December 31, 2011

Anonymous, SOPA and Lady Gaga

December 29th, 2011, the group Anonymous whom I support, has issued a warning to Sony as well as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift over their support of SOPA.  If you don't know what SOPA is, it is the Stop Online Piracy Act which will severely limit the Internet as you know it today.  This joke of an act is been put in motion by the United States Government in a futile attempt to "control piracy".   All those who have eyes and have ears know that this is not to protect us from online pirates, illegal downloading, etc but to control the people through the Internet - a domain that the government has no business being in.  It is our right to have access to information - not a privilege. 

Operation Blackout will commence on January 3rd, 2012. 

Here's a link to Anonymous' PasteBin with instruction on what you can do to stop this.  Click HERE.

If SOPA is passed, you can do THIS!




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Here’s a list of all the publicly anti-SOPA tech/Internet companies I could find. Please add other ones you know of in the comments.

December 30, 2011

Billboards 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011




3. Lady Gaga | "Born This Way"

The Concept: Gaga as half-woman, half-motorcycle. Don't blame her -- she was born that way!
What Went Wrong: Gaga's visual artwork is often arresting, but the cover of her best-selling full-length simply couldn't convey the singer's unique vision. Here, she's on the wrong track, baby.

Click HERE for the complete list.

Thank you Chris P for sending this to me. 


December 29, 2011

Bummer, Dude: The 10 Big Musical Disappointments of 2011

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2011 was all set up to be the first year of Lady Gaga's enduring reign as the undisputed heir to the pop throne. While she was certainly everywhere this year, her anticipated coronation never quite achieved critical mass. Born This Way was a big reason why. By far the most anticipated pop album of the year, this overly serious slab of '80s bombast failed to deliver a single track with the earworm staying power of the hits from her monster debut. The song that threatened to come closest was the title track, a pandering would-be gay anthem that borrowed liberally from Madonna's "Express Yourself." If our Lady wishes to sit long on the throne, she'll have to do better. 

Read entire list HERE!

Thank you to an anonymous commenter for posting this link.

Lady Gaga: Role Model or Bad Example?

Essay written by Becci W

Like her, love her, or loath her very existence Lady Gaga is currently one of the world’s most powerful and influential people in the world: with her overly sexual lyrics, borderline pornographic videos and controversial fashion sense, is Lady Gaga the role model to her millions of ‘Little Monster’ fans she claims to be, or is she merely the best example of the worst sort of star? My personal opinion is no: to me Lady Gaga has very little to recommend her as a role model and here are my reasons why.

It is a well known fact amongst fans and critics alike that Lady Gaga has had problems with Cocaine and alcohol in the past, and that she wrote her debut album “The Fame” while high. In an interview with Q Magazine she admitted:

“Using drugs I really figured out the art I wanted to make and was inspired. Some people find inspiration in dark places. I guess I'm one of them. What always made me different is that if I was doing drugs I was also making music. I wasn't just doing drugs." (The Huffington Post, 2010)

To many people (and to myself) this seemed as if she was trying to justify her use of drugs as a means to be creative, that she had a good valid reason to be snorting Cocaine.

But ever since her rise to fame she has insisted that she had dealt with the problem and that those days were long behind her. Yet, in August 2010, in an interview with Vanity Fair the singer admitted she still takes Cocaine:

“I won't lie; it's occasional. And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year." (Vanity Fair, 2010)

This prevents her from being a role model in my opinion as the ‘occasional’ use of Cocaine is still usage, no matter how many times a year you take it. Also, after insisting that those times are over, in light of this declaration, she has lost all credibility, especially since a large majority of her fan base are impressionable pre-teens and young teenagers.

One of the many controversies surrounding Lady Gaga is her rapidly shrinking waist. If rumours from her ex-tour manager, David Ciemny, are to be believed, Lady Gaga goes on a binge/starve ‘diet’ to keep her size zero figure. According to her ex-tour manager she lost twenty pounds between fittings. But the real worry that she doesn’t look after herself stems from a line in an interview for The New York Times Magazine:

“It’s all about starvation: pop stars should not eat.” (Washuta, 2010 )

Also, many people from her past and old production team reveal that she would use diet pills and eat only one meal a day to stay slim.

Again, this is a very powerful, irresponsible message to her fans. And while some reports of this say that she said it in a mocking tone, it is impossible for people to pick that up while reading it on a page or computer screen.

My final main reason for my disapproval of Lady Gaga as a role model is her blunt use of sex and sexually explicit lyrics. I don’t just speak for myself when I say that Lady Gaga’s lyrics and videos can be seen as pressuring to have sex; what with the imitation of sexual intercourse in the lengthy “Alejandro” music video and the euphemistic phrase ‘disco stick’ in the song ‘LoveGame’. However, the most pressuring song from Lady Gaga is an unreleased track from 2008 called ‘Christmas Tree,’ containing the lyrics



“Ho ho ho, under the mistletoe,

yes everybody knows,

we will take off our clothes,” and



“The only place you want to be is

Underneath my Christmas tree,

light me up put me on top, let’s

fa-la-la-la-la la-la, la, la.”



You only have to analyse every song in Lady Gaga’s back catalogue with a critical eye for sexual innuendos and you’ll quickly see that sex is a large part of her music. While she may be trying to portray sex in a more positive light, some people and myself are of the opinion that she is focused too much on sex and highlighting it so sharply that it’s making some of her devoted Little Monsters feel uncomfortable and pressured, especially if they are not sexually active. I defiantly wouldn’t want that for a role model.

December 26, 2011

Gaga Sued By Former Assistant for Overtime Pay - Merry Christmas Gaga!!


Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant has filed a lawsuit against the pop diva claiming that she had to cater to the singer’s every whim, at every hour of the day and night, handling her schedule, finances and food.

Long Islander Jennifer O’Neill endured 13 long months as the domineering diva’s personal aide.

According to court papers, the Garden City girl could barely muster a poker face while ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.

O’Neill said that there were no breaks for meals “or, at times, even sleep,” and she was required to be on hand for anything the Grammy Award-winning singer needed, at her “earliest waking hour” or for “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night.”

Part of O’Neill’s 75,000 dollars-a-year job was “ensuring the availability of chosen outfits”, which was no small task considering her ex-boss is best known for wearing a meat dress to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and dressing like a “human condom” for a appearance on Good Morning America.

O’Neill filed a lawsuit against the pop queen’s Mermaid Touring company in Manhattan federal court last week for $ 380,000 in unpaid overtime, the New York Post reported.

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Just to be clear, Stefani is being sued for overtime pay, not for being a brat.  On that note, can't she reach for her own bloody towel after taking a shower?  Seriously?  Doesn't spoiled daddy's girl realize that buzzing someone at 3 am for whatever is way out of line and totally taking advantage?

December 22, 2011

Look What's Flopping on Amazon


Thanks Brienna for sending this to me.

Rob Fusari on pre-fame Lady GaGa “She used to be anti club beats and performance art”



The Knowles family aren’t the only people that producer Rob Fusari is dishing on in his recent Billboard interview, with the “Paprazzi” hitmaker also discussing his time working with pop megastar Lady GaGa who he worked with quite a bit on her record-breaking debut album The Fame.
The story of how they met and GaGa’s transition is quite a long one, but if you read through it all you’ll see that Rob gives an interesting glimpse into the makings of one of pops biggest stars.

“In 2006, I got a call late one evening from a songwriter named Wendy Starland. I was into the Strokes at that time, and I’d told Wendy I was looking for a female artist to make a Strokes-type record. I answered the phone, and Wendy said, “I may have found your girl.” She was at a club in New York, where this girl, Stefani Germanotta, had just performed a showcase…”
After being blown away by the GaGa’s talent (he described her as looking like a “guidette” from “Jersey Shore”) the pair started a company together and got to work on making music.
How would you describe her musical identity at this point?
“She had a big Gwen Stefani/No Doubt thing going on. Some Fiona Apple, some Beatles.”
No club beats, no disco performance art?
She kicked and screamed: “No! No! I love what we’re doing. We’re not changing it.” I’m like, “Stef, just try this. Let’s at least abandon the live drums and some of the guitars.” I finally got her to agree, and that day we did “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich,” which was me sitting at an MPC drum machine and Stef playing her piano riff.
Then, one day, I read an article in the New York Times about Nelly Furtado and how she’d abandoned her folk-rock thing and made a dance record with Timbaland. My antenna went up. I said, “Stef, take a look at this. I’m really an R&B guy. I never produced a rock record in my life. I don’t know, you think maybe we should shift gears?”
“Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” caught the attention of labels and eventually led to Stefani being signed by L.A. Reid at Def Jam, but according to Rob after signing Stefani the music mogul ignored her requests to discuss her music and album, and then eventually he dropped her a few months later leaving her distraught.
After that Rob helped introduce Stefani to the man who would soon become her partner in crime, RedOne, and then after a lot of hard work and a few phonecalls Rob helped Stefani get a meeting with Jimmy Iovine, which eventually lead to her scoring a record deal with Interscope.
Unfortunately though since then it seems that the pair have drifted apart, as Rob cryptically tells Billboard below:
Are you and Stefani still friends?
I don’t know. I feel like I may have been demoted to . . . what would be one level beneath friend?
Professional acquaintance?
Yeah, there you go. That’s it.

What do you think happened?
I don’t know. I can’t figure it out and I won’t ask. I don’t know if I said something or did something. I don’t know.
Will you be involved in her next record?
I don’t believe so. {source}
And there you have it. Do you think that Lady GaGa changed her sound for commercial reasons, or was it just a natural evolution? Personally I enjoyed her music much more when she was just Stefani on the piano, but I love Lady GaGa’s flashy performances so I can appreciate both sides of the coin.
Maybe the underlying messages behind GaGa’s lyrics and the constant stripped-back versions of her songs that she insists on performing at every chance she gets are her way of doing the music she truly loves away from the formulaic top 40 dance-pop that sent her to the top of the charts. It’s just a thought. 


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December 21, 2011

Marry The Night Download Day FLOP!!

Last week, Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night” creaked up three positions to #29 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. To date, Mother Monster’s nocturnal tune is her 12th single, and, so far, it’s looking to be her first to miss the Top 10 altogether. So how did that Marry The Night Download Day Facebook campaign turn out, then? The date Little Monsters were to mobilize was yesterday (December 20).

“On Tuesday, December 20th (4 p.m. local time) fans around the world will download the song on their country’s iTunes,” reads the Facebook page for the fan movement. “If you already have a copy, you can gift another one to your friend.” Alas, only 7,154 Facebook users “liked” the campaign’s page — not really enough to make much of a blip on the radar.
We pretty much kept our hawk eyes trained on iTunes’ Top Songs chart throughout the day yesterday, and the highest we saw “Marry The Night” climb to was #39. As of today, the tune has dropped back down to #42.
Allow us to quote from Gaga fan Cris Sanchez, who wrote the following on the Facebook wall of the campaign today: “guess Marry The Night is going to be Gaga’s first single to not make the top 10….”

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LADY GAGA is the most viewed ARTIST on YOUTUBE the BIGGEST music site in HISTORY!!!! BIGGER and BETTER then BIEBER and just face it BETTER then Adele who will get boring soon!! But after embracing her prior work, the MUSIC INDUSTRY is turning there backs on GAGA by playing GAMES with GAGA now and THERE FIXING THE VIEWS on YOUTUBE and MESSING with her actual ALBUM sales in an attempt to destroy LADY GAGA. MARRY THE NIGHT has been out for WEEKS and only has 20 million views theere is something wrong with there heads to DO THIS to GAGA!!! PLEASE stop hating GAGA and spread the word about the REAL PROBLEM these POWER HUNGRY evil record men who are manipulating GAGAS YOUTUBE VIEW COUNTS and RECORD SALES! EVEN if you really HATE her you should STAND up for what is right because they do this for she is a woman and ALL WOMEN ON THIS BLOG should think of her as themself and PLEASE spread the news about what they done to LADY GAGA its really not fair and you should agree!!! PLEASE FIGHT BACK NOW and view MARRY THE NIGHT and if you have an extra dollar and change you can get MARRY THE NIGHT at itunes. It's less then a cup of coffee guys so it is no big deal. We gotta stand up for STRONG POWERFUL women especially when they are being VICTIMIZED by power hungry men! 

                                                                                                                                                                    

This didn't come from me, FYI, but from a commenter on this blog.  I'd love to hear your thoughts because I do believe that the men behind the music business are scum sucking trash.
My dearest readers,

I know I've been a little slow with updates.  I'm on holidays right now until December 30th.  I'm in Los Angeles visiting friends and I'm a Godmother to my little sweetheart Sofie so I've been pretty busy!  I'll try to stay as updated as I can but it will be more frequent once I get back from my trip.  

xxoo
Miss Stef

P.S. Marry the Night is #30 on iTunes as of 11:33 Pacific time on Dec 20.  Not that iTunes means anything despite what Lil'Monsters tried to do on Marry the Night download day.

December 19, 2011

Another Gaga Fan Bites The Dust

Would you hang this on your Christmas tree?
By Petra Starke

I defended her when she wore that dress made of meat.
I rallied against people who claimed she was "just another Madonna clone".
I even applauded when she arrived at the Grammy Awards in an egg and claimed she'd been "incubating" in it for three days.

But after what I saw this week, I just can't take it anymore. I'm officially handing in my Lady Gaga fan club membership. And it's all because of a lollipop.
Let me backtrack a few years. In 2009, just before she became a mega huge pop star, Lady Gaga was the support act for the Pussycat Dolls at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Back then Gaga only had a couple of hits and I barely knew who she was. I was there to review the Pussycat Dolls, but ended up writing the whole article about her.

I remember watching this platinum-haired pixie storming around the stage in a crazy mirrored frock and go-go boots, belting out these super-glossy, future-pop songs on a piano, only to be followed by the spray-tanned, silicon-enhanced strip show of the Pussycat Dolls.
They looked like they'd stepped out of a cheap men's magazine. She looked like a pop star girls could be inspired by. My admiration for her was instant.

She wasn't just a weirdly-dressed spectacle with catchy tunes; she preached a message of acceptance, empowerment, self-love and positivity. No matter your ethnicity, sexuality or appearance, everyone was welcome at the temple of Gaga.

But this week I saw the true temple of Gaga - "Gaga's Workshop" - and her booming dance music was barely audible over the sound of cash registers ringing.

Gaga's Workshop is a special, limited time only "pop-up boutique" that launched last month in New York department store Barney's. It looks like Adelaide's Magic Cave as designed by Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol, and is filled with every type of Lady Gaga merchandise you can imagine.

And I mean EVERY type. Snow globes, stuffed toys, bath foam, sunglasses, T shirts, key rings, playing cards, candles, yo-yos, handbags, teacups, iPhone stickers, tape measures (yes, really), hair bows made out of real hair and $525 children's leather jackets with "GAGA" emblazoned on the back in glitter. I felt like I'd walked inside a giant Lady Gaga showbag.

But it wasn't until I spied the lollipop painted to look like the star's face that the irony hit me like a studded-glove smack to the face - WE were the suckers.

Here we all were, embracing Lady Gaga's "love thyself" philosophy and celebrating being "born this way", while simultaneously being sold vastly overpriced lipstick and hair pieces. Not to mention bits of plastic manufactured in China for presumably a fraction of Gaga's price tag. I guess it's easier to feel good about the way you're born if it's not into a poor family in Guangzhou.

Things weren't just overpriced, they were ABSURDLY overpriced. A single gingerbread cookie painted with Gaga's face was $18. A plastic Christmas ornament in her likeness was $25.

One pair of plastic goggles clumsily covered in black lace and superglue was $295. I imagined a team of workers sitting in the storeroom with glue guns and bedazzlers, tearing open boxes of cheap crap from China and having a huge laugh.

The whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth - worse than the one I imagine you'd get if you actually tried to eat her $25 "rock candy earrings" - and I left without buying anything.

Gaga has announced that 25 per cent of proceeds from the Workshop will go to her new Born This Way Foundation which, according to its website, is "a movement to build a brave new world where humanity is embraced, individuals are empowered, and intolerance is eliminated". Whatever that might mean.

There's been a lot of press about the foundation focusing on anti-bullying strategies, although there's been no hint of what that might actually involve. Perhaps all will become clear when the organisation is officially launched in 2012. When it does, it certainly won't be lacking in funds.

In the meantime, I'll try to get over my shattered love affair with Lady Gaga. Let's call it a bad romance.


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December 16, 2011

Gaga Voted Billboard's Most Overrated Star

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Billboard has spoken and Stefani's been voted 2011's Most Overrated Star, followed by Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.  Stefani came in with 30% of the vote, Spears with 29% and Bieber with 21%.  Stefani didn't "kill it" with a landslide but Spears is overrated as well.  Actually, all three of them are unless you're into that type of music.   It's worth noting that the public voted and it's very indicative of how so many have just become tired of her. 

Stefani's over exposure has been the death knell for her career.  On top of that, dated songs from Born This Way that simply doesn't appeal to anyone who isn't a Gaga stan, unless you find yourself a time machine and travel back to 1989. 

Stefani also made it to No.1 in the Best Fashion category.  Turns out most people can't tell the difference between true fashion and costumes.  Stefani is just one big showcase of Halloween costumes and Tim Gunn, American fashion consultant and television personality agrees. 

Gunn says:

“What I’ve said about her is very matter-of-fact. She doesn’t wear clothes, she wears costumes! So would I ever put her on a best dressed list or list her among fashion icons? Of course not."

Back in August 2011, Stefani accused Gunn of being a "fashion bully" during her appearance on The View, due to previous comments he's made in reference to her "fashion".  Clearly, someone needs to give Stefani a dictionary and look up the word "criticism".  Just because someone doesn't like how you dress doesn't make them a bully. Obviously her fragile ego can't take it.  If Stefani had her way with making bullying a hate crime, we'd all be on trial for something!  

Oh, and the most anticipated album for 2012?  Madonna, with a whopping 42%. 


December 15, 2011

Critics Picks: 10 Best Albums of 2011

It's in folks.  Billboard released it Critics Best list of the top 10 albums of 2011 and Born This Way is no where to be seen.  Yes, yes monsters, Born This Way is on the Top 200 Albums based on year-end  sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.  No doubt the 0.99 deal helped boost sales a lot plus the fact that more were shipped than actually bought by the public.  I trust the critics more than the monsters.  Most of them wouldn't know good music if it was shoved inside an RPG and blasted through their house.

Here's the critics best:

10.)  "The Big Roar" by The Joy Formidable

9.)  "James Blake" by James Blake

8.)  "Ceremonials" by Florence + The Machine

7.)  "House of Balloons" by The Weekend

6.)  "David Comes To Life" by Fucked Up

5.)  "Take Care" by Drake

4.)  "Nostalgia, Ultra" by Frank Ocean

3.)  "Watch The Throne" by Jay-Z and Kanye West

2.)  "Bon Iver' by Bon Iver

1.)  "21" by Adele

A thank you to an anonymous commenter for sending me the link to the critics list.



December 13, 2011

What to do if you come across "Born This Way" CD

                        

December 12, 2011

Little Monsters Begin "Marry The Night" Campaign



Mark your calendars!  December 20th is "Marry The Night" day, when little monsters will band together and download the single with hopes that it will become a hit.   Marry the Night has been sluggish on the charts despite Stefani's over saturated marketing and promotion.  There's even a Facebook campaign to try to get the song moving.  So far, it's a stalemate.  

Why not just let the song go down it's own path naturally?  If the song was any good or appealing to the masses, people would buy it on their own without the need for any campaign to persuade them.  If I hear a song on the radio by any artist and it doesn't resonate with me, there's nothing anyone can do to make me buy it.  The only people that will buy the single on December 20th are her fans.  Fans who already own the entire album and will cheat to get the song to chart higher; but I guess they've learnt from the best.

Seriously, speaking from a neutral standpoint, Stefani really should just take a break, even for a year.  Give the public a chance to miss her.  If her songs are moving at a snails pace, it's because of the over exposure and the constant need to be in the headlines.  People are getting sick of her or worse, bored of her and the only person to blame is herself.  Stefani's career is on a decline because it's just over kill now.  She hasn't even kicked off her Born This Way Ball Tour and she's already started working on her next album. 

And before little monsters on this blog start saying that there was an Express Yourself Day on March 17th, 2011, bear in mind that Express Yourself was officially released on May 9, 1989 and did really well on the charts.  Madonna already had this one in the bag in 1989.  No doubt the Express Yourself day in March 2011 was organized in protest in response to Stefani's rip off Born This Way.  Makes sense no?





December 10, 2011

Gaga Has Delusions of Grandeur

I don't think so

grandeur [ˈgrændʒə]
n
1. personal greatness, esp when based on dignity, character, or accomplishments
2. magnificence; splendour
3. pretentious or bombastic behaviour

Stefani's histrionic and narcissistic personality disorder have reached a new level of preposterous proportions.  Stefani has now aligned herself with the likes of Princess Diana.  Yes, that's right, it turns out that Stefani thinks she is the 21st century reincarnation of the late Princess.  Stefani has lumped herself into this category because of the delusional self image that she's as important and monumental as Princess Di and because of that, she's thinks she destined to die a tragic death similar to the Princess.

Rumor has it that Stefani's written a song for her next album about Princess Diana and views herself as  "pop music's" answer to Di.

“Diana was the most iconic martyr of fame. She died because of it,” Gaga reportedly has said.

Oh, there goes that annoying pseudo intelligence again.  Lets look at the definition of the word "martyr" why don't we.

1: a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion
2: a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle

 
You see silly Gaga, Diana never voluntarily gave her life for fame.  She didn't want to die for a cause and she didn't want to sacrifice herself as an example so get your facts straight lady.

It's quite offensive and tacky that Stefani thinks of herself on the same level as Diana.  Stefani, did you take your medication today?  You are not Diana nor will you ever be.  You have zero, zilch, nada comparable to her.  Diana was graceful, beautiful, elegant, sophisticated and charming - all qualities you do not have Stefani.  She didn't flash her cooch for the world to see.  She didn't steal or plagiarize and unlike you, she actually had something intelligent to say based on real substance and not shallow emotions and lies. 

Diana also didn't complain that she was bullied because she had nice hair as she told Katie Couric during her nauseating Thanksgiving Special interview.  She also lied about the cafeteria, first stating that she never had a table to sit and then later in the show, pointing out the table she sat at with her friends.

Histrionic Personality Disorder:
People with this disorder are usually able to function at a high level and can be successful socially and at work.
Symptoms include:
  • Acting or looking overly seductive
  • Being easily influenced by other people
  • Being overly concerned with their looks
  • Being overly dramatic and emotional
  • Being overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval
  • Believing that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
  • Blaming failure or disappointment on others
  • Constantly seeking reassurance or approval
  • Having a low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
  • Needing to be the center of attention (self-centeredness)
  • Quickly changing emotions, which may seem shallow to others
 Sounds like Gaga to me. 

Thank you to Umrao for bringing this story to my attention.








December 7, 2011

Electro Pop Duo Screwed by Former Gaga Producer

LA Based, Brooklyn bred Pop Duo Purple Crush are in a heated legal battle with former Gaga producer Rob Fusari. In addition to being a musical act, Isla Cheadle and Jared Selter of Purple Crush are song writers and were hired by Fusari to write music for Gaga's albums The Fame Monster and Born This Way.
 
Although none of the songs Purple Crush penned for Gaga were used on the album, due payment for the work was never honored by Fusari.
 
According to Purple Crush, their role involved expanding upon song snippets Fusari sent them, before forwarding their work along to artists, such as Gaga, who would add lyrics and melody. Work was done in their L.A. and Brooklyn studios.
 
Purple Crush stopped working with Fusari in the spring of 2010. Once Fusari settled his lawsuit with Gaga, he approached Purple Crush once again. This time he told them that production on her next album Born This Way was part of the settlement deal. Fusari used this apparent settlement deal as a bargaining tool to get Purple Crush to work for him. Plus he dangled a carrot of promises of a record deal which was never followed through.
 
Purple Crush were lead to believe that Gaga did in fact write over their music and feel that some of Gaga's tracks on Born This Way use their sound. In other words ripped off.
 
All in all, Purple Crush were hired to do a job and weren't paid for it; and they should be. The lawsuit has been going on for some time now. Purple Crush attempted to find a lawyer in NJ that would work pro bono, but were rejected by multiple law firms due to conflicts with Lady Gaga. As a result they are representing themselves in the lawsuit.

You can read more about the lawsuit here on Billboard.


Here's a video from Purple Crush – their song Vacation.

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December 5, 2011

Is it Over for Lady Gaga?

By Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.com
Thursday, Dec 01, 2011

A few months ago in this space, I wrote a column about the cultural phenom Lady Gaga that ended with me politely telling her to save her money. That's because the treacherous world of popular culture is not usually a long-term proposition. Entertainment idols often pass through the fame obstacle course very quickly.

In showbiz, there is the term "jumping the shark" that is used to describe a project in decline. It is derived from the hit sit-com "Happy Days" which, sorely lacking for material after years on the air, featured a show wherein The Fonz went waterskiing in a leather jacket and encountered a shark. You guessed it: the Fonz jumped over the shark on the skis. After that, the days were not so happy on that program.
Now we have Lady Gaga, the ultimate edgy, anti-establishment pop star, swimming in dubious waters. Recently, she fronted a Thanksgiving special. The New York Times described it this way: "Lady Gaga performs before family and friends and offers a glimpse of her personal life in an interview with Katie Couric...

"She also whips up a feast of deep-fried turkey and waffles with the chef Art Smith."

Somewhere Janis Joplin is weeping. By the way, Gaga's special was trounced in the ratings by the 237th airing of the "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special."

And that's not all. The Associated Press reports that "Gaga's Workshop" is now open at the Barney's clothing store in Manhattan. Apparently, Gaga designed a special holiday shop featuring "a gigantic cartoon statue of the superstar herself in a pinup pose surrounded by jagged mirrors and sitting atop thousands of back plastic discs."

Forget the Rockefeller Center tree—the Gaga shop represents the true holiday spirit, does it not?

Now, some of you may think I am making this up, but it's all true. What I can't figure out is why Gaga's (Stefani Germanotta) management team seems to know nothing about history. The biggest pop icon ever, Elvis Presley, sabotaged his own career by starring in a series of movies like "Kissin' Cousins" and "Clambake." I mean, there was the once culturally dangerous Elvis, doing a dance called the "Clam" on a beach wearing black shoes and white pants. It took the King years to get back on track after those dopey flicks.

Last year, Gaga (Stefani) made $90 million from her songs and shows. Does she really need the Thanksgiving special? Or the Barney's exposure? Really?

The answer is "of course not." Gaga has now gone middle class mainstream, and at this rate, she will be co-hosting with Kelly Ripa any day now. The Lady may be trying not be a tramp, but she certainly has met the shark. And jumped it.
                                                                                                                                                                      

Now, I'm not a fan of Bill O'Reilly nor am I a fan of his politics or that horrible news station he works for, Fox News.  However, his view on Stefani is something I can agree with.

                                
       
                       

It's Confirmed

       
  
                        
              








And that's all I'm going to say.  Oh, and thank you to Royal Lioness for the GIF. 






December 4, 2011

Gaga Better Stock Up On That Cocaine!

She's gonna need all the energy she can get.  The word around the rumor mill is that Stefani's planning a 450 date, 2 year world tour when she kicks of the Born This Way Ball in Asia next year. 

She's trying to beat U2's 360 tour's record for the highest-grossing and most-attended tour of all time.  See, U2, didn't have to over exert themselves and uh, over expose themselves and they didn't have to set their sights to make sure it happened.  It just did, naturally.  While they did tour from 30 June 2009 to 30 July 2011, they only played 110 shows and the only reason why the tour went on for that long was because Bono injured himself during rehearsals for the North American leg, suffering from sciatica, a ligament tear, a herniated disc, and partial paralysis of his lower leg which required emergency surgery in Munich.   The North American leg was postponed until 2011.

This broad Gaga cannot fathom the thought of being out of the media for 5 minutes.  Is she that insecure that people will forget about her if she takes a breather?  Actually, the opposite is happening.  She refuses to disappear for a bit, thus shoves herself down the public's throat on a daily basis so now the public is getting sick of her.  It's like chocolate.  You love chocolate so you eat it. You eat it everyday for two years straight.  What happens?  You get fat and sick.   

Her management should be concerned.  Do they really want their only money maker to burn out?  Think about it.  450 dates within 2 years!  That's insane.  Her smoking is already starting to make her voice sound raspy.  Plus the expense to put on this tour.  She's nuts and not in a good way.  No worries though.  I'm sure Madonna will effortlessly stomp on her little dream when she tours next year as well.




December 2, 2011

Lady Gaga: The World's Biggest Spoiled Brat

Stefani released her Marry The Night music video last night on E; a video she directed on her own and is claimed to be autobiographical, depicting what Stefani describes as "The Worst Day of My Life".  Prior to releasing the video in it's entirety, Stefani treated her monsters to a teaser called The Prelude Pathetiqué.  



The teaser showed Stefani being wheeled through a hospital corridor on a gurney, clearly disheveled and in really bad shape.   Suddenly, everything became abuzz in the little monster family and in the media about what could've possibly happened to her. Was she raped?  Did she have an abortion? Did she abort her rapist's child?  Some even thought that Stefani did in fact have a sex change and this was her grand coming out. Maybe she was beat up? 

Whatever it was, it seemed pretty bad.  Little Monsters everywhere were on the edge of their seat waiting...wondering....analyzing.....chewing their nails asking "My GOD!! What happened to our Mommy Monster!!!!!"




 






Then, the full video arrived. Cut to the scene, Stefani is on the phone and she says "But I'm an artisté". When she hangs up the phone, all hell breaks loose.  Stefani hits rock bottom and her clothes magically disappear. She is crying, screaming, pulling her hair out, dumping cheerios into her mouth and over her naked flesh.   She is loosing it and loosing it fast.

She even straddles a bath tub naked wearing high heels, as you do when you are in a serious depression. 













Then, the pieces slowly start coming together about what exactly is going on in this video. We see Stefani sitting naked in the bath tub bleaching her hair.




Thus begins the transformation from Stefani Germanotta to Lady Gaga!  Except Stefani left out the part where she is at Rob Fusari's home studio in New Jersey where he convinces her to drop the "Norah Jones" act and to do Euro/Pop/Dance music because that's what will sell.

While we witness the over dramatic, self indulgent, self righteous mess before our eyes, we find out that the worst day of Stefani's life is when Def Jam Records dropped her.  Yes folks, she is about to commit suicide because her label dropped her.  Not rape, not an abortion, not anything so tragic for her to be on the edge of glory about.


She's 25 years old, was famous at 22.  It's pathetic that she feels she has to torture us with her pseudo intellect and her pseudo philosophical blabber.  Give me a break, seriously.  Spoiled little daddy's girl grew up in mansion on the Upper East Side, went to a private all girls school with the Hilton sisters.  Daddy paid for her rent when she moved into her own flat on the Lower East Side.  She attended Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Musical Theatre but dropped out to focus on her music career.   I don't think she ever studied dance so I don't know where this Flashdance moment is coming from.  Coincidentally, Marry The Night sounds like Flashdance - What A Feeling by Irene Cara.



So you did some coke. Big deal, a lot of people have.  Stop pretending like you grew up in Compton and had such a rough time. 

"I'm gonna be a star. You know why?  Because I have nothing left to lose".  

Oh shut it.  That's the reason for your depression?  Because for a brief moment you thought you would never be famous??!!  Cry when you have some real problems Princess.   Imagine if I went crying to my family saying "I'm never gonna be famous! Wah Wah Wah!.  They'd hit me over the head with a frying pan for being so ridiculous.

Wanna know who really was raped and was dragged into a back alley in NYC after dance rehearsal by a couple of men and forced to perform fellatio at knife point on each of them?  Madonna.   




Stupid Little Monster Tweets




Signed up for Tumblr at first and didn't follow through on it.  Went to blogspot right away. Your shitty Troll This Way site had nothing to do with the creation of this site so get over yourself. 



I didn't design the T-shirts.  Just provided the links; but you're welcome to contact the real designer by clicking the links to express your dissatisfaction.  I'm sure they will care. Nice aren't they!!  Stupid little monster.



December 1, 2011

More T-Shirts!




















Get your Lady Who? t-shirts!

HERE and HERE.

And for your furry friend!


HERE!

Thanks Scorpia Rising for the link.

Gaga with Sugarland Signing You and I

                                                                                                       

This performance is one big heaping mess of cow dung.  What we've got here is Stefani doing her best "Marilyn Monroe got her ass kicked" impression, being completely out sung by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Stefani doing her earnest best to not be upstaged on her own song.  So cute.  Toward the end, it just gets plain ridiculous as both of them start to sound like two roosters in a cock fight.