Nemesis_474 March 2012 at 5:49pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Here's a weird little story - when I lived with my sister in Windsor, Ontario (across the river from Detroit) we seemed to enhance our weird psychic-ness - stuff happened when we were together -
So late one night I'm watching Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth on tv, and I seem to fall into a kind of trance (which is not a normal thing for me) and out of the darkness I saw a man's face coming through to me, getting closer and closer - the man had a kind of fu-manchu moustache and I was so scared I blocked it and the face went away.
Now couple of things - at the time Bowie was still making The Man Who Fell to Earth - tv a new age crystal ball??? A the man with the moustache looked a lot like Eric does with his fu-manchu moustache.
The worst experience was The Hag, I woke up and could move, but was aware of something evil standing next to my bed - staring down at me, an ugly female witch type character - and hate just radiated from her.
The Hag is a common thing that many people report. I don't have in-your-face experiences like that anymore, thank goodness they are very eerie and uncomfortable.
Now I'm not saying that face was Eric's (pls. be my composer partner) but it sure looked like him.
Here is the "Hooters" type song I wrote and sent to Steve Mountain. (I managed to get a Genesis reference in there)
Leesha said it was "whimsical"
Moses, Moses with red roses
Travels county fairs
looking to complete a pair
Moses, Moses competes
with the King avid lover
and giant killer
competes for the charms of
No more harm, no more harm
Moses, Moses eats her 3 alarm chili
3 alarm chili
Mouth burning hot he grins
As Sheba sings him a love song
Moses and Sheba get along to the fair
People stare, they don't care
Love is in the air, in the air
Moses, Moses a most happy fella
With his gal in his arms
they dance the dance at
the Genesis gala
Moses, Moses red wine and roses
red wine and roses never miss
Moses and Sheb kiss the kiss
of a true lovers kiss
Pat Parker4 March 2012 at 6:03pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree, Jen -- both PG and Genesis went their separate ways and they were able to create their own style individually. I still enjoy them both, with PG being my very favorite of course (and no, I don't get paid to say these things ).
I am, however, still a hopeless dreamer and would still love to see some sort of reunion show one day -- I am able to carry one without it, but boy oh boy, would I be happy to see something from them all collectively one day.
There are some artists though who I do not like separated -- Simon and Garfunkel for example -- loved them together, but individually, neither one does anything for me (although I recognize that they still have the same talent). Weird, but true.
I love Paul Simon's solo stuff but since you are such a great person Pat I will forgive your blasphemy
I've never really listened to PG era Genesis (blasphemy to some I know)
but I would love for them to do some sort of reunion show just because I know it would make so many people I know really happy
Nemesis_474 March 2012 at 10:28pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
That is a good song Pat.
And we danced brings back memories
Nemesis_475 March 2012 at 5:53amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
And we danced is one of those songs that just make you feel good
You are lucky to be part of that whole Philadelphia scene, Pat
Pat Parker5 March 2012 at 3:47pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't I just know it!! (being lucky to be part of the whole Philly scene) I have always been proud of Philadelphia and not so much an "I Love New York" kind of person because I know that Philly has as much to offer as NY and is often overlooked because of where it's situated -- between NY and Wasington, DC -- tourists from everywhere don't ever make time to include Philly in their visit -- and it's very sad that they don't -- they're missing so much.
Philly is and always will be my hometown and despite its problems with crime (like any other large city) it still has such rich culture and "family" feel to it.
Musically, Philly musicians are very diverse in their styles -- Hall & Oates, Todd Rungren, The Hooters, The Roots -- just those are all different in their styles, yet all very talented in their own rite.
I love living in Lancaster, PA, for sure, but Philly is still where my heart and soul are. When traveling now, I have to be careful and remember to say, "I'm from Lancaster, PA" because I almost always say, "I'm from Philly"
Speaking of traveling . . . I'm off now to begin my adventure to the west coast. In a few hours, I'll be going west, off into the sunset I'll ride (well, fly) . . . got my shades on for the bright sunny side of the country
Nemesis_475 March 2012 at 7:09pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Todd Rungren's Hello it's me is one of my favourite songs -
good luck on your trip, hope the earth doesn't get shaky on you, and if it doesn't just a small shake
Hope you win some audience type prizes
Nemesis_476 March 2012 at 12:06amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Three cringe-worth moments (or is that 4) in my crush on Cpt. Steve Stewart - regular army, signal corps. and Scotsman from Hamleton, Scotland
When I have a crush on someone, I'm not as subtle about it as I think I am. I went to a mess party, fancy flowing blue gown, high heels - the whole chick thing - after a few drinks to get my courage up, I went over to where Stu was sitting and asked him for a dance. Well, his wife was sitting next to him, and I guess she heard rumours - and she yelled at me, "Stay away from my husband" so I stood at attention and saluted her and walked away. Poor Stu
I wrote out the lyrics to "I loved you once in silence" from Camelot and gave them to him, don't remember his response.
Also bought him an expensive bottle of Scotch, which in his wisdom, he did not accept. I ended up selling it to the army mess, got my money back at least.
When I came back from Windsor, I dropped by the Jericho base and saw him, one last time - I heard later (when I was married) he was divorced. Though the Facebook Old Timer's I got a current pic of him - and he aged was, wonder if he still has that sexy Scottish accent.
Camelot- I Loved You Once in Silence. Nathan Gunn, Marin Mazzie
I loved you once in silence
I loved you once in silence
Guinevere to Lancelot - Camelot
I loved you once in silence
And mis'ry was all I knew.
Trying so to keep my love from showing,
All the while not knowing you loved me too.
Yes, loved me in lonesome silence;
Your heart filled with dark despair.
Thinking love would flame in you forever,
And I'd never, never know the flame was there.
Then one day we cast away our secret longing;
The raging tide we held inside would hold no more.
The silence at last was broken!
We flung wide our prison door.
Ev'ry joyous word of love was spoken.
And now there's twice as much grief,
Twice the strain for us;
Twice the despair,
Twice the pain for us
As we had known before.
And after all had been said,
Here we are, my love,
Silent once more,
And not far, my love,
From where we were before
Nemesis_476 March 2012 at 2:42amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline