Friday, March 30, 2012

Peter Gabriel News for March 30, 2012

Just a couple of quick notes and then I'm off to collapse again.

New gigs for Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra:

13 May Life Festival (next to Auschwitz) Poland

29 June Hop Farm Music Festival Kent, UK

The Classic ALbums: So rockumentary aired on BBC4 and a few PG fans took pity on us poor, pathetic, clucking North American PG fans and posted it to YouTube. Thanks to Meeks Geneis Cafe and Ovian. Here's the first 10 minutes to whet your appetite:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sea Monsters (2007): National Geographic

In 2007, Peter Gabriel worked with old friends David Rhodes and Richard Evans to score a peculiar 3D film from National Geographic called Sea Monsters.  I was bitterly disappointed when the film came out because I am unable to see a 3D film because I have monocular vision. 

Last week, a PG fan kindly sent me this YouTube link of the entire film, about 40 minutes long.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

So Classic Album Episode

Just a quick blog post to let Peter Gabriel fans in the UK know that there will be an episode of the BBC 4 series, "Classic Albums" this Friday night at 21:00.

If you live in North America, you'll have to wait until the VH1 Classic cable channel decides to air the episode. If you're like me, you'll be watching You Tube like a hawk on the day after the UK show's premier.

If you live in Italy, chances are you already know about the Peter Gabriel box set back catalogue of CDs. Take it away,

After a short delay, PG's full moon video for March 2012 went up.  There was not one word about the Rush Limbaugh/ Sarah Fluke controversy.  Perhaps PG is well past the episode and is looking forward to his multitude of future projects, including getting back into the studio.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Peter Gabriel Pissed Off At Rush Limbaugh

The man everyone loves to hate, Rush Limbaugh, has really sunk to a new low now. He's gone and pissed off Peter Gabriel. Gabriel, who could have given Jesus Christ lessons on turning the other cheek, today did the unusual action of asking his people to ask Limbaugh' people to never play his music again on his show.

Last week, Limbaugh eviscerated young college student Sandra Fluke because she testified before Congress in favor of goverment supported birth control. No, I don't get it, either. I just follow the Gabriel aspect. As Limbaugh was ranting against the young woman, he played "Slegehammer" in the background.

Limbaugh states that he was just joking when he described Flute as "a slut", but nobody's laughing -- especailly Gabriel, who today, on vacation in California, had one of his employees post on all of his official websites:

'Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute.(sic) It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.'

Hopefully, the rest of Gabriel's vacation will go more smoothly. I wonder if PG picked up his staff member's spelling error. Probably not.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Peter Gabriel Releasing Many Products in 2012

...but, sadly, no new music. This information is from the community forum and has not been announced by Real World. So take with a grain of salt.
PG is reportedly set to release:

* the 25th (or is it 26th?) So Anniversary Special Edition in September
* the CD to last year's New Blood in 3D concert video
* the 1994 concert film Secret World on blu-ray
* the 1987 concert film POV on DVD (different version than the VHS release and remixed sound)

He will be doing a short tour of Germany in May with the New New Blood Orchestra. But he's also planning to do a brief world tour in September with the more traditional rock band. Whether he will play at WOMAD's anniversary show in the UK is still unknown.

I won't be seeing any PG shows or any other concert pretty much for the rest of my life. My Mom is basically crippled now and needs constant attention (even though she insists that she doesn't.) Believe it or not, when I have to choose between Mom and PG, Mom wins. But I'm sure there will be many fans who will post reviews, YouTube videos or photos so PG that are housebound can live vicariously for a few minutes at least.