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2007.07.09

[The_Stewart_Revolution: The_Reckoning]

Isn't Stewart Copeland awesome, everyone? Perhaps some of our readers may not be very familiar with Stewart; they may feel he's "before their time." Shit, the Police were almost before my time, only I was very fortunate to become a fan during my very impressionable years--around 5 or 6. Anyway, if you get a chance, I highly recommend that you check out his drumming prowess at one of the Police Reunion shows this summer. Stewart is even harder working than Josh Freese on stage...he plays like 15 freaking percussion instruments back there! He's so gangly and good-natured, who couldn't love him as much as I do?

Well, Gabriel won't. In fact, he is going to have a fucking aneurysm when he sees this post. Angelman will likely have a smaller, toadie-like aneurysm. Yet ANOTHER reason to support the Stewart Revolution!

I'm still trying to figure out how to change that HORRID, DETESTABLE, LOATHSOME background image of ours without breaking the site. In the meantime, you can admire just a few of the many gorgeous faces of Stewart here:

Stewart in his prime:

Stewart

Hunky Red Carpet Stew:

Redcarpetstew

And oh God, hottest of all...FIERCE STEWART RAWKING OUT!

Fiercestew1

Now, I'm not saying that Stewart Copeland is superior to Trent Reznor because I do sincerely love them both. (If, for example, Josh Freese was ever too busy drumming for, say, Avril Lavigne, Trent would be wise to add Stewart to the line-up!) However, it should be pointed out that Stewart tends to be nicer to his fans when responding to them on message boards.

Here's some more Stewart trivia!

--The dude has seven children!
--He provided the voice of "American Soldier #1" in South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut.
--He's fluent in Arabic and grew up in Egypt and Lebanon.
--His soundtracks were probably the best things about some very bad films.
--He's only 13 years older than Trent, so he's not that old.

So take a moment, everyone...celebrate Stewart! After all, his birthday is next Monday!

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Damn, I did try and see the Police at Twickenham but just couldn't justify the £100 + it would cost as all the cheaper seats were taken in about a second

Posted by: Isabel | Jul 9, 2007 9:23:05 AM

Isabel, I feel you. Last Friday, my friends and I were in the nosebleed section of the nosebleeds...as high up as you can go, and we were only three rows away from being out of the stadium. Those seats were about $70, once you added in all the Ticketmaster ass-raping fees. If I had actually wanted to be on the field, that would have cost me over $300. Ouch!

That's the one thing about this tour...I wish it had been cheaper. (Stewart's got to put a lot of kids through college, I guess.) I justified the purchase by reminding myself that I had been waiting for that concert for approximately 25 years.

Oh, and if there's a Police concert coming your way, I'd recommend hanging out at the venue the day of the show because tickets were going for less than face value outside. At least they were at Wrigley the 2nd night they were here.

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 9:27:58 AM

You know what I love about Stewart? He totally looks like someone's dorky middle-aged dad who wears short shorts with striped knee socks, and yet he's a ROCK GOD. And he can rock a sweat band better than even Jim McMahon in his heyday.

Posted by: Sam I Am | Jul 9, 2007 12:22:37 PM

I'm glad, Sam, that you pointed out Stewart's DILF-ness.

This video nicely underscores your point. It's behind-the-scenes footage of the Police cover shoot for Rolling Stone. (DEFINITELY worth clicking the link!) And there's a charming moment where Stewart contemplates throwing a black sweater over his shoulders and asking, "Is that too varsity dad?" before discarding it.

Also, is it just me, or would you rather see Sting keep his shirt on?

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 12:32:50 PM

Yes, not to Sting. Even buff middle-aged men should keep their shirts on. Taking them off just makes them look like lounge lizards. Just ask Dave Gahan.

Posted by: Sam I Am | Jul 9, 2007 12:42:41 PM

Oh Dave...just...no. No to the shirtlessness, no to the slinking while shirtless, and above all, no to that twirling with microphone stand.

Morrissey is another aging rock star who needs to keep the shirt ON.

Are you listening, Trent? Shirt ON.

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 12:47:10 PM

Why does MILF sound so much more appealing than DILF? The very sound of it makes me feel a little queasy.

And though SC is dreamy, my blond DILF is Dave Wakeling from The Beat. Oh yeah.

Posted by: JR | Jul 9, 2007 12:49:27 PM

Though in Morrissey's defense, he shares his Gucci shirts with the crowd. Though I don't know that I'd want anyone's sweaty shirt, even if it is Gucci.

Posted by: Sam I Am | Jul 9, 2007 12:50:11 PM

Shirtless Dave Gahan looked much better with the long hair, kind of looks a little silly now, although he is lovely. As for Stewart, great guy, met him once many moons ago and he was a sweetie. Note to Rock Gods who would still like to have fans in another 25yrs time, be NICE! But finally, please, please, please destroy the Avril background, it's a heinous crime against my sanity to have to look at that when I read the posts!

Posted by: Tigs | Jul 9, 2007 12:51:22 PM

Ha, the Depeche Mode video linked above reveals that Dave uses a teleprompter! I wonder how common that is...

And I guess in that video he doesn't twirl with his microphone stand, but he does do shirtless "jazz hands," which is another rock no-no.

The term "DILF" just makes me snicker. Meanwhile, Dave Wakeling looks awesomely sinister in this pic

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 12:59:13 PM

"People are...uh...line!"
--Dave Gahan

Yes, Wakeling looks like he's doing his best John Lydon impression there. Not a good representation of his DILFness, no, if for no other reason than that it doesn't capture his awesome voice.

Posted by: JR | Jul 9, 2007 1:02:00 PM

DW's version of Closer might do, though.

Posted by: JR | Jul 9, 2007 1:11:34 PM

Oh and Tigs? Believe me, I EMPATHIZE with your pleas to change the background image. Avril is really resiliant, however. Thank you for your continued patience.

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 1:26:28 PM

What's the big deal? It's a good picture of her. It's not like Gabriel set it up so that her music would play as soon as you load the page or something. That would be worth kvetching about.

Posted by: JR | Jul 9, 2007 1:27:38 PM

Oh, it's just that reminder that she exists. A little thorn in my side, if you will.

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 1:34:25 PM

If you can't rock with your shirt off you have no business being in the biz.

Case in point, Doyle from the Misfits (the one of the right)

43 Years old. 6'4" 252 lbs.

SHIRTS OFF

I have a similar physique.

Posted by: Angelman | Jul 9, 2007 2:16:23 PM

Jesus, they look as though they've been inflated!

Posted by: maise | Jul 9, 2007 2:41:31 PM

Why Maise Why? Why Would you tell Trent to keep his shirt on (When has ever actually taken it off?). I wanna get a nice look at that bod of his. I don't think we have to worry about him stripping on stage anyway. He's so shy that I think it would take a swat team to remove his shirt for him.

Posted by: The Bitch | Jul 9, 2007 3:10:21 PM

I'm not really into the Police but that top pic of Stewart is very sexy.

Posted by: Tessah | Jul 11, 2007 9:16:36 PM

Thank you, Tessah. I appreciate your support, and it's always nice to show someone The Way.

Meanwhile, Bitch, I stand by my call for Trent to keep his shirt on. It's just a lot less awkward for everyone involved.

Posted by: maise | Jul 12, 2007 9:55:09 AM

its a dead thread but wtf...Stuart Copeland's dad Miles was a big CIA honcho and was Saddam Hussein's contact. He helped him take over the baath party in the late 60's and helped Saddam set up a hit on the president of the baath party but Saddam accidentally shot one of his partners...oops!. Interesting trivia.

Posted by: arch stanton | Sep 8, 2007 8:46:23 PM

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