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!
May 17th: Personal Jesus (top photo); May 18th: A Question of Time
May 19th: Strangelove
May 20th: Barrel of a Gun
May 21st: I Feel Loved
May 22nd: Goodnight Lovers
May 23rd: In Your Room
May 24th: Devotional
May 25th: Freelove
May 26th: World In My Eyes (selected by DepecheMode.com)
May 27: Behind The Wheel
May 28th: Walking In My Shoes
May 29th: Halo
May 30th: The Meaning Of Love
May 31st: Enjoy The Silence (taken at Amoeba Music in Hollywood)
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!
May 1st: Speak & Spell (top picture); May 2nd: A Broken Frame
May 3rd: Construction Time Again
May 4th: Some Great Reward (autographed by Alan Wilder)
May 5th: Black Celebration (selected by DepecheMode.com)
May 6th: Music For The Masses
May 7th: 101
May 8th: Violator
May 9th: Dave Gahan’s Birthday
May 10th: Songs of Faith and Devotion
May 11th: Ultra
May 12th: The Singles (81-85, 86>98)
May 13th: Exciter
May 14th: Playing The Angel
May 15th: Little 15
May 16th: Sounds of The Universe (my CD was stolen, so I substituted Delta Machine)
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.)