Friday, April 8, 2011
A Book and a Layout about Duran Duran
So I've been reading this book. I requested it from the library just because of the title. I'll admit it :) Duran Duran was my favorite band until I discovered U2 in 1987. And then they quickly took a back seat. But I've always had a special place in my heart for them.
As for the book. It's ok, but has kind of lost me. Written by a music journalist, it's a little to jumbled and rambling. I like the premise to an extent. Using his favorite songs from the 80's to talk about how they related to his life. But after a few chapters, I just didn't care anymore. I did read the last chapter since it was of course a song by Duran Duran. I'd be interested to know what others thought of this book.
For the journaling, I just made different statements about the band and what I remember. My favorite being that my bedroom, that I had to share with my poor sister, was literally wallpapered in photos and posters of the band!
"I Was a Teenage Duranie" I really was :)
And the fact that this band is still around is pretty amazing to me. My mom said they would never last (lol)
Posted by Mary Jo at 9:03 AM