It is Sunday! Time to recap any and all Duran Duran news from December 1st to December 7th. This week seemed very quiet on the Duran front, from what I recall. Am I right? Was it a quiet one?
DuranDuranMusic.com, the fan community site, is giving away something each week in December. For the first week in December, they were giving away a signed CD. I haven’t heard or seen if there was a winner yet, but if you were a winner, let us know so that we can cheer for you and with you!
Update from Simon!
Last week, Rhonda blogged about Duran Duran and Twitter. Funny enough, Simon has showed up on Twitter the last couple of days. Initially, these tweets were about Simon’s attempts to return to the “real world”, at least that is what I got out of them. Perhaps, as part of this process, he even did a little bit of responding to people. Then, yesterday, he posted a picture. This wasn’t just any picture but a picture of Nick and Spike Stent (who mixes albums) with a message about how they were getting “deep in the mix”. Now, I don’t know about the rest of you but this seems pretty exciting to me. It means that the album really is close to being done! Of course, they might need to deal with the record label part of the process, but it still gives me a little bit of hope that we really are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
More Studio Time!
If Simon’s tweets weren’t enough, Duran Duran also updated the Facebook status to say, “More Studio time for Duran Duran today, #DD14 is coming! ” Well then! They even posted a picture. I couldn’t resist bringing this one over here. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that it is of John Taylor. 😉
Careless Memories Gallery
Do you own a copy of Denis O’Regan’s Careless Memories photography book? If so or if not, if you are in or near London, you might want to check out the Careless Memories Gallery from December 8 to December 14th from 9 in the morning to 9 at night to see his work and photographs of Duran Duran.
That is all of the news that I saw. Did I miss something? It is not shocking to any of you that the most exciting news is that the mix of DD14 is happening and they are getting work done on the album. Truly, its release can’t come soon enough. Although, a tour might make the wait a bit more bearable to me…