Madonna‘s on the cover of the May 2008 issue of Vanity Fair.
The article is available in its entirety online. I didn’t read it, though. Maybe it’s because I got to it at the end of a long day, but my brain simply resisted the first few sentences:
The world is a series of rooms, which are arranged like concentric circles, or rooms within rooms, joined by courtyards and antechambers, and in the room at the center of all those rooms Madonna sits alone, in a white dress, dreaming of Africa.
To reach her, you must wait for a sign. When it comes, if you are pure of heart, you begin to move toward Madonna, and move fast.
Huh? A bit precious for me. Here’s a photo from the issue to clear your mind:
This article may be a beautifully written character study, but all I know is, when it comes to Madonna, I’m a purist. I want to see her perform. So here’s the video for her latest single, "4 Minutes":
I like it. Especially the nude corset part. And by the way, can you believe that Madonna’s turning 50 this August? Damn.
The album that this song is on, Hard Candy, arrives at the end of April. In the meantime, I thought I’d count down my current top five Madonna songs (they change). Here we go:
5. "Music" — Madonna the Mack Daddy
4. "Frozen" — Madonna the Mystic
3. "Human Nature" — Madonna the Dominatrix
2. "Papa Don’t Preach" — Madonna the Pregnant
1. "Burning Up" — Madonna the Original
So what do you think? Do you like "4 Minutes"? What are your favorite/least favorite Madonna songs?