Peter Gabriel is nominated for a song at the Oscars, and I get myself up into a frenzy thinking I get to finally see him perform something, anything recent (desperation is something I’m comfortable with). And what do the show producers end up doing with my happiness? They turn his song into this 1 minute piece of used toilet paper mash-up medley, sandwiched between tedious Bollywood songs. John Legend tried his best to salvage the situation, but my sister and I exchanged knowing looks before she said “I feel like the song was raped.” Indeed.


My expression the whole performance.

Peter Gabriel – Down To Earth (mp3)  In its untarnished condition.

About bunkercomplex

My name is Andrea, and I'm a 23 year old Southern California girl and a newly minted Speech-Language Pathologist. When I’m not high-fiving 8-year-olds for finally producing a good /r/ sound, I fill my time with Peter Gabriel, Ayn Rand, Phil Hendrie, bicycles, Korean stationery, movie marathon nights, and baking. You can email me at bunkercomplex@gmail.com.
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3 Responses to Rant

  1. Marco Sparks says:

    I was reading something on Saturday about that being why Gabriel bowed out of performing, because they told him that his song would be part of an Oscar medley and that he had to cut it down to 65 seconds. Rightfully so, he said something in reply like, “I’m Peter Gabriel. Fuck that.”

    • bunkercomplex says:

      He looked sort of pissed when he was walking the carpet. I wanted to hug the man and just, you know, go back to London with him and stuff.

  2. Marco Sparks says:

    I’m sure he would have loved that.

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