Besides that appearance, I have heard nothing about the band. I have seen nothing. Now, before you all start criticizing me, yes, I do know that they have been working in the studio. Yes, I know that creativity takes time. I am also aware that it is a busy time of year for many/most people and that they have responsibilities to themselves and their families. I get all that. I do. That said, the quiet is getting to me! Durantime can truly suck. Please tell me that I’m not the only one! Am I the only one anxious for that album to get done? Am I alone wishing that I had a tour to plan? For whatever reason, I am really longing for those moments when a tiny snippet of a song appears on the internet so that I can spend time listening to it over and over and over again to try to figure out if it sounds like some other song/album/project and to get a sense of what this album will be like. I remember when Mark Ronson played about 30 seconds of Blame the Machines on his radio show. Rhonda and I listened over and over while discussing and dissecting it all. What did we hear, musically? What were the lyrics all about? Now, I know that John talked about how they would release snippets when they were closer to getting the album out. I admit it. I’m impatient. I also can’t help but to think about this time of year about 3 years ago when part of All You Need Is Now was released on iTunes. While we didn’t have it all, we had enough. We had more than enough. We had new music and a new video to watch, to absorb into our Duranieness. I am just missing that level of excitement, the sense of something new, the sense that the future would be nothing but fun. Yes, new music means that there is something significant to look forward to. Yet, right now, we wait. I should be used to this by now, right? We all should be. Most days, I’m good. I can be patient and understanding. Today, though, I am weak. This week, I suck. I need something to look forward to.
Of course, on top of the stress from work and lack of time to work on much else, I also have been thinking about the UK Tour of 2011 and the East Coast Tour we went on in 2008. This time of the year has seen many tours and shows for Rhonda and myself. Now, I realize that we can’t go on tour now. There are no shows to go to. Yet, what I wouldn’t give right now for the distraction of planning a tour, which is dumb because I have a lot of other things that I should and do want to get done. However, I can’t help how I feel. I want tour dates. Most Duranies get pretty dang excited when tour dates are announced. Tour announcements mean lengthy conversations as Rhonda and I brainstorm which show(s) we could do, how we could travel there and travel between shows and more. The planning trait of mine kicks into gear and I can’t settle until our plans are set. Maybe it is a sickness that this kind of thing is enjoyable to me. It means, though, not only seeing my best friend but also seeing other friends, traveling to fun places, meeting new people and seeing my favorite band do what they do best!! As I type this, there is not even one little hint that a tour might be coming anytime soon. I have to be patient, I know. I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve unable to get to sleep due to excitement over Santa visiting except that I don’t know when Santa will be visiting. Ugh. Clearly, I’m just pathetic.
Maybe, I am just worried that I will run out of blog topics. Yes, I realize that this might be hard to believe that I could run out of things to say or that Rhonda could. After all, we blog every single day and have for over 3 years. We have almost 1200 posts on here. Obviously, we are opinionated and full of ideas, beliefs, observations, etc. Eventually, we might run out of things to say if nothing new happens, right? It is logical. Okay, so I have a few things left to talk about. One of those things will begin tomorrow. While Rhonda is diving deeper into fanfic, I’m going to dive deeper into conventions. Fan conventions. I’ll let your mind wander about why. Until then, I’ll continue to be annoyed at my paying job, wish my paying job was fandom related, and long for news about the album or a tour. I promise to be calmer for the rest of the weekend after some sleep and a drink or four.