And Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick?”
And Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick?”
I’m doing this because I’ve had this album on repeat for the last week and I should get all my initial reactions out. Plus, I have a feeling another member may write about it and I need to be the first one to write about it…Just because.
The album has been promoted so heavily by GaGa. I give her big props on going out everywhere promoting the hell out of it. The album sold 1.1 Million copies in its first week (however, there was some speculation as how it came that way) . But enough about that, it’s all about the music with GaGa, so here’s a quick review of each track. I purchased the deluxe edition with a total of 17 songs as opposed to the standard of 14.
1. Marry The Night – A really good song about GaGa’s love for NYC and how she’ll never be a Hollywood girl. Best part is the chorus with the “M-M-M-Marry the Night” parts. Very “P-P-P-Pokerface P-P-Pokerface”. Continue reading
Lady Gaga is moving aside on my iPod for bisexual British singer and songwriter Jessie J who said, “I’ve never denied it. Whoopie doo guys, yes, I’ve dated girls and I’ve dated boys—get over it.”
I first heard her infectious hip hop track “Do It Like a Dude” in a hip hop class. The beats and lyrics were a blast to dance to… and I thought she was black. “Do It Like a Dude” has definitely inspired some neat combinations by hip hop dancers and choreographers. Continue reading
Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Judas’ is out and of course, I just have to spread the goodness. Despite all the symbolism on top of symbolism and so forth, it’s a great dance song. The beat comes at you so hard the only thing I can do is to start dancing… Continue reading
Lady Gaga seems to be a favorite topic of mine. This entry will be the third post from me concerning her. Because she’s such a champion for gay rights, how can I not talk about her? Well it seems in Malaysia radio stations are censoring her single Born This Way by garbling: “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby.” This action is taken as a precaution to avoid fines and penalties imposed by the government for playing songs that violate “good taste or decency or are offensive to public feeling.” Continue reading
If you have paid any attention to the news in the past couple of weeks, I am sure you have heard of the breast milk ice cream introduced by an ice cream parlor in London called The Icecreamists. That’s right. The milk pumped from a woman’s breasts is processed and flavored with vanilla and lemon zest. The end product is an ice cream aptly named Baby Gaga (which Lady Gaga is not exactly gaga about but more about that later).
First I’d like to talk about breast milk aka mother milk. Continue reading
I did not know what racism is until I immigrated to this country at the age of 9. As soon as I moved here, it seemed like racism bitchslapped me in the face. For example, my elementary school principal who was fired from another school district for being racist toward some Latino kids refused to place me in accelerated math classes even though my math skills were about 2 years ahead of everyone else (schools in Asia teach math at a much faster pace than here). His decision made no sense and I highly think it’s racially motivated given his background. One time in junior high school, a group of kids followed me home, grabbed my belongings and started harassing me by calling me a “chink.” Most recently, I got into a verbal altercation with someone in a gay club because he was spewing hateful comments about Asians (the topic of gays and racism is worthy of a separate blog post!). These are just a few examples but there are many more. Continue reading
So Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way” came out a few days ago. After my first listen, I got a bit teary-eyed by the end of the song. It is a very empowering song and its relevance to the recent wave of gay teen suicides struck an emotional nerve for me. How I wish that this song was available back in my teenage years when I was struggling to accept my sexuality. After that first listen, I read through the comments made by listeners and a large number of them complained that the song is a rip-off of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Yes, you can definitely hear similarities between the two but guess what, musical imitation has been happening for hundreds if not thousands of years. Continue reading
This post was originally titled “Compound Interest and Delayed Gratification,” but my marketing brain quickly realized that “How To Make a Half Million Dollars” would grab your attention much better. Did it work?
Compound interest and delayed gratification? What in the world? Aren’t queers famous for their joie de vivre, their focus on enjoying the present? For flocking like moths to a flame to stories about Lady Gaga’s new video and eschewing boring finance stuff? This sounds like two topics designed to cure insomnia. And what in the world do they have to do with each other, and more importantly to you? When combined these two concepts can make you rich. Continue reading