Vodka Friday: We Talk My Own Way

For this Vodka Friday, we thought we would do something a smidge different. Instead of just talking about a random subject, we decided to be a bit more focused on Duran. So this time, we watched the video for My Own Way and gave our opinion about it. Do we love it? Do we hate it? Did we offer oodles of praise? Did we make fun of it? Watch and find out (and ignore the bad editing job!).


By Daily Duranie

Once upon a time, there were two Duran Duran fans. One named Amanda, the other named Rhonda. Over many vodka tonics, they would laugh about the idea of one day writing a book about their fan experiences. While that manuscript is still being composed...Rhonda thought they should write a blog. (What was she THINKING?!) Lo and behold: The Daily Duranie was born.


  1. My comments about this video is very simple: They were pushed to create videos to almost all their songs and it had to be fast so they just put them playing instruments in a room and change their wardrobe and hop there, you go another video to be shown to promote the album. If you look at all their videos that were not done for Singles per say, they are all lacking of originality but that again, that is just me. Also I would love if you guys talked about the video Save a Prayer because from what I heard, the lyrics are meaning one thing that has nothing to do with the visual of the video….. should be interesting….. Cheers girls !

  2. I would like it to hear your comments while the video is playing on the screen. If the music makes your comments inaudible, just turn the sound of the video (the music) off. The comments are about the visuals anyway.
    As for this video: I like the Spanish vibe, although there is no Spanish connection in the lyrics of the song as far as I know. So I don’t know where the idea came from. Maybe from the synth-strings, they sound a bit like Baccara in the late 70’s. The visuals from Russell Mulcahy (e.g. the diagonal cuts) are very Duran and in line with their artwork at the time. Instantly recognizable as Duran Duran. It is low budget, but I like it. And the energy and star power of Simon is amazing in this video i.m.o.
    Cringe moment: Simon roaring on the floor. LOL.

    1. I wish we could have shared our commentary while the video was playing. Unfortunately, we don’t own it so we could not show it in that way.

      You are right about the Spanish vibe. I wish we had an insight as to why they went with that feel. -A

  3. wonder how the other reaction videos are being done? they show the video on a corner while they react and sometimes even pause when they want to discuss something in detail. is there a copyright infringement on that? thanks.

    1. Technically, if a reaction video shows another video that has been copyrighted in it, then yes – it’s infringement. Even dancers, when they are using a song by another artist in order to perform choreography they’ve designed, are technically infringing. Normally, they note that they are not claiming copyright, but merely using the song to demonstrate choreography. I am going to look into this more to see if there’s not some way around it. I doubt it, but I’m going to try. I think in our case, we were just caught, and others may not be. -R

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