Why Is Katy Perry So Stupid? March 2, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Personally John, Television.
Tags: Horrible artists, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
A lot of people are going to think that I wrote this because I am obsessed with Gaga, or whatever, but I don’t really care. I am writing this because someone needs to stop Katy Perry from ever talking again.
Katy Perry, who’s mindless music includes such musical masterpieces as, “Ur So Gay” “I Kissed a Girl” and the Mozart-like classic, “Hot N Cold,” recently said the following verbal diarrhea in this month’s Nylon magazine about Lady Gaga:
“When I heard The Fame Monster, I was like, ‘What the fuck is she talking about – teeth and he ate my heart and monster and dance in the dark and shit?’ I thought she was such a shock jock. Then I saw her on the American Music Awards, and I was like, ‘You’re an animal of another kind, and we need you!’ She’s amazing. She’s an entertainer, a visual arts. And her lyrics do mean things when you actually break them down.”
Does Katy realize who she is? Does Katy realize she has a song called “Hot N Cold.” Does Katy Perry know that her career is going to be over in about a year or two?
Yeah Katy, Gaga and many other artist that you probably are still unaware of, write meaning behind their lyrics. Maybe Katy is surprised that there’s finally a Top 40 Pop act that actually can write music, play a musical instrument, and not only sing live, but SOUND good live too?
Okay I’m done.
My Top 10 Albums of 2009 December 28, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Uncategorized.
Tags: albums of the decade, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Billboard, David Archuleta, Ingrid Michaelson, La Roux, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Music, Owl City, Sam Sparro, Sasha Fierce, The Fame, The Fame Monster
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After much thought and consideration, I now present to you the top 10 albums of 2009, as chosen by me. Stay tuned, because I’ll also be posting my Top Tracks of 2009, and my Top Albums of the Decade in the days ahead!
10. Mariah Carey – Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
This album is NOT my favorite Mariah Carey album, but as a whole it ended up being my number 10 choice. I listened to a couple of the songs from the album A LOT this year, and really enjoyed them. I think this is very classic Mariah Carey, but still think some of her lyrics and dying whistle tones kept me from loving it.
9. David Archuleta – [self titled]
This album was released late last year, but it still was one of my favorites all the way through February and March. It has a lot of catchy songs, and I always find myself putting it in my car’s CD player ever now and then. I hope his next album is a little more riskier and less bubblegum tween pop.
8. Owl City – Ocean Eyes
I haven’t listened to Owl City in a few months, but I really liked this album when I first heard it. I jumped on the Owl City bandwagon about a month before they took off and dominated the Billboard charts. I was excited to find a new artist that I could tell other people about, but before I had a chance to think, “Fireflies” was No.1 on every chart. Great album and reminds me a lot of my fall semester.
7. Sam Sparro – [self titled]
A friend of mine did a dance routine to Sam Sparro last fall for his dance recital (to Black and Gold) and I thought it was a great song. I went and downloaded the album and realized it is a work of genius! Nearly every song is funky, danceable, catchy, and matched with great vocals from Sam Sparro. If you don’t have this album, you’re going to want to buy it…if anything for your party mix.
6. Alicia Keys – The Element of Freedom
This album has only been out for a little over a week, but it has been enough to really effect me on a variety of levels. It almost seems that she wrote this entire album with me in mind. I don’t think it’s as great as 2007′s As I Am, but then again it’s a completely different vibe. Either way, definitely check this one out, and really give it a couple of listens before you judge.
5. Lady Gaga – The Fame
This album was also released late last year. I had the leak when I was in Italy in June 2008, and didn’t listen to it much. However, once Poker Face was released as a single earlier this year, I immediately realized what kind of jewel I had in my iTunes library. I am now one of the biggest Gaga fans I know, and really love playing this album no matter what mood I am in: a sign of a true classic.
4. La Roux – [self titled]
It seems like every time I hear of a new artist or song, I get really in to them, and then a month later they blow up. Same thing happened for me with La Roux. This album is full of fun, techno beats that are sure to keep your feet moving.
3. Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
Ingrid Michaelson could release an album reading the phonebook and I would think it was the greatest album of all time, and I admit that. However, her songwriting, and lyrics can not be denied. She is a true talent, and I have a very intimate connection with her music. I saw her tour this album in Pittsburgh this fall, and it was fantastic, as expected. Check this one out for sure!
2. Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Give this album a month more and it probably would have been my No.1 for 2009. I’ve played the hell out of this CD, even weeks before it was released, and I am still not over it. Every song is on another level of electro pop, which is an experience in itself. Hopefully I am seeing her on my birthday, in New York City!
1. Beyonce – I Am… Sasha Fierce
This album came out late November of 2008 as well, and for the last year has been one of my most played albums week in and week out. I NEVER get sick of this album, and that is a very rare feat for me. I usually end up falling in love with music for a couple of weeks and then not listening to it for a very long time (Janet’s “Discipline”, Danity Kane, etc.). Beyonce hits gold with me with everything that she releases, and this album was definitely the album of the year for me. It has a beautiful mix of dance tracks and ballads that all really seem to stick in your head.
Lady Gaga Dominates iTunes Charts November 23, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, technology.
Tags: art, Bad Romance, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Music, The Fame, The Fame Monster, Video Phone
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After only 3 hours of sales, Lady Gaga’s new album The Fame Monster was No.3 on iTunes today. The Deluxe edition, which also features her first album The Fame, is No.5. Now, she has the No.1 song, video, and album simultaneously. She is also featured in the No.2 video, Beyonce’s “Video Phone” remix.
Check it out, and buy your copy of The Fame Monster here!
30 Second Clip of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Video! November 7, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Television, Travel.
Tags: Alejandro, Bad Romance, Germany, Lady Gaga, The Fame, The Fame Monster
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My Sketch of Lady Gaga’s Alejandro November 3, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music.
Tags: Alejandro, art, artwork, Bad Romance, Lady Gaga, Mexico, rejoice, sketch, The Fame, The Fame Monster, The Monster Ball
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I know that we are young,
And i know that you may love me,
But i just can’t be with you like this anymore,
Lady Gaga: My Clothes Bleed Too! November 2, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music.
Tags: Alejandro, Bad Romance, Lady Gaga, MTV, Paparazzi, The Fame, The Fame Monster, VMAs
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To me my outfits aren’t wacky. They are who I am. The fame can kill you. You say I am my clothes, and I am my clothes. And my clothes bleed too. Just like me.
Lady Gaga Deluxe Edition of “Fame Monster” Includes Lock of Hair October 26, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Travel.
Tags: Bad Romance, deluxe edition, Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Music, The Fame, The Fame Monster, The Monster Ball
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I’m trying not to make my site all about Lady Gaga, but I’ve been in Gaga mode more than ever the last couple of weeks. And, the announcement of her deluxe edition of “The Fame Monster” was definitely blog-worthy.
Gaga’s deluxe edition, among other things, features a lock of her hair! The deluxe edition is available for preorder on her website for a steep $99.98. However, I can see Gaga die-hards shelling out the big bucks for the hair. Not only does it include hair but a personal note from the artist. I find it hard to believe that the hair or the note would be real, but then again I can see her doing this for her fans too.
Also interesting is the fact that it includes 3D glasses for “viewing forthcoming Gaga visuals.” This could get really exciting! Read below for the full list of what it includes!
* 8 new studio recordings with production by RedOne, Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, Fernando Garibay and Ron Fair featuring the smash single “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”
* The original album ‘The Fame’
* The definitive “Book of Gaga”-A highly stylized collector’s edition art table book housed in a custom slipcase documenting Gaga’s journey into pop superstardom including:
* A lock of Lady Gaga’s hair
* Collectible puzzle
* A behind the scenes look at her creative process
* Pull out posters
* Themed fanzines
* A paper doll collection
* 3 D glasses to view forthcoming Gaga visuals
* Personal notes from the artist
* Each book individually numbered
Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Cover Art October 18, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music.
Tags: Alejandro, Bad Romance, Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta, The Fame, The Fame Monster
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New Lady Gaga Artwork Released for The Fame Monster! October 9, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, technology.
Tags: Bad Romance, Lady Gaga, No Way, Speechless, The Fame, The Fame Monster
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Check out the newly released cover art for Lady Gaga’s release of “The Fame Monster” which comes out on November 24th.
New Lady Gaga Song “No Way” Leaks October 7, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, technology.
Tags: Bad Romance, Lady Gaga, leak, Music, No Way, The Fame, The Fame Monster
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I think I like this leak of “No Way” a lot more than the leak of “Bad Romance.” These songs are probably still demos, but they’re still really good! I can’t wait for The Fame Monster!