Putting the ghost in the machine
By June 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Putting the ghost in the machine

All of your communication should deepen your relationships. To be effective, practitioners need to put the ghost in the machine.

Strange Things Happen
By October 24, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Strange Things Happen

If you can get past the adjective-heavy writing, Stewart Copeland‘s book Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies has a couple of core messages making it worth the read. CREATIVITY’S A BUFFET Copeland is known first and foremost as the drummer and founder of The Police. His drumming style was innovative […]

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Has it been three years already?
By February 15, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Has it been three years already?

I guess finally seeing The Police — twice — during their reunion tour and knowing that they finally achieved closure released me from my regular cravings for the band’s music. In fact, it wasn’t until So Lonely came up accidentally today that I realized it was three years ago this past Thursday that Sting, Andy […]

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Bring on the Night
By August 7, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Bring on the Night

Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will take the stage tonight for the final date of their 30th anniversary tour. By all accounts, this will be the last time The Police play together as a band. While I’d like to believe that there will be the odd performance here and there in the coming years, […]

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A perfect answer
By July 13, 2008 2 Comments Read More →

A perfect answer

I just read a great interview by Jim Harrington (Contra Costa Times) with Stewart Copeland, drummer of The Police.  Stewart delivers a great response to a question on everyone’s mind to wrap up the interview… Q: Given that experience, do you really believe that this will be the Police’s final tour? A: I don’t know […]

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Don’t miss the third leg of The Police tour
By May 2, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Don’t miss the third leg of The Police tour

Notwithstanding how much of a fan I am, it was definitely worth the extra $110 to see The Police for a second time on their ‘reunion tour’. I took in their July 25, 2007 show at the Bell Centre in Montreal (click here for that blog post), and last night’s opener of the third and […]

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I guess I’ll be dying my hair blonde
By February 13, 2008 6 Comments Read More →

I guess I’ll be dying my hair blonde

When The Police announced that they were reuniting for a reunion tour (almost exactly a year ago), I told my two daughters that if the band made it to Ottawa I’d dye my hair blonde. I forgot about that. My youngest daughter didn’t. So, when I told to her today that The Police have announced […]

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The Police achieve closure
By January 16, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

The Police achieve closure

In an interview with Australia’s TV3 yesterday, Sting said that The Police reunion tour is the antidote that both the band and fans needed put closure to the disintegration of the band twenty-four years ago. I suppose the suggestion is that the tour fulfills Sting’s commitment to the band, and the band’s commitment to its […]

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Roadtrip to see The Police
By July 26, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Roadtrip to see The Police

Eavesdrop on some of the conversation as four high-school friends travel to see The Police perform at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Mark, Jay, Franc and Tom recall memories of The Police, being in bands, Loverboy on Good Rockin’ Tonight (with Terry David Mulligan), brushes with celebrity and going to concerts including Sting, Rolling Stones, […]

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The Police impress at Montreal’s Bell Centre
By July 26, 2007 3 Comments Read More →

The Police impress at Montreal’s Bell Centre

I waited twenty-five years to see The Police and it was worth every minute of the wait (though, it would have been amazing to see them perform during their original run). I have the photos, memories and the $40 t-shirt (I know, I know) to prove I was there — the July 25th show at […]

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I figured as much
By June 30, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

I figured as much

From STLtoday.com, the online version of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, comes this excerpt of an interview with Stewart Copeland in which he was asked about his candid review of the first full-length concert of The Police reunion tour. Q: Do you stand behind what you wrote on your blog about the band’s Vancouver show? A: […]

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Stewart Copeland’s forum post misunderstood
By June 2, 2007 2 Comments Read More →

Stewart Copeland’s forum post misunderstood

There is a lot of excitement in the press and on the web about a forum post by Police drummer Stewart Copeland about the rough spots on the first gig of the Police reunion tour (see OUR FIRST DISASTER GIG!) Critics of the post — and there are MANY — have decided that the post […]

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