Jonathan Harnisch Wins Duran Duran Contest: A Diamond in the Mind

Jonathan Harnisch Wins Duran Duran Contest:

A Diamond in the Mind

Hello Friends,

As my wife posted on my personal Facebook page:

“Seriously if there were ever a Duran Duran fan that deserved to win this contest, it was you.”

My entire Hot Club and most of my home is plastered with new and vintage Duran Duran posters and memorabilia. A dedicated fan since the Rio ’82 album, in the second grade.

Yesterday was a fantastic day, I slept well, saw my psychiatrist, and was extremely productive and positive minded.

Karma must have played a role in my winning this contest from Duran Duran on Facebook—their music heals me, soothes me. I’m sure you all have one of those favorite bands–you’re just a die-hard fan! Well, to top the day off, I won a promotional contest put out and it paid off! The odds were so against me; hundreds of thousands of people entered the Diamond in the Mind contest and I won yesterday! The actual Diamond in the Mind officially comes out on 10 July 2012:


“Filmed at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 16 December 2011, this stunning Duran Duran live show is the perfect combination of great music, amazing visuals and iconic style which has been the band’s trademark throughout their career. Following the release of their acclaimed All You Need Is Now album, this concert combines new songs from that release with their classic hits. Whether in the studio or the live arena, Duran Duran are masters of their craft and this latest concert bursts with energy and oozes class in the way that only they can.”

From Duran’s dedicated fan base, this morning there are 550 “Likes” about my winning and over 40 comments congratulating me from around the world. This is more than winning a CD—it means just so much more! And now my wife and I are planning to see their next show in Tucson [August]—the closest to Albuquerque they’ll be.


To those who do like or love Duran Duran and to those who don’t believe in trying your best or those rare little miracles that happen when you least expect it—this is living proof, and it has made me a very happy man!

Enjoy your day, folks! And Rock On Duran!


Thank You Duran Duran!

-Jonathan Harnisch

About Jonathan Harnisch

Author | Mental Health Advocate | Schizophrenia | Artist | Blogger | Podcast Host | Patent Holder | Hedge Fund Manager | Film & TV Producer | Musician
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