After months of asking people to choose favorite pictures of individual band members in our daily questions, we have finally chosen a favorite picture for each former and current member. We wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t then ask people to then choose between those favorites! Now, of course, we aren’t really asking people to choose between the band members but between the selected favorite photos of individual band members. As soon as I posted the very first poll, a response came through calling it “stupid”. As always, if people don’t like what they do, they are welcome to not participate or start their own blog to do what they want.
It amazes me that these picture polls have gotten so much attention after months of being asked. In fact, yesterday’s question that asked people to choose between the pictures of Simon and John resulted in a ton of views! A ton! We had more page views yesterday than we had one the days that Rhonda covered the highlights of the Katy Kafes. What is that about exactly? Now, obviously, I think these polls are fun and I enjoy seeing the results but are they more interesting or important than what might be happening with the album, with the music? Based on our page views, it seems like many fans think so. Perhaps, though, there were other factors like the holidays that affected people’s ability or chance to read the blog. Thus, maybe, these page views aren’t indicative of the fans’ focus on image and looks over music.
To that end, after the individual band member pictures, we will pause on the images and focus on the music. (Don’t worry, we will do group pictures later.) In order to focus on the music, we, the fans, will create the ultimate Duran Duran album by deciding the best first track ever made, the best second track ever made, the best third track ever made, etc. We will start by asking about all of the first tracks on albums until we get the favorite first track in the same method we always do the daily questions. Then, we will start on the second track, etc. Obviously, not all albums have the same number of tracks but that just means that there will be less songs to ask about for that track number. All studio albums will be included, including Thank You, but greatest hits albums and live albums will be excluded.
I am looking forward to seeing what the fan community comes up with as the best album possible! I’m also hoping that the song questions are just as popular, if not more popular than the pictures. After all, we all love the band because of their music, right?