Sunday, February 22, 2009
I received the gift of music for Valentine's Day from M (iTunes card) so I had my son download a number of favorite tunes. One of them was by P!nk. I'd forgotten how much I liked her music and her smartass way of taking things on. The more I thought about her music choices and lyrics, the more I realized, here was a very overlooked artist. Unlike a lot of young musicians, she doesn't sing just about sex, partying and getting lucky. Although her first song, "Let's Get This Party Started" would have made you think she would be like all the rest. No, somewhere along the way, she veered off the beaten path, avoided the whole plastic Barbie Doll singer routine and forged her own path, that of an intelligent, assertive woman, singing about things more important to her than looks, clothes and guys. Below are some of my favorite P!nk songs. Listen to the words and tell me what you think. P!nk's Official Website
Her breakout hit when she first came on the scene: Let's Get This Party Started
Just Like A Pill I think the thing I like about her music is that she's paying attention. She's seeing contradictions, absurdities and trying to figure things out, just like we all are.
Family Portrait If you ever wondered at the pain and scars children get from a dysfunctional family, P!nk carried hers into adulthood and put them in a song.
This song is entitled, "U and Ur Hand" which needs no explanation. You might want to go to YouTube to see the original video for this song. I like it better than this disco remix. U and Ur Hand original video
You'll have to click on this link and go to YouTube to see this video, but I think the video really demonstrates P!nk's take on the absurdity of how girls behave for attention.Stupid Girls video
This is one of her more politically thoughtful.
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