One thing that continues to surprise me is how some people seem shocked when I admit my age.
The exhibit consists of 140 ensembles spanning over 35 years of Gaultier's collections. Once inside, there is an immediate atmosphere of excitement and sensuality, intimacy and tantalizing shock.
There is something completely personal about "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," a show now open at the de Young museum in San Francisco.
The weight of being Madonna is never greater on you than when you record an album. After all, you inspired a generation, including the GaGa, brought William Orbit to world wide mainstream attention, you brought us Junior Vasquez and Shep Pettibone and countless others.
With a sonic heat signature that converged somewhere between the raw power of The Stooges and the cerebral trips of Sonic Youth, Swerdriver's four full-lengths and underestimated rarities have grown in relevance with the flight of time's arrow.
I can honestly say that I not only need Spain, I love Spain!
Whether you liked Madonna or despised her, she affected us, directly impacting our views on women, gender, sex, power, self-identity and feminism.
The recent fad may have started with Lady Gaga, the pop-star provocateur who wore a red lace dress over matching undies to MTV's September 2009 Video Music Awards. But many other celebrities have jumped on the transparent trend.
I should have known we weren't meant to be. Why? Because he never liked Madonna.
Any adoptive mother or father will tell you that the memory of the first day they held, hugged and began bonding with their adopted child is the strongest remembrance of fulfillment in a lifetime.
If you ask me the real question is not why Chris Brown was allowed to sing live twice at The Grammys, but rather why was he allowed to sing at all... period! For an award show celebrating the BEST in music, shouldn't the BEST get to go onstage?
I no longer view being old as an ending to my involvement in life in a vital and powerful way. Rather, I see it as the initiation of a new life stage during which I am freer than ever to achieve my true human potential.
Over the next two weeks, I'm going to share a series of interviews with some of the music industry's heroes and working stiffs who literally brought you this year's awesome Grammy Awards with nary a hiccup. First up at bat is Phil Ramone.
Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons took a break from shooting Henry IV in the UK to chat with me about what makes a great director and what was going through his mind when he won Best Leading Actor in 1991 for Reversal of Fortune.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may have been off this week, but between the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and Rick Santorum's surprise sweep of Tuesd...