Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Because She Pleases Me So...

It may seem like only yesterday but 25 years ago on April 24, 1982, Sire Records honcho Seymour Stein released a single called "EVERYBODY" on Warner Bros. Records by an unknown singer from Rochester, Michigan by the name of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. To say the world would never be the same is an understatement. The song went on to become a huge dancefloor hit and was heard all over the radio in the Summer of 1982. That little girl from Michigan would go on to become one of the most famous entertainers and cultural icons in history - selling close to 200 million records and remaining a star of enormous magnitude and influence for the next 25 years. She's just getting started. Long Live the Queen and Happy Anniversary to Madonna.







1983: Heard of Madonna. Was very "eh" about her..I was more interested in riding my banana seat bicycle around town at this point.




1984: I heard Like A Virgin and asked a fellow classmate in school why she was being "such a Virgin.." The teacher asks me what I thought Virgin meant and I said..."that's when you don't like to be touched right??" (Well that's what Madonna said! "Touched for the very first time..")
hahaha! Oh the memories of my idiocy makes me giggle...



1985: My best friend Judy would sing like her and put her hair up ala Material girl to annoy me.



1986: I liked Madonna's hair better...



1987: I really liked Las Isla Bonita video...Also saw Like A Prayer and didn't understand what the big hoo ha was about.



1988: Married to Sean Penn around this time. My mom bought the Enquirer that had their wedding photos in it. I thought her dress was ghastly.



1989: I witnessed Madonna grab her crotch in a video and I immediately fell in love.



1990: The more naked and bold Madonna got, the more I was fascinated. I bought Entertainment Magazine that had Madonna hitchhiking nude and hid it from my mom.



1991: Cone Bras baby....



1992: I see Truth or Dare in the 90s and the love grows....(snuck into the theatre of course..)



1994: Madonna really into whips and shows visual images of her dominating over men. I swoon. But her mommy won't let her go to the Girlie Show concert....



1994: Take A Bow...Madge puts some clothes back on. She got cold.



1995: Looking stunning at the MTV Video Awards. This is when Courtney Love attempts to throw compacts at Madge. Madge subtly calls her a drughead and Courtney thinks its a compliment.



1996: "Don't Cry For Me Argentina..."



1997 Madonna puts the "globes" in Golden Globes with her post birth hooters.



1998: Ray Of Light comes out. Wins a grammy. Best album ever.



1999: The Geisha lis my favorite Madonna look thus far....



2000: My first Madonna concert....peed my pants, immediately went home, got on ebay, bought more tickets and peed my pants some more....



2001: Guy Ritchie is hot....




2002: The ol' gal is still kickin' ass....



2003: Britney got to kiss Madonna??? Oh the cruel injustice of this unfair world.....I hope Madonna gargled, rinsed and repeated. Red Bull and Cheetohs leave a mean aftertaste.



2004: My second concert, right after having a baby. I was going on very little sleep but dammit I was going to go! Madonna emerged in this wierd handstand pose and I felt rejuvenated.



2005: Bringing Leotards back....



2006: My third and most expensive concert thus far since I went three times, but of course it was worth it. The day I lost complete bowel control was the best day of my life. Let's relive the moment shall we?? (Hear Elaine soils herself at the end, when you hear her scream.."Oh my Go...") Good times. Good times.










2007 New album coming out late this year. Woot.



Here's to hoping that Madonna turns into an indestructible cyborg and every year of my life can be a Madonna year.

8 comments:

Miss-Informed said...

So let me get this straight, you toot when excited and soil yourself when it comes to Madonna? Makes for a very interesting Oprah afternoon that is for sure! I think it would even top crazy Tom Cruise jumpin' couches:) This I would tune in for!!!

Webmiztris said...

omg, La Isla Bonita! I thought that song was the shit when it came out...I couldn't get enough of it!

mrsmogul said...

I love Madonna! I once sat in for her publicist! No reallY! I also know where her NYC apt is. You can stalk her if you want!

Elaine said...

miss-informed: thank God Oprah has leather couches. Much easier to clean.

webmiztris: the video was brilliant but sadly, there is no such island. Madonna was fibbing.

Mrsmogul: what?? um. call me later on the ddress-ay for addonna-may.
;i

J. said...

That first video was too cool.
She's had quite the interesting career, hasn't she. Genius woman.

Ice said...

Oh man, this just reminded of her movies 'Desperatley Seeking Susan' and 'Who's that Girl'

Both thumbs up for me back in tha day. ;)

Madonna said...

I missed the anniversary? See what I get for taking Wikipedia's word? It listed the release as October, 1982...

Fucking Wikipedia.

Wow.. 25 years. It's still hard to believe... Hard to believe back then that aerobics was a rage, we were in the Cold War, and Bob Barker was on TV...

Okay, so he still has about 6-7 weeks left on TV. :/ But his hair hadn't gone grey yet. :P

Regardless, 25 years later, The Queen still rules!

Now all I want is for her to catch up to Bob by giving us 25 more years!

Madonna said...

After checking some forums, it's pretty much been confirmed that "Everybody" did indeed come out in OCTOBER of 1982, and it was April of 1982 when Madge signed with Sire Records.

Liz Rosenberg is losing it, sadly.