Saturday, October 01, 2005

Maybe, It's Better To Sing In The Car

Feel free to officially call or visit Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong today and wake him up.

Today at the big green building we had many celebrities that are performing a benefit concert (Celine Dion, Usher, Mary J. Blige, the Eagles and Duran Duran.) I personally hold Duran Duran's first album (which is very underrated) responsible for my music development. So, I had one of their songs in my head and spent some time singing one of the album tracks, "Night Boat." Anyhow, I turned a corner heading back to the office and was still singing as I passed John Taylor. Eye contact was made but we kept walking by each other. A very weird moment, indeed.

I was given tickets to see the show a little bit later on today but I had plans to go to a wedding with my father and work 5 am to 1 pm tomorrow (so I'll be sleeping.) Gave the tickets to my little brother Michael who is in town from L.A. I then got home and thought about what I'd have to wear to the wedding. Sports coat is M.I.A. and really lacking clothes that would work well in a formal environment. So, I called Dad and let him know that I'm not going to the wedding. Heck, by the time I drove back, I really wouldn't have much time to sleep so it's probably better off this way. September really has ended.

13 comments:

Queen of Ass said...

I firmly believe it IS a rule to sing in the car, even when you can't anywhere else. I'm sure it's written in like....the Bible, or something. Something discussed at the last supper, or maybe even the 11th commandment. I'm just SURE it's in there somewhere!

Teri said...

I grew up on Duran Duran as well. In Jr. High (because that is what they called it when I went)I was totally in love with John Taylor.

Bar Bar A said...

Just got off the phone with Billie Joe, what a great guy he is! FYI I linked you to Layla's Classic Rock just now...hope that's cool with you.

RT said...

I started to teaze you about Duran Duran, but then, I was in luvvv with Men at Work. So who am I to talk? :o)

I can't believe you blew off the wedding because you didn't have anything to wear... I thought only us girls did that.

LoraLoo said...

Before I visited here this a.m., I posted how pissed I am that I didn't know DD was performing last night. Argh. I've never seen them with all 5 members live... they were missing Roger when I FINALLY got to see them here in the early 90's.

The "Night Boat" video is the weirdest thing they ever did. Creepy! Regardless, GREAT song from the 1st album. I can't believe I actually have that on vinyl.

BeckEye said...

You saw John Taylor!?!?! Oh Lord. Like Teri, I was totally in love with him. I went through my Simon phase and my Nick phase, but finally picked John and stuck with him. And my, he's aged so well.

I love that "Nightboat" video. I've been wanting to get that video collection VHS or DVD of theirs. I remember renting it when I was younger and watching it at my sister's because we didn't have a VCR yet. I must've watched it 50 times before returning it. Same with "Sing Blue Silver".

Fred said...

I've always like Duran Duran. Since I'm pretty much an 80s fan, I get to hear them a lot on the 80s radio station I listen to.

LOL on the wedding.

Miss Hobby said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one gushing after reading this post. Oh, to be that close to John Taylor *sigh*. I'm 34 yrs old and moved into this house two years ago. The first thing to go on my bedroom wall - my favorite John Taylor poster. It's gorgeous! lol

Did ya ever finding the MIA sport coat?? (that went CONVENIENTLY missin..lol)

LoraLoo said...

Uhh yeah... I can't believe I forgot to comment about you passing John Taylor. Singing a DD song, to boot. Strange moment, indeed! I am not sure I could have had the composure you had (although I know you have to on the job, but still!). I see myself 15, nervous, red-faced and giggling.

Simon is definitely my favorite.

An80sNut said...

Ok, 24 hours later today: I'm heading down the same hallway and I see Roger carrying a little bag with him. I quickly ask him, "Didn't pack much this trip?" He laughs a little bit and mentions the show. I tell him about passing John the other day and he says, "Night Boat? That's really digging back there." With that, he was off to his limo. Really nice guy though.

As for the clothing thing, sure... showing up at a buddy's party wearing flip-flops and a t-shirt might be ok but a wedding/social event at a country club... nope.

Miss Hobby said...

Omg, you've mentioned runnin into or meeting with other musicians/singers before, but this time you're really killin me with the casual "and then the other day I ran into John/Roger". I agree with Loraloo...all giggly and red-faced (and that's just sittin here reading about it...if it were to happen to me in person, I'd probably damn near wet myself...LOL)

Lily said...

Duran Duran were a huge part of my teenage years. A friend turned my on to them back in 7th grade. We used to listen to their music over and over while swooning over pictures of them.

Vavoom said...

Hungry Like The Wolf -- Man, do I pine for the good old days.