It is Sunday! That means that it is time for me to summarize the past week in Duranland. What happened this week that you (or me!) might have missed? What do we have to look forward to in the weeks to come?
Nick as Curator
According to the press release on duranduran.com, Nick acted as curator for a set of artwork for the Parisian Galerie 1900-2000. This is for the upcoming Frieze Masters art fair that will take place from October 15th to October 19th in London. I wish that I was in London to be able to attend this fair myself, especially as Nick pointed out that this Galerie had a tremendous collection of Dada and Surrealist art!
It seems like there is more news about Unstaged each and every week! Now, the big news is not only will it be available On Demand in the US and Canada but it will also be available for download and rental on the same day (October 14th)! The press release has a list of where you can rent, download or watch via On Demand. Likewise, the same press release said that there will be news coming about international air dates and DVD releases.
This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of Astronaut. TEN YEARS!?! I can’t believe it. To me, it feels like it was just yesterday when it was released. Roger wrote a very nice piece about his remembrances from the reunion and from making Astronaut. It is definitely worth a read. The best line, in my opinion, is the last line about how it worked for a period of time. It definitely did!
Pictures from Duran Duran’s Facebook page–Simon from a recent photo shoot and John in the studio!
Nick Rhodes & Lori Majewski
This week, Nick was interviewed along with Mad World author, Lori Majewski on the Robert Elms show on BBC London. Rhonda covered this interview well on this blog post.
Simon, Lorde and Hunger Games
Like the Nick and Lori interview, Rhonda covered this here and gave all the details! To summarize, Lorde picked Simon for the next Hunger Games Soundtrack!
What did I miss? While I might have missed some stories on the Duran front, I will tell you what I definitely miss. I miss seeing the band. I miss going on tour. I miss Duran shows. I miss my friends. These news tidbits are good but I want more. Am I the only one?