For this week's Pink Saturday, I am veering off my usual home decor and vintage items path and sharing an interesting tid-bit that happened this week, inspiring this post. The hostess of Pink Saturday is Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. She has a list of over 100 participants sharing all types of pink goodies! Visit and see what it's all about.
I was in the car the other day, listening to the local KISS station, which has been my main station in every city I've lived. Although I am not a young party gal anymore, I just love that kind of music. As I'm attempting to sing along, I realized that So What by Pink was the third song IN A ROW performed by a solo female artist. I tend to notice patterns like that. First was Single Ladies by Beyonce, then Circus by Britney Spears.This was interesting, until the next song, 4 in the Morning by Gwen Stefani, and the run ended with Christina Aguilera's newest hit Keeps Gettin' Better, which I think really shows off her powerful voice.
WOW! Five solo females in a row. Would that have happened even 10 years ago? It seems that women performers are showing they are just as good as men at bringing in the money to the record companies. They're so good that four of these young women have albums released at the same time, which means they are all competing for radio/video airtime, and spots on top-40 lists at the same time. There are things to admire about each of these young women. Both Beyonce and Christina have managed to keep their marriage and private lives much quieter than others at their level of fame. They also write or co-write their own music. Britney is making a comeback with her best-reviewed CD ever. I think I would have curled up and turned into a petrified statue after the year she had. Gwen Stefani writes all her own music, balances a more than 12-year relationship with her husband and now 2 children, as well as having a clothing line. I am also excited about her reunion with No Doubt this summer for at least two concerts.
It is Alecia Moore, known by her nickname PINK who fascinates me. I absolutely adore her music, and have bought every one of her CDs. This may not sound like much, but I only own about 30, so that's a big percentage of my collection. Many of the songs that are not released as singles are even better and more thoughtful than those we hear all the time. She has such a great scratchy contralto voice that I think of old time jazz and torch singers. I admire her conviction to her beliefs and charities that focus on women, children, and animals such as UNICEF, Race for the Cure, and PETA. It appears that she isn't just a spokesperson/face, but living the way she asks others to live, she's a vegetarian, writes personal letters for her charities, and contributing her time. Pink inspires many young people, especially girls, to accept who they are as a person and look at their lives honestly.
Although Pink hit the music world with bright pink hair, that is not how she got her nickname. As a child she blushed very deep pink, giving her the nickname which follows her today.