Watching New Zealand’s Good Morning Show (the equivalent of Good Morning America) in New Zealand today. Featured, was the reggae band Coast. They are a trio comprised of Maori music artists.
Their song choice was quite interesting. I’m a Maori on The Coast. The surreal thing was, Maori were covering Sting’s Englishman in New York tune.
The lads did a brills job keeping the reggae real, yet go figure! As artists, what are they saying here? Clever!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.5.12~
Cool collaborations in music and entertainment, look and sound like this.
Here’s Geoffrey Gurrumul with Sting.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.9.11~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~
This performance of Sting (of The Police) collaborating with Geoffrey Gurrumul with this live version of Every Breath You Take is so pertinent for the world today.
May Life be about easy breaths taken freely and with happiness in peoples hearts.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.20.11~
About a gazillion blog posts ago, here in Hollywood I once shared a news story that “Kissing is medically proven to reduce stress.” This was way before the American people worked out they was a ‘global economic recession’ mirroring ‘the great depression of 1930′s’ in world history on the cards.
It was way before politicians started busking for their supper in America, asking people to be patient because we all needed a ‘stimulus plan’ in order for ‘war budgets to be increased’ and ‘before we were all supposed to be cast in recovery narratives’ that then became reflected in our pop culture.’
That original blog post can be read here, written two years ago, to the day starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie swapping spit at the Oscars Awards ceremony one year back. Where else would you kiss but at the Oscars, right?
Today when I turn on my lap top in the local Hollywood cafe, Starbucks coffee communities web page, is running with a story that gives you free online access to read The Science of Kissing – What our lips are telling US by Sheril Kirshenbaum. I kid you not.
I’m like – if you don’t know how to kiss by now, that’s sad. Maori-Kiwis have kissing sussed out by the age of 13. Maybe 15 if a slow blooming kisser. It’s all about lip shapes and whether they are juicy or not – that will decide the nature of a good kisser. Who said kissing was a science? There was never a text book on it when our ancestors first sailed on down to Aotearoa-New Zealand with a language similar to native Hawaiians, but different. But Kiwis have always been the best kissers.
Sting and Gaga unite to inspire hope, in this performance to save the “rain forests” of the world. Love them.
Although I’d like to think that Lady Gaga and Sting are singing this song in the spirit of, “I’ll stand by you, if you stand by me, to save that tree in that rain forest, so that it’s still there in the next fifty or a hundred years”… I really think they’re singing about something entirely different. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA> 5.14.2010~
Don’t Stop Believing is the message from Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John performing live together at the Rainforest Event. Amazing!
Shirley Bassey, Deborah Harry and the one and only Bruce Springsteen were all on deck too. And Sting decided to bring on the lol’s by dressing in drag while Goldie Hawn‘s daughter, Kate Hudson joined in on the sing-a-long.
Seriously though–no matter what your dream is…. Don’t Stop Believing. :)
[Images courtesy of Wire Image]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.13.2010~
After grumping last week in the UK press about Simon Cowell churning out karaoke singers with his glut of talent shows, Sting, took his grumpy *ss to Rio for a bit of beach, fun, sun and cheering up.
Good to see!
[Image Courtesy of Los Angeles based News Agency Splash News Online]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.27.09~
Talking to People Magazine, here’s what pop star Sting has to say about Simon Cowell‘s X Factor talent show in the UK.
Says Sting: “It’s a preposterous show, and you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion… Basically I was looking at televised karaoke where they conform to stereotypes. It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music.”