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Duranie Homework Updates

Duran Duran Top 40 Songs:

The teacher here is not providing a very good example.  At all.  This weekend, your homework is due.  In case you skipped the class when it was assigned, it was basically to come up with your list of the Top 40 Duran Duran songs.  They can be any songs as long as the band wrote them.  Then, if you were an overachieving type, you would have put that list into order with number 1 being the best song out of the bunch.  Many of you have already turned in that assignment via our email (dailyduranie@gmail.com).  We appreciate each and every one of you.  I personally look forward to reading through the lists and putting the choices together to share the ultimate list of Duran Duran songs with all of you.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to complete the homework that I assigned.  What a terrible teacher I am!  My only excuse is time.  Apparently, it is hard to squeeze in fun activities like this when you are working two full time jobs (unfortunately only one is paid).  I’m lucky right now that my laundry is done or that there is food on the table.  I’m paying bills late.  It has been literally weeks since I have been able to actually cook a dinner.  Not good.  Then, I wonder if others might be in a similar spot in which your Duranie related tasks are getting pushed to the side for more pressing needs.  So, the kind teacher thing to do is to simply give an extension.  The Duran Duran Top 40 Song Assignment will now be due on Saturday, November 10th.  This gives an additional two weeks.  As always, if you like to read about the details to participate, go here.  Then, finish your assignment and send it to us by email (dailyduranie@gmail.com).  Thanks!

Interviews:

Not too long ago, I asked the question in a blog about what we should do with the questions of the day.  Soon enough, we will be done with this topic of which band member looks best in each video. (By the way, the Nick fans have been voting frequently.  Way frequently.  This has resulted in him winning pretty much every question lately.)  Anyway, I asked our readers for suggestions.  I have decided to go with one of them.  I am going to ask about Duran Duran interviews but I will do it in a way that you might not expect.

I am asking for interviews you have seen and enjoyed.  Maybe you want to do a YouTube search then send me a list of interviews.  I will be searching for Duran videos, too, but it would be great if they don’t all come from me.  After all, I am not a perfect YouTube searcher.  Plus, if you have ones that you definitely think I should share then I would love to know about those.  Like other Duranie related tasks, you may send me interviews in a means that works for you.  You can send them to us via email, Facebook messenger or Twitter DM.  Just share them privately.  I don’t care if the interviews are recent or from decades ago.  They can feature all the band members or  just one.  Interviews on side projects or solo material would work, too.  All I ask when you share these interviews with me is that you send me the direct link.  I would hate to screw up on the interviews you want me to share.

How it will work will be like this.  I will share the interview and ask for you to watch it and rate it on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being terrible and 5 being awesome.  Each day, I will average out the scores.  After we have shared all that have been sent our way as well as those that we think are cool, I will post with the Top 10.  I think it sounds fun and I hope you do, too.  Besides, I’m hoping that I get to see interviews that I haven’t seen before or ones that I have but really enjoyed.  I think it might be a fun Duran related activity each day.

On that note, I hope that you all enjoy your homework assignments! I know that I will!  I look forward to reading your Top 40 list and the interviews you think we should show!

-A

Play to Win: Review of Winners

Those of you who are friends with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter know that each day, without fail, we ask a daily question.  This question is always part of a larger set of questions, in a bracket type format, to get to the fans’ favorites.  Over the course of two years, we have asked a lot of questions about a lot of topics, including songs, videos, merchandise, b-sides, album cover, side projects, etc.  I thought it might be fun to take some time to list and enjoy the winners.

Favorite songs from each album:

From Self-titled Debut:  Careless Memories

From Rio:  New Religion

From Seven and the Ragged Tiger:  The Seventh Stranger

From Arena:  Wild Boys

From Big Thing:  Do You Believe in Shame

From Liberty:  Serious

From The Wedding Album:  Come Undone

From Thank You:  White Lines

From Medazzaland:  Out of my Mind

From Pop Trash:  Someone Else Not Me

From Astronaut:  Sunrise

From Red Carpet Massacre:  The Valley

From All You Need Is Now:  The Man Who Stole a Leopard

Favorite Song:  New Religion

Favorite Merchandise that they should make:  Blanket

If they can do a beach towel, they could do a blanket, right?

Favorite B-Side:  Secret Oktober

Favorite Video:  New Moon on Monday

Favorite Album Cover:  Rio

Favorite Side Project:  Arcadia

Favorite Power Station song:  Some Like It Hot

Favorite Arcadia song:  The Promise

Favorite Andy Taylor song:  Take It Easy

Favorite John Taylor song:  Immortal

Favorite Neurotic Outsiders song:  Jerk

Favorite The Devils song:  Big Store

Favorite Dom Brown song:  Amazing
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dom-Brown-Music/184411543513?id=184411543513&sk=app_2405167945

Favorite TV Mania song:  Beautiful Clothes

Favorite side/solo project song:  Arcadia’s The Promise

Favorite side/solo project video:  Arcadia’s The Flame

Obviously, right now, we are tackling people’s favorite pictures of the band members, band, side projects, and combinations.  Once that set of questions, which will take awhile, is done.  I’ll update this list of winners.  Besides, who doesn’t enjoy seeing and hearing the favorites!!!!

-A