« BUSY VLOGGIN' | Main | FEELING HUGH-ISH »

PINK'S "DEAR MR. PRESIDENT" VIDEO

PinkYouTube video: Pink performs Dear Mr President Live in NYC. It's a controversial song from her new album that all people should hear. I'm sorry, but no. This song sucks ass. Sure, it's a fine message. Unfortunately it's delivered in such a smug, pandering, self-important package that I must protest with my own vomit. It's like the unwanted sequel to If God Was One of Us. I'll take Green Day's brand of political protest over this claptrap any day of the week. But obviously this is what the teen girls go for, and I'm all for turning the teen girls against Bush. Therefore I shall permit the festival of ass-sucking to exist, and indeed I wish it upon the ears of all Republicans. Me? I'll be listening to Seona Dancing.

April 24, 2006 at 02:04 AM in Music | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341d0f1153ef00d834853fa453ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference PINK'S "DEAR MR. PRESIDENT" VIDEO:

Comments

WORD!!
You said it Chuck. This song gets lumped in with all of the wiener pop-punk songs that try to sell a fake message of angst to white suburbanites. There's nothing I hate worse than giving kids a strong message to spew when they don't know why.
Alas, if blind, loaded messages are what it takes for people to realize that Bush is a douchebag, I'll take the wieners over another neo-con prez.
Check this out if you like The Beatles (music plays automatically).

PS- Jeers to Chuck for bringing up "If God Was One of Us." I'd happily forgotten that song existed.

Posted by: Dan at Apr 24, 2006 7:42:21 AM

Yeah, uh that was amazingly terrible. I just felt it was like the whole thing couldn't have been any cheesier. It for sure made me want to "protest with my own vomit." But I am in agreement with you both...if it it makes some people wake up and smell the roses, then good.

When I was in high school I used to sing "If God was one of us" to get it stuck in my friends' heads to annoy them. Sadly, I was punished for this because for the summer after senior year until atleast midway through freshman fall term in college, I'd have that song constantly stuck in my head. I have overcome this problem, and I am a better person for it. the end.

Posted by: Karina at Apr 24, 2006 11:36:20 AM

Pink is their generation's Stephen Stills! Okay, not really. I like how she squints her eyes for impact. "How do you sleep when there's bird flu knocking at the White House door?"

Thanks for pointing out the Seona Dancing link. That's the new greatest thing ever.

Posted by: Jonathan at Apr 24, 2006 12:05:56 PM

yeah. that's a pretty bad song (but good message, i guess). i love all the 12-14 year old girls singing along. makes me giggle.

Posted by: honey bunny at Apr 30, 2006 4:07:18 PM

I never post but will why is there always a group of idiots that have to slam everything, you should be glad that someone that has the ability to enlighten far more than your idiot post is saying something. We normal people can post these messages and thats about it. No one reads these stupid things and if they do they skim and never fully read every single post. Even if your playing this song by pink on a loop in you ipod or you hate it. You should support and be glad that someone is speaking on this- I bet if you were in her shoes you would of never risked the backlash of Bush to speak on this. You are in your homes posting hate messages and clowning Pink. If you agree Bush sUCKS then whats the point of clowning someone doing something you would never do. Its stupid and you should be ashamed Im proud of the mainstream people doing something anything because the sad fact is that they are the only voice that will be heard us normals will never be.

Posted by: melanie at May 5, 2006 9:14:14 PM

melanie, you are right.

i'm sitting here, in the comfort of my crib, clowning pink.

pink speaks for the normals. i could never have her courage. i'm ashamed.

i just hope pink doesn't write a song about cowardly people like me, because i could not bear the sting of her squinting, stinging eyes.

Posted by: chuck at May 7, 2006 4:22:02 PM

The lowest circle in hell is reserved for those who in time of moral
crisis maintained their neutrality -- as Dante wrote.
Pick a side, people. You like the message but not the messenger? Grow
a pair!
At least Pink, as a young woman, is standing up for what she believes in...
not just sitting back and writing critiques on a blog! What's the last thing
YOU did that caused a stir for the masses?

Posted by: mom2four at May 12, 2006 9:10:19 PM

well, there was this, and this, and this, and... well that's enough.

but you're right. i shouldn't waste my time sitting back and writing critiques on a blog - that's stupid! i should waste my time critisizing other people for wasting their time sitting back writing critiques on a blog. that's like - so far beyond.

ps - PINK SUCKS! HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: chuck at May 12, 2006 9:26:34 PM

"ps - PINK SUCKS! HAHAHAHA!" - chuck

What is that? That makes me sad.

"But obviously this is what the teen girls go for, and I'm all for turning the teen girls against Bush. Therefore I shall permit the festival of ass-sucking to exist" - Music

And your suggesting that Pink is smug and self-important?

Talk about completely missing melanie's point:

"No one reads these stupid things and if they do they skim and never fully read every single post. Even if your playing this song by pink on a loop in you ipod or you hate it. You should support and be glad that someone is speaking on this"

Pink has more guts, talent and brains in her Pink-y finger than her ignorant critics have in their entire bodies.

I'm outta here.

P.S. AND U SWALLOW! HAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Chris at Jul 7, 2006 7:06:06 AM

you're right. I'm glad someone is FINALLY speaking out about Bush.
Pink is so brave and I'm dumb. I've been served and i'm sorry.

Posted by: chuck at Jul 7, 2006 1:45:34 PM

you all are dumb do you actually think that pink gives a shit what you think she wrote that song cuz she can she just wanted the pres. to hear it. its not like its one of her singles or anything she just wrote it because she cares and because she lives in america she can do what ever the hell she wants to!:)

Posted by: p!nk rocks at Jul 23, 2006 11:39:10 AM

isn't free speech great?...you get to have the freedom to be critical of someone's vocal opinion...they get to exercise thier freedom to tell you to stick it.freedom is a precious commodity and one that is never without consequence.ah, if only people would exercise the freedom to make intelligent, mature and rational opinions, instead of "verbal vomit of the mouth"(by the way, that's my freedom to call it that).sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken, as speaking your mind does not prove you have one.it is our moral obligation to question the governing system that we are daily part of. a system that draws clear social lines through status. a system that has created borders and boundaries for both rich and poor. a system driven by greed and self-indulgence masked under the guise of Democracy and the American Way. Where would we be today if the early settlers of this country had not dissented. Democracy only works when the people make their voices heard and speak out against political injustice.that, my friends, is what makes the right to free speech invaluable.that is what defines a great nation. as always, this is merely my opinion, do with it what you wish. but remember,one man's freedom is always another man's prison. good night and good luck

Posted by: the major at Aug 1, 2006 2:27:08 AM

P!nk is a brat that doesn't know what hard work really is and so's George Bush, end of story. They can sing each other to sleep or worse for all I care.

But these people who say that P!nk is a role model for girls? Have they seen her video at banged up? Check it out at http://www.bangedup.com/post.php?media=4749 and warning: explicit p*rno content! Wow, I thought P!nk was our hero! Turns out she's even more far gone and hypocritical than Paris Hilton will ever be.

Posted by: Rona Rasta at Aug 23, 2006 9:36:55 PM

“Dear Mr. President”... is moving, simplistic and unpretentious. Pinks voice is honest and plaintive. I am touched by it each time I hear it. And, I am not a teenage girl. I am a forty-something Forensic Pathologist, I am male… and I have seen the horrors of war up close and personal. The only thing that I would like the sweet, amazing Pink and others of her generation to know, is that Bush is an easy target for obvious reasons. The true question that is neither asked nor answered, is how did any of the Presidents before him sleep? There is a long trail of tears (and blood) that bring us to this day and none are clean.
So tomorrow I might listen to “Dear Mr. President” again and I might cry. But my tears will be more than just the unrelenting sadness over the horror, the monstrous effects of this sad mans desire to expand the American empire… my tears are.. and will be for the insanity and absolute absurdity of mans need for empire itself.

Nygel

Posted by: Nygel at Sep 3, 2006 11:19:35 AM

I think the song is excelent and at least, as many people said before me, she has the balls to say what she believes, she said it in Stupid Girls and most important in Dear Mr. President. The song doesn´t suck at all. And let me ask you something.. when was the last time you said something bad to somebody in his/her face, I dare to say that never. So, at least, she is brave. Good for Pink. She rock's!

Posted by: FanUruguay at Sep 10, 2006 12:53:51 PM

Did Pink sing this song to President Bush's face? Because that would be brave. So far, Stephen Colbert holds the top spot in my book.

Posted by: chuck at Sep 10, 2006 4:03:06 PM

Ok then so you didn't like it but it's not your place to slag off somebody elses work especially when they're expressing feelings and emotion! At the end of the day what was said in this song is what others are thinking,theres some of us that never get heard and it's nice that the people out there that do get heard say what we don't get the chance to. So before people go bad mouthing others maybe you should start thinking about others instead of just yourself! Pink is an inspiration she says what she wants and why the hell shouldn't she?

Posted by: Marie at Nov 23, 2006 7:56:36 AM

Well i think it sent a great message and said what most people are thinking.

Posted by: Marie at Nov 23, 2006 8:00:13 AM

discussing on the internet is as competing in the speciale olimpics, shure, u can win... but u stay retarded...
Anny artist who does a song is good, taste is not in the discussion, the lyrics arnt always that imported but sometimes they do mather...

Posted by: me at Dec 13, 2006 12:05:03 AM

omg u bloody well tell him pink.he needs 2 learn a bloody leson or 2!! if i could i would make him put strict laws down against animals and most of all buck his ideas up. that song is fab u tell im luv.

p.s ur da best n i love dat song..

Posted by: danielle at Dec 22, 2006 6:51:43 AM

es tan trist ver gent q si realment no le gusta ensta cancion escribe sobre ella demostrando q realmente les importa so fuck you all against this song because its great!

Posted by: nat at Jan 8, 2007 3:59:44 PM

Man this is a great song! theres nothing better in life then beign able to speak your mind and say what you wish this song means a lot to me!!!

Posted by: Nadia at Jan 17, 2007 7:08:17 PM

This is a good song! When she sing i feel and what she sya its true. If you havent seen these people described in the song then you can continue making stupid comments. what can you say about on these homeless people in the street?

Pink took her chance and gave the message for us !
PINK U R GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kumbukani at Apr 5, 2007 1:06:33 AM

I agree and thank its great, lately after all the attacks i have become a scared little wussy (aka liberal)
I just want to be like the rest of you scared peacemakers. I now know a world of isolation is the best way. I will hold 2 fingers and go protest with my new terroist supporting liberal friends. Al Sharpton is now my new moral authority. Please dont let the republicans hurt me, there not scared of anything.

Posted by: mikey at Apr 17, 2007 9:25:47 AM

And with that dumbshit comment, it's time to close this thread.

It's been a great pleasure - and remember, don't go clowning pink!

Posted by: chuck at Apr 17, 2007 8:37:32 PM