Well, the title isn’t exactly right. But, hey, the world’s best biographer of the 40th president of the United States likes us. That counts for something. In fact, it counts for a heck of a lot. Thanks, Steve Hayward!
I just yesterday stumbled across the obscure cultural fact that at the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Phish—one of those hippie-jam band successors to the Grateful Dead—opened the proceedings with a dead-on cover of one of the oldest and least accessible tunes ever done by Genesis: “Watcher of the Skies,” from Genesis’s 1972 album “Foxtrot.” The thing about “Watcher” is that it’s one of those prog tunes that takes a long time to get going, and once you’re finally under way. . . well, let’s just say it’s an acquired taste and leave it at that. (Though I’ll admit it is a taste I fully acquired in college in the late 1970s. Must have been all that second-hand smoke. . .)
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