Friday, March 08, 2013

Bye Bye Meeks Genesis Cafe

Back in the late 1990s, there were shovelfuls of websites and fan pages devoted to Peter Gabriel and/or Genesis.  I had one of them but it went down after I ran away to the UK because of a mental breakdown.  Anyway, just about all of those websites are gone.

Here's another one to add to the list -- Meek's Genesis Cafe.  The site owner but this announcement up today on Facebook:

I would like to take a moment to say goodbye to the Genesis Community as I know it. It really is time for me to gracefully decline. There will no longer be Meek's Genesis Cafe on FB or anywhere else as my radio will also close soon. If ever I do come back it won't be for Genesis Only..I would like to thank those who have been so supportive of me (not always easy) through the years. I have built many relationships that I would like to keep so if you want to continue those relationships (you all know who you are) . Everything will be closing shortly...carry on.

This was a real quality site and it has no substitute.  It's a sad day for Peter Gabriel and Genesis fans.  I guess it's back to where we were in the 1980s where we just sat in our rooms and imagined stuff about our favorite man and our favorite band.

EDIT: The site may be back.


Anonymous said...

Hello I run/own a genesis fan site which includes all members of genesis (Peter Gabriel too).

We have been for some time looking at running a web radio station.... we did approach Mike Carzo a while ago when he first closed meeks cafe but talks didnt go anywhere and then he set it up again.

We are looking at the practical side of running a genesis/solo radio show etc.... which a bit more human interaction.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Mark and Michael at The Genesis archive

RenaSherwood said...

Yes, it seems Meek's Genesis Cafe is going stick around a little longer.

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to run a web radio show and have no time to spare on such an endeavor.

Good luck to you.