I’m a fellow Pink fan. I adore her brassy, no holds barred attitude which, combined with talent, makes for some great music.
I listen to an extremely wide range of music, everything from Martina McBride to Daddy Yankee to Tommy Roe. The artists themselves aren’t necessarily as surprising to most people as the “strange” songs I like. Some of the songs I get odd looks for include Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon, The Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails and Meat Loaf’s Paradise By The Dashboard Lights (which, granted, isn’t exactly strange until you take into account the fact that Bat Out of Hell was released over a decade before I was born...). But what can I say? Good music is good music!
G’Morning Teresa & Squawkers,
Oh yes I am a Pink fan as well. I love her music and her style.
Any other P!NK fans out there?
Answer: Oh yes I am a Pink fan as well. I love her music and her style.
Have you ever surprised yourself or your family by discovering an unlikely singer or group?
Answer: I don’t so hmm have to think about this one.
Do we have any grandmas out there who listen to Evanescence or Kid Rock?
Answer: Not a grandma but I do love Evanescence music. Don’t like Kid Rock though.
Ooops I noticed I made a mistake and typed my first answer twice. Excuse me for that error *G*
I watched the story about her life on either the Bravo channel or E!--can’t remember. Anyway the point is I was really impressed with her for all the things you wrote--"talented, smart, brash and bold enough to get in your face if she has something important to say.”
Our girls need more role models that emphasize BRAINS and talent vs being pretty and wearing the right outfit!
yep, I am a grandma and yes I listen to groups like evenescene.I’m not much on girl singers but I will give Pink a try
I really enjoy Pink as well! I love her knew song “Who Knew” and “U & Ur Hand”
Have you heard the song “Stupid Girl” by Pink? LOVE IT! And the video is a hoot.
I also enjoy other such things as: Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Korn, even Paris Hilton (but I swear only that one song and because it’s catchy!!)
But since I’m only 30 (truly!) I don’t find this rather odd at all.
So I’ll add in where people give me funny looks at. I enjoy: Etta James, Otis Redding, and many other Oldies (sorry, but that’s the term they use).
I’ve always been the type to listen to anything and everything.
Forgot to add:
I thought the hood scene where she mocked Jessica Simpson was so funny! And yeah the bedroom scene for la Paris was goofy.
But the best of them all? The very beginning where she slams her face into the glass. I was so nearly falling out my desk chair on that one.
That’s right, Haven! It was Jessica she was mocking on the car hood. I get all of those ditzy blondes confused. Oh no! Maybe I’m a stupid girl too!
blueskies, you haven’t seen wild until you’ve seen 500 romance writers at the annual Harlequin party when the DJ starts spinning PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT! We sang EVERY word!
As for the Werewolves of London, what can I say? His hair was perfect.
I’m also a Pink Fan. I like different kinds of music. Metallica, Creed, U2, Phil Collins, Green Day, Evanescence or HIM.
Funny thing is that my mom has the same music taste
Yes, I enjoy Pink and I’m glad that my thirteen year old daughter and I both prefer her to the “produced so that anybody can sound good” female artists.
Anybody that can make you laugh at and think about their music is truly talented.
I don’t listen to Pink much, but I like her music. I don’t really like the video for Stupid Girls. Ok, yeah, some of those girls do stupid things, and most of them are definitely not role models, but they’re just trying to live their lives, you know? I don’t think that people who are different or “anti-mainstream” are better than those who aren’t; they’re just themselves. That’s why I love the movie Pretty in Pink. The popular guy got the girl, not the offbeat one who normally would have in Hollywood movies.
Anyway, as to atypical music tastes, I’m a 20 year old, fairly girly girl. I like hard rock. I like classic rock. But the oddest thing I like is, I guess it would be called folk music--like the music in O Brother, Where Art Thou.
I love Pink, too. She is such a refreshing change from the pop tarts who can’t sing, but look good in their belly shirts and hip hugger pants. Every week when Pink sings the NFL football theme before the game, I always wonder how many older men and women are at home going, “who the heck IS that girl?”!!
As a forty-something mom, I listen to all kinds of music - Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Tom Jones, George Jones, AC/DC, whatever comes down the road. My kids have much more limited taste than I do. I am always preaching about opening their horizons a little.
I also indulge in the video game craze. And by “indulge”, I mean that my arm is sore from all the Wii playing. My son told me last week, “Mom, you’re 41 years old. Give me the Wii Remote.” (God love him for shaving three years off my age.)
I did enjoy listening to her when her MIZUNDERSTOOD album came out (sorry, still call them that). I always enjoy the unapologetic artists that can actually SING!
These days, though, I’ve converted to Country. I don’t know if I’m just getting up there or what. When 8-mile released, I was ready to put a gun to my radio if I had to listen to Eminem one more time. Yes, he’s the reason I left the Top 40 scene. I miss it sometimes, but not so much, really.
I thoroughly believe in radio to continue to provide me with new music to listen to. I can only listen to a Classic Rock station for an afternoon before banishing it to the shadows for another half-year. And I don’t watch videos, a waste of time. It’s the music I want, not neon-jumpy collages of bad storytelling.
This year my CD player has worn out:
Brad Paisley- Time Well Wasted The man can play a guitar. Wow! And his songs are full of quiet comedy.
Little Big Town---can’t remember title---the CD is amazing! It keeps getting put back in the player. They have that old-fashioned new again country harmony, executed flawlessly.
and Carrie Underwood’s debut album. I’m sorry I ever doubted you, Carrie. I voted for the other guy, but you have outshined them all.
My co-workers all cringe when I put my music on. I need the music to count money quickly. I sing, too! LOL
Terri, I can only imagine the sheer terror any male would’ve felt upon stumbling onto such a scene… Although I’m sure the ones there found it quite amusing. The closest I’ve gotten is about 300 people screaming along to Keep Your Hands To Yourself, but somehow I’m guessing you all put that little gathering to shame.
I love Pink! Her and Gwen Stefani from No Doubt used to stay in my CD player all the time. Now I only listen every once in a while but I always love it!
Stupid Girls by Pink has started people talking about the lack of female role models for young girls out there today. Magazines, TV programmes and indeed entire channels seem dedicated to holding up women who are size 00 as who we should aspire to be like, women who are famous for being famous and going to parties. It is about time someone spoke out against the trend and I applaud Pink for bringing it to a wider audience.
I’m a Pink fan. Love her music.
It depends on the song. I don’t automatically like a song just because it is by an artist I happen to like. I do like some of P!NK’s music. I caught the opening of Sunday night football last night, and I love how P!NK sang the opening song to the tune of I Hate Myself For Loving You. Yes, I’m a Joan Jett fan, too. I enjoy listening to self-assured, strong women singing rock. Leta Ford anyone?
As for other music, I’m very eclectic when it comes to music. I mainly prefer rock for the beat, such as a lot of the Big Hair bands from the ‘80’s. My first concert was KISS. However, I love Andrea Bocelli, The Corrs, and Louis Armstrong, too. Hinder and Green Day are favorites right now. This past summer at Disney World, I heard a Scottish rock band, Off Kilter, and immediately bought two of their CD’s. I walked out of the Rose And The Crown to hear a rock version of Loch Loman with bagpipes playing and band members wearing kilts. It was great! I drove my daughter nuts listening to my two Off Kilter CD’s for months after our trip. The CD’s also include Run, Run Away (anyone remember Slade ?) and an old traditional called Mary Mac, which is definitely where Charlie Daniels got his tune for The Devil Went Down To Georgia.
My grandmother’s are not what you consider to be rocking grandmothers, but one will listen to the radio, country music, and if she hears a song she likes, she gets fixed up and heads to Wal-Mart to buy the CD. I’m 33 years-old, and I hope to be a rocking grandma one day, and I don’t mean the chair!
I love Pink’s song, Stupid Girl! I am a big fan of Evanescence--even though I’m years away from being a grandma.
I, too, have a pretty diverse taste in music--country, rock (especially 80’s), alternative, classical and Celtic. My kids are pretty much the same. Our iPods have a little bit of everything.
I’m love Pink also. You’re absolutely right, Teresa. She is smart and talented. Missundaztood has long been a favorite cd of mine.
I also admire Eminem. To me he’s Pink’s male counter. To be able to take all your pain and turn it into a song and make millions is amazing to me. That’s way better than any therapy you can buy!
My word is spirit63. I think that’s totally fitting for Pink.
You can count me as another 30-something (cough, cough) Pink fan. That girl can sing! It seems like she was super packaged when she came out, but now it seems that she is doing the packaging herself. (Does that make sense to anybody but me?) I truly admire her guts, brains, and talent.
Why would I mock you about being thirty-something, Teresa? After all, if you’re thirty-something, I’m thirty-something.
It’s good to have SOMETHING we can agree on.
Yes, and when I’m seventy-something, I’m guessing you’ll be fifty-something, right Xtina?
No, Teresa, I’ll still be thirty-something.
I used to listen to both Pink and No Doubt. I mourned when Gwen Steffani went solo. It just wasn’t the same.
I haven’t listened to Pink’s new cd, but I do like her earlier stuff.
Ah Kid Rock, luv him! Even converted my dad into a fan with his last two cds. When I’m in a bad mood I always put on his Devil Without A Cause CD, helps cheer me up
I’m in my early 30’s and a Mom. I love to listen to everything fom Bach to Peggy Lee (love ‘Fever’ to the Andrews Sisters to Metallica to Pink and Gwen Stefani. AND from Celtic to Indigo Girls to U2 and Greenday.
Luckily my kida and Dh put up with it all!
I am usually a country music fan but I do enjoy Pink’s music! Their are only a handful of non-country music artists that I listen to and she is one of them!!
Even though I’m not a grandma, I’m old enough to be one. My 19 yr. old keeps me up on all the current music so I do enjoy all the ones you mentioned. But I like variety and listen to almost any kind of music from opera to country pop.
I guess I’ll be the odd-man-out in this group. I’m just not a fan of Pink, But I’m always open to listening to new and different artists. (Sometimes it’s not an option given I have to be in the same vehichle as my teenagers at times.)
Enjoy your day!
I like Pink too. I like her hair, and her songs.
Jessie, if you liked O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU, you would probably like Blue Grass, too. We went to see Allison Krause and her band, which does the main song for that movie, along with a bunch of other Blue Grass bands. I went under duress, but it was wonderful! And I’m also one of those “30ish” types who is really into rock (hard, classic, grunge, etc.).
I like Pink, too. There’s something about a girl who knows her mind with attitude…
Evanescence is brilliant. Love their music. I’m a huge fan. Amy Lee has such vocal and lyrical range! She amazes me.
Sorry, I’ve never listened much to Pink.
I’m a pink Fan!
I LOVE PINK! She can sing ‘n I love how she doesn’t hesitate to fling...a little mud at her not so talented contemporaries.
I love Pink also!! She’s so cool! I’m thirty-something and I still listen to Top 40 music. Embarassing for the kids but Oh well!! I love Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Snow Patrol, The Frey, Hinder, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas! I LOVE Nelly Furtado too!