good evening! madonna seems to be everywhere these days with the upcoming april 29th release of her 11th studio album hard candy i just picked up the latest interview magazine with madge on the cover looking like she’s ready to kick our asses from the corner of a boxing ring (madonna also graces the new cover of dazed & confused) i thought there would be more of a spread on the inside but sadly there’s only one other picture alongside her interview conducted by ingrid sischy (a few choice quotes are between the scans) there’s also a brand new commercial (embedded below) out for sunsilk ‘styling aids’ featuring the first single off the album 4 minutes to save the world which features justin timberlake & timbaland – i’ll admit the track is growing on me but i’m not nearly as excited for this album as i was for her last outing confessions on a dance floor which i totally fell in love with! i’m also not thrilled with her pimping out the single for shampoo – its not like she needs the money…it’s a total jessica simpson move! although when she tours i’ll overlook the whole sunsilk debacle – i can’t wait to see her play live again!
right now i’m watching the season premiere of dancing w/ the stars – don’t ask me why – somehow i’ve gotten sucked into the show but i don’t think i can bear the latest edition of the bachelor with the dude from london this time (although he isn’t bad looking) that show just seriously needs to go away! (ok…maybe i’ll watch the first episode…ugh…i guess after i’m done with tonight’s episode of my favorite guilty reality pleasure at the moment pussycat dolls present girlicious) popbytes over & out for tonight…xxoo!
on collaborating with justin timberlake “i really enjoy writing with justin…we had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs first. we’d sit down and we’d start talking about situations. and then we’d start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people. that was the only way, because you know, writing together with somebody is very intimate…that was fun, because he’s open and he’s got talent. he’s a songwriter. i haven’t worked with a lot of songwriters where i’m instantly connected and start riffing and playing with the rhythm of the words. he’s as interested in the rhythm of the words as the meaning of the words.”
on saving her son david’s life “he wouldn’t have lived if i hadn’t taken him. it’s not even a possibility.”
on bringing daughter lourdes with her to malawi “she spent several weeks working in the orphanages, particularly one with newborn children, and most of them were hiv-positive. she so came into her own and was so responsible and stayed for eight hours every day and worked tirelessly. i thought, why am i babying her so much? she’s capable of so much more. we don’t let kids do anything. we think, oh, they’re kids – they can’t take care of other kids; they can’t do this; they can’t do that. and after you go to africa, you drop all that silliness.”
PHOTO CREDIT | STEVEN KLEIN FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE