I’ve never liked Sting. I did like some of The Police’s songs- they say that only truly talented, well versed musicians can produce deceptively simple pop songs. It wasn’t great stuff but decent radio fodder.
Sting by himself is awful though. Boring old man music filled with hoary cliché’s like David Carradine used to pronounce on Kung Fu.
Even more so, Sting has always struck me as a sanctimonious smug self-righteous asshole. A truly obnoxious person. A bit of a joke at this point.
I’m not a fan of Bono in any way but at least he does make an attempt to walk the walk.
For Sting there is this…. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2010/feb/22/sting-uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has emerged as one of the world’s worst dictatorships where they boil political opponents in oil, open fire on peaceful unarmed demonstrators, and where child slave labor is used The dreadful re-emergence of the realpolitik type of thinking in wake of 09/11 means that human rights have once again been decoupled from diplomacy and foreign relations allowing Uzbekistan a pass under both the Bush and Obama administrations.
Sting’s gibberish about the ineffectiveness of boycotts is nonsense. Boycotts or the threat of such are responsible largely for the end of apartheid in South Africa and for improving civil rights for African Americans in America. I believe it also helped get Aung Syiu Kui released in Myanmar. I think boycotts could in fact bring about real change in the Israel/Palestine situation by forcing Israel’s hand (perhaps the only way to force them) which scares them so much they’ve gotten their puppets in the US house and senate as well as the country at large to threaten those who attempt it.
Sting is a greedy, hypocritical piece of shit. Walking on the moon? As far as I’m concerned he can stay there.