16 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: The Unforgettable Fire, U2

One night, as I was playing Nerf basketball in the living room with all the fervor of Michael Jordan, performing 360 dunks and shaking the entire house, I heard something different coming through the massive stereo cabinet
15 Feb 2020

Desert Island Discs: Rio, Duran Duran

Duran Duran was born during the last gasps of punk rock, when people got tired of listening to mostly bad music and jumping around with safety pins in their ears and shirts. It certainly owed a debt
16 Jan 2020

Whatever Happened to Nena?

In 1983, the musical world was taken with Nena, a German band whose one hit had an infectious synth bass line, changing tempos and mysterious lyrics about balloons accidentally causing World War III. “99 Luftballons” and its