Here is something to think about:

Pink’s first CD came out in the year 2000. Do you remember when she first came out, she was this super tough acting, florescent pink haired singer who was the older anti-Britney who was probably meant to fizzle out by the time she needed to dye her air again.

Despite the hundreds of artists that have come and gone, here we are in the year 2008 and this girl is STILL around. And not only is she still around, people are still loving her. By now you’ve probably heard her ridiculously catchy song called “So What” It’s been the number one single on Itunes since it’s release two weeks ago and it has easily displaced Christina’s Ain’t No Other Man as the best song to strut to. The song, which is about her divorce and liberty she feels from it, is a great breakup recovery song. Not that I would know, I think the closest I have ever come to being that angry is when I realized that Joss Whedon was never going to cast me as Xander’s long lost brother that I had written into Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Plus the video is absolutely and typically hilarious, especially because it features the person the song is obviously about!

What I’ve always liked about Pink is that I sorta think that she really just wants to be a singer. Aside from her marriage and subsequent divorce to Carey Hart you never hear from her in the tabloids. Besides a couple of cameos she has stayed far away from acting and she has no problem letting us know about her opinions on the issues, luckily they are usually the background to great songs.

“So What” is the first single off of Pink’s fifth (!) CD called Funroom which will be released in October. If you haven’t heard this song yet, consider yourself lucky, because once you do, you will probably break up with someone or quit your job. So have a listen and enjoy what will undoubtedly be the most popular song of the fall!

Mike Morrison