19 October 2006

When the world is running down, pick up a lute

Sting grows weary of your "rock music". "Rock music has come to a standstill, it's not going forward anymore, it only bores me."

Of course, Gordon taking up the lute should come as no surprise. As far back as '99 he'd recognized the not-too-subtle shift he'd undergone:

I know the idea of me being cool doesn't seem to make sense (it didn't to me at first, either), but just listen to those albums. Even Synchronicity isn't bad, and I didn't start really laming out until "(Don't Stand So) Close To Me '86." Go figure, I guess.*

*Uh, yah. I know it's the Onion. The best parody should be nearly indistinguishable from reality.