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Looner Moon3 April 2011 at 4:46amPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
.from the root notes to chord changes, to the details of different instruments and how they are layered, to the vocals, to the etc etc etc.
At present, I've only got PG album #1 and the latest Hit, Miss two disc set. And it was relatively recently that I got both of those. Looking forward to checking out everything in between and all the early Genesis stuff too.
Not quite sure why I posted this, except to say that it seems like a cool way to keep an open journal to other Peter Gabriel fans, as well as Peter himself should he ever buzz through.
Really glad to have found the moon club. Cheers to all!
Duddy3 April 2011 at 10:09amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Have a great journey of discovery Looner Moon! :-] I think we all love to share admiration/comments on PG here. There are lots of postings of old stuff too especially under Discography. And welcome to the Moon, good to see you here.
in the song 'book of love'
the last verse goes:
'the book of love
is long & boring
& written very long ago.
it's full of flowers
& heart shaped boxes
& things we're all
too young to know.
i love it
when you give me things
you ought to give me
you ought to give me
the song slows down here & i think that has a correlation to stephen hawkins' theory about mass & black holes. if a person could live near the Pyramids for a year, for example, they'd return home a year later & all their friends & relatives would have aged a year older than themselves. it's our only realistic chance to experience time travel. the same idea as if we could orbit around a black hole.
it's the stuff we accumulate when we say 'i do'!
it starts with a band & becomes a cycle.
a cyclon - the energy that the family releases within the home & scatters to the four corners of every room. then mom or dad come in & reverse the mess, sweeping up in a counter-clockwise motion!
the song 'the never-ending story.' always comes to mind!!
elliotte5 April 2011 at 12:21amPosts: 886 (0 today)Status: offline
welcome Looner Moon! you'll find lots of love, respect, and admiration for PG here.
imo, PG1 is brilliant. i've only had it a few months myself. Hit/Miss is okay, but as a collection, Shaking the Tree is a bit better although it has fewer tracks.
Passion is absolutely fabulous terrific amazing beautiful. not the usual stuff. prepare to fall head over heels in love.
you and i are on the same road - to collect PG stuff. i saw him for the first time last year in Montreal and was blown away. i am going to Red Rocks this June and don't plan to return to earth until sometime in August. (i also have Secret World and Growing Up vids which are fun to watch.)
FarCry6 April 2011 at 3:48pmPosts: 63 (0 today)Status: offline
Retreated off today to a millenium park to escape from work on my day off and took my ipod with me. Yes I know, you're in nature, listen to nature etc! Which I did I might add, but then I stuck on PG 1 and wandered 'round. Even climbed up a hill with a lovely view over a lake which yes lead me to the inevitable song (Solsbury Hill has been a favourite song period of mine since childhood).
Awesome how just being away from IT ALL for a few hours, listening to amazing music can completely tone down the stress levels!
Found myself somewhere to eat some lunch when I got a phonecall from my dad who had just seen Us and Scratch My Back going cheap in a music store and was I interested! Needless to say my original plan of going through the albums in order has now somewhat gone out of the window! Ooops! :-]
Still that makes 3 albums and a DVD. I'm on my way people!
rraven7 April 2011 at 3:26pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
If I ever figure out how PG makes music that will be the second before I have an anuerysim.
But the joy in trying to figure it out! Get Passion next, then PG 4 (Security) and if you can, the German version of PG 4. Good luck with your studies.
Looner Moon7 April 2011 at 10:37pmPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
I am what I refer to as a twilight zone musician. In this I play a bit of guitar, sing, write poetry, and write original melodies. I've reached the level of performing professionally from time to time in collaboration with other artists. But I also enjoy hiding under a rock to nanker about in the eternal invisible book of possible musical note combinations.
My vocal range is very similar to Peter's and I've been having a great time singing along to some songs.
I believe I may need to break out my Telecaster and dial in the right British signal path through my combined hybrid/tube amp frankenrig, and then jam along to some stuff as well.
If for some reason you do read this, Peter, I wanted to thank you personally for the song Digging in the Dirt. This tune has been an especially therapudic and healing element to me spiritually regarding some very difficult areas of my life. Thanks again so much and God bless you.
Cheers to all!
rise10 April 2011 at 8:26amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm here at the moon for a half year now (can't believe),and really need more discs : Only SMB, HIT, Car,Genesis With PG.
But I think, I know most of his songs by YouTube (My Eyes are a bit quadrated now).
Though this goes on everybodys nerves in family, I'm nearly a PG-expert now ( Not like the cracks of the moon, but related to my small knowledge before): Could tell some hours about it, but I'll better write it down, perhaps. :-]
Duddy11 April 2011 at 6:55pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
I remember getting US on cassette when it came out. I used to carry the tape around in my pocket so I knew where it was. I know, slightly silly or what? It was only it started to 'wow' a bit that I had to replace it with a CD. I still have it though, maybe I could dig in the dirt and give it a decent burial! I don't think so somehow. . .
rraven12 April 2011 at 2:41amPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy, I used to have So on vinyl, cassette and CD. Somehow the album has survived. The other two disappeared but still were in good working order ca 1999.
Looner Moon12 April 2011 at 3:58amPosts: 10 (0 today)Status: offline
Had the So cassette years back. Strange thing about that tape.
It was originally aquired from a fellow childhood neighborhood small time criminal friend. He stole it out of an unlocked car along w/a bunch of other stuff. Gave me the tape and even as a kid I really felt a certain appealing vibe to the music.
This friend unfortunately checked in to the next dimension many years later as a young adult when on St. Patrick's Day, about three years back, he was killed in a car crash driving home inebriated at 3am.
Now, the tape.I gave this to another friend of mine for his flight to go home to southern Ireland. This friend I have strong reasons to believe has also died.
I do plan on getting So again either on disc and on ipod.
I believe my recent starting point in study has done some strange things to how I've written some melodies a few days ago. It happened on a sunny front porch step day w/my '67 Gibson acoustic just noodling around.
raelovo3 May 2011 at 4:28pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
Welcome to the Moon !
Even when you know. . .you allways discover, believe me!
(posted about that on another thread here, could have posted that here too!)
pmac10 July 2011 at 6:51pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline