Monday, September 3, 2012

Your thoughts?

I have always liked Pink (the singer). I think she is very underrated. It's quite hard for me to find a Pink song that I don't like, whether it's the R&B Pink or the alternative-pop Pink. I think what I like about her is you can tell she is being her. Even when she is being obnoxious and rude, you can tell her songs are straight from her heart. I just read an interview that she had and there were two things from the interview that stood out to me.

The first

Pink: I am never the kind of person sitting at home reading the charts and basing how I feel about myself or even my career on stats. I've always based it on, Am I doing the best that I can do? And how's my Fuck you account?

Q: What's that?

Pink: When I first started, L.A Reid said, "Make sure you put money in your Fuck You account. That's the account that, one day when people ask you to do things you don't want to do, you say Fuck you". I make sure that my Fuck you account is okay, so that you never have to make decisions based on money. I fell like that's where people kill their careers.

I am obviously not a famous gazillionaire, but if I was I think this would be fantastic advise. You would think with the way fame is fleeting it would be common sense but alas...

The second

Q: At one point on the new album, you sing "I really hate you so much. I think it must be true love". How much of that is you being funny and how much is it you being honest about your relationship with Carey (her husband. They broke up once before getting back together)

Pink: It's 100 percent always going on in my head. Carey and I have a very passionate relationship. No one pisses me off like my mom or my husband. I think psychologically, if you can get a rise out of someone, it means they care. We're also taught from a young age - and I am watching it with my daughter - that sometimes the only way she can get our attention is to do something bad. So we're kind of programmed from a young age to test the waters, and who do we do that with? The people we feel safest with. It's fucked up.


So the second one was really the one I wanted to ask what you guys thought. But in general, what do you think of her answer to the second question, especially the bolded parts? I don't agree that getting a rise out of someone means they care but I do know how easy it is for people we love like our parents to get under our skin, so hence the blogpost title - your thoughts?

PS To my fellow yankee peeps, have a wonderful Labor day holiday.


*interview except was retrieved from Entertainment Weekly.

8 comments:

Nutty J. said...

I think she is right. The people we care the most for (even if we dont know we care) are those that annoy us the most

Reasons being that, a man you dont care about, no matter how annoying he is really doesn't irk you...cos seriously you really don't give a shit what he does with his life.

But the one you care about, you sometimes feel like breaking his heard cos he isn't listening, or seeing the issue how you see it... and you just want to scream sometimes...why? cos you worry about him.

Anonymous said...

I disagree that getting a rise out of folks mean they care. A lot of people that I don't give hoots about have vexed me. It"s just emotions/human nature in my opinion.

I do agree with her statement about testing the waters with people that we feel safest with. Standard.

Original Mgbeke said...

Oh, that was moi the Mgbeke and yay your comment verification is off

LaLa said...

It is a true statement, IMO but it's not always the case. People you love get a rise out of you the easiest/quickest but being or getting to that state doesn't always mean the 'causer' is a loved one...if that makes sense.

MPB said...

I agree with her statement, but not her reasoning. i don't test the waters for the heck of it if at all. i generally like peace, but i find that my loved can also get under my skin in a way no one can.

Toinlicious said...

I totally agree with Pink because i do it all the time. I like to test waters but i generally do it when i'm getting comfortable with a person.

I had a fight with a friend a couple of days ago which made me realise i cared way more than i actually let myself believe.

I usually don't do favs but Pink is IT for me. Pink is just so real and her 'realness' always come through.

Adaku said...

i love pink. always loved her rawness

Steve Julian said...

Not a fan. Sure she has fine pop songs. She tries to hard to sell herself as a person who doesn't care. You can tell it is not a true representation of her. She puts herself down, but doesn't mean it. She wants to be tough, mean, spirited, but only comes off as fake. Too bad.