Monday, February 12, 2007

Put On the Red Light

Was it just me? Or, were you disappointed in the Police one-song reunion that opened last night's Grammy show.

I thought the updated version of Roxanne was too Sting-y, really. And I haven't been a fan of his since the 1986 break-up.

But Stewart Copeland rocked on drums! And the harmony was tight.


Maybe I expected too much. I was riding the nostagia wave pretty hard, telling my ten-year-old Maddisen how, in the early 80s, the band she was seeing really was that great.

"What's he saying?" she asked.

"He's singing 'Put on the red light," I answered, while simultaneously shussing her so I could hear the gig.

"Why is he just humming and stuff after the chorus?" she asked, even after I'd talked myself into believing that was not what he was doing.

"He's Sting. That's what he does." It's all I could muster.

Was it just me?

8 comments:

jedi jawa said...

Hey, at least she didn't ask you to explain what the song meant. :-)

Anonymous said...

It was just you. I loved it. You just hate the song Roxanne.

Barbie Girl said...

I missed it. I forgot about the whole thing actually. I did manage to turn over as the Dixie Chicks won an award which made Barbie Girl happy.

The Film Geek said...

Jedi: I thought about that too. And was appreciative!

Anonymous: Yes, dear.

Barbie: The Chicks rock!

JDB said...

Was it just me? Or, were you disappointed in the Police one-song reunion that opened last night's Grammy show.

Yup, me too. They could have given The Police 10 minutes or so (they gave it to the John Legend/Some Chick/John Mayer trio that droned on and on . . .) to do a couple of different tunes. On the other hand, I was pleased it was just the three of 'em - no supporting players needed.

primalscreamx said...

I wasn't entirely pleased with it either, but Roxanne was never one of my favorites. I'd have been happier with 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic'.
I'll still catch a show if they play within driving distance.

Route 75 said...

How could you not like Sting? Let's see:

Ten Summoner's Tales
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Mercury Falling

Three of his greatest albums! Saw him in concert about eleven or twelve years ago. One of the best concerts I've ever been to.

The Film Geek said...

Let's see...Why I don't like Sting.

Because I bought:

Ten Summoner's Tales
The Dream of the Blue Turtles
Mercury Falling