The Lady Gaga Chronicles, Part II

14 12 2009

If anyone stalks my blog (ha! yeah right!), they might remember a while back when I wrote a post about how I was developing a grudging respect for Lady Gaga. My two basic observations were that 1. she can sing like a powerhouse and 2. she bears more than a passing resemblance to the Antichrist. Nonetheless, when she performs without the dark-pop sound of her recordings, she sounds great. Proof positive of this has arrived in the form of this video, which shows her at an NYU talent show before she took on her pseudonym and weirdo persona.

I seriously love this video to the point where I had to post it here just to make sure that I could find it again. The first song is my favorite, but the second one has a jazz vibe to it that really works once she gets into it. Her voice has that Zooey Deschanel/Doris Day kind of silkiness which makes me go ga-ga (no pun intended). I think I would worship the ground she walks on, if she ever recorded anything that didn’t remind me of the middle part of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.

Random sidenote: At your school talent show, those two frat guys do their trash can lid drum solo act for the umpteenth time. At NYU’s talent show, Lady Gaga gives a live acoustic performance. Sigh. Aaannd January 1st looms ever closer…




One response

16 12 2009

I swear I’m not stalking you, but yes, I remember what you said earlier, but I just need to point out that talent is everywhere. I don’t think Gaga’s talent (which is one of pop culture’s best kept secrets, actually) makes up for a repulsive persona. Since that’s apparently what they’re selling these days :\

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