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(New York Daily News)   Chrissie Hynde says she used to smoke pot with John McEnroe when he played at Wimbledon. YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS   (nydailynews.com) divider line 70
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2014-08-04 05:11:55 AM
I'd love to get high with McEnroe.  What a riot that would be.
 
2014-08-04 07:34:55 AM

Frederick: I'd love to get high with McEnroe.  What a riot that would be.


Funny thing about McEnroe is that, if they had instant replay when he was playing, most of the time he would have been right.

He had a good eye and a quick temper... bad combination.

Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.
 
2014-08-04 07:51:37 AM
I loved McEnroe when I was younger. I'll never forget his epic meltdown in the French Open when he ended a lengthy tirade by slamming his racket down and screaming, "I HATE THIS COUNTRY."
 
2014-08-04 08:00:17 AM
Is it really still a suprise to hear that anyone smokes/smoked weed?

/loved watching McEnroe play
 
2014-08-04 09:02:48 AM
If he was that angry on pot, I'd hate to see him au natural. Yikes!
 
2014-08-04 09:05:14 AM
Don't get me wrong, I'm not endorsing cannabis use, but how much more evidence do we need that it is not the horrible scourge the prohibitionists claim it to be? I understand that as a musician, Hynde is special, so special, but between McEnroe and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelphs, I think we can see its harm is minimal. If McEnroe were to make this case, I would hope Hynde would call him up and tell him, I'll stand by you. I think the tides are turning. I went back to Ohio and you could feel the change happening.
 
2014-08-04 09:05:35 AM
Meh.
 
2014-08-04 09:06:26 AM

Nabb1: I loved McEnroe when I was younger. I'll never forget his epic meltdown in the French Open when he ended a lengthy tirade by slamming his racket down and screaming, "I HATE THIS COUNTRY."


That was brilliant.

McEnroe played at the same time as Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase.  Plenty of competition to keep him sharp.
 
2014-08-04 09:09:04 AM
God, I love hearing Chrissie sing.  Between her and Karen Carpenter, I can't figure out which one hits the spot closer.

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2014-08-04 09:11:00 AM
Now we know how his ex-wife, Tatum O'Neal and their kids all became drug addicts addicted to heroin and crack. Marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug, just ask any law enforcement or government agency.

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2014-08-04 09:15:09 AM

Schmerd1948: If he was that angry on pot, I'd hate to see him au natural. Yikes!


Meh, I would have thought he lights up after the match to take the edge off.
 
2014-08-04 09:19:48 AM
The weed they were smoking was basically oregano, for all the THC it had in it.  Today's pot would have Johny Mac drooling all over the baseline.
 
2014-08-04 09:26:46 AM

Dahnkster: Now we know how his ex-wife, Tatum O'Neal and their kids all became drug addicts addicted to heroin and crack. Marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug, just ask any law enforcement or government agency.


What you did there, I'm too stoned to see it.
 
2014-08-04 09:29:07 AM
Got Grass
In Pocket
 
2014-08-04 09:33:05 AM

zamboni: Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.


That was my first thought. He was way more tightly wound than your average stoner.
 
2014-08-04 09:33:24 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The weed they were smoking was basically oregano, for all the THC it had in it.  Today's pot would have Johny Mac drooling all over the baseline.


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2014-08-04 09:34:35 AM
I have never understood the appeal of Chrissie Hynde.  Her droning monotone sounds like a transgendered man off his hormone therapy, and her personality is just one notch above "asleep".  Seriously, it's like being serenaded by a shy weed dealer.

My guess is, if she wouldn't have been born with a pussy, she wouldn't have had a career, because there's something other than talent behind her success.
 
2014-08-04 09:34:49 AM

JerseyTim: Hynde is special, so special,


That was well played.
 
2014-08-04 09:34:50 AM

JerseyTim: Hynde is special, so special


right there.
 
2014-08-04 09:49:07 AM

MooseBayou: God, I love hearing Chrissie sing.  Between her and Karen Carpenter, I can't figure out which one hits the spot closer.

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Karen.

I have to remind myself that before Joan Jett and the Bangles and the current generation of female guitar players, there was Chrissie.
 
2014-08-04 09:54:10 AM

OtherLittleGuy: before Joan Jett


I can only assume you aren't counting her time with the Runaways, who released in '76.
 
2014-08-04 09:58:30 AM
The day I walked in the record store and saw this new release

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I had to have it. I had no idea what they sounded like.

Great album. I still listen to it.
 
2014-08-04 10:09:44 AM

jaytkay: The day I walked in the record store and saw this new release

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I had to have it. I had no idea what they sounded like.


Great album. I still listen to it.


Record Stores?  Wow, that takes me back.

Haven't walked into one in years.
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2014-08-04 10:10:41 AM
Gonna use my fingers

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2014-08-04 10:12:37 AM
This weekend I heard "My City Was Gone" on the radio for the first time in maybe ten years. I had forgotten how friggin' brilliant that song is.
 
2014-08-04 10:19:29 AM
Speaking of John McEnroe...

OtherLittleGuy:  I have to remind myself that before Joan Jett and the Bangles and the current generation of female guitar players, there was Chrissie.

And before Chrissie, there was Carol Kaye.
 
2014-08-04 10:23:11 AM
For him to rage that bad when on weed, dude must have been on roids.
 
2014-08-04 10:35:15 AM
What's funny is he says that all the time.
 
2014-08-04 10:37:33 AM
Good thing he didn't OD.
 
2014-08-04 10:50:34 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The weed they were smoking was basically oregano, for all the THC it had in it.  Today's pot would have Johny Mac drooling all over the baseline.


Smoked the weed then, smoke the weed now.  Quality may have improved generally but there was fantastic stuff available then as now.
 
2014-08-04 10:50:57 AM

OtherLittleGuy: MooseBayou: God, I love hearing Chrissie sing.  Between her and Karen Carpenter, I can't figure out which one hits the spot closer.

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Karen.

I have to remind myself that before Joan Jett and the Bangles and the current generation of female guitar players, there was Chrissie.


Not to be overly pedantic but Joan Jett and Lita Ford predate Chrissie by a few years via The Runaways. Nancy Wilson is who you're looking for.
 
2014-08-04 11:02:00 AM

zamboni: Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.


Yeah, that alone makes me want to call BS.
 
2014-08-04 11:04:24 AM

Cybernetic: zamboni: Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.

That was my first thought. He was way more tightly wound than your average stoner.


This just in: some people smoke pot just some of the time.
Details at eleventy.
 
2014-08-04 11:06:10 AM
I think getting McEnroe and Jim Harbaugh on a couch together with weed, munchies, and a 2 hour DVD of their greatest meltdowns us the best idea I have had this morning.
 
2014-08-04 11:06:40 AM

advex101: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The weed they were smoking was basically oregano, for all the THC it had in it.  Today's pot would have Johny Mac drooling all over the baseline.

Smoked the weed then, smoke the weed now.  Quality may have improved generally but there was fantastic stuff available then as now.


If anything, it's gotten too strong here in CO. At least they're starting to self-regulate the edibles, because goddamn were they strong
 
2014-08-04 11:15:15 AM

lindalouwho: Cybernetic: zamboni: Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.

That was my first thought. He was way more tightly wound than your average stoner.

This just in: some people smoke pot just some of the time.
Details at eleventy.


Chrissie and John are both about my age and the stats from my generation suggested that about 80% of us were occasional users.
 
2014-08-04 11:16:11 AM
He sure was angry for a stoner.
 
2014-08-04 11:20:53 AM

airsupport: I have never understood the appeal of Chrissie Hynde.  Her droning monotone sounds like a transgendered man off his hormone therapy, and her personality is just one notch above "asleep".  Seriously, it's like being serenaded by a shy weed dealer.

My guess is, if she wouldn't have been born with a pussy, she wouldn't have had a career, because there's something other than talent behind her success.


^
This
 
2014-08-04 11:26:03 AM

GibbyTheMole: Speaking of John McEnroe...

OtherLittleGuy:  I have to remind myself that before Joan Jett and the Bangles and the current generation of female guitar players, there was Chrissie.

And before Chrissie, there was Carol Kaye.


Not to mention Norma-Jean Wofford, a/k/a The Duchess, who performed in Bo Diddley's band 1962-66.  In a tight dress, high heels, and BIG hair.
 
2014-08-04 11:38:56 AM

MooseBayou: Nabb1: I loved McEnroe when I was younger. I'll never forget his epic meltdown in the French Open when he ended a lengthy tirade by slamming his racket down and screaming, "I HATE THIS COUNTRY."

That was brilliant.

McEnroe played at the same time as Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase.  Plenty of competition to keep him sharp.


I hate to go all grumpy old man, but men's tennis was so much more engaging - and entertaining - back then.
 
2014-08-04 12:09:49 PM

Nabb1: MooseBayou: Nabb1: I loved McEnroe when I was younger. I'll never forget his epic meltdown in the French Open when he ended a lengthy tirade by slamming his racket down and screaming, "I HATE THIS COUNTRY."

That was brilliant.

McEnroe played at the same time as Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase.  Plenty of competition to keep him sharp.

I hate to go all grumpy old man, but men's tennis was so much more engaging - and entertaining - back then.


go, man, go.
tennis was a lot more fun then - there were genuine personalities in those players - not selfies.
Lendl (if IIRC) was about the first servebot to hit the top, and he could make noise when he wanted.

now it's just manufacturer's droid vs. manufacturer's droid.
 
2014-08-04 12:28:19 PM
Clearly he wasn't smoking enough.
 
2014-08-04 12:40:48 PM
I'm not sure what people see in the Pretenders but to each their own.
 
2014-08-04 12:46:21 PM
airsuppor: My guess is, if she wouldn't have been born with a pussy, she wouldn't have had a career, because there's something other than talent behind her success.

No, she's not a Britney type, she was a fantastic songwriter, a good rhythm player and had a cool "not me baby, I'm too precious, so fark off" voice. Saw The Pretenders live with Honeyman-Scott (RIP) and Farndon (RIP), they were a great live band. The first two albums are great records, full stop.

advex101: Smoked the weed then, smoke the weed now. Quality may have improved generally but there was fantastic stuff available then as now.

This. The difference then was that for every batch of Thai sticks or Kona Gold, there was ten batches of Mexican skunk weed that had more stems and seeds in it than actual pot. Thank Buddah for albums that had gatefold sleeves, made it easy to sort out the stems and seeds.

LSD now sucks goat balls, it's a joke. Dear wanna-be acidhead: If you have to take two hits to get a buzz, it's not LSD.
/*cough* *cough* duh duh duhduh duh duh duh duh
//I love you sweet leaf
 
2014-08-04 12:46:46 PM

mekkab: OtherLittleGuy: before Joan Jett

I can only assume you aren't counting her time with the Runaways, who released in '76.


Correct.
 
2014-08-04 12:54:18 PM

airsupport: I have never understood the appeal of Chrissie Hynde.  Her droning monotone sounds like a transgendered man off his hormone therapy, and her personality is just one notch above "asleep".  Seriously, it's like being serenaded by a shy weed dealer.

My guess is, if she wouldn't have been born with a pussy, she wouldn't have had a career, because there's something other than talent behind her success.



I play bass in a band where the lead-singer, keyboard player and guitar player are all huge Pretenders fans.

The drummer and I largely echo your sentiment.  I never understood the appeal and whenever it comes time to pick new material something from her comes up and we have to gingerly find a way of putting the kaibosh on it.

One song we couldn't get them to back down on was "I'll Stand By You" which is really, just sappy and terrible.  Last gig we did I had an 8.5 x11 sheet of paper taped and flipped up on my amp with "Couples Skate" written on it.

During the first half where I don't play I flipped it down and went and got a drink at the bar for me and the drummer.

I think it made the point; no more sappy torch songs.....and the next one who says "Stevie Nicks" gets punched in the throat.
 
2014-08-04 01:04:39 PM

scarbachi: advex101: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The weed they were smoking was basically oregano, for all the THC it had in it.  Today's pot would have Johny Mac drooling all over the baseline.

Smoked the weed then, smoke the weed now.  Quality may have improved generally but there was fantastic stuff available then as now.

If anything, it's gotten too strong here in CO. At least they're starting to self-regulate the edibles, because goddamn were they strong


Yes. That's certainly it.

As opposed to 'You're getting more used to it now.'
 
2014-08-04 01:22:49 PM

monoski: lindalouwho: Cybernetic: zamboni: Seems like he should have been a bit more mellow though.

That was my first thought. He was way more tightly wound than your average stoner.

This just in: some people smoke pot just some of the time.
Details at eleventy.

Chrissie and John are both about my age and the stats from my generation suggested that about 80% of us were occasional users.


Yep, I'm in that same age group. And now/soon we're going to need it for true medicinal purposes lol.
 
2014-08-04 01:34:34 PM

Skarekrough: airsupport: I have never understood the appeal of Chrissie Hynde.  Her droning monotone sounds like a transgendered man off his hormone therapy, and her personality is just one notch above "asleep".  Seriously, it's like being serenaded by a shy weed dealer.

My guess is, if she wouldn't have been born with a pussy, she wouldn't have had a career, because there's something other than talent behind her success.


I play bass in a band where the lead-singer, keyboard player and guitar player are all huge Pretenders fans.

The drummer and I largely echo your sentiment.  I never understood the appeal and whenever it comes time to pick new material something from her comes up and we have to gingerly find a way of putting the kaibosh on it.

One song we couldn't get them to back down on was "I'll Stand By You" which is really, just sappy and terrible.  Last gig we did I had an 8.5 x11 sheet of paper taped and flipped up on my amp with "Couples Skate" written on it.

During the first half where I don't play I flipped it down and went and got a drink at the bar for me and the drummer.

I think it made the point; no more sappy torch songs.....and the next one who says "Stevie Nicks" gets punched in the throat.


Fair enough, but there's plenty in the Pretenders' canon that would actually be fun to play.

Tattooed Love Boys. In 11/5 time, I think.

Mystery Achievement and My City Was Gone give the rhythm section a little bit of spotlight. Message of Love has a little bit in it for everybody.

Precious is fun for the guitarist to grind on.

I'd also recommend "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Talk of the Town," "Time the Avenger." Really, anything from the first three Pretenders albums is worth the effort. Then things got crappy (although some of the cuts from "Break up the Concrete" were decent. "Boots of Chinese Plastic" might be worth the effort.)
 
2014-08-04 01:41:36 PM

Billy Liar: GibbyTheMole: Speaking of John McEnroe...

OtherLittleGuy:  I have to remind myself that before Joan Jett and the Bangles and the current generation of female guitar players, there was Chrissie.

And before Chrissie, there was Carol Kaye.

Not to mention Norma-Jean Wofford, a/k/a The Duchess, who performed in Bo Diddley's band 1962-66.  In a tight dress, high heels, and BIG hair.


Also Fanny.   http://youtu.be/M24xNZYXOZw
 
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