Rick Springfield is my therapist
While I'm locked away in a closet, preparing for Wednesday's big Duran Duran podcast, the 80s world is quickly going straight to hell. Observe:
- George Michael is caught prowling the parks for sex -- again. His muse this time? A 58-year-old, unemployed van driver.
- The Miami Vice movie is about to open nationwide. Unfortunately, it bears little or no resemblance to the 80s show the characters are based on. "We never conceived of it as a derivative,” director Michael Mann says. Um, then why not just call it Toledo Vice?
- Rick Springfield has embarked on a tour with other 80s acts -- such as Bow Wow Wow and A Flock of Seagulls -- and says the world needs 80s music again: "The 80s were probably the last safe decade, the last time anybody ever felt safe in the world. "
Amen, Rick. Amen.