On the playlist for this week is Starting to Remember, the fifth track off of Pop Trash. Written by none other than Mr. Nicholas Rhodes, the song is poignant, and what many would consider to be an exact opposite from our offering last week (Hallucinating Elvis). Also produced by TV Mania, the song is a… Continue reading Starting to Remember
We have arrived in the land of glitz and glamour this week, with Hallucinating Elvis on the docket for review! Hallucinating Elvis is the fourth track from Pop Trash. Credits indicate that Hallucinating Elvis, along with the rest of the album, was written by Duran Duran, and produced by TV Mania in association with SYN… Continue reading Hallucinating Elvis
Hard to believe we are already in September, and that this very week marks two years since the last time many of us saw one another in person at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. It is difficult for me not feel very melancholy this week, as the end is just not in sight yet.… Continue reading The Week in DD History: Sept 5-11, 2021
This week, we begin Pop Trash, released in June of 2000 – the very first album of the decade by the band. The album was the first release after leaving EMI, the label they had been with since 1981, and was the only album released under Hollywood Records. It was also the final album for… Continue reading Someone Else Not Me
By Jason Lent Another Live Aid approaches and, as always, a few will people have their annual chuckle about Simon LeBon missing a note during Duran Duran’s indifferent performance on the momentous day. For me, Live Aid arrived only four days after my first rock-n-roll concert and my ears were still ringing. As much as… Continue reading Still In My Heart: Remembering Live Aid & The Power Station
I could not let Nick Rhodes’s birthday week go by without doing something to acknowledge a bit of his artistic genius. I debated about which aspect of Nick’s career would best shed light on this. Obviously, I could have looked into his work in Duran Duran. Of course, I could have chosen one of his… Continue reading Memorabilia Medley: Interference
Someone has a birthday coming. Actually, it’s a few people….but for this week, we’re going with one: Nicholas. Today, in fact, is that very special day! So, happy birthday, Nick!! We are celebrating by listening and writing up the highlights to the recent Katy Kafe. As always, I begin with the disclaimer that these notes… Continue reading June 2021 Katy Kafe with Nick
Can you believe we are finally, blessedly, all the way up to the album Medazzaland? The ninth studio album, released in October of 1997, it also marks the first album without John Taylor (he left in January of the same year before the recording was finished). John’s work remains on three songs. This also heralds… Continue reading Medazzaland
It’s our favorite day again! This week, it’s all about Nick Rhodes for Vodka Friday. We talk about everything from his new project with Wendy Bevan, to the challenge of promoting an album during a pandemic…and we even get into a serious (or not so) discussion about sexism, aging….and what that might have to do… Continue reading Let’s Chat About Nick!
Did I grab your attention? <big grin> For today’s My Own Way, I listened to the February Katy Kafe with Nick. I took about two pages of notes, and then sat down to do a podcast about the whole thing just to share with all of you! Once again, I want to remind you all… Continue reading Album News and More!!