Duran Duran and Classic Movies (Yes, You Read That Right.)

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  1. Although as a boomer baby I was a bit old in 1985 (30 to be precise)to have much interest in Punky Brewster (although Soleil Moon Frye did grow up to be rather hot, didn’t she?). I have to admit that I really loved what was happening musically in the early to mid 80s. And you would have a hard time convincing me that “Live Aid,” held on two continents and broadcast world wide simultaneously on TV and radio — with an unprecedented roster of talent — was anything less than the best music festival of the century It dwarfed 69’s Woodstock and 67’s Monterey Pop Festival combined, and you would be hard-pressed to find another baby boomer who would agree with that assessment.

    It was the first time since the early 70s that I found myself listening to radio and hearing a lot of new music that did NOT suck. Just think — if you had been born ten years earlier, you might have been an huge fan of The Captain and Tennile rather than Duran Duran (a truly frightening thought!) Although I was crushed when The Clash broke up, there was still a great deal of music that helped ease the pain a bit, and Duran’s “Rio” may have been my favorite song of the 80s.

    As flashy as the eighties were (and not just in hindsight thru rose-colored glasses), I am amazed to hear people today criticize Lady GaGa (who i also happen to like quite a bit) for her outlandish appearance and her live performance pieces. Then again, they criticized Cher’s for wearing those wild Bob Mackie creations way back when.

    On a tangent, I’ve had this idea rolling around in my head for quite a while now of linking Lady GaGa with her early 20th century counterpart, Mae Murray — I’m just waiting for the creative mood to strike me!

    PS: You have just won the honor of being the first person to have the opportunity to see my latest post, here:


    I’m sorry to be such a shameless whore, but I can’t help myself . . .

  2. Duran Duran is one of my favorite bands. This was a very cool post. I enjoyed it a lot. Took me back down memory lane.

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