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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

Monday, July 19, 2010

Music journalist Rob Sheffield discusses coming of age in the 1980s, the years of MTV and John Hughes movies, the era of big dreams and bigger shoulder pads. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut is his memoir of stumbling into adulthood.

Guests:

Rob Sheffield

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Comments [3]

Diana from Utah

Thanks for the refreshing and raw interview with Rob Sheffield about his new book release about the 80's music and especially about Duran Duran. I have been a Duranie for over 30 years now and it is so nice to hear some positive comments about what an awesome and talented band they truly are. In my opinion, they were one of the top bands that were instrumental in making MTV what it became in the 80's...They made the most awesome and unusual videos that you just couldn't get enough of them..(Their awesome looks helped also :-) Thanks again for airing this interview and for bringing one the best bands in the entire world to light again...

Jul. 22 2010 12:53 AM
Roy Zornow from East Village

I was going to criticize you for dropping the ball on Sheffield's non-answer to the question of what exactly these pop songs teach us about love, but then I realized his prior wife died young. Good discretion Leonard, you are a pro!

Jul. 20 2010 12:00 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Interesting interview, but Leonard, the seventies, particularly funk and hippie country (ala Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen) was a wonderful time for pop and alternative music. And the punk and new wave stuff was a breath of fresh air.

By the by, compared to the other comments pages today, the lack of antisemitic posts on this one (so far at least) is a relief. Please do a better job of moderating in the future, please. Thanks.

Jul. 19 2010 01:17 PM

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