Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran strikes that chord all over again, and is a pitch-perfect trip through '80s music-from Bowie to Bobby Brown, from hair metal to hip-hop. But this book is not just about music.


Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101437209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence".—Entertainment Weekly The 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies, big dreams and bigger shoulder pads, and millions of teen girls who nursed crushes on the members of Duran Duran. As a solitary teenager stranded in the suburbs, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music, and himself. And he was sure his radio had all the answers. As evidenced by the bestselling sales of Sheffield's first book, Love Is a Mix Tape, the connection between music and memory strikes a chord with readers. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran strikes that chord all over again, and is a pitch-perfect trip through '80s music-from Bowie to Bobby Brown, from hair metal to hip-hop. But this book is not just about music. It's about growing up and how every song is a snapshot of a moment that you'll remember the rest of your life.

American Lit Remixed

Sheffield explains his memoir's title, Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut (2010), by claiming that “[t]alking to girls about Duran Duran” is “how I've spent my life” (2010, 1–2).


Author: Melissa J. Strong

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498594783

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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American Lit Remixed argues that literary texts use music to combat the artifice and alienation of the digital age. Works by well known authors and less familiar ones draw from mixtapes, remixes, vinyl records, and cassettes to reinvent identity and community, as well as literary form.

Party Like a Rockstar

Talking. to. Girls. About. Duran. Duran. A. bed of roses exploded like confetti as a groundskeeper named Carl swung at them with a rake like a golf club. He then slurred to himself about the spectacular shot. “This guy's a legend,” Rich ...


Author: J.T. Harding

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538735411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 492

This fun and fast-paced rock-and-roll memoir from hit singer-songwriter J.T. Harding shows what it takes to go from South Detroit to the top of the Nashville charts. In PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR, J.T. Harding charts his life from a kid growing up in Michigan to a chart-topping songwriter living in Nashville and working with country music stars like Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney. As a kid playing rock n' roll in his parents' garage, Harding's was a world in which every taste of new music—from KISS to Prince and everyone in between—was a revelation. Inspired by his favorite artists, Harding abandons the classic "American Dream" and runs away to Los Angeles, where he forms a band and becomes part of the music scene there, all the while selling records to his favorite artists and producers at Tower Records. A story of youth, rebellion, and determination, PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR is a memoir for music lovers and an invaluable how-to guide for anyone who wants to learn how to write a hit song. Fun and heartfelt, Harding's memoir is the story of one man's unshakable love for rock and roll, how it guided him through some of the greatest tragedies—and greatest triumphs—of his wild and unvarnished life.

Hipster Chick

“You know that book Talking to Girls about Duran Duran?” “Yeah.” I had no idea what she was talking about. “Well,” Katie said. “I'm writing one called Talking to Boys about Elliott Smith.” I didn't know who Elliott Smith was.


Author: Stuart Stutzman

Publisher: Nowadays Orange Productions LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 162

Follow Matthew and Katie on their adventures involving hippies, love, and of course, Rock Band.

A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study

Talking on the phone in those years landed in two distinct camps: talking to girls and talking to boys. ... the ability to slice your eyes out with one quick hair jab if you spoke an ugly word about Duran Duran or our frosted lipstick.


Author: Jen Hatmaker

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781615214921

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 682

Written specifically for today’s busy women, this book offers user-friendly advice on how to get the most from personal Bible study time. Transform the academic nature of Bible study into a fresh, simple format that will radically change the way you interact with Scripture forever. This great leader’s resource can be used with the Modern Girl’s Bible Study series or as a tool for discipleship ministry.

Dreaming the Beatles

This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the world’s favorite thing—and how they invented the future we’re all living in today.


Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062207678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 930

An NPR Best Book of the Year • Winner of the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism “This is the best book about the Beatles ever written” —Mashable Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn’t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn’t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up? As he did in his previous books, Love is a Mix Tape, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, and Turn Around Bright Eyes, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. This time, he focuses on the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all time—The Beatles. In his singular voice, he explores what the Beatles mean today, to fans who have learned to love them on their own terms and not just for the sake of nostalgia. Dreaming the Beatles tells the story of how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest pop group, then broke up—but then somehow just kept getting bigger. At this point, their music doesn’t belong to the past—it belongs to right now. This book is a celebration of that music, showing why the Beatles remain the world’s favorite thing—and how they invented the future we’re all living in today.

Duran Duran s Rio

Malcolm Garrett also designed the sleeves for Duran Duran's other 1981 singles: “Careless Memories,” “Girls on Film ... After three shows at the Odeon in Birmingham with Talk Talk, Duran Duran broke for the holidays—and headed into 1982 ...


Author: Annie Zaleski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501355196

Category: Music

Page: 184

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In the '80s, the Birmingham, England, band Duran Duran became closely associated with new wave, an idiosyncratic genre that dominated the decade's music and culture. No album represented this rip-it-up-and-start-again movement better than the act's breakthrough 1982 LP, Rio. A cohesive album with a retro-futuristic sound-influences include danceable disco, tangy funk, swaggering glam, and Roxy Music's art-rock-the full-length sold millions and spawned smashes such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and the title track. However, Rio wasn't a success everywhere at first; in fact, the LP had to be buffed-up with remixes and reissued before it found an audience in America. The album was further buoyed by colorful music videos, which established Duran Duran as leaders of an MTV-driven second British Invasion, and the group's cutting-edge visual aesthetic. Via extensive new interviews with band members and other figures who helped Rio succeed, this book explores how and why Rio became a landmark pop-rock album, and examines how the LP was both a musical inspiration-and a reflection of a musical, cultural, and technology zeitgeist.

On Bowie

In this concise and penetrating book, featuring color photographs, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why ...


Author: Rob Sheffield

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062562722

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 992

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans. Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016 broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times. In this concise and penetrating book, featuring color photographs, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, bestselling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie’s death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.

Cruel Winter

“All the girls talk about is Duran Duran and how cute Simon LeBon is and all that other crap.” “Watch your mouth.” Why couldn't her mother understand that? The girls at Brampton Middle were dipsticks, always talking about the latest ...


Author: Anthony Izzo

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786033218

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 530

Lock the doors. Close the windows. And prepare yourself for the heart-stopping debut of Anthony Izzo, a new master of horror who will chill you to the bone. . . Jack Harding and his friends feel sorry for the new kid in town. His name is Ronnie Winter, and he's a bit of a weirdo. So when the local bullies try to beat him up, Jack and his friends step in to protect Ronnie--and that's their first mistake. Because Ronnie Winter is not like any other kid they've ever known. He lives at the old Steadman place, in the big creepy mansion that used to be a mental hospital. And his young, beautiful mother has a strange way of making Jack promise to be Ronnie's friend. . .forever. The closer Jack and his friends get to Ronnie, the colder it gets. The town is plunged into a wave of brutal snowstorms--and plagued by a series of gruesome murders. And as the grisly death toll mounts, Jack realizes that Ronnie is surrounded by something far more powerful than a mother's love--he's guarded by a force of unspeakable evil that will torture and destroy everything in its path. . . The Thing in the Tunnel "Listen," Paul said. Slow footsteps echoed, a soft-crunch in the dark. At first Jack thought Ronnie turned the flashlight off and snuck into the tunnel in order to scare them, but the footsteps were too heavy. They belonged to someone bigger. "Reach out your hand, Paul." "Okay." They started to go but something found Paul first. It jerked Paul back, and purely out of reflex, Jack clamped on to Paul's hand, this alone preventing him from being torn back into the tunnel by whatever was down there. "It's got me hooked! Its arm is around me!" Jack felt Paul leave his feet as his attacker hoisted him into the air, intent on dragging Paul back into the tunnel. It pulled again, like a shark dragging a swimmer down, and it was too strong. Paul's hand slipped from Jack's, and Paul shrieked. "Let me go! Bastard! Let me go! God, it smells bad!" Jack charged ahead and slammed into someone as solid as a muscle man in a magazine. He wrapped his arms around the waist and pulled, but it was like trying to drag down a redwood tree. He was being dragged behind the guy like tin cans on a wedding car. It stank like old leaves or hair that's clogged in a drain, wet and dead. What is it and why did we have to run into it?

Idol Talk

At my second duran duran concert in 2016—this time at the Xfinity Center in Massachusetts—i discovered that Jill, ... duran duran will always be our Teen idols. you never forget your first love. songs That Make the young Girls Cry My ...


Author: Elizabeth Searle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632445

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

View: 851

 In the midst of acne, social anxiety and training bras are the teen idols that make adolescent life a little more bearable. Whether their cutouts are plastered on bedroom walls or hidden behind locker doors, there is no denying the impact of these stars on young women. This collection of new essays explores with tenderness and humor the teen crushes of the past 60 years—from Elvis to John Lennon to Whitney Houston—who have influenced the choices of women, romantically or otherwise, well into adulthood.