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#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) 

#MODEMAY: Two @any2ndnow Instagram Images Reposted by Depeche Mode!

ModeMay Rules

Last month, the folks at DepecheMode.com held an Instagram photo-a-day challenge called #ModeMay.  Each day, fans were asked to post a picture with the theme of the challenge of the day.  Later that night, DepecheMode.com would re-post their favorite fan image.  I almost didn’t participate, because I found out about it on Day 2 of the challenge and had to catch up.  I will post all of my pictures on two separate posts this week, but here is the exciting news:  Two of my images were chosen!  Words could not express the excitement I felt to have my simple pictures chosen by DepecheMode.com, especially since all of the images were from my personal collection.  Oh, and a very happy belated birthday to Alan Wilder, who turned 55 yesterday.  Hope you all had a great weekend!

Black Celebration ModeMay

Here is the first of two images that were chosen.  Black Celebration was the theme, and I made the last minute decision to just post all of my records from that album.  About two hours later, my picture was reposted!

World In My Eyes ModeMay

I floated between creative pictures, and straightforward pictures of my collection.  For this day, I recruited my son and my niece to emulate the shadow image on the cover of the single “World In My Eyes”.  It ended up being the second of my images to be chosen!

January Record a Day Wrap Up: Days 22 Through 31

Jan 2014 Record a Day 22

It’s time to wrap up the “January Record A Day” Instagram photo project with records 22 through 31.  I’m already into week one of the “February Record A Day”, and I’m finding it a little bit tougher than last month’s because I’m having to really dig for items like a re-press or marble colored vinyl, but I’m definitely up for the challenge.  Cheers and have a great weekend!

(Top Photo) Day 22:  Double LP – “20/20” by Dilated Peoples. Another from the hubby’s collection.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 23

Day 23:  Red colored record – German import of “Never Let Me Down” by Depeche Mode.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 24

Day 24:  Favorite Record Friday – “All I Need is Everything” by Aztec Camera. Such a wonderful & happy song!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 25

Day 25:  Rainy day record – “Rio” by Duran Duran. I can listen to this album during any kind of weather!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 26

Day 26:  I don’t own any vinyl that’s split color. So here is my sister’s OMD dual color picture disc in pink & blue for the song “Locomotion”.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 27

Day 27:  Album on classic black vinyl – “Mistrial” by Lou Reed. My husband bought a bunch on boxes filled with records, not knowing what was inside. There were a few gems & this was one of them.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 28

Day 28:  More than 2 colors – “New Sensation” picture disc by INXS.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 29

Day 29:   1st record I bought – “That’s Rock n Roll” by Shaun Cassidy. I was 7 & my sister was 4 when she drew all over it in red crayon!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 30

Day 30:  Any album before the 80s – Mott The Hoople “Greatest Hits”, from my hubby’s collection. I think this is from 1977.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 31

Day 31:  Any record you want – “Cookin’ on the Roof” by Roman Holiday. Finally found this at Amoeba Hollywood a couple of years ago. “Don’t Try to Stop it” & “Stand By” are my favorites!

January Record a Day: Days 13 Through 21

Jan 2014 Record a Day 13

What I love about this “record a day” photo project on Instagram is that it really allows me to become reacquainted with my collection and to really explore my husband’s collection.  Here is a recap of days 13 through 21, enjoy!

(Top photo) Day 13: Splattered – “Stripped” by Depeche Mode. My first colored vinyl (when I was just 16)!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 14

Day 14: Record from the used bin – “Live and Let Dance” by The Untouchables. Got it for a dollar!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 15

Day 15: An album from high school – “The Circus” by Erasure (1987, I was 17). Also saw them in concert in high school, too!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 16

Day 16: Live album – Depeche Mode, Live at Crocs Night Club, recorded 1981.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 17

Day 17: Most recent purchase – Sub Pop 1000. Isn’t it cool?!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 18

Day 18: Record that was a gift – The Police 4 track  12 inch single for “Wrapped Around Your Finger”. It was a Christmas present from my friend back in the 80s.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 19

Day 19: Album from the 90s – “Family Values Fall Tour ’98”. From my husband’s record collection. He’s a deejay, so you can imagine our combined vinyl collection is quite large!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 20

Day 20: Any black artist. Another from my husband’s collection. “1999” by Prince.

Jan 2014 Record a Day 21

Day 21: Artist’s debut album – “Speak & Spell” by Depeche Mode. This is the UK version.  I have the US one as well, without “I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead”.  Any Second Now trivia:  This is the album with the song that became the title of my blog.

January Record a Day: Days 5 Through 12

Record A Day Jan 2014 Collage 2

Here is another recap of the “record a day” photo project I’m participating in on Instagram.  Have I mentioned just how much I’m loving this?!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 9

Collage 1 (top photo, clockwise from the top left):  1) Day 5: Compilation/soundtrack – I bought “The Exposed 2” compilation because of The Hitmen & OMD. The Hitmen was a group Alan Wilder was once in; 2) Day 6: Picture Disc – “Fantastic Day” by Haircut 100.  This is from my sister’s collection (which is at my house); 3) Day 7: Any 7 inch – Oblivious by Aztec Camera, one of my faves;  4) Day 8: An album from the 80’s – “Mange Tout” by Blancmange from 1984.

Collage 2:  Day 9: Transparent colored record -“Closer” by Joy Division, purchased from Third Eye Record Shop during Record Store Day last year (post here).

Jan 2014 Record a Day 10

Day 10: Any 10 inch – “Backwards and Forwards” by Aztec Camera. I thought I lost this!

Jan 2014 Record a Day 11

Day 11: Collection of an artist – My largest vinyl collection is by far that of Depeche Mode. These are just the singles (not yet pictured are my 12 inch records, albums and special editions).

Jan 2014 Record a Day 12

Day 12: Artist that starts with J – Japan. “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” is my favorite song by them.

Record A Day

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Last week, I discovered a cool Instagram “photo a day” project.  I was posting a picture of one of my many Depeche Mode records, with the hashtag #vinyl and #record, and received a like from Noble Record Store (a record store on ebay).  After checking out some their pictures, I found a list for the January Record A Day that started on the forums of The Vinyl Collective, a community for vinyl collectors.  I love this photo a day project because it allows me to share my vinyl collection, and see the collections of many record enthusiasts out there.

If you’re a collector of vinyl, join in the fun by following the themes above and hastagging #januaryrecordaday on Instagram.  Hopefully, they carry this on throughout the year!  I’ll post recaps throughout the month.  In the meantime, below are my first four days of photos.  Cheers!

Record A Day Jan 2014

 Clockwise from the left: 1) Any record you want:  “Love in Itself” by Depeche Mode, 5 track 12″ single, numbered limited edition with texture and goldfoil sleeve, signed by Alan Wilder; 2) Guilty pleasure:  “When Will I Be Famous” 12″ single by Bros; 3) Colored record: Some Great Reward by Depeche Mode, import from Germany in grey vinyl, signed by Alan Wilder; 4) “Nite Romantics” by Duran Duran, import from Japan

My Favorite Mode: Odds & Ends

Some Great Reward Concert Ticket 1985

Some Great Reward Tour 1985

I thought I would just close out this week with one last Depeche Mode bit, while I’m still on a concert high from their show this past Sunday.  In a post last week, I took a picture with some of my Depeche Mode concert ticket stubs (original post here).  Well, I decided to scan all of the ticket stubs that I could locate, which makes me a bit sad because I’m usually so diligent about keeping all of my ticket stubs.  I’ve been to nine Depeche Mode tours (although I attended two shows of the Exciter Tour).  Not pictured are my stubs for the Devotional Tour (November 16, 1993), Exciter Tour (August 11, 2001 and either August 14 or 15, 2001) and Touring the Angel (November 19th, 2005) ticket stubs.  I also attended Dave Gahan’s Paper Monster tour and Recoil with Alan Wilder.  I’ve only missed one tour ever, and that was the Tour of The Universe (August 14th, 2009), due to cancellation.  I have the unused tickets for that tour as well, although it may be lost with the others.

Lastly, I’ve also included the very first newsletter I received when I joined Depeche Mode’s fan club, known back then as The Depeche Mode Info Service (I joined in 1986 and hand wrote the date on the newsletter).  When a new member joined, you had to send six self-addressed stamped envelopes, and you were sent a simple tri-folded newsletter all about Depeche Mode.  It then turned into a mini-magazine and other goodies would come with the subscription, such as post cards and flexi discs (as seen in my post here).  I kept the subscription through the Violator album, then I stopped subscribing.  But I do have the newsletter where the Info Service held a contest to change the name, and the final choice was the Bong Magazine (I’m unsure if it’s still being produced).  It’s always fun to go back and look at those, because it was initially run by Dave Gahan’s then girlfriend and now ex-wife, Jo Bailey.  Once their fan base grew, it then turned into the magazine format.  I’m sure this shows you the depth of my love of Depeche Mode, but I’m sure you had no doubt about that, right?

Black Celebration Concert Ticket 1986Black Celebration Tour 1986

Music for the Masses Concert Ticket 1987

Music for the Masses Tour 1987

World Violation Tour Concert Ticket 1990

World Violation Tour 1990

The Singles Tour Concert Ticket 1998

The Singles Tour 1998

Delta Machine Tour Concert Ticket 2013The Delta Machine Tour 2013

DM Info Service Newsletter Dec 1986 pg 1

DM Info Service Newsletter Dec 1986 pg 2

DM Info Service Newsletter Dec 1986 pg 3