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