Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy 60th birthday Sting!


One of my favorite musicians turns 60 today, so I figured I'd write a bit about him.

Sting was one of the first people I recognized as a musical genius - you're free to disagree, but you can't say that he's played it safe throughout his career, especially lately as he has rendered his music symphonically (Symphonicities); recorded the music of John Dowland, a Renaissance composer (Songs from the Labyrinth); and released a "winter" record (If On a Winter's Night...) - no carols or reindeer, here.

The albums pictured above are from his early solo career, which is the part of his solo career that I connected with the most, however, his work with The Police will always be my favorite, especially songs like "So Lonely" and "Bring On the Night".

So happy birthday, Sting-y. Thanks for all the great music.

2 comments:

  1. The Sting-ster. Sting-a-ling-a-ding-dong.
    Couldn't resist. I'd just like to share the joy I felt as a parent when my five year old daughter declared "I love the Police" while singing and dancing around the house.

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  2. Yeah, my kids love the Police. We'll be listening to a song and they'll say "Is that Sting?" Very proud. :)

    I'll be even more proud when they'll be able to pick out Stewart's drumming. :)

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