Brooklyn Nights was written on September 18, 2010, when Lady Gaga was in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Monster Ball. She talked about having written a new song and references it as "Charlotte" Nights. Before she played You and I at the show, she said "I did write another song today while I was here in North Carolina," which she called "an impressive and interesting place" because of an "adult shop" she visited where "the pornography was staggering... Congratulations on your tripple-X stores!" So she "got really inspired" to write "a great song here."
Since the BTW album was already recorded by that time, the new song could not have been on that album. During You and I, she sings "I wrote a hit song here today... There's something about Charlotte Nights" from which I thought the song was called "Charlotte Nights" rather than Brooklyn Nights when I posted pictures. Maybe.
P.S. Near the end of the performance of Papaparazzi at the Charlotte show, Gaga also sings part of the Born This Way song, which was not yet released at that time. "You're beatiful in your way..."
Of course, you are curious about this guy Winky. Who is he, you wonder. Well, here is all about Winky and the theatre stage of the Monster Ball. The stage's boxed perspective was designed by Es Devlin and built by Tait Towers, of which James "Winky" Fairorth is president. Click the picture to read about Winky's box!
You haven't heard anything until you've heard the ARTPOP Mashups by the amazing Johnno Solo! Awesome stuff which you must check out to believe. A soundcloud audio sample is included. Happy 21st birthday, Johnno!
Holy smokes! The GagaFrontRow collection acquired one cool stage pass from former Lady Gaga guitarist Nico Constantine from the show at V Festival in August 2009, with free pick too! As y'all know, Nico played with Lady Gaga on her first headlining world tour in 2009 and was her musical director for the band that also featured Tommy Kafafian, Andreas Brobjer, and Brian London. Nico also played the guitar parts on Gaga's planned album with Deff Jam, some of the old tunes with Rob Fusari. The V Festival was the final stop on the European leg of Gaga's 2009 world tour. Nico has since been busy producing, most recently for Brooklynn.
January 31, 2014. The university course about Beyonce at Rutgers is all of a sudden getting some media attention, even though that course has been around for 2 years and
was put together by a student after Mathieu Deflem's course on Lady Gaga course had hit the media. The course "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame", taught at the University of South Carolina since 2011, has been globally discussed since the Fall of 2010. So why do the media need to discuss these pop culture courses every so many years, and why do they forget so quickly they already did so before? Or is this odd media behavior also a result of the current popularity of Beyonce v. Lady Gaga among the general public...? Or perhaps it is even indicative of the media's perception of Gaga herself...?