As a massive fan of the Notorious era, last week’s resurrection of “Skin Trade” had me feeling chills thanks to fans sharing their concert clips. So, this week, I’m sharing this Notorious piece I wrote a few years back. Velvet Rebel In 2010, Pitchfork contributor Tom Ewing helped define the concept of imperial phases as… Continue reading Working For the Skin Trade: Post-Imperial Funk
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
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
Summer is coming to a quick close this week in our house as we round out the break in time for school registration! Where did all of those lazy summer days go?! Meanwhile, it is a week of show memories for Daily Duranie, as we think back on the tour of 2016!! July 25 Girls… Continue reading This Week in DD History: July 25 – 31, 2021
By Jason Lent Another Live Aid approaches and, as always, a few will people have their annual chuckle about Simon LeBon missing a note during Duran Duran’s indifferent performance on the momentous day. For me, Live Aid arrived only four days after my first rock-n-roll concert and my ears were still ringing. As much as… Continue reading Still In My Heart: Remembering Live Aid & The Power Station
The end of April is upon us! As I’m sure you are well-aware, this week showcases a very special birthday. What else took place this week in Duran Duran’s legendary career? Let’s take a look! April 25: Duran Duran played at Queen’s Hall in Leeds in 1987. This was part of the Strange Behaviour Tour.… Continue reading The Week in DD History: April 25 to May 1
Anybody need any highlights from Roger’s visit in the Kafe this month? I’ve got them for you right here…and if you listen, you might just learn a little bit about an item straight from my own bucket list! Enjoy! -R
Sticks Okay, so if you got me into a dark corner of a bar and supplied me with a vodka tonic or two, I’d probably admit that the one memorabilia item I don’t have but would really LOVE, is just one of Roger’s drumsticks. Whoops. Turns out I don’t need a vodka tonic at all… Continue reading Sticks and Picks
Before visiting England last week, I made several mental notes of Duran Duran historical sites to visit (ok, I made an entire Google map of places). I assumed Nick, and perhaps Simon, would be in town and I fancied I’d bump into them if I walked around enough. Turns out, London is a large city… Continue reading Boy Panic!
Throughout the last ten years of writing and keeping up this blog, we have praised the band, at times, and criticized, at other times. Each and every post, though, has contained love, even if sometimes it is hard to see. We would not keep up this blog if we didn’t love the band and if… Continue reading Vodka Friday: A Special Thank You!