music musings 

Clash of the 80’s Music Video Titans

  Growing up in the 1980’s was an absolutely magical experience, musically speaking of course.  Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am a huge 80’s music fan. The 80’s perfectly blended pop, rock, new wave and r&b on almost every station on the radio. I had no use back in those carefree days for the likes of 60’s-70’s classic, progressive or psychedelic rock. It’s funny to now hear the songs of my youth played on the classic rock and oldies stations though, but that’s a topic for…

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I Was a Teenage Duranie life mix tape music 

Wild Boys! – 15+ Duran Duran masterpieces

    Recently I had a Duranie request a mix tape playlist of Duran Duran songs that I love. This was a very difficult task because how can one choose just 15 songs from such an extensive, awesome and amazing song catalog?! Challenge accepted! I took to the task and came up with a random order 15 song playlist with 2 bonus tracks (who doesn’t love bonus tracks?!)  I could have made a 50+ track playlist with no problem, but here you go “Jimi Duranie” – I hope you enjoy this…

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classic alternative I Was a Teenage Duranie music musings 

Seven & The Ragged Tiger

Do you remember when your love affair with music began? I do.   The early 1980’s were the beginning of a new phase of life for me – I started developing my own preferences in music. Gone were the days of listening to the music of my siblings.   Goodbye Elton John and Queen – hello Duran Duran and new wave!       Listening to Cleveland’s top pop music station, 98.5 WGCL, I heard a lot of Duran Duran along with other rock and new wave style bands. I…

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