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Friday, August 21, 2009

Have a great weekend

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too bad half the original gone :(

Love her, love the song, love everything about it except for one thing. And yes, the people react strongly but it's the reason they aren't jumping up and down and going crazy. The culprit is the drummer.
I'm going to apply my considerable experience with drummers to this video and estimate that he has consumed not less than 3 or more than 5 rum and cokes prior to this concert. Or the equivalent in the alcoholic beverage of his choice.
Check him out closely and you will hear the sloppiness and see a little of the telltale screwing around.
I love her though to death. Top 5 female rock voices all time easily.

So many great moments in her songs.

I just read her biography. Wow, fascinating stuff. She was on campus and knew one of the victims in the Kent State shootings. Lots of bouncing around meeting other soon-to-be famous musicians in London. What a life!

You have to give it up for Chrissie Hynde's brilliant lyrics too:

I found a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
What hijacked my world that night
To a place in the past
We've been cast out of? oh oh oh oh
Now we're back in the fight
We're back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

A circumstance beyond our control, oh oh oh oh
The phone, the tv and the news of the world
Got in the house like a pigeon from hell, oh oh oh oh
Threw sand in our eyes and descended like flies
Put us back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

The powers that be
That force us to live like we do
Bring me to my knees
When I see what they've done to you
But I'll die as I stand here today
Knowing that deep in my heart
They'll fall to ruin one day
For making us part

I found a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
Those were the happiest days of my life
Like a break in the battle was your part, oh oh oh oh
In the wretched life of a lonely heart
Now we're back on the train
Oh, back on the chain gang

She's got so many strong ones. In one song she sings, "If there's a method to writing a song, how come I'm getting it wrong?" Not to my ears.

I love the idea of the relationship as "a break in the battle." You could do a "Sound and Fury" number and lift that for the title of another work of art. "A Break in the Battle."
God, that's strong.

I do have to take a few points off for rhyming "today" with "one day." Also she repeats the "heart" and "part" rhyme -although in reverse order - within a mere 7 lines. But these are quibbles.

If this was the only song she ever recorded she would still go to rock and roll heaven for all eternity.

Here's another one:

Welcome here from outer space
The Milky Way is still in your eyes
You found yourself a hopeless case
One that's seeking perfection on earth
That's some kind of rebirth

The "B" side of this "45" "My City was Gone" is pretty good and pretty relevant for some of us too....

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