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Released today in 1986: I Do What I Do

The ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ of the 1980s,’ 9½ Weeks’’ shortfalls were summed up in one sentence from Variety magazine: “The virtual absence of anything interesting happening between – like plausible attraction, exotic amazing sex, or, God forbid, good dialogue – leaves one great big hole on the screen for two hours.” It wouldn’t warrant mentioning the film at all if the soundtrack hadn’t included the first solo single by… 350 more words

Popular Culture

Remembering Kenny Wheeler (His final CD reviewed and news of two tribute projects)

Songs For Quintet (ECM Records)
Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler’s final recording is a lovely, elegant swan song.

Released last week in North America, Songs For Quintet… 565 more words


Hillsdale History: Ransom Dunn, The Grand Old Man of Hillsdale

Students here agree: our professors are masters of their craft. Every day, they strive passionately for the educational and personal development of their students, and, for that, we owe them something dear. 398 more words


[Book] In the Pleasure Groove / John Taylor #TBR20

In the Pleasure Groove
is my third book read for the #TBR20 challenge!

Ask me in 1987 who my favourite band was, and I would say, hands down, Duran Duran. 414 more words


Wings Over New Orleans: Unseen Photos of Paul And Linda McCartney, 1975 (Pelican)

It must be said that fan recollections can be hit-or-miss affairs, especially for those artists and events that have been covered ad nauseum. How many… 678 more words

Book Reviews

Duran Duran and Me: A Love Story in Two Albums

Duran Duran had been around for a few years before I finally caught on.  Two of my closest friends in elementary school, Rori and Missy, were devoted Duranies by the time we were in fifth grade, wearing their black satin logo jackets every single day no matter the weather.   1,418 more words