80s don t you forget about me
Dont You Forget About Me by Liz TippingAn athlete, a princess, a brain, a criminal, a basket case…
Cara Dunham is definitely one of them. But stuck in her small hometown, with no prospects of escape, shes struggling to find her thing. Her life is more book club than Breakfast Club and there is no Judd Nelson in sight!
So when Cara is invited to a school reunion she knows this is her chance to channel her inner Molly Ringwald and grab her John Hughes moment, once and for all. Because her teenage love, Daniel Rose will be there, the coolest boy at school and the one that got away.
But transforming into an 80s icon isnt easy and Cara enlists the help of her oldest friend, Stubbs, to teach her all she needs to know about being cool and quirky – a la Ringwald.
Except Stubbs thinks she’s perfect, just as she is and takes it upon himself to show Cara that her life might not be ‘movie perfect’, but there is always another take to get things right. And maybe the hero shes dreamed of has been under her nose the whole time…
From the author of the hilarious Five Go Glamping comes your perfect summer read
It was the mids and we were on the verge of making it big all over the world, having just released Sparkle in the Rain. However, as with many UK bands, the US was proving tough to crack. Then our record company came to us with an idea. The director John Hughes was making a movie called The Breakfast Club , and they thought it would be a great vehicle for their bands. Nah, we write our own songs. But my wife at the time, Chrissie [Hynde], who was older and wiser, kept badgering me.
Understanding the rules of Gardnerville and what keeps its cycle of madness turning is like deciphering an intricate puzzle or being locked in a dream--sometimes nightmarish, sometimes beautiful, and sometimes like one long, strange hallucination. This title would appeal to fans of stories with odd time lines or a menacing tone. This disturbing contemplation on morality, memory, and the fictions we construct to survive will find an audience among fans of Brenna Yovanoff and Dia Reeves. Welcome to Gardnerville. A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels the town exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges.
Inexorably linked to and assuredly helped along by its prominent placement in a defining movie of the decade, The Breakfast Club , the song catapulted Simple Minds into a glorious period of USA superstardom. Nor will you find it on any of their studio album releases. But all it takes is one hit song to move an album, and working with Steve Schiff from the Nina Hagen band, Keith Forsey thought he had a killer tune. If they could only find someone to record it. The songwriting pair tried to convince several artists to record the song, but to no avail. Simple Minds were their first choice, but the band turned them down initially. The song was passed around to several more artists, including Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol.