Well, I suppose it's hard to not get wrapped up in nostalgia about the upcoming Police summer concert tour. It's going to be one of those summers: Genesis is going to tour the United States for the first time in 15 years in the summer; a Van Halen tour with David Lee Roth is supposed to happen, although the latest word is that Eddie Van Halen is going through some sort of wacky, Howard Hughes-Meets-Michael Jackson-Meets-Axl Rose artistic identity crisis or something. The tour, according to many sources, is in peril. Euphemize or invert a connotation of madness all you want, I think EVH, like the bald Britney Spears, is having a problem coping with people not caring about what he does anymore...
Anyway, I had to join the Official Police Fan Club for presale seats that go on sale tomorrow morning... didn't want to lose out. Cost me a whole Benjamin...!?! Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. This is a tour that, for all intents and purposes, was never going to happen... like the Eagles in 1994. Sting and Copeland famously clobbered each other before, during and after shows. And when the band called it a day in the early 80s, at their peak of creativity with Synchronicity, people said a reunion would never happen. I am hoping it comes off better than the money grab that was the Tears For Fears and Duran Duran reunion tours. Both sounded great, but should have been sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, because they were relatively boring, like watching paint dry... almost too well-rehearsed to be fun.
One thing I do know for sure, is that I am going to be concert poor this summer... because I am definitely going to do all those big ones (and Billy Joel) this summer. Call it my summer of nostalgia. Like John Mayer says, "send your prayers to me... care of 1983." Speaking of nostalgia, I did write a few pop culture-related pieces for Blogcritics recently: one detailing some of my thoughts on the "in-limbo-though-probably-done" NBC show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and the other two on fun music topics -- Saving Rock Bands from Embarassment Is the Concert T-Shirt Era Over? I've got a few more to write and will keep you posted when they are there to check out. Now if I could just get my wife to agree to the 25th Anniversary Pac-Man machine for the basement... they've got one for sale on Amazon.com and in the Brookstone catalog... maybe we can put it in the basement, by the washer and dryer... no one would ever know... honey?