The Genesis of an Experiment
This is an experiment.
Not like a Beaker-from-the-Muppet-Show experiment. I'm not mixing chemicals in a lab here. And I don't have buggy eyes without eyelids. That's just creepy.
And no, I don't intend for this post to explode and singe anyone's hair. But it will be fun to see what you all come up with.
I have noted from previous replies and direct e-mails that some of you are almost as interested as yours truly in the prospect of a Genesis reunion--a real one, with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett from the "classical" line-up of the early 1970s. So I'm going to update you on that with the latest breaking news, probably before you see it anywhere else.
For the rest of you, perhaps most of you, here's a challenge: Name your favorite Genesis song and why, or your least favorite and why. Or you can just play the role of David here and make a bad Genesis song pun.
Like telling me that you can't think of anything to say "Tonight, Tonight. Tonight."
(I know it's weak; that's why I'm turning it over to you.)
Now to the news ...
Phil Collins gave an interview this month to BroadwayWorld.com, and one of the questions concerned the rumors of a Genesis reunion. Here are a few excerpts from his reply:
-- "We all got together to talk about this last November; all five of us with Peter and Steve. This is something we may do in a couple of years."
-- "There is certainly nothing planned. If that didn’t come together because of various people’s schedules, then maybe the three of us, me, Tony [Banks] and Mike [Rutherford] might do something. I would do it with the drop of a hat."
-- "We actually got a little bit of time booked for the three of us just playing around, jamming together in October. There’s nothing fixed though!"
So there you have it. I suspect that it WILL happen by the end of 2007, but that's just a guess based on his expressed interest and the fact that Peter and Steve should be able to work it into their schedules by then. And if I'm wrong, well ... I hope you won't hold it against me.
We'll just call it a "Misunderstanding."