Thursday, July 1, 2010

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Goddess Stuff

Yeah yeah, Goddess blah blah Serious Scholarship blah blah Deep Thinky Mystery Religion Stuff blah blah blah and et cetera.

So (ha!) this isn't Pagan (probably. Maybe it is; I don't know). But I am speechless and simply must share. I absolutely cannot keep this in.

See, I know the band below (well not personally), and have been listening to the pre-1976 stuff for years; yet somehow I never actually thought to look up a live performance on YouTube. And so I'm just stunned, though really I shouldn't be.

I went to high school in the 1980s. So (ha again!) I first knew this singer from that time period, and that is the image of him I'll probably always hold in my head. I mean, sure, I had heard the guy used to have a predilection for red cocktail dresses and fox masks, but still. Damn.

Because the mad March merry hare scrawny adorable long-haired pixie in the glam makeup is fucking Peter Gabriel. With that angel's voice of his mature and unmistakable though he is only twenty-three years old. Unbelievable.

P.S. I don't want to hear anyone say, Peter Who??? and then whine about being born in the 1990s or something. Oh, and get off my lawn!! Damned kids.


Apuleius Platonicus said...

Bless you for this!!

Lavanah said...

As someone who went to high school in the 1970s(gasp!) I so remember this delicious elfin boy! Thank you for the video

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What's even more unbelievable is Phil Collins with all that HAIR!

Anonymous said...

Well, this is a "day-maker"! Who knew?--Level Best

Thalia said...

I know! It's the delicious part that is just flabbergasting me.

If you get to the end of the video to the point where YouTube fills in related videos at the bottom, one of them is a performance of 'The Musical Box' from Belgian TV and he is even cuter.

Oh and the 1990s reference is because I was in a supermarket recently and what the Hel! 'Cuckoo Cocoon' from Lamb Lies Down came on the piped music thingy. I was just like !!! (yes, that is the exact expression on my face) and when I went to check out I said something to the cashier. She just looked at me blankly and said, 'I was born in 1991.'

Hecate said...

I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear my trousers rolled. said...

Phil Collins was actually kind of cute with hair! I had a boyfriend in high school (also in the '80s) who introduced me to pre-split Genesis, and took me to a Peter Gabriel concert in 1986. I was right up next to the stage (general admission was all we could afford), and when he sang "I Have the Touch" he was reaching down and touching audience members. I had to jump, but I swear he saw me and reached down extra far! (Really. I'm not delusional. Well, not most of the time.)

Unknown said...

heheheheheheh. I'm staying on your lawn, darlin' because I'm old and you made my day. I rememember this, I remember when Clapton was God and rocked hard. I remember when the Beatles made the girls scream.
Yeah yeah yeah