I’ve been recording my podcast Cara’s Basement from my house for almost two years. It’s very convenient – I do interviews over the phone with artists who are all over the world, so sometimes I’m talking to them at strange times. In this case, it was 7am. I had just gotten out of the shower. Wearing nothing but a towel, I chatted with former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor. Maybe that’s “TMI” but I can’t tell you how wierd it was to be talking to him while I was practically naked. I kept thinking how envious many other women would be. Let’s face it, Duran Duran played a pretty significant role in the popularity of MTV and was a majorly H U G E group in the 1980’s. They still are – I have plenty of friends who still totally dig Duran Duran and their recent material has been great.
Andy Taylor wrote a juicy tell-all book, “Wild Boy” . If ever there was someone who lived the life of a rock star, it was him. It’s a really fun book to read and it was remarkable talking to him about what it was like to play at Live Aid when the much-anticipated Led Zeppelin took place (they were onstage right after Zep!), performing for Princess Diana and almost getting assassinated, filming video’s with real elephants and almost drowning, and much more. You can listen to our conversation now at www.CarasBasement.com.