Contrary to what your eyes tell you, I miss this place. Let’s start it back up with some music.

Sure, every know knows that Lady Gaga completely ripped off (b/c that’s *well* beyond a “tribute”) Madonna’s Express Yourself. But DJ Tripp makes it all okay:

Lady Gaga vs. Madonna – Express This Way (DJ Tripp) by Mixes and Mashups #20

In something of a parallel act, Crystal Castles recently turned the clock back a few more years into 80s new wave territory, and brought us this superb bit of work. And yes, that is Robert Smith:

Bonus, of a sort: that was actually a cover of a Platinum Blonde song: