It’s that time of year once more; The Queen has turned 54 and as is tradition on Adem with an E, I’m going to celebrate with a day of Madonna tours on DVD, lots of records and cassettes, a cake and – naturally – the obligatory Madonna/YouTube birthday blog-post.
I’ve spoken many times about the affect Madonna has had on me and my life over the years so I’ll spare you the dramatics again; just sit back, enjoy these classic (and sometimes rare) Madonna videos and celebrate The Queen and High Priestess of Pop’s triumphant 54th Birthday.
Happy Birthday my Darling; I love you.
Hilarious Bonus scenes from IGTTYAS.
Even MORE bonus scenes from IGTTYAS.
The incredible documentary shot for the Sticky & Sweet Tour, some incredible (my sugar is) raw footage.
“The whole thing needs to be a jump-rope extravaganza!”
An incredible interview from 1991′s Omnibus. Very candid.
This legendary interview comes complete with Madonna giving host Arsenio crap in relation to his speculated relationship (and break-up) with Paula Abdul. Amazing television.
Frank interview around the Truth or Dare/In Bed With Madonna era where Madonna answers the host articulately and concisely. A great watch.
Here is one of the traditional Birthday Post videos; Madonna’s invention of wearing a pink wig and lip syncing for her life to “Like A Virgin.”
“Open. The Door. NOW.” Madonna at her best.
Queen Madonna talks about Moist Thrushmore – also known to some as Janet Jackson – and being “mystified” by the shade she has thrown at her. “I’ve never even met the girl.”
From the premiere of ‘Truth or Dare’ with Madonna, Niki and Donna. Flawless and rare television.
Performing the greatest song of her career at The Virgin Tour, “Gambler.” As a child I used to be able to re-enact this routine at the drop of a hat and it may very well be the reason I have spent half of my life on my knees.
Madonna squirts some smoke from her punani during the Drowned World Tour.
“But at least I’m not boring. And I’ve never been arrested.” The awkward moment Madonna starts talking about sex with a child sitting on her lap.
Madonna and Sean Penn have just gotten married you guys! HI CHER!!
MADONNA IS PREGNANT TO HER PERSONAL TRAINER CARLOS LEON!! WHAT WILL THEY HAVE!!!
“That” infamous Letterman appearance.
Madonna visits David Letterman again – this time for Valentine’s Day.
Performing pop-classic “Girl Gone Wild” at the MDNA Tour and being generally flawless in everything she does.
Killing at the 46th Super Bowl half-time show.
“I’m here because I wanted to talk to you about us.”
Madonna has a KiKi with some drag queens.
Kurt Loder interviewing Madonna for MTV on the set of “Take A Bow.”
Madonna performing “Take A Bow” with Babyface.
Like A Prayer live, Blond Ambition Tour (Pony-tail Edition)
Happy Birthday Madonna.
Today marks Madonna’s 53rd Birthday. Over the last three decades she has broken boundaries, pushed buttons, created a living legend and given us some of the most timeless pop music recorded.
Today, as I do every year, I honour the Birthday of Madonna with celebrations; YouTube videos, quotations, my favourite songs, unreleased stuff, all before tonight’s party where I’ll be watching her greatest clips and live performances with some of my best friends.
Here are some of my favourite Madonna quotes, and a select few of the many Madonna favourites on YouTube. Some of the quotes relate to the video below it, but some do not. It’s a bit of a mixtape.
To The Queen of Pop, Happy Birthday, and Thank You for the Music.
“I am big. It’s the videos that got smaller.”
“Happy Father Pussy Lover.”
“You’ve been hanging out with tramps with cheap clothes and bad songs to sing.”
“What is this strange fascination with Axle Rose? He looks very unhealthy.”
“I have a problem with the fact that there’s no air in here and I’m gonna die. Open. The Door. Now.”
“If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.”
“You’re not askin’ the question motherfucker!”
“Am I gonna be in a movie soon? Well the movie’s gonna be out soon. I’ve already been in it.”
“To me, the whole process of being a brush stroke in someone elses painting is a little difficult.”
“I wouldn’t have turned out the way I was if I didn’t have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.”
“Every straight guy should have a man’s tongue in his mouth at least once. I don’t trust a man that hasn’t kissed another man.”
“I’m not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.”
“Children always understand. They have open minds. They have built-in shit detectors.”
“I think that everyone should get married at least once, so you can see what a silly, outdated institution it is.”
“I would like to see the Pope wearing my T-shirt.”
“Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It’s a painful religion. We’re all gluttons for punishment.”
“I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.”
“You understand what I’m talkin’ about Detroit?!!”
“Evelyn. EVELYN! I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to kill your son!”
“Everybody loves you when they are about to cum.”
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”
“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.”
“Strong women leave big hickies.”
“Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.”
“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”
“I have a cage, It’s called the stage. When I’m let out, I run about, And sing and dance and sweat and yell, I have so many tales to tell. I like to push things to the edge, and inch my way along the ledge. I feel like God, I feel like shit. The paradox, an even split. It’s just a job, I always say. I should be grateful everyday. Sometimes I think I just can’t do it, but I persist and I get through it. And I console myself each night, At least my cage is filled with light.”
Happy Birthday Darling.