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Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold Released

Well, after three years, my Sting book From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold was released last Tuesday. In order to launch the book, I did a couple of events this week in Sting’s hometown of Newcastle – where else! … Continue reading

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Sting’s 57th & 9th: Still Singing About the North

Despite being originally disappointed, I have really enjoyed listening to Sting’s new album over the last few days. Although understandably lauded as his first venture into out and out rock music in over a decade, it was gratifying to see … Continue reading

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Popular Music and Nostalgia: Some Outline Thoughts

I am off to Prague on Tuesday to deliver a paper at the 6th European Communication Conference. The subject matter is popular music and nostalgia. Here is a transcript of the paper. It is closely linked into my work in … Continue reading

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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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Copyright in Lyrics: The Case of Taylor Swift

There was an article in The Guardian today that discusses the $42m lawsuit against Taylor Swift by Jesse Graham. Firstly, before we start – here are the videos of the two tracks in question – Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ and … Continue reading

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