Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Reach out and touch...yourself

They say it's impossible to truly love someone else unless you first love yourself. Good thing loving thyself is all the rage lately. Pink's new video “Sober” is a a true masturbatory opus, emphasis on masturbatory. Of course, getting down with your bad self is a lot easier when you have an extra self. OK, so it's a little confusing, but also a lotta hot.



Now, I've always liked Pink, despite her unfortunate decision to name herself after a color (side note: the only two acceptable color names in my book are Violet and Magenta – holla, Rocky Horror!). She is the best kind of rambunctious. She can mix messages into her effervescent pop confections better than most. Sure, I've heard those rumors too. So it's nice to see her tweak them instead of run from them. Plus, it wasn't all just digital trickery. That hand is really on an ass, and it' ain't her own.

So, whose ass is it? Please say hello to 26-year-old Swedish model and Pink doppelganger Petrah. [Hat tip, The Gentleman!]

It's fun trying to tell who is Pink and who is Petrah in the video.

All this good self-loving has me feeling frisky. So, naturally, I sought others of like mind. Some of my favorite, um, Jills who like to, um, off themselves.

“Icicle,” Tori Amos

Who wants a little sex with her religion?

“Oops,” Tweet feat. Missy Elliott

Also, you must hear the Ladytron version?

“All Is Full of Love,” Bjork

Bjork-shaped robots making out? Hell, yeah.

“She Bop,” Cyndi Lauper

The one, the only, the original.

Anyone else need some alone time? Yeah...be right back.

24 comments:

Magnolia31 said...

Awesome post ! You gotta love yerself !!!

The Gentleman said...

well thank you Ms.DS for the hat tip! (to be fair I have to share it with the anonymous commenter who left the body double's name on my post..)
Btw... nice video selction but what? no Divinyls?? I guess that "I Touch Myself" was a little too blatant ;)

slacker said...

No DiVinyls? Oops...I guess I wasn't the only one with that thought. But, just in case...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75PFU9ynkdE

Awesome stuff. And, if it helps any, I think I heard once that Pink's name comes from Reservoir Dogs.

Dawg said...

Pink and a fake Pink ... I'll take both please, with a side of whipped cream!

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Whole lot of shots of those nails, though. Yikes. No wonder she's having so much trouble with the self-love.

Anonymous said...

No Eurythmics? really? no Annie Lennox making out with her "male alterego" in Who is That Girl?...

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=GDv_US-1a7U

Anonymous said...

Talking about 'flirting with yourself' I'd also like to point to the hotness that is Sharleen Spiteri in the video for "Can't resist" (yeah, neither can I ;-) ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trWNmkXO4WY

Sarah said...

Um, "The World is Not Enough"? Garbage goodness, lovelove!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, but despite the hotness of the video, I can't help but dwell on the profound sadness of the lyrics about someone struggling with substance abuse and sobriety? Maybe it's because I know friends who are (or have been) "the girl."

maria b. said...

Shirley manson kissing/killing herself in garbage's " the world is not enough" video.

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=tYbLR67_F9E


In "push it" she meets the person with the hood in the dark night and then you realize is her while she is licking her image in the mirror

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=z-CHEnJ7gnc

this awe video plus talks about homosexuality, bigamy, alternative families, masturbation...

p.s. the "all is full of love" is one of the most beautiful videos never made.

narcolepsy_slds said...

I am so with the one who mentioned Sharleen Spiteri.

I always thought that this is a more subtle way to sing about masturbation, but who knows since usually Billy Idol is anything but subtle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VNx78SAq8M

probably one of my faves: The Violent Femmes "Blister in the sun":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra8VTlXVqUQ

and even though it has been mentioned a couple of times, a different version of I touch myself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_LSedQGHng

asher said...

lest we forget:

Pink performing Fingers, live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgbgWXNlIsU&feature=related

Nanc Twop said...

'the only two acceptable color names in my book are Violet and Magenta'

Keep looking, and I'm sure you'll run into an 'Amber' or a 'Sienna' that will make the grade.

And did you know there's a very nice color by the name of 'Alice Blue'?... I'm sure it would look nice on Leisha H...

;-)

rhyfeddu said...

Yes, I agree! Gotta have Annie Lennox kissing herself (sorta) in "Who's That Girl?" Not too late to amend the list. ;)

akiss2desire said...

sistas are doing it for themselves ??? What a G R E A T post DS,

Anonymous said...

'the only two acceptable color names in my book are Violet and Magenta'

Ah, but didn't she name herself Pink because a game of teenage doctors and nurses led a friend to observe that her, um, girl bits were, well, pink? I think that's a concept we can all get behind...

let me dance said...

thank you for your post.
you seems very fun.

have a good night
and see you tomorrow!

crustybastard said...

Q: How much sexier could Tori Amos be in that performance?

A: None. None sexier.


So, thanks for that. Really.

I'll be in my bunk.

tlsintx said...

blessings upon you, Madame Snarker...

Penny Cillin said...

Hot. Hot. Hot.

Yea.

let me dance said...

wahaha!

it's fun anyway.
hey, ds! how're you doing?

i like the bjork one.
it seems like ghost in the shell.
ah~
i saw the video when i wan in high
school..^^ ye~ kind of something
dark and high quality cell? animation? ah, i saw it in theater,too. of course on tv.
generally in holliday.
anyway, love it.

i think the bjork's works well.
the slow motion really help something, is it visually sexy? or
i don't know how can i say.

and the last one, i guess korean
singer remake it. anyway looks fun.

thank you for you fun post!! YA~~

Pugs said...

I was hoping you'd profile this song for us. I'm a few days late to read it but it has made my weekend complete - so thanks! And ditto to what Dawg said - two Pinks are definitely better than one. Plus the song is actually good.
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Anonymous said...

Hmmm....I'm not sure how to interpret the use of the autosexual imagery in the Pink video. Given the theme of the song and the other visuals, it seems that the sexual dalliance with herself is being portrayed in a negative light. Still pondering, though...

Ann

Papi said...

Autosexuality is a beautiful thing. Wish more women knew how to love themselves like Pink does in that vid, rather than the epidemic of women with low self esteem.