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#MODEMAY: Day 17 to Day 31

17 Personal Jesus ModeMay

Here are the rest of my photos from the #ModeMay Instagram photo-a-day challenge by DepecheMode.com.  I had SO much fun with this photo challenge!  True, part of the fun was getting two of my photos selected to be re-posted by DepecheMode.com, but most of the fun was the creativity, seeing all of the other wonderful pictures and meeting new people to interact with and follow on Instagram.  It’s nice to know there are so many kindred spirits who share the same love for Depeche Mode as I do.  As always, thank you for following along, especially when I indulge in sharing some of my favorite things.  Enjoy!

18 A Question of Time ModeMay

May 17th: Personal Jesus (top photo); May 18th: A Question of Time

19 Strangelove ModeMay

May 19th: Strangelove

20 Barrel of a Gun ModeMay

May 20th: Barrel of a Gun

21 I Feel Loved ModeMay

May 21st: I Feel Loved

22 Goodnight Lovers ModeMay

May 22nd: Goodnight Lovers

23 In Your Room ModeMay

May 23rd: In Your Room

24 Devotional ModeMay

May 24th: Devotional

25 Freelove ModeMay

May 25th: Freelove

World In My Eyes ModeMay

May 26th: World In My Eyes (selected by DepecheMode.com)

27 Behind The Wheel

May 27: Behind The Wheel

28 WIMS ModeMay

May 28th: Walking In My Shoes

29 Halo ModeMay

May 29th: Halo

30 TMOL ModeMay

May 30th: The Meaning Of Love

31 Enjoy The Silence ModeMay

May 31st: Enjoy The Silence (taken at Amoeba Music in Hollywood)

#MODEMAY: Day 1 to Day 16

1 Speak and Spell ModeMay

As promised, here are my pictures from #ModeMay, a photo-a-day challenge on Instagram from DepecheMode.com (original post here).  I’m posting just day 1 through 16 first, then the last half afterwards.  All items pictured are from my personal collection.  Enjoy!

2 A Broken Frame ModeMay

May 1st: Speak & Spell (top picture); May 2nd: A Broken Frame

3 Construction Time Again ModeMay

May 3rd: Construction Time Again

4 Some Great Reward ModeMay

May 4th: Some Great Reward (autographed by Alan Wilder)

Black Celebration ModeMay

May 5th: Black Celebration (selected by DepecheMode.com)

6 Music For The Masses ModeMay

May 6th: Music For The Masses

7 101 ModeMay

May 7th: 101

8 Violator ModeMay

May 8th: Violator

9 Dave Gahan Birthday ModeMay

May 9th: Dave Gahan’s Birthday

10 SOFAD Mode May

May 10th: Songs of Faith and Devotion

11 Ultra ModeMay

May 11th: Ultra

12 The Singles ModeMay

May 12th: The Singles (81-85, 86>98)

13 Exciter ModeMay

May 13th: Exciter

14 Playing The Angel ModeMay

May 14th: Playing The Angel

15 Little 15 ModeMay

May 15th: Little 15

16 Delta Machine sub for SOTU ModeMay

May 16th: Sounds of The Universe (my CD was stolen, so I substituted Delta Machine) 

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: More Secret Concerts?

I have been trying to keep up on Depeche Mode news, but I have admittedly been more pre-occupied with Alan Wilder and Recoil lately.  This is probably why I missed out on scoring free tickets to an incredibly intimate concert with Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan and Soulsavers.  I only found out about it very late in the afternoon on Friday July 20th because of a post on Dave Gahan’s Facebook page, and missed the Twitter contests where tickets were given away by Amoeba Music and KCRW to the show that played to about 150 people at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday July 21st. 

Dave Gahan does lead vocal duties for Soulsavers’ most recent album called The Light The Dead See, which was released in May of this year.  If you are unfamiliar with Soulsavers like I am, they are a production and remix team from England.  The music I’ve heard from the latest album is much more organic and rock sounding than what I thought it would be, having read that they are more “downtempo electronica”.  Their sound on this album is soulful and melancholy and Dave’s voice truly lends to this style.

I’ve read on Slicing Up Eyeballs that there may be more one-off shows like this, and that this recent show was recorded and will be put out in some capacity soon.  In the meantime, click on the previous link for Slicing Up Eyeballs to see a clip from the concert and here’s to hoping for more intimate shows with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers!

(Top image courtesy of The OC Register; second image courtesy of Mute.)