Sting is an unusual man
Question: If you played a concert on 911 in Italy for a pre-planned album/film and needed to shoot an album cover for it, what would you do? Answer (if you’re Sting): You jet off to a historic prison in Philadelphia and shoot a close-up that shows nothing of the site and could have been done pretty much anywhere. Say a random paint-peeling doorway in Italy. Here’s his 2001...
What are the Top 10 Paris of the '20s?
‘Paris of the ’20s’ means a place with artistic energy that helps set trends and lazy hours for expats with means to do so. I think? More about creating a poem than setting up a business (sorry Shanghai). Anyway I’ve long wondered what the Paris of the ’20s is for each decade. Here’s my first attempt at defining it. Any other thoughts? Paris of the ’20s...
I invite you, courtesy of Wikipedia, to take in the timeline for the band Journey:
Another reason why Robbie Robertson is a jerk
This weekend HBO airs the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which I had the pleasure of attending a few weeks ago. No Axl doesn’t show for Guns N’ Roses, Rod Stewart misses a Faces reunion. But Green Day kick starts it with a repeatedly profane opener and Donovan gives his speech as a poem he wrote (and memorized) for the occasion. About a quarter of the...