Happy Friday everyone! I’m looking forward to this weekend as I don’t have a lot on my plate so that I can just relax. After Thanksgiving, work is expected to get busy fast. That being said, it will not be the busiest I have ever been. No, when I think about times that I was… Continue reading Flashback Friday: Book Signing
What a week! #Duranlive taking place for the first time in two years, hometown gigs, a Covid-rescheduled festival, and even another dedicated show happening! It’s good to see some sort of normalcy. As always, we like taking a look at what else they’ve done over the years. Let’s check it out! September 19 Filmed part… Continue reading This Week in DD History: Sept 19-25, 2021
Historians, including history teachers, talk about turning points. These are moments that historians argue change the course of history. In some cases, maybe they lead to horrible results like a war or, perhaps, they stop something terrible from occurring. Why do I mention all of this is a blog about being a fan of a… Continue reading Duran Duran’s Turning Points
Recently, the memory of the 2009 show at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa (at the OC Fairgrounds) came up on my calendar. I was there that night with Amanda. If my memory serves correctly, we had met up in Las Vegas and it was one of those times that just worked out brilliantly. I… Continue reading Is He Having a Seizure?
This week, we’re listening to Buried in the Sand, track number eight off of Medazzaland. The song was written by Duran Duran and produced by TV Mania, and seems to be about John Taylor’s exit from the band. There was once an Ask Katy about this song, or rather, the whispers at the beginning of… Continue reading Buried in the Sand
Originally titled, “Butt Naked” and featuring John Taylor on vocals for the demo before he left Duran Duran, ”Be My Icon” underwent a significant lyrical rewrite after John left, before appearing on the Medazzaland album. Many demos have encountered similar evolutions before the finished version, but few may be as well known amongst fans as… Continue reading Be My Icon
The other day I checked out a podcast posted by Duran Duran’s twitter entitled “For Your Ears Only” about film and television music. In this particular episode, John Taylor was featured as he described his favorites from the James Bond franchise. I found it a fun listen even though I cannot say I’m a huge… Continue reading Flashback Friday: John Taylor’s Socks
It is starting to feel a little like spring around my neck of the woods. We have finally gotten above freezing and the big piles of snow are finally melting. This tells me that March is here! I know many are looking forward to warmer temperatures and more sun. Does this beginning of seasonal change… Continue reading The Week in DD History: February 28 to March 6
Hey everybody, it’s Thursday, which means it’s time for My Own Way! Today’s blog is brought to you by way of YouTube, which means that yes, I did another video blog! In this blog, I talk about Instagram with Nick, YouTube chat with John, and, of course, that brand-spanking new video for “Five Years”…but I… Continue reading Let’s talk about that brand new video for “Five Years”!
I’m not sure how exactly to describe this week’s Vodka Friday. We discussed some key pieces of information from the latest Katy Kafe and the news that John shared on there, including the album release dates (or lack thereof), anthologies and more. This leads to a bigger discussion about the connection the band has or… Continue reading Vodka Friday: Duran, Their Perception of Fans and the Latest Katy Kafe