Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FFWD: 2014


cause we are (still) living in a MADONNA world! 

MEANWHILE IN 2014:

photo shoot outtakes galore
vintage & new instagram pics
(both hers & the_madonna_pages)
selfies
illustrations 
israel 
&
MY FAVORITE HERE:

the 2 remixed images (bottom pg L&R) of her clearly reading her children's book, "lotsa de casha" to a group of lucky kids BUT w/the cover being replaced w/that 1st "novel" she did... "SEX"! 

#love
#died
#obsessed
#brilliant 
#howcomenooneeverthoughtofthisbefore? 

BUT...

w/all that being said, mainly what we're doing in 2014 is:

#WAITING 

waiting for her new album to drop!
endless rumors, collaborations, build-ups, leaks, teasers & instagram snaps r killing ME! 

#rebelheart
#holywater
#livingforlove
#messiah
#unapologeticbitch
#bitchimmadonna

K I L L I N G  M E E E E E E! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BEAT IT


she was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene


they told HER don't u ever come around here
don't wanna see ur face u better disappear 
the fire's in their eyes & their words are really clear 
so beat it, just beat it

for 40 days & 40 nights 
the law was on her side
but who can stand when she's in demand 
her schemes & plans 
cause we danced on the floor in the round

u have to show them that u're really not scared 
u're playing w/ur life this ain't no truth or dare 
they'll kick u, then they'll beat u, then they'll tell u it's fair
so beat it
but u wanna be bad 

people always told me be careful of what u do
do go around breaking young BOYS hearts 
& mother always told me be careful of who u love
& be careful of what u do cause a lie becomes the truth 
HEY! 

showin' how funky, strong it's ur fight
it doesn't matter who's wrong or right
so take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice

do think twice


BILLIE JEAN IT?
or maybe,
BEAT IT JEAN? 

p.s.
we actually do have to "beat it" from this latest installment of the Madonna pages, as we have reached the final page of this latest scrapbook. up next: volume 21! congratulations! if this were a bar i'd buy u ur 1st legal drink! & it's truly about to become a quite the celebration! why? (u may ask w/ur somewhat blurred vision & slurred speech)...because as the last page clearly shows: this is the 1st image of the disco queen's next project...a little dance record called "confessions on a dance floor". 

Monday, August 18, 2014

8LIVE


"are you ready to start a rEVOLution?"

she's always been 1 bad-ass-motherfucker when it comes to live performances. even if u r dumb enough to not like her, surely u can't SO dumb to argue that point. right?
she raises the bar every single time she steps onto the stage...hell, she SET the God damn bar! ANY, yes ANY concert u see now is a direct descendant of 1990's epic "blond ambition tour"...it changed & redefined live performances forever. again, if u disagree w/that please refer to the previously mentioned "dumb" statement. 
SO, w/all that being said here are MY FAVORITEST "8 LIVE" performances in honor of another stellar set @ "LIVE 8" (see what i did there?) i've been lucky enough to see her a bunch of times, some included on this list. it's good to disagree, ONLY when comparing all good Madonna numbers to other all good Madonna numbers, so feel free to share your top 8. trust me there's no way they can be dumb. wink. wink. kiss. hug. slap. GO! 

8. SOONER OR LATER (the Oscars)
7. VOGUE (MTV video music awards)
6. SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW 
5. HUNG UP (Grammy awards) 
4. EXPRESS YOURSELF (blond ambition) 
3. GIRL GONE WILD (mdna tour) 
2. DRESS YOU UP (the virgin tour) 
1. VOGUE (the reinvention tour)

MADONNA LIVE! 
LIVE MADONNA !

Sunday, August 17, 2014

live8


M-emorable Moment

w/her...they ALL r! 

live 8 was/were a string of benefit concerts held in various locations across the globe including: Moscow, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Johannesburg & Philly on a single day, sat July 2, 2005.
the goal was to "make poverty history" with donations going to poor nations in general but specifically Africa. organized by the same sir bob geldof (he wrote the xmas anthem "do they know it's christmas?") that also organized the 80's super-show "live aid", also marked it's 20th anniversary.
now, this is only a theory of mine but i'd like 2 think it true, also in homage to the original live aid show our lady madonna wore another pant-suit ensemble just as she had done the 1st benefit concert around. this time, looking absolutely flawless in all white. perhaps a nod to her lace & paisley jacket-pants combo 20 years ago? hmmm...
having just completed her record breaking "reinvention tour" she simply remixed & revisited those exact routines for this 1 day, this 1 day out of life. oddly enough again, just like she had done back in 1985 w/the completion of her record breaking "the virgin tour" & those numbers as well. again, hmmm...

THE SETLIST:

LIKE A PRAYER

RAY OF LIGHT

MUSIC 


1 DAY
1 CONCERT
1 WORLD 

p.s.
(just 4 fun)

THE 1985 SETLIST

HOLIDAY

INTO THE GROOVE

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

oh yeah, today is my birthday


"I LOVE MADONNA!"

&
TODAY...THE WHOLE WORLD DOES TOO! 


& the beat goes on
i'm a happy girl
it's my birthday song
in my happy world 

i know it's gonna be a good day
oh yeah, today is my birthday
huh!

light my candles gotta make a wish
wrap up the present & seal it w/a kiss
gimme a spanking start the day off right
cause it's my day u're gonna sing my song tonight

my type of party there's no hangover
so grab ur things u better come over
we get high & we are still sober
we throw it down & then we gonna start over
my type of party there's no hangover

i want a diamond don't give me a fake 
(that's what i said)
i'll let u lick the frosting off my cake 
gimme a spanking start the day off right
cause it's my birthday u're gonna sing my song tonight 

& the beat goes on
(na na na na, na na na na na)
i'm a happy girl
(na na na na, na na na na na)
it's my birthday song
(na na na na, na na na na na)
in my happy world
(na na na na, na na na na na)

i know it's gonna be a good day
oh yeah, today is my birthday
i'm a happy girl
in my happy world 

(gonna sing my song tonight)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

56 NEVER LOOKED SO FUCKING DELICIOUS!

Friday, August 15, 2014

LIVING ICON ONLY $2.98


100% DELIGHTED 

i remember seeing that very poster in record stores @ the mall but mostly i recall it being THE prize to win at the Albion Country Fair (my small hometown in Western NY) in the summer of 1983/84/85ish. & u know u've made it if YOU are the prize at the state fair! 
it was mounted in a cheap-ass wood frame that would totally give u "slivers" (as we called 'em) if u touched the f*****g thing (only the highest quality @ carnivals). it was also etched onto glass mirrors as well as massive tapestry wall hangings...all which naturally, i wanted.
i attempted to win the etched mirror during the dart-balloon-pop game & lost. my consolation prize...an etched ABBA one instead (& @ that time i had no idea who/what that was). so, i settled for just a regular ol' rolled up poster that i thumb-tacked the hell out of hanging & rehanging on my childhood bedroom "Madonna wall". 
these are awesome memories of a woman that is STILL with us. she's not gone, we're not honoring her "in memorial"...she is still here. a true living legend. so...f*****g act like it. i've said this before & i will continue to do so until EVERY former, current & future Madonna fan gets it:

IF u have ever liked her
IF u were ever a fan
IF u ever loved 1 of her songs
IF she or 1 of those songs EVER meant anything 2 u

give her that.
& be kind to her now.
she has earned that much from us,
at the very least. 
for all she's given us
give that to her.

THE GREAT LADY HERSELF.

OK? 

now...p.s.
read the poster advertisement description. not only is it inaccurate but the wording is also really fucked up. it's oddly annoying & enjoyable but hey, u can't beat the price.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LAUREN


CRUEL SUMMER INDEED


ALL 16 OF THE ICONS NAMED IN M's "VOGUE" ARE NOW GONE

the now, Madonna classic staple came out in march of 1990, Greta Garbo died a month later. Marilyn, Bette & James Dean were already gone. Now, 24 years on Lauren Bacall is the final one. the song was a tribute to a certain kind of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour. with Bacall gone that flame has just about burned out completely. 


HERE'S THE 16 ICONS:

GRETA GARBO (April 15, 1990)

MARILYN MONROE (Aug 5, 1962) 

MARLENE DIETRICH (May 6, 1992)

JOE DIMAGGIO  (March 8, 1999)

MARLON BRANDO (July 1, 2004)

JAMES DEAN (Sept 30, 1955)

GRACE KELLY (Sept 14, 1982)

JEAN HARLOW (June 7, 1937)

GENE KELLY (Feb 2, 1996)

FRED ASTAIRE (June 2, 1987)

GINGER ROGERS (April 25, 1995)

RITA HAYWORTH (May 14, 1987)

LAUREN BACALL (Aug 12, 2014)

KATHARINE HEPBURN (June 29, 2003)

LANA TURNER (June 29, 1995)

BETTE DAVIS (Oct 6, 1989)


WE LOVE YOU.
ALL GAVE GOOD FACE.