Durantime 10.27.117October 27th, 2011
Though exhausted by a whirlwind trip to New York, full of surprises and good times with friends new and old, I feel that I must honor this important day with at least a short update. Happy birthday to our cherished front-man, Simon Le Bon. His birthday message to fans cuts straight to the heart, and even if Simon is not proud of himself, I hope that all of our undying love and support can fill at least some of that hole. We love you, Charlie.
The show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night was nothing short of magical. The band were full of energy and smiles, there were trousers tight and sparkly, and special guests (Ana Matronic and Mark Ronson) appeared onstage with all of the gossamer wonder of Glenda the Good Witch. I wouldn’t have clicked my heels for anything, and felt like I could have happily stayed in that moment for all of eternity.
Monday night was also nothing short of stellar, as Chekhov’s Wig, DJ Candy and Anthony DeVito gave it their all at the G!MME A WR!STBAND! party at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. It was an action-packed meetup for fans from around the world, and I’d like to give my heartfelt thanks and many more kisses to everyone who came out that night. Because of your generosity, G!MME A WR!STBAND! raised almost $500 for The Amy Winehouse Foundation, once again proving the positive power of Durandom.
It was a bittersweet night for Chekhov’s Wig and their always enthusiastic fans, as they bid adieu to the stage for the last time. This band is so damn talented, inspired and inspiring that I can only hope this is the first of many farewell shows. Crispin, Les, Mark and Carl… you are truly princes among men. Even Mr. Mishlove‘s depravity became almost endearing, and I’m not shy to admit that a few tears are falling as I watch the Chekhov’s Wig Farewell Video again.
Many thanks to to Patty Palazzo of Punk Masters, Julie Anne Rhodes of Jewels From the Roving Stove, Matthew Chojnacki of Put the Needle on the Record, M. Douglas of Something You Should Know, Kirk and Christian of Duran Duran to the Rock Hall of Fame, Andy Taylor, Chekhov’s Wig, DJ Candy and Anthony DeVito for donating their time, energy, and fantastic prizes to such a worthy cause.
New York, I really do love you… and hope we can freak out together again someday.
It wouldn’t be a Durantime post without a couple of juicy tidbits, so get this: Sean Drinkwater of Freezepop just posted a totally charming chat with Nick Rhodes and asked about John Taylor’s upcoming book. Nick replied, “… I guess eventually there will probably be a full set of books. I don’t know when I’ll be doing mine. I don’t know when Simon will be doing his but I imagine there will be a set, and that will give you all the different perspectives as to why Duran Duran is what it is.” OOOOH!
And I’m not sure if it’s premature to enter into this same speculation for the eightykajillionth time, but in their review of the Chicago gig, the uber-reliable Consequence of Sound busted out with the rumor that Duran Duran will be doing the theme for the next James Bond movie. The flick is set for release in October 2012 and said to to be called “Sky Fall.” Most media outlets have latched on to the rumor that Adele is a shoo-in the next Bond theme, but with Duran Duran pulling out all the stops lately it could just maybe totally happen. What do you think?
DD doing the next Bond?absolutely!would be very rewarding for their career!
Was so cool meeting you there Kitty
I’d heard it was Adele, but that was back just before she canceled her tour the first time, and since she’s still having troubles…I think anything can happen!!
Great update Kitty…this is where Daily Duranie comes for the news!!
I hope to collect all members’ biographies, sort of like my complete Bobbsey Twins book series.
Adele said she was doing it on British tv and that was after her throat problems, so I’d say it is highly unlikely that DD are doing it this time round.
It was such a cool night and I had such a great time. Glad to hear $500 was raised. WOW.
It was great to finally meet and talk to you face-to-face, rather than the Internet.
Hope it’s not the last time we get to do that.
DDTTRH appreciates everything you do and letting us be a part of that night.
Anthony was hysterical and Chekhov’s Wig ROCKED IT.
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