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Article: Think P!nk! How P!nk Won Me Over

Think P!nk! How P!nk Won Me Over

pinkhangCongrats to everyone who won advance copies of Lullaby Renditions of P!nk in last week's giveaway. Everyone in our household is pretty excited to get the (nap) party started with this rocker mama's lullabies. ;) To follow yesterday's post with some of Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl's most rocking performances captured, I wanted to share my favorite Pink performance, which is so odd for me to write. See...I'm not a pop music kind of girl. I'm an indie rocker - or, at least, I used to be. Built to Spill, The Pixies, Superchunk, My Bloody Valentine, Flaming Lips . . . these are the bands I loved, whose concerts I attended because I was raised on college and public radio. (Thank you, KUCI, KCRW and KXLU!) In my 20s and early 30s, it wasn't likely that you'd catch me at any Top 40 act's show, except if the tickets were free. That would explain the Chicago concert at the Greek (where 3 fights broke out, by the way) and the Black Eyed Peas concert at Staples Center. (Plus, Fergie was actually super sweet when she came to our house in her "Before They Were Famous" days. Huge indie film fan, actually. But that's another story.) So get to the point, mama! In recent years I've really opened myself up to different kinds of music, and Pink is one of those popular artists who has made this indie rocker more pop. I've started to think Pink! Why? Have you seen this 2010 Grammy performance?

She's mesmerizing, inspiring, moving... that's why. Singing while twirling upside down just got added to my to-do list.

So here I am publicly declaring that I'm into pop music. I can't say my husband is happy about this move. "How can you listen to that?" he asks, if I have some Top 40ish music playing. I give him the same answer that Chris Messina's character Ted did in a Six Feet Under episode (God, I loved that show) when Lauren Ambrose's character Claire asks him, "How can you listen to that crap?" referring to his Top 40 radio station choice. Because it makes me happy. Sincerely, Former indie music snob

Think Pink! Listen to lullabies off the album now!


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