Lately, I have been back listening to Astronaut after several years. When I listen to songs like “Want You More” or even “Finest Hour” or maybe even “Astronaut” itself, I tend to think back on how much my thoughts on this band have changed since the release of the album. Back in 2004 when Astronaut… Continue reading This Band Was Perfect
Here’s a topic for you – how far are you willing to go to make sure Duran Duran stays on the charts? Let me back up a bit. Back in May, album pre-sales were announced for Future Past. We all bought what we wanted, and as each new single arrived, I’m sure there were additional… Continue reading How Far Will You Go?
When I started thinking about what to do with today’s blog post, I knew that I wanted it to be Future Past focused. After all, the album is too new to move on, in my opinion. But what to write about, specifically? I started thinking about the fact that this is Duran’s 15th album. What… Continue reading Future Past, Numbers, and Opinions
The baseball season ended this week. Now, I know that there are four teams still involved in the playoffs but, for me, for my family, it ended once our beloved Chicago White Sox was eliminated. The playoffs were a big deal for my family as everything from clothing choices to daily schedules to unplanned but… Continue reading Why Some and Not Others?
I haven’t been to a Duran Duran concert in two years. I realize that for many of you out there, that’s nothing. Some of you haven’t seen them in maybe six years, perhaps even more, so please don’t think I’m trying to make the point that I am somehow suffering. I can assure you, I’m… Continue reading Missing Post-Concert Let Down?
Expectations are future resentments. I am fairly certain that John Taylor did not coin that phrase, but I have to credit him anyway because I think the first place I read it was in his book, and if I’d read it before that, it certainly never stuck. It is a phrase that I’ve muttered to… Continue reading We Come Together
What a week! It appears that this week was a super busy and exciting one in Duranland! I wish that I could have been participating more but things are intensely busy and stressful for me right now. There are some big changes that I’m dealing with; some good, some not-so-good along with all of the… Continue reading September 2021 Katy Kafe with Roger
Normally, I don’t blog on Mondays, other than write my portion of the review for the upcoming week, and whatever other posts I want to compose ahead of time. Today, however, I’m making an exception because today marks another year for Daily Duranie. On this day eleven years ago, I wrote and published the first… Continue reading Eleven
I was wrong about something, and while I’m super depressed, I’m also willing to admit my mistake. For years now, I have chided the band for continuing to play show, after show, after show, filled with primarily “hits”, leaving little room for anything else. Decades have now drifted by, with barely space for three or… Continue reading I Get It
Is it better to have loved and lost than to have never loved? Are concerts anything like that?? I ask because, let’s face it, we went from going to shows and probably not thinking twice about them (even if we, admittedly, in hindsight see now that we should have been a tad more grateful and… Continue reading Loving (and Losing) Concerts Again