Friday, June 27, 2008

LONG LIVE LIFE!

Madonna's marriage is over. Come on now, try not to lose sleep over this one. I know it's tough, but please keep from shedding those tears. I imagine this divorce will be much more amicable than the one Paul McCartney endured with the greedy pegleg. We'll see how it unfolds, but it certainly is giving the British tabloid press lots to talk about.

As expected, the new Coldplay album was #1 across the country this past week, selling some 700,000 plus units! DAYAM! Those are some strong numbers. The British boys are big superstars indeed. The title of the album is Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, and I was surprised to find out the inspiration for the title. Apparently, they took the Viva la Vida motto from a Frida Kahlo painting. Y'all know that Frida Kahlo was one kickass Mexican painter right? She was one tormented soul, but a masterful artist with some of the most interesting and colorfully morbid works in art history. She was madly in love with the famous muralist Diego Rivera who cheated on her constantly, and Frida would often seek refuge with other lesbian/bisexual women. Frida also suffered a terribly painful back injury that left her suffering for the rest of her life. Although Coldplay uses a work of art depicting the French Revolution on their new album, the title Viva la Vida comes from this painting of watermelons by Kahlo, who ironically painted this while lying in her deathbed! To celebrate life despite all its pain is quite remarkable:
Word is, the late handsome studmuffin Heath Ledger is brilliant as the Joker in the new Batman film. They're talking Oscar-worthy? WOW. I hope this praise isn't all due to his legendary status now that he's died.

I'm so glad the weekend is here. So very glad.

8 comments:

alice said...

I'm surprised Madonna's husband lasted as long as he did, because she is supposedly a real ball-buster. I like her music, but I'm not real fond of her personality - she get's off on being unkind, which I find hard to tolerate. But I know she has legions of fans, and that's cool - she's worked hard to have the accolades and attention, and I wish her no ill-will.

Peg-leg is thinking of permanently residing in the U.S. - yuck. Millionaires, beware...

M- Filer said...

I don't think Madonna gets off on being unkind (not since Ray of Light anyway).Infact that she didn't get a prenup underscores that point. That was crazy man--how does anyone amass 1/2 a billion dollars and not protect it legally. NUTS!

alice said...

You could be right, M-filer. My exposure to her was pre-Ray-of-Light-days. If she has changed, that's wonderful, and I hope it's sincere and lasting. I just know that she used to wield her power un-mercilessly, she was very patronizing to people she believed were "beneath" her, and she was no stranger to being rude. Maybe those are all trappings of a high-strung artist, but I've been involved with plenty of talented, famous people who did not find that behavior necessary. I hope you are right, and she is more in tune with her karma and human interaction.

Squirrel said...

I'm sure madonna will get out of the marriage easily. maybe guy is a bit scared of her? he ought to be if he isn't. she won't let him mess with her at all.

poor Frieda and poor Heath. so much talent, such beautiful people.

Twinkle Twinkle said...

I am also surprised that they made it as long as they have, but not at all surprised that it's ended. What will happen to that child they adopted I wonder...and I need to get the new Coldplay.

Gary said...

In most circumstances it is sad when a relationship ends and I am having that feeling for Madonna and Guy at the moment. It signals the end of hope in a way. The possibility of what more they could have achieved together. But as we all know, Madonna is a survivor and will go on without much stumbling. I really like her as an artist but have no illusions about what she would be like on a personal level. But I'm sure I'll never have to worry about that. :)

I got the new Coldplay album after reading your blog post about it. See the influence you wield?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

did you know the friday exhibit that I saw in philly is now in san francisco!! perhaps wat can take a long weekend and check it out - talk about kick-ass! the exhibition is just that!

I was sad to hear madonna and guy are seeking a divorce...they are both talented folks and always seemed well suited for each other in terms of their respective muses - I got whiff this a couple days ago and then I got more info here....thanks

can't wait to see the new batman film - I really enjoy christian slater as batman - although val did a good job too in my book.....

Bill German said...

it's all part of the plan