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40th, 50th and 60th Anniversary for Lego and Genesis (2018)

It’s said now that people will be shorter in height They can fit twice as many in the same building site As the Musical Brick combines Lego and Genesis, here’s an interesting observation: 2018 is an anniversary year for both entities. 1958 On January 28 1958, the original patent for Lego the bricks was signed. Since then, the Danish construction toy has exploded to become a global brand. In fact the first ever bricks to be made in the 1950s…

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Genesis 1975 Pioneering Multimedia Stage Recreated in Lego

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Tour Stage Complete With Slides This groundbreaking experiment in total theatre had slide projections, laser projections, costumes and kinetic stage lighting. Merged together this performance translated Peter Gabriel’s complicated musical narrative into a visceral, memorable multimedia experience for all that saw it back in 1974/75. Over the past few months I have been communicating with Michael Pellerin (Pellerin Multimedia) about his creative work on enhancing the Lego stages to incorporate lights (Hope to write…

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The Moog Sub Phatty Luxury Setup You Can Afford

Believe it or not, this is made from Lego This audio setup was created by Quy Chau, and uses so many ingenuous techniques, such as using wheels for speakers dials and subwoofers, and a steering wheel piece makes the best earphone cups. The Moog Sub Phatty is the synthesizer which sits in the middle of this scene.

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Happy New Year 2018

What an incredible year we’ve had! Two major highlights in 2017: Thanks to everyone for your continued support! Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you all, happy new year!    

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Lego Minifigures Featured On Peter Gabriel’s Website

In the Beginning In 2014 I designed and created the classic bat-wings costume and but it on my personal blog and Instagram page. Later on in the year, Real World Records expressed interest in the flower-mask and bat-wings via email. Peter Gabriel wanted them for his personal archive. I was so totally blown away by this amazing recognition from the man himself, that I continued to design and build a further 12 costumes. Knowing that Peter Gabriel loved the mashup,…

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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Illustrated

This is the beginning of a long term project by Nathaniel Barlam to illustrate the entire “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” album. New videos will be uploaded for free upon their completion. Please support this project by checking out Nathanian’s Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/nbarlam Side one We open on Manhattan in 1974, groggily awaking from its turbulent night. Rael, our reluctant protagonist, emerges from a subway into the light to see a lamb, of all things, lying down in the middle…

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School of Rock – Genesis

The video clips of these talented young musicians playing all types of music needs to be shared. We will share the Genesis songs 🙂 For over a decade, School of Rock has taught guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys through an innovative performance-based method. Students are put through a series of private lessons and group rehearsals and then get to show off what they learn on real rock stages to real rock audiences. Over 200 locations in the US, Brazil,…

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The Magical The Beautiful The Marillion

Marillion mean different things to different people. So I’m going to share one little happy anecdote about how this incredible band is a sound track to my life. I always skipped the song “Map of the World” on the CD when it was first released; to pop, to happy… However two years later as I was setting off on my backpacking adventure, this song was on my minidisc collection.”Map of the World” captures the story of my life at that…

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Peter Gabriel Live on Rockpalast TV (1978) is Now Complete

On 15 September 1978, Peter Gabriel was recorded live at Grugahalle, Essen in Germany for the now legendary Rockpalast TV programme. The band is kitted out with reflecting construction worker vests, builder’s gloves and shaven heads. The Band Peter Gabriel – vocals and piano Tony Levin – bass, vocals Jerry Marotta – drums, vocals Sid McGuiness – guitar, vocals Larry Fast – synthesiser Timmy Capello – keyboard, saxophone For Rockpalast: Technical Director – Ernst Höller Vision Engineers – Hans Breuer,…

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7 Occasions Peter Gabriel Sang Genesis Songs After Quitting the Band

Seven Occasions When Peter Gabriel Sang Genesis Songs In Public After Leaving the Group in 1975   As with any artist who wishes to go solo, they normally want to make a name for themselves outside of their previous band. However not wanting Genesis fans to go home completely disappointed, his show during the 1977 tour ended with “Back in New York City”. The next year he closed out the night with “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”. He even…

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