Covering Madonna's entire canon. Each short weekly episode focuses on one song. Starting at the very beginning and working our way forward.
Surprise Bonus Episode - It's M's Bday and we needed to check in
It’s August 16th and we all know what that means - time to stop what you’re doing, get on the appropriately socially distant dance-floor and celebrate the birth of M. Mark and Kenny check in about everything from M’s guest spot on Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”, her instagram hits and misses, a new record deal and how each are coping in month five of the pandemic. There’s a lot in M’s orbit as she begins her 63rd trip around the Sun.
BONUS - Unedited Madame X Tour response
A little bonus for the hardcore. On September 30, 2019 Mark and Kenny sat down to debrief about the Madame X Tour which was in residence at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Here’s the entire unedited conversation. At over an hour this is our longest episode - for better and for worse. Enjoy!!
Have a great rest of the summer! We’ll back in September to kick off Season Two - 1988-1993.
S1, E37- You Can Dance
Mark and Kenny dive into all the Dub Versions, homemade singing bootlegs, and the glorious second side of Madonna’s first compilation album, 1987’s magnificent You Can Dance. Shep Pettibone arrives on the scene to re-mix Madonna’s greatest dance songs – and helps her remind her who SHE really is.
Baby Love by Regina
Madonna Spotlight (unofficial video, Mitsubishi commercials)
S1, E36 - Who's That Girl World Tour
Get out your parachute pants and fasten your cordless mic pack - this is about to get wild! Kenny and Mark return to the summer of 1987 for Madonna’s first stadium (and international) tour - the Who’s That Girl Tour! Topics include the distance of a stadium stage, Madonna’s (already) stressful relationship with her hits, the cordless microphone hand-off, which song on the setlist Kenny always fast-forwards through, and the career highs of the legendary Shabba-Doo. Ciao Italia, indeed!!
Who’s That Girl World Tour - Official Video
Live to Tell - Live from the Who’s That Girl World Tour
La Isla Bonita - Live from the Who’s That Girl World Tour
Interview w/ Jane Pauley (NBC) in 1987
Shabba-Doo Montage - Official
S1, E35 - Who's That Girl soundtrack/film
Mark and Kenny bust out prison and unpack the comedic misfire 1987 film Who’s That Girl? as well as the four Madonna songs on what remains a spotty soundtrack. This conversation includes the acting grace of Griffin Dunne, the (unrequited?) passions of director James Foley, the ever-present children in the eponymous song video, Stephen Bray’s musical scoring, and celebrating a true “lost” Madonna classic. Will Kenny and Mark ever dance together in a club to a Shep Pettibone remix? Did Madonna ever vanquish her reputation as a “movie killer”? Questions to answer this summer.
Who’s That Girl film
Who’s that Girl soundtrack
Who’s that girl video
Causing A Commotion (Silver Screen Mix)
Causing A Commotion (Movie House Mix)
S1, E34 - True Blue The Fade Out
Kenny and Mark wrap up the True Blue album with a discussion of death and mortality, imagery as an artistic (and promotional) tool, Herb Ritts (and Kenny’s aborted career as a model), Cyndi Lauper, and the end of the sweet innocence of youth.
True Blue (Color Mix)
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