If you’re anything like me…or Garfield (my favorite cartoon character)…you hate Mondays. I despise them, mainly because each Monday, I feel as though I’m being thrust back into reality with brute force. It’s insanity in my house as we race to get kids to school, a husband to work, laundry, groceries, and catching back up with “life” on the computer. Granted, I could probably make this weekly adjustment easier on myself by grocery shopping over the weekend, or doing laundry another day besides Monday, and if I actually spent time on Sunday night looking at my email or catching up on the weekend’s worth of Duran Duran news, I might even have a blog in mind for Monday morning.
Well, THIS weekend, I did all of that. I did laundry on Sunday, for crying out loud. I didn’t grocery shop – let’s not be hasty here – but I did get prepared. I even read the boards briefly yesterday afternoon, and I even had a blog in mind for this morning. What I didn’t take into account, of course, was the band.
What is it “they” say about the Best Laid Plans??
After the initial Monday morning rush to get everyone out the door, I sat down to the computer with a nice cup of coffee and the beauty of a blog topic in my mind. It took all of 30 seconds to blast me from a relaxing zen-like calm, to feelings of near panic – and not just because the flooring people showed up to my house and started making enough noise to wake the dead. Today on Facebook and Twitter, the band announced an early surprise – “it’s really all you need”. Upon further investigation, it is pretty clear that the release date for the single has been moved up to Wednesday!
Of course, this is fantastic news for the fans. We have been waiting for what feels like a lifetime (actually in my case, it has been – my youngest is 2!) for the new material to surface, and I honestly can’t wait to hear it! All of the teasing snippets and reading how Mark Ronson believes this is the best thing the band has done in 20 years will be coming to an end. (well, maybe Mark will continue saying that, but soon we’ll have our own opportunity to weigh in!) Wednesday is only two days away!
This is also an exciting time for our blog. The Daily Duranie has always been about the fans, first and foremost. Yes, we share news. Yes, we might even gush a bit. We also make sure to cover all of topics from a fans point of view as opposed to that of a journalist – and those topics can be anything from lyrical content, to art, to issues that go on within our fan base. In addition to that, it is the intention of Amanda and I to give our own take on the music, since that’s what brought us to Duran Duran to begin with. Sure, they don’t hurt my eyes to look at them….but the music really IS what’s between us. Our plans are to take a deeper look at each individual song (beginning with All You Need Is Now) and each album as a whole. We hope you stay with us, and we invite you to weigh in with your own thoughts and comments as we go along this journey!