Terra Sigillata

Police reunion at the Grammys

PharmGirl just called me into the living room to see the reunion of the defining band of my adolescence. Roxanne. Wow! Holy hell, is Stewart Copeland still an amazing drummer? Sting and Andy playing their original guitars.

Why do I feel like they have aged better than I?


  1. #1 John Wilkins
    February 12, 2007

    Because they had the money to prevent stress and medical deterioration. You (and I) didn’t.

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    February 12, 2007

    John, Maureen Ryan from the Chicago Tribune had a similar take:

    Then the Police opened the Grammys sounding better than ever. Their performance was electrifyingly taut and way too short. And is it me, or does Sting look younger than he did 25 years ago? Not thanks to plastic surgery, I’m guessing — it must be all that tantric yoga. It keeps you young, among other, er, benefits.

    Anyway, call me a Cranky Old Person, but I’m kind of proud that the musical icons of my youth have held up so well. Dang, they did us 40-somethings proud.

  3. #3 Rick @ shrimp and grits
    February 12, 2007

    Well, you can see how well they’ve aged for yourself:


    (They’re going on tour.)

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