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Sri Lanka Tsunami Suffering May Inspire Sting Song. Finally, some good news to come from this awful tradgedy. (via)
posted by _sirmissalot_ (34 comments total)

 
every boat you float...
posted by quonsar at 2:48 PM on February 24, 2005


some good news to come
Also:Two granite lions placed as guardians of an ancient city proved impotent before the power of the sea. But that same force has brought them to light centuries later.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:51 PM on February 24, 2005


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that is hilarious.
posted by josh at 2:53 PM on February 24, 2005


Yes, because what's needed to solve the world's problems is more songs by Sting.
posted by jonmc at 2:56 PM on February 24, 2005


jonmc, I was about to make much the same remark. I raise the ghost of a 'heh' and a clearly audible 'pah, very rich songwriters, fucking crass materialism, grrr' at this post.
posted by paperpete at 3:13 PM on February 24, 2005


I love u q...!!!
posted by ramix at 3:16 PM on February 24, 2005


Didn't he already write the song?

"...There is a deeper wave than this, swelling in the world..."
- love is the seventh wave

/tasteless joke
//front seat on the short bus to hell
posted by C.Batt at 3:18 PM on February 24, 2005


Holy shit. And I thought this'd be a link to The Onion.
posted by dodgygeezer at 3:23 PM on February 24, 2005


///sting driving bus
posted by mcstayinskool at 3:24 PM on February 24, 2005


Pop icon Sting has been deeply moved by the suffering of Sri Lankan children who lost parents to Asia's tsunami and may pen a song about the island's worst natural disaster, his wife said Wednesday.

My butt just exploded.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 3:25 PM on February 24, 2005


A song by Sting is a good thing now? Man, this nostalgia thing is getting out of hand.
posted by davy at 3:26 PM on February 24, 2005


Well, Sting hasn't had much to do since saving that boy in the well in Springfield.

I'm sure his hearts in the right place, and any money raised to help the tsunami victims is a good thing, but however much I loved some of The Police's stuff, Sting passed his prime awhile ago.
posted by jonmc at 3:27 PM on February 24, 2005


He doesn't need to record a song. Just being Sting should be quite enough for those in need.
posted by stargell at 3:28 PM on February 24, 2005


seconded, dodgygeezer. the phrasing of the headline was too much. i couldn't believe somebody posted an Onion article. but they didn't!
posted by mrgrimm at 3:30 PM on February 24, 2005


My butt just exploded.

Interesting place to keep your thinking apparatus, Mean Mr. Bucket.
posted by billsaysthis at 3:33 PM on February 24, 2005


My theory is that the poster is being facetious.
posted by xmutex at 3:35 PM on February 24, 2005


Thanks for making me laugh.
posted by fungible at 3:36 PM on February 24, 2005


He's an Evil Alchemist in Newport...
posted by chrispy at 3:51 PM on February 24, 2005


Hmmmm, maybe he could do a duet with Elton John, they could call it "A Candle in the Wave".
posted by Eekacat at 4:04 PM on February 24, 2005


Yes, because what's needed to solve the world's problems is more songs by Sting.

Now U2, on the other hand...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:55 PM on February 24, 2005


What kind of tragedy would keep Sting quiet?
posted by AlexReynolds at 5:06 PM on February 24, 2005


Going bald?
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 5:25 PM on February 24, 2005


In my opinion people are often much too hard on celebrities who adopt causes or take political stances. Everyone, famous or not, should be equally entitled to do either of these things. Obviously it's ridiculous to think that selling a lot of records or movie tickets makes someone a sociopolitical wizard but it is at least equally unreasonable to expect a famous person to withdraw from all discourse save that that brought them fame.

I suspect and hope that Sting does have his heart in the right place, as jonmc suggested. I like a lot of his work although I haven't been interested in the stuff he's done in the last five years or so. But whether I like the song or not I think the man could be doing much worse things than raising money for tsunami victims (even if he does reach a rock nadir in the process).
posted by Songdog at 5:39 PM on February 24, 2005


What kind of tragedy would keep Sting quiet?

Going bald?

Actually, a buddy of mine worked security at a Sting show, and told me that Mr. Sumner was not exactly easy on the old olfactory, so maybe we can hold him at bay with a Speed Stick.
posted by jonmc at 5:43 PM on February 24, 2005


But whether I like the song or not I think the man could be doing much worse things than raising money for tsunami victims

Acting?

On second thought, let the man sing from the highest hill.
posted by AlexReynolds at 5:46 PM on February 24, 2005


Sri Lanka Tsunami Suffering May Inspire Sting Song.

It makes sense if you reverse the subject and object too. Cool.
posted by bibliowench at 6:30 PM on February 24, 2005


Event songs are usually horrible, but obviously the bloke knows he can sell a lot of records and is simply contributing in a manner he knows will raise some funds now that the initial flood, wave (ahh, whatever word is appropriate) of fund raising over.

The artistic merit of the resulting song isn't really an issue but it's great to talk about. I well remember Morrisey commenting on Feed the World years ago, openly wondering how they could inflict such a hideous song on the world.

Fun stuff.

Of course, music being so subjective, many no doubt would take Morrisey to task for inflicting his song writing on the world. I wouldn't be one of them, at least during the Smiths.
posted by juiceCake at 6:50 PM on February 24, 2005


The only thing I got out of that link was that his wife was speculating that her husband might get out of the friggin' house.
posted by RockCorpse at 7:02 PM on February 24, 2005


Finally, some good news to come from this awful tradgedy

Didn't he already write the song?
"...There is a deeper wave than this, swelling in the world..."


Sick bastards and I love you both!
posted by scarabic at 7:24 PM on February 24, 2005


A song for children? A duet with Michael Jackson!
posted by mischief at 7:59 AM on February 25, 2005


Haven't those poor Sri Lankans suffered enough already?
posted by five fresh fish at 10:43 AM on February 25, 2005


Thank goodness that Sting's been moved enough to write a song so great that it will reverse time and save all of those people that died during the tsunami.

Oh wait, its not a magic song? Its not going to turn back time and save 290,000 from dying in the tsunami?

I'm sorry, where's the good news here?
posted by fenriq at 1:50 PM on February 25, 2005


I'm sorry, where's the good news here?

The potential good news is more funding as funding drives are presently said to be dropping. World famous bloke and all that. Merits? Another conversation.
posted by juiceCake at 7:16 PM on February 25, 2005


Another aspect of the whole celebs for charity thing is, how much money are they contributing personally? Considering how much wealthier they are than the fans, it just doesn't seem like their money is where their mouth is, so to speak.
posted by blue shadows at 10:15 PM on February 25, 2005


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