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Live Performance Spotlight: Pink “Glitter in The Air” 2010 Grammys

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Welcome to a new category I’ve created called LPMV Spotlights! This category will highlight live performances and music videos from the past and present in various music genres. For this category’s first post, I’m spotlighting Pink’s performance of “Glitter in the Air” from the 2010 Grammy awards.

Before I go any further, I want to ask that those who have already seen this performance to not spoil what happens in the comments. This also applies to people viewing the performance for the first time. I want everyone who hasn’t seen this performance to be just as surprised and awed as the people in the audience were.

As a huge Pink fan, this is my favorite performance of hers. She proves she has talent and artistry by doing something beautiful and moving. Not to mention, she puts certain singers to shame by singing live while doing what she does in this performance.

For skeptics, here are a couple of facts that prove Pink is singing live (as she always does). When she sings the lyrics, “Have you ever fed a lover with just your hand?” at the start of the performance, she smiles. You can hear that smile in her voice at the word “hand.” Another thing is that unlike in the studio version, the acoustic guitar is more prominent in this performance. The guitar notes you hear while no one is singing for a few moments are not on the studio version.

Written by Serena Zola

August 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Op Ed: How Pop Music Can Be More Unique

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A few weeks ago, I read an article on the Huffington Post entitled “Pop Music Too Loud And All The Same: Official“. I don’t know about the too loud part, but I’ve thought most pop music sounded all the same since high school.

Anyway, the article got me thinking about how pop music can be more unique:

1. Don’t be Cookie Cutter; Be You

One of the reasons Pink is my favorite pop musician is that I admire her for having the courage to find her own sound and tell people she was going to do her music her way. And what better way to do it than with the song “Don’t Let Me Get Me”? A song with a similar message is Avril Lavinge’s “Nobody’s Fool”, which is from her debut album Let Go. Like Pink, Avril Lavinge has left her own mark in the music industry with this song and many others.

2.  Use love, sex, and relationship lyrics sparingly

Ok, I know these things make the world go round. However, as human beings, we have other emotions and things we experience. It wouldn’t hurt if more pop musicians wrote about the world around them. Even Michael Jackson, for all his dance songs, literally wrote about the world in  songs like “Earth Song”.

3. Don’t be afraid to go deep

Sometimes, the most powerful songs end up being inspired by personal experiences. Take the song “I’m Ok” by Christina Aguilera. Any fan (or person willing do some research) will know that this song is based on Christina’s childhood. While it might not be as famous as the song “Beautiful”, it is still a song worth acknowledging.

4. Make a creative music video

While the song may be fine by itself, a great music video can bring it to life. If you don’t like the song, then maybe the music video will make you appreciate it a little. A recent example is for Pink’s new song “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).” I don’t like the song due to my personal taste, but the music video made me feel better about it.

LINKS:

Don’t Let Me Get Me- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_t9AA3Z4PE

Nobody’s Fool-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6pKjgjfko

Earth Song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sg5EkHF5tg&hd=1

I’m Ok-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quAFmNvk_Zs

Blow Me One Last Kiss-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNlIGDRkvQ

Written by Serena Zola

August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Great Eclectic Musicians

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Once in a while, you might find someone who listens to more than one type of music. An even rarer find is a musician that has more than one sound. Here are my personal favorite eclectic musicians the songs that display their variety:

Musician: Pink

Songs:

Lonely Girl- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXn5ooXBIiM&feature=channel&list=UL

Misery-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlAtrY2zkso&feature=BFa&list=ULrXn5ooXBIiM

I’m Not Dead-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8urL3BEH368&feature=channel&list=UL

Bridge of Light-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjWNckjaRWQ&feature=related

 

Musicians: The Beatles

Songs:

Oh Darlin-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PZWGGkrMCk

Tomorrow Never Knows-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spjcPS4ekOA

Eleanor Rigby-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRNrDaoMqw

Paperback Writer-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taADLPtyDb0

 

Musician: David Bowie

Songs:

After All- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJRk1pz3tk4

Rock n’ Roll Suicide-http://www.youtube.com/watchv=k_RfY4pVkBo

Dead Man Walking-http://www.youtube.com/watchv=z3qm2tTD_oQ

Bring Me the Disco King-http://www.youtube.com/watchv=kNzPD3i9cic

Written by Serena Zola

June 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Musician Spotlight: Pink

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With today’s bubble-gum pop music, it seems rare that a musician in this genre is authentic. When Alecia Moore, aka Pink, came on the map on her own terms in 2001 with the album Missundaztood, it was the start of something new.

Pink is known for having soulful vocals similar to that of Christina Aguilera. However, Pink’s music is different from Christina’s in that it focuses on things that are personal or things that she observed around her.

For instance, Missundazstood was mostly a personal album that focused on Pink’s experiences with her parents’ divorce, the angst and loneliness that came with it, and what she did to numb herself from her personal pain. At the same time, it is also about celebrating and being proud about doing her music the way she wanted to.

Songs from the album:


I’m Not Dead, another album by Pink, is the album that starts her social/political observations of the world in addition to being personal.

Song from the album:

 

Today, Pink is still releasing songs that are personal and relatable to others. For that, she is a true pop star.

One of Pink’s most recent songs:

Written by Serena Zola

March 7, 2012 at 8:32 PM

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