how did I miss this one? The runaways were amazing - and what Joan has done since then has been awesome - i got to see her a couple times live -closeup and she truly fucking rocks - so connected and fierce with her audience - and that voice! anyway - I also love that chick from Berlin too (Teri??). Saw a "where are they now" thing - and she looks exactly the same - must be all that yoga out in LA.
Of course Deborah Harry (Domination!) still rocks my world. She's been a big influence on me - not only because of her voice and what Blondie has become (or the "call me" on the Muppets!)- but the stories behind how Blondie came up and how she found her way to music. I love how she talks about (in their autobiography, I forgit the name! glamnerd?) how for years she thought her voice lived "somewhere south of her chin" hahaha. I can completely identify with that - how people told her she'd never make it in rock. Of course she just kept on following her passion and her truth which led her to where she is today.
Then of course there is Pat Benetar - who dropped out of opera to sing rock - How cool is that? Live from Earth is one of my favorite all time albums! YOu can tell I love the real behind the music stuff. Truth is - there are so many nuggets of truth and experience you can get from listening to interviews and hearing about how people found their way to where they are now- or how this or that happened.
"I love playing with fire
but i dont wanna get burned..."