365 DotU, Day 57: Have You Seen Duran Duran?

Ah, Barbarella. You only get more magnificently cheesy with age.

Today, I hit a little of that Duran Duran action. Why?

Why the hell not?

Have a listen to my sorry attempt at “Ordinary World,” and remember that I spent a large portion of my younger years loathing this band with the fiery passionate heat of a million suns (and therefore probably have some sort of psychological blockage the prevents me from playing it better). Why? Because other people liked them so damn much, and it just stuck in my craw. They came out with this song after I stopped loathing them so much, but I still didn’t care about it until much later, when I felt it was time to be nostalgic about my old hatreds.

I was always a bit contrary. Also a bit ornery, and possibly cantankerous.

I used the acoustic guitar for the bulk of it, and did the lead licks (such as they are) on my octave mandolin (the sound of which I just adore). The drums are Garage Band’s work. I changed the key to make it just a little easier to sing and play. It turned out a bit…awkward. Still, worth learning!


About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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