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  1. True. And she did the “On Stage and On the Record” with MTV for American Life. Not to mention that AL was well represented on RIT. So much of Bedtime Stories has not been performed.
  2. Die Another Day, obviously. But if I pick a second option, it would be Garbage, “The World Is Not Enough” (which has a pretty awesome video, too, by the way.)
  3. peter

    Depeche Mode

    Amazing!! I’ll check Nightshade’s epic Genesis timeline threads... there’s bound to be something in there... Thanks, @Mensch!
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    Depeche Mode

    Oh, wow, that sounds awesome! If you ever hang with them again, you should try to casually inquire whether there was any truth to the rumor that Madonna had been writing with Martin Gore from Depeche Mode some years back. (I don’t even recall which album cycle that would have been for, honestly...)
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    WTF...now the demise of CDs?

    😢 The times keep on changing. I was thinking — in one of the other threads (ask/answer a question), people are talking about CD sections in stores, and whether they stock Madonna CDs. I have noticed, as the space in stores dedicated to CDs/DVDs decreases (to the point of disappearing), Madonna is often missing. I’ll check to see if she is there — sometimes they have a placeholder/name card for her, but many times there is nothing there. I think I occasionally have seen one lonely copy of the single-disc edition of Celebration or maybe a copy of the Immaculate Collection if you’re lucky. I was surprised that Target carried copies of RHT around Christmas! (Because I hadn’t been able to buy physical copies of the MDNA Tour in store.) RH was possible to find, but not all editions. Best Buy was the only place I found the super deluxe physically, so that is a shame they are eliminating CDs. A friend of mine who used to work for Apple was saying he didn’t see iTunes lasting much longer — how there was more money in the streaming model. I had read that in here (iTunes phasing out) but was hoping that was just conjecture. I’ll be sad to see iTunes go — it’s not great, but I don’t like the idea of not really “having” music in my collection/library. You wake up one day and an artist is mad at whoever, so they pull their catalogue from a platform and you have nothing to listen to from that artist anymore. Furthermore, Amazon is kind of alarming me ... I wanted to buy a copy of the 2-CD Celebration ... no new copies from Amazon. (Can buy used & new, which always seems sketchier to me.) And now they get picky about what they’ll ship to you. I wanted to buy a copy of To Wong Foo for a friend who’s never seen it. They made me order a certain amount in order to ship it! (I’d have been willing to pay the shipping if they’d have given me the option. But no, you have to spend more to make it worth their shipping costs. I imagine there will be more and more of that — and eventually, it will be harder and more expensive to get anything physically.)
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    Has 2018 Killed the Pop Star?

    This was a very good piece with a perspective on today’s pop landscape, well informed of how we arrived here. I think @Kurt420 posted this in the “Master”-gate edition of the Madonna Instagram thread. (I remember pointing out the irony that the article uses the term “mastery” to describe Madonna and MJ and their peer group...) It was a good read then, but it was worthy of its own thread, definitely.
  7. So sad to hear Koko is gone. What a beautiful, loving, sweet, and intelligent creature. Thanks for posting, @Jazzy Jan. As I was entering the thread, I started to think, “Isn’t Koko the one who met Robin Williams?” So charming how she fancied him! (But then who couldn’t fall for Robin? RIP, Robin, too.) 😥
  8. I still buy CDs, especially Madonna. But I don’t listen to the CDs very much. I have an iPod, and I either rip the CD to .mp3, or else, if I buy it from Amazon, sometimes I automatically receive a digital download. So I listen to music on my iPod mostly. I do not stream on any service. I will preview music by listening to album tracks on YouTube. I’ve got a very small vinyl collection — Madonna only. Most recent one I bought was RH, of course. The most recent CDs I bought that were not Madonna were Goldfrapp and U2. I still haven’t even listened to the U2 album. My computer (personal computer, not work computer) was still running Windows XP and dated back to 2004 finally gave up the ghost last month. That was the one I used for running my iTunes (to connect to the iPod), so I’m a little “frozen” right now. I’ll need to get that sorted before Madonna’s next album, which I’ll buy in multiple formats, as usual.
  9. Did he flip off the millions-strong audience for the World Cup?
  10. You might be more correct than me! Here’s what I found (and I think “walking on hills” may have been a language-barrier issue — it was probably supposed to be “heels” — and my memory conflated both) ... I don’t know the source — I just copied and pasted from some other forum. (The original source is probably one of those fan-operated news sites.) The image was not displaying on the forum where I found this. (By the way — I don’t belong to any other forums! I just found this in Google search results by looking for key words related to this.) But that would mean your recollection is correct — there were storyboard sketches. Oddly, I don’t remember seeing those. All I remembered was the erroneous word!! 😆 <quote> The plot was there, the storyboard was there but the video was never shot.Rumors about a video for the song "How High"('Confessions on a Dancefloor') were running around way before the "Confessions Tour" was on the road. Now it's time to put some truth to these stories.Madonna had 3 potential directors in mind for this project, among them previous tour videos director, Dago Gonzalez and Choreographer Jamie King ('Sorry'). Location was chosen and the sketches for the video were made. The concept, which was divided to 3 parts, presented Madonna getting ready for a show, walking on what seems to be a runway, surrounded by camera flashes.Here's a brief description of the video by its storyboard:The video starts with words like 'Fame, 'Fortune', 'Star' etc. running in glitter letters over a black screen. The next shot is Madonna walking on hills; in the frame you only see her legs walking and the camera follows them till it stops and shooting her from the back. In the next part, she sits down in front of a mirror with 4 hands attacking her for make up and hair, while she starts singing "It's funny�". She gets up from her chair, pushes their hands and starts walking in a corridor which leads her to the stage.Throughout the whole video you see cuttings from tabloids and press showing Paparazzi images, gossip headlines and some tragic events like Princess Diana's car accident.Due to probably lack of time, this idea was in the end changed and they re-edited the 'Sorry' video for the remix, which made it to the show.We sure hope she uses this idea in the future!Article published by Pan on 2007-03-22 </quote>
  11. That was the original plan, supposedly, but then she ran out of time and wasn’t able to film it, apparently. (Someone once described the concept of Madonna climbing in heels...? Maybe. If I’m recalling correctly.) Maybe you already knew that, though? Jusy mentioning it in case someone else reading hadn’t ever read that rumor.
  12. peter

    New Album Means New Tour

    No lies detected! Every time, it has been confection perfection!
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    Troye Sivan

    tend to agree, tbh. the make-up is especially odd in a couple set-ups. Haha! Well, thanks for making me feel like my intepretation is valid, even when I’m clearly wrong. In some ways, it illustrates Madonna’s quote from around 2000 ... how she is sometimes reluctant to share the specific inspiration for a song. I think her example was that, if she rights a beautiful love song because of a fly, she doesn’t want people to be thinking of the fly when they hear the song. (I think this was the same interview where she shared that the germ for the chorus of “Music” came from a Sting concert — and the way the vibe of the audience changed when he started playing old classics...) But I digress.
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    Troye Sivan

    I enjoy “Bloom,” but I see it more as a metaphor for becoming more and more one’s own self in a nurturing relationship... “opening up” in an emotional sense? Sharing intimate parts of your inner life with someone to whom you feel close and with whom you feel safe. I also appreciated the “Vogue” visual references in the new video. Glad Madonna gives him such confidence!