Save it ’til the morning after :: Video of the day

Save a Prayer :: Duran Duran

Quite possibly the reason I love music videos so much, Duran Duran helped to shape what MTV once was (when they still played music on the network) and also what music videos could be, mini-films, filled with locations and plot and colorful characters. These were cinematic features that stuck with me, and as familiar as a song like Save a Prayer is to me, that is how familiar the Sri Lanka adventure video is, as well. The one-night stand line ever and always brings to mind Simon Le Bon dancing with the girl in the flowing red dress, and how as adolescent girls we longed to dance with them, if only for one night, not necessarily understanding what that kind of paradise meant.

Videos like this one also helped to fuel my deep, gyspy-soul desire to travel to all ends of the earth.

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