Duranalysis: Sing Blue Silver, Part Two

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DKoren said…
This latest two-part Duranalysis totally made my day!! I haven't watched Sing Blue Silver since back in the day, but I remember chunks of it, and now I clearly need to watch it again. As usual, your descriptions are priceless and I laughed out loud a bunch of time. I particularly like the Andy mesmerized by the FBI line. And lovely screencaps too!

I was thinking of you! My sister and I went and saw them a few weeks back when they played in LA, and Nick came out in this leopard patterned jacket with this black tie/bow thing around his neck... and he rocked it, as only Nick can. Anyone else would look like a complete fool. Anyone but Nick. I wished you'd been there with us! My appreciation for Nick has definitely gone even higher after reading your Duranalysis posts! My appreciation for Andy has gone way up too since reading his book and following his posts on his journal, which are just wonderful. I mean, Andy talking about how to have a bbq on a budget?? Awesome.

Loved this!
Morgan Richter said…
Oh, cool -- DKoren, thanks to you, I just found Andy's journal. I was unaware it existed! This is going to be good. And he's even on Twitter!

Very cool that you saw them in L.A! My sister and I are seeing them next week at Madison Square Garden. Can't wait. I've seen photos of Nick's Very Special leopard jacket. Yes, only Nick could pull that off. Only Nick would even try. Nick is a strange, magical creature, not bound by the rules of mere humans.
DKoren said…
Woo! Have fun at the concert next week! Andy's journal and whole webpage in general is quite fun. He's got a lot of things up there. I really do love his journal entries though. He's a good writer, and I love the way he puts things.

Did you hear John Taylor's autobiography comes out next year? Now that ought to be quite interesting!
Morgan Richter said…
My hopes are high for John's autobiography. He comes across these days, in interviews and on Twitter, as very smart and introspective (as opposed to the early 1980s, where he seemed like this fragile, loopy disaster waiting to happen). If he's as funny and self-aware in his autobiography as he is in interviews, it might be very, very interesting.
details-later said…
"I learned… to use my instrument"
"There's nothing coming out… but it's very wet!"
"The agile brain of Nick Rhodes! At work!"
"Just because it's Russian!"
"We'll have to spend more time in nightclubs! Yes — that's the answer!"

Heee! After wearing out the Duran Duran video album on an almost-continous loop in 1984, my childhood friends and I turned our attention to Sing Blue Silver and the verification that Duran Duran was just the coolest band ever, and cemented why I was going to be an Andy girl forever!

As you can see, my friends and I could mine instant, random laughter just by uttering select quotes from Sing Blue Silver — and I obviously can still recite from the top of my head many years later! (I hope they're correct, actually!)

@DKoren: Had no idea Andy Taylor kept up his journal and is now on Twitter. I guess I picked the wrong day to quit the Internet (™the air traffic controller in Airplane!)

Anyway, thanks Morgan, for returning the DD glory back to Preppies of the Apocalypse!

PS. Should I be grateful there is no mention of Spy Matthews?
Morgan Richter said…
Oh, lordy, Sing Blue Silver is endlessly quotable. Simon's quip about "the agile brain of Nick Rhodes" never fails to crack me up. And Nick's whole "Terrible. Horrible. Vile!" rant about the lighting is a thing of joy.

Heh. Yes. Draw your own conclusions about my complete exclusion of Spy Matthews.

The discovery of Andy's Twitter account, which is every bit as gonzo as one would hope, is pretty much the best thing to happen to me this week (and I found this tweet oddly touching).
Cheryl Kraynak said…
OOhh, John's book is really in the works? I'd like to see a book comprised simply of Simon LeBon-isms. Those from video/interviews and from Twitter. Wouldn't it be cool to have him as a dad?

Thanks for getting back to Duranalysis one last time this year.
Morgan Richter said…
Cheryl, John's book is definitely real (and almost certain to be awesome). Press release here. Can't wait. Here's hoping Nick and Simon follow suit...

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