Lady GaGa — “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)” (from The Fame) — Eh,

A’s weeklong takeover of the hive draws to a close with his current favorite artist, the garishly gaudy Ms. GaGa. I don’t so much have a problem with the quality of her creative output, much of which — including even light singalong piffles such as this — is quite inventive and interesting. Where she loses me more often than not are the times when her irrelevantly shocking style — the rump roast dress, anyone? — threatens to entirely override her stunning substance, which often is so solid that she only ends up diluting it (as opposed to enhancing it) with her frenetic fashion antics.

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  1. the buzz from A.:

    Brandon has asked me on multiple occasion to explain, or at least to describe, my fascination with Lady Gaga. Unfortunately, after many attempts, I am still generally speechless although the words “unique,” “original,” “innovative,” and “impossible-to-emulate” are certainly apropos.

    I completely disagree with Brandon that Lady Gaga’s inventive non-musical style (including the rump roast dress) detracts from her musical talents; on the contrary, it only enhances her musical and performing virtuosity.

    While “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I can Say)” is a perfectly good song, I much prefer Lady Gaga’s bolder oeuvres: (you guessed it!) “Alejandro,” “Bad Romance,” “Poker Face,” and even “Telephone.” Check out the video for “Bad Romance”; it’s crazy yet fantastic.