December 19, 2007, - 3:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In Judaism, when you are mourning a close relative you cannot listen to music. In mourning a parent, one is not supposed to listen to music for a year (there are other restrictions, like no concerts, movies, gatherings, parties, weddings, etc.). Since I love to listen to music, that’s been the toughest restriction on me in mourning my late father.
But nothing says I can’t post videos and music on my site for you to listen to. Would love to see these guys in concert–they are on a reunion tour which is getting rave reviews–when my mourning period is over. One of my favorite songs is this one from Genesis’ “Duke” album. I like the “Three Sides Live” version even better, so I’ve posted both. Hard to believe this song is almost 28 years old (from 1980). The conventional wisdom is that Peter Gabriel was the best of Genesis’ lead singers, but I disagree. He’s over-rated. Phil Collins’ talent–vocals AND drums–was and remains enormous. Songs like this, “Abacab,” and “Home By the Sea” are great. Have you seen them in concert? How were they?
Tags: Abacab, Debbie Schlussel, Duke, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Three Sides Live