I spent the evening of October 26th at Austin, Texas’ Scottish Rite Theatre, a historic site that manages to be grand yet intimate. Nearly every seat in the house was packed. To my right, a group of 10 women in their thirties squealed like school girls while passing around a picture of Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, who would be taking the stage within the next few minutes. Yes, it was a speaking engagement and book signing to celebrate the release of Taylor’s memoir In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. As its title suggests, this book is as much about life as it is about John Taylor’s days with the band. And for me, the evening of October 26th was as much about reflecting on creativity and the passage of time as it was about seeing one of my childhood idols in person.
A Road Trip, a Swan, and an Evening with John Taylor
Hi Everyone! I wanted to share some highlights from this past weekend… It was one of those rare weekends where there was more play than work, more pure fun than scheduled commitments, and more creative inspiration than go-go-go. The weekend began with a book signing by one of my childhood idols and ended at a small-town Goodwill, where I found the newest member of my ’80s ceramic swan collection, pictured above!