As a massive fan of the Notorious era, last week’s resurrection of “Skin Trade” had me feeling chills thanks to fans sharing their concert clips. So, this week, I’m sharing this Notorious piece I wrote a few years back. Velvet Rebel In 2010, Pitchfork contributor Tom Ewing helped define the concept of imperial phases as… Continue reading Working For the Skin Trade: Post-Imperial Funk
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Is He Having a Seizure?
Recently, the memory of the 2009 show at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa (at the OC Fairgrounds) came up on my calendar. I was there that night with Amanda. If my memory serves correctly, we had met up in Las Vegas and it was one of those times that just worked out brilliantly. I… Continue reading Is He Having a Seizure?
This week in DD History – February 21-27, 2021
We’re already about to begin the third week of February! Time is flying by, yet we’re still feeling like it’s Groundhog Day every single day of the week (at least *I* am). Hope everyone is safe and well out there! February 21 Planet Earth peaked at #12 on the UK charts (1981) Duran Duran performs… Continue reading This week in DD History – February 21-27, 2021
This Week in DD History: February 7-13 2021
We’re already finished with the first week in February! Where does the time go?? February 7 Hosted a large press conference in Hollywood, CA – this is the press conference that is in Sing Blue Silver. Video for Skin Trade premiered on MTV. (1987) Played at The Forum in Los Angeles. This is the same… Continue reading This Week in DD History: February 7-13 2021
The week in DD History January 24-30, 2021
Twenty-four years ago this weekend, I brought a newborn daughter home from the hospital. So, this week is a special one for me, but what about Duran Duran? What notable things have occurred for them during this week in their history? January 24 Played at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan (1984) Simon recorded the final… Continue reading The week in DD History January 24-30, 2021