Thursday, November 10, 2005

Playlist - Phil Collins Edition

I have a feeling I'm going to get hell for this week's playlist...

On the occasion of Phil Collins' concert tonight in Dubai, I feel it's time to reappraise his long, successful career. For quite some time old Phil has been seen as a tragically uncool performer, and it's mostly been his own fault for releasing way too many dodgy over-produced ballads, pointless duets and gimmicky songs with overdone videos, both solo and with Genesis. And his decidedly non-rock star looks (see above, he looks like an accountant!!) certainly haven't helped matters ... However, looking back to earlier days you will find some classic gems in the midst of all the crap that still sound good today, and here are my favorites.... besides the obvious monster hit:
  1. I Don't Care Anymore
  2. Inside Out
  3. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
  4. If Leaving Me is Easy
  5. It Don't Matter To Me

Don't worry.. I'll have some hip new releases next week!


  1. Good choice....but only dinosaurs would know him I guess. My favorite song of his would be .... without doubt.... "Against all odds" :)

  2. zaydoun, what the hell man. this post is such a cop-out! we should do kenny g next week

  3. For me this is the best playlist ever, I have so many favorites besides yours ... here are some: long long way to go, do you remember, can't stop loving you, against all odds and separate lives.

  4. Oh my God.. what have I done??!!

    Separate Lives (yuck!) makes me throw up every time I hear it. Sorry folks

    HWKW... back with cutting edge stuff next week

  5. shno?? sopranos gam yghanee???

  6. Zed:

    You certainly have a highly evolved and might I add, an eclectic taste in music, food and wine.

    My all time favourite of Phils' has got to be ' A Groovy Kind of Love'. Fashionable, it may no longer be but they don't make 'em like Phil anymore(oddly enough, he don't seem to make 'em like he used to, either) :)

    More than an accountant, the picture you have posted of him, (and with due respect to Mr Collins ) makes him look more like a London cabbie or a bouncer than anyone else.
    La Bella Isabella
    I didn't see you at the concert in Dubai yesterday.Busy making arrangements for the 'Janet Jackson - Live in Kuwait', are we?

    If it ain't a sold out performance already, me and a bunch of lads from the neighboring Kingdom of Near - Hell should very much like making this trip to Kuwait.

  7. The one I remember the most by Phil Collins is Just Another Day in Paradise. Used to like it alot as a kid, and I used to like Genesis overall.....still love I can't dance! Actually I think ill download that one now!

  8. just like Q all I remember from phill collins is Just Another Day In paradise, didn't like when Brandy and what's his name redid it, botherd me a little =/

  9. Isabella.. yeah right. Imagine Janet Jackson here!

    And "Groovy" is an awful song too!

  10. fyi:

    Kuwait's Burgan Oil Field, World's 2nd Largest, Is `Exhausted'
    2005-11-10 03:29 (New York)

    By James Cordahi and Andy Critchlow
    Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Kuwaiti oil production from the world's
    second-largest field is ``exhausted'' and falling after almost six
    decades of pumping, forcing the government to increase spending on
    new deposits, the chairman of the state oil company said.
    The plateau in output from the Burgan field will be about 1.7
    million barrels a day, rather than as much as the 2 million a day
    that engineers had forecast could be maintained for the rest of
    the field's 30 to 40 years of life, said Farouk al-Zanki, chairman
    of state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. Kuwait plans to spend about $3
    billion annually for the next three years to expand output and
    exports, three times the recent average.
    To boost oil supplies, ``Burgan by itself won't be enough
    because we've exhausted that, with its production capability now
    much lower than what it used to be,'' al-Zanki said during an
    interview in his office in Ahmadi, 20 kilometers south of Kuwait
    City. ``We tried 2 million barrels a day, we tried 1.9 million,
    but 1.7 million is the optimum rate for the facilities and for
    Persian Gulf oil producers, which supply about a fifth of
    world demand, are rushing to find new reserves and build more
    pipelines and export terminals to compensate for declining output
    from older reservoirs. Any delay in replacing supplies may push
    oil prices higher and slow economic growth, the International
    Energy Agency said in a report this week.
    To be sure, the plateau in supply if achieved would be higher
    than a projection from the IEA. This week the Paris-based group
    said output from the Greater Burgan area will increase from 1.35
    million barrels a day in 2004 to 1.64 million a day in 2020,
    before falling to 1.53 million a day in 2030. The field now pumps
    between 1.3 million and 1.7 million barrels a day, al-Zanki said.

  11. (kila ma6goog.... fa6astneeee min althi7ik LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL)

    To be honest, Zaydoun... I like this playlist more than the cutting edge stuff. You should have also added "The Land of Confusion"... to bring back memories of Music Box in KTV2 back in the 80s.

  12. For all you music aficionados and film buffs out there, here's something to tickle your funky musical bone, especially at a time such as this. - where music and film needs converge.

    If you like it, please make sure to recommend it - if you don't, please don't go out of your way to rubbish it!


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