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Missing Post-Concert Let Down?

I haven’t been to a Duran Duran concert in two years. I realize that for many of you out there, that’s nothing. Some of you haven’t seen them in maybe six years, perhaps even more, so please don’t think I’m trying to make the point that I am somehow suffering. I can assure you, I’m not. I’m merely putting this …

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Not Quite Wallowing

I didn’t go to Austin. Funny enough, when they announced these ACL gigs, I shook my head and figured they’d end up canceled. Then I thought that they’d *have* to do other gigs. I mean, they were playing a festival two weekends in a row. Wouldn’t there be more shows announced?? Well, I was wrong on both counts! They didn’t …

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Rebel Rebels – A Belated Thank You

The early 90s have never been my favorite Duran Duran era. Forever grateful that the Wedding Album brought the band commercial success, it doesn’t get a ton of play in my collection. The Thank You album gets even less. The choice of songs felt jaded and misguided and only a few hold my interest for the entire song (“Lay Lady …