Sunday, August 01, 2010

Mmmm. I stumbled across this just today.

Some commenters liken Lady Gaga to Bubble from Absolutely Fabulous. I think it might be because of Gaga's bubble dress. Do you think they're alike?


Matty Boy said...

I've said this before, but she reminds me of Bubble on Absolutely Fabulous, a cute girl wearing incredibly silly costumes.

Another similarity, Jane Horrocks has quite a lovely singing voice as well.

nonnie9999 said...

lol @ bubbles! she does remind me of her!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Bubble never sent chills up my spine. But they are similar in terms of outlandish costuming.

Dusty said...

I think Gaga is great at self-promotion.

Iain said...

I can see Bubble-like kookiness, but Gaga makes it real. She looks so comfortable, confident and different doing her thing.

Karen Zipdrive said...

She's been nominated for an unprecedented 13 VMA awards.

nonnie9999 said...

zippy, did you see the video fran posted over at ramblings? i think you'll really like it. i know i did.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Nonnie, I hadn't seen that before--thanks for bringing it to our attention.
I did really like it, but then I started to think about chanteuse balladeers like Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman and Sarah McLaughlin who sing so beautifully, yet they stay in small boxes because they never do music that makes us want to get up and scream.
Put another way, if they were artists they'd be realists like Normam Rockwell or Edward Hopper.
In order for an artist to become a great surrealist, first they have to know the fundamentals of realism.
It looks to me like Gaga did the work and took the time to become a solid pianist, composer and singer.
But then she exploded out of those boxes with elaborate costumes, choreography and theatrical sets to become an exciting, multidimensional entertainer.
Her performances cause visceral reactions, where pandemonium could break out at any moment.
That element of excitement and even danger creates a lot of emotional involvement with millions of people toward an artist.
I don't see her petering out after a few albums, or burning her self out on fame or drugs or alcohol.
Amy Winehouse has shown us what can become of very young women hitting it big too fast, and so did Alanis Morrissette when she went rather dormant after Jagged Little Pill.
I'm glad Gaga made the transformation from good singer and performer to outlandish, over the top entertainer.
She's interesting.
Even my much older brother is intrigued and excited by her. Imagine a 66-year-old man calling to say, "Hey, that woman who sings my new fave 'Alejandro' is that Lady Gaga you're always talking about. I saw the video, and man, she's really taking no prisoners!"
My brother is having a huge wedding anniversary party on Large Marge the Party Barge on Lake Travis in September. He asked me to help him come up with a playlist for the DJ.
Turns out 5 of the songs he liked best were Gaga's.
I think she's the Real Deal.

nonnie9999 said...

i get what you're saying. i think what i'm saying is that, unlike some other singers who are known for outrageous costumes or edgy performances that get lots of buzz, when you strip gaga of all that, you have an actual talented person. that can't be said for a lot of people these days.

Distributorcap said...

she is the real deal

and also some music and tv execs decided they liked her - it always works that way