Looking at music through the lens of youth is a funny thing. Whatever you liked can make you seem like a goof or a genius, depending on the band, and a lot of that comes down to sheer luck. Like everything that may or may not have gone your way as a kid, you can blame it on your parents if you want. My parents played me The Beatles and The Stones and Cheap Trick when I was a kid and I loved it all. Very cool. But…

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I just scored my tickets to see Duran Duran in Washington, DC on October 16th and I feel like I’m about to leap out of my skin.  I’ve admittedly been on a bit of a DD kick for the last year or so, mostly due to the new record, which I LOVE.  I haven’t LOVED a DD record since “Rio”. Parts of “Seven and the Ragged Tiger” are great and I’ve liked something from every record since, but I adore the new one.  Just ask my kids.  It’s…

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