Interesting Madonna news from soundgenerator.com:
[Madonna] is planning a new studio album for late 2005 and, according to sources, is set to take an edgy, rock-influenced direction: "Living in Britain she has become a real fan of Franz Ferdinand," an unnamed source said to The Sun newspaper. "She is close to finishing the new album and there is a real hard rock feel to it."
I have always believed that Madonna is Advanced, but it always bothered me a bit that she hadn't ever fully embraced rock'n'roll (though she has rocked). I'm glad to see I don't have to worry about that. And it is classic Advancement to say that you've been inspired by a currently cool young band and then make music that sounds nothing like that band.