Saturday, January 17, 2009

Alecia Moore

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.


Dreamybee said...

Wow, that is quite a playlist! When I was growing up we had Madonna Actually, we had just sort of come off of a rocker chick spree-Joan Jett, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Nicks. They were just a teeny bit before my time though.

I really like Pink too. I only have her I'm Not Dead album, but I've been thinking about checking out her others.

BTW, got here from the Lous_Pages blog.

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

Great pink post! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Hummm I may have to wear pink today (clothes that is not the pink hair) LOL
Have a great weekend!

Smilingsal said...

Pink music, how original! Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Elizabeth.

This is a fantastic post. I really enjoyed reading your take on each of these performers. Every one has something different and special to offer.

dana said...

I am amazed as to the amount of info you shared on each one of these artists!! I probably couldn't name any of their songs--even though I know (sorta) who they are! You did a great job "catching me up" with them--and I can say I will listen with more understanding and appreciation when I do hear them!

I so loved your blog resolutions list in a previous post--it's evident you are an educator! Best wishes for accomplishing the goals you set forth and Happy Pink Sat! Dana

Ronda's Rants said...

I love that it has become like favorite band when I was young which was a life time ago was Heart and I thought it was an amazing band! I always buy the girls music because I remember 20 years ago..there was just maybe one or two! Thanks, so interesting!

Ma'dame French said...

I adore these ladies too and Pink in one of my favorites by far;) If you haven't and I am sure you have but watch the video on You tube she does about Mr. President I think it's awesome;) French

Riet said...

Lovely pink post.Happy pink Saturday

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what a fun and interesting post.. I loved learing more about them..Have to say the Pink hair would be a "very" brave thing for me to do.. lol. Have a super Pink Saturday. hugs ~lynne~

Raggedy Girl said...

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White Iris Designs said...

The ladies of music ROCK!! Nice twist to the pink Saturday!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a wonderful Pink post....and some great info...thank you...
Mo :-)

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Elizabeth, This is a great post, paying tribute to these talented ladies of music!.....I have to admit that Beyonce is a favorite of mine!!...I just don't think you could get much more beautiful!!...Enjoy your "Pink Saturday"!....Your friend, Heidi XO

Melissa Miller said...

Love them all! :)
Britney is one of my all time favorites.
This is a great post.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Lorrie said...

What an interesting take on "pink". Very creative.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


AnNicole said...

Great post Elizabeth. You know I'm a music junkie too, and I've always been a fan of Pink. Ive also been impressed with how she's inpired girls and young women to accept themselves instead of having to change who they are. I wasn't aware of her charity work. Thanks!

Gollum said...

This was so interesting. I listen to music all day long, and I loved reading your views on the musicians behind the music--a really neat article, Elizabeth.

Take care,

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Elizabeth, What a neat Pink Saturday Post! Thanks for all the behind the scenes info on these woman. Brittany sure has had a rough year. Pink really does have thought provoking lyrics. Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Yaya said...

Great post.

Love that song!

Mom's Mind said...

I have to say, Pink is one of my favorite artists. I like the meanings behind her songs and can relate to just about all of them.

Great post!

Sue Daly said...

I like Pink and her new albumn , Happy Pink saturday.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Hello Elizabeth! Just popping over to say hello & Happy New Year to you!
Karla & Karrie

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

WOWZA!!! And entertaining as usual!

KarenHarveyCox said...

A perfectly Pink post. Aren't these women beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Great and very interesting pink post. Happy belated Pink Saturday. :) xo Lynn

Justine said...

I never knew that was how Pink got her name! What a cool fact! Seems like you and I listen to the same kind of music, but I only listen to the radio, never CDs. And only in the car, or while I'm cleaning. I have to say I basically can't stand Britney. Every one of her songs is so digitalized, we have no clue what her real voice sounds like!

Justine :o )

The Muse said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting my has taken me on a few travels as of late...but now that I am able, I certainly wanted to "visit".

Our cottage, The Painted Nest is not abundant in PINK (gasp, I know, LOL) nonetheless the fun continues, as I participated in this past Sat. Pink Posting... :)

Happy to be here today! And to see a post that rings those memory bells...LOL the 80's is the first time i recall seeing Pink hair...and it wasn't mine! If you are beautiful amazing how you can have any color of hair! LOL

Lana said...

Oh honey, I'm old. Karen Carpenter isn't on your list, is she? I truly enjoyed reading about these current artists. And I appreciate you for thinking outside the box.

All the best, Lana

mannequin said...

Well, I kinda thought that I'd learn something from a visit to you. I did NOT expect to learn that you like these artists. Huh????
Well. Nonetheless, it was an informative post. AND, you constantly surprise me!

Pink Ink said...

I didn't know that about Pink. To be honest, I have never really wanted to check out her music because of her punk appearance. But now you make me think twice.

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