Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Madonna The Spicy Dessert!
Madonna – one of the most controversial desserts in the world’s show-business – cooked her success using simple ingredients and combining them with the most provocative spices. As much as a spicy dessert may look ridiculous and impossible, Madonna still manages to make this pastry and one thing she definitely succeeds at: making it delicious. Let us enjoy her story, or shall we say the recipe of her success?
ability to take chances;
ability to be a step ahead of others;
contradicting actions (starting from kids’ books and ending with music videos definitely not for kids!);
ability to create fabulous shows on scene and in life;
First we take a small girl Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone who is the sixth child in the family with a strict father and a stepmother. Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Well the beginning is truly a bit grim, but keep in mind that in the happy-end Madonna will become successful and hopefully happy. We put this little girl into a school and add some commitment. She gets high marks and can be characterized as a very religious girl.
In some years we add lots of courage, garnish it with a bit of independence and see this young but definitely not little girl go to college. Just like the flower opens in the morning, Madonna has revealed her true character in college. From an obedient girl she turns into a rising star of the Michigan University ballet faculty. At this moment she starts to write the first pages of her success story. Due to the ability to be a step ahead of others and natural talent of a performer Madonna becomes the best dancer in the whole university and gets the grand idea of conquering the whole world.
At the age of 19 the dish seems prepared and Madonna ventures to the fabulous city of New-York. Striving to become a successful performer she does not even finish her studies. At this moment her ability to take chances together with self-confidence are being recognized in the taste of this dessert. What other spice besides recklessness could drive a young girl to New-York with no more than $35 in her pocket? One might think that for such a delicate dessert we add too much spices (not mentioning the whole nonsense of the spicy dessert idea), but in fact this is not even the beginning. As we see later, commitment to her goals takes Madonna through really tough times when she had to work as a waitress, an artist’s model, a cloakroom attendant and what not. She has failed more than once, but still kept moving to her goals, and that made her successful in the end. Madonna did not lose faith in her talent and finally entered the scene as a drummer of the “Breakfast Club” band. Later her ability to create fabulous shows on scene and in life earned her place of the guitar player and the singer in this band. In 1980 Madonna created her own band – “Emmy” – and also started to write songs.
At this moment we begin to recognize the well familiar flavor of success that accompanies Madonna from now on. Producers started to notice her and career took a great leap ahead. In 1983 the “Sire Records” released her first album – “Madonna”. That was the recognition she has fought for during all those years: from now on we speak of Madonna as of a successful singer. Later she released numerous albums and all of them are very popular.
However, she did not stop there. Beside being a singer Madonna achieved success as a songwriter, a record producer, a dancer, an actress, a film producer, a film director, a fashion designer, an author and an entrepreneur. She also raises 4 kids (a daughter Lourdes, a son Rocco, an adopted son David and an adopted daughter Mercy). Truly a remarkable blend of the most controversial flavors one can imagine. Madonna’s fortune (by different sources) is estimated over $900 million. All of this started from $35 with a very strong taste of commitment to her dreams.
Was that a success? Who knows. We are not here to judge, we are here to relish the provocative and original flavor of this definitely remarkable dish – Madonna’s Spicy Dessert.
Madonna is involved in so many activities that we can speak about it endlessly! So today we’ll mark just the tastiest of the tastiest. True Madonna starts from songs Material Girl and Like A Virgin. These songs reflect her world-famous image that conquered the whole world! It is impossible to understand who’s that girl until you hear these hits! The next hit that made the entire world fall in love with her – La Isla Bonita: a beautiful song, a beautiful video and a beautiful Madonna in Latino style. The album Like A Prayer was called the best in history of pop-music by the “Attitude” magazine; the best song of the best album – Like A Prayer – is also the spiciest one (see the video and you will understand why).
The top of Madonna’s career is embodied in the album Bedtime Stories with it’s tastiest hits – Human Nature and Secret. One of the most… unexpected albums – Ray Of Light – presented the world few hits with the most remarkable ones: Ray Of Light and Frozen. By the way, the video Frozen is considered by some critics the most strange in Madonna’s career.
She confidently entered the XXI century with the album Music. My favorites here are Music and American Pie – the hits that will be modern for years! By the way, if you want to taste the whole Madonna’s success for the best-years of her career that brought her the Pop-Queen status – taste the Madonna: GHV2 (Greatest Hits Volume 2) album. Regardless of the age and century Madonna is always modern and her albums since 2000s prove it: provocative American Life, sexy Confessions On A Dance Floor and high-end Hard Candy are like cherries on her successful spicy dessert.