"Pink" is a song by American hard
rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and professional
songwriters Richie Supa and Glen Ballard. It was released as the third major
single from Nine Lives in 1997.
The video starts
with Tyler playing the harmonica, followed by Perry cleaning his face thinking
he's using a mirror, Whitford putting his sunglasses on, dressing as a race car
driver, Tom Hamilton shows his closeup and Joey Kramer walking forward until
the viewer sees a closeup of him. Tyler sings the first verse, morphed as a boy
dressed as the Easter Bunny. While he is singing the first verse, random people
appear: a woman dressed as a biker, a woman dressed in a blue jumpsuit begins
to unzip her jumpsuit, a shirtless man wearing red parachute pants dancing, an
elderly woman showing her flexible strength and an elderly woman dancing
As the song
reaches its end of the first verse, Tyler is now morphed in a woman's body
interspersed by a female ballroom dancer, a shaved-head woman wearing a lock
around her neck followed by Tyler morphed as a tattooed lady, followed by the
ballroom dancer smiling, a marilynesque woman walking for no reason, a
black-wearing lady. Tyler appears unmorphed in the beginning of the chorus
followed by a strongman's chest testing the strength, a blonde-haired woman
wearing a 1940s style clothes and sporting plaits (possibly representing Pippi
Perry plays the
guitar, wearing a white suit, followed by a sumo wrestler walking. Tyler later
morphs into a golden-covered skeleton wearing a top hat, followed by a trance
dancer, a female dancer dancing until the viewer sees a closeup of the
black-wearing lady, followed by the trance dancer. A dwarf walks later followed
by a gothic man, an Aborigine and a beauty pageant queen with some parts of her
face covered in burns. The dwarf walks out and a couple wearing 50s-style black
and white clothing have their dance followed by Hamilton morphed as the sumo
The song begins
its second verse, as a woman wearing just underwear dancing, followed by Tyler
morphed as a bodybuilder, with the underwear-wearing woman dancing and a tattooed
woman sporting turquoise hair (possibly Julia Gnuse) walking. Then, a shirtless
young man dances randomly followed by a shirtless man holding the dwarf and the
strongman walking. Later, a naked woman painted blue and green does a pirouette
(In the censored version, she is only shown in from the waist down).
resumes, with a man donning a large beard (inspired by ZZ Top) walking. Perry
now wearing a black suit inspired by his early years with Aerosmith playing the
guitar. Then Hamilton morphed as the flexible woman stands up singing his
backing vocals, a cape-wearing man appears dancing and a set of female twins
dance. Whitford (morphed as an older woman wearing black on the top and white
in the bottom) sings his backing vocals, followed by Hamilton and then a woman
dressed as The Statue of Liberty does a pirouette with Kramer (morphed as a dog
wiggling his tongue) expresses himself with her.
Then as the
bridge begins, the parachute pants-wearing runs, followed by the
jumpsuit-wearing woman. Perry, now morphed as a centaur does a guitar solo
interspersed by the tattooed woman and the Aborigine running, followed by the
black-wearing woman and the trance dancer. When Tyler ends the bridge, the
people stop walking.
As the song
reaches the climax, Tyler sings followed by a closeup of the ballroom dancer
licking her lips. Then the female biker sings, followed by the tattooed woman.
Later the underwear woman sings, followed by the trance dancer. Then Kramer
morphed as a topless woman covering the breasts (replaced by a bikini in the
censored version) sings his backing vocals, followed by Whitford morphed as the
parachute pants-wearing. The gothic man morphed as Perry plays the guitar. Then
a belly dancer dances and Tyler walks singing his vocals with Perry's backing
vocals. (In the censored version, after the belly dancer finished dancing,
Tyler and Perry, now morphed as a two headed Perry sings) L
jumpsuit wearing woman exposes her breast which Tyler becomes stunned which the
woman covers it. (In the censored version, the scene is shortened by two
seconds) Hamilton morphed as the 40s-style woman sings his last vocals,
followed by Kramer morphed as the cape-wearing man and Whitford morphed as a
young boy. Then the random people show their close-up. As the song finishes,
Tyler shows his close-up by making a funny face, smiles and bows out as the
Pink is a
pale red colour, which takes its name from the flower of the same name.
According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the colour most commonly
associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness,
childhood, the feminine, and the romantic. When combined with violet or black,
it is associated with eroticism and seduction. Pink was
first used as a colour name in the late 17th century.
The color pink is
named after the flowers called pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus.
The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to
pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a
perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German "pinken" =
to peck). As noted and referenced above, the word "pink" was first
used as a noun to refer to the color known today as pink in the 17th century.
The verb sense of the word "pink" continues to be used today in the
name of the hand tool known as pinking shears.
In the 20th century,
pinks became bolder, brighter and more assertive, in part because of the
invention of chemical dyes which did not fade. The pioneer in the creation of
the new wave of pinks was the Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, (1890-1973)
who was aligned with the artists of the surrealist movement, including Jean
Cocteau. In 1931 she created a new variety of the color, called Shocking pink,
made by mixing magenta with a small amount of white. She also created a scandal
by launching a perfume of the same name, sold in a bottle in the shape of a
woman's bust. Her fashions, co-designed with artists such as Cocteau, featured
the new pinks.
In Nazi Germany
in the 1930s and 1940s, inmates of concentration camps who were accused of
homosexuality were forced to wear a pink triangle. Because of this, the pink
triangle has become a symbol of the modern gay rights movement.
The transition to
pink as a sexually differentiating color for girls occurred gradually, through
the selective process of the marketplace, in the 1930s and 40s. In the 1920s,
some groups had actually been describing pink as a masculine color, an
equivalent of the red that was considered to be for men, but lighter for boys.
But stores nonetheless found that people were increasingly choosing to buy pink
for girls, and blue for boys, until this became an accepted norm in the 1940s.
Franz West "Flause" (1998); Aluminium
In 1973, Sheila
Levrant de Bretteville created "Pink," a broadside meant to explore
the notions of gender as associated with the color pink, for an American
Institute of Graphic Arts exhibition about color. This was the only entry about
the color pink. Various women including many in the Feminist Studio Workshop at
the Woman's Building submitted entries exploring their association with the color.
De Bretteville arranged the squares of paper to form a "quilt" from
which posters were printed and disseminated throughout Los Angeles. She was
often called "Pinky" as a result.
Jeanne-Claude's Surrounded Islands wrapped wooded islands in Miami's Biscayne
Bay with 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2) of bright pink fabric. Thomas von
Taschitzki has said that "the monochrome pink wrappings"..."form
a counterpoint to the small green wooded islands."
Many of Franz
West's aluminium sculptures were often painted a bright pink, for example
Sexualitätssymbol (Symbol of Sexuality). West has said that the pink was intended
as an "outcry to nature".
Group Notice from: Sweetgrass Sim Group,
Last Sunday DJ Rik and a beautifully
decorated disco teleported all visitors in time to the 80's. Most people
dressed themselves according to this beautiful decade, and many tried to solve
Rubik's Cube. Aitalas changed in a cube! Also Michael Jackson visited us! The
contest is won by Christo, Gay, Aitalas and Eleutherios, congrats boys!
There was a lot of smoke in the club last Saturday and I had to make a lot of snapshots to get clear pictures. DJ Zee had
made a great set. Thank you Zee. It made me very happy to hear that guests enjoy our parties and
that they are content with the results of the work we have every week to give our
guests a good time.
Jamaica (N.Y.)" is a 1980 single by jazz trumpeter Tom Browne. The single
-- a memoir of the neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens where
Browne was born and raised -- is from his second solo album, Love Approach.
Browne got the idea for the song while he was at his parents' home. The vocals
for the single were provided by Toni Smith (Thomassina Carrollyne Smith), who
also helped compose the song. The song hit number one on the U.S. R&B chart
for a month. "Funkin' for Jamaica" peaked at number nine on the dance
chart and made the Top 10 on the UK singles chart.
In 1981 a British
group, the Evasions, released a hit song titled "Wikka Wrap". This is
a parody of UK broadcaster Alan Whicker, but also a parody (some might say
sample) of "Funkin' For Jamaica".
In 1996, The song
was sampled by Quad City DJ's for their song, "Quad City Funk" on the
album "Get On Up And Dance"
DJ Tōwa Tei
released his remix cover version as a single in both 1999 and 2001, which
featured Les Nubians on vocals, performing part of the song in French.
In 2000, the song
was featured on the Bob Baldwin album BobBaldwin.com with Tom Browne
In 2001, the
song's intro was sampled on the Mariah Carey single "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4
Jamaica)" for the soundtrack to Carey's film Glitter. The song has also been
sampled by N.W.A., EPMD, Snoop Dogg, Keith Murray, Erykah Badu, Shaquille O'
Neal, The Black Eyed Peas and others.
contemporary jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall covered the song from his album
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the
third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies
about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and
191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and
the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean.
Once a Spanish possession known as Santiago, in 1655
it came under the rule of England
(later Great Britain), and was called Jamaica.
It achieved full independence from the United Kingdom on 6
August 1962. With 2.8 million people, it is
the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United
States and Canada. Kingston is the country's largest city and its capital, with a population of
937,700. Jamaica has a large diaspora around the world, due to emigration from the
Jamaica is a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and
head of state. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General
of Jamaica, currently Patrick Allen. The head of government and Prime Minister
of Jamaica is Portia Simpson-Miller. Jamaica
is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with legislative power vested in the
bicameral Parliament of Jamaica, consisting of an appointed Senate and a
directly elected House of Representatives.
The indigenous people, the Taíno, called it
Xaymaca in Arawakan, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the
"Land of Springs".
Colloquially Jamaicans refer to their home
island as the "Rock", whereof further slang names like
"Jamrock", "Jamdown" ("Jamdung" in Jamaican
Patois), or briefly "Ja", have derived.
Though a small
nation, Jamaican culture has a strong global presence. The musical genres
reggae, ska, mento, rocksteady, dub, and, more recently, dancehall and ragga
all originated in the island's vibrant, popular urban recording industry.
Jamaica also played an important role in the development of punk rock, through
reggae and ska. Reggae has also influenced American rap music, as they share
roots as rhythmic, African styles of music. Some rappers, such as The Notorious
B.I.G. and Heavy D, are of Jamaican descent. Internationally known reggae
musician Bob Marley was also Jamaican.
internationally known artists were born in Jamaica, including Millie Small, Lee
"Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Big Youth, Jimmy Cliff,
Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Grace Jones,
Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, I Wayne, Bounty Killer and
many others. Band artist groups that came from Jamaica include Black Uhuru,
Third World Band, Inner Circle, Chalice Reggae Band, Culture, Fab Five and
Morgan Heritage. The genre jungle emerged from London's Jamaican diaspora. The
birth of hip-hop in New York City owed much to the city's Jamaican community.