It’s, like, totally bitchin’ you came back to find out what my favorite D’s are from the 1980s. Like the most righteous tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
My parents and their friends were obsessed with Dallas, so I guess it trickled down to me because I still love Dallas. Visiting Southfork was my favorite part of my 2010 roadtrip through Texas and Route 66. I don’t have the entire series on dvd, but through the year Bobby’s death was a dream. I re-watch the series every year or so.
I was only 10 when Diner came out, so I did not see it until much later, but I love it. It was filmed in Baltimore by Baltimore director Barry Levinson about a group of friends in 1950s Baltimore. Again, I love anything set in the 50s. Plus it was filmed in my hometown and Mickey Rourke was hot back then. It was a great cast. Other than Rourke, Diner starred Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenburg, Tim Daly, Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern and Ellen Barkin.
I did not like Duran Duran in the 1980s when they were really hot, which is probably why I did not like them. It wasn’t until “Ordinary World” and “Come Undone” were released in the early 1990s that I became a Duran Duran fan. Then I went back and listened and loved all their hits from the 1980s. I saw Duran Duran twice on the No Ordinary World Tour and met Simon LeBon and John Taylor after the show at Merriweather. In fact, I hung out at the bar with Simon – as did many other fans. John gave me his guitar pick during the show in Fairfax. I am going to see Duran Duran again this week in DC. I won’t be hanging out with them after or getting a guitar pick though – my seat is good but it’s a seat and it’s not front row. I have Duran Duran’s latest album Paper Gods and it’s ok, but I still prefer their older stuff. My favorite Duran Duran song is “Ordinary World,” but my favorite Duran Duran song from the 80s is “The Reflex.” There is a lot to choose from including such hits as “Girls on Film,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio,” “Save a Prayer,” “Is There Something I Should Know” just to name a few.
Thank you for joining me on my trip back to the totally tubular 1980s as I complete my Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was your favorite tv show, movie and band or song from the 80s starting with the letter D? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter E. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.