Thursday, September 25, 2008

Friday Night Flashbacks

Friday Night Flashbacks are being delivered a little early. This week's back travel shines the light on Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) and his tigress ex-wife Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders). That was too much talent in one marriage and house, so they divorced soon after marrying in 2004 and having a baby girl.

First, "Alive and Kicking," a great running song and so spiritual.

Dori and I saw The Pretenders at the Ryman Auditorium a few years ago. The Ryman, an old church and the former permanent home of the Grand Ole Opry, has seldom heard better than the talented but foul-mouthed Chrissie, whose mouth my Mom would have washed. My favorite Pretenders song, "Show Me," was written by Chrissie about her baby girl.

I love "See the Lights," but Dori loves "Don't You Forget about Me" more. When momma's happy, nobody's bummin'. This one's with Pop-ups.

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