Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dear Mr. President

A bit of a break from the norm... (double bonus points if you can name what that line is from)

This video is meant to neither reflect my beliefs one way or another, nor point a finger at any one president, but Pink's song is both relevant and poignant. I have to share it. I think she asks some questions we could ask of any in such a powerful position. Not to mention, she's just an incredibly talented singer/songwriter.

19 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a lovely voice, and good food for thought before heading to the polls. (Oh, I thought of Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to JFK when I read your post title.)

Terri Tiffany said...

I couldn't see it! For some reason I can't get flash to load on my computer! Have tried for months and am not yet ready to take it to the Geek Squad!

kimmirich said...

Love this song--love Pink!

Morn, Janna, wanted to let you know Jill S. book, My Body Belongs to Me has been launced and see if you, like Author Scoop can help me spread the word fot this incredible woman's work?
hugs, my friend!

Janna Qualman said...

I'm glad you thought so, Angie. I felt the same way... Are you familiar with Pink through your kids? This song is unusual for her; she's an angry rocker chick. But she's got talent!

Terri - That's so bummy! I think you'd enjoy the song, too. Hope you figure out a way to view such videos!

Janna Qualman said...

Hi, Kimmi! Glad you like the song! And I'll absolutely spread the word. Consider it done in tomorrow's post! Hugs.

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh, too bad, I couldn't see it. It says it's no longer available.

Janna Qualman said...

Oh, that's no good, df. I wonder what the deal is? I just tried, and it played okay for me again. Hmph.

Turkey Lurkey said...

The video is working for me. This was the first time I have heard the song, although I have heard it mentioned in another blog. She brings up a few points that are important for the next president to consider, however, there are other points that I feel are up to us to change.
Thanks for posting the song, she does have an incredible (and strong) voice.

WendyCinNYC said...

Oh, that kind of choked me up.

Thanks for posting it.

Janna Qualman said...

Turkey - It was a completely new song to me, though I saw it came out in '07. And I agree - the president can't be held solely responsible for some of those things.

Wendy - Me, too. Powerful performance, wasn't it?

colbymarshall said...

I love Pink! But, I wish she still had pink hair.

Melissa Marsh said...

Good questions to ask of any world leader, really. Politicians need to hear them.

Rachel Burton said...

I hadn't seen this either! Provacative questions, some we should really ask ourselves as well as the president, IMO.

Joanne said...

Music speaks a universal language, evidenced by the responses here!

Melanie Avila said...

Ok, I'm laughing because I didn't realize you meant Pink the singer when we were talking about this. I thought it was a hint at the color. Silly me.

I love her and while I've heard of this song, I never actually heard it sung. Thanks for posting this - I agree with all the comments here.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Janna, my kids' music preferences are so different (one likes country, one likes rap only, and one instrumental and show tunes), I knew about Pink all on my own. LOL. What I really enjoyed was watching her sing quietly in the round, using the words instead of the frenetic body movements to get the message across.

Janna Qualman said...

Colby - You would. :P

Melissa - I wonder how many politicians have heard that song.

Rachel - "Provocative." Good word, and so apt.

Joanne - Isn't it great, the feelings and themes music can invoke?

Melanie - In my mind, that means it was a REALLY good hint. LOL

Angie - I agree. The serious manner in which she presented herself for that performance spoke as loud as the lyrics themselves.

Raegan Ball said...

OK - the line is from a DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince song called Summertime. Double points?

I like Pink (or at least the very few songs I've heard from her). I am pleasantly surprised to learn she is a singer and a songwriter. I just assumed nobody wrote their own songs anymore - especially these rocker chicks.

Thanks for posting it.

Janna Qualman said...

Raegan, how fancy to see you here! ;) And ding ding ding, the prize (cyber brownies or some such) is all yours. :D