I’m sure that kung fu lola, at least, will be in here to defend Madonna… I’m ready for the onslaught.
First let me say that I am a Madonna fan. I have all of her music prior to this most recent album, American Life.
She’s entertaining and her crazy persona changes have always amused me. I think her “in your face” attitude has helped women to be more free with who they really are… sexually and humorously, in particular.
I am annoyed by “American Life” and the related publicity tour.
Number one, she doesn’t fucking live in America. I don’t care if she’s American. It is the height of assholishness to criticize when you haven’t even lived here for what, two years?
Number two, in recent interviews she has cringed about her past behavior, calling it unimportant. Now she knows what’s important. Everything before the age of 40 was bullshit. This attitude drives me bugnuts, especially since Madonna is an intelligent woman. Madonna, you wouldn’t be able to look back at your past behavior and evaluate it if you hadn’t gone through it. Ever heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy? It’s the fucking process of life. Get the basic needs met first, then get philosophical about it all. Hel-fucking-lo? She should at least acknowledge that she had to do what she did to get where she is now. Maybe not EVERY thing, but the general direction and experimentation… Yes.
I think it’s buggin me so much because I absolutely hate it when people regret decisions to the point of wishing they could erase them. Especially when the person benefits from the decisions that they made!
For example, I have a friend who will repeatedly blow off responsibilities in order to have some spontaneous fun. She’ll party all night long, have a great time and then whine the entire next day, “Oh man, why did I do thaaaaat? I shoulda studied! I shoulda cleaned my apartment!”
Judas Priest!! Learn to live with the consequences of your decisions or change your future behavior, but don’t fucking WHINE about what you should have done!