Posts Tagged: sting

Dad, TED

"David Brooks on Sting at TED" may be the ideal way to introduce your father to the concept of TED, since he almost certainly has a very solid grasp on the other two things in that phrase already.


Welcome, Facebook Jamal Ibrahim! You Have An Excellent Name!

Happy belated birthday, Facebook Jamal Ibrahim! You are a baby girl born last week in Egypt. Your parents named you, in honor of the role the social networking site Facebook played in your country's recent revolution. Your name struck me as strange at first. And I guess it is a bit strange. But the longer I sit with, the more I think it's strange in a good way, the more I like it. It's better than "Twitter," for starters, in that it won't be shortened to "Twit." And I actually think it will be pretty cool as you grow older. People will surely call you "Face." And [...]


A Brief History Of Pop Stars Dressed Like Bees

David Letterman REALLY liked the dress that Alicia Keys wore on his show last night. I think she looked liked a bee. She would not be the first pop star to look like one!


Lady GaGa, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Debbie Harry And Sting Turn Carnegie Hall Into A Fancy Karaoke Bar

This performance of "Don't Stop Believin'" (yes, that one) from a Rainforest Fund benefit last night in New York City proves that while you can put the Lady in really uncomfortable "arty" shoes that make her look like she's about to fall over, you can't pry the lyrics to Journey's ever-unkillable ode to hope from her brain. (Elton, however, got a bit tripped up by the verses at the beginning there…) [Via / Related]


The Weeknd, "Rolling Stone"

Now I'm thinking about it. I'm thinking about. What we got here, how we fucking got here? I don't know how I've come to a point in my life where I like a song that reminds me as much of Sting's "Fragile" as Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye's "Rolling Stone" does. But here we are. The video for "Fragile," by the way, 1987, surely represent's the nadir of Sting's hairstyle choices. It's basically like he hired Antonio Banderas to play himself on camera. Except that it's Sting. >Universal Records is packaging the three mixtapes that The Weeknd put out last year and