What the hell is this?

I Can't Stand [Meeting] You is a collection of all the ridiculous things I've written to and about drummer and composer Stewart Copeland.

I actually did meet him for about five crazy seconds in 2007, again for a few exciting moments in August 2009, and my most recent (and most thrilling!) encounter took place in October 2009, where I proved myself capable of being, yet again, a total dork in the man's presence.

I can't believe what I get up to. And neither should you.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dear Stewart,

Hey, there,

I think it's time we brought the topic back around to where it belongs (by "we," I of course mean, you and I), which would be, obviously... you. It's been awhile, and maybe I haven't had anything new to say, and maybe that's going to be happening with more frequency, but I just wanted to remind you why we're here. We are here together, are we not?

Anyway, how are you? I'm fine. What exciting things have you been up to? A couple of online friends of mine are getting ready to go see Andy Summers talk about his photography - they both live on the East Coast. I tried checking out Andy's website for information, to see if he was coming to LA, but it looks like his site hasn't been updated since 2009. That's unfortunate. And of course we know that Sting has embarked on his (ill-named) "Symphonicity" tour (oh my god I seriously hate that name! Sting! Dude! It's a dumb name!), so while that's probably not the only thing he's working on, it's the only thing I know about and/or care to mention in this space.

I read, via stewartcopeland.net, that you're going to be in the Netherlands in November, and that sounds very fun. Patrick had a trip to Amsterdam and Germany when he was in high rock & roll party mode back in his early 20s, but I've never been anywhere (except France, New York, and a few states in between!), but your trip and reason for going will be exciting.

Anyway, that's about it - oh, I also read the online interview with you at MusicRadar.com, and though it was too short, you were charming, as usual. And I really enjoyed the advice about relaxing, though I guess you were addressing yourself, there. Still, it's good for musicians to be relaxed, and I know sometimes I get too tense in the arms and hands, and it makes things much easier to just take a deep breath and let that stuff go.

Good luck in the Netherlands with yet another world premiere, and all the best to you! Don't forget to smile!

Love you,

No comments: