Retweet: “Can Pink be a rock star, please?”
I love inspired rambling. Which is why I particularly enjoyed Ann Power’s contribution to the The L.A. Times music blog: “Can Pink be a rock star, please?”
And I also appreciate the microblogging service Twitter for this. Without the L.A. Times’ Entertainment Section’s Tweet feed, I probably wouldn’t have found out about Ann’s thoughts.
Which are wonderfully eclectic: In her article, she mentions diametrically different artists/bands like Lil’ Wayne, John Mayer, Nickelback, Hinder, Metallica, AC/DC, Katy Perry, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, and Sheryl Crow.
In addition to her comments about the “tired old subject of women in rock”, Ann also talks about rock in general:
“Don’t we all know that rock’s been about faking it ever since Elvis slipped away from his mama and pretended to be Arthur „Big Boy“ Crudup in a Memphis recording booth? Mick Jagger faked being Tina Turner; David Bowie faked being a space alien, an aristocrat and Greta Garbo, all at once. Robert Plant faked being a good wizard, and Jimmy Page faked being a bad one. Angus Young is STILL faking being a naughty schoolboy, and he’s older than Dumbledore.”
Check it out for yourself …