Ga Ga Ooh La La

This may come as a surprise, but I am capable of being wrong.

When I listed the best and worst albums of 2008, I chose Lady GaGa’s The Fame as the worst of the year, deriding its extreme shallowness.

But in the last year, Lady GaGa has become something so much more than her shallow dance music. In her live performances and videos, she’s used fashion, dance, and confusion over whether or not she has a cock, to tap into that most powerful of human emotions, WTF.

So I was wrong. I’ve come to love her whatthefuckedness. Like, have you seen her latest video?

Plus, in case you missed it, the video for Paparazzi:

So incredibly good! She’s taken that shallowness and embraced it, twisted it, flipped it around and reflected it back on an unsuspecting public.

Oh, and here she is all acoustic-style back in 2005:

She can sing. And looks better as a brunette. I think. Actually, it’s hard to even tell what she looks like, since she’s completely different every time she’s seen. I don’t know if I’d recognize her walking down the street. Being plastered all over every media source but remaining almost unrecognizable? That. That takes talent.


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22 responses to “Ga Ga Ooh La La”

  1. carissajaded Avatar

    Dude, I wouldn't recognize that girl if she served me pancakes…

    I'd like to think if I were famous I would follow her lead and be a woman of many faces… but i think id actually like to be recognized.

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    Dude, I wouldn't recognize that girl if she served me pancakes… I'd like to think if I were famous I would follow her lead and be a woman of many faces… but i think id actually like to be recognized.

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  3. shine Avatar

    I'm pretty sure I'm disappointed in you for this.

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    I'm pretty sure I'm disappointed in you for this.

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  5. katrocket Avatar

    And she does all this without pants.

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    And she does all this without pants.

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  7. Jennifer Avatar

    Says it herself – that bitch ca-razy.

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    Says it herself – that bitch ca-razy.

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  9. Jay Ferris Avatar

    I can't say I derive any enjoyment from her or her music – other than the conversational WTF factor – but she did used to be a stripper so at least I know she's willing to work it.

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    I can't say I derive any enjoyment from her or her music – other than the conversational WTF factor – but she did used to be a stripper so at least I know she's willing to work it.

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  11. Forest City Fashionista Avatar

    I had dismissed her as an over-hyped, under-talented, fame-seeking nutcase who made sort-of catchy dance music. I still think most of that's true, but I have to agree with you on the appeal of her “whatthefuckedness” (the perfect word for her). Her style and persona are so over the top, I admit to being curious about what freaky thing she's going to wear next.

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    I had dismissed her as an over-hyped, under-talented, fame-seeking nutcase who made sort-of catchy dance music. I still think most of that's true, but I have to agree with you on the appeal of her “whatthefuckedness” (the perfect word for her). Her style and persona are so over the top, I admit to being curious about what freaky thing she's going to wear next.

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  13. angryredhead Avatar

    holy shiz. that acoustic piece is amazing.

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    holy shiz. that acoustic piece is amazing.

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  15. Shawn Butler Avatar

    Agreed. That 3rd video is actually great music. In a world of manufactured celebrities and auto-tuned talent, it is bizarre, if not ironic, that this talented brunette girl with so much passion, personality and musical acumen becomes the creature called Lady Gaga.

    Here is her true gift. I will reiterate your closing statement, “That takes talent.

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    Agreed. That 3rd video is actually great music. In a world of manufactured celebrities and auto-tuned talent, it is bizarre, if not ironic, that this talented brunette girl with so much passion, personality and musical acumen becomes the creature called Lady Gaga.Here is her true gift. I will reiterate your closing statement, “That takes talent.

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  17. Unapologetically Mundane Avatar

    I enjoy that she somehow lost ten inches of arm fat between 2005 and now. Anorexia for the win, baby.

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    I enjoy that she somehow lost ten inches of arm fat between 2005 and now. Anorexia for the win, baby.

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  19. Lena Distractia Avatar

    it's really a shame that a person of talent has to go to such extremes to be noticed :/ (though- everything she does sounds like pokerface)

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    it's really a shame that a person of talent has to go to such extremes to be noticed :/ (though- everything she does sounds like pokerface)

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  21. Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness Avatar

    She is everything wrong with the search for fame and its amazing that few can actually put together all the elements you need to really get the attention that lets you make your OWN decisions (which we all agree is the whole point of fame). You need more than a silver baloon or sneaking into the whitehouse to shock us out of our stupod these days. I say you go girl/boy. Burn bright till you burn out. Its the human way.

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    She is everything wrong with the search for fame and its amazing that few can actually put together all the elements you need to really get the attention that lets you make your OWN decisions (which we all agree is the whole point of fame). You need more than a silver baloon or sneaking into the whitehouse to shock us out of our stupod these days. I say you go girl/boy. Burn bright till you burn out. Its the human way.

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