Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran was born on this day, October 27th, in 1958! Happy Birthday, Simon!
People do not return from the dead; but sometimes websites do. The long dead and buried Seattle-based rock and pop culture website, Pandemonium Online, aka Pando Mag Dot Com is now back online as a museum of 90s rock that you can waste literally days perusing. This is very exciting news for me an all of the other great writers who contributed passionately and faithfully to Pandemonium for years, only to have their brilliant work expunged from the web once the site went down in the late 90s.
Also still somewhat intact is The Worley Gig Archives page, where you’ll find carefully preserved, direct links to the first 39 editions of the rad monthly column that spawned this awesome website, as well as links to a selection of the mind-blowing interviews I conducted for Pandemonium over a span of countless years, including:
Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran
The Unband’s Matt Pierce
Christina Martinez of Boss Hog
Anne Dudley and Paul Morley of the Art of Noise
Paul Barker of Ministry
Sponge’s Vinnie Dombrowski
You Am I’s Tim Rogers
Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac
Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy
Jon Crosby of VAST
God Lives Underwater
And my Vintage Jello Biafra Interview from 1997! Woo!
There are numerous other interviews by me on the site, but those links don’t seem to have made it onto the TWG Archives page, so you’ll have to do some real sleuthing to find them (but trust me, it will be worth it)! A good place to start would be to go to the archived features page and just scroll through looking for my by-line. Enjoy and happy hunting! Pandomag lives!
Nick Rhodes (Born Nicholas James Bates), keyboard player for Duran Duran, was born on this day, June 8th in 1962! I confess that I had posters of Nick’s gorgeous face on my bedroom wall way into my college years. One of the biggest thrills of my career so far was the really fun interview I did with Nick way back in 2000, which you can read at this link.
While performing a cursory trawl through my archives an hour or so ago, I suddenly realized that I had neglected to archive my interviews with Nick Rhodes (2000) and Simon LeBon (1997) of Duran Duran. I also discovered an old (2000) interview with Dweezil Zappa, and these three interviews have now been added to the archives (under Ink19) at This Link. The Duran Duran and Dweezil Zappa interviews are definitely among my best work, and I am happy to have them here for you now, on the one and only Worleygig.com!