The Pretenders

The Wait (mp3)

My mind is going in all different directions on this post, so I’ll try and keep things coherent.

1. Today is Friday! Well, not anymore! I initially started this post on Friday while I was waiting for the last few hours of the working week to pass me by. Of course, I didn’t get it finished & now it’s Monday and I’m waiting for the last 30 minutes before lunch hour to pass by. So at least the theme of “waiting” has retained some relevance.

2. Growing up, my dad really pushed me to be aware of female musicians, especially female musicians who played instruments other than the bass and/or were the driving creative force behind musical projects. While I took pretty quickly to Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, & a host of other contemporary girl bands, my dad never quit pushing Chrissie Hynde — as far as he was concerned, she was made to be a role-model for me if for no other reason than the fact that she was born in Akron, OH. Of course, my dad is also a lifelong Pretenders fan & growing up I was often regaled with stories about “that time your dad shoved that girl down to keep her from getting Martin Chambers’ drum sticks.” (To this day, the drum sticks sit on top of my dad’s dresser and he maintains that this girl, whoever she was, “fell.”)

The Wait (mp3)


About K.

25 year old book, comic, zine, and record enthusiast. Favorite things include: 7"s, books about teen sleuths, and rabbits.
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