SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
guilty pleasure monday: 2000 miles (the pretenders)
December 8th, 2008 by wrekehavoc

i love me some holiday music. and i always, and i do mean always, love me my chrissie hynde.

YouTube Preview Image

i may not have grown up with christmas in a big way, but i always love songs that evoke the holidays in a meaningful way. and this song is a sad but meaningful meander into hynde’s soul.¬† and what a soul that must be. hynde has been a part of rock for most of her life: she has been linked to everyone from the sex pistols to the kinks (well, ray davies, to be precise) to the mccartneys to simple minds.

i love her swagger; her talent; her independence, even her animal rights activism. a boyfriend once told me i was irritating because i liked to hide behind my chrissie hynde bangs. yes, i think  i always wanted to be a lot more like chrissie hynde when i grew up. the lady has balls.

and even so, you can hear a tenderness in her voice, the way it breaks, all through 2000 miles. a creaky loneliness is evident, brushed with hope.

it crushes me whenever i hear it.


One Response  
  • Suz broughton writes:
    December 8th, 2008 at 2:29 am

    I think she has the sweetest, saddest voice. I once read that she loved Karen Carpenter (I know!) and wish she could sing like her. I think there is the same tenderness in her voice as KC, especially in the song.
    Suz


Leave a Reply


XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa
© Copyright 2002-2011 wrekehavoc.com