Sunday, 27 May 2012

MICHAEL DES BARRES: A blast from the past

As regular readers of this blog will know I have a rich and varied postbag, both snail mail and electronic. Each day in my capacity as Director of The Centre for Fortean Zoology I have various emails about mystery animal sightings from around the world. So, this morning, when I received an e-mail from a mate of mine in New Zealand, who has a particular interest in the possible survival of the Greater Short Tailed Bat which is/was as far as I am aware the only bat species that was not only dark blue in colour and habitually lives/lived on the ground, I was hoping for a breakthrough in his research. **

Instead there was a link to the following video, and a brief note: "Isn't this your mate?"

Yes, it is, indeed. I haven't actually seen this clip of Michael Des Barres fronting the surprisingly hefty Duran Duran spin-off band The Power Station since I watched Live Aid as it happened all those years ago.

I feel surprisingly young again.

** The Lesser Short Tailed batis also largely terrestrial, but not blue.

1 comment:

  1. There's another Steve Jones connection here. Jones worked on Duran Duran's Andy Taylor's solo album, and Duran Duran's John Taylor was a member of Jones' Neurotic Outsiders.


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