The Jeremy Vine Live Updates on Tribe
The Jeremy Vine Show is now on, live on BBC Radio 2. They played Borderline right now (13.55 cet) and announced Madonna will be in the studio to chat in 20 minutes.
Madonna is Live Now (14:30 Cet) chatting on the phone from an “Italian Retaurant” in London.
“With each of the children’s book I wanted to have a specific theme. I wanted to deal with the subject of certainty, having certainty, and that’s really the theme of this book. I’ve always been a fan of Arabian Nights and Ali baba and that whole magical world and I was excited to take that story and set it in that setting.”
“Everything that happens is for the best – that is the theme of the book and that’s the point I was trying to get across. When I say certainty I suppose that’s what certainty is, that no matter what circumstances life throws in your direction you have to believe you can handle it. It’s like the old saying if life hands you a lemon, make lemonade”
“When you really study Kabbalah you understand that it’s actually just common sense.”
“In retrospect when we look back at the things that have happened to us in our lives
we can say “oh that thing that we perceived as really bad at the time was actually the best thing that ever happened to me’. All those things that have been perceived as bad are actually your real growing experiences in life.”
“I didn’t say that one is not supposed to have a feel of sad or feel a sense of loss or a sense of grief. I can use my own experience of my mother dying when I was a child, it’s a terreble loss to lose your mother and I suffered immensely but looking back on it I also see that because I lost my mother I became a very independent person and it made me learn how to stand up for myself and to be adventurous so that was the blessing of it you have to see that everything that happens to you is coming in your life for a reason and that we are challenged in life because that’s what life is all about. Life is about how we deal with the challenges.”
“I think that the world on one hand is getting more chaotic and there’s seems to be more and more people suffering but on the other hand I think there is also an equal ammount of people who are asking questions and searching, wanting to become more involved in their community and helping other people so I think it’s a double edged sword.”
“I had dinner last night with a fellow that was working on Kerry‘s campaign… Personally what I really believe, the reason because Bush won was that Kerry didn’t managed to sort of charme enough people past that percentage he originally established and that was he really needed to do. Too many democrats voted because they didn’t want Bush not because they wanted Kerry and that’s not the way to win an election.”
“I thought Wesley Clark had the best leadership qualities and if he had had the political experience like Kerry had he could have bridged that gap. He was too naive in those areas and didn’t know how to deal with political situations, like Kerry but I think he was much better suited to be a leader.”
On American Troups getting into the centre of Falluja – “Well I just don’t want American troups to be in Iraq. Period! so my feeling are Can we just get out?
I think that global terror is everywhere, down the street, around the block and it’s absurd to think you can get it by going to a country and dropping tons of bombs on innocent people but we digressed let’s go back to the book and let’s go back to “Saudi Arabia”
On future plans as a writer – I’ve got another one, actually I’ve got a few more, I’ve got one coming up in June, and I’ve got a new one and I’ve got a sequel to the English Roses that is coming out I think at the end of 2005.