I’m not going to write a ton about Madonna turning 54 except for this: may we all still be going as strong as she is at 54. Is she as musically relevant as she once was? Certainly not, and only someone with major delusions would tell you otherwise. I am glad to have been on this ride since practically the ground floor and I’m not about to get off the ride any time soon. She may not always make me happy, but you know what? It’s not always about me (I know, what a shock!) I sometimes think that the Madonna criticism of today is, if not worse, at least more full of vitriol than it has been at any point in her career. Maybe it’s just because it’s easier to find thanks to the internet. Hopefully she’s doing what’s making her happy because clearly she can please no one.
Here’s to 54 more years. Would she still be touring at age 108? As in shape as she is, it wouldn’t surprise me.