I’m still reeling from the video for Pressure Off! Tell me that I’m not the only one! I can see many, many, many fans express nothing but excitement and joy after watching it. There are people who are making and posting screenshots and gifs from the video. Clearly, it is a hit with fans!!! Yes, I realize that there are a few people out there who might have tiny criticisms but, for the most part, there is nothing but praise from Duranies! While I generally choose to focus on our fan community, seeing a new Duran video that is super fun, super sexy connected a very catchy song, I have to wonder. Will it catch attention of the not-yet-converted, those non-Duranies-as-of-yet? I think it could. It definitely could. It definitely should.
Duran Duran history for January 28 has me thinking about the old days of Casey Kasem and the American Top 40 that I would listen to on the radio (and watch on TV) each Saturday morning here in Los Angeles. On this date in 1984, Duran Duran was all over the countdown, as “New Moon on Monday” as well as “Union of the Snake” was featured on the broadcast for that day. It was a good time to be a Duranie!
On today’s date in 1985, American Top 40 featured A View to a Kill at number 11 and Get It On (Bang a Gong) at number 9. With side projects, Duran Duran et. al surely dominated the charts at the time. Little did we realize back then that we were in the beginning of a long drought.
Wanna feel old for a second? Today is Andy Taylor’s son’s birthday. Lovingly referred to by many as A2 in the community, today is his 30th birthday. That’s right friends…THIRTY. I announced that he apparently miscounted the years and went about my day, because that “I’m 30” business is just nonsense. Between that and Roger posting a lovely photo of VERY GROWN Elliot and Ellea to his Facebook yesterday, I’m just done.
Back to business….
On today’s date in 1983, American Top 40 featured my very favorite Duran Duran song, Is There Something I Should Know at #7 on their weekly countdown. Only #7??? 🙂
Here’s the video. Today hasn’t started off so great here, so I’m just going to take the opportunity to try and reset Wednesday – my least favorite day of the week. Cheers! -R