It is Sunday. It is the beginning of the new week. Since I’m not going to “work” right now, due to summer vacation, I’m struggling to keep track of days and days of the week. While I’m paying more attention to social media and Duranland, I’m still finding myself missing things or gliding over posts/tweets, etc. I’m distracted. I figured, then, that it might be good for me (and you!) to go through the past week and summarize the latest.
John Taylor responded to a news piece from ITN News in which they declared Redditch, an area very close to where John grew up, to be the least musical place in the UK. This did not sit well with our Mr. Taylor, who had recently met with local musicians there. Thus, he put together a “mixtape” of the music there to show ITN News that their research didn’t cut it. To read the full article and listen to the mixtape, go here.
The monthly collector corner’s was also posted. This month focused on sheet music and song books of various Duran singles and albums, the last of which featured music from Big Thing and Liberty. Very cool stuff! To read the full article, please go here.
From Duran’s Facebook and Twitter accounts:
While their social media asked people to raise their virtual hands if they owned a copy of A Diamond in the Mind on vinyl, to guess whose shoes matched band members for a Tweetsake, to watch a clip of Wild Boys from the 2012 Olympics as well as to visit some other links, including on from GoFugYourself.com about Simon, the post that got the most attention featured a couple of photos. If you missed these posts, the photos were from a photo shoot completed on June 26th.
Here is one from Duran’s facebook page! The other can be seen on their post from June 26.
From what I saw, this excited most fans! Who doesn’t love current pictures?! More importantly, the idea of a photo shoot got more than a few people’s minds wondering. What’s the photo shoot for? A magazine? A project? THE ALBUM?! Could it be a sign that the album is getting closer to being finished?!
Beyond the fan focused posts, there were a few posts about The Reflex. Why? Simple. It was 30 years ago on June 23rd that the song reached number one on the Billboard charts. The article on duranduran.com from Billboard can be found here. Like many other fans, on one hand, I cheered this moment!!! On the other hand, the fact that it was 30 years ago made me feel darn old!
I think that is about all the news for the week. Did I miss anything? What stood out the most to you???