Sometimes, life does not work out the way you had hoped. At the end of 2017, Rhonda and I began planning for another convention, bringing Duranies from all over to Las Vegas during Duran Duran Appreciation Day weekend. Unfortunately, life got in the way and we had to cancel those plans. Hopefully, we will be able to plan one in the next couple of years. Then, summer came and I had high hopes that we might be able to at least host a party for our special holiday. Like the convention plans, that idea had to be pushed aside as well. My nieces will be in town that day as we prepare to take my eldest niece back to college on the 11th. So much for celebrating Duran Duran.
Yet, I cannot allow that to happen. I just can’t. I have to do something to acknowledge the day, right? So, how can I do that with very limited amount of time? After all, the plan that day is to take my nieces to a nearby water park (something that I have been promising them for literally years). Hmm…I think about what we have done in the past. Well, during our online parties, we usually watch a playlist we put together on YouTube while watching together, enjoying a few beverages and chatting online. While I cannot commit to watching together, I can at least put together a playlist for this year that people can enjoy whenever they are available. Maybe people can have smaller parties, whether online or in person.
Let’s take this a step farther. Why should I create the playlist all on my own? While I think I have pretty good taste when it comes to all things Duran, it shouldn’t be about me or me and Rhonda. It should be about all Duran Duran fans. I will create the playlist from YOUR suggestions. What do you think should be included in this year’s playlist? What is something Duran that you have been really digging? Maybe it is a new favorite song, one that you have a new appreciation for. What is the video that you go to when you need a pick-me-up? What about your favorite video, interview or live track? Perhaps, you have some side project songs or videos that you love, love, love. So, I’m asking all of you. What should be included in this year’s Duran Duran Appreciation Day Playlist?