I don't understand that video at all. They're saying that they found this awesome bassline (meh), and that the structure isn't 'normal' (it definitely is, it goes verse, chorus, break, into the next verse... O.o) and they're all like " OMG MAH HOMIE WE GOT IT THIS SHITS CRAZY", when it really isn't. There is no such thing as 'crazy' pop music, because then it wouldn't appeal to the masses. Aphex, Squarepusher, Forss, they're crazy artists who do weird stuff with music, and look how mainstream they are; not at all.
The thing that annoys me about GaGa is that she has loads of talent, as we've already discussed (she attended NYU's Tisch school of arts, which is pretty damn hard to get into...), but she spends all her efforts making pointlessly long and trivial videos and mediocre dance music. She has more talent than most in the mainstream charts, but squanders it on 4x4 dancey pop that we have too much of anyway.
But the thing I hate most with chart music is the image that you have to have and sustain. Back to GaGa, she claims to be eccentric and crazy, and on the surface, yes she is. I mean, no one in their right mind would literally wear meat, right? And her music videos, they're so profound and artsy. No. The weird fashion taste is an act, and the videos are as pointless and asinine as her music, as I've already said. Take telephone, for example. All this song can be about, is a telephone. In a club. I fail to find any hidden meanings here whatsoever, yet the video is about 20 mins long, involves murdering a load of randomers with food poisoning, and gaga and beyonce being oddly sexual with each other for no reason. What on earth that has to do with anything, least of all a telephone, I have no idea.
It's not just limited to gaga though. There's ke$ha (god i hate that dollar symbol s), the vapid bar skank who sings about clubs and drink and drugs in a very blunt, valley girl manner, who lacks any sort of real personality, and Katy Perry, the smug floozy who's more famous than she has any right to be, considering her complete inability to sing. The main reason she's successful is because she's every 15-27 year old male's poster girl, which is made even more annoying by her baffling ability to pen infuriatingly catchy songs. It's almost as if the last thing you require to make it as a singer these days is an actual singing voice...
Don't even get me started on this whole 'swagger, Mick Jagger' rhyme that everyone uses ad nauseum... eugh.
JannikR wrote:However, if I hated aubergines because I want to be part of a "gang"/social community where it's just simply cool to hate purple fruits & vegetables - that's just called being retarded.