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In case you are seeing this blog and are wondering why it hasn’t been updated in a the past week or so – we’ve MOVED! We are at www.dailyduranie.com now, and this website here will no longer be updated, and will eventually be deleted.

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See you over at our new digs!!!
-A & R

Today in Duran History – The Electric Factory

On today’s date in 1997, Duran Duran played at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia.  This date was included on the Ultra Chrome Latex and Steel tour in support of the Pop Trash album.  Al’s Not Well was the opening band, and this concert was simulcast on the web.  I hear there might also be a bootleg of this show called Out of My Land out there somewhere….

-R

Today in Duran History – Serious

On today’s date in 1990, Serious peaked at number 48 on the charts in the UK.

I don’t care what Nick Rhodes says, Serious is yet another example of an underrated Duran Duran song.  I still love that opening groove. In fact, we’re gonna watch the video right now and celebrate right along with the Gum Chewing Controller.  (You’re welcome, Nicholas. Anytime!!)

Happy Monday!

-R

Question of the Day: Monday, November 17, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture S

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This Week in Duranland – November 10 to November 16, 2014

I figured that this week in Duranland might be kind of quiet since they had their big public appearances last week.  Yet, it turns out that the week was plenty busy!  Did you catch everything?  Did I?  Read on to find out!  As always, I checked their official website, their official fan community website and their social media.

“Soul Boys of the Western World”
John Taylor wrote a couple of short notes this week on the band’s official website.  The first note was about this documentary, which is about Spandau Ballet.  In the note, John raves about the documentary and encourages everyone to see it.  I would think that any Duran fan would be interested since they were their “rivals” of sorts and could enlighten people about the music and fashion of the early days of both bands in the UK.

Teenage Cancer Trust
The band did perform this week!  Many of us were wondering if there was a show somewhere as Simon had tweeted about Movember and about how he can’t have one on stage but can shave everything else after the 15th, which indicated that there was a show in the works.  While it wasn’t a public appearance, they played in London for a fundraiser.  I love that the band wants to give their time and energy to causes like this one.  Read John’s complete note about it and see a picture here.

November Katy Kafe!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who looks forward to these each and every month!  I, especially, can’t wait if it means getting a scoop and we definitely got one this month!  Rhonda covered it all in her post earlier in the week!

Kingdom!
The song by Charli XCX featuring Simon is out tomorrow!  What does everyone think of it?!  I have to admit that I’m pretty excited about being able to buy new music featuring anyone connected to Duran!

Unstaged
The live performance directed by David Lynch played yesterday in Portugal at a film festival.  Read about it here.

More Anniversaries!
This week saw the 7th anniversary for Red Carpet Massacre and the 30th anniversary of Arena that Rhonda discussed here!

2015 Calendar!!!
As Rhonda talked about here, the Duran Duran calendar for 2015 will be available on November 27th!  I have to admit that I’m looking forward to this one!

Okay, Duranies, what did I miss?!

-A

Today in Duran History – Barcelona 1988

On this date in 1988, Duran Duran played at Studio 54 in Barcelona, Spain.  This show was part of the Big Live Thing Tour.  In fact, it was the third show of the tour.  I don’t know about any of you, but when I think of the Big Thing Tour, I think of 1989.  I forget that there were shows in 1988 that were part of it.

Interestingly enough, I was able to find a setlist for this show!

God (London)
Big Thing
I Don’t Want Your Love
Hungry Like the Wolf
Do You Believe In Shame?
All She Wants Is
Planet Earth
This Is How a Road Gets Made
Winter Marches On
Palomino
Girls on Film
Notorious
Is There Something I Should Know?
Wild Boys
Drug
Save a Prayer
The Reflex
Rio
The Edge of America

Thoughts about the setlist?

-A

Question of the Day: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture E

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"Maybe you think you're above it, but baby we know that you love it." – Red Carpet Massacre