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Lady Gaga, Wow!
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Lady Gaga, Wow!
I'm 61 years old, an American veteran and not particularly patriotic. But Lady Gaga's rendition of our national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration just blew me away. I first heard it at work, listening to it on headphones on National Public Radio. I watched it on Youtube when I got home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HezPdHTwdGA

Wow. Was that stirring or what? I had no idea she had such talent. Combined with Joe Biden's decency as a human being, that was enough to make a cynical old guy disillusioned with his own country shed tears of hope.
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(January 21, 2021 at 12:27 am)AFTT47 Wrote: I'm 61 years old, an American veteran and not particularly patriotic. But Lady Gaga's rendition of our national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration just blew me away. I first heard it at work, listening to it on headphones on National Public Radio. I watched it on Youtube when I got home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HezPdHTwdGA

Wow. Was that stirring or what? I had no idea she had such talent. Combined with Joe Biden's decency as a human being, that was enough to make a cynical old guy disillusioned with his own country shed tears of hope.

Fun fact, she got her name from a Queen song 



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RE: Lady Gaga, Wow!
Better than Rosanne Barr's?


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Hilarious
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(January 21, 2021 at 12:42 am)onlinebiker Wrote: Better than Rosanne Barr's?


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Hilarious

Fuck you. 

Whitney Houston was the mark, and I don't see anyone else doing better, but Ga Ga, was a very close second. 

Barr doesn't come into play in this.
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It's an interesting collaboration of military time with traditional and nontraditional colors around the sonic foundation.  The first phrase lags through off beats then closes beautifully.  With too many singers treating the anthem as a chance to show off and underwhelm with too many runs and falsetto, it's refreshing to hear a few great notes that soar with and accent the band.
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(January 21, 2021 at 3:39 am)Ranjr Wrote: It's an interesting collaboration of military time with traditional and nontraditional colors around the sonic foundation.  The first phrase lags through off beats then closes beautifully.  With too many singers treating the anthem as a chance to show off and underwhelm with too many runs and falsetto, it's refreshing to hear a few great notes that soar with and accent the band.
It was nice that she showed restraint and didn't make a huge spectacle out of it.
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(January 21, 2021 at 12:45 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(January 21, 2021 at 12:42 am)onlinebiker Wrote: Better than Rosanne Barr's?


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Hilarious

Fuck you. 

Whitney Houston was the mark, and I don't see anyone else doing better, but Ga Ga, was a very close second. 

Barr doesn't come into play in this.
Humorless git - ain'tcha?
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RE: Lady Gaga, Wow!
(January 21, 2021 at 12:27 am)AFTT47 Wrote: I'm 61 years old, an American veteran and not particularly patriotic. But Lady Gaga's rendition of our national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration just blew me away. I first heard it at work, listening to it on headphones on National Public Radio. I watched it on Youtube when I got home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HezPdHTwdGA

Wow. Was that stirring or what? I had no idea she had such talent. Combined with Joe Biden's decency as a human being, that was enough to make a cynical old guy disillusioned with his own country shed tears of hope.

Love Lady Gaga.  At first I thought she was just a pop singer who was trying to find her spot with quirky costumes and videos.  Behind the glitz and glitter is a talented singer.  She was a good choice.  

Like Whitney Houston's amazing performance, I prefer the anthem to be sung pretty basically without a bunch of vocal gymnastics.  A singer with a solid voice doesn't need all that anyway.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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National anthems are stupid. But, if you gotta have them, it's a good thing to get someone talented to sing them. Lady Gaga was a good choice.

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Ah, Gaga... Didn't the poet, Amanda Gorman, steal the show?

https://youtu.be/cNFAICB8vxw

Do you think they'll ever invite Brian37 to read one of his poems on the inauguration?
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