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    Music CONSUMPTION topic 2018 version!

    I download music and burn in to a blank CD for my car, and at home I listen to downloaded music and youtube
  2. LOVE it, it's the ultimate live version of Music! also love the Kraftwerk sample in the intro, it worked great with Music
  3. there is ALWAYS an ethnic segment, usually something latin... and one "budoir" segment where M seduces the female dancers, it's a given... and one gym/disco segment, usually in the end.... The last 6 tours follow a very similar pattern
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    Is Girlie Show her best ever?

    one of my favorite tours ever, and I was so impressed with the whole live band and M's amazing strong vocals, so musically it is her strongest tour for me
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    Is MDNA tour her best ever?

    No... I don't think a tour can be her best without the actual musical aspect of it being great... Sure, the stage is amazing, but there are barely any live instruments, too many backing tracks, etc... Wish it was more like The Girlie Show, with actual live musicians, it would give the music so much more depth.
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    Madonna's LIVE VOCALS on all tours

    she is playing live, but basically just repeating a few simple chords, and Monte is playing the real riffs in the background
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    Madonna's LIVE VOCALS on all tours

    Could be, and I think that Donna was big help, because their voices blended perfectly.
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    Madonna's LIVE VOCALS on all tours

    Is there a realistic unbiased (scientific?) explanation on why M's live vocals have deteriorated so much in the last 10 years or so? I mean, compare The Girlie Show to Sticky and Sweet, it's like two different people.
  9. Well, to be honest, he is credited for about 20% of the song.... and it wasn't THAT huge either, it came and went... he did just FINE, it's not like he wrote something as huge as , I dunno, Despacito all by himself.
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    Looking for arena pics of WTG and Girlie Show

    slightly offtopic, as it's The Girlie Show, but nevertheless interesting
  11. sure, but this new trend of starting with album tracks started much later, in the 80's and 90's it was always a huge hit opening a show, personally I prefer it that way.
  12. Sure, the performance had that spoken intro, but I think that starting with an less known album song is not a great idea for any artist, it just makes casual fans feel like they are out of place at the concert. And most of the people at any concert don't really know every song from the album, so a hit is a much better choice to get the party started.
  13. love the name of the tour!
  14. the parents should be sued and pay for the tickets
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    Drowned World Tour appreciation thread!

    yeah, it looks like a simplified version of a spaceship.... it has a spaceship vibe, more than actually looking like a spaceship... and the early 2000s were very space-themed, cyber etc, DWT is great example of that.
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    Drowned World Tour appreciation thread!

    Regarding Madonna, your relationship with her got off to an inauspicious start with her firing you before you went on to design four very successful shows for her. Can you tell us about that? “In 1985, as Madonna was in the early stages of planning her very first tour (the Virgin tour), Howard Rose (Madonna’s agent) and Freddie DeMann (her manager) saw my work on Kim Carnes’ Mistaken Identity tour and brought me in to meet Madonna. After a short meeting, I was hired. I gave her some scenic ideas I thought she might like. She asked me to bring some drawings in to view. I had them assembled and took them to her recording session.” “Remember — this was 1985…rendering wasn’t like it is today. Not being a very good artist myself, I had a rendering artist create the drawings for me to show to Madonna. These illustrated the scenic ideas I had described to her at the meeting. I then went to the recording studio where Madonna was working, and I showed her the drawings. She asked: ‘Okay…but where am I in this scene?’ I responded by pointing to several areas on the drawing. She replied: ‘Yes, but I NEED to see ME in this drawing!’ I reminded her that I’m not the artist. However, she pressed on. So, I took out a pencil and drew a rather basic stick figure that would roughly represent her position and scale in relation to the drawing.” “Of course, she wasn’t at all happy with that and sent me to her manager’s office. Upon arrival at the office, I was informed that I had been fired! So, I had become the first person ever hired for a Madonna tour and shortly thereafter, the first person ever FIRED from a Madonna tour!!! Fortunately I was hired back a year later for her second tour (Who’s That Girl) and continued to work with her on the Blond Ambition, Girlie Show, and Drowned World tours.”
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    Drake

    i just hope he stays away from M's music.... She has to realize that these cool rappers won't make HER songs chart
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    Justin Timberlake thread

    sure, but that doesn't mean he has a career... most singers appear in movies and have no career to speak of
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    Quincy Jones doesnt hold back

    it's a great read! at his age, he doesn't have to keep quiet about anything, and he surely has a lot of knowledge about the industry
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    Justin Timberlake thread

    Well, now we can finally drop the theory about white males getting a pass for everything they do
  21. I didn't mind a few special effects on the Confessins DVD, or even as early as DWT. It started going a bit overboard with MDNA, and with Rebel Heart I think the effects were supposed to make up for the simpler stage effects. Overall, I feel that the effects are always kind of similar, as different as the tours are, so it doesn't really make much sense to attribute it to some higher artistic purpose.
  22. I don't disagree with it... sharing somebody else's video depicting a kid involved in sexual acts is child pornography, the fact that it was their schoolmate or whatever is irrelevant
  23. I remember 20 years ago when I was a kid, so many of my friends/colleagues had no idea about so many artists.... this isn't anything new.
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    Grace Jones thread

    and the video is amazing, ROL before ROL
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    Troye Sivan

    never heard of this guy before, the My My M song is great... but he looks like twinks on grinder who send terrible ass pics and think they are all that
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