Yesterday’s winner: Picture WWW
Today I have a Duran history tidbit that is finger licking good!! (shout out to my pal Krista…this one is for YOU, my friend!)
On this date in 1993, Come Undone reached it’s peak of #13 on the UK charts. Anyone know where it peaked in the US or elsewhere?? Go ahead and chime in with comments!
A fan favorite, it is done live fairly often (like almost all the time) on tour…it is one of Amanda’s least favorite songs ever, and Rhonda likes it, sans the aforementioned finger licking. (Avert the eyes! Avert the eyes!) Ah, we joke, we kid, we even tease…but we love.
Alright all of you 2005 Astronaut tour-goers, this one is for you!!
On this date in 2005, Duran Duran played at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA! Who was there??
On another fun, yet entirely random note, I had a dream last night. It is very rare that I’ll dream about Duran Duran (because let’s face it – that’s a sign that it’s time for a vacation.), but last night it happened. I don’t know where I was or why I was there, but I was speaking with a woman who had short blonde hair. She was thin, a little older than me, and spoke with a friendly, but clipped English accent (very similar to that of my mother-in-law, oddly enough). I didn’t recognize this person, but in my dream I knew who she was and that she was to be trusted. (dreams are so bizarre sometimes) For some reason I was telling her that we still (I’m assuming I must have been talking about Daily Duranie) get questions all the time about Dom and whether or not he’s touring with the band. For some reason it must have been quite a while since any of us had seen him with the band. (Probably because it HAS BEEN…) The lady turned towards me and I noticed she was stacking Dom’s CDs on a folding table in front of us, and she said “Yes, but he won’t be touring with the band. He’s going north…and then on to Italy.” Italy?!? Admittedly geography is not my best subject, but Italy is definitely not north of the UK on the world maps I’ve seen lately! I must have given her an odd look because she followed that sentence up with “You know he’s going to start playing oboe, right?” <insert completely blank look here>
I remember going through the seven stages of grief right then in my dream, as I thought about how I was going to handle this information going forward, and then I woke up very confused. What was that about?!
Oboe??? Interesting choice.
I need a vacation. 😀
On this date in 1993, Duran Duran played at Hiltonia Beach Arena in Dubai. Were you there?
I wish I had more to add to this one, but I just don’t…maybe one of you has a story to add!
Attention vinyl addicts!!! Today Duran Duran announced that they will be releasing their first live album on vinyl in more than a decade. This is a limited edition, double album with a diamond-dust, screen printed gatefold sleeve. The original press release can be found on duranduran.com, but I want to include Nick’s comments regarding the actual diamond-dust found on the cover.
“Since the title is ‘A Diamond in the Mind’, when it came time for the packaging design, it occurred to me that we should use some real diamond dust on our cover artwork. I really wasn’t sure I would get away with my request, but working with the incomparable Vinyl Factory to produce this special edition, they rose to the challenge, called their local diamond dealer and voila! We have that extra little sparkle that certainly brightened my day, when I first saw the artwork proofs.”
There will be 2000 copies available, ready for pre-order from The Vinyl Factory. (link goes to order page)
Vinyl Track Listing
Before The Rain
View To A Kill
All You Need Is Now
Blame The Machines
Is There Something I Should Know
Hungry Like The Wolf
Think back to 1987…what were YOU doing on April 7th??
If you’re anything like me, you’re saying “I have no idea”. However, I can tell you that at this point in 1987, I was a junior in high school and was 16 years old. I drove a Suzuki Samurai soft top that was probably “death on wheels” back then (somehow I survived and never once came close to tipping it over). At this point in the school year, I would imagine I was getting close to finding my prom dress (I wore this incredibly large white dress – no, it didn’t really look like a wedding dress but it WAS big), and starting to think about college more seriously. What’s really funny (to me) about this scenario is that my daughter is a junior in high school now, she’s starting to look at prom dresses, and yes…I’m forcing her to start really thinking about college. Good times!
All of that aside, I can tell you that on this date in 1987, Duran Duran played at Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. Were any of you there??