Today Amanda & myself are going on a little field trip with two friends of ours to see Duran’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For those who aren’t aware, their star is just outside of the doors to Capitol Records. We briefly considered walking on in to Capitol and requesting that they confirm the rumors about whether or not the album is to be released on their label…but then shelved that idea in contemplation of doing a little “construction work” outside of Capitol…
we’re not doing that either, so please don’t send the cops for us. 🙂
Last night, we watched three Duran Duran concerts – one was Working for the Skin Trade, the show that was included with the remastered Big Thing package, and then Budokan from 2003. Those shows included some of the best and worst of Duran’s history, but still very much a part of their history; the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. By going to the star today, we’re acknowledging their history, but also the fact that the band has had quite an impact on popular culture and music, despite (or in spite!) of their not-so-glamorous or not-so-proud moments.
-A & R