So, what happens when Amanda gets some time to extra time to think and to sleep? She comes with some random ideas! Sometimes, those ideas end up on the blog! Lucky you!!! One of those ideas relates to our recent give-away here! As you all know, we did a raffle for everyone who follows the blog. We put all of the names in a martini glass and picked one to receive a signed cd that we received as part of a VIP package. Well, we identified the person and was able to send the cd to the lucky winner, Christine! She has received her prize and sent us a picture of herself with it! As you can see, she is pretty excited about it! She wrote the following to us: “Thank you, Daily Duranie, for making me a WINNER! I’m putting this under my Christmas tree, because it is an amazing gift. (like the shirt? a Duranie friend made it for a group of us for the show at the Pacific Amphithatre in Costa Mesa (OCFair, August 11, 2012). We’ve worn them since, to Duran cover band shows!)” We thank Christine and everyone else for reading and following the blog! We hope to do other raffles in the future.
Another thing we did recently was to send out wristbands to people who have ordered one through our paypal account. Some people have started to receive theirs and the rest are on their way. Much like Christine showing off her cd, we would love to have people send us pictures of themselves wearing the wristband that we can show. After all, this blog is all about fans. Why not show other fans besides ourselves?! Thus, if you have a wristband from us, either from a meetup or from ordering one, could you send us a picture of yourself to showcase you??? You can send the picture to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!!
My last idea related to the blog came the other day when I was going through my Duran catalog to write all of the b-sides and other released tracks for the daily question. As I was looking at all of the songs, I realized that there were many songs with clear meanings behind them. For example, we might all know what a song like Anyone Out There is about being lonely, but has there really been a consensus around what a song like Union of the Snake is about? Thus, wouldn’t it be fun to dive into some of those songs that the meaning isn’t obvious? Maybe, this is just the dork in me but I think that sounds like fun! Assuming that others might like this idea, I would ask people to list songs that we should tackle first. What Duran songs have you always wondered about, in terms of their meaning? If you all don’t tell me, I’ll make the list myself, which won’t be nearly as fun for me or for you.
On that note, I am thinking about another nap. Maybe then, I will have other brainstorms come to me!!