After watching the Behind the Music on Rick Springfield, it really sunk it that there's a huge difference between music that happens to find its biggest audience with teenage girls and music that is created specifically to appeal to teenage girls. Rio by Duran Duran and "Jessie's Girl" may be guilty pleasures, but they are pleasures nonetheless, while the works of Journey and New Kids on the Block are still painful.
Proving that Rick Springfield does have a sense of humor, he is embarking
on his "1st Annual Farewell Tour." Tickets went on sale today for his June
14 appearances at the Navy Pier Skyline Stage. Can't say I plan to attend,
but I do admire his wit.