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Madonna's Exclusive 'Global Listening Party' on and AOL's Online Chat Attracts Tens of Thousands of Fans...and Here's What She Had to Say...

Business Editors/Entertainment Writers

DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2000

Last night, tens of thousands of fans logged on to for the world premiere of Madonna's highly anticipated new album "Music" and then participated in Madonna's first live online chat on America Online (NYSE NYSE

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: AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. ).

Questions were taken from both the AOL and the Web audiences throughout the evening. The online discussion covered a wide range of topics including Madonna's new album, life with her kids, fashion, e-mail and much more... The following are just some of the highlights:

What's really behind the "MUSIC" according to Madonna?

"To join the coldness or the remoteness of living in the machine age in the world of high technology with warmth and compassion and a sense of humor Noun 1. sense of humor - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
sense of humour, humor, humour
. But not get too sappy - got it."

"Music is supposed to be a reflection of what's going on What's Going On is a record by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. Released on May 21, 1971 (see 1971 in music), What's Going On reflected the beginning of a new trend in soul music.  in society, and as far as I'm concerned, we've become too complacent.

What was the hardest song to write?

"Impressive Instant."

Do you see your new album as a recreation of your older music or is this all new to you?

"It's new, but it's that I am the sum total of what I am. I've brought in elements from my past."

What music is Madonna listening to now?

"I listen to a lot of ambient music, which my boyfriend hates because he says it sounds like the record's skipping all the time."

Who in particular?

"Gavin Bayers and William Orbit's classical music CD"

What does Madonna listen to when she's practicing yoga?

"Nusrat Fatel Ali Khan"

On being a mother and role model:

What's it like to be a singer and a mom?

"It's like being pulled from every cell and nerve fiber nerve fiber
A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the axon that conducts nerve impulses.
 and every's invigorating in·vig·or·ate  
tr.v. in·vig·or·at·ed, in·vig·or·at·ing, in·vig·or·ates
To impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; animate: "A few whiffs of the raw, strong scent of phlox invigorated her" 
 and exhausting."

How do you feel about being a good role model for children? "I think it's a compliment and an honor."

When you're depressed --- if ever --- who do you think of?

"My children."

If one of her children wanted to be a singer...

"If that's what they want... why not?"

Do Madonna and Lourdes sing together?

"Absolutely! We sing Britney Spears songs A
And Then We Kiss


Autumn Goodbye B
Baby Boy

...Baby One More Time

Before The Goodbye

Bombastic Love

Born To Make You Happy


Brave New Girl

Break The Ice

Breathe On Me C

On taking care of herself:

Is there any special thing or place that inspires. What do you do to re-generate or re-invigorate yourself creatively, mentally, spiritually?

"I like to put myself into situation where all I do is read books, watch movies, go to museums, and have dinner with interesting people suppose that's what I was doing waiting for the birth of my son. And now I'm full!"

What would you want more of? "More free time, more sleep."

On Fashion:

What's with that cowboy hat?

"The cowboy hat represents a real kind of one with nature and animals and all-American, and I think it's an ironic twist when you consider how much synthesizer synthesizer

Machine that electronically generates and modifies sounds, frequently with the use of a digital computer, for use in the composition of electronic music and in live performance.
 there is on the album."

In fashion, we're seeing the 70s again: embroidered em·broi·der  
v. em·broi·dered, em·broi·der·ing, em·broi·ders
1. To ornament with needlework: embroider a pillow cover.

 denim. Would you be there? "Cool, then I'm right there with the times, keeping up with the Joneses "Keeping up with the Joneses" is a popular catchphrase in many parts of the English-speaking world. It refers to the desire to be seen as being as good as one's neighbours or contemporaries using the comparative benchmarks of social caste or the accumulation of material goods. "

On Email:

Dare we ask: do you use AOL?

"Yeah, I use AOL!"

How many emails a day?

"50 emails a day"

What's in store for the future?:

Do you plan on doing any more movies in the near future?

" if I can find a script that's good enough, I'd love to [do another movie in the future]. But I want to be as revolutionary in my movies as I am in my music -- that's pretty hard. Most scripts are pretty bad."

Any plans to sing in Spanish again?

"Absolutely. Probably I will do a Spanish version of my third single."

On AOL, fans will be able to access transcripts of the chat in its entirety at AOL Keyword: Transcripts.
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