I was going to say anything at all by Gun but truly, it’s this one. Duran Duran – Planet Earth It’s exactly 30 years old so I should know the lyrics by now.
Back in my day, the charts really mattered and just to break into the top 40 was a big deal, to go top 10 was really special and to get anywhere near the echelons of the top was a rare, career altering, achievement. Tuesday lunchtime was about being huddled around my radio listening [...]
As, my first favourite band, Duran Duran were life changing so they will always hold the most special place in my musical heart. I would never (I imagine) have come to Birmingham, never mind lived in the city three times if it wasn’t for their introduction. To pick five from the ‘Fab Five’ (as coined [...]
If I have musical heroes, they are Chic. Their records are just the half of it, they, Nile Rodgers or Bernard Edwards or both, have produced a stack load of my favourite artists including Duran Duran and Madonna but also ‘supergroup’ The Power Station (2 members of Duran Duran, Tony Thompson – Chic’s drummer and [...]
In no particular order, just how they spilled out from my thoughts… The building of the new library Town Hall – From Robert Plant to the BBC Big Band Symphony Hall – Chandeliers, acoustics and an organ Alpha Tower (or is that just me? – my favourite building) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – because [...]
In no particular order Bryan Adams – Run To You (1984) From the opening brilliant riff, this made me realise I can like all types of music, however uncool and if had to choose just one best track, this is it Duran Duran – Planet Earth (1981) This track blew me away and got me [...]
Since moving back from New York, I’ve been bemused of my decision of over a year ago as to what I took to New York with me and what I didn’t bother with. Some of those things needed special handling so were not worth sending – for now. Others, I guess I was unsure off. I’ve [...]