Here's another music industry connection that came to my attention recently.
On 9/11/2001, of all days, Sting held an important concert in Italy:
...All This Time is a live album and concert film by Sting, recorded and filmed on 11 September 2001. It was recorded at Il Palagio [Sting's residence on the hills of Tuscany] in Italy in front of a select audience drawn from his fan club and features live versions of Sting's songs from his The Police and solo song catalogue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...All_This_Time
The concert was particularly important because it was supposed to be played live on the italian radio, streamed on the internet, while a DVD and an album were to be made out of it.
The detail about the live stream on the internet sounds a little surprising to me because in 2001 streaming technologies were really crappy -- and anything live would be either very choppy or look very very bad. So I hardly see the point of doing it, especially from the IT undeveloped hills of Tuscany, unless maybe if one knew the internet was about to be knocked out that day anyway.
Among the musicians that rehearsed and were planned to guest star during the concert, was Cheb Mami, whose performance was canceled. I guess the arabic world wasn't very popular that day.
The DVD of the concert comes with a documentary that describes the preparation of the concert during the days leading to it. So we are shown Sting being "shocked" by the events, and the ensuing discussion whether or not to do the concert anyway. This is all happening on the afternoon of 9/11 -- late morning in the U.S. Barely one or two hours after the events.
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFLYZdJAtxA
I don't know what to make of all this -- it is anybody's guess. Apparently the concert was supposed to open with "Fragile" anyway, and so it did.
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZv2ZiCWP0Y
The selected public came (see picture below), and enjoyed the concert.
The "select audience drawn from his fan club", from the official DVD
Of course this could all be a coincidence (another of the many), or the date might have been picked following the suggestion of some producer, at the musicians' expense. Sting's connections to the big masonic-zionist world of Hollywood and L.A. are probably multiple. It remains to see how significant they are.
But I certainly don't like seeing the guy using official keywords like "the world has changed", barely hours after the events.