Monday, June 29, 2009

Don't Cry For Me Argentina

With all the news about North Carolina's Governor Mark Sanfords and his little trip to Argentina this song has been played alot and has been running through my head all week. The story of Juan Peron and his wife Eva is the basis for the musical Evita and as much as I hate to admit this, Madonna was the ONLY person for the role of Eva. If you had any doubt just listen to her do this song - she sings it solidly from the heart and captures perfectly the grace and appeal of the historical figure she is portraying. Yes she is batshit crazy but for this brief moment all of her reinventions culminated in something magical. If any person can find that kind of magic ONCE in their lives they are lucky. Unfortunately the nature of celebrity does not allow one to simply freeze time to preserve the greatness of the moment. Just ask Michael Jackson who spent the last 15 years trying to recapture the lightning in a bottle but was let down by his own inner demons. May we all avoid the curses of fame and pride because they truly go before the fall.

1 comment:

Wings1295 said...

I actually have (or had, not sure if it went byebye on Swap-A-CD) the EVITA CD set. Madonna was truly at her peak, vocally, during that recording session. Wonderful really. Sadly, for me, it's been all down hill from there with "Madge". Ah well.