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The Best of Intentions

First and foremost, I’m a Duran Duran fan. With that illustrious, self-given label, I also mark myself as “fanatic”, “extremist” , “nut” or “freak”...
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Those Billboard Music Awards

I subjected myself to (most) of another awards show last night. Truth be told, I really am getting to the point where either music is going...
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Depeche Mode Live in Berlin DVD Review

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the audio portion of Depeche Mode’s Live in Berlin box set, which you can read here.  Now,...
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Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Pallbearers for Steve Strange Funeral

It is inconceivable that idols eventually pass on. Like it or not, we believe they will live forever. It isn’t as though we put...
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Violent Femmes release first new song in 15 years!

I love seeing the bands I grew up listening to continuing to not only survive, but thrive and create.  I last saw Violent Femmes...
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Howard Jones at City National Grove

Howard Jones was a musician that I listened to from time to time in the 80s – and who can really forget “What is...
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OMD, Influences and Playlists

The other day the band, OMD, tweeted a spotify playlist, which you can see below and listen to here.  What was unique about this...
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Dear husband, we’ve got Spandau Ballet tickets!

An open letter to my husband…because once again, concert season is here, and I am a woman out of control. Dear Husband, Forgive me,...
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Any Martin Gore fans out there??

If you are, you are in luck, my friends. Martin Gore announced that he is coming out with a solo electronic instrumental album, dubbed MG, due...
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Saying Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

I realize that the point of this blog is to discuss New Wave/Alternative Music and Fandom.  Yet, there are times when something happens in...