Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shoulda Left My Phone At Home...

At long last, Lady Gaga's so-called "masterpiece" has hit the airwaves and cyberworld: the long-awaited (and oft-delayed) music video for latest single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, dropped earlier this evening. Although Gaga's website is, understandably, down, I found a copy of the video to embed here for as long as it's allowed (although Gaga is one of the few artists smart enough to know that finicky closed-fistedness around where her videos are available has fewer rewards than the ubiquity of her product, so if she has anything to say about it, it may be allowed indefinitely). I'm not sure about the "masterpiece" label, but then I wasn't too keen on "Bad Romance" for about two weeks, before it suddenly crept in and overtook my entire soul. Gaga's music has an eerie tendency to do that.

Enjoy...or whatever.


What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

4 comments:

  1. some quick thoughts:
    -I don't like how the song is split up. I think a music video is supposed to complement a song, but in this video the song is used to complement the story. I don't like that, and it makes the song seem like an afterthought.
    -there's no conclusion. this story flows perfectly from the paparazzi video BUT in the paparazzi video we get a sense of closure at the end, like we ACCOMPLISHED something. what did we accomplish in this video?
    -the choreography is still sub par, but at least gaga dances convincingly, and at first watch i didn't notice any terrible dance technique mistakes (i might have to change this upon subsequent viewings)
    -i LOLed at "told you she didn't have a dick"

    OVERALL, it's a fun video and amusing to watch, but it's not a good music video at all. and this sucks, because i think the song is amazing

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  2. Now that I've watched Telephone twice, I really have to admit I was prepared to rip into this video and now realizing that I'm totally raving. I was completely swept up in the telephone fashion headgear and the Beyonce a la GaGa wardrobe.

    -"Paper Gangsta" in the background at (1:14), so glad one of my favorite tracks got some love.

    -Her homage to Michael Jackson at (4:32) and her Madonna-esque look in the kitchen dance sequence makes me love Lady for the the fact that she respects the pop icons before her.

    -I expect Lady GaGa's fashion to always be criticized for better or worse. So I want to focus on Miss Sasha Fierce. Beyonce's first outfit in the Kill Bill truck? Disappointing. The anime style of B's yellow dress and cowboy hat made the nerd in me squeal silently. The jewel encrusted commander dress is something I have to give The Haus credit for. And lastly, the cowgirl jihad combo is a complete WTF to me.

    -I love the choreography in this music video! Honey B and GaGa can step. End of discussion.

    -The editing and quick cuts in this are flawless, kudos to the director and post on this.

    -I expected a little more convincing acting from GaGa. Beyonce's was expected.

    I'm expecting myself to love every aspect of this video before the end of March.

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  3. Not weird or witty enough to be awesome, dancing isn't so great and there is a lot of stuff that could really piss off some feminists, or make them cheer, I don't know. Sex isn't a taboo anymore so we have to go for lesbian make-out sessions, cat fights, and mass murder? Oh, but don't forget nudity, that HAS to be in there...Sigh... I don't really get what they are doing trying (and failing) to be Quentin Tarantino plus the product-placement overload. However, the song is ok and I love her silicone waitress dress.

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  4. Now that I've watched Telephone twice, I really have to admit I was prepared to rip into this video and now realizing that I'm totally raving. I was completely swept up in the telephone fashion headgear and the Beyonce a la GaGa wardrobe.

    -"Paper Gangsta" in the background at (1:14), so glad one of my favorite tracks got some love.

    -Her homage to Michael Jackson at (4:32) and her Madonna-esque look in the kitchen dance sequence makes me love Lady for the the fact that she respects the pop icons before her.

    -I expect Lady GaGa's fashion to always be criticized for better or worse. So I want to focus on Miss Sasha Fierce. Beyonce's first outfit in the Kill Bill truck? Disappointing. The anime style of B's yellow dress and cowboy hat made the nerd in me squeal silently. The jewel encrusted commander dress is something I have to give The Haus credit for. And lastly, the cowgirl jihad combo is a complete WTF to me.

    -I love the choreography in this music video! Honey B and GaGa can step. End of discussion.

    -The editing and quick cuts in this are flawless, kudos to the director and post on this.

    -I expected a little more convincing acting from GaGa. Beyonce's was expected.

    I'm expecting myself to love every aspect of this video before the end of March.

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