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When the final curtain falls

Some left overs from Tuesday 22nd of March. If Genesis would not have three postponed gigs in the O2 in London, this would probably have been their last concert. Again, thanks for the memories!

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The Last (?) Domino – Genesis

The Netherlands, Amsterdam – March 2022

After fifty years Genesis is touring the world for what seems a final time in The last (?) Domino Tour. I admit I was a bit skeptic, having heard the you-tube video’s of the shows in 2021, given Phil Collins’ health issues. Seeing him enter the stage slowly, sitting down was emotional, and a bit scary. But when he sat he was there, eyes firing, witty (‘now we only have old songs’ (referring to his anger at a Dutch audience in 1981 in Leiden), playing the audience as he used to do. And singing his heart out. No longer able to play the drums. He is fragile, but what a persona on stage, his voice beautifully supported by two backing singers, and his son Nic Collins on drums. What a talent. The other oldies Mike Rutherford (hopping around as always) and Tony Banks (stoic and focused), with Daryl Stuermer blowing the roof of the Ziggo Dome. At times it was emotional, the music was a bright mix of their prog and pop period, with standards (I know what I like) and classics (Cinema Show, In that Quiet Earth/Afterglow, Firth of Fifth). Standing the age of time, showing an impressive body of work over the years. It was a beautiful and moving farewell, that ended with The Carpet Crawlers: you got to get in to get out. Chills and goose bombs, perfect sound and a band at work smoothly, after a break of 15 years. Thanks for the memories guys.

And it was a nice time to use my iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Blood on the Rooftops

England, Southwell – December 2018

Dark and grey, an English film, the Wednesday Play
We always watch the Queen on Christmas Day
Won’t you stay?

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Music clips

Blood On The Rooftops – Genesis
Dark and grey, an English film, the Wednesday Play
We always watch the Queen on Christmas Day
Won’t you stay?

Though your eyes see shipwrecked sailors you’re still dry
The outlook’s fine though Wales might have some rain
Saved again.

Let’s skip the news boy (I’ll make some tea)
The Arabs and the Jews boy (too much for me)
They get me confused boy (puts me off to sleep)
And the thing I hate – Oh Lord!
Is staying up late, to watch some debate, on some nation’s fate.

Hypnotised by Batman, Tarzan, still surprised!
You’ve won the West in time to be our guest
Name your prize!

Drop of wine, a glass of beer dear what’s the time?
The grime on the Tyne is mine all mine all mine
Five past nine.

Blood on the rooftops – Venice in the Spring
Streets of San Francisco – a word from Peking
The trouble was started – by a young Errol Flynn
Better in my day – Oh Lord!
For when we got bored, we’d have a world war, happy but poor

So let’s skip the news boy (I’ll go make that tea)
Blood on the rooftops (too much for me)
When old Mother Goose stops – they’re out for 23
Then the rain at Lords stopped play
Seems Helen of Troy has found a new face again.

 

I know what I like, and I like what I know

This photo I took on a horse show at The Brendon PyeCombe  Show Ground in West-Sussex.
The word ‘show’ associates in my head with the song ‘I know what I like’ by Genesis.

I know what I like, and I like what I know;
Getting better in your wardrobe, stepping one beyond your show

England, Brighton – May 2017

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Against the Odds: Phil Collins 1981

This weekly theme is ‘Against the Odds’.

Michelle promised bonus points for a photo of Phil Collins, well here it is.

October 3th 1981, Groenoordhal Leiden. Genesis is on tour promoting their Abacab album.  Genesis’ frontman Phil Collins remembers that night as he got angry when  the Dutch audience booed the new songs: “Just to make it worthwhile for people who like the old shit….”. (the quote starts at 54:15).

In August 2008 he came back to Leiden when his daughter Joeley married. In an interview he said that Genesis was first booed in 1981 in Leiden, so he returned with mixed emotions. But he was joking ‘I hope the father and mother of my son in law did not attend the gig’.

Against all odds’ was already written by Phil Collins on the 3th of October 1981, but still on the shelf. The Groenoordhal no longer exists.  And Phil Collins? He is luckily not dead yet and just published his autobiography by that title. A remarkable career in music. And a brilliant drummer and musician.

The Netherlands, Leiden – October 1981

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