I remember the first time I attended a Daily Duranie pre-show party in Las Vegas. I was too shy to talk much and I was one of the only guys in attendance. I certainly felt out of place but I guess I always have as a Duranie. Growing up as a tall, athletic kid who… Continue reading It May Not Seem Like Much….Thank You
I know which album I bought the most copies of this year. The super-deluxe-I-was-drunk-in-New-Orleans-when-it-went-on-sale version of Future Past came with two CDs, two records, and a cassette plus some sort of signed art card that I haven’t looked at. Upon realizing that the records were missing two of my favorite tracks, I put everything up… Continue reading Best Albums of 2021: The Intern’s Picks
Look, I’ve been on plenty of food and drink blogs this year during lockdown and I HATE when you have to scroll through 1,000 words on the writer’s spiritual connection to basil before you get to the recipe. So, here is the recipe to our first (of many?) Duran Duran-inspired Tiki cocktails: Last Chance On… Continue reading Last Chance On the Stairway: Tiki Drinks with Velvet Rebel
As exciting as MTV launching in August of 1981 was for me as a kid, it took some time for the channel to infiltrate popular culture. That wasn’t a problem for Top Of the Pops in England in 1981. The show was already a cornerstone of popular culture and the artists featured on the show… Continue reading Top Of the Pops 1981
I had meant to revisit my Duran Duran album rankings leading up to the Future Past release but time slipped away and all of a sudden, a box of records, CDs, and even a cassette showed up on my doorstep. A few weeks into Future Past, I stand by my original review. This album will… Continue reading Where Does Future Past End Up?
Last week, I wrote about two of the amazing albums that Artoffact Records have released this year and the more I explore their label, the more incredible music I discover. In the case of Toronto’s Ayria, the connection to Duran Duran is all too clear if you glance at the artwork for her latest single… Continue reading Stranger Danger With Ayria
Time grows more slippery with each passing year and despite my best intentions, I only recently remembered that I had downloaded the Reckless EP by LEATHERS for further listening several months ago. Rectifying the delay, this afternoon has been spent in awe of this lovely five-track EP which finds beautiful melodies in the shadows of… Continue reading On The Radar: LEATHERS & ACTORS
Safe to say when the promotion cycle for a new Duran Duran album is reaching outlets such as the South China Morning Post, the record label is firing on all cylinders. Signing with BMG for Future Past has proven to be a very smart decision for Duran Duran. Much like the label did with Kylie… Continue reading What Happens Tomorrow: Past Future Past
Duran Duran have always been at their best when expectations are at their lowest. From their gate-crashing 1981 debut which sent shivers through the London New Romantic scene to 1986’s Notorious which introduced a sleek and sophisticated (and smaller) band that could write and perform exquisite music to the chagrin of critics, the band have… Continue reading Future Past: The Intern Review
Exploring the world of Duran Duran memorabilia inside Hard Rock’s infamous Vault.