Tomorrow at the Banter mothership I'm going to get into the online feud (now settled) between Deadmau5 and Madonna. The fusillade of Facebook and Twitter taunts from Mau5's side started over the weekend, after Madonna made a surprise appearance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and proceeded to ask the crowd, essentially, whether a good portion of it was on drugs. Mau5 took offense, saying that the drug scene needs to be downplayed for the good of electronic dance music. Hilarity ensued.
But while I of course take Deadmau5's side in the battle, for reasons beyond any attempt to moralize, there's kind of no denying that actually, yes, a lot of people at Ultra were on drugs.
The piece will be available to read tomorrow morning, but for now -- there's this. A girl stripping and making out with a palm tree. One which, if what happens at 1:40 is any indication, is one half of a tumultuous love-hate relationship.