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Madonna’s MSN Live Chat, Dec. 12, 2001, 12noon (EST)

DishDiva_MSN says: South Africa Thomas Bannister says: If there is one message you can leave this world – to make it a better place for us all – what would it be?

Madonna_Live says: Give.

DishDiva_MSN says: Honduras Marlon Navarro Martinez says: How do you see your life once your children grow up?

Madonna_Live says: I don’t think that far ahead. I like to live in the moment.

DishDiva_MSN says: US Debois D’arc says: How important is theatrics in the presentation of music?

Madonna_Live says: I think if you’re going to go present your music on a stage setting you have to be very concerned with the drama and the visual entertainment level. Otherwise what’s the point of doing a show. People can just buy your record if you are just going to stand

Madonna_Live says: and sing. I think it’s important to take your music to another level and for me it’s very important to tell the story with my music.

DishDiva_MSN says: Sweden Esther says: Question: I read about you are collecting paintings and arts made by the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. I am a big fan of Frida Kahlo, and loves her paintings, and have lots of books about her life, which I am finding very especial

DishDiva_MSN says: very especially and interesting. How did you get this interest about Frida Kahlo?

Madonna_Live says: I became interested in her art by going to the Institute of Art where Deigo Rivera has murials on the wall and found out about his wife Frida and became obsessed about her work, she’s an amazing woman.

DishDiva_MSN says: Japan DwR says: I found some Japanese expression in the cover of your GHV2. That reads “mo-dzi-ji-ra-mi-mi-dzi” (this is how we pronounce it). What does it mean?

Madonna_Live says: It’s supposed to be my name in Japanese.

DishDiva_MSN says: US Mike Hill says: What music are you listening to right now?

Madonna_Live says: I just got a new Kid Loco CD which is awesome. I’ve been listening to Nick Drake, Dean Martin, and Goldfrappe.

DishDiva_MSN says: Favorite holiday music?

Madonna_Live says: I like listening to Italian Neopalitan and Bobby Darrin, Dean Martin, that era of music.

DishDiva_MSN says: Blue_jean_Baby says: When you’re recording a song in the studio, do you do anything atmospherically-candles, dim lighting etc?

Madonna_Live says: No bright lights, candles – that’s a good idea, flowers, I like to get a good vibe going.