Today wasn’t a disappointment – Duran Duran “gifted” us with a rather lengthy Nick Rhodes update this morning! If you haven’t seen it – you can view it here Nick shares news of tracks being mixed, and tells us that different tracks are going to go on various products. That seems to corroborate earlier information that Wendy Laister, their manager, indicated. It would seem that the band is putting out several different versions of the physical album, and on each version there will be different tracks. While yes, I know fans out there are likely unhappy with the idea of buying 10 different albums in order to collect all of the songs, if you look at it from the business standpoint of the band, it’s a brilliant move. Why fight to have 350,000 people buy a single copy of the album when you can focus on getting 35,000 fans to buy 10 copies each, or 75,000 fans to buy 5 copies each? Wait…is my math right? (yes, yes it is. Good for a Monday). Yeah sure, I suppose that following Duran Duran can be a pricey habit. So can drug addiction, buying cigarettes, being an oenophile (a connoisseur of wine) or even going to Starbucks every day. It’s about choices, people. No one is forcing you to buy all 10 versions…or however many versions they are. It’s just nice to have the option to do so! Nick also shares their excitement (John Taylor’s excitement) over playing Coachella – can’t blame him there, and he is welcome to send Daily Duranie a postcard or love note from the festival. I’ll be sure to catch whatever videos I can find on youtube! While there is absolutely no chance I’ll be braving that show, it’s going to be a great day for them I am sure! For all intents and purposes, Nick gave a great update, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about these secrets and surprises that will be coming our way….
Before I part ways this morning (it’s morning in California!), I would be completely out of character if I didn’t poke fun at not one, but TWO members of Duran Duran today. Once upon a time on duranduranfans.com , a list was formed. This list consisted of statements or musings that we had decided Nick Rhodes would never say. I believe the thread title was “Things We’d Never See or Hear Nick Rhodes Say” – I have no idea if Robin archived the thread, it’s from a while back. In any case, it became quite the lengthy list – and some of the comments were very silly, and others were more serious in nature. One thing that I am sure made the list – and would now need to be removed *gasp* – was the word “Y’all”. Never in my life did I think I’d live to see the day Nick would use the word “Y’all” in a sentence…and he has not once, but twice!! *more gasping* If that weren’t enough (and rest assured, it really kind of is!), today I was on Facebook and saw that my darling Roger Taylor had left a Happy Valentines message as his Facebook status. In his status update, Roger used the word “lurve”. I had to read it twice to make sure he’d actually written that word….and then I paused….because once again, it’s a word I never thought he’d use. Hmm….I wonder how that sounds with his British accent…..
The apocalypse is coming, people. This is just more proof. Prepare. Repent. 😉 *tongue firmly in cheek* Don’t send hate mail. Just get a sense of humor.
Happy Valentines Day!!