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“A Star Is Born” soundtrack… it’s the best movie soundtrack I’ve heard in a long time! WOW!

So today while I was doing arm day at the gym, I finally gotten around to listening to “A Star Is Born” soundtrack. The movie soundtrack in which Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga both sang on for the hit film that is out in theaters now. The soundtrack has been number one on the Billboard for a couple of weeks now and I can see why.

I listened to the whole thing from start to finish and I LOVE absolutely LOVE every fucking song on it! You see, the soundtrack doesn’t just stick to one genre. It has something for everyone on it: rock n’ roll, country, pop, piano ballads, acoustic music, etc. I thought the songwriting was very impressive. I was also blown away by the vocals of Brad and Gaga… they both sung very good on it. I really think both of them should collaborate on a studio album sometime in the future and it would be really cool if they did. Would Bradley Cooper start his music career like a lot of movie stars are doing? Who knows. Anything is possible.

Get the album here, on Itunes or listen to it on Spotify:

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B07GRLPXPB?fbclid=IwAR2lEMt3ccIiKofdwwewQR70gG1B7Emnq2R6n2epK7TaUlgP99X-1yqg45E

Before you listen to the soundtrack, you should watch the film first, though.

You see, I rarely buy movie soundtracks. There are only very few good ones out there like “The Crow” in 1994 the Brandon Lee action movie, I think that’s one of the best movie soundtracks put together. Some other favorite soundtracks of mine are: “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “The Last of the Mohicans”… those are just musical score soundtracks, though.

Now you can add “A Star Is Born” to my favorite movie soundtracks list. I think I’m definitely going to be listening to this one a lot. My support for Lady Gaga has been on and off for a while. Not over politics but over music. My support for Gaga is back on again. She really is an amazing artist and she really is talented musically. She’s a real musician. She’s not like all the fakes out there. I’ve bought Gaga’s first three albums: “The Fame”, “The Fame Monster” and “Born This Way” but I stopped buying her records after that. I’m going to have to get her albums: “Art Pop” and “Joanne” pretty soon which I haven’t heard yet.

Lady Gaga is an amazing artist and now she’s moving on to acting it looks like. I was impressed with her acting in this movie too. Looks like she’s got some awards coming for this movie.

Kev

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Saw the movie “A Star Is Born” yesterday afternoon, best movie I’ve seen all year!!!

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Yesterday afternoon, I went to the Criterion Cinemas in downtown Saratoga Springs for the movies. I just saw “A Star Is Born”, a film that stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The film was also directed by Bradley Cooper as this film makes his directorial debut. Brad never directed a film before until now. I thought he did a great job with the directing of this film ’cause it was very well directed surprisingly. Not bad for an actor who directed his first movie and starred in it at the same time. How did Brad get so good at directing even though he didn’t have much directing experience? Well, I would think after years of acting in movies and TV shows, he knew how to direct films just by watching how other directors do it over the years. Brad did a good job at both acting and directing in this film. His role as Jackson Maine, a famous  fictional rock star was entertaining as hell… kind of reminded me of the Dude in “The Big Lebowski” a little bit.

Lady Gaga did a great job in her first major leading role too. I was impressed by her really and admittedly, I was kind of skeptical of her acting skills a little bit but she blew me away. Admittedly, I was losing interest in Lady Gaga lately but now I’m a huge fan again and now my respect for her is immense after this film. I definitely think she’s going to win an Oscar for Best Actress in this film for sure. At first, I was buying Lady Gaga’s music ’cause I bought “The Fame”, “Born This Way” and “The Fame Monster” albums. I haven’t gotten “Art Pop” and “Joanne” yet but I think I’m going to soon. I’m also going to get the soundtrack to this movie ’cause after this film, I can’t get some of these songs out of my head now.

This film was perfect overall. Well acted by the entire cast, well directed, well written and well filmed. No complaints at all. Sam Elliot played a great performance as he always kills it in everything he does. Andrew Dice Clay was cool too.

The music throughout the film was great, though. Yes, all the music in the movie was really sung by Brad Cooper and Lady Gaga. It was all live singing I’ve read. Brad Cooper was never a musician until this film. I’ve read that Lady Gaga made him a musician for this film. Brad is a great singer and if he ever released his own music album someday, I would totally get it, haha.

Anyway, I thought the movie was beautiful. I was floored when the movie got over with and never felt like that before. I’m definitely getting the bluray when it comes out. I do think this film is gonna help boost Lady Gaga’s acting career. She’s definitely going to get bigger roles after this one and I’m sure she’s already getting a lot of offers. After this film, I now love Lady Gaga more than ever. She really is a talented music artist no matter what you think of her.

This film was originally supposed to be directed by Clint Eastwood and star Beyonce but Clint couldn’t do it anymore since Beyonce got pregnant so WB’s got Brad Cooper and Lady Gaga to take over. Imagine if Clint and Beyonce did this film instead? The film would have been different and not as good.

For those of you who aren’t sure of this film, you should give this film a shot. This is one of the best fictional music films. So far, this is the best film of 2018.

Kev

 

Thoughts on Metallica and Gaga performing together, having technical issues with microphone… also, more thoughts on the Grammy’s show last night…

I think the goal with this collaboration is that James and Lady Gaga were to trade vocal lines back and forth in the first verses before the chorus… then they would sing the chorus together. However, though, James was having technical issues with the mic. He tried singing the first verses but he couldn’t hear anything coming out of it. So while James was having technical issues during the first verses, Gaga sung her lines of what she was supposed to sing anyways. During that performance, you can immediately tell that James was pissed as fuck. Out of frustration, he gave up on that mic and him and Gaga shared a mic together. Then when the sound guy finally fixed the mic, James went back to his mic and sung the second verses this time.

A lot of people online are unfairly blaming Metallica for this but the way I see it, this was not their fault at all. It’s just that the Grammy’s hired a crappy sound guy and they had amatuer-ish stage technicians. Don’t blame Metallica, blame the Grammy’s. It was totally their fault.

After this, I think Metallica will soon put out a statement and talk about what happened. Then Metallica and Gaga will perform this song again together at one of their concerts for their “Hardwired” US tour so they can have a better performance, I’m sure that will happen.

People are hating Metallica even more after that performance and I can’t understand why. Metallica continues to have a lot of haters but I always respected that band and always will. People’s hatred for them got worse after that performance.

Other than the technical issues, it proved that James Hetfield can really sing and he’s no lip syncer at all. Same with Gaga, she’s a real singer as well and I loved how she looks like she’s having a blast performing with them ’cause she seems like a real Metallica fan too. I think Lady Gaga is winning my respect back and I think I’ll go back to supporting her music again. Remember, don’t blame Metallica for this ’cause the Grammy’s had technical issues throughout the show. They were horrible.

Other than that, last night’s Grammy awards was surprisingly a pretty good show. They kept politics out of things for the most part except for Katy Perry who went political about Trump’s border wall and immigration predictably so screw Katy Perry. Also, The Grammy’s president Neil Portnow went on a political rant about how President Trump needs to protect the arts and I’m like “what?”.

I thought the best performances of the night were Beyonce and Bruno Mars’s Prince tribute. Both were pretty amazing, I thought. Yeah, I know I gave Beyonce a lot of shit over the years but she kept her political messages out of things for once and that was good enough to have a change of heart with her. She didn’t bash Trump at all which I was surprised about. She focused on the performance which was actually interesting. As far as Bruno Mars goes, I was never a fan of that guy but I’m starting to like him more and actually thinking about buying his music soon. I thought Chance the Rapper was pretty good too.

I’m glad they gave “Record of the Year” and “Album of the Year” to Adele ’cause “25” is a good album as I have that album in my CD collection. I have all of Adele’s albums. She’s my favorite artist too.

As far as James Corden goes, the Grammy’s host, I was surprised that he didn’t go political at all. Didn’t bash Trump or anything like that. He focused on making people laugh and telling jokes which is what he was supposed to do. James Corden did a good job and I enjoyed watching him.

It was surprisingly a pretty good “Grammy’s” night. Better than last year’s anyways and I think they’re improving.

Kev

Since Superbowl halftime performance, Lady Gaga music sales soar like crazy… will she keep politics out of music from now on?

Admittedly Lady Gaga did keep politics out of music at her Superbowl performance for the most part even though she managed to sneak a few things in, I’ll admit that she did do a good job keeping politics out of music. Will Gaga keep politics out of music from now on, now that her music sales are soaring like crazy?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2017/02/07/lady-gaga-post-superbowl-half-time-sales-streams-spike/97590804/

I think it’s a possibility she will. You see in music, when you want to have a fan base you can’t divide your fan base to liberal vs. conservative if you know what I mean. We can’t have music like that. You need to attract music fans of all types regardless of political views so in order for a music artist to attract a lot of fans (all types of fans), you must keep politics out of music.

Who knows though, sooner or later Gaga keeping politics out of music won’t last and she could get back into her liberal bullshit soon enough, don’t be surprised. If Gaga wants respect as an artist she should keep politics out of music. Hear that Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young??? Yeah, I’m talking to both of you guys.

I’m even thinking about doing the same. Should I quit talking politics and focus on music? Might be a good idea and I almost thought about doing that in the past. You can’t attract listeners if you’re going to keep up the political bullshit. I probably won’t give up politics for good but I’ll try to simmer it down some. Not sure. Too many local bands and artists around the Albany area are pretty horrible with their liberal politics and I wish all of them would knock it the fuck off. Music is no place for politics.

I stopped supporting many famous bands ’cause they won’t cut their left-wing political garbage: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Springsteen, Neil Young, etc. Bands and artists that I used to love and admire. Not anymore, though.

I guess Gaga did make the point that artists should shut up and sing. If she can continue to keep politics out of music for good then she might win my respect back. I think she possibly will keep politics out of music now that her music sales are going sky high. Other music artists should take note. If you want to attract more listeners and more fans then stop the political bullshit. I’m kind of thinking about doing the same.

Kev

 

Interesting how everybody’s loving Lady Gaga all of a sudden…

While Lady Gaga did avoid politics for most of her Halftime performance, she still managed to sneak in a few things here and there. Other than the “This Land is Your Land” song, she also did the “Born This Way” promoting LGBT rights and equality. That was all, for the most part she did avoid politics. Why? Did she finally accept that Trump is our president? No. I think she still hates him.

Keep in mind, y’all that the Grammy’s are gonna be on this Sunday night and I’m sure she’s slated to perform the Grammy’s this Sunday and she’ll probably present an award too. I’m sure Gaga will go back to her usual left-wing political bullshit. She had to avoid politics mostly at the Superbowl so she can avoid a backlash from Trump supporters probably. Everyone’s on the internet going… “Yay, Gaga’s trying to bring everyone together in a positive way”… no. She only had to do that for the Superbowl and like I said, she’ll go back to her usual bullshit after the Superbowl is over. She’ll go back to hating Trump again, watch her.

What did I think of her halftime performance musically? Everybody’s saying how she rocked it and killed it but honestly I didn’t find it anything special. She’s just a typical pop star like the rest of them and I think the only reason the NFL had her on was so that they can try to make people have more respect to pop music. Not happening with me ’cause I hate most mainstream pop music. I used to like Gaga but stopped liking her. The music industry is getting a lot worse.

How about some real talent next year? I would like Metallica or Ac/Dc to perform Superbowl halftime next year or even better the reunited Guns N’ Roses would be cool too. Nope, the NFL will get another pop star next year. Who’s it gonna be next year? Justin Bieber? Jay-Z? Wouldn’t be surprised.

Kev

In defense to Lady Gaga tributing Bowie at the Grammy’s…

I know everyone may not be pleased about Lady Gaga performing a tribute to Bowie at the Grammy’s. There’s always gonna be those haters ’cause you can’t please everyone right? Anyway, I can see why Lady Gaga was the right performer to tribute Bowie ’cause think about it, right? I’ve been following Gaga’s career for a pretty long time. Her music and her image is all Bowie-like. David Bowie was one of her biggest influences and you can tell. She’s a visual artist like him and she is a fashion artist like him. That’s why she always dresses so strangely and outrageously ’cause she’s like him, ya know? Bowie was a pretty important part of her life. Gaga is a like modern version of David Bowie. I can’t see anybody else tributing David Bowie other than her. She’s the only one that could do it. Some may not have been pleased with it but no matter what you think of it, Bowie himself would have been proud.

Kev

Did Lady Gaga bump into Leo Dicaprio on purpose? I’d say yes…

Ya know, the Consequence of Sound is way off on this post that Leo Dicaprio is reacting to Lady Gaga winning the award. They’re so wrong on that. Leo is reacting to Lady Gaga bumping into him. Leo didn’t seem to mind, though, as Leo seems to enjoy getting bumped by Gaga as you see Leo raising both of his eyebrows after. Did Gaga bump into Leo on purpose? Yes, for sure. I think she has the hots for him like most women. She knew he was sitting there and she wanted to grab his attention. If you look closely, you can see Gaga looking at him the whole time. These are the kind of things women do when they like a guy.

Admittedly, Gaga was looking gorgeous and very stunning at the Golden Globes. She wasn’t look like a total freak for once. I’m probably one of the very few who have never seen, “American Horror Story” and I’ll have to check it out to see what all the fuss is about.

Kev