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And then there were scents…

Just when I was beginning to lose faith in this whole “40th anniversary” thing.

(not really, but I needed a good opening remark!)

Yesterday I saw something on Twitter that I previously believed would never materialize. I scrolled through my timeline and noticed a friend had retweeted something about a fragrance launch at Liberty London. Tickets were available (and I do mean were) for tomorrows launch, and I have to wonder if any of our Duran-friends out there will be attending!

I vaguely remember either Nick or John mentioning a fragrance idea during a Katy Kafe. It was one of the ideas swirling around under the 40th anniversary heading. I (wrongly) assumed that it was a pie-in-the-sky-idea, and didn’t think about it again. Until yesterday.

I won’t lie, even when I saw the tweet, I thought it was more likely rumor than reality. This morning though, DDHQ confirmed that yes, the fragrances (yes, as in more than one!) is a reality. The coordinated announcement clearly did not work out according to plan. Twitter followers were told to “watch this space” for information in the coming days. Or weeks. Or even months. The tweet didn’t specify, although the launch is tomorrow.

One can only assume that the launch information wasn’t intended to get “out” (although tickets were indeed available to the public) and DDHQ wanted control over the information flow. Which makes  sense, if only the rest of the world would get on board with the plan!

Meanwhile, I have to wonder—why now? Sure, the 40th anniversary is upcoming (I believe that the band is looking to 2020—the year that Simon joined—with that in mind as opposed to celebrating the band’s actual inception), but is that enough to support launching fragrances now?

But really—tell me there’s new music coming along for the ride and I’m IN!  (Yes, I realize that a snowball has a better chance of surviving in hell than we do of getting new music alongside this launch, but I had to throw the idea out there!)

I am excited and curious to see how this plays out!The artwork DDHQ tweeted whets my appetite and interest, and I’ve included it as the cover photo for this post! (see above!)




Duranie Homework: Rank ALBUM WINNERS!

Last week, I asked people to rank Paper Gods from their least favorite song to their most favorite song.  I now have the results from last week!  Based on the participants’ responses, here is how the fan community ranked the songs off the last album from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite:

  1. On Evil Beach
  2. Danceophobia
  3. Change the Skyline
  4. Sunset Garage
  5. Cinderella Ride
  6. Northern Lights
  7. Butterfly Girl
  8. Valentine Stones
  9. Last Night in the City
  10. Only in Dreams
  11. Planet Roaring
  12. You Kill Me With Silence
  13. What Are the Chances?
  14. Pressure Off
  15. Face for Today
  16. Paper Gods
  17. The Universe Alone

Anything surprise you?  I was surprised that the Universe Alone was at the top.  I was pleasantly surprised by the top half of the list.  It is also clear that people were not fond of Danceophobia.  Now, I can’t just let people sit back and enjoy the results.  Oh no, we need to move on!  Here is your new homework assignment!!

Directions:  You will rank the WINNERS from ALL THE ALBUMS from LEAST favorite to MOST favorite.  Please note:  In order to make your determination, you may need to re-listen to these songs one or more times.

The songs that need to be included in your list are:

  • Careless Memories
  • New Religion
  • The Seventh Stranger
  • Notorious
  • Do You Believe in Shame
  • Serious
  • Come Undone
  • White Lines
  • Out of my Mind
  • Pop Trash Movie
  • What Happens Tomorrow
  • Box Full O’Honey
  • All You Need Is Now
  • The Universe Alone

How to turn in your homework:  Once you have completed your ranking and are ready to turn in your homework, you will need to head over to the Daily Duranie message board.  Specifically, you will post your homework in this thread here: Rank ALBUM FAVORITES!!  Please note:  You may have to register for the boards in order to complete your assignment, if you are not already a member.  Of course, even after you post your assignment, you may want to go back to the thread in order to see others’ homework!  You can compare your homework to others as cheating does not exist for this assignment!

Your assignment is DUE by SUNDAY, MARCH 13TH.

What is your assignment worth?  It is worth being a part of the larger fan community and having YOUR opinion count!  Besides, this is all just for FUN!!!  Another recommendation is not to think TOO MUCH!  Just go with your gut on how you rank the songs!

I will compile all of the results to determine how fans rank the winners from each album.  From there, we will rank the least favorites!  Have fun!