I’m so sorry that I did not get a blog written yesterday. I thought that I would have time but other duties got in the way. Typically, if I know that Fridays will be difficult to find time, I write the blog post on Thursday night. This week, I didn’t think I would need to do that because I did not have to go to work on Friday. This led me to sleep in, believing that the afternoon would be open. Unfortunately, a campaign task that I figured would be easy to get done literally sucked up my entire afternoon. I was not pleased. By the time I could blog, it was late and I was seriously crabby. Not a good mood to blog. Today, though, I’m here with a better frame of mind. (I hope! Ha!)
As I suffered through my week’s long “professional development” at work, I noticed that there were quite a few little Duran alerts that I wanted to acknowledge.
Cold War Premiere:
This week, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, attended the premiere of the film, Cold War, in London, according to Duran’s Twitter. While I love knowing what they are up to, I also appreciate that by sharing this I learn about an upcoming film. People should feel free to ask me about the latest political moves and people in the U.S. I’m feel like I pay enough attention to be good on that front! I also feel pretty solid with my knowledge on Duran but the latest pop culture like movies or TV shows? Not so much but I do like when someone sharing something about a upcoming movie that interests me. According to IMDB, the plot is as follows: “A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.” It sounds fascinating to me, mostly because of the historical context.
Simon and Sunseeker:
Simon will be a special guest at the Soton Boat Show on Friday, September 14th, according to a tweet from Sunseeker International. What is this, you might ask. (I did.) This is what I learned. According to the website, “TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, showcases a plethora of beautifully designed boats and products from over 600 global marine brands.” Its purpose is to celebrate boating in Britain. I am not surprised that Simon will be attending. It sounds like something right up his alley!
Nick has been involved with another movie beyond attending premieres with John. According to the tweet, Nick scored the soundtrack to the movie, In2ruders. If that was not enough to catch your attention, his daughter, Tatjana, edited it and it stars the Bloom Twins. Want to see the first teaser?! You know you do!
After watching the teaser, I have to admit that I’m more intrigued with the idea of it being about the “dark side of the music industry”. Fascinating!
Pressure Off Remixes:
If all that was not enough, Rhonda alerted me to some Pressure Off Remixes that are out there. According to the thread, which you can read here, they were commissioned and never used. I have to wonder why they were not used. A lot of people really dig remixes. Here they are:
What do you think of these remixes? Do you have a favorite? How do they compare to the original/album version?