Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Night Music Club XXVI

Duran Duran was another MTV mainstay back in the day. Their music video "Rio" is one of my faves; it's a good song, but I like it mostly because they're sailing on an incredible yacht somewhere tropical.

I can totally relate to that.

They shot most of the video in Antigua. My wife and I went there in 1988, and we visited some of the sites and views that were in the video. I hope someday we will return there.

Simon Le Bon, the lead singer of Duran Duran, is an avowed sailor; and he even owned a maxi-yacht "Drum", which lost its keel during the famous Fastnet race off of England. Le Bon and the crew spent nearly an hour inside the overturned vessel (racing sailboats tend to quickly capsize when they lose their heavy keels) before being rescued by a Royal Navy helicopter. He continues sailing to this day.

1 comment:

lakezoarian said...

I always loved that one too. You're so lucky to actually have been there!

Thinking back to the previous post, and also the idea of cruising in a sailing yacht far from any kind of assistance, I think I would feel more comfortable with a .223 rifle aboard such as the stainless steel version of the Ruger Mini-14. Is that considered an "assault" weapon?

Also, per the conspriatorial thingy, did you click on my name in the last post? I may have used it before regarding issues around JFK, jr's weird demise, too.