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flashback friday: “danger zone” by v
August 3, 2012, 8:03 am
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Today’s flashback was inspired by an interview with Kenny Loggins that ran in this week’s New York magazine. In it, he talks about touring nonstop (casinos and such) and offers words of wisdom to the fame-obsessed: “If you think stardom is the answer to your problems, you’re sadly mistaken. And if you can do something other than this, you should. I watch American Idol, with all these kids who think being a star is going to solve your problems, and I think, You fucking idiot.”

Yeah! Anyway.

“Danger Zone,” easily the most aggressive of Loggins’ hits, is hilariously earnest and meticulously crafted (via ’80s guitars) to aid in vicarious living through action films. Hence Top Gun, friends.

However, Loggins’ visual contribution to the F-14 fighter-jet footage and bare-chested Val Kilmer shots is hazy at best. He appears in a smoky room, sweaty and mulleted, his collar buttoned up to his throat, lazily taking pictures of a ceiling fan from the bed. To my mind, a pile of pillows is a relatively danger-free zone, but maybe I’m missing some critical context here.


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This is a good time to remind the world that I still have never seen Top Gun. I’m pretty sure that when the day comes, it’s going to be awesome.

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