You all can file this under the heading, “Things I would love to ask the band if given the chance”. It is true, I have questions that, if I were ever sitting down with any of them and knew I’d get a REAL answer for (not the pat, politically correct answer I’m sure they reserve for interviews and things), I’d ask. Here are a couple:
1. Is there a song that you’re sick to death of playing live?
I’m pretty sure that they’d never answer that question honestly. To begin with, it’s likely “bad form”, and they don’t want to offend anyone by mentioning one song or another. On the other hand, they did write all (most) of the songs they play live – and I suppose in that respect, they’re like children in some way – so it feels wrong to love one more than another, perhaps. Even so, I just have to think in some far corner of their mind, there’s at least one song that they’d like to forget for an extended period.
2. What is your least favorite Duran Duran song?
This is a far different question from the first one, because you can like a song and just be tired of playing it. I’m literally asking – what song do you really just not like? I’m sure there’s got to be one out there, don’t you think??
3. What producer have you least enjoyed working with?
Again, I think that the band can come up with some very lovely sentiments about every single producer they’ve had – but can they be honest and tell me who was really just hard to work with? Who did they clash with maybe on a personal level? I’m sure it’s a tough question and not one they’d want “out there” – which is why I wouldn’t really expect that they’d ever answer, but hey – it’s my blog. 😀
4. What is your least favorite place to go on tour?
Listen, I’m pretty sure Los Angeles has to be near if not at the top of their list in most cases (John aside, of course) but I am curious. They’ve been many more places in the world than I, so I’m wondering where has been the least liked!
5. I’ve seen where a fan will bring up something about the fan community and the response from anyone in the band is typically “We don’t get involved in fan community things.” Why is that?
Is the band really not interested? I wonder this because as many fans mention to me in response to many of my posts, fans are what keep the band “in business”. We buy the product. Why on earth wouldn’t the band be interested in what their customers do, or events that the customers plan? Perhaps that’s not what is meant – I suspect they mean that they don’t want to be involved in the drama, and that I completely understand. That’s why I’d ask the question though – to set that record straight.
What are some things that you’d ask the band if you were given the chance and knew they’d give a real, straight answer?