Posts by foxtwin

    I got Columbus - here's how it went

    Logged in 30 minutes early

    At 10 early it refreshed the page and said wait to be put into the queue

    At 0 minutes I was put in the queue with 600+ ahead of me (not bad)

    When that ran up I got the map screen of the arena (here's where it got slightly weird)

    I picked a section that (when I hovered my mouse over it) said tix were $250

    I found two seats near the front that were available (already many unavailable)

    Clicked next ... message said those seats were taken!

    Found two other seats in a same-priced section (other side of arena)

    Clicked next ... same message that I was beaten to those seats

    Found two others seats in a same-priced section

    Clicked next ... total is $1,200! what?! The price suddenly changed for that section!

    Clicked back to find new seats and now many are filling up

    Found some "at the very tiny people at the back" section - sigh

    Clicked next ... message said "sit tight, we're getting your tickets"

    ... waiting ... waiting ... then it times out and says "the timeout is give everyone a fair shot" (>:|)

    I go back *again* to the arena map and now there's hardly any seats in the price range I want (and none where 2 are together!)

    SUDDENLY! A bunch of seats become available! (I guess others got timed out??)

    Found two seats *near* the first section I was trying for - GOT EM!

    I'm pleased enough with my seats and the price (I expected over $200 - got them for $250 ea.)

    but lordy lord I CALL SHENANIGANS on the deceptive pricing, the "available" seats becoming "unavailable" when I clicked to buy them, the unfair timeout (when it was them, not me, who was taking their time), and the sudden re-emergence of seats!

    Good luck everyone! I saw seats priced at $800+ and those weren't even on the floor.


    Not for nothing but Silver Rainbow would be a very odd song to end an album on.

    That said, it's a very odd song no matter where it falls in the running order. I'm very fond of it.

    Agreed and agreed. The song just doesn't make much sense, but it's what I love about it

    I think I started a thread like this (maybe?) and I had the same rules but I added one more stipulation: it can only have a complete runtime of 45-50 minutes--that's when it starts to really hurt!

    An odd one to do is the "Genesis" album because, there were no B-sides were there? The solution for me would be to simply remove Illegal Alien and include the long versions of Mama and It's Gonna Get Better, then mix it up a little.

    Mama (long version)

    Home by the Sea

    Taking it all Too Hard

    That's All

    Just a Job to Do

    It's Gonna Get Better (long version)

    Silver Rainbow

    I got two Genesis songs and one PC immediately. The third took some thinking about but after mulling over a few songs , I got Jesus He Knows Me. The ones I got straight away were Dreaming While You Sleep, Domino and of course In The Air Tonight. . I think that will my limit as I m not so familiar with PC songs.

    Yeah, those are the 3 from Genesis - honorable mentions would be:

    Only Your Love (Ant's song, sung by Phil in a demo)


    You Might Recall ("all of our lives")

    For Phil, In the Air Tonight and All of My Life have been mentioned ... but there are:

    3 on "No Jacket Required,"

    a b-side,

    2 from "But Seriously" (All of My Life already named, so one more),

    1 from "Both Sides"

    ... and probably more that I can't even think of ...

    Saw a Barry Williams Show CD single and it had two tracks of the song, the "Unadulterated" version (which I assume is just the single) and also an "Adulterated" version ... anyone know what that's about? Does it have different lyrics or something?

    I would like to know your (anyone's) honest thoughts about the songs on the Spot the Pigeon EP:

    Match of the Day


    Inside and Out

    I'll save my opinions for now but suffice it to say, these songs confuse me.

    Thank you

    the first and last tracks of each of those sides share the same number of words?

    the lamb lies down on broadway - 6

    the grand parade of lifeless packaging - 6

    dodo lurker - 2

    another record -2


    Let the setlist speculation begin!

    Well, it must be safe to assume that Domino (Part 1: In the Glow of the Night and Part 2: The Last Domino) will be in the list, ya?

    I find it fascinating that part of this song's title is the name of the tour (mostly because it is one of my absolute favorites) - does it mean anything or is it just a catchy way to say, "this *might* be the last ... tour"?

    As for other songs, well, I'm expecting more hits than usual--maybe we get the dropped ones from TIOA like In Too Deep (in lower key), That's All (which still sounds good today methinks), and/or perhaps the full Cinema Show (if they key and chords and tunings are figured out).

    I have done this, too, but for other people either giving them songs they already like or trying to get them into Genesis a little bit. It all depends on their tastes. But it often works because I believe there is enough variety in Genesis that anybody can find something they like from the catalog.

    For example, for someone who liked Zeppelin and Sabbath I tried to compile some heavier, rhythmic, and guitar-centric stuff (I try not to go over 1 hour or else it could be overkill):

    Down and Out

    Can Utility and the Coastliners

    Dancing with the Moonlit Knight



    Firth of Fifth

    In that Quiet Earth


    I think The Knife would be a good part of this but again, I kept it under an hour.

    I quite liked this mix and sequence so I made a copy for myself.

    Everything great about early Genesis was here on Nursery Cryme and in my humble opinion, it only got better from here (i.e. I think Foxtrot, Selling England, and Lamb improved upon this foundation). Some quick thoughts that maybe haven't been said before:

    Musical Box - I love it, of course, but the family doesn't always like it when I play it in the car when the parts get loud and soft so suddenly and so often--but I love it.

    For absent Friends - could have used a chorus, otherwise ok

    Hogweed - Love the guitar work - still sounds great today

    7 Stones - oh sweet mellotron!

    Harold the Barrel - people forget these guys had a sense of humor

    Harlequin - vastly underrated song (even by the band?)

    Fountain of Salmacis - nothing, nobody, nowhere, never has done anything like this and if they tried, it wouldn't be as great as this masterpiece - and if you haven't played the outro/guitar solo at bookshelf-shaking-full-volume (particularly the live version on 3SL) or at 11 then prepare to be transported out from your body

    In the outro of A Trick of the Tail, a few bars after "hello friend, welcome home," there's a little grunt or "hmph" sound, like a little creature or something just crossed their arms and pouted. I don't know what it is or why it's there but I always find it funny. Sadly, it's slightly lost in the box set stereo remix, hmph!

    Here's the Rolling Stone article dated August 15, 2018


    Collins spoke to Banks and Rutherford when they saw his solo show in London last summer. “They both were raving about Nic,” says Collins. “Mike made the appropriate comment of, ‘He just gets it. He just gets what is needed and what is required and why you’re doing this for that song.’ I thought that was a wonderful thing to say. He was 16 at that point. I think that, yeah, if we did anything I think it would have to be with Nic on drums because I don’t think I’m capable of it. I think their opinion of Nic is high enough for them to take him onboard as part of the band.”

    ... Probably won't happen, but never say never huh?