Back from a lovely weekend.
Highgate and Spitting Out Teeth both have nice summaries of the Sun Circle/The Wind-Up Bird show at Green Door Studios last Saturday. I was thinking of going, but the temperature was prohibitive to leaving the house for anything other than an emergency. I heard a bunch of folks actually went sledding after the set. How do they do it?
Saw The Police on the Grammys last night. I thought they were much better than their 2003 appearance at the R&R Hall of Fame. Then, they were hobbled by Andy Summers‘ shockingly weak guitar playing. He frankly had me worried — was it arthritis or carpal tunnel? Maybe he was just boozed up and rusty. Anyway, Sunday’s appearance bodes well for their full-fledged reunion tour, which will supposedly be announced today. I just wish they’d gotten to play more tunes than "Roxanne." Guess I’ll have to actually catch them on their upcoming jaunt. Better start saving now; shit’s bound to be pricey.
In other Grammy news, that show sucks.
Give a listen:
UPDATE: The Police play Montreal’s Bell Centre on July 25. Tickets on sale this Saturday:
Charge by phone : (514) 790-1245 or 1 800 361-4595
Order online at : www.admission.com and www.geg.ca
TICKETS. : $59.50 – $95.00 – $225.00 (+ service charges)
4 ticket limit per person.
Also: the opening band for the North American leg of the tour is Fiction Plane (who once labored under the apallingly horrid name Santa’s Boyfriend). The leader of this group is one Joe Sumner, who just so happens to be the son of Sting. Let’s hear it for nepotism! Guess Arcade Fire don’t get all the aging rock star endorsements…