Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Remember when Madonna was awesome? (Part Two.)



I am not sure how I found my way to PLANET FABULON, but I did, I was rewarded with vintage Madge excellence.



(PART ONE), if you're inclined.

31 comments:

Tired and True said...

Good evening to you, Ms. Decorno.
I will admit that after Ray Of Light, her music has been mostly not-so-great. And that Justin Timberlake thing was a hot mess.
But in my opinion the woman is still awesome. She may be the last real star. Who famous today will be still talking about twenty-five years from now?
Britney? Beyonce? Please.
And the plastic surgery? The best I have ever seen. Good for her! It is difficult to age gracefully as a celebrity, and I think she has done it better than most.

maison21 said...

fabulon might be my favorite place on the internets right now- glad you found it.

katie c said...

oh wow. i miss that madonna....
times have changed!

Anonymous said...

Where's that shot of her and the great dane and she's got her ankles behind her ears? And she's wearing a "Last Star" t shirt and she's puffing on a cig? Yeah, where's that one?

An Asshat's Lament said...

But she was always humorless. She had to hire people to give her the appearance of a sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

Meh. I thought she was fabulous back around "lucky star," when she was still a slut with a lot of bravado and a hint of puppy fat. It's all been contrived and down-hill since then, eheu.

design citation said...

Yes I do! When she was working in a bar in the East Village on ninth street called Lucky Strike, with her roommate Martin (whom she not much later abandoned). She used to tend bar downstairs, and she was always playing - Marilyn Monroe - and imitating her. I don't know if I'd call her "awesome", but she was a far cry from what her ex hubby, Guy Ritchie recently called her - " a hunk of gristle".

Anonymous said...

she's still pretty awesome, and she looks pretty good, albeit a little tight. still love her and she really has changed the world, she has empowered women and smashed taboos like sexuality. props and finger snaps to her.

Ivy Lane said...

Still love her! Waiting to see her new look for 2009!

Anonymous said...

I love that picture of her you posted. Sophia Loren eyes, Brigit Bardot boobs.

Lolo said...

Yes I do so I can find it easy to tolerate her "accent" and any of her other public foolery.

I'll take a heap of Madge over a bit of Brit any old time.

Nick said...

YES!!! Yes I do. Never seen this pic -- Decorno, now I love you even more.
x N
P.S. How pissed was Bruce Weber when he saw that poodle? Poodles and peens are HIS and his only!!

Kwana said...

"Oh yes I do," she says wistfully with a hint of longing, missing days gone by.

Lindsay said...

How DARE I SAY THIS?? But at first glance, I thought that was Paris Hilton....

Jill said...

She had a bit of meat on her bones and she looked beautiful.

Cassie said...

Well, I'm one of those people who thought "Confessions on a Dancefloor" was an absolutely fabulous album.

I fell for her in junior high and I can never hate her.

Little Lantern said...

I will always love that lady no matter what. I liked the poodle shots a lot more than the more recent horsey shots. And I don't even like poodles.

severedgrrl said...

I echo the sentiments of the "but she has never not been awesome" posts (please excuse the double negative). Although Hard Candy was not the greatest.

alex brooks said...

So what is that SEX book she did worth these days?

design citation said...

Anon 6:08 -
I don't know what part of the world you were living in, but Madonna DID NOT empower women or change the world. Women were already empowered, and were expressing themselves without her influence, and way before she started imitating her precedents, like Marlene Deitrich and Marilyn Monroe. She also did not "smash sexual taboos" - I mean come on - women did that way before the 80's! she just happened to do what she always does best - latch onto a trend right she stole from someone else, and "reinterpret" it for the masses. Then make everyone believe she could sing!

thombeau said...

Hey, thanks for the Fabulon shout-out!

Also, I am another one of those who feel that Madonna's "Confessions" album is absolutely fabulous. It really is!

(Wish I could say the same about her last disc. But, no.)

Anonymous said...

design citation is right. Madge was not the Martin Luther King of sex.

Decorno said...

"Poodles and peens are HIS and his only!!"

Haw!!

Lolo said...

But she was at least the Jesse Jackson, right?

Anonymous said...

More like the Al Sharpton.

Anonymous said...

dear design citation, you seem to think the battle has been won, and that women are empowered. the fight continues. i do not make the same salary as men in my field. i cannot go topless at the beach of my choice. gays are still not able to marry. let's stick together, not tear each other down. madonna may not be your cup of tea, and i respect your opinion. you may hink she's all smoke and mirrors but a successful 25+yrs in the business deserves recognition in my opinion. besides, dietrich and monroe owe more than a nod to mae west. we should inspire, not insult one another.

Anonymous said...

I recently watched "Dick Tracy" on DVD. Gawd, it's painful to watch Madge "sing" and "act" in this film.

Anonymous said...

She may not have re-defined the rules of the game, but she's stayed a winner ever since she started playing the game - and that is an achievement for anyone, but particularly a woman in our recent cultural history, as it would seem the "rules" are skewed to handicap women

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a bit of body fat can do a girl wonders. She scares me now.

Iheartfashion said...

Ever since I saw "Truth or Dare" I've found Madge incredibly hard to like. No one can deny she's got a gift for self-promotion, but talent...meh.

tula said...

Finding your way to Fabulon is ALWAYS a good thing.