In Your Memory – Carl Young

Friend of the blog, Missy Renee, is making these necklaces for Depeche Mode fans – all she asks is that you make a donation to the Carl Young Earth Science Scholarship Fund (scroll to the bottom and look for his name). Carl was a Meteorologist, hardcore devotee and a good friend of Missy’s who was eagerly anticipating his own personal Delta Machine Tour before he tragically lost his life while researching the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes earlier this year. I received one of these necklaces when I saw Missy in New York – they are all hand made and feature classic artwork spanning DM’s career, with some featuring Missy’s original photos from TOTU. If you are interested in a necklace and will be attending the Santa Barbara show in California next week, donate to Carl’s fund, then contact me picking up your necklace at a gig!


Amanda is an enthusiastic, globe-trotting Mode fan who discovered the band in late 1998. Although she often feels like she got a late start in the Depeche Mode's career, she's survived nearly 20 years of the fandom, five new albums and multiple meetings with her love for the band intact (and stronger than ever). Amanda is a life-long creative, a classically trained graphic designer, working professionally as a User Experience Designer for one of the world's largest technology companies. When not at work or traveling for Depeche, she enjoys character illustration, comics, movies and Japanese Culture. And cats. Lots of Cats.