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  4. Marco

    New Album Means New Tour

    I can't wait for M to tour again.
  5. jamesshot

    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    I caught the end of a CNN segment (at 2:47pm CST) about a GOP candidate saying Madonna was a narcissistic skank with crooked teeth who was in the illuminati. He also said Beyonce and Taylor Swift were in the illuminati. Maybe Crooked Teeth Narcissistic Illuminati Skank should be her new album title!? https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/politics/kfile-illinois-republican-nominee-illuminati/index.html
  6. Marco

    The Virgin Tour, 33 years ago today!

    This tour features my favorite rendition of Holiday.
  7. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    The reason is that the protection of personal data falls within the scope of the competence of the European Union. The protection of natural persons in relation to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right. Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provide that everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her. Thus the EU is obliged to act and adopt legislation on the matter. Rapid technological developments and globalisation are cited as reasons for the adoption of the Regulation.
  8. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    I don't think so. The preparation of a regulation takes a lot of time. Such regulations are written by the European Commission then submitted to the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament for adoption. Both bodies must adopt it and if one fails to do so, there are complicated negotiations between the Parliament and the Council to reach an agreement. Apart from that, to even be considered in the Council of Ministers, more than half of the EU states with the majority of the EU population must be on board. So I am sure the process has started at least 5 years ago. The regulation was actually published in Official Journal 2 years ago but came into force today. There are articles on profiling though, which is practically what FB is doing.
  9. V.K

    Ssion <3

    He's the best and his flesh album is my favorite of him to date. Comeback alone (song + video) > careers.a unique and cultivated pop visionary. Here's someone I'd love to see M work with, even if it's just for visuals
  10. material_boy

    New Album Means New Tour

    I would literally faint if she got the Girlie Show band back together. Or scream. Or scream then faint. Can you just imagine these guys jamming out to her 94-2018 works? Or letting them have a go at the classics she skipped in '93? God, I'm creaming myself just at the thought. The interludes used to be brilliant. Integrating video into the live show while having it connect to the surrounding set pieces and the larger themes of the show at large turned the DWT into a multimedia experience. It was revolutionary in its time. Now, everyone uses video and M has divorced these videos from the larger show. Look at "Paradise." It serves as a bridge from the "Drowned World" reprise she sang at the end of "Ray of Light" to the opening of "Frozen." It introduces the aesthetic. The live performance from the dancers alongside the video is simply stunning. The anime "WIFLFAG (remix)" is a coda to the whole thing, playing off the dark and violent overtones of both the geisha section and the whole show. Look at "Hollywood" -- a song about rejecting commercialism comes right right after "Material Girl" in the most overtly anti-commercial era of her career. It quickly introduces the circus/cabaret, spotlighting the dancers and their unique strengths with different costumes, styles, and music. "Bedtime Story" is a symbol of the afterlife after she was executed in "Lament." In the first Confessions interlude, the dancers literally make their own confessions to the audience. These things connected to the surrounding sets and larger themes of the show. We called them "interludes" but they were really interludes -- they were parts of the show itself. But these things start breaking down by S&S. "DAD" 2008 was a boxing-themed remix stuffed between pimp "Vogue" and throwback "ITG." "Rain" 2008 was a royalties handout to the Eurythmics (maybe her friend Annie was tight on cash and too proud to ask for a loan). It seemed shoe-horned in just so she could used rain in the intro to "DWRY" ... which is the start of the Latin/Gypsy section? And things keep getting worse right up till we get to "Messiah" and "SEX," the latter of which was just some humping on beds while "Erotica" played in the background and serves as our lead-in to ... the "revolution of love" monologue and matador-themed "LFL?" The concept of a "revolution of love" was a cornerstone of M's work for years -- you can see the seeds of it going all the way back to #secretproject in 2013. And here we are in RHT -- the culmination of this revolution in her artwork -- and we get Disney Channel "Erotica" as the lead in? I've looked at this over and over and over again and I just don't see any message or point being made here. It just seems completely phoned in. These are literally interludes -- the show is effectively stopping for 3-5 minutes so she can take a pee and change her clothes. They have no purpose in the show other than that. "Illuminati" was good from a performance standpoint, I'll give you that. But it still fails to tie back into its surrounding performances or the show's themes at large. And, really, one good performance in 10 years isn't enough to justify their continued existence. Get rid of the interludes and try something different. Trying new things is part of what makes Madonna Madonna.
  11. Barbie

    The Virgin Tour, 33 years ago today!

    I wasn't even alive! To those of you who got to experience this live.....consider yourselves very lucky! A fabulous tour!
  12. Dr Lecter

    New Album Means New Tour

    I demand OMAR returns . We want some KICK baby. the only way way she will be on time is if she does an o2 arena residency for the whole thing
  13. cocolattee

    The Virgin Tour, 33 years ago today!

    The thing I love the most about both the Virgin Tour and the Who's that girl tour is her energy on the stage it's unbelievable!!!! I love it
  14. karbatal

    Privacy Policy Changed

    Europe has always been a lighthouse on citizens rights. Let's hope that the rest of the world follows
  15. karbatal

    Privacy Policy Changed

    They've been working on it for several years. Data was already protected for decades but new platforms and social media meant that a new legislation was necessary. This time it is not an EU directive (that any EU country can adapt) but a regulation (it has to be transferred into national law LITERALLY). If a firm violates this regulation in the EU penalties are up to 20 million!
  16. GOD

    New Album Means New Tour

    Yes. for the sheer pleasure of it all.
  17. GOD

    Privacy Policy Changed

    thanks for that. is this because of the facebook thing? there has to be a reason behind all this
  18. elijah

    Privacy Policy Changed

    A regulation (could be regarded as European law since its directly applicable throughout EU) becomes effective today. It aims to regulate all the activity of all firms/public bodies connected with personal data. All economic operators/non economic bodies in the EU (or doing businesses in EU) have to have a person dealing only with personal data who is in touch with the national body for defence of personal data (each EU state must have one). He/she is responsible that the data is operated with in accordance with the Regulation. The Regulation clearly lists the grounds when personal data can be operated with (when its enshrined in EU law, for the aims of contracts etc.). One of the grounds is when the subject of the data has agreed, but that agreement has to be explicit (thats why most ppl get the e-mails), it shouldn't be done under pressure, he/she should know what his/her personal data is complied for etc. Regulation forbids certain sensitive personal data to be operated with (including compiled) like health data, sexual orientation data, sex life data with very hard exceptions... The firms/ public bodies must register all the personal data that they have dealt with and encrypt it and after a certain amount of time: to destroy it. Infringements of the regulation could lead to fines as big as 2 percent of the capital of the firm/body.
  19. dcbyebyebaby

    Madonna's LIVE VOCALS on all tours

    I always assumed she played the guitar live because I remember reading that she didn't include Dress You Up on the RIT because it was too difficult. I think it was DYU.
  20. To this day, I don't think she loves touring. I think she loves being onstage, she loves performing, she loves the attention, she (admittedly) loves creating the shows... but she doesn't love actually having to move around for months at an end to do it, she gets bored having to sing the same songs and dance the same choreography, as I imagine most people would and most artists do. When you're in show 43 out of 85, you're not gonna feel the same excitement over repeating the same thing, day in and day out, as if it's Groundhog Day. Just re-watch the S&S making of extra of her groaning at having to perform Into the Groove again - and that was back in rehearsals! However What I have always respected about Madonna is her professionalism. She might be bored. She might be burnt out. She might be exhausted and praying for the tour to just end already. But she never shows it onstage. She works her ass off in every single show, even when she's sick, even when her personal life is in shambles or has recently taken a hit. Even with all the people hating on her, boycotting her and saying she's going to hell, she's a slut, she's a has-been or whatever - all the shit she's had to deal with since 1982. She gets onstage and she puts on a FUCKING SHOW. Every time. So honestly, hats off to her. She might get extra shady/bitchy during her audience interaction from time to time, but she never fails to give it her all and more when it comes to the performance.
  21. Magician

    Kanye West

    https://people.com/music/pusha-t-kanye-west-bought-photo-whitney-houston-bathroom/ Kanye West Spent $85,000 on Photo of Whitney Houston’s Drug-Covered Bathroom for Pusha T's Album ALEXIA FERNANDEZ May 24, 2018 08:22 PM Kanye West is once again courting controversy. On Tuesday, the “Power” rapper, 40, revealed the new cover art for Pusha T’s upcoming album DAYTONA – which West produced. The new release’s cover features a contentious photograph of Whitney Houston‘s bathroom taken secretly by a family member in 2006 as the late singer struggled with drug addiction. And, Pusha T has revealed the image cost West a lot of money. The rapper told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday that the album art “definitely does match the energy of my album.” “I feel like the cover represents an organized chaos. The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it’s all in place,” he continued. “Looks at that cover, I’m sure whoever frequents that bathroom or area knew whatever they wanted to find and knew where it was. Pusha T, 41, appeared on The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday to promote his album, which comes out Friday and revealed West had called him with last minute changes to the album cover’s artwork. “He changed my artwork last night at 1 a.m. He wasn’t feeling it,” the rapper told radio host Angie Martinez. “[Originally], the artwork — it was pictures that we all agreed on.” “He picked the photographer, I took these pictures, I was like, ‘Yo, these are fresh.’ I picked all of these pictures out, he had a little edit to it, how he wanted the actual grading of the picture to look. Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it’s good.” Despite their agreement on the artwork, Pusha T said that all changed when West called him in the early morning hours. “One a.m., my phone rings. No caller ID. [He says,] ‘Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork. And I like this other artwork. And this other artwork is 85 grand,'” he recalled. “I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that and I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked, it’s here, it’s ready,'” he continued, adding West told him, “‘No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. Imma pay for that.’ I say, ‘You my man! You my man!'” The “Mercy” rapper said that while the change began as a surprise to him, he quickly took to West’s idea. “I love it, I actually do love it. [But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it,” he said, laughing. In 2006, the National Enquirer featured the photo showing Houston’s bathroom filled with drug-covered spoons and drug paraphernalia on its cover.
  22. Magician

    Kanye West

    Oh FOR FUCK’S SAKES! 👎
  23. As an addendum, I SO prefer this look and hairstyle than the one we got for the official recording. Her make-up looks like it was done differently too.
  24. Vinny

    New Album Means New Tour

    I know this (as most things discussed here, really) is a matter of personal taste, but I like the video interludes. I agree the ones on the RHT were lazy (someday I'll write a long post about that tour that nobody asked for and nobody cares about), and Rain wasn't my favorite, but I loved the choreography in both Best Friend and Messiah, even though I 100% wish she had performed that live. I don't think she'll get rid of the video interludes and I think she's given us some beautiful (Paradise, Nobody Knows Me, Justify My Love) and fun ones (Die Another Day, Illuminati's dancer choreography and I love all the greatest hits medley ones, screw you all) and I personally don't want her to. However, I do want and hope she'll put more effort into them again because most of what she did for RHT left me extremely disappointed.
  25. Thank you! I always thought Candy Perfume Girl and I Love New York (CT) were the best rock remixes she's done, both sounding amazing, especially guitar-wise. I never knew if she was actually playing or just pretending to play because I know it took her some time to learn and both those songs sound GREAT. It's nixe to know she indeed can rock out. Kinda wonder why Ray of Light and Hung Up (S&S) don't sound as good/rock as hard, and I actually like the Ray of Light arrangement, but it sounds... weak compared to the ones I mentioned above.
  26. Accidentally unplugs her guitar and you don't hear her play again until it's plugged again 1:19
  27. material_boy

    New Album Means New Tour

    I bet some intern was told to block of May 24, 2019 in the schedule for M and accidentally put it down for this year, triggering some kind of automatic alert. Poor thing probably lost his job 🤣
  28. material_boy

    New Album Means New Tour

    I just want three things from the new tour: 90s hits -- I've been fucking waiting for "I'll Remember" and "TUTBMP" since 2001. "TAB" and "You'll See" need real, fully planned out performances -- not just random sub-ins when she's bored with the setlist. And it's waaay past time for "Secret" and "Rain" and "Fever" to make it back in to a setlist. She has so many hits from this decade that are completely ignored. It's fucking criminal. No interludes -- They've gotten lazy and translate horribly to home video. "Best Friend?" "Messiah?" "Sex?" "Here Comes the (Rain) Again?" "RADIO DIAL MEDLEY?" What garbage. I'd honestly prefer she just hire a competent band and let them jam out on an instrumental for a few minutes, the way they used to. The extended instrumental outro on "PDP" in BAT or the "Singin' in the Rain" instrumental on TGS are way more interesting both musically and visually. New band and music director -- Seriously, the karaoke band has got to go. They're terrible. They're the worst she's ever worked with and they're holding her back. Everything else I don't care about. I'll take a new mix of "Candy Shop." I'll take a scaled back tour schedule. I'll take big venues or small ones. Just give me these.
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