Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sting Offers ‘Slightly Different’ Seasonal Album

First, let's note the PC police (heh) are in force at the headline writing department at MSNBC; Sting is putting out a "seasonal" album, not a Christmas album. Though the album is brimful with Christmas songs. (Thankfully, they're not so bashful in the interview where they courageously use the word "Christmas." Good for them.)

But it wouldn't be Sting without some painful sincerity, would
"I wanted to present something slightly different," explains a bearded Sting, talking about the album while sitting in his Upper West Side apartment.

"There's a fault with a lot of Christmas songs; they are a little bit triumphal: 'Isn't life wonderful, God's in his heaven and I'm rich,'" laughs Sting. "They sort of forget a lot of people aren't."

Yes, yes, thanks for reminding us, Sting. Until you came along, I didn't realize there were other people out there who weren't as fortunate as I am. And it's good that you, a wildly successful artist, sitting there in your Upper West Side apartment, one of many homes you have scattered around the world, are there to remind me.

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