Friday, July 31, 2009

Madonna feels it's time for a 'Celebration'



For the last 27 years Madonna has proven herself as the Queen of Pop. And with the just leaked version of the upcoming single, "Celebration" that title is not going anyone. Yes, I just happen to listen to the version that will be released from the Greatest Hits and closing Warner Bros. Records album, Celebration and the title track is nothing short of brilliant.

Produced by the most famous and well known DJ Paul Oakenfold this title will make you dance from the beginning to end. Madonna, the ever evolving star is the woman who approaches someone she thinks she knows but doesn't because he has his clothes on, "Wanna dance/Yeah...What are you waiting for?"

But truth be told, Madonna has always had that instinct of what works and what does. The brilliance of Oakenfold. The DJ who has done numerous remixes for the 50-year-old star take her and keeps her in front of every other wanna singer who wants to be her. That is the appeal of Madonna, wanting to stay ahead and with this track that only proves her worth.

But I did have this question could and should Madonna work with Paul Oakenfold on her next album? I mean she worked with William Orbit, so why not?

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A game of 'Chess' on DVD


In listening to the Chess in Concert DVD starring Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal and Josh Groban, I have to say that the three of them make for some good music and acting no less. The concert recording that aired on PBS, Menzel and Pascal, co-stars of the wildly and insanely popular Jonathan Larson, RENT: The Musical are back together.

AND rightfully so. Who else (besides Madonna) can make for such beautiful looks at the music and the pipes to match. Menzel, also an actress, has her strong suit on with this musical. After all this is the same person who showed no fear in portraying Maureen Johnson. Yes, that same Johnson who showcased open and no fear of liberty, love and making a lesbian lovable.

All the same above to Pascal and Groban. The Russian never looked so good. Did I mention it aired on PBS?

Rating: 4 out of 5