Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Genesis

From the time I started listening to music as a kid until now, I've always been a fan of Phil Collins not only as a solo artist, but also as a member of the rock band Genesis. He has a very unique, melodic, and high-powered voice that eloquently contributes to the greatness of his long catalogue of great songs, whether as a memeber of Genesis or as a solo artist.

Tonight Darcy and I are going to the HP Pavilion to watch Genesis in the only Bay Area stop of their reunion tour. Although Peter Gabriel is not touring with the band, Phil Collins will be playing the drums and singing, and I can't wait to see many of my favorite Genesis songs live. If I can sneak my camera in, hopefully I will have pictures to show off later in the week.

I was just thinking and drew a parallel between Phil Collins and Sting.
- Both emerged around the same time with Genesis and The Police, respectively.
- Both were the lead singers in their respective groups
- Both also played instruments. Collins on drums. Sting on bass guitar.
- Both left their bands after great success for solo careers that were also very successful
- Both participated in highly anticipated reunion tours in 2007 with their old bands
- Both reunion tours were attended by Jeff and Darcy

My favorite of that list is the last one!

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