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by Stewart Copeland

  • ISBN: 0061791512
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Stewart Copeland
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: It Books; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • FB2 size: 1584 kb
  • EPUB size: 1437 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 702
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I Strange Things Happen. 1 A Letter to a Childhood Friend (2009). Here follows a collection of strange tales about the things that can happen as I walk in the constant company of a distantly remembered mythical being. 2 Wardrobe (Late 1980s). Twenty years ago there was this kid with my face up there on the screen, the whole world got a pretty good look at him, and he still hovers just over my shoulder. He’s mostly invisible after all these years, unseen by passersby, but in some settings, everyone can see him. In fact they see him and not me. And the strangest things happen.

Strange Things Happen: . .has been added to your Cart. In Strange Things Happen we move from Copeland’s remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police and their rise to stardom, to the settled-down life that followed. It’s a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, that take us backstage in a life that is fully lived.

When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis

When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Or be aware of his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo. Here we move from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and the settled-down life that followed. It's a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, which take us backstage in a life that is fully lived. From publisher description.

Stewart Copeland is a genuine rock legend. Filming experimental movies with a pygmy tribe. Playing polo against Prince Charles. Recording the score to Rumblefish with Francis Ford Coppola looking on. As the drummer with The Police he was part of the biggest rock band in the world. They sold over 50 million records, won 2 Brits and 5 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But his time with The Police is just a tiny part of his story. Composing operas.

Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies. Strange Things Happen indeed. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Sep 29, 2009ISBN: 9780061941962Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.

Well now you can read stories from Police drummer, Stewart Copeland in his new book Strange Things Happen: A Life . The book describes different times and situations the band was in, and what it was like working with Sting.

Well now you can read stories from Police drummer, Stewart Copeland in his new book Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo and Pygmies  . Copeland writes stories of the jokes between Sting and himself, talking about how at some times they got along more, or less than other times. One particular story Copeland writes about is the chain of events that occur on Stings birthday. From Publishers Weekly. Readers feel as if they were on stage with him, Sting and Andy Summers, sharing with us the thrill of performing with one of the great bands of all time. Publishers Weekly ). multifaceted and generous embracing of many kinds of experiences give this book an especially rich texture. He has an entertaining style and a flair for the witty and well-timed anecdote. Library Journal ). Read online.

Copeland deals with their initial years in just ten pages. It's clear that our mission, should we choose to accept it, is really to read about what Stewart did next. The next big chunk of the book takes us up to 2007, and there's a lot to tell

Copeland deals with their initial years in just ten pages. The next big chunk of the book takes us up to 2007, and there's a lot to tell. Playing polo against Prince Charles, making a film in Africa, playing with many other bands, and developing a love for the pizzica music of Salento in Southern Italy, meeting his second wife Fiona, and having a ball being a judge on the BBC celebrity duet show 'It takes two'.

A remarkable memoir from the legendary drummer with The Police. Stewart Copeland is a genuine rock legend. Rock stardom and fan obsessions.

“An excellent read.”

—St. Petersburg Times

 

“An often hilarious, always candid and astutely observed memoir chronicling a life observed, largely, from the vantage point of a drum throne.”

—Buffalo News

 

Rock legend Stewart Copeland, drummer for seminal pop trio The Police, shares his stories from before, during, and after his days with Sting and Andy Summers, in one of the most popular and influential bands of the eighties. Strange Things Happen indeed.


Reviews about Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies (7):
Anararius
I read autobiographies by Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland, in that order. If you are a fan of Sting, read his first. But don't be surprised that the book suddenly ends where he re-marries and Police conquers the world. If you are looking for musical journey as a musician and more thorough coverage of the history of Police, read Andy Summer's book first. He even shares what he was thinking about when he came up with world-famous riffs. On the other hand, Steward Copeland skipped the entire history of Police - quite disappointing, as he is THE founder of Police - and replaced it with 2-page long poem. He comes back to the reunion tour towards the end of the book, but we get to see his "other" life as a son of CIA operative on foreign soils, a roadie, a session drummer, a renowned movie scorer, and polo player (with his own team), to list a few. All three members of Police are excellent storytellers. I strongly recommend all of them to Police fans.
komandante
Articulately written, slice-of-life nonsense. Stewart is learned and his prose is beautiful, but the aimless stories, chapter after chapter, on polo horses and wiring operas is mind-numbing. Even his foray into Africa as The Rhythmatist will have you cutting Zzzs faster than Sominex. I wanted to like this book, and I wanted to learn about Mr Copeland...neither of those has happened. Save your time and money and skip this book. If you are a true music fan of Mr. Copeland and The Police and feel some deep inner “need” to read this book, and a quick 1000th listen to Outlandos D’Amour doesnt allow the urge to pass, your library hopefully owns it.
Paster
I loved this book! Stewart is so witty and so smart that all of his stories are interesting to me. I already knew he wasn’t going to cover the beginning of The Police, so I wasn’t disappointed there. What an interesting life he has led! He’s very gracious to practically everyone he speaks of, and gives praise where it belongs. I’ve always enjoyed his interviews because of his wit, his ability to make fun of himself (Stephen Stills had NO IDEA who he was- “I could have been a Jonas Brother.”), and OTHERS (a certain bass player/lead singer), all in a nice way. The reunion tour is fully discussed, so you get your Police fix there. Great stories from one of the greatest drummers.
Mot
I really could not care less about Polo, and consider it a bad vestige of Colonialism, so I flew through that nonsense with more than a few grains of salt. I would have liked to have read some details about his time with both Curved Air and his life with Sonia, as well as specifics on the first run of the Police, but that is simply not there, sorry to. say. Very disappointing. The details of the reunion tour are nice, but this book should have been a whole lot more than it is.
Era
I want to meet Stewart. Stewart sounds like an interesting person. Stewart has traveled to many places. Stewart was part of a rock band. I like rock bands. I do not like jazz. Stewart does not like jazz. Stewart and I would be good friends. Stewart and I are a lot alike. Except for the big words.
net rider
Copeland's voice/sound - in writing or music - is easily missed, which is a damn shame. His sardonic humor and what-me-worry style makes it superficially easy to give him a pass, but even a slightly less than cursory reading/listening reveals a joy that is infectious. This is a guy who has been there and done that and hasn't turned cynical a bit. He still sees and hears and feels the excitement of new exposures (but never gets all Sting about it). Definitely a man I'd want to grab a burger and a beer with!
Pryl
I'm very much into behind the scenes stories of musicians, and this book definitely fits the bill! Mr. Copeland provides very interesting insider info about his many musical undertakings. His upbringing, the result of his father's involvement with the Spy World, helps the reader to understand his look at life and travel and how things work. It was tough to put the book down! Definitely worthy of being called a cliffhanger, in my humble opinion. If you're looking for more than just a tell-all book about his life in The Police, then I would strongly recommend this. Kudos, Mr. Copeland!
allot of unrelated topics. Pretty boring to me. I did not finish this book. Another famous person coming from a background where he had a leg up. nothing wrong he still had the talent but it does not show an appreciation of his fame that I read.

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