biorhythmic : gagavision

A bit of an audiobiography, somewhat a haustory, but, effectually, nothing more, nor less, than biorhythmic record of discursive synchronicity…

Fundamentally: this is the nook of the book where real-time (albeit finite) record of Gaga’s anthology (since stellar genesis occurred, within some capacity, on a Radio City Music stage in 2009) is haused. Logically, this nook exists for the sake of streamlining: the individual pieces featured below were swallowing every other section on the site, so, I figured, why not haus said collection in a wing of its own? An annex which, for all influence and purposes, is quite likely said site’s keystone.

The Lady’s a zeitgeist. I’m a writer who finds the performance of celebrity-music-artist-as-art-form fascinating. Zeitgeists live the contemporary human experience. Scribes capture said traverse and translate it for record of that native culture. So, this is the corner of the alcázar where evidence of said colloquy between zeitgeist artist and scribe audience resides… if only for the sake of sheer curiosity at how such an oddly specific enigmatic collaborative scenario exists.

That said: Nine years going and, even still, I couldn’t really tell you where or how this began, or when/if it will end (sometimes a story has no end), but that’s the fun for a writer in and of enigma pop culture: just write out the dossier until there’s nothing left to say.

Thus said: saddle up highway unicorns, rocket number rhythms and rhymes. Freedom in the music kids… without further contextual confusion, and/or ado:

Biorhythmic : Gagavision :: Linguistic Projection of What Could Be Anything

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“Lady Gaga isn’t crazy. She was like an Andy/Edie hybrid tonight: creating this completely abstract symbolic exaggeration of everyday celebreality – art – but also being the flipside of said dictation. … Tangent, tangent. Point is: Edie said of herself something that resonates so deeply with Gaga tonight, ‘If you just listened to what I had to say, it was sane; but if you just looked at me, you wouldn’t bother to listen. And none of them did. G*d it was a nightmare.’ There isn’t that futility with Gaga, but the atmosphere is quite apparent. Performance artists live their art – completely. The world is their canvas – truly. Where the art succeeds, the artist suffers, but it is for the sake of art – even if only for art’s sake; in terms of performance: she is genius…”

[… The De-Brief: VMAs 2009]

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“The romance may be bad, but the bard is brilliant…”

[… Haus of Gaga w/ Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis: “Bad Romance”]

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“One doesn’t review Lady Gaga: they display their point of view of Gaga. Monster Ball is built upon a forced perspective; but with one like Gaga, within that parallel universe, the rigidity of her forced perspective allows for the creative mind of a monster to roam and wander endlessly in a world all their own. In the sea of Gagaisms you know the words, you know the lyrics, you know the soundbites. There’s plenty to say about Monster Ball, but for a proper delve, the words have lost meaning in and of themselves. So, take a look through my lens, and let’s get unconscious…”

[… The Monster’s Midnight Train to Georgia: Monster Ball, Live at The Fox Theatre]

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“Pretense: Lady Gaga as we know her was created – not born – in 2006. … Gaga is only three years old, but her creator was as integral to Pop Art – within this or any decade – as her creation – if only because of the masterpiece she made…”

[… Icon Aughts: Lady Gaga & Kanye West: Fame Fatales]

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“… a masterpiece for the message-a-minute creative crowd. Brilliant concept (trailer as the short film), beautiful cinematography, production, and execution make for a well-crafted, well-courted work of contemporary marvel…”

[… SnappScenes: Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)]

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“Looking back, she payed homage to McQueen, and, at 23, was the unofficial eulogist honoring Lee on the world’s behalf. The pure tangibility of said manifestation, and the prerequisite: that inherent insatiable need, to touch and feel that reciprocated echo, to make an artist crash and chaotically create; the very definition of said Fame Monster. The BRITs also saw the baptism of The Haus’ bouncing baby band-that’s-better-than-yours: Emma. The future sound – if Emma is any indication – will be something old and new, something electronic and blues, something with dark bass riding along symbiotically with white keys… something dope.”

[… Union Jacked: BRITs 2010 de-brief and recap]

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“… take the theme of ‘Paparazzi,’ douse it in Tarantino cinematics – set it off – and send Gagaloo off to see the Wizard, the Wizard of HBO Presents: Oz; it’s Pulp Fiction turned Pop Fact. Welcome to the GrindHaus of Gaga…”

[… Cherry-Cherry-Boom Jailbreak :: SnappScenes: “Telephone”]

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“Amidst a generation described as G*dless, artificial, celebrity-obsessed, and lost, emerges a renaissance artist who gave you freedom in the music – found your Jesus, and your Kubrick…”

[… Thinkpieces, Vol. 1: Lady Gaga]

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“M.I.A. sat down with NME to take a stand on where music is headed in the coming decade. Most saw her choice words, as choice cuts of beef served up at the table of Lady Gaga. Brass tacks: M.I.A. and Lady Gaga are a theoretical tandem, they share a Pop iconography. They both represent the future of music from the Sri Lankan hood to the Haus. Point/Counterpoint: for every question NME posed, and every response M.I.A. gave, Gaga has been posed a similar – if not, identical – question, and below are her answers: verbatim. Before you pick a side, let this be your guide, a little Pop primer that gives reference points and poses the biggest question of all: ‘So wait, where is the beef? …’”

[… THE DROP: M.I.A. and Lady Gaga – Where’s the Beef? An analysis…]

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“This is the drop after the first waves and floods: Gaga. Klein. Alejandro. Is pastiche supposed to be coherent? It is now – let’s delve…”

[… The Drop :: SnappScenes: “Alejandro”]

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“In case you were wondering what ever came of that futuristically-fly in a when-Judy-Jetson-joined-The-Incredibles kind-of-way get-up…”

[… SnappScenes :: SHOWStudio’s “The Fashion Body: The Left Eye”]

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“When all the world’s a stage, and the populous its players… why on Earth would two of the most spectacular entities of all limit themselves to an arena any less prominent than the globe? Last year the greatest show you couldn’t believe, became the famest show ever conceived – and just as swiftly became the most famous show never to see the light of day – only to become the most glorious mourning, and the most infamous show money could never buy #itsallhyperboleuntilrealityhits …”

[… Front Row Seats, Backstage Pass :: Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga]

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“Pop: grab your old girl with her new tricks, if this was Gaga’s first and last album it would be just as complete as it is in context as a dynasty starter. The Fame is nothing more and nothing less than a perfect Pop debut through and through. Visceral, catchy, panoramic, reflective, progressive, chock full of hit singles, formidable filler, and fun; foreshadowing or foreboding depending on how you look at it – and yet, so very simple. The Fame is merely a skeleton, and the beats are nothing more than an atmosphere. In Britney’s wake we saw a sea change … Gaga’s voice is the fuel behind The Fame. She gives life to the beats, as much as she injected the joie de vivre back into Pop’s consciousness…”

[… re:code.FM, Vol. 21: The Fame]

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“An artist facing the mirror of their own self – world dropped … when the facade breaks, and The Fame falls out of place, said artist recoils; patiently waits with the monster, channels and revisits her deepest self, before the rebirth and her genesis return…”

[… Biorhythmic: The Fame Monster [Work Tape]]

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“2009 was the year of life on Planet Paparazzi, Gaga’s self-led crusade through the limelit world of garage glamorous existence. We transitioned with her from the creation of The Fame to the company of The Fame Monster, as she embarked on her Persephonic romp through Pandora’s made world. Then we saw 2010: the year of the monstrous descent, where Perstefani slipped beneath the surface to reign in subterranean delight…”

[… All of The Lights :: Lady Gaga & Kanye West: Soular Eclipse]

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“Meet the Grey Label GL20s: the call-them-sunglasses-for-lack-of-a-better-phrase-because-only-Gaga-can-design-something-adequate-enough-to-properly-shineblock-herself…”

[… Polaroid Grey Label: “… because I see myself living in GL20”]

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“Classic Darkchild. Classic Gaga. It builds, it breathes, it swelters, it designates. It’s still raw, and primal, but there’s a passion to the unrefined…”

[… BlinkkBeats: “Animal (Jungle Claws)” Demo]

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LGSSE
“428 days later… Lady Gaga broke her notoriously extended hiatus, premiering her first mastered piece of ‘new music’ since 2009’s The Fame Monster. … two years later, said Fame Monster wants nothing more than for you to free yourselves and make the world your own black pearl…”

[… 31st Century Schizo Girl :: BlinkkBeats: “Scheiße (Mugler / Anatomy of Change Mix)”]

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“… and on the fifth day Gaga unleashed the beasts, saw everything that she had famed… and behold: it was very good…”

[… BlinkkBeats: “Born This Way”]

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“I don’t know where to begin or end with this one… and I suppose that’s the best way to be – as there is no beginning or end to the perpetual renaissance that is Born This Way. … On G.O.A.T., cosmic elements converge in the paralleled universe of a dark boogie wonderland’s black-tie pre-bacchanalia…”

[… SnappScenes: “Born This Way”]

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“Amidst heightened mainstream recoil and simultaneous reign, nestled in Paris Fashion Week upon anti-scene designer Thierry Mugler’s women’s wear presentation as the stage; naturally, Lady Gaga emerges as the sonic second-coming of the Sans-culottes – pants, politics, and pop, tears and hegemonic fears on tap: Á votre santé, Watergate…”

[… BlinkkBeats: “Government Hooker (Mugler Mix)”]

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“After travelin’ down the endless country road, just dancin’ ’round the world, Gaga lyrically leads and follows the Glitter Road… humming a universal tune, deep in the heart of soulful tresses…”

[… BlinkkBeats: “Born This Way (The Country Road Version)”]

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“Betrayal runs through the track like bad romances through the veins of the Haus madam… the catharsis won’t be defined by the association to the sinner or savior… the single will be an independent entity… and inevitably – she will always get the last word…”

[… Put Your Palms Up Sunday :: BlinkkBeats: “Judas”]

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“Baptizing newborns in blacklight, revving up a revolution on the pages of a motorcycled diary…”

[… SnappScenes: “Judas”]

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“The warrior queen weds herself in the midst of darkness on the silhouetted lunar half; as she marries the darkest depth of nocturne’s cyclical descent, in that very night, she weds her plight, her own demons – and in that, so she unleashes the good…”

[… Like Blood Flowing Through the Veins of a Buncha Bad Kids :: SonicScapes: Born This Way]

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“It’s an edge, and it’s glorious – and that’s all we need to say about that…”

[… SnappScenes: “The Edge of Glory”]

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“Two years, over two hundred shows later… The Lady Incubating closes the casket on the monster rendezvous, and welcomes a rhythmically routed rebirth… Fare thee well, fair behemoth bacchanalia…”

[… and the curtain called Monster Ball]

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“Sometimes, the heart… it feels so black; sometimes, salvation resides in that … and other rhymes, rainbows…”

[… SnappScenes: “Black Jesus † Amen Fashion” (Mugler SS12 Womenswear)]

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LGMTN
“From The Fame as a starting point, to the death and rebirth of said Monster and Mistress, there is no hyperbole with Gaga – only materialized mythology… Mourning the death of futility in the wake of self-fulfilled prophecy: oh, how merry…”

[… SnappScenes: “Marry the Night”]

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“… and Gaga – on one hand, the youngest of them all, the metamouthpiece, the supernatural scribe, thee who writes into fruition the human capacity to transcend the physical world in an unyielding move toward ascension; on the other, ‘The gospel of Gaga, as told in Born This Way, goes something like this: ‘Humanity will be dxxned by its own self-doubt until Gaga delivers us with the might of her music…’’”

[… The Parisian Throne [Work Tape]]

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“So regal, so bountiful, so prominent, so rare… such a subtle genesis, yet so staggering, and so fair… FAME called: said #kanyeshrug #crushit…”

[ … FAME: it is the New Black]

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“America runs on Tinkerbells…”

[SnappScenes: “Applause”]

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“Don’t throw rocks from The Hills if you’re headed for The Canyons…”

[… SnappScenes: “THE GLASS HOUSE”]

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ARTPOP wore itself on a birthday sleeve. For a woman who is known for not wearing pants, ARTPOP follows suit by existing as its own. The decay of the pop star is nothing more than the fallen veil of mortality in motion toward immortal transcendence – and evolutions involve apparent descent…”

[… #POPCANONS The Anatomical Zeitgeist No. 8, Est. 2013]

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“In case you were wondering what’s behind the swine …”

[… SnappScenes: “Swine,” Live at SxSW]

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“Even when you doubt, you cannot deny. In the beginning, was the word, and the word was good; in the end, all that remains is that seminal word manifest to rebuild from the ruins of slander…”

[… SnappScenes: “G.U.Y – An ARTPOP Film”]

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“… one, two, three – slowly but surely, established entertainment media architecture of old crumbles beneath whatever ARTPOP means – but then again, I never know what any of this means #medianmode”

[… On Coup d’eGas and the Ides of March… #roselandfuneral]

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“If I were to blinkk this #IF … I would mind vomit, wax and wane mental poetics about how this is the manifesto… this is removing the incumbent industry model from the creative connection between high art and pop culture… this is Blackout 2.0 – mistress muses and the new media…”

[… Lyrically Speaking: “PARTYNAUSEOUS”]

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Heaven I’m in Heaven… rocket number nine blast off to the planet: Heaven. Upon the melodious manifesto of eponymous nomination, one must step back from the phonograph and ask themselves: ‘What is an artRAVE, really and truly, beyond a neon-flashed, adrenaline-fueled speakeasy of the cheekiest nature? Boy…’”

[… Fifteen Minute Transcription :: SonicScapes: Cheek to Cheek]

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“Fare thee well, fair stratospheric spectacle… an HD deep-tech-haus disco diamond in the cuff to fill said otherwise void… love art dance fashion cosmic sublime suspended in time… still travelin’ just dancin’ round the world… suit up, get down, paws pilot – enjoi. …”

[… and the curtain called artRAVE]

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“If… IF I were to blinkk this I’d probably say … Fame Kills … like chewing on pearls … oysters and aphrodisies, flights of fancy and fights of fantasy … masculine … feminine … rocket number nine blast off to the Martian … Hephaestus in the bath haus … Aphrodite perched upon the partition…”

[… Vinyl Cut Prose :: SnappScenes: EAU DE GAGA – A FILM BY STEVEN KLEIN]

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“There was no Botox in those hills tonight. There was only the breath in that lung. When she hit that stage, everyone in that room remembered what it was like to be creative and young; to see and to feel and to hear and to experience… nothing but limitless possibilities as to what you could conjure, what you could manifest reality, in this beautiful world of ours.”

[… “The Hills Are Alive” … with The Sound of Muses]

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“If, If, I were to blinkk this I’d probably say… Disco Heaven, lucky sevens, ‘‘Bad Romance’’s bigger, badder, bolder older sister, the one who apprenticed under Baudrillard, and eloped with Josephine Baker one artful midnight in the city of lights – that older sister…’”

[… Vinyl Cut Prose :: Be Scene: “I Want Your Love” (#TFWSS16)]

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LGPI
“‘Perfect Illusion,’ as the lead single of a comprehensive record album, is the first law of universal dynamics: the Law of Mentalism; the all is mind, the universe is mental. read: this life and this record are your perfect illusion, so… perfect the illusion and manifest mental reality #FREEYOURMIND Mathemagical, isn’t it? #itsallmakebelieveisntit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ …”

[… Ciao Manhattan… Sunset Genesis in the Living Lens :: BlinkkBeats: “Perfect Illusion”]

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“So, here, I didn’t go into ‘Million Reasons’ with any rhyme or reason to wax or wane poetic, and it would be disgraceful to critique an autobiographical work as such (I mean, how, can you possibly judge someone else’s expression of their perspective on their own life). I didn’t intend to write about it, it just… happened. I was making breakfast, pouring over coffee, and a verse into the tune, it hit me: Rilke … and how those deafening roars that the masses feed you, pale in comparison to that one line of truth at the altar…”

[… Vinyl Cut Prose: “Million Reasons”]

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“Hollywood corpses, technicolor torches, muscle cars, and glorified blaze-bound stars: Lady Gaga’s back with another sonicscape of cinematic audiobiographical bombast…”

[… SnappScenes: “John Wayne” [Work Tape]]

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LGTC
“So, ‘The Cure.’ I guess, broadly, briefly, it feels like… surrendering into the unknown abyss after a forty-day desert trek, only to find… that the hard-fought rock bottom was but a bridge, all along, before that luminous cloud rocket number nine…”

[… The Nativity, The Passion, The Pascha Pop Soul of “The Cure”]

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