Friday, February 13, 2009

A True Citizen of the World

Peter Gabriel opened my world when I was younger. His music and world view have influenced me deeply. The grand musician, visual visionary and one of the major consciences of the world. He introduced me to Amnesty International, Nursat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N'Dour, Tony Levin and a number of other great musicians. His label, Real World, is always on the vanguard of artistic and technological advancement. He still holds the torch for artistic expression and freedom with his protest about the Oscar cuts to his nominated song.

A true legend, Happy Birthday Peter Gabriel.

A video of one of his signature tunes: