As a new, fresh off the boat…uh plane…from England college freshman, I had 3 cassette tapes. I’ll let that sink in. Cassette tapes. Not CDs. Not digital downloads. Not ipods or itouches, but good old-fashioned cassette tapes. Back home in England, I even had a record player. Ahh…the 80s.
My beloved but tiny music collection consisted of a double cassette tape of Simon & Garfunkel in the Park — to this day I have no idea why I bought this; Wham first album, and Duran Duran’s Rio. I played Duran Duran over and over again on my Sony Walkman…think ipod for the 80s but much heavier and clunkier. My Sony Walkman even had a shoulder strap!
I’m nothing if not a child of the 80s. Last week I had a brush with the 80s in the form of the PopSalad peeps at BlogHer. PopSalad is a new site…in beta…which is all about being in the know about pop culture. Ahem that would be me! I’m all about TMZ, the Real Housewives of Wherever, and People Magazine. Call me shallow if you want, but I thrive on getting the scoop. Popsalad is all about contests, scoop, and who’s hot. To get on the list for the beta of PopSalad use my link.
But, back to the hot topic of the 80s…Duran Duran. Duran Duran have a new album out — “All You Need Is Now” and an upcoming North American tour. In the 80s I saw Duran Duran twice. Awesome concerts! So, keep on top of all that is hip and happening — why yes the 80s are still hip! — by joining PopSalad.
I voted for Team Orange…but Team Pink won. I need to find my pic. I think I posed with Justin or maybe it was Robert? Links go to my amazon affiliate account.