I screwed up Tivo. So I didn't get it that way.
C.I. kindly suggested (when she should have said, "You f-ing idiot!" :D) that I look online. Duh! Click here to stream the segment.
Ann and Nancy Wilson wrote a book! I did not know that. (C.I. said, "Did you look at that box I put together for you?" No! She made a box before we went on the road of CDs and books but I've been so tired lately and I told myself I'd look at it when we got back. The book's in there.) So as soon as I can read it -- and a few others read it, I think C.I. and Elaine are the only ones who've read it -- we'll review it at Third. Actually, Ava says we'll do that on September 30th. Why then? The new album, Fanatic, comes out two days later. So we'll do the book then.
Okay, so Heart's segment.
CBS did a really great job -- not good, great! -- setting up Heart's place in the rock landscape. They are pioneers, they are survivors, they are artists. And Ann and Nancy were really open about what it was like.
Nancy talked about how being a pioneer and a rock star (Gayle King's terms) was sometimes about
"unglamorous sacrifices" while Ann likened the downside to "claustrophobia" as she talked about this great night that went from fun with a guy to waking up to find him telling the radio what it's like to sleep with Ann Wilson.
They discussed music and Nancy noted "it was part of our language" growing up and "then came the Beatles." What did that mean, the Beatles, for them, Gayle King asked?
"That meant," Ann answered, "taking control of the music and not just sitting back and going when's the music going to be over because he might come over and kiss me!" It took them from watchers to participants.
They talked about weight issues and the press' obsession with Ann's weight. Ann said after awhile, you just grow numb to the criticism and Nancy noted that "it's still a school yard, people don't really grow up."
Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King were the interviewers. I was familiar with Norah's style but I only knew of Gayle. I have to say, Gayle is a smart cookie. She was on the ball. She had some great questions. She kept it lively and a conversation and I was really impressed with her. I'd never seen her conduct an interview before and had wondered when she was made a co-anchor of the show if that was a mistake. Clearly it was not. If you haven't checked her out, grab an episode this week, I think you'll be impressed. (I was.)
An e-mail asked how I could Tivo if I didn't have Tivo? Clearly I can't Tivo and shouldn't try to again. But we -- Ava, C.I., Wally and me -- were at C.I.'s DC house to attend this morning's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nominee for US Ambassador to Iraq (Robert S. Beecroft). So I was trying to Tivo on C.I.'s system. I didn't get it right.
If you click here, you can read an excerpt of Ann and Nancy's new book.
About last night's post -- Kara e-mailed, "Tell It Like It Is!" Great Heart recording. Not the one I was thinking of but couldn't remember. I should have included it though. Bill e-mailed, "There's The Girl." I love that song. But I had completely forgotten it. But I do love, love it!!!!! The song I was thinking of was "Who Will You Run To" -- I especially love the flip in Ann's vocal when she does the line, "Who's going to love you, baby, as good as I." I love that song.
Quickly, because I'm so lazy, I mentioned:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Ava,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Wally of The Daily Jot,
I'm too lazy to put the links in. Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"