The other day, I started to think about how Future Past will be judged in a year, in 5 years, in 10 years, etc. Of course, you can ponder this question based solely on the music, lyrics, vocals, etc. You might be able to determine it by examining commercial success in terms of chart positions… Continue reading Context Matters: Duran’s Recent Album Cycles
Ever since I was a kid, I have been drawn to songs’ lyrics. If a song contained lines that described something that I connected to deeply, it was much more likely to be an important song for me. When a song could articulate something about me or something I was going through, it becomes a… Continue reading If All We Are Is Memory
I feel as though the past week has been a whirlwind, and I’m not even in the band! Each day has a variety: things to watch, articles to read, new music, and chart news I couldn’t have even imagined. Like many of you have mentioned, it has been difficult to keep up – a very… Continue reading Plastic Paradise
Just a little before the album drops worldwide, Jason and I recorded our review of Future Past for The Encores Club. Rarely do we take an album track-by-track and review it, but today we felt that Duran Duran’s newest album was worthy of the time and effort, so we’re sharing it on Daily Duranie as… Continue reading Encores Club Review of Future Past
This blog post is not my normal blog posts. It will be more personal than I usually write. I hope that you bear with me. This year has been the most difficult one of my entire life. I have frequently said that this year was the perfect storm when a lot came crashing my way.… Continue reading Trading Shelter for Danger
It has been quite some time since we had a proper Fan-of-the-Month here at Daily Duranie. This month though, we have quite the treat! Shari B. Ellis, creator of the video “Sh*t that Duran Duran Fans Say” is with us…and boy has she ever been working hard, but I’ll let her tell that story! We… Continue reading Fan of the Month Q&A with Shari B. Ellis
Here is another take on last week’s shows! -R By Dee R. On Thursday August 19th 2021, my friend Jane and I met for the first time since Christmas 2019. As we stood on a busy street, saying our goodbyes after spending an afternoon catching up, we discussed what we would like to happen with Duran… Continue reading Night and Day United
By Dee Cooke While the Duran gig on Tuesday 14th September was more fabulous than I could ever have expected, I had a very good reason for being unable to stick around for the second night – I already had tickets for another exciting show! I made a quick train journey from Birmingham back home to… Continue reading Andy Taylor Comes Home!
By Dee Cooke This wasn’t meant to be my first ever Duran Duran gig… but I’m so glad that it was! I was originally meant to see Duran live for the first time in Dublin in June 2020, and then again a month later in Hyde Park. However, those shows were of course postponed to 2021,… Continue reading The Perfect First Duran Duran Experience
By Nick Thompson Let’s set the scene: a Tuesday evening in a run down area one mile out of the Birmingham city centre. A venue capacity of 2500 people, with a full-queue around the block of an old converted church and assembly hall to see Duran play live for the first time in five years.… Continue reading Changed Honeymoon Plans Create More Joy!