September 30, 2011

Vote For Anyone, Just Vote Out Gaga!!

Ugh!  NO

 The U.S. Postal Service recently announced that they will honor living celebrities with a stamp and not just those who've passed away.  Since the announcement, little monsters have been bombarding the postal service with Gaga ad nauseum so they can have her ugly face on a stamp.  This cannot happen and I'll tell you why.  Let's start by taking a look at the list CBS News threw together.

CBS News is conducting a poll.  Their list is compromised of:


Cyclist Lance Armstrong
Astronaut Neil Armstrong
Musician Bob Dylan  
Microsoft founder Bill Gates 
Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg
Apple Chairman Steve Jobs 
Singer Aretha Franklin 
Lady GaMe
Gadfly Michael Moore  
Writer Toni Morrison 
Politician Sarah Palin  (OK???)
General Norman Schwarzkopf  
Director Martin Scorsese 
Reality TV star Snooki (WHAT??????? Ugh!)
Director Steven Spielberg 
TV Host Oprah Winfrey
Golfer Tiger Woods
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Gaga is leading right now at 63%.  It's embarrassing.    Aside from Snooki and Palin, the rest of the suggestions have contributed so much more to society than Stefani has.  Just what the hell has Stefani done?  

1.) Tweet about bullying and paid $36000 to corner Obama at a fundraising gala.  

2.) Has 13 million plus Twitter followers.  

3.) Gives her huge fan base a false sense of pride and security by telling them they are perfect just the way they are.  No one is perfect just the way they are. Some people are fucking pricks just the way they are.  Teens are in a growing process and there is much work and maturing to be done before they can be happy with who they are.  She's taken a huge group of people and generalized them and lumped them into a big container of being all the same and supposedly perfect.  What if Stefani has a future rapist in that container; or serial killer; or wife beater; or corporate scum bag?  She needs to shut the fuck up right now.  That's a whole other story.

4.) Steal so many artists and presents herself as the avant garde, artistic, original, thing...whatever the fuck she is. 

5.) Taken credit for D.A.D.T. when it was and has been in the works for years to abolish it.  Gaga jumps on the band wagon and now she's the fucking hero.  Let's talk about some REAL gay pioneers like Harvey Milk, Barbara Gittings or Jack Nichols!  Oh, sorry, they weren't superficial, unauthentic, generic pop stars so I guess they don't count.
 
The US Postal Service has asked that people visit their Facebook Page and Twitter page to give their top 5 choices. So get on there!  Suggest anyone but Gaga and get on CBS's page and vote for anyone but Gaga.

The one thing that gives me a modicum of hope is that the final choice isn't based on a popularity contest.  The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee will go through all the suggestions and present it to the Postmaster General, who will make the final decision.  Hopefully the Postmaster General, whoever he/she is, has common sense and will honor the person who deserves it most and not the one who will sell stamps.  For once, for the sake of what is right, let's let honor and integrity prevail over the fluff, money, sales and greed. I implore you U.S. Postal Service! 




   
    

10 Reasons Why Everyone Is Wrong About Lady Gaga



Written by Hamish MacBain from NME.com


I tried. Seriously, there was a whole day where I thought I had managed not to pass comment on Capital H-E-R. I reasoned with myself that talking about Gaga, listening to Gaga, looking at Gaga is how The Straights pass their time.

I don't have a Twitter or Facebook, so it's easier to avoid her. Basically, the reason Lady Gaga is the ultimate Generation-LOL/OMFG popstar is because she deals in a constant succession of lame and tame – momentarily diverting, I suppose, if you work in call centre – look-at-me non-events that can be summed up easily in 140 characters. There is never any depth to what she does, so it's easy for annoying people to just go "OMFG what is Gaga wearing?" and move on. And yeah, her clever-clever apologists will say something like, “But that’s the point!” and probably say I “like indie!” or “don’t get pop!” but, y’know: eat me. This is the exact reason I’m not on Twitter or Facebook.

Anyway: then I heard the album. You can read loads of fawning, balanced, analytical, intelligent, adult bullshit about ‘Born This Way’ everywhere. so I’m going to do it in <140 completely unbalanced characters, then move on.
                                                                                                                                                                  



Read the rest of his point by point dissection of Lady Xerox right HERE!

Lady Gaga Satanist? Bathes in Blood?


EXCLUSIVE REPORT: A housekeeper at London’s Intercontinental Hotel reported on Sunday that Lady Gaga, during a previous stay this summer, left large amounts of blood in the bathtub of the fashionable suite the pop princess occupied in July.
She reported the incident to the concierge, Andrea Miller, at the time and was told to put it out of her mind.

The maid’s name is being withheld by Scotland Yard for her protection. 


Lady Gaga at iHeart Radio Music Festival with What Looks Like Face & Body of Baphomet, the Devil Behind on Screen 
Whether this incident was a Satanic ritual or not is unknown.  Miller confirmed Lady Gaga’s bloody hotel incident to Truthquake.com by email.

It was also noted to our reporter that at the time of the incident Lady Gaga met with leaders of the Scottish Rite Freemasons, which is an organization known to be a link between the Illuminati and members of the British royal family.

An official police report from the London Home Office of Police (Scotland Yard) was used for this article.






                                                                                                                                                                 


Does anyone know if you can find out if such a report was filed with Scotland Yard?   

September 29, 2011

Steve Albini - Nirvana Music Producer Tells Us What He Thinks Of Gaga

Steve Albini


Steve Albini, the man behind Nirvana's In Utero dishes out in a recent interview with Gothamist and he reveals exactly how he feels about Stefani.

INTERVIEWER:  It seems though, if you look at artists like Lady Gaga, they seem to intentionally just focus on that sort of thing. 

ALBINI:  I’m an exceptionally lucky man in that I’ve never heard a note of Lady Gaga’s music and you could sit her on my lap and I wouldn’t recognize her. I know that she’s a cultural force at the moment but I’m quite satisfied in having dodged that one. It’s like a truck drove by spraying shit from a nozzle over the entire neighborhood and I happened to be under an awning. You know?

Albini's worked along side bands like The Pixies, PJ Harvey, Breeders, The Jesus Lizard and of course Nirvana. 

Click here to read the full interview.

Gaga Mugler Short Film....WTF?

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Oooooooookay.  So, I'm not sure what the fuck this is supposed to be.  Apparently it's a short film that Stefani's stylist, Nicola Formichetti, used as an intro to his Mugler fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.  This riveting performance features not one, not two, but three Lady Gaga heads! Her co-stars are...wait, there are no co-stars....it's just her.  The plot of the film is....um......it's......um, oh hell if I know.  It's just Stefani speaking about her heart being black and then a rainbow shows up and then she gets hungry and wants to eat us. It's so avant garde and artistic isn't it?  I mean, there's got to be some profound meaning to the rabbit teeth, right?

I don't know.  The only thing I've got out of this is she's the most annoying try hard.  I think this steak is just about done, don't you?

Formichetti's show flopped at Paris Fashion Week just like most of the singles off Born This Way.  The Wall Street Journal's Christina Binkley didn't seem to think it was all that much fun, tweeting, "I have rarely seen so many pissed off people rush out of a fashion show. Mugler. #pfw No new trends there." I'm sure Stefani's fame whoring ways and shoving herself down the throats of everyone at every turn possible didn't endear anyone to Formicetti's couture. 

Oh, and Stefani got marquise diamond implants for her teeth just for Paris Fashion week.  More not caring about money right there.

September 28, 2011

Lady Gaga Won't Empower You For Shit

I WILL EMPOWER YOU!!!

I just had to post this write up about Stefani written by Drew Magary from Deadspin.com.  It's his interesting and enlightening take on Stefani and the events following Jamey Rodemeyer's tragic suicide.  

Here's an excerpt:

                                                                                                                                                                  

Gaga Quote from a Rolling Stone Interview: My fans are a revolution. They are living proof that you don’t have to conform to anything to change the world.

Bullshit. Complete lie. If you want to change the world, you DO in fact have to conform to things. Gaga conforms all the time. She writes pop songs that conform to traditional song structures. She conforms to the music business by working for a major record label. She conforms to the media cycle by appearing on 60 Minutes when a new album comes out. This is because she’s a professional, and that’s what professionals do. They make the compromises needed to do their jobs effectively.”

                                                                                                                                                                  

You can read the entire article here at DeadSpin.com

September 26, 2011

Gaga Attends Obama Fundraiser, Perez Hilton Calls It A Meeting

On Sunday night, Stefani attended President Obama's exclusive $35,800 a head outdoor fundraiser at the home of Facebook's chief operating officer Cheryl Sandberg, north of the Palo Alto.  Clearly Stefani attended with the hopes to bring her anti-bullying campaign to the President's attention.  

During the Q&A session following the President's eight minute speech, to which he did not acknowledge her directly, Stefani stood up and thanked the President and went on to read a letter written by a fan about Jamey Rodemeyer who recently committed suicide.  Following the recitation of the letter, Stefani made a plea to Obama and the guests in attendance to fight against bullying and to propose a law to enforce it (somehow).  

When she was finished, Obama kindly thanked her and spoke of his administration's anti-bullying campaign, according to the report.

Gaga ass kisser and no doubt employee, Perez Hilton claims that Stefani had a meeting with the President inside the house, prior to the "under the tent" gala.  Obviously, what that means is she cornered him.  What irks me about Perez Hilton and his ridiculous blogging is that he stretches the truth when it comes to his wifey.  Perez is saying on his website that Gaga stayed true to her word and walked the talk and met with the President just like she said she would.  Let's get one factual thing straight, Gaga did not meet with the President, she spent $35,800 on a ticket to attend an event hosted by Obama, (someone who is against gay marriage as it's worth noting) and addressed him during the Q&A session.  That is not a "meeting".  Let's brag and use the word "meeting" if she actually calls him up (if he takes her call) and he sets aside time specifically for her and invites her to Washington where they sit in the Oval Office to discuss bullying.  THEN you can call it a meeting.

Staying to true to Gaga attention hogging form, it's been reported that Stefani wore sky scraper size high heels and towered at least two feet above the President.  It's also worth noting that Stefani is only 5'1" and President Obama is 6'1".  We can all imagine just how ridiculous she looked as she attempted to walk.  I'm sure there were plenty an eye roll under that tent. It's extremely disrespectful to display such clownery at an event hosted by the President when the issues at hand should have been the focus and not Stefani's asinine wardrobe or her presence.  


September 24, 2011

Lady Gaga Sues Fan, Still Wants You To Believe She Doesn't Care About Money



Last August, Stefani sued a fan for registering the domain name ladygaga.org. claiming that it was registered in bad faith and in violation of her trademark.  The defendant, a little monster, the fans that Stefani claims she loves so much, created the site as a fan site and a place where little monsters can gather and worship her fame loving ass.  

Stefani filed the cybersquating complaint with US National Arbitration Forum.  The fan, only known as "oranges arecool XD", countered by stating that the site is a non-commercial, unofficial fan site and that it did not "have any sponsored links or links to third-party websites which market and sell merchandise bearing Complainant's trademark."
It was, the owner added, "merely a website that promoted her favourite artist, a site that was giving Gaga free publicity".

 Last Wednesday, the NAF, consisting of three panelists, ruled in favor of the little monster.  They stated 

"The Complainant [Lady Gaga] cannot have fame without fans, and fans cannot have fan sites without referring to the objects of their adoration," the panel wrote.

The main factor was the fact that the site was not selling any merchandise or profiting from Stefani.  In addition to that, the site states that it's an "Unofficial" fan site.  Should the site start selling merchandise, Stefani can refile her complaint and likely win the case. 

This case further proves that the lie of "not giving a fuck about money" is complete and utter bullshit.  It also questions just how deep is that love Stefani has for her fans.  If both statements were true, Stefani:

a.)  wouldn't have sued that fan but have been grateful for a fan site created in her honor.

b.) wouldn't have minded if the fan was selling merchandise and making money, seeing that she doesn't care about it, right????!!!!

But we all know that she lies and steals.  We all know that she's spews a lot of bullshit from her heavy marketing campaign geared toward young impressionable teens and children to feed her insatiable appetite for fame and money.  We all know that it doesn't take much to throw together a few catchy rifs and cords and borrow "chord progressions" from others, use some elementary words in your lyrics, sing about sex, drugs, getting drunk and dancing in night clubs and call it a song.  Teens are more likely to be drawn to cheesy pop music anyway.  They're the perfect target audience. 

Using the words of one of my commenter's "Gaga is a corporate pedophile".  She knows how to manipulate you so she can dwell here and check it out here as well.  Oh wait!! I thought she spent all her money on her shows and for her fans.  I must be wrong and before any little monster say "so, all celebrities live in mansions you stupid bitch hater", I would counter by saying that none of them claimed to not care about money. Stefani has and she is a hypocrite.

Still think she doesn't give a crap about money?   

I guess even Stefani's so called love for her fans is anything but unconditional. 

Thank you my little monsters.  Your mommy loves you sooooooooooooo much!


Here's a few more sources just in case you little flop monsters think I'm making this up.

UPDATE:  I've already been accused of lying by a little monster - see second comment below.  To prove that I am not full of shit and making this up, here is a screen shot of the case itself taken directly from the NAF website. Sorry if the print looks a little small.  I can't make the file too large because blogger won't let me upload it so here's the link to the case.

If the link doesn't work for you, go to the NAF website  and look up case #1403808.








September 23, 2011

Noel Gallagher On Lady Gaga

The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter is famed for his rants about other acts, with Blur, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters, Keane and Jack White among those on the receiving end of his volleys of disdain.

His latest target is Lady Gaga, despite his 11-year-old daughter being a big fan of the Bad Romance singer.  Noel told Q magazine: 

'It's all about the meat suit and the controversy. Is it about the music? Really? She's got the publicity side sorted out, but where's the fucking music?

'Paparazzi? It's Madonna lite. Madonna was hardcore. She took it to the edge musically as well as everything else.

'Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos but they're not going to have any decent fucking music to play are they?'


Noel's first post-Oasis album - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - is set for release on October 17th.

Source

                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                             

Rock on Noel, rock on.

September 22, 2011

Jamey Rodemeyer, Bullying and Lady Gaga

Ugh! Do I have to do this dumb paws up, monster claw thing again!!!

At this point, we all heard about Buffalo teen and little monster Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide.  Its very sad and tragic that a young boy of 14 got to the point where he felt that his only alternative was to end his life.  Rodemeyer has been relentlessly picked on and bullied over his sexuality.   Little monsters have been tweeting like crazy to get the word out to Stefani and she heard them.

Stefani has a dramatic hissy fit over the Jamey's suicide, dramatic Lady Gaga style.   Stefani's tweets:

“The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger,”  

“It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone’s life.”

“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey.”

Stefani's over dramatic reaction to someone she doesn't even know drew all the attention back to her, just how she likes it.  While I think bullying is wrong and kids tend to take it too far, just how can a law seriously stop this from happening?  I think this is the time for Stefani to take her left foot out of fantasy land and place it back in to reality land where it belongs.

First of all, kids are mean, kids are cruel. We all, at one point or another, experienced being bullied in school.  Some got it worse than others.  Most who got picked on found someone they could pick on.  It's almost part of growing up, however hurtful it is.  Some of this things I got in school were so mean that I remember them to this day.  Here's a few that I heard multiple times, over and over.

1.) Go shave your legs. They're hairier than mine. (when my mom wouldn't let me shave when all the other girls were).

2.) you have chicken legs

3.) you're ugly

4.) you don't need a bra 'cause you have no tits.

5.) You're so skinny you look like an Ethiopian.

6.) You have a big nose.

7.) I've had girls wait for me after school so they could beat me up. I dodged them every time.

That's just a few and all were said during that awkward puberty stage. Yes, it was mean and hurtful but kids are mean.  They all do this.  Every single one of them.  Some kids are just little pricks.  Lucky for me, I don't want any and probably never will.  Putting an end to bullying through the law is like trying to trap air.  It's pointless.  Buy and selling drugs is against the law too and what good is it doing?  Unfortunately bullying is going to happen and if there was a law, just how does Stefani propose these 10-15 year old kids be tried and convicted?  What should their punishment be?  Throw them in jail or juvenile detention?  Forbid them from going to school ever again? Stripping their education away from them?  Is making bullying illegal the solution to eradicate it?  No, it's not. 

I've always believed that that child's self esteem needs to be nurtured from birth.  When that child begins school, there should be programs in our education system to continue that nurturing.  

Instead of having just math, gym, science class, have classes that are geared around self esteem, self assurance, feeling good about yourself, social skills on how to interact with people and how treat yourself with dignity and respect, for example.  These issues are barely touched on in school.  At least not when I was in school and I doubt it's improved all that much.

Feeling good about yourself comes from within, not from other people.  If you're waiting for other people to make you feel good about yourself, you're heading for a massive let down.  Self esteem is built by accomplishing goals.  Give yourself small goals and each time you accomplish it, you'll be building your self esteem one block at a time.  If you're a parent, do this with your child.  Start now. 

This should be a movement, for parents, for kids and for the education system.  It takes a village to raise a child.  


I read this article on Popdust by Katherine St Asaph about Stefani's reaction to Jamey's suicide.  It pretty much sums it up for me. 

                                                                                                                                                                     
BELOW IS THE POP DUST ARTICLE WRITTEN BY KATHERINE ST. ASAPH, NOT BY ME.


Yesterday, Lady Gaga had a well-publicized conniption fit over the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, who killed himself after years of bullying about his sexuality. Her outrage launched an avalanche of headlines, all about Lady Gaga. In other words: Gaga, sitting atop her throne of Born This Way albums and wig tassels, learned of one of bullying’s daily casualties. Gaga, who has by this point already singlehandedly ended Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States and worldwide and persuaded the entire LGBT population to give her endless shoutouts of gratitude, quivered, shook and started talking bullyshit, Now, the power of her words will waft over the Internet transom to Barack Obama, whose immediate priority during the presidential election cycle is what Lady Gaga has to say. He will meet with Lady Gaga, televise the whole thing with copious tweets and namedrops. Then bullying will be over forever. And the world all said: Thank you, Based Gaga!

What actually happened: Lady Gaga posted a few tweets and talked about how upset she was. She said she was going to meet with Obama, a statement the White House could not confirm. And she posted this tweet:
“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey.”
Let’s address these clauses one by one, backward, starting with:

Trend it #MakeALawForJamey: Trending topics are frequently creative, frequently annoying and often the subject of horrific race- and class-based mockery, but above all, they’re completely useless for real change. At 3:25 p.m. on September 22, the worldwide trending topics were, in order: an promoted advertisement for a TV show; a hashtag about The X Factor; “Best Things About Being Single”; “Preguntas Que Incomodan” (translation: Annoying Questions); a birthday wish for the actor who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films; the airplane flight of the Lost crash; three concatenated characters from Let The Right One In; a slogan for Facebook’s insufferable new profile design; a bit of jargon about the same; Rachel Crow from, again, The X Factor. When you read this, the list will have become a different mix of pop-culture detritus, and it will probably not include #MakeALawForJamey. Some people have argued that Twitter’s actively blocking more salient topics like #wikileaks or, today, #TroyDavis; Twitter explained that they’re not and that trending topics favor novelty, not popularity–what’s popular now, immediately. Either way, such immediate trends produce far less sustained social change than slacktivism.

Our generation has the power to end it. There are two major problems with this statement. First, our generation does not have the power to end anything en masse without either the support of the other generations in the government or far more substantial action than Lady Gaga is calling for. More pertinently, though, calling on “our generation” to end bullying ignores the fact that our generation are the ones bullying people in the first place. Almost everyone who reads this sentence has been bullied at some point, and almost everyone who reads this sentence has bullied somebody. This doesn’t just mean teenagers; many adults bullied people too growing up, and many still do. “Bullying” might be the wrong word; it’s made for TV specials in which kids are stuffed in trash cans and robbed of their peanut-butter sandwiches. Bullying does not mean this. It means anything cruel you’ve said to or about another person. It means every time you’ve used the words “gay,” “retarded,” “lame” or similar as an insult. It means any time you’ve laughed or remained silent when someone who isn’t straight, white, thin or conventionally attractive has been used as a punchline, made invisible, or otherwise mocked for hobbies or inborn traits that don’t involve hurting somebody else. I am not exempt from any of this, and neither are you. You can start to see why bullying won’t become a hate crime soon; it would involve a complete change of how we relate to one another.

I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. Leaving aside the fact that even if Lady Gaga does manage to meet with Obama, she’ll soon learn that the political process is more prone to bickering and deadlock than it’s been in decades, both these sentences have one thing in common: they start with “I.” They are about Lady Gaga, whom Jamey Rodemeyer’s suicide had nothing to do with. Yes, Rodemeyer was a fan. Yes, many people have been helped through difficult situations by music or musicians. Yes, Lady Gaga is an institution with more than 13.5 million Twitter followers, and something she says will reach more people than something you and I say. But you cannot stop bullying solely by being Lady Gaga. You cannot stop bullying by adding another socially responsible slogan to your personal brand. You cannot stop bullying by making it all about yourself.

It’s instructive to note what Gaga didn’t tweet. Anti-bullying organizations to support. (Here’s one.) Shelters for LGBT teens harassed by peers or family. (Depends on your location.) Suicide hotlines (here’s one for the U.S.). In short, resources to use and people to talk to for people in danger, right now, because of bullying. Phone numbers and URLS are easy to fit into 140 characters. They don’t require navigating the labyrinth of Twitter’s trending topic system. They’d be welcome, and they might save lives. We’ll see if any emerge before another fashion video.


                                                                               E.N.D.                                                                        


Dear Gaga,

Please do shut up.  Thank you.

Sincerely,
All Non Monsters

And then read THIS and then maybe THAT


September 21, 2011

Marilyn Manson on Lady Gaga

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Here we have industrial metal star Marilyn Manson, giving us his 0.99, er, 0.02 cents on Stefani.  I love Manson.  

Manson's also noticed the eerie similarities between his appearance and Stefani stealing from the Manson bag of tricks.

“I’m starting to feel that people are saying I’m Lady Gaga and also that Jesse James woman. I’m starting to feel insulted, ’cause I don’t want to look like either one of them.” – Marilyn Manson 

WannaBE and Rock God

She really looks like him doesn't she???  I don't mean in a copy cat kind of way, but as in the same face shape and features.

Thanks Tiki for sending the links to me.

September 20, 2011

Gaga vs Adele



While Flop Born This Way's sales are impressive, what makes this album a flop is that Stefani's been bragging that this is the album of the decade.  That, in and of itself, is a pretty overly self-inflated and narcissistic thing to say before the album is even released.  Born This Way is proving not to be all that Stefani proclaimed it to be, given that only one song reached No.1 - the Madonna rip off one - and the rest failed to make it to No.1.  Not exactly what one would expect from the album of the decade.  Let's not forget the 0.99 cent deal which enabled the masses of monsters to buy multiple copies thus inflating the first week sales grossly.  Plus the Best Buy and Starbucks deals - buy a phone, get a free copy!  Stefani also had to release three singles, Born This Way, Flopas Judas and Edge of Glory before the album itself was finally released on May 23rd, 2011 after a much hyped, long drawn out waiting game; as if to tease and to guarantee sales that would line her money hating pockets.

According to the Global Track Chart Adele has reclaimed herself to the No.1 spot overtaking Lil' Wayne and The Red Hot Chili Peppers for it's 22nd week despite the 9% sales decline.  Stefani's BTW dropped a staggering 84% in sales during it's second week.  Her first week of sales in the US was an estimated 1.11 million copies which an estimated 440,000 were due to the 0.99 cent cheat deal. Adele just keeps getting stronger and stronger.

Adele earned herself a Guinness World Record for being the first female artist to have two singles and two albums in the UK Top 5 simultaneously.
As well Adele's No.1 album also holds the record for spending the most consecutive weeks at the top of the chart since its release at the beginning of the year.
Not to mention the fact that it has also spent the most cumulative weeks at No.1 due to the fact it has enjoyed a total of 22 weeks at the top of the chart.

Stefani holds a Guinness World Record as well, for, um, well, um, having the most Twitter followers - with tons of them being fake accounts.

                                                                                                                                                                   
Article posted with permission from The Diva Juice.
Thank you!  Some minor editing and updating has been done.


These two albums are undeniably the best selling albums of this year, but which albums sold more? Which albums contain hit singles? How many singles have they sold with their albums?

Lady Gaga without a doubt is the most popular pop singer today. Besides wearing weird, bitchy or slutty outfits or making controversial music videos, she's good at music too.  Her music is equal with her videos in term of controversial content.  As for Adele, she's like the new Amy Winehouse but minus the drug issue and personally, I think Adele is better than Amy in terms of music. In an era where everybody wants to dance to electro pop, Adele emerges with her conservative look and soulful music that set her apart from her contemporaries. Still, she manages to prove to critics and labels in an era where everybody is using auto tune, that natural talent still manages to sell.  Now lets take a look at some sales figures.

FIRST WEEK SALES
Gaga: 1.11 million copies sold (Billboard Hot 100)
Adele: 208,000 (UK), 352,000 (USA)

WORLDWIDE SALES TO DATE:
Gaga: 5 million copies (as of June 2011 - numbers for September have not been published)
Adele: 10 million copies (as of September 2011)


SINGLES SALES (U.S. ONLY)

Gaga:
Born This Way- 3 million copies/download
Judas- 0.73 million copies/download
The Edge Of Glory- 1 million copies/download
You And I- 0.5 Million copies/download (as of September 2011)

GRAND TOTAL (US) - 5.33 million copies/download sold.

Adele:
Rolling In The Deep- over 5 million (as of September 2011)
Someone Like You- over 1 million(as of September 2011)
GRAND TOTAL (US)- over 6 million copies


Overall, it's clear that Adele is the winner.  Gaga might have the biggest opening sales and as of now already released four singles but Adele, with only two singles released, shes already kicked Gaga's ass off the chart.   She rules the chart in major markets as well. For example, in the US, her album almost sold twice higher than Gaga's Born This Way despite Gaga had the biggest opening sales (above 1 million copies). 

In UK, Gaga only went Platinum (for shipment above 300,000 units) but Adele went DIAMOND (10xPlatinum). 

In term of worldwide sales, Adele outsold Gaga by a huge margin. In terms of singles sales, despite having three top ten singles which only one managed to get to No.1, Gaga's total single sales are still below Adele total single sales.   With only two singles released, Adele sold more than 5 million copies which 99% of it came from Rolling In The Deep.  Thus, we can clearly said that Adele is INDEED the BEST SELLING ARTIST OF 2011......sorry Gaga you're OUTTTTTTTTT!!!!!



September 19, 2011

I Know, I Know - Another Copy/Paste Video - I Guess There's A Good Reason Why There's So Many Of Them

                    

More On Gaga Hypocrisy About Money



Lady Hypocrite, who claims to not care about money, further goes on to prove that the words out of her mouth should be taken with a grain of salt and hold about as much weight as her 0.99 cent cheating deal.  Stefani has lent her name to another corporation and dedicated herself to brand marketing.......yes, all the signs of someone who is allergic to money.  She designed and launched her own printer for Polaroid.  I'm sure Polaroid is using the term "designed" loosely and no doubt lending her name to the product is about as far as "designing" it goes.  She can barely design her own career without stealing from the portfolio of others.

Is this a trait of someone who has claimed on several occasions to not care about money?  Is this what a real artist would do?  Team up with yet another huge corporation to generate revenue?  Why do so many people fail to see the hypocrisy that radiates from this pop culture parasite?  Is it really that difficult to see past the mask and through to the lies? 

What's next?  Born This Way to be included in McDonald Happy Meals?  Or the Gaga Monster claw, made in China,  packed up and set to sell just in time for Halloween?

There are so many contradictions and lies to come out of Stefani that you have to be really stupid not to notice.  It's beyond sad that so many people prefer to be on all fours, lapping up her bullshit out of dog bowls on the floor in mega doses than to open their minds, just a little, and do a little investigative research on this clown.  

A good example?  John Lennon, a true artist, would never have resorted to these tactics.  What came out of his mouth was sincere, genuine and authentic and is actions backed up everything he said.  If you want to know the behavior of a true artist, he's a good place to start.   Stefani has no depth or emotion and nothing that comes out of her mouth is real.  Its all smoke and mirrors to get you to buy, buy, buy.  Lady Gaga represents everything an artist is not.


September 18, 2011

Lady Gaga Represents Pop Culture Depravity



Article by Lisa McDonald from The Examiner


Chicago’s Peter Buchanan always has a lot to say about Lady Gaga, and most of it isn’t very pleasant. At first, I was neither here nor there on Lady Gaga, but when I saw her Chicago show at the United Center last spring, I was deeply offended.

It is important to note that I didn’t buy the tickets; I was given press tickets by Interscope Records. It wasn’t the worst show I have ever seen—that honor goes to Mariah Carey, who dog whistled her way throughout an entire show. However, Lady Gaga doesn’t have much talent either.

I would give credit to Lady Gaga for playing the piano, except that there were many piano notes heard without seeing Lady Gaga press the piano keys. I would give credit to her singing abilities, but most of the show was badly lip-synched.

However, there was a problem that was even worse; Lady Gaga basically told her audience that the only way a star could get attention is to take off their clothes. The stripper act would be okay had it conveyed any sense of meaning, but Lady Gaga apparently isn’t intelligent enough for that.

This past four months, Lady Gaga’s name has been in the news, although not for positive reasons—her album flopping, her VMA performance flop, and her trying to outclone Madonna in every aspect possible.

Thankfully, Jesus has given us the wonderful gift of Adele. Now, teenage girls can look up to someone who actually has talent. Within a few years, Lady Gaga will be nothing but a forgotten footnote in pop culture history.


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Thanks to Brienna M for sending this to me.

September 16, 2011

Lady Gaga Drops On Both Album & Singles Charts



Lady Gaga is still getting spins from Chicago’s B96, but it is a different story nationwide. The single “You and I” drops from number 6 to number 8 and becomes another chart disappointment for the singer, considering her songs used to be guaranteed top 5 hits.

On the album charts, Born This Way drops from number 14 to 17. There are rumors swirling that the album may be deep discounted to 99 cents again in order to increase sales.

When Born This Way was first released to harsh reviews, the album was deep discounted to 99 cents on Amazon.com. Many criticized the move as desperate, but it helped it land at the number one spot that week.

Gaga's Hairstylist Quits, Says She Has 666 On Her Scalp



OK, this is way out there, not sure I'm buying this one.  Apparently Stefani's hairstylist Michael Pooter abruptly quit because he believes she is satanic.  Here's the story on OhNoTheyDidn't!

...He also stated she would stare at him when he cut with the scariest of eyes. The devil's eyes. Michael Pooter, who cut her hair since January 2010, said in a interview for "Stylists of the Whores" magazine that when he confronted her about it, she told him she would eat his children if he ever told anyone....

"She was usually liquored up on cheap whiskey when she came in for treatment. One day, when she was mumbling more than normal, which I found out later was her actually speaking in tongues, I saw the number 666 on her scalp and I quickly asked for God to protect me. She rose up out of her chair and floated 3 feet above the ground while yelling....."


"YOUR GOD IS NOT HERE MICHAEL. NOR WILL HE EVER BE. NOW GIVE ME SOME MORE HIGHLIGHTS AND TRIM MY BANGS YOU WORTHLESS *beep*"


Michael, recently took his family and is living in an undisclosed location for the protection of his family.

September 15, 2011

Dave Grohl on Current Sad State of Music Industry

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has said the current decline in music sales isn’t merely down to piracy and illegal downloading, but a lack of genuine talent as well.

In an interview with USA Today, Grohl pointed to the runaway success of Adele‘s ‘21‘, which he describes as ‘great’, as an example of what a talented artist can achieve despite the current musical climate.

“It’s the music,” said Grohl on the sales slump. “People are blown away that Adele is selling so many records. I’m not. That record is great! She’s got a beautiful voice, and people are shocked when they hear actual talent.”

“Music should be more than ad placement, more than synthesised looping of a voice that’s been Auto-Tuned and an image made to look like a superhero or supermodel.”

Grohl was also extremely enthusiastic about his own band’s prospects, declaring his belief that they are currently better live than ever before.

“We walk on stage with five instruments and no computers,” he said. “It might not sound perfect, but we’ll rip your face off, and we don’t need someone to hit ‘go’ on the computer. The band’s better than we’ve ever been. We don’t have bad shows. We kill it every night.”

Foo Fighters released ‘Wasting Light‘ earlier this year, topping the chart on both sides of the Atlantic.

Source - U.S.A. Today

Annie Lennox Not Moved By Lady Gaga


Legend and icon, Annie Lennox, sat down with Stylist.co.uk for an interview to talk about her creative collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum and finally The House Of Annie Lennox.  During that interview, a question was asked of Lennox about Stefani.  While Lennox had several nice things to say about Stefani, not all of it was positive.  This is what she had to say.

Recently, Lady Gaga was accused of copying your look with her stage persona, Jo Calderone.
Gaga makes incredible art. She’s exceptional. The parallel was obvious, but whether she was copying me or somebody else doesn’t make any difference. Women have been wearing men’s clothes for centuries. It’s a powerful thing when a woman wears something less feminine. It’s saying; you must look at me slightly differently, I’m not just going to be a sexual object for you. The only thing with Gaga is, she doesn’t move me. I see a lot of commerce in people’s lives; a lot of drive and ambition, but what I often feel is lacking is emotion. That’s what I love about Adele.

Annie has a different opinion than I.  She thinks Stefani makes art, I think she's makes pathetic attempts at art and ends up looking ridiculous, laughable, desperate and like a try hard. Maybe Annie Lennox as just being diplomatic.  Furthermore.............

So when Adele wears a very paired down look of just black...
It’s so refreshing. People are reminded what it’s about. We want to be touched. We don’t need all the fripperies and excesses. We just want her voice. The problem with Gaga is, the burnout possibilities are very high. It’s like how hard do you have to work to flog that? How hard is it to be different every single day? I wouldn’t want that kind of burden.

So Lennox also sees how Stefani is burning the candle at both ends and how she's going to burn out, if she hasn't started to already.  Lennox also sees that there is no emotion in what Stefani does.  It's not real or has any depth or meaning. It's just for show and to help fill her bottomless pit need for attention. It's all very phony and contrived and so easy to see through if you just took a closer look.

Remember what Justin Timberlake said about Stefani?  No?  Well, let me refresh your memory.
"I'd love to see her come out with another record a couple of years from now that's completely different, maybe something Tori Amos could do," says Timberlake. "If I were Lady Gaga, I'd do whatever I wanted, which it looks like she's doing. She's just plain old good. But I don't know what the future holds for her. Her sound is so big. She's got the outfits and she shocks you, but you kind of wonder how an act that big stays around forever. That's why I'm curious to see her mix it up a little. I think she'll continue to make interesting music."
 
So now we wait for the little monsters to start calling Annie Lennox a washed up old has been.  So predictable and boring.....just like Lady Gaga.  Monsters, she knows a hell of a lot more than you do or ever will.

Credit to Ms. Jules for bring this interview to my attention.  See monsters, you can give credit without stealing from someone else and claiming as your own. 


September 14, 2011

Where's a Great White Shark When You Need One?



























Readers, the picture is a joke OK.  I don't wish death on her or anyone, well, except Casey Anthony but I think that's OK.  The picture is to simply display how a lot of people loathe her, sort of in the same way Madonna loathes hydrangeas, and wish she would disappear.

September 12, 2011

Lady Gaga—Annie Lennox impression doesn’t move album sales

This week, “You and I” is the 9th most requested song in Chicago, according to radio station B96. But now comes the bad news—Even after the highly-criticized performance, “Born This Way” didn’t gain a lot of traction on the Billboard Hot 200 and dropped a spot to number 14.
Program director Jared Spelling notes that BeyoncĂ©’s album moved up from number 12 to 7, because audiences embraced her performance. “The only thing Lady Gaga gained from her Annie Lennox inspired performance is a new nickname—Lady Kinko’s. I do feel a little bit for Lady Gaga though; she is trying to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks. If she actually had musical talent, she would let the music speak for itself.”
Lady Gaga has suffered a terrible backlash after deep discounting her album for the giveaway price of 99 cents, although her followers say the 99 cent deal was all Amazon’s doing. However, many people considered it a cheap way to garner sales for a mediocre album.  

‘Fan’ in Madonna hydrangea ‘scandal’ is actually a television prankster

Madonna’s ‘hydrangea’ scandal was the biggest topic of conversation in Chicago this week. Forget terrorism, the fall of public education, and violent murders! The fact that Madonna graciously accepted some hydrangea’s from a fan and then, not realizing her mic was still on, told the person next to her that she “absolutely loathes hydrangeas” is much worse according to some people.
However, it has been revealed that the so called “fan” is actually neither a fan nor a reporter. Vitalii Sediuk is actually a comedic television prankster for a Ukranian television show. He apparently knew—from previous interviews—that Madonna didn’t like hydrangeas (she is allergic to them), so that’s why he handed them to her. In fact, Mr. Sediuk followed Madonna after the press conference to see what she did with the hydrangeas and she was actually pretty nice to him.

Read original article at The Examiner


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September 10, 2011

The Emmy Awards 2011

Tonight are the 2011 Emmy Awards where we find Laurieann Gibson, Stefani's art director nominated in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special category for the HBO Monster Ball.  The HBO Special is also nominated in the Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special category.

Laurieann Gibson has a lengthy career as a choreographer, working on music videos for pop singers such as Katy Perry, JoJo, Brandy, Danity Kane (who?) and of course Lady Gaga. Laurieann also was the choreographer on the film Honey starring Jessica Alba.
What's amazing here is that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences accepted the bid for the HBO Monster Ball special despite the fact that every aspect of it, every idea was methodically lifted from Truth or Dare.  What's even more amazing is Gibson was born in 1969 making her 42 years old. You do know what that means right? It means that Gibson was a young teen when Madonna first hit the scene and more then likely a fan just like most thirteen year old girls were. It also means that she was in her 20's during the 1990's when Madonna had her hits Vogue and her own special Truth or Dare.

Can you connect the dots? Gibson would know a lot about Madonna just by being alive and old enough during that time just like a 20-something during the 60's would know exactly the magnitude of the impact The Beatles had. No doubt Gibson knows how Truth or Dare was presented to the world. Fast forward to now....she is Stefani's creative director. Could she be the one even more responsible than Stefani for the extensive check list of Madonna rip offs? Maybe Stefani should fire her ass because Gibson is doing a damn good job of generating a buzz, no never mind buzz, a SIREN of "Madonna copycat" accusations aimed toward Gadonna.  Or since Stefani has been involved in music all her life and is a huge fan of Madonna (her words, not mine), she would also know the in's and out's of Madonna's career, right? Is she just as responsible?  The parallels between both careers are astonishing.

What do you think?





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September 8, 2011

How To Defend Your Theft, Lack Of Originality, Ripping Off Of Others

In one of Stefani's columns for V Magazine, she subtly addresses the buffet of accusations that she steals ideas, fashion and creativity from others.

"There is no chicken or egg. It's molecular. Cells give birth to cells. To put it more bluntly, the Hussein Chalayan vessel I wore at the Grammys wasn't inspired by a chicken. It was stolen from an egg. But the transformation, the context, and the approach taken to reinterpret the meaning of birth and rebirth in terms of fame on a fucking red carpet — this is what creates the modernity of the statement. The past undergoes mitosis, becoming the originality of the future."

Here's the entire defend my theft column. 

I love how Stefani formats her column like a memo and she copies it to bullies.  Screw you Gaga.  Now people that her call her out on her theft are bullies.  Nice manipulative tactic to deflect people from your career transgressions Stefani.  It doesn't work.  If Madonna, the real Queen of Pop, can see right through your shenanigans, you can bet your life many, many others do too. You've been accused of copying this or that artist for some time now and people aren't pulling this out of their asses so put whatever spin you want on it honey if it makes you feel better.

Stefani also thinks that if she steals from underground artists, less mainstream artists like Peaches for example, that people wouldn't notice. Case in point, Peaches' tit dress. 


Artist "Peaches" and Lady Copy Cat


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