Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Roger Taylor!

Today, our dear Rog is 50 and the most well preserved of Duran Duran--officially. My feeling about Roger--because you're hanging on each word--he bored me at first with his shyness and gender specific hair but then I was 14. He had a good move now and then, i.e. His sober-eyed drum twirl in the video for "Girls on Film" indicated a highly evolved creature that resided on a cloud above the screeching girls. He left the band, and, truth be told, I didn't cry. After a few years, I missed him (tho "Notorious" drumming was excellent) and was elated when he returned. It made me realize how integral he was to the band, providing a peaceful balance (this based on perception and not reality. They might all fight like snakes).

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