Tag Archives: The Last Ship

The bassoon is facing extinction – News – Music – The Independent

I never thought I would hear of a musical instrument such as the bassoon becoming extinct. So – if anyone is thinking of taking up a instrument – here is your answer. Could the bassoon be the next ‘hip’ instrument … 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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Update on Current Projects: Sting and the Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

Just a quick update of some of my activities over the last month or so. So –  not in any particular order – here goes. Firstly, last weekend I contributed to a radio show on The Alarm’s Mike Peters – … Continue reading

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More Analysis of Social Space: Sting’s Dead Mans Boots

Last weeks post commenced with a discussion of the ways in which the background of a musical mix can resonate with the persona in a song – describing it as ‘Inert’,  ‘Active’ or ‘oppositional’ (I still need more examples of … Continue reading

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