Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 17: A song I hear often on the radio

I don't currently listen to a lot of radio. But when I do, this song is all over it.

Admittedly, it loses something without the video. And it's not actually one of her best songs (in fact, I'd say it's the first significant wobble in what had, up to this point, been about as flawless a series of pop singles as has been produced this decade), although it has grown on me since I first got the album. But sweet merciful jebus, what a magnificent video. It's completely ridiculous, of course - overblown, self-indulgent and utterly, gloriously vacuous. But that's why it works. It's so gleefully self-aware, puncturing its own pomposity at every turn, that it's hard to resist. It cracks me up every time.

I have nothing else to say about this today. I'm pretty sure there's a long post in me about Lady Gaga and why I rate her so highly as a performance artist (which, in this case, is a bit like being a performing artist, only more so), but it's not coming out today, so it'll have to wait for another occasion. In the meantime, watch the video. If you've already seen it (and if you haven't, where have you been?), watch it again.


Oh, come on. Let's.


Pål Hellesnes said...

This decade is only roughly 100 days old though...

Mark Patterson said...


"The past ten years", then.

Eivor said...

Lurer på om de refererer til Bad Girls (tv-serien) med vilje, eller om det bare er oss glbt-nerder som ser det vi vil se? :)