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  1. Yeah and how exactly did Madonna make a fool of herself onstage during S&S? I mean really :lmao: can we say thirsty for attention

    I'm not talking energy or anything here and I love some of the S&S performances (LAP, Vogue, Into the Groove) - even though I hate the tour - but the way she behaved. Gone was the more sophisticated woman we saw during the previous 3 tours and in her place was this 'have you ever had a best friend who fucked your boyfriend' wanna-be girl. I don't know, it felt like a huge change in persona from Confessions to S&S. And yes it's only logical tat she was different given her divorce from Guy, but don't deny this wasn't the beginning of the 'I wanna be 25 again Madonna'.

  2. Let me start by saying that this topic is NOT meant to bash Madonna.


    But listening to the album and especially songs such as BIM, Holy Water, Inside Out and S.E.X. (my all-time fave guilty pleasure!!!) I can't help but wonder how Madonna would have felt about this album and these songs if she could have had a glimpse of the future let's say during 1990-2004.


    Back then she was so proud of what she was doing, getting more serious as an artist and it paid off with huge sales for her ROL and Music albums. My guess is that American Life's flop ruined everything. She wanted to get back on top as soon as possible. I can't help but wonder how it would've turned out if AL had actually done good. One thing i know for sure, RIT wouldn't have been the Greatest Hits tour it was. Now she needed to remind the world of her back catalogue and then decided to return to pop with the disco oriented Confessions album. Thank God, because I love COADF. Hard Candy is where it really went wrong. From the extremely tacky cover to the average songs and weaker voice... Did she felt inspired by Britney? On songs such as Incredible, Dance 2night and Heartbeat she really sounds like Brit now and then. And then that crappy tour... S&S was the first time I felt Madonna made a complete fool of herself on stage. That whole 'a girlfriend that wanna fuck your boyfriend' crap... Madonna... hello... you're 50, not 15, but you damn sure sounded like a 15 year old when you asked the crowed that silly question.


    I could go on and on, but I'll try to keep it short. After Confessions the woman who wasn't that much into collaborations and duets all of a sudden seemed addicted to them. The trend setter became a trend follower. Everything to appeal to a younger crowd who wants nothing to do with her, and in doing so, she's ignoring and alienating people that did grow up with her. This is her failure. Had these collabs at least paid off I wouldn't have mind that much, but they don't! Maybe Justin did okay, but the others... Let's be honest folks, what is BIM doing for her career? NOTHING!!! It's not a hit by any means.


    I can't help but wonder why she keeps doing these kind of things. Yes, she should do whatever she wants. But do you guys really believe she is enjoying herself? The younger generation is only making jokes about her and will continue to do so. Why isn't she sticking to what she gained, a very loyal fanbase? Imagine how pathetic it would be if all of a sudden Bruce Springsteen would collaborate with Justin Bieber, releasing something like 'fuck you, I'm the Boss' or George Michael ft. Adam Lambert 'suck me, I'm gay'. Yes it would be hilarious, but they would be making fools of themselves. And I as a Madonna fan for almost 10 years hate to see her make a fool of herself. Yes, she achieved a lot, more than most of us ever will, but that does not mean she isn't making a fool of herself. We may enjoy these song but I think deep down inside most of us feel that she is making a fool of herself and hate it. She's our idol and we want her to shine, at least I do. But sorry... Hard Candy, Sticky and Sweet? MDNA? Rebel Heart? No matter how many times her last tours will (and continue to) be the best selling of all-time, she isn't really shining anymore. And no matter how many people claim Ray of Light is a boring album, GOD was she shining back then. She was on top and everyone wanted to follow her, but now... And this has nothing to do with me wanting a ROL pt. 2, since I don't want her to repeat herself. But that is exactly what she's doing for the last couple of years, repeating herself with desperate attempts to appeal to the younger generation.


    Again, this is not meant to bash Madonna, just sharing how I feel. I still really like most of the RH album, but let's keep it and say it as it is.

  3. TLOL, Spanish Eyes and Bad Girl should've really been included.

    I've listened to this comp quite a few times recently, it's an amazing album, I'll Remember, I Want You, TUTBMP... Beautiful.

    If she was to do a second ballad compilation what do you think it'd include? I find her ballads became less "ballad-esque" from ROL onwards, except RH ballads, they are classic Madonna ballads (Ghost Town, Heartbreak City, Joan of Arc).

    Like, are Frozen and WIFLFAG considered ballads??

    Paradise

    NothingFails

    Gone

    Frozen

    Bad Girl

    In This Life

    Promise To Try

    X-Static Process

    Forbidden Love (Confessions)

    Masterpiece

    Falling Free

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You

    Bad Girl

    Spanish Eyes

    The Power of Good-Bye

    Ghosttown

  4. I don't get why she doesn't do SA? is it because she doesn't wanna do stadiums? There are plenty of medium sizes arenas she could do; HSBC arena, Movistar Arena, Orfeo Superdomo, Mexico City Arena, Palacio de Los Deportes, Monterrey Arena, VFG Arena.

  5. I don't know if this has been posted before but it's worth a look.

    http://www.madonnarama.com/posts-en/2015/06/25/madonnas-rebel-heart-tour-setlist/

    Do you think this means something? Do you think she will actually do one of these songs or is just trolling us? IDK You but I would so much rather hear oldies she hasn't performed in over a decade or more (D&D, True Blue) and oldies she has never done live (Love Don't Live Here Anymore) than the same oldies she's been doing for the past 3 tours (Like a Prayer, Vogue, Human Nature)

  6. Normally used as the video interlude that gives way to the show's final segment; in MDNA it was Nobody Knows Me with gay teen suicides being the main topic. Beat Goes On/Get Stupid on S&S tackled political corruption and the Sorry remix on Confessions was about world poverty. What song do you think will get this treatment on RHT, and what issues will it tackle?? Would love to hear your thoughts :)

  7. Am I the only one who prefers the Blond Ambition curls over the ponytail??? I also liked the MDNA Bouffant style used for the opening segment. I also think she looked particularly stunning with short hair (TGS)

  8. http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/a-letter-to-my-real-mum-madonna/story-fnet0he2-1227353541329

    TO MY real Mother,

    Even though weve never met, your influence has permeated and directed my every move since I became aware that you were, in fact, my mum. When I saw you standing naked except for a pair of sky high stilettos and a cigarette dangling between your crimson lips on your Girlie show tour poster the day I realised who you truly were, I knew that from afar you would ensure my path in life by setting a sterling example in your own.Today I wish to thank you, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, for helping me to become the woman I am today.

    Darling Mother while there is no biological proof of our connection, in my heart I know that in 1978 you made a secret trip to Australia where you met and fell in love with a small, wiry, Italian guitarist named Vincenzo. You had a wild one night stand in a seedy motel room and then 9 months later gave birth to me in a public toilet.

    Not knowing what to do, and with no-one to turn to you left me wrapped in a studded, fringed leather jacket on Dads doorstep. You then ran away to New York to pursue your dreams, never to be heard from again.

    Dad and I have never actually spoken about this however I can tell by looking into his eyes that thats EXACTLY what happened. In 1980 you joined a punk rock band called Emmy, which is what my family call me. In my mind that is proof enough.

    Mother Madonna you were the first outspoken, short haired, muscular Italian woman that I had ever encountered. You were just like me, only you touched your vagina in public way more than I did. You were fierce, unapologetic and didnt give a f*** about what other people thought of you.

    When I was 10 years old you released Like a Prayer and that song changed everything. It also resulted in me setting fire to the lounge room when I attempted to recreate your burning crucifix scene from the video clip, my other Mother was extremely upset with me but I knew that you wouldve approved of the green shag pile carpet being sacrificed for art.

    As an 11 year old you were the reason I bonded with the AIDS patients at the infectious disease hospital my other Mother worked at. I would hang out with them in the hospice talking only of you. These glorious men of course believed me and once I told them that you were my real Mother they would immediately tell me how much we looked alike.

    Mother we also share that in common, the gay community continue to lie to me, love me and hold my career up as well.

    Now at 36, but still looking 29, I too find myself somewhat in the public eye. Im Australias Madonna. Dont google it, just trust me.

    They may not know it yet but I have enough belief for everyone. I have two daughters and I am also in show business, that gene runs strong with us. Im a singer, a writer and a stand-up comedian. We are exactly the same except for the millions of dollars, world wide fame and 20 year old back up dancer/lovers.Much like you I have spent my career being told I am too everything. Too loud, too opinionated, too scary, too strong, too much. I did a soul destroying stint on Breakfast radio in Perth, and my first month there I was subjected to a listener advisory board meeting. This involved inviting listeners in, putting them in a small room, putting me in another room where I could hear everything that was being said, stuffing them with free pizza and asking them to verbalise all the things they didnt like about the on air team. In this case it was just me. I was made to listen to people say things like Her voice is so annoying, She seems like a complete bitch, She is SO opinionated.

    During my time on air I received various threats, battled against both my co-hosts and my boss to attempt to maintain some sort of dignity on air and had things written about me in online forums that I felt only I had thought about myself in my darkest moments.

    I was constantly told that who I was wasnt right, that I needed to change in order for people to like me. That I was a diva and impossible to work with. To be fair, I probably was a lot of the time.

    It wasnt all bad, but I was lost in the wilderness, questioning all that I am for most of it. I hit rock bottom less than a year in when I found out I was expecting my second child and knew that could mean certain death for my career.

    Then, in late 2005 you came back to me, you showed yourself again, resplendent in a pink leotard releasing Hung Up. It was yet another brilliant reinvention an up yours to anyone who dared call you irrelevant.

    I felt reborn, powerful and sure-footed once more. I ended up quitting that radio job, moving back in with my parents and writing my first ever one woman stand-up show. I havent looked back since. I, like you, prefer to perform sans pants.

    Thank you for showing me that it is OK to be both a devoted Mother and on a podium drenched in glitter. That I can remain fiercely myself and still raise impressive offspring. I am so sorry that recently you have been heavily criticised for daring to still have a career. Im sorry that it is mainly women tearing at you, the same women who probably wore lace fingerless gloves, multiple cross necklaces and belted Cherish into their hairbrushes.

    Thank you for maintaining the rage you magnificent bitch, here is to the next 30 years and our eventual emotional reunion.

    Yours in loyalty, Lycra and love,

    Em

    Em Rusciano is a comedian, writer, singer and regular news.com.au columnist. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    This letter was originally read out at Women of Letters in Sydney, with the theme A letter to the person I never thanked.

    This is some shit Little Monsters would pull! WTF! is this woman serious?!

  9. It tells a story about HIV/AIDS

    The parties (EY, D&D)...into the sex (WITSH)....into the death (In This Life)

    BEAUTIFULLY thought out...and executed. One of my favorite tour sections ever.

    That's a great way to put it! I never had thought of it that way! If you think about it the same can be said for the "Church" act of BAT and "Transgression" for MDNA

    BAT - "Church" act

    Like a Virgin (The sex act)

    Like a Prayer (She confesses to the church)

    Live to Tell (The church condemns her)

    Oh Father (She begs for forgiveness)

    Papa Don't Preach (Taking responsibility/"Keeping my baby")

    MDNA - "Transgression" Act

    A "Girl gone wild" grabs a "Revolver", then "bang bang shoots her lover in the head", then comes the confession (Papa, I just killed a man). She then gets "hung up", but it doesn't matter, cause she "doesn't give a..."

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