This Week in Duranland – October 27, 2014 to November 2, 2014

It is Sunday and time to summarize the past week in Duranland.  As always, I will pull together information from duranduran.com, duranduranmusic.com and Duran’s and the members’ various social media.

Simon’s Birthday
Monday was Simon’s birthday!  As always, he had a message for everyone in response to all of the birthday wishes.  Did you check it out?  Did you also check out his birthday playlist on Second Life?  What did you think of his choices?

Nick’s Frieze Collection
Like art?  We certainly do and were excited to see some photos from the collection that Nick curated for the Galerie 1900-2000 at Frieze Masters on duranduran.com.

Austin
I’m sure, by now, each and every one of you are aware that Duran played in Austin last night as part of the Formula1 Fan Fest.  Social networking sites have been plastered with pictures and videos of their performance.  What does this say to me?  It is really very, very simple.  We are dying for #duranlive.  If this is how the fan base, both in person and not in person, react to one show, imagine how it would be for a few shows, a mini-tour, or a full-blown tour?!  Anyway, from everything I have seen, the show was a success and the band sounded and looked fabulous!  Seriously, I could spend all day just looking at the pictures and watching the videos posted both by Duran Duran, by fans in attendance or by fans sharing what they have found online.

Here is the setlist that Duran Duran posted:
Austin setlist 14I was surprised to see Psycho Killer on the setlist.  While it is nothing unusual for Duran to throw in a brief cover, this is a new one.  I will be on the lookout for video of that one.  How well did Duran cover Talking Heads?  Did it blend well with Girls on Film?

Now, readers, I encourage you to post the best pictures and videos here! Let’s see the best that is out there!!!

Russell Mulcahy
I love to see Russell Mulcahy get the credit he deserves for being a fabulous music video director.  Billboard.com discussed how important he was to the medium this past week, which you can read here.

1984
Billboard was busy this week!  On top of discussing Russell Mulcahy, they also published the Top 10 Pop Albums of 1984.  Can you guess what made the list and where?!  Check it out!

WIRED Magazine
Nick will be in the December issue of WIRED magazine.  He will be discussing GENEU.  It should be an interesting read!

Rehearsal Pictures
Who doesn’t like to see pictures of Duran Duran rehearsing?  Who doesn’t like seeing new pictures of the band?  I think many fans get particularly excited about seeing pictures when the band has been away from the spotlight.  It reassures all of us that they are alive and well.  Plus, I’m sure that it worked to get everyone excited for that show in Austin!  Check out the latest in dd. com’s gallery!  While you are visiting, check out how the gallery is organized now.  I like the changes!

Alright, Duranies, what did I miss?!

-A

4 thoughts on “This Week in Duranland – October 27, 2014 to November 2, 2014”

  1. If anyone has video of Girls on Film with Psycho Killer…I NEED THIS. Yes, NEED…..

    thankyouverymuch.

    Loved seeing pics of the band on stage. Once again, I miss them. I wish they’d play again sooner rather than later. It pains me to think it could be another year without a single DD show….

    Alas…

    -R

  2. Faby posted the video on her facebook – I just watched it. The songs blended brilliantly!

    thanks for posting the links – I tried to listen to Simon earlier in the week but Soundcloud crashed on my phone and I forgot, so I have now listened thanks to you! I also didn’t know about the Second Life playlist app thingy on Facebook. Currently listening to the SOS Band – love that song! Any idea how to get the full tracklisting without waiting for them to play out?

    cheers!

    1. I found the video that Faby posted – I liked it, it was a good change, although I must admit that I like Relax a little better, but it’s not like they can play that forever, so this is good too.

      I also didn’t know about the Second Life playlist thing on FB until earlier, and I have no idea how to just see the track listing. If you find out, let me know! -R

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