08 JUN 2018: This Friday we have an old video (late eighties) of a Sting favourite which was inspired by Quentin Crisp, an eccentric Englishman who was flamboyantly ‘out’ before ‘out’ was ‘in’. What’s really right about the video however, is the very ‘New Yorkness’ of it. It evokes afternoons spent walking around city neighbourhoods. The feel is right, the mood is right, the music is spot on – especially that sax.  

Quentin Crisp is the elderly man in the video. He moved to Manhattan in 1981 where he lived in a studio apartment in the Bowery. On meeting and spending time with Crisp, Sting was inspired to write this song.



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