An Englishman at heart?


Friday 18 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

This tune I love takes me back to two memorable periods in my life…. 

Way back when, together with some friends we rented a mansion in central England where a certain Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner once lived (or rented too for a short time I think). Anyway, it was a pretty cool place to live for a couple of months in the 80s 🙂

Flash forward twenty odd years and through bereavement I found myself suddenly thrust back into that strange game called ‘dating’, but by now I was resident of Türkiye. One of the last concerts I have been to was held in Beşiktaş, on the European side of the Bosphorus, in Istanbul, by that very same chap, Sting.




Now, Sting is probably the all-time fave of my intended (there’s even a poster behind where I am sat as I type this)…, so as you can imagine, at this concert, one had to be seen to ‘get into it’, and as I recall, along with this very track, some bewildered Istanbulites witnessed my appalling backing vocals as I blasted out:

“I’m an Englishman in Beşiktaş!”

Can’t have been too bad – still together 🙂



3 thoughts on “An Englishman at heart?

  1. M.Winter says:

    Glad you found your place!

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  2. dayphoto says:

    You gave me a chuckle! And, like you said, it must not have been too bad.



  3. Love him, always have, a unique voice. ☺

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