Category Archives: Sting

Sting Book. Final draft

Well, I am hopefully now in the final stage of the editing process for my Sting book. The (hopefully) final draft is sent off – so I am getting ready to enter the process of indexing and finalising the final … Continue reading

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Why Was Such A Big Thing Made Out of Sting Disguising His Newcastle Past In The Late 197os?

I had a really interesting time presenting at Newcastle University last week. We had an interesting debate at the end of my lecture,  which give me some ideas to consider the final  chapter of my book. I am also considering some … Continue reading

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Sting and the Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

Really looking forward to doing a talk at Newcastle University this Wednesday on my forthcoming book on Sting. The lecture is actually taking place in the very place where Sting started his career playing with Last Exit all those years … Continue reading

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Magnetic North: Sting, Place and Identity

Although I am currently in the midst of loads of marking – when the dust settles I will be spending some time during the summer finishing off the initial draft of my Sting book – currently called ‘Magnetic North: Sting, … Continue reading

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STING: GEORDIE IDENTITY AND SOME THOUGHTS ON THE LAST SHIP

  I was back in Newcastle for one of Sting’s three The Last Ship shows, at The Sage in Gateshead last weekend. As I am in the closing stages of my book on Sting, it provided the perfect setting – … Continue reading

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Sting and the Protest Song

I am presenting a paper relating to my Sting book in Limerick this month at a conference on music and protest. Here is an early draft of what I will be speaking about Introduction This paper will provide an overview … Continue reading

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