Tag Archives: Friends of Mine

Question of the Day: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Yesterday’s winner:  Friends of Mine

Which song do you like better:  Hold Me or I Don’t Want Your Love?

Question of the Day: Friday, March 24, 2017

Yesterday’s winner:  (I’m Looking for) Cracks in the Pavement

Which song do you like better:  Do You Believe in Shame or Friends of Mine?

I Want Your Attention: Duran Songs for Friend

Last weekend, I spent about 30 hours in a  car with three of my colleagues and friends as we traveled to and from Washington D.C. for the Women’s March.  During the drive, two of us provided the music, the soundtrack for the trip.  While I had compiled playlists of social justice songs and songs about women and women’s power, I also played some of my favorite songs.  During a long stretch of horrible fog, my friend turned to me and said, “I like many of the Duran Duran songs I have heard but I just don’t know them that well.”  She went on to say that she likes Hungry Like the Wolf and Come Undone.  Ignoring those specific songs, my brain started reeling.  Which songs should I play for her, I wondered.

Before I started picking out Duran tunes, I looked to her music collection.  She had lots of Madonna, for example, especially 80s Madonna.  The Cure took up space in her collection.  Besides that, she had a lot of 90s music on there from the Verve Pipe to Oasis, which makes sense since she is about 10 years younger than me.  I took these songs to mean that she likes pop but the fact that she had a lot of the Cure makes me think that she would be open to some darker, more obscure Duran.  Here is what I came up with to play for her divided into pop and dark.

Pop:

Since she clearly knows some classics, I thought I would skip more of the obvious ones like Rio.

Hold Back the Rain:

New Moon on Monday:

I Don’t Want Your Love:

Sunrise:

All You Need Is Now:

What do you think of those choices?  I wanted feel good songs but also wanted to showcase the fact that all Duran, even those feel good songs, have substance behind them.

Darker Duran:

Before the Rain:

Out of my Mind:

Friends of Mine:

Secret Oktober:

The Chauffeur:

What did I miss?  What else should I include?

-A

Question of the Day: Monday, October 17, 2016

Yesterday’s winner:  The Chauffeur

Which song would you rather have ADDED to the setlist:  Friends of Mine or Last Chance on the Stairway?

Question of the Day: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Yesterday’s winner:  Friends of Mine

Which song would you rather have ADDED to the setlist:  Is There Something I Should Know or Last Chance on the Stairway?

Question of the Day: Friday, October 7, 2016

Yesterday’s winner:  Face for Today

Which song would you rather have ADDED to the setlist:  Friends of Mine or Girl Panic?

Question of the Day: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Yesterday’s winner:  Friends of Mine

Which song would you rather have ADDED to the setlist:  Girl Panic or I Believe/All I Need to Know?

Question of the Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Yesterday’s winner:  Face for Today

Which song would you rather have ADDED to the setlist:  Faster Than Light or Friends of Mine?

Question of the Day: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Track Listing So Far:

  1. Rio
  2. Planet Earth
  3. Lonely in Your Nightmare
  4. Careless Memories
  5. Hold Back the Rain
  6. New Religion
  7. Last Chance on the Stairway

The first time we asked about favorite 8th track, the winner was Friends of Mine.  Yesterday, the winner was Save a Prayer.  Therefore, let’s put those two against each other! Which song do you like better?

Countdown to Paper Gods – Ten!!!

TEN DAYS (and I mean it this time!)

We are really and truly almost to the glorious end of this seemingly never-ending wait, people!!!  In ten days, we will all be clamoring around our respective CD players, computers, phones, car stereos, etc and listening to an entire album filled with brand new Duran Duran music. Can you believe it?!?

Personally, I am chomping at the bit to discuss the album, gain insights from others, contemplate lyrics and marvel at the band’s career. I’m looking forward to reading and hearing what everyone thinks of the new music, and naturally – I’m very excited about the upcoming shows and tour, too!

Until then, Amanda and I have daily delights for anxious fans to partake in order to pass the time, and today we suggest watching videos!!

Rather than posting every video the band has done here or assuming everybody has that kind of time, I suggest watching your favorites from within each era, so that’s what I have done here for your viewing enjoyment!
Note that these are not necessarily my favorite…but I chose them purely based on what I wanted to watch today!

Happy watching!!  Only ten more days to go!!

-R