Monday, December 1, 2014

Madonna "You Don't Want To Be The Smartest Person In The Room"

Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
"You don’t want to be the smartest person in the room; you want to be the dumbest in the room. You want to be surrounded by other thinking people who are going to say something that makes you think, 'Oh, my God, that's an amazing idea. Why didn't I think of that" - Madonna to David Blaine Interview Magazine 

Wow I love this! Welcome back Madge it's been a while since you have been relevant and said something with your inner voice that was actually ineresting. Oh and by the way this statement is something I 100% agree with. It sucks being that person.

Don't get me wrong. When I was eighteen I will never forget being a young impressionable gay boy seeing Madonna's Burning Up video playing at club in Seattle, WA.

She was inspiring and edgy. Madonna has always been able to blend pop culture, artistry and commerce seamlessly throughout her entire career. Until the past few years...

Yep, she has faltered in a quite epic manner. Her last two albums have been really lame and the singles off of them have been yawn fests. 

Her current chat with Magician David Blaine in Interview Magazine is inspiring. It reminds me of why I liked Madonna in the first Fucking place. 
Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Her intelligence and savvy are on full display here: 

"I remember having conversations with Keith Haring and with Basquiat about the importance of your art being accessible to people," she recalled. "That was their big thing—it should be available to everyone. It was so important for Keith to be able to draw on subways and walls. And Basquiat used to say to me, 'You're so lucky that you make music, because music comes out of radios everywhere.' He thought that what I did was more pop, more connected to pop culture than what he did. Little did he know that his art would become pop culture. But it's not like we really had discussions about the meaning of art. I remember hearing them talk about those things." - Madonna to David Blaine Interview Magazine 

Welcome back Big M. You suddenly became important,interesting and relevant again by being honest and not desperately trying too hard. 

You Go! 

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