Sunday, December 26, 2010

Peter Gabriel New Version Wallflower to End 2010

Boxing Day is the anniversary where I finally left Mitch, my abuser. He'd hit my four month old puppy for peeing on the floor. The penny finally dropped and I gathered up the pup and was out of there for good. That puppy is now a slightly overweight Americanized six year old with a brand new collar and I swore that yesterday she figured out how to say "mommy" in order to get me to take her for a walk.

But reading about me is not why you're here. You want to read about Peter Gabriel. OK, let's go. During Christmas week, Peter Gabriel unofficially released this video, recorded "sometime in late November" of his 1982 song, "Wallflower" about political prisoners. That's Tom Cawley accompanying him on piano. He'd sent is as a gift to former Irish President Mary Robinson, who was leaving one charity to work on another. The video was tacked onto the end of a nearly 13 minute monthly vlog on PG's official website. In a couple of hours, PG fan MOZOtheMecurial had been able to isolate the track and posted it on YouTube. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

30th Anniversary of John Lennon's Murder

Not a happy day. On the one hand, it's nice that John Lennon is still appreciated, on the other hand all of the media attention to the 30th anniversary of his murder makes the pain all the more intense. It's as if all of the 30 years of grieving have suddenly rolled up into one ball of ache.

And ever since 1986 I wonder if one day I'll turn on the Internet and see the same thing happen to Peter Gabriel. He often wanders about without a bodyguard. One thing I know -- I can't survive another 30th anniversary of a death of a man I love and worry about.

There have been many tribute songs to Lennon but Paul Simon's was the best, in my opinion.