It’s Tuesday! And i’t’s a special Tuesday to me!!
Last Monday (Oct 29/12), I was lucky enough to go to a book signing by none other than Duran Duran’s John Taylor [W4R: *gasps* Waahhhhhhhaaatttt?! LOL I totally knew… I just like acting surprised! LMAO!]. A few weeks ago, I found out he wrote a memoir. Of course, I had to read it even though I don’t normally read biographies (I actually hate reading biographies). [W4R: Ahhh… the things we do for these Brits!]
The same day I found out about his book I found out he’d be in Toronto for a book signing. I don’t know if you can imagine the amount of squeeeeing caused by my cousin Stella and I. The idea of being across a table from the first Brit boy I ever loved [you all know that Rob is the second Brit boy I every loved] made me all giddy with excitement. Even though I did meet him very briefly back in the late 1980’s (courtesy of my friend Sandra), this was different. This was looking at him up close and personal and listening to him talk. *sigh*
As I was sitting there listening to him speak and read excerpts from his book, the 15-year-old girl who still lives inside of me was in complete awe. I couldn’t believe I was so close to him. Now don’t laugh, but at one point I almost thought I was going to cry. It was all very exciting and I had a great time.
I’m quite sure that John needs no introduction, but here are some deets.
Name: Nigel John Taylor
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Birthday: June 20, 1962
Height: 6 ft 1 in
John is most well-known as the bass player for Duran Duran. He is one of the founding members of the band. Duran Duran has been around since 1978 and are still touring and recording.
There’s so much more I could say but I’m sure you are all mostly familiar with him.
[W4R: Wow.. this is a great pic of him!]
[W4R: Black shirt alert!!! LOL #HappyPlace]
[W4R: *white noise* I interrupt this post to bring you Rosie’s Top 4: Duran Duran songs! To show what is truly awesome about Mr. John Taylor himself (& co.)!]
Rosie’s #4 Duran Duran song:
[W4R: This is just a fun song, you can’t help but sing along with the chorus… 😉
Rosie’s #3 Duran Duran song:
Hungry Like The Wolf
[W4R: This was the jam back in the day… Probably one of their most recognized songs!
Rosie’s #2 Duran Duran song:
[W4R: I remember going to bed and doing my homework to this song. #ReallyDatingMyself LOL I’m a young spry chicken, really LOL
Rosie’s #1 Duran Duran song:
[W4R: #TrueFax – This song used to make me cry… still kinda takes me to that place whenever I hear it. #ThatsNormal right? LOL]
[W4R: I love those black & white photos!]
[W4R: Lookin’ good, Mr. Taylor!]
[W4R: Awwww, I’m so happy for you, T!]
Here’s a teaser for next week:
*All pics obtained from Google Images
**Pics by Donna Katchorick used with permission.
***Writing4Roses is kind enough to look over my ramblings to make sure I’m dotting all my Is and crossing all my Ts (and to add the odd witty comment every here and there).