Sunday, 27 September 2015

Madonna Dedicates Song to the Pope,

Unwilling to be enveloped in nostalgia, she deconstructed her classics.
Like “Who’s That Girl,” “True Blue” got an acoustic makeover, this one with Madonna on ukulele. Stalking the catwalk alone, she pimped out “Like a Virgin” with a fresh club beat.
The band opened “Music” with some jazz age swagger. She extended the flamenco vibe of “La Isla Bonita” through a medley of “Dress You Up”/“Into The Groove”/“Lucky Star.”
Ignore the constant chatter surrounding her private life and turn your back on the idea a pop star must be irrelevant after 30. Instead dig into her exotic and familiar cocktail until she can’t mix it up anymore — she’s good for at least one more mega-event like this one. Embrace that her blonde ambition continues to make her the genre’s greatest icon.

"He seems very open-minded, right?" she asked the crowd. It's not totally clear whether that admiration goes both ways: As she admitted, she's ticked off the Catholic Church on at least three separate occasions, leading a number of high-ranking Catholics to call for her ex-communication.  But it's NBD as far as she's concerned. "It shows the Vatican cares. Deeply," she joked.  "Since the Pope -- Popey-Wopey -- is on his way over here, I will dedicate this song to him," she continued. "Because it's a love song, and I firmly believe that love does make the world go 'round."
Then: "Honestly, I don't think there's that much difference between me and the Pope."  Madonna teased the Pope was "stalking" her, since he's been making the rounds to the same East Coast cities where she's been performing her Rebel Heart Tour. "Either he's a copycat or he's secretly in love with me," she said.