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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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Surrey Sound Studios in Leatherhead

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Songwriting and Grief: Creative Unifying Principles

I was thinking this week about Sting’s creative process when writing both Nothing Like The Sun and The Soul Cages. It is well documented how Nothing Like the Sun was written during a time when Sting’s mother died from cancer, … Continue reading

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Why Do Artists such as Sting Receive Criticism When Engaging in Fundraising and Protest?

When doing some of the last bits of research for my Sting book – I have been pondering on why he received so much criticism off the press for his stance on human rights protest. Before I get around to … Continue reading

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Sting Interview: BBC Radio Newcastle on May 29th 2015

My interview on Radio Newcastle on my Sting book is available for the next week below. The interview links into Geordie Identity and the progressive ‘love/hate’ relationship with a region. It also covers how it is possible to negotiate your … Continue reading

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Last Exit Demo

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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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