Saturday, March 31, 2012


I Can't Make You Love Me is perfection. The sadness and longing in the song is palpable. Here is the original sung by the incomparable Bonnie Raitt and some amazing covers by Adele and George Michael. Take that.

Friday, March 30, 2012


HOT!! These kids are not kidding around. Watch as the choreography of Dejan Tubic and Janelle Ginestra comes to life in a dance class full of fierceness. Not too much else to be said. Just watch, hoes. You may not want to try this at home unless you've stretched. Ha. Go.


I am a little dismayed this week by the number of critics who have commented that MDNA is not "mature" enough for a 53 yr. old woman. I guess those critics would have been fine if Madonna had come out with a song about menopause or AARP? No. If Madonna had made a more "mature" album (whatever that means) I'm sure those same critics would have said "what happened to the woman that used to be ahead of every trend?" or some such crap. Did you want a video of her putting on Bengay and support hose while taking Boniva and crocheting? Please. Listen, Madonna has, does and will always make pop records that you can dance to. She is not Joni Mitchell or Paul Simon. She's Madonna. Some say she is doing the same thing she's done before. Even if that were true (It's not) did anyone make any comments about Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi making the same music for 30 years? No. Because they're men. (By the way, that's not a dis. I LOVE Bruce and Bon Jovi) Madonna has changed and lead the others from the time she hit the music scene in 1982. Get off her jock, people! If it wasn't for Madonna none of you would have any women to listen to on your iPods now. Britney, Christina, Kylie, Mariah, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna: kiss it goodbye! They wouldn't exist if it weren't for Madonna clearing the way for women to take charge of their own career and images. As for the new album, MDNA is state of the art electronic dance pop. It is catchy as all hell and fits square with her back catalogue. Songs like I'm Addicted and Turn Up the Radio are as fun as Into the Groove or Music, and Masterpiece and Falling Free are her most lovely tunes since This Used to Be Our Playground and You'll See. My gawd, what other woman is selling 350,000 on their first week after 30 years in the pop music business? What other lady is making $408 million on world-wide stadium tours? SAYS NONE! As a matter of fact, Madonna's Sticky and Sweet Tour is the 4th highest grossing tour by ANY artist or band of all time, behind U2, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. If it's a man's world, Madonna's got the biggest balls around. MDNA, much like the previous Madonna album I most closely relate it too, Erotica, will be appreciated more over time, I think. It's great. Madonna's great. If you don't think so, you might need to get an MRI. There. I said it. Oh, and p.s......SHE LOOKS FREAKIN' AMAZING!!!


WOOHOO!!! Wanna take a peek at some man-cheek? Here's your chance. Madonna's unedited, banned video Girl Gone Wild is raising some eyebrows. Why? Basically there's a man ass. Yes. We've all seen one, and yet MTV isn't playing the video because of it. Does MTV even play videos anymore? Oh. I guess it's okay to see orange, basketball shaped people having sexy with strangers, but heaven forbid we see someone's crack. Anyway, if you're not totally offended by what you've and I both have below our backs, watch this video. It's one of the most glamorous vids Madonna's made since Vogue and it's sexy, sexy sexy. Here is the excellent Girl Gone Wild. Have you bought MDNA yet? If not, do NOT talk to me until that task is accomplished.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Billboard is reporting that Madonna's latest smash, MDNA, will easily take the top spot on the Billboard 200 Album chart this week:
"Madonna's 12th studio album, "MDNA," is on course to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell between 300,000 to 350,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, April 1.
If "MDNA" lands atop the list, it will mark the queen of pop's eighth No. 1 album and her fifth consecutive studio set to debut in the penthouse. Her last studio album, 2008's "Hard Candy," started at No. 1 with 280,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan."
Madonna's first #1 album was back in February 1985 when the classic Like A Virgin topped the chart. Quite a run so far, Madonna. Her last #1 album, 2008's Hard Candy opened with 208,000 copies and was the 11th biggest selling album world-wide that year. Looks like MDNA sparked even more interest for consumers. No surprise. She IS the Queen after all.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Lady Gaga turns 26 today!! Seems like only yesterday I saw Gaga at Terminal 5 in NYC, a small venue that I paid $20 for. Now she is one of the biggest stars in the world. 23 million albums later and she is showing no signs of giving up her Gaga-ness. This summer will see the the Born This Way Ball World Tour and supposedly another album is in the works. Happy birthday, Lady Gaga, and for gay's sake, take a little rest every now and then!! ha. Except keep working on that album, please. Enjoy the first singles from each of her massive releases (that sounds gross) below. Oh la la.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


WOOT!! Madonna is one hot mamma (literally) so it makes perfect sense she would put on her leather and get her freak on for the commercial for her very first fragrance, Truth or Dare. Seriously, she is looking like a million bucks in this commercial. Not that a million bucks is a lot of money to Madonna, but it is to us, her loyal subjects. Of course, you should also buy MDNA if you have not already. If you have, I LOVE YOU TOO! Watch and drool.


SHOOOOP! Willam, working actor and beauty extraordinaire, was unceremoniously kicked off RuPaul's Drag Race a couple weeks ago and mum is the word on why so far. We are going to know in a few weeks when the reunion show is on (end of April), but until then, Willam was stopped by LOGO TV and gives some absolutely hilarious answers to some tweets. (Your mom's a smart bitch) I mean, this girl is FUNNY!!!! Watch. I am personally super sad that Willam was kicked off because she was the funniest bitch on the show. Certainly better than that evil Phi Phi who is still there. (Yuck) I really can't with her. OH and go to LOGO's website and vote for Willam for Most Addictive Reality Star. Wouldn't it burn Phi Phi's ass if she won??? Ha. Anyhoo, watch Willam give and take some shade for your pleasure.


HMMMMMMM....I found this on a forum called Popoverdose, so take it for what it is. It's a supposed leaked setlist from Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball, about to start it's world journey. If it's true, it kinda kicks ass. I hope it's true!! Here it is as posted. I've been neglecting my Gaga with all the Madonna news over the past few months, but I still love my lady.

Act I
Bad Kids
Electric Chapel
Interlude - Rose Film
Black Jesus + Amen Fashion
Just Dance

Act II
Out of Control
Heavy Metal Lover
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
Interlude - Marilyn
Government Hooker

Dance In The Dark
Bloody Mary
Bad Romance
Paparazzi (Begin Chew Fu)
Interlude - Meet Y Uyi)

Act IV
You and I
The Edge of Glory
The Queen
Hair (Piano)
Living/Orange (Piano)

Act V
Poker Face
Americano/Alejandro (Brian)
Interlude - Unicorn

Act VI
Highway Unicorn
Fashion of His Love
Interlude - Manifesto
Born This Way
Marry the Night


Madonna took to twitter yesterday, using the moniker @MadonnaMDNAday, for one day only to take questions and chat with her fans upon the release of her new album, MDNA. I miss it!! But you and I can read all the Q&A by clicking HERE and reading her banter with the fans. She's a giving Queen. ALSO, Deadmau5 critisized Madonna fro saying something at an event recently. Read the tweets to see her answer, in picture form. It's great. MADONNA!!!!!


Lisa Lisa, a name so nice she used it twice, & Cult Jam, made up of members Lisa "Lisa Lisa" Velez, Alex "Spanador" Moseley and Mike Hughes, were one of the first and most successful bands to emerge from the freestyle music scene in the early 80s. Produced by Full Force who also produced such acts as Samantha Fox, Force MDs, LaToya Jackson and even Britney Spears, the group released their self-titled debut album in 1985 and had a sizable hit with I Wonder If I Take You Home (#34 Pop, #6 R&B), putting them in the public eye. It was their next hit though that really got them noticed. The ballad All Cried Out paired them with producers Full Force and gave them their very first top 10 pop hit, placing at #8 on the Hot 100. Their debut album went platinum. Their sophomore album was massive. Spanish Fly hit the charts, peaking at #7, and producing TWO #1 hits: Head to Toe and Lost in Emotion, making Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam a radio staple during the last half of 1987. The group lost traction on the charts after the massive success of Spanish Fly, but managed to chart a couple of more times on the pop charts with Little Jackie Wants to Be a Star (1989, #37 Pop, #3 R&B) and Let the Beat Hit 'Em (1991, #37 Pop, #1 R&B). Lisa Lisa released a solo album to moderate success and has transitioned into acting, having appeared on the Nickelodeon hit Taina, playing the mom. In 2009 she made a small comeback with the album Life N Love. What we DO have from the band is a collection of 80s classics to remember them by. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam made their mark for sure. Enjoy some 80s freestyle now, LL style.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Madonna has been a staple on the Billboard charts for 30 years now, so it's no surprise the chart makers would work up a list of her biggest hits upon the release of her latest album, MDNA. Billboard explains how they rank the hits:
"The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years."
It's pretty interesting to see how they all stack up against one another. I was surprised by some placings. So, here we go:

40. Rain
39. Oh Father
38. Don't Cry for Me, Argentina
37. Holiday
36. Hanky Panky
35. Rescue Me
34. Hung Up
33. Die Another Day
32. Ray of Light
31. Erotica
30. Deeper and Deeper
29. Keep It Together
28. You'll See
27. Borderline
26. Don't Tell Me
25. Frozen
24. Lucky Star
23. Dress You Up
22. This Used To Be My Playground
21. Angel
20. 4 Minutes
19. Secret
18. La Isla Bonita
17. Cherish
16. True Blue
15. Express Yourself
14. Causing A Commotion
13. I'll Remember
12. Material Girl
11. Who's That Girl
10. Open Your Heart
09. Music
08. Live To Tell
07. Papa Don't Preach
06. Like a Prayer
05. Justify My Love
04. Take A Bow
03. Crazy for You
02. Vogue
01. Like A Virgin


This is amazing. Dr. Drew is apparently a Madonna fan too, because he has agreed to use his personality to help promote MDNA, a highly addictive new drug that puts us all in danger....of being awesome. Watch the video below. So good. I love when he rubs it on his gums....


Today is my fave day of any year, the day a new Madonna album comes out. It's like all the holidays wrapped into one and eaten by a drag queen. YAY!!! Get yourself to iTunes and get your copy of MDNA. It's totally amazing. HERE is my review from Friday. Take a listen to my favorite track from MDNA so far, I'm Addicted. I mean....

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Madonna sat down with Jimmy Fallon for her first live Facebook chat ever. She discussed her tour, she talked about the theme and she took questions from fans. The Queen is all knowing and giving to her subjects. Watch.

Friday, March 23, 2012


YAY!! I've heard it and the verdict is in. FABOOSH!!!! Really this album is way beyond expectation and the snippets do the songs no justice at all. It's an aural orgasm, one song after another it's own delicacy. There is A LOT of sounds here that you've never heard from Madonna, so get ready to experience her in a new way. It's hot, y'all. This is a review of the Deluxe edition, which features a second disc with five extra tracks, so hunker down and get ready to read my song-by-song account. Just do it, then get even MORE excited for MDNA's official release on Monday. Woohoo!!Preorder it now HERE.  Here we go, the MDNA era has begun.......

Girl Gone Wild - Well this, the second single from MDNA, is without a doubt a dance floor killer. Madonna is all sex and sass on this gem. I've reviewed it before, so you're familiar with my thoughts on this little ditty. Next.

Gang Bang - "Bang, bang, shot you dead" sings Madonna on this angry song directed toward an ex-lover (presumably Guy Ritchie). Very dark, deep beats and violent lyrics. "I'm going straight to hell and I got a lot of friends there." Madge does NOT hold back her feelings on this track. It's a new sound for the Queen, and she handles it quite fiercely. "I said drive, bitch! And while you're at it, die bitch!"

I'm Addicted - OMG!!! This is one of the most addictive tracks Madonna has blessed us with in a while. All beeps and electronic wonder, I'm Addicted has great production and sexy lyrics. It's of-the-moment sounding and, again, outside of anything we've heard form the legend. Club banger for sure! This song is radio-ready in my opinion. It reminds me of something Kylie Minogue would love to get her hands on. A-MAH-ZING!!! You're gonna love it. The "M-D-N-A, M-D-N-A" chant at the end is perfection.

Turn Up the Radio - This rumored third single is absolute, pure joy. It's like an old school Madonna summer jam, everything you want for this time of the year. If you have a car, get ready to roll down the windows and sing at the top of your lungs. Again the production is superb, and this is possibly the most fun, flirty song Madonna's done since True Blue or Cherish. This is going to break up speakers all over the place in the coming months.

Give Me All Your Luvin' - duh. You know I love this song, peeps.

Some Girls - Starting with hard beats and robotic vocals about some girls having "fake tits" or "want to get their freak on", the song is heavily laced, vocally and instrumentally, with electronics. It sounds very clubby and I can see this being a club release. Sing-songy and cute, but not the best song on the album, but not a "skip it" track either. Sweet bridge.

Superstar - Okay, this one is a little filler. It's a love song that references everything from gangsters to Abe Lincoln. It's got a little girlish feeling to it, sort of like Jimmy Jimmy from True Blue. Simple and effective, but not quite up to par with the other tracks. Definitely the weak spot at this point in the album, but again, not a toss off completely. The dub step break down in the middle is kinda fun though.

I Don't Give A - Another aggressive track. I Don't Give A addresses Madonna obvious displeasure with some of the aspects she experienced during her last marriage. Yikes. Hope Guy can take some criticism. Ha. It's also a female empowerment song with lyrics about multitasking and being okay with leading your own life. "I can do ten things all at once, and if you have a problem, I don't give a..." Nicki Minaj jumps in with a pretty sick verse in the middle too declaring, "There's only one Queen, and that's Madonna." DUH! Overall, pretty funky shit.

I'm A Sinner - This is the first track that REALLY reminds me of Ray of Light in production, and it makes sense since William Orbit, the collaborator on RoL, takes up the duties on this song too. (among others) I'm a Sinner is an unapologetic ode being cool as hell. It's a mid-tempo rocker and has a Beautiful Stranger feel to it as well. Slightly 60s, slightly middle Eastern influenced. It's good times. There's also a call out to several saints that reads like the rap in Vogue. Ha.

Love Spent - Is that a banjo? I believe it is. This is the closest thing to a ballad so far on MDNA. Pretty, great vocals and strings, Madonna is wondering if the guy with her is there for the money. Hence the "spent" reference. "Spend your love on me. Now you have your money, spend it like it's nothing." It's hard and pretty all at once. Orbit gives us lots to listen to musically; the banjo, the strings, the electronic bubbling and the gorgeous breakdown add up to a pretty magical journey.

Masterpiece - Some of you are already familiar with this pretty ballad that won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song from Madonna's film W.E. It hearkens back to the days when Madonna would record ballads like Take a Bow, You'll See or This Used to Be My Playground. It's perhaps the most passionate Madonna has sounded in a ballad in some time.

Fallin Free - Written with Orbit and her brother-in-law, singer-songwriter Joe Henry, Fallin Free is simply sublime. I am so glad Madonna is recording ballads again. They've always been some of my faves. A beautifully distorted piano starts us off, and strings enhance song. Ray of Light comes to mind again with superb lyrics and production. It's a song about freedom and love and finding happiness. Her voice is really great on this song. Love it!! This is the last track on the standard edition of MDNA and it closes out the album perfectly.

Beautiful Killer - The first of the extra tracks on the US edition of MDNA, Beautiful Killer rocks along with a strumming guitar and lyrics about a lover who is a "beautiful killer with a beautiful face". Pretty good song, especially for an extra track, but it doesn't quite have the same feel of the tracks on the first disc. Great vocals and a pretty rad Papa Don't Preach-like string section right in the middle.

I Fucked Up - Quite the opposite of Gang Bang and I Don't Give A, I Fucked Up sees Madonna taking on a little responsibility for what may have ended her last marriage. These must have been written several weeks apart. Ha. It's really a lovely ballad with sweet lyrics and a rare moment of humble-pie on MDNA. I'm actually surprised this didn't make the main show, but here it is as an extra. Maybe it's the title? I like this track a lot. Great build-up to the ending too.

B-Day Song - This song is more of a rock-n-roll number than anything. Girlish and simple, Madonna gives us a little taste of M.I.A. on this track again. Perhaps her little middle finger stunt at the Super Bowl relegated this track to the Disc 2. Ha. This one doesn't quite fit into the swirling sounds on the main disc, but still a fun, Burning Up moment. Very The Ting Tings.

Best Friend - Frantic and unapologetic, Best Friend is a song about a relationship that is clearly over, and though you know you were right to end it, you still miss the person who was so special to you. Electronic sounds infuse this song with urgency and strength. Not gonna lie, this song is kinda deep. I think we've all been there, right?

Give Me All Your Luvin' (Part Rock Mix) - This is a pretty awesome remix, I must say. LMFAO takes this song and adds their Party Rockin' to it in a very effective way. Club ready and loud, it transforms the girly, bubblegum sound into something altogether different and dancey. This tracl has been available on iTunes for a while, so you can sample it there now if you'd like.


"I'm not your bitch, don't hang your shit on me." Yes, ma'am!! Madonna had just about had it with those persnickity critics that savaged her for her 1992 masterpiece Erotica. The press masacred the singer for being frank about sex and talking openly about sexual fantasies. Sooooo, on her next album, the less sexual 1994 Bedtime Stories, Madonna bit back. The song Human Nature puts those prudes in their place. With lyrics like "Oops! I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex" and "Express yourself, don't repress yourself", the song lets everyone know that Madonna is gonna be Madonna and if you don't like it, you can suck it! The video is definetly among Madonna's best. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, the clip features Madge is a skin tight latex, corn rows and dark makeup with dancers dressed similarly and doing S&M tinged choreography. Lots of sexual imagery. Even a few nice shots of Madonna in a black binkini. Girl looks good!!! It all culminates in with Madonna staring at the camera and saying, "Absolutely no regrets". IN DEED! Watch the amazing video for Human Nature below and happy Madonna Friday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Katy Perry has released the video to her latest single Part of Me and, well, it's weird. Not great. Katy catches her boyfriend chatting with another girl at his place of work, so naturally she cuts off her busted wig, binds her breasts (???_ and joins the Marines. Since when do women have to bind their hoots to join the armed forces? Anyhoo, the rest of the video shows her military training, putting on war paint in a hand mirror, sporting a not-so-flattering hair-don't and singing her breakup ode. Not my fave of your work, Katy. I miss the crazy hair and sparkly outfits of yore. You can't win 'em all, Katy. You can't win 'em all.


Nothing has been confirmed by Madonna's camp and she stated in a recent radio interview that things were still changing, but here is a preliminary setlist that some sneaky person put on line for Madonna's upcoming world tour. Now, I'm not sure if this is correct because she normally does A LOT more songs, segues and intros than this, so take it with a grain of salt. I like some of the surprises though (Gambler, Papa Don't Preach, Who's That Girl) and I assume that there will be more from MDNA added. Other rumored songs are Causin' a Commotion, Material Girl, Take a Bow, Celebration and Dress You Up. All good. All I know is I can't wait to see Madonna at Yankee Stadium. It's gonna rock!!!!

Intro/Girl Gone Wild
Turn Up the Radio
Express yourself
Papa Don't Preach

Justify My Love/Love Spent
Open Your Heart
The Power of Goodbye
B-day Song

Gang Bang/Revolver
I'm a Sinner
Who's That Girl
Like a Prayer

I'm Addicted/Superstar
Deeper and Deeper
Nothing Really Matters
Gimme all your Lovin

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Lana del Rey released a video for this song a while ago, but it was in the self- made, hodge-podge style of her Video Games video. THIS is the official, label-funded video for Blue Jeans. Directed by Yoann Lemoine, this black and white, moody (duh), vintage looking, pool-side video features a remixed intro, a male model with a twist and Lana looking gorgeous (again, duh). Whatcha think? I absolutely love this song and the video fits it pretty damn well. Watch and agree with me. Here's Blue Jeans. Don't forget to pick up Lana's album on iTunes. It's fab.


What can I say? Just watch this woman work it out. Amazing!!!!! Madonna takes a group of hottie male models/dancers, a few strategically slashed leotards, heels and magic and comes up with a video equally as addictive as the song for Girl Gone Wild. How amazing does she look!!!!????!!!!!! I especially like seeing Madge to choreo. I listened to several tracks from MDNA and they are so fabulous I don't know what to do with myself. MDNA is out in 6 days!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hmmmmm. Madonna is releasing the video to her latest single Girl Gone Wild later today on E! News at 7 PM and 11:30 PM, but it seems there are rumors floating around that her NEXT single will be this gem, Turn Up the Radio. It DOES sound like the perfect summer song, no? Yes. You can find several songs from MDNA in full on youtube right now, but all sites that were offering downloads have since lost them. GOOD!! Don't steal Madonna's music. Buy it!!! Anyhoo, listen below to Turn Up the Radio and fall in love with it immediately. Doesn't her voice have that old Into the Groove kind of quality about it on this track. It does. That was a rhetorical question. I don't need your validation. Listen now!


SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU WATCH RuPAUL'S DRAG RACE AND YOU HAVEN'T SEEN LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE YET!!!!! So what the hell happened? Last night on RuPaul's Drag Race Latrice and Willam easily won the Frenemy challenge, leaving Sharon Needles and that nasty beyotch Phi Phi in the bottom two. After the pair lip-synced for their lives (Sharon won by a mile), Ru called Willam down to the end of the runway, after she had thrown up beside said runway earlier, and disqualified her for "breaking the rules", never explaining what she did!!! Even on Untucked right after the ladies talked about Willam breaking the rules but never revealed what she did! Willam was my fave queen on the show. She was SO funny. I will miss her greatly. She made that evil hoe Phi Phi look like an idiot every week. But WHAT DID WILLAM DO???? Supposedly we will find out at the reunion show. TEAM WILLAM! In other news, Willam yesterday, probably in anticipation of her hasty exit, released a video and song she did called Chow Down, set to the music of Hold On by Wilson Phillips, in which she and two friends, DeTox and Vicky, eat at Chick-Fil-A, despite its contributions to many anti-gay groups, basically to show that, by drag queens endorsing them, it's really NOT an endorsement. Ha. I love Willam. Here's my fave quote from the interview with Advocate: "Advocate: What message are you trying to convey with the video?
Willam: I wanted to wear a bob wig
." Hahahaha!!! Read the Advocates interview with Willam HERE.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Here is a lovely song (despite the title, ha) from Madonna upcoming album MDNA called I Fu*ked Up. It's basically an "I'm sorry" song about her marriage to Guy Ritchie. Very humble lyrics, written by Madonna, Martin Solveig, who co-wrote Give Me All Your Luvin' and many other songs on MDNA, and Julien Jabre, this is a mid-tempo tune that builds as it goes along. I like it!!! I'm loving that Madonna is doing ballads on this album! Anyway, take a listen to I Fu*ked Up.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I went ALL the way out to Brooklyn on the subway on St. Patrick's Day and lived to tell about it!!! Ha. Leslie & the Ly's headed by Ms. Leslie Hall from Ames, Iowa played the Knitting Factory last night and it was a hoot!!!! If you are not familiar with Leslie Hall, you MUST get familiar (here's her youtube channel). Aside from her one-of-a-kind hip-hop albums, she also has a gem sweater museum and an amazing website. She played (cult) hit after hit last night and did not disappoint her fans, even inducting one into the Gem Sweater Hall of Fame. She's bizarre and I love it. Here are some amazy photos and a couple of videos from her performance last night. Enjoy her weirdness.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


They aren't abundant, but they do exist!! Here are some very famous and some relatively famous Irish singers who have made their mark on the pop charts here in the US. There's the super famous like Bono & U2 and Sinead O'Connor, the sorta famous like Enya and the WHO? like Samantha Mumba and Nadine Coyle. Become familiar while you drink your green beer today. The Shamrock Shake!!

Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You by Dixvad59

Friday, March 16, 2012


GO, MADONNA!!! Madonna has notched her record 41st #1 song on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart with Give Me All Your Luvin' reaching the top spot this week. Of course, Madonna is never one to stop at ONE accomplishment, so this #1 achievement also gives Madonna a #1 Billboard song in the 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. Four decades of #1s y'all!!! Her first #1 on the Dance/Club play chart was in 1983 with the double-sided single of Holiday/Lucky Star and her last was 2009's Celebration. The person with the closest amount of #1 singles on that chart? Janet Jackson with 19. I'm guessing she'll have a few more.


Here is another track from the upcoming MDNA, Beautiful Killer.


MDNA is only 10 days away and from the sound of things, we are in for a treat. High energy, great production and sassy lyrics abound!!! Of course, we've already been treated to Give Me All Your Luvin' and Girl Gone Wild, so we knew more deliciousness was coming. Listen to the snippets released so far from the album: GANG BANG, LOVE SPENT, I'M ADDICTED, FALLING FREE, SUPERSTAR, and TURN UP THE RADIO and finally I DON'T GIVE A. So far, so good! Remember, the album is available for pre-order in deluxe and standard editions on iTunes now. Get it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


OMG!!! The Queen has never looked hotter. These promo pics for MDNA are crazy-amazy!! The 53 year-old pop icon struts her stuff in this set of photos shot by fashion photographer Mert + Marcus, the duo who also shot her upcoming video for Girl Gone Wild and the artwork for MDNA. I mean, C'MON!!! You cannot deny this beyotch is working it in these pics. If you DO deny it, I will cut off you ear. Fair? I think so. Watch the video teaser for Girl Gone Wild below because it's hotte than a two-dollar pistol, then scroll down for more shots of Madonna. You're welcome. Madonna's 12th studio album MDNA is out March 26th and you can pre-order on iTunes NOW!!

Monday, March 12, 2012


Liza Minnelli, the gayest thing to happen to the world, turns two-thirds of the devil's sign today, 66!!! Liza has been kicking since the 60s for all of us mortals, so it's only fitting that we worship her on this day of days. Enjoy her magnifecence below singing We Are the Champions from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, looking faboosh, and also Kristen Wiig lampooning her with a skit from SNL this weekend entitled "Liza Minnelli Tries to Turn Off a Lamp". Too good. Happy birthday, Liza.

Friday, March 2, 2012


And here it is. I would say it's pretty freakin' good, y'all!! Can't wait for this album!!! For more from Attitude, visit their website. Now, here's the review.
"Madonna: MDNA (Interscope)

Review by Matthew Todd, Attitude Magazine April 2012

There¹s a fun moment at the end of the video to the first single Give Me All Your Luvin’, when Madonna flings a baby doll off camera and away from her breast. It isn’t a subtle marker of starting anew with her loyal audience of gays and good-time girls, but it is comically satisfying nonetheless. Party Madonna is back and she wants us to know it.

Teaming up with producers Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, The Demolition Crew and old hand William Orbit, MDNA is a dose of what she does best. While that may seem like just dance music, there is more to Madonna’s oeuvre than that.

Girls Gone Wild, the biggest pop stomper on the album, kicks off with a reference to Act of Contrition from Like a Prayer. The production might sound like she¹s been listening to a fair bit of Rihanna, but who’s counting. Madonna brings her own authority, creating the kind of anthemic party song that she does best, the kind where everyone from your three-year-old niece to your 60-year-old mother gets up on the dancefloor. Much of MDNA is about having fun, but despite that, this is a dark album. If Like a Prayer was her divorce record and Hard Candy suffered, one senses, from being put together as her relationship with Guy Ritchie was falling apart, then MDNA is a fuck you ­ to her marriage, the life that came with it, and partly to herself for losing her identity in a partnership. She’s out to recapture who she is, and she has demons to slay.

The strangely titled Gang Bang sees her singing in a weird theatrical drawl about taking revenge on a lover who ruined her life. ‘Shot you dead, shot my lover in the head…I’m going straight to hell…I’ve got a lot of friends there’, she deadpans before yelling, ‘Drive bitch, die bitch!’. It’s kind of stupid, kind of amazing, kind of funny and kind of fucked up ­ but gives the album one vital ingredient to Madonna¹s success that all contenders, apart from Lady Gaga, have never clued up on: drama.

The Solveig-produced I Don¹t Give A..., is one of the album¹s tour-de-force moments. Beginning by recounting a typical day, it becomes intensely honest, and is, as is her way, a telling-off of her critics. Love her or loathe her, Madonna has made her name by raising a middle finger to, well, just about everyone. ‘Wake up, this is your life, children on your own, gotta plan on the phone, meet the press, buy a dress, do all this to impress…do ten things at once and if you don¹t like it I don¹t give a….’ It’s here that she makes specific reference to her ex-husband. ‘I tried to be the perfect wife…I diminished myself…it swallowed me…if I was a failure then I don’t give a…’. The track builds to a genius, choral, almost Tim Burton-esque conclusion.

This strongest, most immediate section of MDNA continues with Turn Up the Radio, which begins like a delicate ballad as she pleads with the listener to stop for a moment, to get away from the world through music. It may sound trite but there¹s urgency in its simplicity. It transforms into the album’s most pounding moment, reaching a climax that threatens to blow the speakers. Some might find it unusually generic, but she makes it her own and fans will be happy to have a dancefloor filler that will shake the clubs and would happily find a slot on the next series of Glee.

One of the later highlights is Superstar, surely the sweetest song Madonna has released since Cherish. It twirls along, an open-top summer anthem, serenading a new lover with a hypnotic chorus. It¹s simple and pretty and a perfect song to sing on her summer concerts ­ and should definitely be a single.

MDNA ends, as recent Madonna albums do, with deep melancholia, from the Orbit-produced Falling Free, one of the saddest songs she’s ever written, through to the confessional I Fucked Up on the Deluxe Edition, accompanied by Beautiful Killer, a fun, 80s-sounding, strings-laced tribute to French actor Alain Delon.

Overall, this might not have the serious pop intensity of Confessions, it’s not as drastically new or experimental as music critics might like, but it’s fun, fucked up, dancey and full of drama. It’s what her fans have been waiting for: a wallop enough of an album to put her back up there, at checkmate against Lady Gaga, who, despite her brilliance, doesn’t quite give you songs that are as easy to disco dance to as some of these are. Is Madonna still ‘the Queen’ as Nicki Minaj gabs at one point? On the strength of MDNA, it’s hard to argue against.

[Note to Monsters: Lady Gaga is frikkin’ amazing, too. Don¹t kill us.]

4 STARS ****

MDNA is released on March 26 on Interscope "


GET IT!!!!!!!!! Madonna's new, dance-your-azz-off single, Girl Gone Wild, is now on iTunes. Get your butt over there and buy her, Boo! In case you don't know it yet, here is the lyric video for you to love before you inevitabley purchase it because I told you to. Now, be a good ho and get it.


"Everyone is getting a Furby!!!" Hilarious. Watch Maya Rudolph do her glorious take on Oprah Winfrey on SNL's Weekend Update. She pitches her new OWN shows and cracks up the desk in this unaired skit from rehearsels. OMG, love!!!! Love the final gift.


The oft forgotten OTHER song from the Vision Quest Soundtrack, Gambler was the second single released from the movie by Madonna, after Crazy for You. The song was never released as a single in the US, but the video was released to MTV to promote the film and Madonna performed it on her Virgin Tour, which is the video I included in this post. The song was written by Madonna herself and produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez, her frequent collaborator and sometimes boyfriend at that time. The song WAS released in other countries and was a top 10 hit in the UK (#4), Australia (#10), Ireland and Italy (#3) and other territories. Why wasn't Gambler released in the US at the height of the Madonna mania you ask? Well, Madonna was under contract with Warner's Sire label and the soundtrack was under Geffen records. While Crazy for You was allowed to be released by Sire, they asked that Gambler be held back in the US so as not to interfere with singles from her then-current Like a Virgin album. And that, my friends, is how the music industry works sometimes. I know I listened to the shiz out of this song on my little cassette player. Anyway, here is a forgotten classic by the one and only Madonna, Gambler. Enjoy your Madonna Friday!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Perhaps to distance himself from those who do not enjoy the first two singles from MDNA (NOT ME), producer William Orbit, who helmed songs from one of Madonna's most acclaimed albums (Ray of Light), has spoken out saying his tracks are not like Give Me All Your Luvin' and Girl Gone Wild. I happen to like both of those songs, but I digress. Madonna has already made statements regarding the diversity that will be on MDNA, but the producer wants to really get the word out I guess. Orbit tells the BBC:
"What she has decided to do is extra acoustic versions. There’s some pretty hard, rocking tracks. There’s a very different variation of styles. Mostly pretty savage, actually. The singles that have come out aren’t necessarily representative."
Interesting. Not sure if he is talking about actual album tracks or versions of tracks she'll perform on tour as far a acoustic, but I can't wait to hear what the two of them have up their sleeves. At this point in Madonna's career she certainly has nothing to prove, so why not put out an album full of different types of music. Go, girl! I do think Orbit is kinda throwing these other producers under the bus a little though. We'll have to wait and see how it all sounds. (Hint: I'm going to love it)


SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! These little girls make me smile so huge! Watch as Ellen's tiny dynamos, Sophia Grace and Rosie, take over Disneyland. They are so excited about absolutely EVERYTHING!! It's adorable. THEN they perform their very first original song, a rap called Princess Swagger. Cuteness overload. Watch them and try not to smile from ear to ear.


The Pointer Sisters are one of my favorite singing groups EVER!! These ladies could SANG. Starting off in the early 70s singing updated big band style, the sisters eventually whittled down the a trio and established themselves as accomplished singers in almost every genre, from their country hits, Grammy Award winning Fairytale and Live Your Life Before You Die, to their covers of Slow Hand and Fire, to their biggest mainstream hits like I'm So Excited, Jump, Neutron Dance and He's So Shy. The Sisters eventually tuckered out on the charts but have continued performing, although June, who sang lead on most of the trio's biggest hits, passed away in 2006. Their music lives on, especially on my gym mix, and these songs are all classics. Enjoy some Pointer Sisters today and get your day going!