Pretense: I never really got around to developing this one (thus the “[Work Tape]”), but for the sake of the record… 160-second snap reaction from the day they emptied this clip on the digisphere
So, it is, and here we are #againagain Hollywood corpses, technicolor torches, muscle cars, and glorified blaze-bound stars: Lady Gaga’s back with another sonicscape of cinematic audiobiographical bombast – kiddies, let’s get high #scenethespace
Fair pretense: Every track on Joanne is entirely autobiographical (full-stop got it, full-stop great) that said –
Okay, so … Joanne vibes are real, and considered, and I – we – appreciate that, fully and completely support Joanne as a collective experience. So, “John Wayne” completely great, completely new, completely it’s own thing – completely autobiographical. So, “John Wayne” as a visual representation of a completely autobiographical experience within the context of this real, considered space – is, quite frankly, out of my realm of expertise: I’m not the Lady, how am I supposed to know what it means if I wasn’t there?
So, that said, for the record, I cannot stake analytical claim on this most recent cinematic release from a one said Lady Gaga; because, I am not she. So…
Thus said – for the kids, for the children, for old, times, sake let’s pretend the video is a mental flashback of a performance artist’s life lived in the modern fishbowl of broadcast spectacle – for the kids, for the children, for old, times, sake let’s pretend this latest release from a one said Lady in living GAGAVISION is but another installment of … #waitforit … TRANSMISSION GAGAVISION
(i know, i know: “but, swiper, it’s not another installment of ‘#waitforit’ TRANSMISSION GAGAVISION – it’s a promo video.” yes, but that’s not fun, and that’s not why proper non-single studio produced music videos are distributed “for the fans,” just, either keep reading or rewatch the video or be brilliant out in the world, but if you’re going to keep reading just sit back and get weird for old, times, sake)