Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer Chrissie Hynde is feeling a bit nostalgic, however not too nostalgic.
The Akron native, who has fronted The Pretenders since 1978, has discovered extra time just lately to publish on her Fb web page. Pandemics will do this.
She’s been dwelling in London for thus lengthy that she now makes use of the popular English spellings of “favorite” and “honour.”
Hynde has handled followers to some attention-grabbing information over the previous month or so.
For starters, Fender has created “The Chrissie Hynde Telecaster,” a guitar that pays tribute to her beloved 1965 Telecaster “with a surprising Street Worn Ice Blue Metallic end, a customized ‘Mid ’60s ‘C’-shaped neck and customized pickups for period-correct look, tone and really feel.” In response to Fender, it retails for $1,399.
With touring halted through the COVID-19 period, Hynde has been busy creating oil work on canvas. A few of her 2020 works with such titles as “Friday Pandemic Form,” “Psychedelic Sunday June Lilies” and “Scorching Scorching August Morning” are on the market on ArtNet by means of Specific Concepts. Costs can be found on request.
And, in fact, there’s the music. Throughout the lockdown, Hynde and guitarist James Walbourne have recorded Bob Dylan songs over the cellphone and plan to launch an “imaginatively titled” album: “Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan.”
She just lately stood in line for a COVID-19 vaccination at Lord’s Cricket Floor in London.
“I can’t see any actual touring or rock gigs going forward for the foreseeable future (however then no one is aware of),” she wrote.
On Thursday, Hynde thanked followers for his or her “stellar response” to a latest publish, saying “it made me go a bit nostalgic — one thing I don’t often characteristic. Actually I keep away from nostalgia, particularly because the final 50 years have now been plundered advert nauseum in documentaries and recollections.”
Hynde will flip 70 in September. In her 2015 autobiography, “Reckless,” she devoted greater than 130 pages to recollections of rising up in Ohio. These hoping for a sequel to the bestseller will likely be dissatisfied.
“I even began to jot down Reckless half 2 final 12 months however deserted it as I thought of it for five minutes and concluded, ‘Actually — who offers a s*?’ ”
Then she posted a latest photograph that her brother, Terry Hynde, had taken of one among their childhood properties.
“Reminiscences!” she wrote. “Time to maneuver on down the road.”
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