Monday, August 28, 2006

See New blog

This is my last post in American in Duesseldorf....please see
http://jamesonthecanal.blogspot.com for the latest in my life.
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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Madonna Tonight!

Madonna is playing in Duesseldorf this evening and we will be there early. The opening act is Paul Okenfold!

Here concert is causing controversy for her "disco cross." Here is an excerpt from Deutsche Welle:

That's what prosecutors in Germany are intending to find out when Madonna comes to town to play Düsseldorf on Sunday. Controversy over a mock crucifixion during the concert has dogged the tour so far, and the German regulators will be watching in an attempt to determine whether the scene could be construed as insulting religious beliefs.

Nailed on a "disco cross"


During the offensive section, Madonna is hoisted onto what can be loosely termed a "disco cross" while wearing a crown of thorns. The mock crucifixion has caused outrage in many of the countries in which the singer has performed during the tour to date.

The Vatican is especially upset. Cardinal Ersilio Tonino, speaking with the approval of the pope, recently called the concert "a blasphemous challenge to the faith" and a "profanation of the cross" after Madonna had played Rome. He also called for Madonna, who was raised as a Catholic, to be excommunicated.

Madonna in blasphemy row -- again

"It is disrespectful, in bad taste and provocative," added Father Manfredo Leone from Rome's Santa Maria Liberatrice church. "Being raised on a cross with a crown of thorns like a modern Christ is absurd. Doing it in the cradle of Christianity comes close to blasphemy."


I think if she wants to do such a thing in her act that is her perogative.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

This Blog Will End Soon

FYI: This blog will be ending soon so please update your blogrolls, feeds, links, etc to reflect my new blog that celebrates Amsterdam---my new home as of next weekend. The only left to due in Duesseldorf is to see the Madonna concert this Sunday at the LTU Arena.

The web address is http://jamesonthecanal.blogspot.com

Once you visit my new blog, you will see the look and feel will be similar to this old blog, 'American In Dusseldorf,' however the content will be different--naturally it will contain info on the wonderful, liberal city of Amsterdam.

Additionally, I have decided to rant and rave about the current political climate, both the US and the world as a whole. I have this passion for politics because I believe we should all become involved so as to hopefully create a better world for us all and not leave it up to the corrupt scum that currently dominates the world political stage---especially in the US!
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