with “LoveGame” and “Poker Face” being, for the most part, entirely generic within the context of her career. It was not perhaps until she employed the use of music video director Jonas Åkerlund that her auteuristic vision became more visible and more tangible. Much of why Lady Gaga is fascinating is because she exists as a paradox: a manufactured character that refutes and argues against the idea of that very idea (similar, though not the same, in nature to Lana Del Ray). Her first album’s title could be considered either prescient or maybe self-aware or maybe egotistical, but The Fame nonetheless seemed to debut as a self-reflexive examination of the nature of fame in “pop society”. Such knowing self-awareness, winking construction, and post-modern application in pop art is fodder for writers and academics.

Click here to expand the article 

It’s interesting to factor in the leaked Do What U Want video as part of her videography and an extension of her auteurism, because there are a ton of thematic links to deliberate raunchiness and media awareness from what we had a glimpse of. I guess that will always be unresolved, but that history and the questionable decision of collaborating with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson will always be a part of the examination of her auteurism and artistic career. 

July 19th 2014 11:30 PM  |  3 notes
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And as a side note about Boyhood, there was a moment when the daughter was watching the Telephone video (she was also listening to LoveGame in 2009!) and it was such a moment of… victory? Not victory, but for lack of a better word, it felt right in a film that was about moments in our lives and one that mirrored the culture of the 2000s. For better or for worse, Gaga changed the landscape of Pop in such drastic ways with her videos, her fashion, and her music, all of which were constantly statements. That video in particular was an event for many of her fans (which I’m guessing the actress was, since much of the film was an approximate reflection of the lives of the cast). And in regards to the video, her step-mom asks her if her mom allows her to watch these videos, and she proudly says that her mom does, and she likes them too. Cause they get it. And I’m assuming, as a parent, her mom gets it. Any perceived shock value or theatricality was never done in hopes that people would replicate it, but was an attempt to liberate people to do something just as bold in their own capacity and in their own passions. She is her own expression, and you can be your own. And above all, there’s always a bit of humour and light heartedness in her art, or an aspect that translates into something serious.

Anyway Boyhood was life changing and you should all see it if you have the chance to.

July 14th 2014 7:16 PM  |  3,859 notes  |  Via
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"And then he asked me, he said, ‘Baby, why do we love each other?’
I said, ‘Honey, it’s simple. It’s the way that you love and treat your mother.’"

—  Happy Mother’s Day
April 29th 2014 12:35 AM  |  3,630 notes  |  Via
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@ladygaga: 6 days till we #artRave THE ARTPOP BALL IS HERE

@ladygaga: 6 days till we #artRave THE ARTPOP BALL IS HERE

April 21st 2014 12:34 AM  |  9 notes  |  Via
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technojournee:


Free My Mind, ARTPOP

I put this on a case. And I fell in love (with my own artwork, I know, how narcissistic).
You can get one ~here~ (comes as a sticker too for only $3.60!)
You can check out the rest of my shop portfolio at my /tagged/shop. 

technojournee:

Free My Mind, ARTPOP

I put this on a case. And I fell in love (with my own artwork, I know, how narcissistic).

You can get one ~here~ (comes as a sticker too for only $3.60!)

You can check out the rest of my shop portfolio at my /tagged/shop

April 21st 2014 12:29 AM  |  13 notes  |  Via
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technojournee:

Check out the rest of my designs at the shop :)

technojournee:

Check out the rest of my designs at the shop :)