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Just finished watching the Monster Ball on HBO.
I was lucky enough to see the show live about a year and half ago when she performed at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It was before she started doing stadiums, and the show was epic. Maybe two days later she tweeted about overhauling the entire tour after re-imagining it conceptually. I was ecstatic but also sad because I wasn’t sure if she’d be bringing the show back to The Bay. Turns out she would, but due to scheduling conflicts I wasn’t able to attend.
Thankfully she decided to have a performance filmed and aired on HBO. And thankfully I happen to be at my mom’s house tonight, which has HBO
and TV in general which means I got to watch it!
All of my Monster Ball cravings were met.
Seeing the show on a nice big screen with booming surround sound that most assuredly pissed off the neighbors was BRILLIANT. Even at my most flaming I’m still the ultimate dude when it comes to big screens and booming sound.
Gaga herself was equally brilliant. I don’t think even the biggest Gaga haters can deny that the lady knows how to put on a damn good show, and boy was this one damn good show. Seeing her show for realsies was such a treat, and I always make sure to view her live performances whenever I can because they’re well worth it. The girl performances H to T (that’s head to toe, random hetero men who might be reading
call me) every single time.
She may be a pop star, but any Gaga fan worth their salt knows her roots are in theater and rock n’ roll and it shows. It hella shows. From the living dress to the angler fish to the endearingly corny story segments the show is just that: a show. Imagine seeing Wicked combined with a Deadmau5 concert and you’ve got the jist. But it’s when she slows things down about halfway with her piano ballad/rock n’ roll tunes Speechless, You and I, and gospel thumper Teeth that you see a whole different side of the girl. It’s watching her rock out on the piano and make musical love with her hot ass guitarist (what can I say, musicians turn me on) that you see the real Lady Gaga. Put away all the make up and costumes and techno-thump beats and you’ve got a pure to the core rock star; something the world needs more of. You can really see her living and loving every second she’s on stage.
There are moments, especially during the aforementioned songs that she reminds me of Bruce Springsteen and other such rock stars. No wonder Gaga has regualrly cited The Boss as a major influence on her. And not wonder she’s called upon his saxphonist for Edge of Glory, which drops TOMORROW ON iTUNES. The Boss is one of my all time faves, alongside Mama Monster, so obviously I’m jizzing at even the most tangential of connections when they occur.
AND THEN she jumps into her dance hits like Telephone, #1 most played in my iTunes Monster, Just Dance, Bad Romance, and Born This Way
hell almost every song she’s got and goes from rock-star to rock-star-with-lasers-and-fierce-dancing. Lasers and fierce dancing always make things better.
As does SYTYCD alumni and ongoing Gaga dancer, the flawless Mark Kanemura:
I love this quirky Hawaiian gay so much.
I have a hard time validating the price of most concerts, especially when it comes to pop stars
Britney, but for Gaga I know I’ll be getting my money’s worth so it’s not even a question. Bitch dances her ass off when her costume permits, sings her mouth off, and never stops being the entertainment phenom one expects. All the haters who think the bitch can’t sing or thinks she’s fake etc. w/e should watch the ending credits to the special, and then head to the left.
I’m gonna make damn sure this Tivo recording never gets touched, at least not until I get a HQ download or better yet an official DVD release. DO IT HBO. Until then I’ll keep counting down the days to Born This Way, and in about 12 hours I’ll be rocking out to Edge of Glory.
BRB doing this:
Dear Mama - 2pac vs Spice girls - mashup (by nosamben)
Flawless mash up for a flawless lady, and all the other flawless ladies out there. Happy Mother’s day!
Two high-anticipated videos dropped today, and I happened like one a bit more than the other. In this case, I liked Nicki Minaj’s bubble-gum flavored Super Bass a bit more than Gaga’s religulous love story.
And what’s not to love? Nicki’s looking great; from her freckles to her out-of-shower wigs to her always
epic booty bangin’ bod. The dancing is cute and silly; appropriate for the upbeat pop hit. The visuals are bright and colorful; perfect for the Spring/early Summer release the single is seeing.
And best of all it manages to be engaging while getting straight to the point.
With the rise of Youtube and later Vimeo these last couple of years music videos have seen a resurgence in relevancy. This resurgence has forced pop stars to focus on visual storytelling as much as audible, which is great. But these days it feels like every music video is gunning for an Oscar, pushing the boundaries of both length and content.
Lady Gaga and Kanye West, my two faves, are the first guilty parties to come to mind.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the multi-part saga Mama Monster created with Paparazzi and Telephone and I adore the short-film Runaway that Yeezy created to accompany My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Sometimes though, the results aren’t as engaging
I’m looking at you Alejandro, I love me some sexy Nazi dancing but dang gurl and I find myself getting more antsy than excited.
Maybe I’ve just got epic music video fatigue, but the simplicity and levity of the new Minaj visuals really resonated with me today and saw me hitting the replay button hella times. Hella.
I was also enamored with this GQMF. Seriously though, Nicki Minaj where did you find this daddy and how can I get a hold of his everything?
UNF. The video’s only flaw is not featuring him more.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga also release the video for her new single Judas. Thankfully save for a few cut aways during the bridge the video wasn’t much longer than the song’s own run time. I’m one of the few people in the world who legit loves Born This Way and its video but as much as I love kaleidoscopes and Metropolis throwback I do find myself skipping the intro with most repeat viewings.
With Judas I don’t see myself having that problem. The chola-biker-bible aesthetic is yummy, the dancing is flawless, and I don’t have to work very hard to get to it.
And I went to Catholic school so the imagery hits home.
Gaga’s lookin’ good to, you can see she’s been working out to
keep dat ass stay in shape and yet again she makes a case for herself as a powerful dancer and vocalist. This one manages to be undeniably Gaga, with high fashion and powerful imagery abound, while also being pretty easy to digest. Unless you’re hardcore Catholic, in which case you could probably use an antacid.
Also Norman Reedus can get it.
All of that being said, Gaga’s videos are work. This one not as much as her usual…or should I say…more recent fare, but still: there’s a lot happening here. Now, I love how much is being put into the creative, and there’s definitely more going on in Judas than in Super Bass, but today I just wasn’t in much of an image-analyzing mood. You know?
I was less in the mood for steak and more in the mood for a burger. A mouth-watering, impeccably made, and zesty burger served by a hot waiter. One who looks like this:
At the end of the day I loved both videos, so don’t misconstrue this post to be some kind of Nicki vs. Gaga thing, and anyone who knows me knows I’m most certainly not Gaga-bashing, but today I was just feeling the bright colors, denim cut-offs, and super cute smiles that Nicki was offering a little bit more. That’s all.
HOW CAN SHE BE SO DAMN CUTE!?!?!?!
NEVER ENOUGH OF THIS MAN
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He’s made some really awesome mash-ups, some video game based and some not. I focus the article on his gaming ones, including mash ups of Utada Hikaru/Eminem, Hikaru/Kanye West, and Kid Cudi/Nobuo Uematsu. He’s even got a Kanye West/Wicked mash-up that I’ve had on repeat for days.
As revealed here Quentin Tarantion has completed the script for his next project, titled ‘Django Unleashed’
You hear that? It’s the sound of a million movie nerds freaking the eff out.
Now I’m a diehard Tarantino fan, he’s easily my favorite movie maker around and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be honest Kill Bill vol. 3 and 4, long talked about but officially-ish announced last year, are what I’m really waiting for but Tarantino said he’d be doing one more movie before returning to his blood-stained revenge saga, and it’d appear that this is the one.
Based on the title, everyone is working under the assumption that this flick will
steal hella shit from be based on, or at least heavily inspired by as is the case of Inglourious Basterds, the iconic spaghetti western classic character of Django; the wandering gunman who drags with him a coffin concealing a gatling gun. So yeah, right up Tarantino’s alley. Rumor has it he’s trying to get Franco Nero, who played the titular character to star in the film. If he still looks like this then I’m down:
Tarantino himself even had a cameo in the eye-poppingly beautiful (though otherwise pretty terrible) Japanese flick Sukiyaki Western Django, which drew heavily from the genre defining classic.
Fans of Cowboy Bebop might remember the episode Mushroom Samba, which is right up the alley of every Tarantino lover out there. The episode features the main cast trippin’ on drugs, a character named Coffee who is an amalgamation of Blaxploitation leading ladies not unlike Tarantino’s own Jackie Brown, as well as a Samuel L. Jackon-esque character who drags a coffin around the desert just like Django. I think I’ll go re-watch that now actually.
Tarantino has long talked about doing a straight up spaghetti western, exploring the genre in most of his films and styling the bulk of Kill Bill vol.2 after it. And GQ mother fucker Christoph Waltz, after his brilliant performance in Inglourious Basterds, is set to return as a man who helps a former slave rescue his wife.
Normally I’d say to take this bit of Tarantinews with agrain of salt, the guy likes to talk about projects that don’t always happen, or otherwise fall on the backburner with fans eagerly awaiting the smallest of updates like the Vega Brothers, or the anime Kill Bill prequels, or The Whole Bloody Affair, or Inglourious Basterds 2, or the Grindhouse dvd boxset,
or Kill Bill 3. But with Christoph Waltz attached, a full script completed, and reports that filming might begin as early as Fall I’d say this one is a safe bet.
I expect hella foot shots, long ass takes, and at least 100 uses of the n-word.
So after months of anticipation and some of the biggest hype building Doctor Who has ever had, series 6’s two part opener, including episodes ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’, finally aired. And talk about hitting the ground running.
I was quite the quick Doctor Who convert. Maybe two years ago my various Whovian friends sat me down and marathoned me though the first four series of the newly revived franchise, as well as all the episode of spin offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Suffice it to say, I was hooked.
With series 5, which started fresh with new Doctor Matt Smith and new showrunner Steven Moffat, rather than watching the show after it had already aired I was watching episode by episode for the first time alongside every other Whovian in the world. And though Christopher Eccleston, the 9th Doctor, was the first Doctor I saw I have to be completely honest:
Matt Smith is my Doctor.
The say you never forget your first. And even though I’ve seen 9, 10, and a fair amount of the classic Doctors, 11 is the first one I’ve really connected with in any significant way and have felt any kind of attachment to. When seeing 1-10 it feels more like a history lesson than something I’m a part of as its happening.
And while I love most of what Russel T. Davies crafted in series 1-4, there’s something about Steven Moffat’s vision of the show that I find completely irresistible. Whether it’s the adventure-loving, childlike, and mostly angst-free 11th Doctor (don’t get me wrong, I love Tenant but towards the end there he spent a lot of time crying and not enough being fun) the combined awesomeness of companions Amy and Rory, Moffat’s overall aesthetic (which, totally honest, I prefer to Davies’) or the noticeably higher budget the new direction of the show has taken me from fan to straight up fanatic.
So you can understand why I’m all a twitter about the epic series 6 opener.
First of all the cinematography was top notch; looking at these episodes compared to series 1, or even series 4 which finished airing just three years ago, it’s staggering how different things look. There’s still tons of lens flare and running through hallways though, so it’s undeniably still the same ol’ Doctor Who at the end of the day.
Second, how about that story? Doctor Who visits America for the first time and man oh man was it a blast. Moffat and co. promised a strong start to this new series, and whoah-ly crap did they deliver. By the time the opening credits began rolling my jaw had dropped and I was gripping my laptop so tightly my keyboard nearly exploded.
Warning for the rest of this post:
The Silence are damn scary. Moffat may have been inspired by The Scream, the famous painintg, but he’s obviously one of The Gentlemen or Slenderman, further proving that tall pale men in black/white suits are just fucking horrifying.
Like every other Whovian on the planet I’ve been trying to figure out River Song’s identity for a while now and here’s my theory: Amy will become pregnant, with Rory’s child, and end up being River.
NOW, the problem here is the big cliff hanger at the end of the episode wherein we see the little girl, presumably Amy’s future daughter, begin regenerating. Only Time Lords are supposed to do that and I’m pretty sure River isn’t a Time Lord…or is she? GAHH MY HEAD HURTS
Also, she’s probably the one who kills The Doctor. The first time we see her she’s in a spacesuit, so it’d add yet another level of poetic fun to her relationship with the Doctor. He meets her, she dies. She meets him, he’s dies. Both times in a spacesuit.
Now let’s put the head-hurt-y stuff aside.
River is basically the fiercest bitch in the universe. With every appearance I come to love her more and more, and her story is simultaneously fascinating and heart wrenching. I’m DYING to learn the truth surrounding River Song and the Doctor, but at the same time I don’t want their flirtatious adventures to end. When she kissed the Doctor for the first time, only to realize that due to their out of sync timelines it would be her last, my heart could barely take it. Was legit crying like a baby. River is the living embodiment of the journey over the destination, but it’s a destination I NEED TO REACH.
Canton Everett-Delaware III was amazing. BAMF. GQMF. etc etc. Mark Sheppard can be in as many scifi shows as he wants to be if they continue being this awesome. Also, totally called him being a homo from the get go. I’m 100% in support of Canton becoming a full time companion when Amy and Rory inevitably depart (or even before then)I know it’s always the Doctor + a female and sometimes a few extras, but imagine Matt Smith as the childlike 11th Doctor exploring the universe with Mark Sheppard’s hardened Canton. Think of the buddy-cop possibilities!?
Think of the possiblities between Captain Jack Harkness and Canton Evertt-Delaware III!?!?!?! brb jizzing
I love Amy and Rory something fierce, they’re by far my favorite companions, but in two short episodes Canton really won me over. And let’s be honest, it’d be a nice change of pace to have two dudes in the Tardis for a while. Even for just a season.
Speaking of the girl who waited and the last centurion, Amy and Rory never cease to be amusing for me. Amy is the perfect middle ground between Donna’s brash best-friendness and Martha’s lovesick youthfulness.
And nothing resembling Rose thank goodness. And Rory is the ultimate everyman who you can’t help but love. I’ve yet to find a Whovian, in person or even online where there’s someone to hate everything, who dislikes that big nosed hottie.
As far as I’m concerned Mrs. and Mr. Pond can stay on the tardis for as long as they like.
And good old Matt Smith. I really can’t gush over him enough. He’s got this playful childlike quality about him that I find so refreshing in a main character who’s just under 1000 years old. Even when the show, and even the character, is written into the melodramatic Matt Smith manages to stay quirky loveable and believable the entire time. Yet he also maintains a sense of mystery to him, an agelessness that makes me believe he’s something more than just an incredibly quirky human in a suit. So many people were attached to Tenant, and understandably so he’s brilliant, but for me Smith delivers everything Tenant did and more. Now I’m not comparing the two at all mind you, you really can’t and if you try to all you’ll just end up with a lot of yelling, but if I was forced to I’d definitely choose Smith.
prepares to be stoned by 10th Doctor fans
Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis - Bounce (Radio Rip) (by Ashlee4EVERsimpson
Kelis and Calvin working together!? Be still my heart.
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Katamari Damacy - Lonely Rolling Star (Doni’s Dubstep Remix) (by Donimusic
I preface this rant by saying that it is indeed a rant, and not of the same caliber as my usual posts. Not to say my posts are some sterling examples of the English language and its many uses…but w/e you get the point.
So I’m watching this episode of the Real World for Dustin/Spencer-gate, right?
Every one of those people needs to be sterilized. First of all it’s fucking porn, get the fuck over it. Not only was every person in the house being a homophbic twat, including the possibly gay/straight/bicurious/whocares guy in question, they were also seriously overreacting to something that had no real effect on them. The only person who can be legit upset is *maybe* the dumb bitch he was fucking, and even she needs to get the fuck over it.
Second of all, I was all ready to be team-Dustin and defend his gay-for-pay past, as I’m an avid supporter of both porn and the notion of fluid sexuality, but he managed to come off as a majorly closeted homophobic douche not only in this episode but in this whole season. Surprising for a dude who used to suck it on camera for a living. You’re uncomfortable around homos are you? The internet begs to differ.
I hella remember him from Fratpad too, tho to be honest I never got the appeal. I was always more of a fan of Leo tbh. Way to respect the only demographic who ever enjoyed you. I’m not saying it’s impossible for a homophobe to have a gay porn past, as a matter of fact I know first hand that to not be true at all, but…ugh, I can’t even with this bitch.
Thirdly, I guess it’s good that all the slow ass straight people are just finding this out (seriously tho, the gays have known since the casting was announced months ago) because it’s sure to bring fratpad a ton of traffic. Gotta make that $$$ honey.
I think I’m really just tired of seeing talentless attention whores getting instant fame and being all the rage. My twitter feed has more important things to tell me than a million late to the game heteros bawwing about this hot mess.
Why can’t us talented attention whores get a turn?
Guess who just announced her sophomore album!?
Everyone’s favorite bad bitch Nicki Minaj that’s who!
Well, sort of. Today Nicki Minaj’s community site MyPinkFriday reports that while doing an interview with KISS FM the Harajuku Barbie announced that come September she’ll be announcing the Pink Friday follow-up. She also slipped in that the album will drop within 12 months, which is good news for all the Barbz and Ken Barbz out there who are dying for more.
I’m not usually one for announcement-announcements but I understand why they’re done; in a time when information comes and goes so quickly it can be easy to miss a big one if there’s no lead-in.
No word on what the album will sound like, if there will be any guest stars, or what the title is. All will presumably come around the actual announcement’s time. Personally I’d like to see Nicki just let alter-ego Roman loose on this next effort. Don’t get me wrong, the pop-friendly Pink Friday is mah jamz but I wouldn’t mind a few more down and dirty hard hitting Roman tracks this time around.
But I certainly wouldn’t mind more pop-friendly tunes like SuperBass and Moment 4 Life either. Moment 4 Life is my damn song. Maybe some middle ground?
A magenta Friday perhaps? After all what makes Nicki so great is her versatility. She can dominate on everything she’s in, whether it’s super pop-y like Check It Out and SuperBass or super hip-hop-y like Did It On ‘Em and Monster. And most recently she showed up on David Guetta’s newest single, proving she can be fierce and flawless even rapping over an electro dance-track. Though to be honest, Where Them Girls At is pretty generic with Nicki’s verse being the glaring exception.
Whatever the album ends up sounding like, I hope she experiments with some new producers this time around. Pink Friday is a bit of a mixed bag at times, which is jarring when you consider how sterling she is on other people’s tracks. Take Monster for instance, which is probably her best work yet and the song isn’t even technically hers.
I think I secretly just want Kanye to produce everyone. Then I’d be forever happy.
Whatever the album is, I’m ready for it Nicki! Can’t wait to find out more come September. Until then I’ll just have to suck it up and go buy a Britney ticket so I can see Nicki live.
I’ll probably leave when Nicki is done tbh.
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Nicki Minaj / Lady Gaga mashup ‘Roman’s Romance’ by Its Overture, www.itsoverture.com
I’m surprised it’s taken this long for someone to mash these fierce bitches together. Loving this track right now. Now can someone PLEASE get to work on a Lady Minaj Monster mashup? Kthx