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.
It did make me think of this layout I made for an on-line crop a year or so ago at Scrap Diner which is no longer open :(  All the challenges had to do with music. And I don't specifically remember the challenge for this layout, but I had fun making it!
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)


  1. Too bad about the book Mary Jo - but I love your page!

  2. Well, I loved Duran Duran too. Love the concept of the book & the layout you made. I may have to do some musical layouts for my daughter to look back on.

  3. oh cool - duran duran. good stuff. great idea for a layout.

  4. I love Duran Duran and U2 too!
    Love your Lo and what a fun challenge!!
    Never heard of the book!
    Thanks for teh reviews on it!!
    Have a wonderful Monday!!

  5. I love this page. I was in high school in the 80's and didn't realize Duran Duran fans were called Duranies. I need to make one like this about the Ramones!
    What a bummer about the book :(