Mirrorball19 January at 7:35amPosts: 1624 (0 today)Status: offline
I mean mouse pads, mugs, books, T shirts, posters and things like that
Page19 January at 7:39amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I got the Gallo book and a nice PG pic I got through Ebay - early after I saw him for the first time in 83 I got a "Shock the Monkey" t-shirt - the first (and last) time I wore it, I went with some friends to the pub - there was a stripper stripping to Shock the Monkey lol I gave the t-shirt to a friend
Mirrorball19 January at 8:18amPosts: 1624 (0 today)Status: offline
A Gallo book ?
Mirrorball19 January at 8:19amPosts: 1624 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for sharing
Page19 January at 8:37amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't get me started.
Although I don't own any PG themed mug or mousepad since I don't care for those items, and had to stop collecting posters because I didn't know where to store them.
But, apart from the 503 singles in the Gabrieleum, I am quite proud of my book collection, which includes the best ever Italian translation of PG's lyrics - that's because there are two of them, and the other sucks.
DolceVita19 January at 10:47amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Collection of books, rarities of single cd, vinily etc. . .but there is a particular: they are all of my husband! (. . .but i have his approval to access)
I don't have much of official PG-stuff.
Only some posters from the OXO-Tower exhibition. But good ones: Us, Melt, and the one with the ladder, great!
Now all cd's, only once. Mexico printed. And the deluxe box 'New Blood'.
That's all! Really!
Pat Parker19 January at 3:15pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Nice topic, Ayla.
I have lots of PG and PG-related items. I've been a fan for his whole career, not necessarily a "collector", but more of a fan who happens to save little items for my memorabilia. I have never "looked" for something PG-related to buy -- don't ever go on e-bay -- not because it's a bad thing, but for me, personally, it would be a bad thing, as I'd want to buy things I really don't need
A project of mine for this year (and it was last year's project also -- see how closely related I am to PG and his mindset ), is to sort through all of my things and really organize them. I'm generally a very organized person -- that's what everyone tells me when they see me and my work (and it's true, I know), but I haven't sat down for a long, long time and sorted through things to organize them -- and during that time, I'll catalog them also - something I've never done.
As far as official PG items -- I have some posters -- one is framed because it is signed by PG for me -- it's the US Poster and on it, PG wrote, "For Pat, With Love, Peter Gabriel" -- he wrote that on the spirit of the woman's body in PURPLE Sharpie (which I had provided and requested -- to make it "real"). It's gorgeous and probably one of my most treasured items.
I have books (some signed), photos (some signed) and I have some very, very rare items, which unfortunately, I cannot even share here, except to say that I acquired them at the time for my nephew, Joe Grubb, but I have them in safekeeping for him and that's where they will stay.
As I go through my Box of PG, I will be sure to come across some "finds" and list them here, but honestly, much of the memorabilia I own is really only meant for me and my enjoyment -- my correspondence over the years with PG and staff -- that's not important to anyone but me, but to me, it's such a great collection.
Thanks again for this nice thread.
Page19 January at 4:32pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Yesterday my daughter, Alysia, picked up SO - Peter Gabriel - The Definitive Authorized Story of the Album dvd
The Ashcombe House section is really interested, lots of interviews with people who worked on SO - haven't seen it all yet
Page19 January at 5:54pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I nearly forgot my most important collection - a couple of years ago a guy posted here at the forum that he had a large collection of Real World Notes and Genesis programs he was selling for only 20.00. First person who replied got it, and I did - luckily too, he was from Vancouver.
A great package of stuff - all the Real World Notes had cd's with them - got the program for the Mama tour - Genesis with Phil Collins - I had a ticket to see that concert in Vancouver Jan. 9/84 but a few weeks earlier had ended up in the hospital with bronchitis and I wasn't in any shape to make the trip to Vancouver, so I couldn't go - still have the ticket.
Anywho I ended up sending the majority of the Real World Notes to Prog Jenn - hope she enjoyed them
I'm still connected to the fellow through twitter - nice guy
Real World notes: good.
'genesis' sfuff: bad.
But for $ 20 it's a deal nonetheless.
Page19 January at 8:47pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
The Mama/Genesis album was my first Genesis album (after seeing PG for the first time) you got to admit it it was a good album, except for the racist video that went with the Illegal Alien song
Pat Parker20 January at 12:57amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Caste -- Have you always disliked Genesis? Only ever liked Peter Gabriel solo? Just curious.
I have other things from other bands, including Genesis, and someday, as I've mentioned, I hope to have it all organized and catalogued. Ya never know when I might have to sell it on e-bay -- of course, my selling of anything PG would mean a very bad sign of the times for me, as I'd only do that if I needed to buy a kidney or something for a family member or myself. As it stands now, nothing I have is ever for sale, but I do give away things at times -- that's a different story because it's truly from the heart.
Amongst my many things, I have concert tickets, programs, cds, dvds, books and posters -- not only for PG but for other artists who I enjoy -- I love music and have attended many concerts in my time, so for those who I enjoy the most, I have some collectibles, but PG would have to be my largest collection.
One item that I have is a framed platinum SO album. I got it at the Electric Factory's Rock n Roll Auction in Philly several years ago. (Not even sure if they have the auction any longer). The auction used to have really great things and the proceeds went to Philadelphia Settlement Music School -- so it was a nice event -- Electric Factory Concerts (a huge promoter in the Philly area) was able to get items for the auction throughout the year and the fact that the proceeds helped a local music school was great also.
One year, they had the Platinum SO Album (a copy, I know) and everyone who knew me knew better than to bid against me (I worked event staff for Electric Factory, so most of the poeple there knew I'd be bidding for it). Anyway, some joker in the front kept upping the bid -- I couldn't see who it was. I finally gave up because it was way too much money for something I did not "need". Eventually, he got the item. I walked up to him later to kick him (only kidding ) and I told him how I really had wanted that but he kept outbidding me. Turns out, he was just going to sell it on e-bay or something so he let me have it -- at what he bid for it of course! (Should have stopped bidding on it much earlier and done the same thing; it would have cost me less in the end). So, I have that in my collection -- in a box it sits. Now, that might be something I'd put on e-bay someday -- it doesn't have a close personal meaning to me like my other memorabilia.
But I LOVE Genesis! I put them on par with PG's solo career, that is at the no. 1 spot (Black Sabbath a distant second, then maybe The Beatles, and so on).
I also consider 'genesis' (post-PG incarnation) as one of the finest Rock bands in the world, like for instance Queen, Dire Straits and The Police - all bands that are not Genesis, thus lesser bands.
Bands worth listening to, but whose stuff is not kosher to collect.