There is no actual Duran Duran in this playlist.
Rob Sheffield’s newest book is Talking To Girls About Duran Duran (Dutton HC 9780525951568 $25.95) and it’s a fantastic exploration of a young man’s relationship to music during the 1980’s.
Last week, over at Paper Cuts (the New York Times’ book blog), Sheffield waxes poetic over the current songs in his life in their latest installment of Living with Music. From Japanese pop covers of hits by The Tornadoes (which drives home a point a friend of mine once made about Japan being a magical land were The Ventures were just as big as The Beaatles) to David Bowie’s Young Americans, Sheffield’s list is at once eclectic and so very right on.
This is what mp3s and downloads were invented for.
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