Sunday, September 3, 2006

We Are Living in a Material World...

I have to say, I am only a part time fan of hers. Most times I think her songs are kinda catchy, but never enough to make me run out and buy her albums. I mean, she was big back in the day, but now, she's an over-the-hill wanna-be-hip has-been, right?

And she proves me wrong once again.

Remember back in the day? Her song, "Like A Prayer"? When conservatives like my father were all bent out of shape because she made out with a black Jesus who climbed down from the cross just to bed her? Wow! Not only did my father take the time to reiterate how we shouldn't be listening to Eagle 106 (the hottest radio station at the time when we were growing up) as it was "of the devil," but our pastor did a whole sermon on its evil and blaspheming message! Of course, as I pointed out ions ago, you can hear this song played between Josh Grobin's "You Lift Me Up" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up Now Tell Me" on all the easy listening stations across the country, and the conservatives don't make a peep about boycotting them... When did Madonna making out with Black Jesus become non-blasphemy and not-all-that-important? You would think blasphemy would be blasphemy both in the 80s and now, despite the hip-hop decade change. Wouldn't the blasphemy be all about the material of the song and not the popularity of it?
Well, she's done it again. Madonna apparently stages herself as being crucified on her current tour around Europe, prompting, dare I say, "Much Ado About Nothing" in my honest opinion. Christians from all over Europe are protesting, and even looking into whether or not they can prosecute her under their laws for blasphemy. Homo say what? you ask. That's right, in some countries, apparently it is against the law to offend Christians (something like what happened in India not too long ago; boy, would I have been behind bars for quite some time!!) Now, I haven't heard of when her tour is supposed to hit the states, but I can tell you, I'm quite looking forward to the furor that fundies will raise when it does!

I even heard on NPR a story about how one Christian woman, though, was quite happy with the controversy being stirred up. If you click on the "Listen" button on the page link to the story, you can hear the entire commentary. Needless to say, though, she isn't a fundie, just a Christian with a good heart and an open mind....

Of course, we all know what will happen, won't we? After the tour ends, the song "Live to Tell" will once again be played only on easy-listening crap stations, probably between a Michael Bolton crap song and a Celine Dion crap song, and conservatives listening won't think twice about what Madonna may or may not have been doing with that song in video or on tour; they'll just mindlessly tap their feet to the beat while sending out an "Action Alert" for the AFA about the evils of removing Christ from Christmas...

And the rest of us will roll our eyes, hoping that the fundies find some better material to bitch about.

4 comments:

Ergo said...

Ugh. I'm such a nerd! I had no clue who you were talking about until further down your post, you mention "Madonna." ;)

Or maybe, it's cuz I never really liked her or any of her songs... so i didn't know.

DaBich said...

Count me in a a nerd too. I really don't care for madonna.

Dar said...

Those who lack real talent need to make up for it in publicity stunts. At least it's smart of her, as she has already been dubbed one of our generation's great political iconoclasts. I'd personally rather watch her be crucified than listen to her sing.
(see also: Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan - combine them all and you only get a third of Madonna's brain, or am I being too generous?)

Jason Hughes said...

LOL! Dar, you crack me up!

Perhaps you are being too generous, but they're young yet, so perhaps they'll learn one day how to be as controversial as Madonna--perhaps not...

I will say, for all the bubble-gum pop that's out there, they do have great agents to keep them so in the lime-light despite their clone-like appearances and talent...