Saturday, May 28, 2011
Feeling good with a major decision. Another milestone, another journey. And with this major change in my life, I must have opened myself to new adventures. Change begets a sense of discovery.
Suddenly, I'm liking Pink, that pop-rock diva with the shocking and provocative videos. Gasp! What have become of me? Me of the easy-listening and pop music persuasion have gone over the deep-end? Breaking free from my self-imposed restrictions, I have unleashed my inner rock star.
Then last week, I started humming along with a song about betrayal and resilience. It's about having more fun after being hurt, and riding a slow lawnmower in busy traffic without any cares in this world, and throwing eggs on the ex. Just don't mind the angsty violent expressions; I could have used this anthem of survival about 15 years ago. What a feel-good song this is.
You took my hand. You showed me how. You promised me you'd be around. Uh huh. That's right. I took your words. And I believed. In everything.
Pink wrote about a male friend that she lost to drugs when he was just 14 years old. A life wasted.
GlITTER IN THE AIR - this is a breath-takingly awesome performance at the Grammy awards in 2010. Pink's gymnastic experience was in full display as she mesmerized with her raw and powerful non-auto-tune voice while she dangled precariously up in the air.
Forget the vulgar lyrics, but a common thread in her songs is about being strong and relying on a woman's instinctive nature for survival. Even the most shocking and disturbing parts in her videos are laced with humorous undertones.
She is unique. A true diva. And I am now a fan. No, this is not a middle-life crisis, just a late realization of how amazing Pink is.
Who's next, Lady Gaga?