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The Capitolist
Friday, 7 October 2005
A Brief Concert Review: Madonna XII
Papa Don't Preach (from True Blue, 1986)

Spinning into yet another stage of her life with various female friends to accompany her,
Madonna got so dizzy she couldn’t help but laugh as she tried to remember what to sing.
I’m always heartened when heavy social issues like single motherhood and abortion can
be conveyed on a conveyer belt and communicated in a sweet way of lasting brilliance. I
just remember the pink lights burning my eyes, & me being thankful my mother kept me...

Posted by bwv at 6:43 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 29 November 2006 3:42 PM EST
Saturday, 9 April 2005
El Ladron del Amor review & critique

A brief review & critique by David Skinner, both
Doublethink Master and Galley Slave.


"Thanks for the short-short story. I like several of your sentences, esp
'he
blew me off, blew out some lingering smoke, and blew up the stairs . . . '
The point of view strikes me as a little unstable since he is both
worshiper
and victim of the Spanish prince. Why not..."

Continued at:

El Ladron Del Amor

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 4:58 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 9 April 2005 5:38 PM EDT
Monday, 28 March 2005
Reader Mailbox 2
Another sporadic reply to the sometime reader:

Dear Capitolist,

Who is the Great Lady of Good Gossip?

Patiently Anticipating in DC

-----------------------------------------------
Dear PA,

"Madame", replying, "A thousand pardons. I'm off
to catch a thief, long delayed & maybe impossible.
When I return, I always imagined I could conjure
you and he both up in a puff of smoke. As they say,
Dancing Days'll be here again. All will be revealed."

Thx, B5

P.S. "The truth is", I confessed...

Continued at:

Reader Mailbox 2

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com





Posted by bwv at 11:40 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 31 March 2005 11:55 PM EST
Sunday, 20 February 2005
The Great Lady of Good Gossip XII
"You just need to think outside the pobox.com," she intoned, "if you're
going anywhere in this town or this world. All the emails I've mailed and blogs I've logged have created a kingdom. A kingdom of Net workers. And I'm their pretty princess.
Poor little me. Always having to work the Net and it's network, holding court in cat houses, setting sail via the sea of ether to the nearest dive....

Continued at:

The Great Lady of Good Gossip

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 2:15 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 31 March 2005 11:54 PM EST
Friday, 11 February 2005
The Great Lady of Good Gossip XI
"So", she inquired, "What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?"

Continued at:

The Great Lady of Good Gossip

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 11:13 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 20 February 2005 2:16 PM EST
Wednesday, 2 February 2005
Note to the Fans
I've been on hiatus b/c of a housing issue. Sorry...

Posted by bwv at 11:12 PM EST
Sunday, 2 January 2005
El Ladron Del Amor: A New Conclusion
In the dark of the street, far from the crowd, he took the moment. He stole a long kiss
goodnight, sucking the breath from his lover. Spectators spilled out into the sidewalk...

El Ladron Del Amor

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 12:33 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 2 January 2005 12:34 AM EST
Friday, 31 December 2004
The Great Lady of Good Gossip X
I chose to let her be free. I thought of all the questionable good
she'd done for me and DC. I decided it would be best if she was
free to question the map of the world and the whole of the moon...

Continued at:

The Great Lady of Good Gossip

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com


Posted by bwv at 12:13 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 11 February 2005 11:18 PM EST
Thursday, 30 December 2004
The Great Lady of Good Gossip IX
"Dancing Days are here again!", she proclaimed as she ran to the DJ booth, kicked the clown out and onto the dance floor. Manning the mike, she...

Continued at:

The Great Lady of Good Gossip

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 4:21 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 31 December 2004 12:14 AM EST
Tuesday, 28 December 2004
A Brief Concert Review: Madonna XI
Mother and Father (from American Life, 2003)

Or maybe I've got the Catholic symbols mixed up with the Jewish and Cabal words
that were also flashing subliminal messages to the crowd that night. I don't recall as
much of this song as I'd like. Check out some other review on the web for me, thx. I
think I didn't like the stoppage of motion, of spectacle, that was now flowing in me.

Imagine (John Lennon cover)

A nice gesture by Madonna, with touching images of children in war countries, of
Jewish and Palestinian boys getting along in the end. I'm glad she sang it, although,
I don't know if I got the full feeling of the song. I thought that the synthesized sounds
were cool, but I guess Madonna's by-now-beautiful voice didn't get above pretty to me.
I did take the time to Imagine various solutions to problems in my life and in the world.

(And I did defend Madonna's sentiment from my free-market female friend who I saw
the show with. She thought it wrong for M to sing a communistic anthem (she said). I
said to take whatever positive meaning from the lyrics as one could. I didn't after all, go
and check out Madonna's plug for her Kabala "Spirituality for Kids" sign at the show later on. I am free to choose my politics and religion as Madonna is to express her own.)

Into The Groove...

Continued at:

A Brief Concert Review: Madonna

If you want to see what happens, email me at:
ben5@pobox.com

Posted by bwv at 4:33 PM EST

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