If Madonna Didn’t Take Herself So Seriously…Would We?
M-Tribe Team and Community member Cristian aka cristian_nyc is back with a new piece for his “‘Cause I Got Something To Say About It…“.
“It’s all an illusion…”
“There’s too much confusion… ”
So goes “Get Together” by Madonna…rather telling words considering what I had been thinking about recently in my ever-consistent dissection of Madge. I remember someone once telling me there is nothing genuine about Madonna so he didn’t understand why I was such a fan. He, in fact, was complimenting me by asking such a question because he assumed I was attracted to artists who are genuine in their musical efforts (which I am). I argued with him that Madonna is all genuine, and all fake at the same time. She is a contradiction, and yet, she is harmonious. She is, at least in the pop culture world, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning…and the End. Amen.
He and I went on and on for at least a good hour arguing back and forth about what she stood for, what she encompasses, blah, blah, blah. At the end of the conversation, I was amazed that after 20+ years of being in the business, she still is fascinating enough to bring about such discussions. The interesting thing about our conversation, though, was that even in his dissent of Madonna’s genuineness, he still believed she was a legitimate artist. Which led me to ask myself: if Madonna wasn’t always taking herself so seriously, and stating she was an artist, would we even hold her in such regard?
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