Peter Gabriel


Thotch are of course a made-up parody band created for the BBC comedy series ‘Brian Pern: A Life in Rock’. This show was a complete send up of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, but it was hilarious. The series was written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, and directed and produced by Rhys Thomas. The show had many famous actors including: See list here Peter Gabriel, said this of the series: “It made me laugh a lot, even though it was…

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Who Has Sampled Genesis?

Tracks that have sampled Genesis songs Here is a small list of tracks from various genres (Hip-hop, dance, trance, techno) that have sampled Genesis songs. There seems to be quite a lot of Hip-Hop artists sampling Genesis. However, this should not come as a surprise as the world of hip-hop has been taken with Phil Collins for years. I enjoy the idea of artists sampling Genesis songs into other genres. To me it’s progressive. It’s similar to the original wave…

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Music XR

Existing Music VR Surge Surge presents one of the most interesting abstract music videos on the Rift. It is a real-time completely unique VR music video. You start on an infinite plan and tiny blocks start to appear. These tiny blocks pulsate to the beat of the dark and electronic music. Vinyl Reality Vinyl Reality is a fun DJ software developed by EntroPi Games in collaboration with professional DJ’s. Load up your personal music collection and mix your favourite tracks…

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What is the metaverse? Now, it is many different virtual worlds in which you can play, collaborate, and share ideas. Each metaverse has been developed by several companies and include: Microsoft, Meta, Roblox, Spatial, Second Life, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Horizon Worlds, VRChat and Rec Room. The metaverse is not restricted to only using the Internet in VR. A lot of it is accessible through a regular computer or a smartphone. However, soon some of it will be a hologram in…

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eXtended Reality

XR is an umbrella term for the following: VR (Virtual Reality) – The use of Head-Mounted displays to immerse users into a virtual environment. AR (Augmented Reality) – Phone or tablet based are more widespread, although headsets do exist. They overlay content onto the physical world (like Snapchat,) but are not strict on changes in the physical world. MR (Mixed Reality) – Headset-based that integrate the graphics of the virtual world into the physical world. This XR takes into account…

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Let’s begin our playful adventure into a Music Metaverse! Welcome to the world of Musical Blox, an XR company that is changing the way we experience music and the arts. Our platform allows users to immerse themselves in a virtual world filled with endless possibilities, where they can create, collaborate, and express themselves through music, art, and storytelling. With an ever-expanding library of virtual instruments, tools, and resources, Musical Blox offers a truly unique and interactive experience for artists and…

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Highly Detailed Recreations of Peter Gabriel’s Costumes

Thomas Manchon has recreated the classic Peter Gabriel costumes from the Genesis era. These highly detailed masks, costumes and props have been painstakingly reproduced from videos and other sources. The attention to detail is astounding! Thomas first created the flower mask in 2015 after observing that many tribute bands seemed to be recreating this particular mask wrong. Years later, his wife found parts for the fox in a bag lying in the street. This inspired Thomas to start recreating all…

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The Return of The Giant Hogweed

HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI The song tells us about the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianium), originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, being introduced to Britain in the early nineteenth century by a Victorian explorer. However, Peter Gabriel uses poetic licence as it was introduced before the reign of Queen Victoria. The so-called Toxic Giant Hogweed, which can cause massive blisters and ulcers if it comes into contact with the skin or blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. The song went…

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