Monthly Archives August 2018

Happy Birthday Madonna!!

Madonna doesn’t just sing and dance. She transforms deeply relevant and insightful speech into art that transforms the listener. Today I wish her a happy 60th birthday with a reflection on one of her more underappreciated albums, American Life. Many fans counted American Life among her worst, but I loved it. Maybe it’s because most pop music fans don’t care about politics, or at least don’t want to go beneath the surface. American Life was written and recorded in the years following 9/11 and released about the time GWB launched the war in Iraq. The album connected with my personal
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