There are days when it has already been predetermined what I am going to blog about, and this is supposed to be one of those days. Luckily for me though, Amanda lives nowhere near me and can’t come “get me” if I choose to ignore our plans! There is just simply too much being posted for this blog to solely be about Simon and John’s appearance on the Morning Buzz on VH1. (I could say something here about how I probably didn’t even say that right – the name of the show anyway – and I really don’t give a damn….but that would be FAR too cornball….)
Their appearance was about 8 and a half minutes in length, and I’ll admit that I was fairly entertained. I’m always amused by the interviewer(s) who talk to the band because it’s almost ALWAYS a female and they always admit to being huge fans. Aren’t we all? 😀 I really think there’s some sort of scientific method to determining how big of a fan the interviewer is by the amount of giggling they do within the first 30 seconds of the interview, and in this case, the girl is off the charts. I applaud that, I do. I know at times Amanda and I can be really tough on interviewers because we don’t love the giggling and stupid questions, but sometimes it can be charming and aside from one brief moment where I felt that she was gushing WAY too much over Simon – in fact I yelled “Don’t feed the bear!” because she was going on about how gorgeous he is (seriously, he’s got a pretty big ego as it is, doncha think??), admittedly I lived vicariously through her a bit. I’d probably need to be doing some major self-talk through an interview with them, reminding myself not to gush and reminding myself to remain composed! So, I give her credit. I think it was especially clear that she was a fan when she asked John to sign her poster at the end of the segment. I dare to dream. 🙂
Notice I didn’t mention much about the main subject of the interview? That’d be Girl Panic! the video…
That video will be premiered on Monday, November 7th. Happy Birthday to me. 😀 Until then, there have been a series of sneak peeks posted on Duran Duran’s Facebook wall that I’ve watched. Each snippet is about 10 seconds in length, and so far what I’ve been able to extrapolate is that the video is about 9 minutes in length (Longer is ALWAYS better, although it’s what they do with the length that matters most….*curtsies* Yes, that’s some cheek for ya on this lovely Thursday), and that for some reason, they thought it would be cool to have each of the supermodels play a different person in Duran Duran. I’m not sure how on board I am with that concept yet, but we will soon see. I also saw one snippet this morning that reminded me very much of the hallway in the movie “The Shining”…you know, the one with the twin girls? I would SWEAR they were going for a moment like that, but without seeing the whole video it’s hard to really tell for sure. They’ve been posting sneak peeks all morning without any sign that they’ll be stopping or continuing, but it’s been interesting to see what they’ve got so far.
I will say this – I’ve yet to see a sneak peek with Yasmin, but out of what I’ve seen so far, I like Cindy Crawford as John the best, although I’m still not sure I like the whole idea. I can’t wait to see the video and review it though. Nine minutes can’t be a bad thing!
It was also announced that Duran Duran is coming out with a new 2012 calendar, also due out on Monday via the DD store on their website. I know many a Duranie who is thrilled to hear this is coming, and I must admit that even I am somewhat tempted. I’ve never bought a DD calendar, believe it or not! I have a daily calendar that Amanda created that I use every year – for each day she’s found a photo and a “what happened on this day” tidbit on there. I love it!
Rumors continue to circulate regarding the possibility of yet another US tour next year. I’ve heard several dates mentioned – most swirling ’round about springtime. Mind you, not one single date has been leaked or venues mentioned and already there are many complaints coming from all directions, whether its “Why are they going back to the US AGAIN without coming to X (country) first. It’s not right!!” or my favorite “They are ignoring my city AGAIN and you know, they always go to LA and NYC.” I get it. I understand the disappointment, and yes I know that not everyone can afford to travel…and some won’t even drive out of their way to see them, so yeah, it’s disappointing when they won’t play near us in favor of playing in a larger city that will afford them more concert ticket sales. Or that they made a different choice altogether and say…completely missed St. Louis and a thousand other places which makes no damn sense at all…but hey I’m not complaining. I’m just saying that I get it. Vent away, but do it in a way and at a time that makes sense. None of us even know if they really are for sure coming back that soon, and certainly none of us know where they are planning to play. Its one of those things that surprise me even though I know it shouldn’t.
In the meantime, I’m working on UK details for the Daily Duranie. We’ve got hotels – or as we like to call them – places to store our luggage. (we hardly sleep, so it seems) We’ve still got to get a flight from Glasgow (or actually Edinburgh since that’s where we’re staying in Scotland) to London the day we fly back to the US, but it’s all working out. I’m starting to feel a sense of panic (hence the title of the blog today) over the idea of leaving my kids again…especially my little one…but it’ll be fine. I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. We leave in 26 days. AAHH!!