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Monday, February 6, 2012

Obligatory Lana Del Rey Post

Posted by on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM

I don't really have an that much of an opinion on Lana del Rey, other than that the below video is pretty funny, and that this NYTimes piece, which is more about the arc of stardom in the internet age than it is about Lana Del Rey, is a good read:

It's already difficult to remember Lana Del Rey, but let’s try. She was a meme of 2011, a singer who emerged seemingly fully formed from the ether who was in short order revealed to be, get this, a singer who was not always fully formed. That moll with the dangerous tastes in men and pastimes and the puffed-out lips and hair? That songwriter who used words like “velvet” and “exotic” in the tiki-lounge way of overemphasizing noir culture? Yep, it was a pose, cut from existing, densely patterned cloth. Just like all the other poses. And all the other cloths.

Read the whole thing here.

 

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cosby 1
Hey, it's Kristen Wiig doing an imitation, except it's the only stock imitation she does for everyone. It's a one-dimensional actress "playing" a one-dimensional singer, I might as well be watching a still photo of Jennifer Aniston.
Posted by cosby http://www.myspace.com/cosbyshownights on February 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM · Report this
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more interesting is Liz Phair's defense of Del Ray, which isn't convincing, but is worth a read nonetheless.
Posted by gi on February 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this
Dean Fawkes 3
Kristen Wiig deserves nothing but praise, all the time.

Just ignore 'Saturday Night Live'.
Posted by Dean Fawkes http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Author?oid=479789&section=Blogs on February 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM · Report this

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