I have a love/hate relationship with YouTube. I love that there is so much frickin’ stuff on there and the most random request I can think up pops up some sort of hit. I hate that when I get on it hours and HOURS pass by and I stay up far too late and find too many things to overload my YT playlists and when I log off I feel a bit like I’m hungover.
Last night I made the mistake, as I always do at 10 at night, or 11:20, or 1AM to watch “just one thing” which never, ever works. And despite having a cold, and being exhausted, and having to get up early I was obsessing over Killers videos and it was all worthwhile because I hit friggin’ paydirt.
Somehow I stumbled on Duran Duran. “Oooh!” I thought, “I love me some Duran Duran!” and clicked and saw the title Duran Duran Live feat. The Killers and thought “oh dear god – Brandon didn’t sing with Duran Duran too – did he?” Because so far YouTube has found me clips of him singing with the Pet Shop Boys and New Order and U2 – all bands that were in constant rotation in my walkman as a teen (and still are in my iPhone to be honest).
So of course I clicked and it started and the music began and I said “oh no no no no this is NOT Planet Earth!” because PE is one of my favorite – if not my favorite DD song ever. And then I did something ridiculous: I paused it because I could. not. deal. My inner-14-year-old (who if you haven’t noticed, runs my life) started freaking the fuck out because there was Duran Duran – my actual 14-year-old-girl crush John Taylor, and Brandon Flowers – my current crush-because-he-looks-like-a-pop-star-my-14-year-old-self-would-have-loved, on the same stage.
I regained what composure one can gain when full of antihistamine at 2AM and hit play and Brandon comes out in a TUXEDO and he and Simon do Planet motherf’ing Earth and I kid you not – I squealed. It is embarassing to admit how excited I was. I love that Brandon is mouthing the words to the verses he isn’t singing! Brandon Flowers is the Luckiest Boy on Earth getting to perform with all these idols of his (and mine):
If I do the math I am pretty sure Simon Le Bon is old enough to be Brandon Flowers father. 😮