Many years have gone by since the release of Songs of Faith and Devotion and Depeche Mode never fails to include Walking In My Shoes in their tour track list. It is one of their best songs and one that singer Dave Gahan identifies with. In the video that accompanies the CD of Songs ..., Alan Wilder remembers the time when they were going to record the song. It was thought Martin Gore was going to sing it but Dave requested to be the one to interpret it with Martin in back vocals. The original video of Walking ... is one of Anton Corbijn´s masterpieces.

It is always exciting to hear the starting notes on the keyboard in a DM concert but it´s also a pleasure to listen to the song in a studio rehearsal.

Enjoy ...

What I have enjoyed most about this video is to try to guess why Dave Gahan starts the rehearsal with his scarf on, but at different moments of the shoot his scarf magically disappears from his neck. Either the scarf had a vanishing quality or Dave was suffering from hot flushes (?), or there was more than one rehearsal of this song and scenes from two shots were edited. It was so much fun to watch.


Waiting for the Night / Lyrics

Waiting for the Night Video (Studio Version)

Waiting for the Night / Lyrics
by Martin Gore

I´m waiting for the night to fall (2)
I know that it will save us all
When everything´s dark
Keeps us from the stark reality

I´m waiting for the night to fall (2)
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquility

There is a sound in the calm
Someone is coming to harm
I press my hands to my ears
It´s easier here to forget fears

And when I squinted
The world seemed rose-tinted
And angels appeared to descend
To my surprise
With half-closed eyes
Things looked even better
Than when they were open

Been waiting for the night to fall
I knew that it would save us all
Now everything´s dark
Keeps us from the stark reality

Been waiting for the night to fall
Now everything is bearable
And here in the still
All that you feel is tranquility

I love waiting for the night, literally and figuratively

An unforgettable remix for an unforgettable song. Happy anniversary DM.

Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth - Original Video

To celebrate 21 years of the release of Violator I want to take a new look at the original video of Policy of Truth, one of the majestic songs of the album. Interesting story of love and deceit involving the original four members of the band.

The Only Depeche Mode Fan in San Antonio de Areco

In January 2011 I headed for San Antonio de Areco, a town in the northwest of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, accompanied by a dear friend from the United Sates who also loves the band and their music. We had a great time, this being our first visit to this unique country place.

One morning we were doing some shopping and chanced to visit a general goods store. My friend and I took separate ways to have a look at different stands. After some time, I found him looking for some specific items with a smile on his face. He let me know there was a guy in the store wearing a Depeche Mode sweatshirt. He even guided me in the direction of the young man, who happened to be one of the shop assistants.

He proclaimed to be the only DM fan in Areco. We got into talking and I was pleased to find out that we had both been at all DM venues in Buenos Aires. Velez Sarsfield DM´s first concert back in 1992, Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires in 2010 and Alan Wilder´s concert at Niceto Club. We shared some wonderful memories and the thrill of having been at all these amazing concerts without even knowing each other.

I would very much like to know if he is really the only fan in Areco. Maybe I will know ... some day.