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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut


Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut



From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence". (Entertainment Weekly)

The 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies, big dreams and bigger shoulder pads, and millions of teen girls who nursed crushes on the members of Duran Duran. As a solitary teenager stranded in the suburbs, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music, and himself. And he was sure his radio had all the answers.

As evidenced by the bestselling sales of Sheffield's first book, Love Is a Mix Tape, the connection between music and memory strikes a chord with readers. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran strikes that chord all over again, and is a pitch-perfect trip through '80s music-from Bowie to Bobby Brown, from hair metal to hip-hop. But this book is not just about music. It's about growing up and how every song is a snapshot of a moment that you'll remember the rest of your life.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2010: Don't be fooled by the title: Talking to Girls About Duran Duran may sound like a dream come true to all the women who she-bopped through the 80s, but at heart it's the Feminine Mystique that every boy-next-door has been waiting for (and will actually read). It's something like a prequel to Rob Sheffield's first, fantastic memoir, Love Is a Mix Tape, taking its cue this time from a musical decade so addictive and eclectic that, as he notes, "every night in your town, you can find a bar somewhere hosting an Awesome 80s Prom Night." This hilarious and heartfelt collection of coming-of-age vignettes is arguably a much more satisfying way to spend an evening, though, particularly if you have even an ounce of the New Wave obsession that courses through it. Sheffield riffs on the songs that saw him through the rapture and misery and bewilderment of being a guy who wanted to understand girls, gleefully skewering Duran Duran along the way (even as he professes his love for them) and paying tribute to tunes that captured some of his best moments. If you're going to revisit your youth, let Rob Sheffield be your guide. Nothing compares to him. --Anne Bartholomew





Rob Sheffield's Top '80s Summer Cruising Songs
Rob SheffieldReading Talking to Girls About Duran Duran is a nostalgia trip you'll love taking: add Rob Sheffield's exclusive playlist to the mix--featured below, with liner notes--and you'll be ready for some kind of wonderful summer night. You can also sample and download these songs in our custom MP3 playlist.



"Little Red Corvette" (1982) by Prince
Little Red Corvette This was my get-in-the-zone song the morning of my driver's test. Prince seemed to be promising me that as soon as I had wheels, all sorts of glamorously messed-up ladies would be trying to hop a ride uptown in my love machine. It didn't exactly work out that way, but at least I passed the test and got my license. Thanks, Prince!

"Missing You" (1984) by John Waite
Missing You I spent the summer of '84 rolling around Boston in an ice cream truck, selling Bomb Pops and Fudgsicles and Nutty Buddys. And with all due respect to Scarface, I got high on my own supply, which means I spent the summer with one hand on the wheel and another one stuffing my face. I was also listening to the radio 18 hours a day, so I got obsessed with this song. I still get choked up at the "heartbreak overload" part.

"Never Let Me Down Again" (1987) by Depeche Mode
Never Let Me Down Again It's weird how bizarre sexual tension fits so well with operating a motor vehicle--you really shouldn't try to drive and feel tragic at the same time, right? But they go hand in hand. No song captures that feeling like this one: just you and your best friend, riding high, leaving the rest of the world eating your dust.

"Is There Something I Should Know?" (1983) by Duran Duran
Is There Something I Should Know? One summer I worked on a garbage truck on the southeast expressway into Boston, picking up trash on the side of the road: burger wrappers, soda cups, porn mags, the occasional pair of pants. Duran Duran helped get me through it, although I never did figure out what they meant by "You're about as easy as a nuclear war."

"It Takes Two" (1988) by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
It Takes TwoThis brings back fond memories of 1988, when "It Takes Two" was pumping out of every car down my street, with the same "Whoop!" "Yeah!" "Whoop!" "Yeah!" James Brown sample rolling on all summer long. Roxanne Shante's "Go On Girl" had the same sample, so by the end of the summer it was hard-wired into my neurons.

"Our Lips Are Sealed" (1980) by The Go-Go's
Our Lips Are Sealed This song puts anybody in serious danger of a speeding ticket--Gina Schock had to be one of the greatest punk rock drummers who ever banged a gong. I'm sad the Go-Go's had to cancel their farewell tour--but hopefully that just means they'll stick together a little longer.

"Hysteria" (1987) by Def Leppard
This song always reminds me of a cool girl I hung around with in the summer of 1988. She liked setting things on fire, getting both of us thrown out of bars, and Def Leppard. It's funny because this is a classic hair-metal ballad, but with all these glossy keyboards, it sounds like impeccable '80s synth-pop--it could pass for prime New Order or OMD. (Editor's note: Song is available on album only.)

"Left of the Dial" (1985) by The Replacements
Left of the Dial It was the summer of '86 when I road-tripped to my first Replacements show, in Providence. Paul Westerberg was standing at the bar before the show, so I stole the Kool butt out of his ashtray and mailed it to a girl I liked in Nova Scotia. She wrote back, "It stinks to high heaven." But I guess that was the kind of stupid romantic gesture only a Replacements fan would make.

"My Prerogative" (1989) by Bobby Brown
My Prerogative Everybody's talking all this stuff about him! Why don't they just let him live! This is a perfectly badass song for prowling the streets, feeling totally invincible. And if the night ends up in the back of a cop car, it makes an excellent soundtrack to kicking out the windows, because that's what Bobby would do.

"Wild in the Streets" (1986) by Bon Jovi
My Prerogative One of the funny things about Jon Le Bon is that his career album, *Slippery When Wet*, is packed with cruising songs as good as "Livin’ on a Prayer." I always think "Wild in the Streets" could have been Bon Jovi's biggest, bonniest and joviest hit, but for some reason they never played it on the radio; it's the one that got away. I also love how Jon yells that nutty "rock me!" during the guitar solo. Someday I pray that Morrissey will cover this--and change it to "Wilde in the Streets." A guy can dream.










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The Sheffield Monument




The Sheffield Monument





THE SHEFFIELD PALS BATTALION MONUMENT


This monument commemorates those members of the 12th (Service) Battalion of The York and Lancaster Regiment who fought in France during the First World War, and particularly those who died on the first day of the battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916. It stands on land generously donated by the Municipal Council of Puisieux.
The Battalion was one of a number raised in response to an appeal from Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War, to encourage young men to join the Army. Volunteers were promised that those who joined together would serve together. Battalions recruited in this way became known as “Pals Battalions.”
On 1st July 1916, the Sheffield Pals were in the front line of troops in the assault. They were at the very northernmost end of the attack and, as a result, the German defenders to the north of them were able to add their fire to that of the soldiers based in front of and in the village of Serre. Despite valiant efforts by the attacking soldiers, the assault was a complete failure. The Battalion’s War Diary for the day recorded that: -
“A great many casualties were caused by the enemy’s machine guns; in fact the third and fourth waves suffered so heavily that by the time they had reached No Man’s land they had lost at least half their strength …
The failure of the attack was undoubtedly due to the wire not being sufficiently cut. Had this been cut, the enemy’s machine guns could have been dealt with by the men who managed to reach the front line. As it was, they could not be reached, and there was no means of stopping their fire. Bombers attempted to silence them with grenades, but could not reach them – consequently, succeeding waves were wiped out and did not arrive at the German wire in any strength.”
The Battalion lost a total of 248 officers and men killed in one day with 247 badly wounded. When the news reached the City of Sheffield, there was much heartbreak. The Commander of the Brigade to which the Sheffield Pals belonged said: -
“I have never seen a finer display of individual and collective bravery than the advance of that Brigade. I never saw a man waver from the exact line prescribed for him … I can safely pay a tribute also to the bravery of the enemy, whom I saw standing in their trenches to fire their rifles in a storm of fire.”
In 1928, the City of Sheffield was given a plot of land by the patriotic landowner which included some of the trenches along the line of copses known as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from which the attack on Serre was launched on 1st July 1916. That plot lies 1000 metres or so northwest of this Monument. It can be reached along the track signposted to “Sheffield Memorial Park” a short distance along this road (D919) in the direction of Mailly Maillet.


Taken from the Information sign at the site of the Sheffield Monument in Serre












Formerly Sheffield Farms.




Formerly Sheffield Farms.





There's a long history of destroying history. In 1922 a house built by the Lake family in 1710 was demolished to make way for a milk dispensing plant to be owned by Sheffield Farms, one of two large milk concerns in the city. (The other was Borden's) At some later point they left, and the plant was taken over by Reo Dry Cleaners. They merged with Rand and eventually disappeared. Now there is a supermarket here, a drug store, a florist, and several other firms.









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Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time






Mix tapes: We all have our favorites. Stick one into a deck, press play, and you’re instantly transported to another time in your life. For Rob Sheffield, that time was one of miraculous love and unbearable grief. A time that spanned seven years, it started when he met the girl of his dreams, and ended when he watched her die
in his arms. Using the listings of fifteen of his favorite mix tapes, Rob shows that the power of music to build a bridge between people is stronger than death. You’ll read these words, perhaps surprisingly, with joy in your heart and a song in your head—the one that comes to mind when you think of the love of your life.










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