Saturday, August 16, 2008
Intermittently interesting international pop star Madonna hits the Big 5-0 today. Madonna has always seemed more focused on things other than her music - her image, her videos, her gaze - and I, by contrast, am really only concerned about songs. So I'll grant you that "Crazy for You" is the greatest sock-hop closer ever made, and she looks great in the video for "Ray of Light," but for the most part, I'd rather listen to Erasure.
Remember when she was Rosie O'Donnell's best friend, for those two weeks when Rosie O'Donnell was actually cool? That's the kind of thing that drives me bananas about Madonna, the sense that her entire life is structured according to what she thinks will benefit her public perception.
Of greater interest today is that Edith and Lukas, twin children of friend of OPC and valued commenter Mark Lerner, also celebrate a birthday today. If my math is correct, Edith and Lukas are 14. Their dad seems incapable of updating his own blog on anything but the most cursory basis, but here's some of their music.