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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Madonna: Truth In Advertising

Saw this at Amoeba Records last week. Nice to see that after a decade of flops, they finally found a way to market Ye Olde Vampyre.

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25 Comments:

  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    oh you are awful, but i like you :)

     
  • At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Christophe B said…

    I like your blog but the systematic slagging of the last real big pop star survivor since the 80s ...is getting tiring and more importantly false and self US - centered !!
    Madonna is still huge in Europe, and still manages to have number 1 records in several key markets !!! and her Hard Candy, eventhough not my favorite record of hers, was still in the TOP 10 worldwide biggest sellers for 2007... Without mentioning her sellout world tours breaking all records !!!
    A woman who still able to manage this at over 50, in a very tough and short lived POP WORLD, deserves RESPECT...Even if you don't like her music.
    LADY GAGA has had one Hit Album ONLY. WITHOUT Madonna , who inspired GAGA to her own admission, she might never have been given the chance.
    AND NO ...I am not a Madonna crazy fan...I owned over 2000 Cds of various artists and my tastes are very broad.

    You should try to get your fact rights, or start calling your BLOG MADONNA HATERS or The master of the world in the US, where Madonna do not have hits anymore because the Charts are only based on Radio Play, not on Sales like its still the case in some lost island called Europe !
    Read you soon.
    Thanks Christophe France

     
  • At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    French people with no sense of humour? Whatevah next!

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    Ouch...that's hard-CORE but brilliant!

     
  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I love Madonna, if only for the international horde of deathly serious fans standing by to defend her at the drop of a garlic clove.

     
  • At 2:56 PM, Blogger Brad said…

    Who's Madonna?

     
  • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Christophe B said…

    I am more of a European citizen than French...I was living in the UK for 7 years and Holland for 7 years too...And I am only 35...and I love british humour hardcore ( little britain) and even australian ( kath and kim) and some American too. So I am far from being considered Franco- French. And I am sorry but I dont think constant bashing could be considered as Humour. It needs to be slightly more subtle. And I do laugh at jokes about Madonna ( french and Saunders sketches) . I dont think she is perfect and noone is perfect( not even LADY GAGA!). So please don't make assumptions and dismiss my opinion when you don't know me . This is insulting and far from being tolerant to everyone's opinions. I don't see the joke anymore when its repetitive, and could be considered as an obsessive nasty and pointless hatred for anyone at all. I cant see the sense of humour in that.
    Yes I am French , yes I eat a bit of garlic, ...but i don t call all Americans fat, eating giants burgers all the time ...DOOH ! Calling off Cliché is far from being clever and tolerant.

    Au revoir, Good-Bye and TOT ZIENS ( dutch for the ignorant ones).

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    Madonna haters does have a nice ring to it!

     
  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    The garlic was in reference to the vampyre comment, Christophe. LOLZ

     
  • At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hilarious! I love your blog. It is a regular stop and I've referenced you a couple of times this month.

    Check out my new blog:

    http://blog.albumartexchange.com/

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Fuck France said…

    Man, I could smell Madge's stale, stretched-out pussy all the way from here.

    Wait...what?

    She makes music?

    Since when?

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Keith a.k.a. K j A M said…

    HARSH! Which is fine, that's why I like to read this blog. Nevertheless, you'd be hard pressed to point out ANY pop star that has legions of fans worldwide, sells a gillion records (even without US support), consistently has the largest grossing tour (even beating out the Eagles, the Stones and yes, U2). For what it's worth, the cougar known as Madonna is a juggernaut. Who else could have convinced Live Nation to pay her a $150 million dollar advance for signing with them and at the age of 50 no less? Certainly not Mariah, nor Britney, Janet or even yes, Lady GaGa (who frankly just annoys me). No doubt, Madonna's music has faded for me, but she still puts on one hell of a show!

     
  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    I'm gonna use this as my signature at Madonna Nation and go a trollin'!

     
  • At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Uncle Herman said…

    Ahahaha. That's brutal but very funny.

    That said, when you talk about Madonna... nuh uh, girlfriend!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr09xt8lpds&feature=channel_page

     
  • At 9:59 AM, Blogger JimmyD said…

    Christophe: It seems you have something in common with Madonna. Neither seem to have a sense of humor. That's one of the reasons I fell out of like with her back after 'True Blue.' She lost her sense of fun.

    Lighten up. Every bloated mega-star gets ripped... even the ones who can sing. (Remember when she tried to sing the song from 'Evita' at the Oscars? Flat and off key? I do!)
    Oh... and she's not the only pop star surviving from the 80's. Do your homework. She may be the last pop star who, at 50, dresses up like a 20 year old whore and still lip syncs poorly in front of thousands sad drones who paid way too much to see a 'live' show.

    And where's your praise to all those who came before Madonna, without whom she would not have had a career? Like all the people she impersonated? Did she ever have an original look?

    I think you are Madonna crazy. You've spent too much time and too many words defending that slag. And good for you. Just cop to the fact that you always have and always will love her. And will always consider her the greatest talent ever and I think you'll find the peace that you seek.

     
  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Talk about causing a commotion.

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Madonnasworld said…

    MADONNA RULES, JUST OPEN YOUR HEART AND YOU'LL SEE, SHE'LL SHINE A RIGHT OF LIGHT YOUR WAY WITH MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU GET INTO THE GROOVE AND IF YOU ONLY GOT 4 MINUTES LEFT, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER LISTEN TO?

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Uncle Herman said…

    Well, I think Robbie should express himself, even if he offended my relationship with the patron saint of bitchin' pop music, Madonna. Robbie: Express Yourself.

    Don't go for second best baby
    Put your love to the test
    You know, you know, you've got to

     
  • At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Dishy said…

    CAUSING A COMMOTION INDEED! Fucking hilarious! Madonna cannot sing. Period.

     
  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Oh D'Luv, you think that you are strong, but you are weak!

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Anonymous Take A Bow said…

    LOL @ The Madonnapocalyse!! The prophecy has been fulfilled!!

    The prophecy, that is, of the thin-voiced humorless piece of gristle continuing to suck disposable income away from her army of queens who desperately want to proclaim anything she does as revolutionary and amazing.

    Because if they'd stop staring at the bony vampyre trotting out the 3000th remix of her "greatest" "hits", they'd have to look at themselves: aging, aging, aging in a world that has moved way beyond a time in which "Into The Groove" meant something.

    Look at yourselves, Madge fans, and WEEP!

     
  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger Keith a.k.a. K j A M said…

    Take a bow, I almost thought you were talking about Kylie for a moment. Then again, you probably could've been.

     
  • At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Take A Bow said…

    Keith, the beast has many names...Madge and Kylie are just two of them.

     
  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger Keith a.k.a. K j A M said…

    ROTFLOL! Thanks for the good laugh, after today's decision, I needed it.

     
  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Ronan said…

    It's fascinating to read the comments based off this one minor post. Not just the ones fiercely defending her, but the ones that seem determined to hate her. No matter what anyone says this woman has brain-washed many of us, whether it be brain-washed to love her every album, or brain-washed to dog her every chance they get. I happen to fall in the "love her" category (though I admit "American Life" and "Hard Candy" are frightening).

    Say what you want, but something tells me this bitch ain't going away. Her face will eventually be tighter than my own ass, and her arms and legs will be made of nothing but pulsing veins, but she'll still be here shaking that granny ass and creating an uproar over absolutely nothing. I, for one, am looking very forward to that beautiful disaster! Keep it going Madge! I'll always have an irrational love for ya!

    P.S. keep up the fantastic blogging, you've helped me waste thousands of hours at work. =)

    -Ronan

     

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