Baby, Let’s Get High

I adore Lady Gaga. And I think she’s at her best when she’s gaudy, luscious, over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall, no-holds-barred, straight up insane. And good god, does she go there with the music video for “John Wayne” off her latest album Joanne. It is glorious. Enjoy!

Lady Gaga Vs. Marilyn Manson

Happy Friday everyone!

I’m a sucker for a good mash-up, and this is so good. Lady Gaga is heavily influenced by shock rocker Marilyn Manson (and there has even been a rumor that Gaga actually is Manson) and the way their music fits together is a testament to that. It’s too bad that Manson is reportedly not a fan of Gaga’s; I would kill for a collaboration.


I want it bad

The Mother Monster has any number of creepy songs that would fit with this month’s theme (“Monster” and “Teeth” and “Judas” come to mind), but this one I think takes the cake.  The delicious, cyanide-laced cake.  We hear stories all the time about women who correspond with, and even marry, incarcerated serial killers. And while that may be the extreme, I think there are a lot more of us who are in fact drawn by “bad boys” (or girls.)  The people whose darkness speak to the darkness within us.  It’s a bad choice, but one that is often made freely, a surrender to temptation, needing the bad and accepting the corruption that comes with it.

Here’s Lady Gaga with “Bad Romance.”