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Ariel Pink Can't Be Tamed: Echoing Glenn Beck or Performing for P.S. 22 Fifth Graders He Rules His Universe

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Nov 01, 2014 03:29 PM EDT
Ariel Pink Can't Be Tamed: Echoing Glenn Beck or Performing for P.S. 22 Fifth Graders He Rules His Universe Ariel Pink of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti performs at Stereo on November 8, 2012 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo : Ross Gilmore/Getty Images)

The alternate world the Ariel Pink reigns is somewhat unforgiving. However, Ariel has managed to keep himself a pop culture icon despite rants that resemble Glenn Beck, playing for children in NYC or simply talking about his favorite childhood hero (hint: it wasn't a hero by any standard).

He may have cut some of the excess weight with Haunted Graffiti but his latest Baby's All Right performance and forthcoming LP have been all anyone's talking about. A great show, a highly anticipated album, what's there to stop him?

Probably nothing but you have to delve into the Pink psyche to seem to really understand his motivations. If you can see past the weird, he's actually a pretty interesting character--and certainly fitting for his image.

Whether you can decipher between his insane remarks on sensitive issues similar to the less-than ideal Glenn Beck, or even comprehend how much he can relate to children it doesn't matter.

Pop diva Madonna be damned, mainstream culture get bent, there's not much you can say to deter the mermaid-like musician from climbing higher with his fans.

November 11 marks the release of his next disc, pom pom.

Until then, check out some of that BAR performance below.

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TagsAriel Pink, pom pom, Madonna, Glenn Beck, Haunted Graffiti, P.S. 22, Fifth Grade Chorus

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