1. "I love Madonna....." In response to Reply # 0 Mon Mar-26-12 10:02 PM by denny
but seriously...the drug thing on her new record is a little disturbing.
The album title is a reference to Ecstacy.....at a recent performance she asked the audience 'Has anyone here seen Molly?' (slang for 'is anyone here on ecstacy?') to the cheers of a bunch of adolescents.
How cool is it for a 50 something year old lady to be encouraging/co-signing drug use with a bunch of teenagers?
but a couple things.....there's probably not too many 14 year olds at a Flaming Lips show.
And do they ever specifically advocate drug use? I honestly don't know....but I'd guess that they probably reference/allude to drug use without saying something explicit like 'How many people are on LSD out there?"
6. "My memory is fuzzy so I can't say what they said specifically" In response to Reply # 0
But the show was full of intentional triggers. Patchouli blown through large fans; lots of bright, flashing lights; people pulled backstage only to reappear with inflated penguins; glitter shot in clouds; puppetry; etc.
14. "I saw them years back, lots of bells and whistles to substitute for good..." In response to Reply # 6
>But the show was full of intentional triggers. >Patchouli blown through large fans; >lots of bright, flashing lights; >people pulled backstage only to reappear with inflated >penguins; >glitter shot in clouds; >puppetry; >etc. > >I left feeling manipulated, it was a scene man.
9. "RE: No offense but do you really think Madonna's target is teenagers?" In response to Reply # 7
>There maybe some and she may definitely hope to get lots with >this album but let be real it's mostly 25-40 chicks and gay >dudes. > >Also it's more sad than disturbing that she thinks by jumping >on a trendy drug bandwagon she'll be seen as more current.
Is ecstasy still the big club drug it was back in 98/99 ??
10. "Probably bigger but MDMA is a little different" In response to Reply # 9
>>There maybe some and she may definitely hope to get lots >with >>this album but let be real it's mostly 25-40 chicks and gay >>dudes. >> >>Also it's more sad than disturbing that she thinks by >jumping >>on a trendy drug bandwagon she'll be seen as more current. > >Is ecstasy still the big club drug it was back in 98/99 ?? >
Doesn't last as long and not as trippy. But yeah I'd say it's at coke levels of the 80's, since it's beyond a club drug. Hip hop, rock and R&B ppl are onto it as well.
3. "Bashing your ex is a tradition that usually results in great songs" In response to Reply # 0
Can't speak for Madonna's new shit cuz, well, no way I am listening to that shit, but we all know some of the best art, music included, comes from a broken heart.
___________________________ OL' DIRTY BASTARD on himself: "I may curse, I may have a bad mouth, whatever whatever. I'm not that bad, yaknow'mean. Bad to y'all, I dunno how y'all... I don't give a fuck. Um, I'm a good person at heart, for real and shit.
8. "I don't have any strong feelings about it" In response to Reply # 0
Artists should write songs and albums about the things they know and that inspire them to create. If an artist is going through a bad breakup, it's natural that it would bleed over into their music. There's also the sense a lot of times that it's exploiting a public event to sell units (like everybody knew about Britney and Timberlake, and both of them took shots in a not-so-veiled way), but whatever.
Legally, I don't see any issue with it either unless it tilts over into slander. There are laws covering that.
12. "Don't care... " In response to Reply # 8 Wed Mar-28-12 01:29 PM by legsdiamond
but I wish Tayor Swift would stop writing those damn cheesy songs about her fake ex's. Come to think of it.... Damn near every Taylor Swift song I've heard when she sings at award shows is talking shit about critics, boyfriends or Kanye.