Just over 20 years ago, before social media made every hidden gem old news in a matter of days, word about openings used to begin with a quiet buzz and spread through the word of influential New Yorkers. Now, one or two places like Waverly Inn or Bohemia have managed to stem the tide with an unlisted number or a preview policy, but then the cognoscenti would whisper about it and try to keep the news under wraps for a month or two at least before columnists began positioning themselves at tables and dropping items.
Poor Madonna. First she gets hit for showing a little bit of nip, now she’s got to contend with going in the ring with the formidable foe, Lady Gaga. It turns out Madge mashed up the Lady’s classic “Born This Way” with her own “Express Yourself” (and “She’s Not Me!”) during a recent rehearsal, perhaps in an attempt to prove that the two songs do share more in common than the fact that they were sung by bleached blondes.
We know we haven’t addressed the issue of Madonna’s nip-slip in Istanbul last Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care! It’s more like…we needed a moment. After Madge made such a grandiose comeback during the Super Bowl, we didn’t want to jump on this “Madonna is disgusting!” campaign, but since this issue is clearly not going away (as evidenced by Piers Morgan tweeting about it), we might as well discuss it. (NSFW-ish video below).