I've been meaning to link to Guy's (and the unknown Elanor's) new blog Symposiasts
for a while now, but I was waiting for a particularly good/relevant thread to direct y'all towards. Happily I knew it was just a matter of time before Guy weighed in on Madonna's new one (which is way less interesting than "Die Another Day", obviously), and his broader Madge critique is pretty spot-on. Like Guy, I'm pissed off by the banning of the "American Life" video not because it's conservative or ethically inconsistent or potentially calculated, but because it's now clear that Madonna's trademarked tendency to "go too far" is never gonna actually
go too far ever ever again. The Madonna of '92 wouldn't have made, then banned, the Sex
book, even though it probably would have done wonders for sales of Erotica
(sometimes my vote for BEST ALBUM EVER! - although often not, admittedly). This is why she rocks. Or rocked. But go read Symposiasts in the meantime.