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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 …

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This Week in DD History: Oct 3 -9, 2021

Blink and it’s already October! Welcome to the month of Secret Oktober, Future Past, Austin City Lights, and many other DD delights! What else happened during this first full week of the month? October 3 Performed at Aston University, Birmingham UK (1980) Played with Go-Gos at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles (1981) Attended Autograph Party at Vinyl Fetish Records, Hollywood …

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A Diamond In the Lens

Revisiting a piece from several years ago as it was archived and not available on the current site. Velvet Rebel A few months ago, I was seeing a group I’ve become friends with over the years called The Joy Formidable. When not touring stadiums with Foo Fighters, the band regularly tours smaller venues, melting minds with power and grace. Hanging …