Winter Is Marching On…

I have had about 5 different ideas about what to blog about today.  A couple of those ideas are good ones that I might address this weekend or next, but I couldn’t approach those today.  They are too much, too serious.  Another idea focused on how crappy January has been and how I’m so glad that January is finally coming to an end but no one wants to hear me complain.  Thus, I had to come up with a completely different idea.  I realized one big thing tonight after finding out that my dental “insurance” sucks beyond belief, which is that I could go on and on and complain, fret about my lack of future touring money or I could fight.  Now, I can’t fight my bills (at least not directly) but I can and should fight other aspects of my life.  In order to do that, I need some motivation, some inspiration.  Then, it dawned on me.  Music can do that.  It can provide some motivation and some inspiration.  Maybe, others also need some feisty Duran in their lives on this final day of January.  Therefore, I decided to pick out some great Duran clips to watch to do just that–to get us to fight, to get us motivated, to get us feeling feisty.  Here are the clips that I came up with:

Wild Boys seemed fitting.  While I love the way they have been doing this song, this intro is still dang cool.

What else says feisty to me?  How about when Duran discusses the world?  I like how they do it.  A couple of good examples.

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Finest Hour.  I definitely understand the feeling of taking back and fighting for what I believe.  I’m right there, right now.

What about how they deal with the less-than-fun aspects to their careers?  Here is Notorious and their response to their critics in the  media (at least that is what I have always heard that  this song was about).

So, fellow Duranies, what am I forgetting?  What songs should I have included?  Any interviews that you want to post that fits the bill?  I know that I still need more to keep my new focus going.

-A

4 thoughts on “Winter Is Marching On…”

  1. I enjoyed the most the Wild Boys clip of the ones you uploaded….
    Although Steve Ferrone and Warren were stylistically light years away from the drums and the guitars originally recorded for Wild Boys, I loved and still love that so far every new musician could put his ego as a contribution to the band’s music.
    Girl Panic is a party song, isn’t it?

  2. I have so many responses to that Wild Boys clip that I don’t know where to start first. I’ll just say (1) The ’90s fashion were horrible, horrible for our boys. (2) Whoever edited that video did a poor job because JT’s shirt changes were rather distracting! (3) I had never seen it, so thank you for sharing it!

    1. Yeah, that clip was from the 1987 Strange Behaviour tour, I believe. The poor editing is actually on the official DVD of “Working for the Skin Trade”. Crazy, huh? Happy to share. 🙂

      -A

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