Two months later….

Well, it is has been two months since my last post.  What has happened?

– The first three weeks of January saw Jaime working his ass off and doing really well. The first three weeks of February basically reversed all that progress.  What? It’s a process.

– Obama was sworn in as our first black president. His speech made me cry. I still believe he will turn around our country, but what the hell is up with this stimulus package? Billions of dollars, my dollars and yours, are going to build roads and bail out banks… Well how is that going to help me? I mean, I understand these projects will give people jobs and money and they will buy stuff and go eat in restaurants and tip and will help local economies. But how does this help me?  Thats what we all want to know, right? Not in anyway that I can tell. So why did Obama not use at least a little bit of this next $800 billion to send us all a stimulus check?  Send me $2,000, Mr. President.  I will use half of that to pay my credit cards and the other half I would spend. Instant injection of money into the economy.  Easy.  I’ll hold my breath.

– Madonna is embarking on a second European leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour in Summer ’09.  I hate this. Why is she going back on the same tour? Madonna has never done this before. I believe its because she didn’t play many dates in European cities the first time around and also she knows she can make more money. To me this is just taking up another year and stalling a new album or any other new projects.  She also started fucking Jesus Luz. He’s young, hot and hung and I’m hoping Madonna is having lots of hot sex. Madonna + Hot Sex = The return of raunchy Madonna = Good music + Good videos, etc.  Already love the new W photo-shoot.

– Sean Penn won the Oscar for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in MILK.  I”m so happy he won, but I am still shocked that he beat out Mickey Rourke, who everyone thought was going to be the shoe-in. Dustin Lance Black also won for best screenplay and his acceptance speech was beautiful.

Chris Brown beat the shit out of Rihanna and should be banned and blacklisted. 

Jaime went to Tahoe for some intense relaxation at David Wally’s hot springs resort. It was so to get away for a few days just to relax and have fun. I got the best deep tissue massage by a guy named Jeff that could remember every single dream has ever had. He could even remember breast feeding at nine months old, his first memory. We talked spirituality, writing, politics, religion, the body, city life vs mountain life as well as 2012. 

– Jaime is strongly considering the Peace Corps again. I started an application about two years ago, but I was not ready in any way to join back then. But now I think I am. I’ve even written a pros and cons list, in which the pros list was about four or five times longer than the cons. I’ll write more about this soon.

Kelly Clarkson’s new CD, All I Ever Wanted, leaked on the internet and it is amazing!  Like, seriously, every track is great and there are a ton of radio friendly tracks on there. Check it out when it is released March 10.

– This countries economic crisis has forced stocks to take a dive.  That has made me to open an E*Trade account.  Buy low, sell high, right?

Hmm, what else? I am sure there is more, but I’ll write about it when I think of it.

February 25, 2009. Entertainment, Madonna, Me Me Me!, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

New Madonna photos and Don’t Cry for Me!

Here are two new pictures of Madonna shot by SEX (book) photographer, Steven Miesel, shot for the new Louis Vuitton line by Marc Jacobs. The campaign should start in February ’09.


And here is a clip of Madonna on her Sticky & Sweet Tour singing You Must Love Me in Argentina adding, appropriately in Argentina.

December 5, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Madonna from my vantage

Here are some pictures I took the first night I went to Madonna on the Sticky & Sweet Tour. I went with my sister Carla, my Mom and Bonita. When I’m at a concert I don’t generally take pictures because I’d rather just be in the moment and watch the show. So here area few pics I took just so people could see about where i was sitting.

On the second night of the show I had a better seat and there were four girls sitting in front of me. One of them was watching the show through her camera, literally, the entire show. She was so worried about having the show on her camera she basically missed it.



November 23, 2008. Entertainment, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Me Me Me!. Leave a comment.

A better Britney and Madonna

November 12, 2008. Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Madonna in Oakland: Sticky & super Sweet!


MADONNA  was amazing!  IT was soo much fun to be there with my family.  the night before on halloween, somewhere, somehow i got a stomach bug.  so i was up all night being sick, but that didn’t stop me from having a good time at the show. our seats were really good, right next to the stage on the right side.  we got to see her go down on the lift …   My mom had a great time, which is what really what i wanted.  The show was amazing!  my favorites were vogue, she’s not me, into the groove, you must love me, la isla bonita!  and like a prayer.   I loved the my favorite section was the Old school section and surprisingly the gypsy section.  it was just so colorful and full of energy.  Miles Away was amazing to clap to…  I hated the last section.  I loved like a prayer and give it to me.  but the rest sucked.  4minutes didn’t look or sound good.  even though he wasn’t there, madonna was still overshadowed by JT. plus she was humping the TV screens….lame.  RAy of light was the exact same as Confessions and Hung Up was a torturous version.  You just couldn’t get into it.  But give it to me ended the show strong..   YOu could tell she was not in the most well-rested mood that night.  She seemed a little pissed off.
The second night i went by my self.  i was basically in the same seat except on the other side of the stage, plus i was three rows down and a few seats closer to the stage…so it was a better view.  Madonna was definitely in a great mood that night.  She must have been tired the night before from traveling but i guess she got her sleep, cuz she was amazing and the crowd was definitely better.  It was great to see her a second time because i noticed so much more this time around than i did the night before.  the Sticky & Sweet tour is just amazing because its soo much fun.  ITs like a big party.  She shakes it and dances around almost the entire time.  This second show you could just tell she was loving us.  At one point she was laying down close to my section and everyone was cheering and she looks at the first few rows and says “that is the sound of love.” and we definitely loved her that night.
Madonna has always been political and so when she performed on election night, you know she was going to celebrate with the crowd!
She even wore her Obama Madonna shirt, sold at the concerts!
AND last night she had Britney and Justin on stage with her!

November 7, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Sticky and Sweet Vogue is HOT!

September 18, 2008. Entertainment, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Madonna dedicates a song to the Pope…

September 14, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Opening night of Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour!

Madonna finally played her first gig of the Sticky & Sweet Tour in Cardiff, Wales. I was very skeptical of the setlist and if this was going to be a good show. All my doubts have been shot down, killed and buried as I am checking out all of the pictures and videos for the show. It looks fun, COLORFUL, energetic and fabulous! There have been a few reports about somethings people didn’t like. Like the video backdrops were a little confusing and not of the highest production value. Also, one report said that Madonna was a bit impersonal. The report says that the last time she was in Cardiff for the Confessions Tour, she was talking to the crowd non’stop. But last time she was there on that tour, it was at the end of the tour. She is always more relaxed as the tour goes on. This was opening night and she had to be nervous.

I am so glad that I am seeing her towards the end of the tour, two nights in a row, no less!

So here ya go, the best of the best video clips and pictures I could find….

Into the Groove

She’s Not Me!




These two pictures are from her TourBook:

Madonna taking requests…

And the hottest dancer so far that we have seen in the best position we could have seen him in:

This is exactly what I thought the Confessions Tour was going to be like, FUN! But that one was all kinds of serious more oft than not. I can’t wait to get Sticky & Sweet!

All pictures and videos were collected from HomoFactual, MadonnaTribe, DrownedMadonna and PerezHilton.

August 24, 2008. Entertainment, Gay Gay Gay, Life, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

More on Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour

Costume designs for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet tour have hit the Web!

Madge has teamed up again with designer/stylist Arianne Phillips. The two have worked together for about 11 years.

Phillips told Women’s Wear Daily that this new tour has posed an interesting challenge.

She says, “Normally we prep in April and May, and open in June. This time, the tour begins in August. It’s a nightmare. Everyone in Italy and France is on a beach sunning themselves.”

Phillips also revealed, “Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed two outfits and Tom Ford provided bespoke suits for the band. Three pairs of shoes have been custom-made by Miu Miu, there are thigh-high boots courtesy of Stella McCartney, sunglasses from Moschino, and other outfits and odds and ends from Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, and Jeremy Scott.”


Also, as in the past, this tour will be divided into four sections.

The first references gangsta pimp and Art Deco with Givenchy costumes. The dominatrix look will be featured prominently:

“It’s a theme that runs throughout her career. She’s not afraid of being hard,” said the costume designer.

The second section has been termed “Old School” and looks back at Madge’s early days in New York. This section will feature some vintage prints from Keith Haring, the late graffiti artist and friend of Madonna who died of AIDS in 1990. Phillips said, “He and Madonna were friends. If he were alive, it would be his 50th birthday as well. So I thought, ‘What if we revisited that?’”

The third party will be gypsy-influenced and the final section will feature a futuristic rave look with lots of Japanese influences.

Phillips also went on to say that getting older has had little effect on Madge’s sense of fashion adventure, “She always wants to push the envelope. There are no vanity considerations based on her age…She looks good in everything.”

August 7, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

the supposed Final Setlist of Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour

I got this from MadonnaTribe

And here’s our latest update on the Sticky & Sweet track list. We heard that the list of songs that we report below is basically the FINAL one and it includes video and live interludes. But before going into it, here are some exclusive tidbits on what we will be seeing and hearing during this great show!

The show features four main section. The show opener, Candy Shop, has now a longer intro compared to the promo tour version. A musical intro a la Drowned World Tour, with bits and pieces of song form Hard Candy that we will be hearing later in the show fades into the “C-A-N-D-Y” intro from the promo tour.

The clock ticking theme from 4 minutes can be heard several times during the show. In the show intro, in Vogue and in the “Get Stupid” interlude, which reminds of the Confessions Tour’s Sorry Video interlude. In Get Stupid there are samples of Give It 2 Me, 4 Minutes and Beat Goes On and it’s about our chance to save our planet from the various damages we created.

The use of music samples is very big on this tour. Many of the classic hits are musically re-arranged as mash-ups and the songs are sung on musical tracks heavely sample-ing other dance songs. Like A Prayer, for example, which, as previously reported by M-Tribe, has entered the set list is now replacing Impressive Instant and it’s delivered using musical parts of the 1992 dance hit by Felix “Don’t You Want Me”.

Into The Groove, that contains a small sample of Madonna’s Jump, is also delivered using musical parts of another dance song “Toop Toop” by Cassius, while Borderline is a great “rocky/ska” re-invention of the classic 1983 ballad.

The first video interlude, a fast and speeded up version of the James Bond theme Die Another Day, features exclusive new footage of Madonna as a boxeur, from the brand new photoshoot by Tom Munro for the Tour Book.

The second video interlude mashes up Madonna’s Rain with the Eurythmics’ Here Comes The Rain Again, using their original version and leading to Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You. Originally supposed to play the piano herself on this song, Madonna will now be placed on the piano, reminessing a bit the Sooner Or Later performance from Blond Ambition.

After La Isla Bonita mixed with Lela Pala Tute, there’s a live interlude with Romanian/Gipsy song “Doli Doli” which is not sung by Madonna, who will be back on stage to close the section with a fierce rendition of the Accademy Award winning song “You Must Love Me” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Sticky & Sweet Set List
Intro/Candy Shop
Beat Goes On
Human Nature

Video Interlude – Die Another Day
Into The Groove
She’s Not Me

Video Interlude – Rain/Here Comes The Rain Again
Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You
Spanish Lesson
Miles Away
La Isla Bonita/Lela Pala Tute
Doli Doli (Live interlude – Romanian folk song)
You Must Love Me

Video Interlude – Get Stupid (About saving the planet)
4 Minutes
Like A Prayer
Ray Of Light
Hung Up
Give It To Me (Finale)

I have to say that i am very very underwhelmed by this set list. I’m hoping that this is NOT the final and there will be some great surprises of songs we didn’t know about this.

If this IS the final setlist, them i’m not really sure what she was thinking. I think she could have been more fun with the songs she chose to sang.

What happened to Open your heart and who’s that girl? Dress you up? Angel and Everybody???

I thought this tour was supposed to be very 80’s.

well, its 18 days until the opening night. of course anything could change between now and then.

Despite all of this, we know its going to be a good show, it always is, i just wish she would have dug a little deeper for some good songs to play.

August 4, 2008. Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

Madonna at Traverse Film Festival

I would love to know what Madonna is saying to Lourdes.. Madonna’s grip on her hand, Lola’s smiling face, serious look from behind the sunglasses…

August 4, 2008. Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The latest Sticky & Sweet Tour Rumors

From DrownedMadonna:

[BREAKING NEWS] Britney’s manager confirmed duo to Access Hollywood
Category: Video-clip.
Despite rumors of Britney Spears joining Madonna onstage for her upcoming “Sticky & Sweet” tour, it appears the duo will only appear together on video. “Britney’s doing a video piece this week for Madonna’s new tour,” Brit’s manager, Larry Rudolph, told Access Hollywood. The video will reportedly be shown on giant video screens during Madge’s world tour. No word if the duo will recreate their VMA smooch in the video, but fans sure can hope!

EXCLUSIVE – Word is that a newcomer is in charge to direct two video-interludes. His name is Noel Clarke. heard that the new “Everybody” choreography reminds of “Erotica/You Thrill Me” from the Confessions Tour.

The choreography that is being conceived for “Heartbeat” is described as a tongue in cheek shoe changing choreography.

Among the old hits that Madonna is currently rehearsing there is “Angel”. We really hope Madonna likes the live version and it will make the final setlist. Fingers crossed!!

We remind you that everything is subject to changes. So stay tunes!

EXCLUSIVE – Madonna is not satisfied with the live version of “Spanish Lesson”, so she decided to shelve it AS OF NOW. also heard that Madonna is currently testing a cover of Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell” to replace “Spanish Lesson” after “Buenos Aires”. Let’s wait and see if this cool idea will make the final setlist!

Another song has been shelved as of now. “Ray Of Light” – which was originally part of the Rock/Guitar section – is now out of the tentative setlist.

“Give It 2 Me” is being rehearsed the same way as in the Hard Candy Promo Tour, but obviously with different outfits.

Besides “Spanish Lesson”, the only other “Hard Candy” track that is not being used as of now in the tentative setlist – neither as a video interlude nor as a live performance – is “Incredible”.

Keep in mind that everything is subject to changes, so stay tuned!


I hope she does not play Ray Of Light! Its fun, but it was on the last tour, in the Rock/Guitar section….lets not repeat!

From MadonnaTribe:
Singer Britney Spears has indeed been asked to shoot a video for Madonna’s new tour and it’s not going to be a video interlude, but a video used while Madonna is singing on stage.

The video is for the exciting new live version of Human Nature, that as previously revealed by MadonnaTribe it’s the third song on the Sticky & Sweet tour setlist.

The video will be directed by the one and only Steven Klein, that as previously reported here, will take care of two brand videos for the show, one for an oldie (this one) and one for a new track off Hard Candy.

The original idea behind Human Nature 2008 was to give out an updated version of the song by showing the artists, mainly troubled young hollywood stars, that are being treated as “bitches” by the world press and media, in a similar way they did with Madonna back in 1992 when she the main target of such media attentions.

But Britney is now the main star of the screen video, and while musically Human Nature 2008 originally contained spoken samples of Gimme More, now the concept has been expanded even more with samples of the track, making it longer and cooler and it can easily be described as a sort Human Nature/Gimme More mash up!


Ok here we go!! Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour opens with Candy Shop (very similar to the promo tour version) followed by a version of Beat Goes On very similar to the album version. Both Pharrell Williams and Kanye West will appear on video during the song. The third song in the setlist is the first GREAT surprise. It’s the one and only Human Nature, from Bedtime Stories (and we’ll not be sorry!!). The song will be presented in an original and UNIQUE way, but that’s a surprise we don’t want to spoil for the moment. We’re sure the inclusion of this song will make lots of people very happy.
Section two of the show includes Into The Groove, a great number where she will be jumping rope with a little sample of the song “Jump” thrown in as well, followed by Heartbeat. The Fedde Le Grande version of Music, (just like the promo tour version) and She’s Not Me follow.

The following section will opens with the song Devil Would Recognize You, Madonna will sing it live and play the piano onstage HERSELF for the very first time! After that we go into Miles Away, just like the promo tour, and a joyful version Spanish Lesson. Her great classic from True Blue arrives next: It’s La Isla Bonita that will be presented in its “Live Earth incarnation”, the Lela Pala Tute version!!! This third section is closed by one of the songs by Madonna that won an Oscar. It’s the touching “You Must Love Me”, the beautiful ballad from Evita, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Loydd Webber especially for Madonna in the film. This version is more or less very similar to its original form.

The closing section of the tour includes the promo tour version of 4 Minutes followed by one of the greatest surprises fans will adore: Impressive Instant from the “Music” album!! Ray of Light follows. It’s basically the album version with some changes in the middle. The promo tour version of Hung Up is next. The tour closes with the latest single from Hard Candy, Give It 2 Me

But that’s not all folks! Madonna is also doing a great classic for her first album and she’s doing it for the first time since the Virgin Tour. It’s “Borderline” that will be presented like it has never been heard before and don’t forget to look out for the great tour videos that will be directed by Steven Klein, as previously reported by MadonnaTribe!!

M-Tribe called this the “Mother of all Set Lists?” Um this is fucking disappointing. I would hate it if this was the real set list. Ray of Light and La Isla,,,,boring… we’ve seen these so much lately.


From Madonnalicious:

This is a fun article. It doesn’t give any specific song names, but it definitely gives some exciting details!!!!

Liz Smith reports from the tour rehearsals

US newspaper columnist and Madonna champion Liz Smith attended the Sticky & Sweet Tour rehearsals and offers this report:

‘UHHH….I can’t jump rope in high heels!’
‘Well, not that high a heel.’
OK folks, who do we know who would jump rope (double dutch, too) in heels? Of course! It is our old friend, the indomitable Madonna.

La Ciccone has been rehearsing her ‘Sticky and Sweet’ tour in a massive space in New York. Her latest troupe of beautiful dancers is present, as is every other member of a massive Madonna undertaking. When the boss works, everybody works! It is 80 degrees and humid outside. Inside, it’s a steam bath. Madonna does not enjoy air conditioning. (Audiences tend to leave her concerts having lost about 10 pounds in water weight.) Everybody looks whipped. Not Madonna.

Without makeup, her long blond hair lank, dressed in funereal black rehearsal togs, she looks fresher, younger and more vital than she does on the red carpet. (She also looks less muscular. Concert lighting and flash photography tends to over-emphasize her toned sinew.) She certainly shakes a tail feather like she is still writhing along the canals in Venice for the ‘Like a Virgin’ video, filmed before most of her dancers were born.

People close to Madonna, those who love her, are always saying, ‘Why don’t you relax more, have some fun?’ Sometimes she will agree. But most of the time she doesn’t bother to give concerned parties her life memo: hard work – pushing herself to the limit and most of all, dancing is her fun and relaxation. So many of her songs celebrate the power of dance and how it can free you – perhaps just temporarily – from immediate care.

Watching this star go through her paces, she seems not to have a care in the world, except to perfect her show. ‘That sucked!’ she declares after failing to execute her double dutch without error. ‘I have to be better.’ Madonna pauses and gives a mock scowl to her dancers, ‘And so does everybody else.’
Later, she painstakingly explains her vision on one of the numbers. The choreographer is working only from an e-mail he just received from Madonna. She has her vision, now she has to communicate it. The number will feature four girls who are dressed up in various iconic versions of Madonna images past. She’s laughing at her old ‘looks’ and discussing the particulars. ‘At first I thought mannequins, then no, real girls would be better. Truthfully, I wanted drag queens – who does me better? But I figured that might be too much drama, you know – those girls love their scenes. And I provide enough of that!’

As Madonna recruits the dancers who’ll stand and strike a pose, each holding or wearing a prop, the star will snatch away, the choreographer beams, ‘Oh, this is getting so wickedly weird. Now I’m really loving it!’

Throughout the afternoon and evening, Madonna never flags, and never loses her sense of humor or the maternal camaraderie she always shares with her dancers.

Happily lost in her greatest love – her work – it doesn’t seem the time or place to bring up her supposedly failing marriage or the betrayal of her brother, Christopher Ciccone, and his tell-all book. (Poor Christopher. He has made his bed, and already the peas in his mattress are the size of boulders. In the end, he will have helped sell a gazillion more tickets to his sister’s concerts.) Will Madonna and Guy Ritchie separate? I don’t know. I do know they have been deeply in love, very much in sync (certainly at one time), and both these strong-willed people have tried hard to accommodate the other.

The last time I saw Guy and Madonna together they couldn’t have been more convivial and affectionate. They were in public, of course, so we take the proverbial grain of salt on that one. I don’t think the towel is thrown in yet. It’s damp and well used. It’s hanging crooked on the shower stall. But it’s not quite ready for the hamper. She has three children. She is not cavalier when it comes to divorce. (Remember, this is only her second marriage.)

Certainly Madonna does not look or behave like a woman whose marriage is on the rocks. She wouldn’t show that face anyway; that’s a great part of her appeal. She doesn’t beg her audience for love or understanding. You either understand or you don’t. Seen through the oft-distorted prism of the media, her ambition and ‘manipulation’ is not always admired. Still, many do admire her, without really admitting she has talent. Millions more worship her as a figure of empowerment and forging success in a man’s world on a man’s terms.

She’s the music industry’s Hillary Clinton, jumping rope in high heels.

From New York Post

July 7, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

Behind the Give It 2 Me scenes

June 28, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Splitsville for Guy and Madonna…..

Well the rumors are becoming fact as it is being reported that both Madonna and Guy Ritchie have hired divorce lawyers… *Sniffle* I really thought Guy was the one that he was going to be with us always.

But it seems that they are trying to work it out:

From PerezHilton
Guy Ritchie is flying to New York this weekend in a last-ditch bid to save his marriage to Madonna, the British media is reporting.

We sure hope this is true!

As of Saturday afternoon, a solo Madge (above) was seen leaving the Kabbalah center in NYC.

A source close to the couple tells The Sun:

“It is make or break time for Guy and Madonna. She is completely focused on rehearsals for her tour in America and can’t come back to London. They want to make the marriage work, but they are at a stalemate. At the moment they are both trying to rescue the situation. Em has shown a willingness to patch things up. But because almost all rehearsals for the tour are in New York rather than in London Guy thinks she’s not sacrificing much. He has now decided to fly out there this weekend to try to sort things out.”

If they can’t sort it out, then Madge and Guy are determined to work things out civilly.

Work it out, though.

Work it out!

June 28, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

More Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour Rumors

I’m excited by the version of Secret! wants to share with Madonna’s fans some tidbits from the first steps of the rehearsals of the Sticky & Sweet Tour. Many things and songs keep on changing… so stay tuned!

One of the sections begins with a musical intro from the “Topkapi” movie which lands to “Buenos Aires” from the “Evita” soundtrack. A suitcase choreography ending with ensable cast is being considered. “Buenos Aires” is currently followed by “Spanish Lesson”.

Surprisingly “She Is Not Me” is being rehearsed linked with “My Name Is Not Susan”.

The 2008 version of “Everybody” features a heavy SKD sample.

A beautiful Sytar and voice version of “Secret” is being considered.

“La Isla Bonita” is closing a section which is currently dedicated to India, with Bollywood style music and choreography.

An “Holiday” intro is being considered for “4 Minutes”.

A lot of oldies are being rehearsed, many of them totally reworked.

A controversial screen video by Steven Klein ends one of the sections.

So far 4 video screens are being considered, one of them is the opening of the show.

June 27, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. 1 comment.

Preliminary Madonna Sticky & Sweet Setlist!!!!


Perez Hilton posted a fabulous picture of a version of the Sticky & Sweet Tour! It looks wonderful.


Candyshop/I Want Candy
Open Your Heart**
Borderline (or Express Yourself**)

Interlude-Voices (or Nothing Really Matters)
Miles Away
Dance Tonight
Beat Goes On

Interlude-Who’s That Girl
Spanish Lesson
You’ll See**
La Isla Bonita/Who’s That Girl**
Dress You Up**

Interlude-Rescue Me**
Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You
She’s Not Me**

Interlude-4 Minutes
Hung Up
4 Minutes
Give it to Me

I think this is probably best tour setlist we have ever seen from Madonna. Of course, this is very early and rehearsals are still in the early phase. The songs with ** next to them are the songs I’m super excited about. I would absolutely love to hear Who’s That Girl, Rain, Everybody, Open Your Heart and Holiday.

I do NOT want to hear Music or La Isla Bonita. I’m so over the latter, since she sang a dull rendition of it on the Confessions Tour.

This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. The tour rumors, the speculation, the leaks…. I love it!

Here we go again.Madonna’s world tour kicks off in August and so that means in the coming weeks,we will hear lots of rumors about the setlist.Rehearsals have already started and already,the first batch of rumors are circulating,supposedly from “insiders” connected to the tour,lol.Take it all with a grain of salt lol

***Opening song will be “Candy Shop”.

***The second song will be “Beat Goes On”,which will be the third single in America (“Miles Away” will be the third single in Europe).

***”Dress You Up” and “Everybody” are in the setlist.

***”Holiday” is out,as is “Borderline”.Jamie King is trying to convince her to include the latter.

***”Rain” won’t be included,but it may be used during a video/intermission/costume change.

***According to one source,a slower,more folk version of “Borderline” is still being considered.But as of last week,they have tested over 50 songs.”Beat Goes On”,”Miles Away” and “Give It To Me” are definite,but “Spanish Lesson” is a definite NO.

***”Open Your Heart” is in consideration and will be rehearsed,not sure if it will make the final show.

***Even though “Candy Shop” is the opening song,”Heartbeat” is being strongly considered as well.

***”Incredible”,”Spanish Lesson” and “Voices” are the only Hard Candy tracks that will not be performed on this tour.

***”Music” will again be on the setlist.It’s one of the final four songs,along with “Hung Up”,”Give It To Me” and “4 Minutes”.

***”Vogue” is being considered.

***”Rescue Me” was suggested by a crew member and Madonna found it laughable to even consider.

***”Love Profusion” is a distinct possibility.It could be performed in a medley with it’s “cousin” track “Miles Away”.

Madonna is doing vocal arrangements in London while the dancers are rehearsing in New York.She will join them on June 20th.

******and more*****
some more news from “insiders”…..

***Jamie King is currently trying to convince Madonna to perform the following songs:

“Open Your Heart”
“Physical Attraction”
“Express Yourself”
“Justify My Love”
“Rescue Me”
“Bedtime Story”
“Take A Bow”
“Human Nature”

and a few others.He’s come up with some exciting new choreography/themes/ideas for these songs and plans to show Madonna when she returns to the rehearsals in New York.

***Madonna will definitely perform something from the Dick Track ’I’m Breathless’ album.That’s one of her favorite albums.


June 22, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music, yum. 7 comments.

Another doc?

From Madonnalicious

Madonna planning another documentary?

Madonna is reportedly set to mark her 50th birthday by releasing a sequel to her infamous In Bed With Madonna documentary next year.
The Holiday hitmaker will produce the documentary with filmmaker Alex Keshishian, who directed the controversial 1991 movie, to celebrate her continued success in the music industry.
And the film will act as a reunion for Madonna – she has reportedly signed up most of the original production team for the new venture.
Keshishian is set to film the superstar over three weeks as she goes about her day-to-day life in London, according Britain’s The London Paper.
A source tells the publication, ‘It’s like an In Bed With Madonna but made for today. She leads an amazing, high-paced life now and Alex thought the time was right to do another documentary of her life and career.’
The original documentary followed the star as she embarked on her hit 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, and proved a hit with fans, grossing GBP29 million (GBP14.5 million) at the global box office.


Um,,, Wasn’t I’m Going to Tell You a Secret the sequel to Truth or Dare?

June 8, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Madonna has a Heart

This is a good interview. Madonna actually seems in a good mood and down to earth.

May 23, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Madonna at Roseland

Madonna played Roseland Ballroom in NYC the other night.  She did a quick 32 minute, six song set.  It was great.  I have to say she was a little rough…missing some cues and getting ahead of the music.   But the dancing was amazing. That was the best part.  Below is the video of Candy Shop.

May 5, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.




April 21, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

In tough times its nice to see a little something fun like this….

April 17, 2008. fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Promise to Try

Little girl don’t you forget her face
Laughing away your tears
When she was the one who felt all the pain

Little girl never forget her eyes
Keep them alive inside
I promise to try — it’s not the same

Keep your head held high — ride like the wind
Never look behind, life isn’t fair
That’s what you said, so I try not to care

Little girl don’t run away so fast
I think you forgot to kiss — kiss her goodbye

Will she see me cry when I stumble and fall
Does she hear my voice in the night when I call
Wipe away all your tears, it’s gonna be all right

I fought to be so strong, I guess you knew
I was afraid you’d go away, too

Little girl you’ve got to forget the past
And learn to forgive me
I promise to try — but it feels like a lie

Don’t let memory play games with your mind
She’s a faded smile frozen in time
I’m still hanging on — but I’m doing it wrong
Can’t kiss her goodbye — but I promise to try

-Madonna & Patrick Leonard


April 15, 2008. Life, Madonna, Music, Thoughts. Leave a comment.

UK Review: Hard Candy: Are You Excited?

UK Review: Hard Candy

London radio station Capital Radio also attended the UK album playback yesterday and wrote this great track-by-track review of the album:
This afternoon we went to a brilliantly decorated room in East London to hear the new Madonna album while sipping champagne & eating jelly beans. Sounds good huh? Well it was! Anyone fearing a full on urban attack – don’t worry. ‘Hard Candy’ is full of long disco pop songs – it just has some heavy beats! Here’s our track by track rundown:

1. Candy Shop:
Here we go! Madonna wants to be our ‘1-stop candy shop – your lollipop’. Yum! This is produced by The Neptunes and is filled with bleeps and swirls. It ends with a ‘sticky but sweet’ rap by Pharrell.
2. Four Minutes To Save The World:
You all know this one!
3. Give It To me:
Not a Furtado/Timbo cover but a Pharrell track that’s going to be the 2nd single. Let us tell you now – it’s mindblowingly amazing. There’s cowbells, twinkles and a funny vocoder you might have heard on ‘Music’. Think old school pop Madonna but fired up at 300 mph. There’s a funky break near the end where Madonna shouts ‘don’t stop!’, the music stops and a male voice sings ‘left to the right’
4. Heartbeat:
‘Probably the 3rd single’, Heartbeat has a synthy 80s sounding intro. Madge tells us that ‘when I dance I feel free!’. There’s something about the melody when she sings ‘you know I feel it in my Heartbeat’ that’s really cute!.
5. Miles Away:
This starts deceptively with guitar that reminds us of ‘Don’t Tell Me’. Is it going to be a ballad? Course not silly! 5 seconds in and here comes a pounding bassline. ‘I just woke up from a fuzzy dream, you won’t believe the things I’ve seen.’ This is the first song that doesn’t hold our attention all the way but it’s got a dreamy ending.
6. She’s Not Me:
It starts with 4 claps and then all hell breaks loose. This is the tale of a jilted lover and has about 7 different elements. It sounds kind of like a sequel to ‘Deeper and Deeper’ with the passion, the fastness and the twirls. Totally hypnotic – it’s a Timberlake/land production but it could come straight from the disco house of Nile Rodgers. Oh and it would mix into Anita Ward’s ‘Ring My Bell’ perfectly. Also it’s REALLY LONG.
7. Incredible:
The slowest track so far, but it’s full of strange noises. It’s kind of what ‘Cherish’ might sound like if it was looped and scratched up by a DJ. A sweet solo piano maintains the sweetness under the nasty dirty bass that’s everywhere else, but that bass is totally needed to stop it being smaltzy. It ends with a drum breakdown, that we’re sure wil be replaced with a beatboxer on tour, and lots of sexy ‘OOH’s.
8. Beat Goes On:
Featuring Mr Kanye West, this is a full on party disco song. ‘On and on, the beat goes – you don’t have the luxury of time – say what’s on your mind’. It has a ‘BEEP BEEP’ bit that totally reminds us of Donna Summer ‘Bad Girl’ (youtube it – it’s awesome!). Then there’s some dreamy sounding chords and up pops Kanye for a rap with some ‘Like A Prayer’ HEY!s going on underneath him.
9. Dance 2night:
Not a Paul McCartney cover! This is a bit downbeat sounding, but it’s still not a ballad. It’s just a bit dark. Wise ol’ Madonna tells us all that ‘You don’t have to be beautiful to be understood. You don’t have to be rich & famous to be good’.
10. Spanish Lessons:
She’s always loved throwing a bit of Spanish into her songs and now here’s a full on Spanish assault! Think matador trumpets and bullfighting. Plus learn her language and you might get lucky – ‘You’re so loco & you drive me crazy. If you do your homework maybe I will give it up’
11. Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You:
The 2nd best song on the album, this is ‘Cry Me A River’ 5 years later, and sung by Madonna. It’s got a gorgeous sad, synth opener which is suddenly compounded by hynotizing bleeps. Queen Madge sings ‘Over and over you’re pushing me onto the floor and I keep coming back for more’. It’s still not a ballad though. Hooray!
12. Voices:
And we’re at the end. Boo hoo. It’s a creepy sounding ending though and it’s almost as if a song off ‘Erotica’ has been brought up to date with lyrics like ‘Who is the master, who is the slave’ and ‘Are you walking the dog or is that dog walking you’.

So there we have it. Course when we listen to it all again we’ll probably completely change our mind about our favourite tracks!
As massive Madonna fans we’re very happy that she hasn’t gone off the rails as feared.

It’s simply a Madonna pop album for 2008 which starts out having a full on party and ends in that dark corner Ms Ciccone knows so well.

Are you excited?

April 8, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

4 Minutes video is available on Itunes!


Madonna’s new video for 4 Minutes wasn’t supposed to be available until tomorrow but for some reason its ready to download today.

The video is amazing. Lots of great dancing and her boobs look great. Check it out!

April 3, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

Two San Francisco Madonna Hard Candy release party events

Big Gay Movie Night: A Tribute to Madonna

Energy 92.7 are bringing back Big Gay Movie Night to the Bridge Theatre on Thursday April 17th. This time we are saluting the matron saint of Energy 92.7, Madonna.

We’ll be watching Desperately Seeking Susan and Body of Evidence. Plus we’ll have plenty of win it before you can buy it copies of Madonna’s new “Hard Candy” CD, in stores on April 29th, as door prizes.

Tickets are only $7 and a portion of the proceeds go to Project Open Hand.

April 1, 2008. Entertainment, fun, Gay Gay Gay, Madonna, Music. Leave a comment.

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