Now that Rio de Janeiro has officially been named the site for the 2016 Olympic Games, we can all blare Duran Duran’s 1982 album Rio and revel in its glossiness. To that end, here’s a smattering of Rio-referencing headlines that overworked, synthpop-loving copyeditors can use in the many stories they’re going to have to edit for the rest of the day. More »
I’m a little miffed that Dave Simpson published his piece on the real people who inspired pop songs when I had been working on my own piece in that vein for months! Since I guess the concept is out of the bag (as it were), I might as well run with what I’ve got. Beneath the cut: the real stories behind songs from Duran Duran, the Beatles, and the Steve Miller Band.