Monday, June 14, 2010
Released 18 years ago on June 16th, 1992 The song was written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, and recorded as one of the last songs during the sessions for her 1992 studio album Erotica. Released in the summer, the single was a worldwide hit, spending one week at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in August 1992, and became Madonna's tenth chart topper, breaking her tie with Whitney Houston to become the female artist with the most number one singles at that time. The song entered the charts in the UK top five, peaking at number three for two weeks and was another top five hit for Madonna in numerous other markets.
Though featured in the film, it was not available on the soundtrack album. It was originally available on the Olympics-inspired Barcelona Gold compilation album released that summer, but in a shorter edit than any of the versions on the commercial singles. It would later be featured on Madonna's 1995 ballads compilation, Something to Remember.
In spite of its commercial success, Madonna has never performed it in any of her concerts or media appearances.
Monday, June 07, 2010
24 years ago this week Madonna released "Papa Don't Preach" It was the second single of her hugely popular "True Blue" album. The message of a teen girl deciding to keep her baby caused quite a stir at the time. The video won Madge her first "Best Female Video" Moon Man at the years VMA's. She also received her second Grammy nomination for the song. The performance in the video is from her "Blonde Ambition Tour" that took place in the Summer of 1990. I remember the summer the song was released was the same summer I took Drivers Ed. When the song came on in the car there was a debate on if baby meant an actual baby or a boyfriend. Oh the naivety of 14 year olds!
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
15 years ago Madonna released "Human Nature" from the album "Bedtime Stories". This is one of my favorite Madonna songs and videos. The song is in response to all the guff Madge received from the whole "Sex" book, "Body Of Evidence" film and the "Erotica" album era. The single only peaked at #46 in the US. Madonna has performed the song on two tours. "Drowned World" and "Sticky And Sweet". I think her line at the end of the video truly sums up Madonna's attitude to those who critize her career. "Absolutely no regrets"
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Yesterday David and I decided to get of the house and walk around boystown. It was a nice day out . We went to Borderline Music which has a TON of Madonna stuff which if you no me is like crack to me. I saw so much stuff that I was drooling. Once I start making money. my ass will return and do some damage there. We went to Brown Elephant which is kind of like the gay Goodwill store. I mean they sell everything there even used porn. The grossest thing was they were selling second hand cock rings. Ewwww! We stopped at Sidetracks for a frozen alcoholic beverage. Walked around some more then came home and went for Chinese food. The thing about Boystown is when you usually go you usually see the twinkie , young, preppy kind of guys but this weekend was Bear Pride so the bears were out full force. Now I don't classify myself in anyone of the many gay culture sub cultures. I guess if I had to, I would identify with the Bear crowd the most. The Bears have in my opinion been the most friendly of all subgroups. They don't seem cliqueish or stuck up as some other subgroups in gay culture They also seem to be the most fun loving. So in honor of The Bears of this city I salute you and hope you have a excellent pride! Be proud my furry brothers! GRRRRR!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
20 years ago today I graduated from high school. Now high school wasn't the most pleasant experience for me. Being called fag, homo, all the standard remark high schoolers make. I used to hate walking in those doors everyday anticipating the torment but I survived. I had a few freinds that no matter what stood by me and I will always be grateful to that. To all the others I want to thank you also for making me stronger. To know that no matter what is thrown at me I can make it. I hold no grudges, We were kids in a small midwestern town and that was 20 years ago. I hope your thoughts on gays have changed and I hope you have opened your hearts. Remember your child could be in my place as we speak. Love them, support them and let the ignorance of youth give way to the wisdom of age.