Peter Gabriel’s Guide to Houston

or, more appropriately, A Guide to Peter Gabriel’s Houston.

Anybody with even cursory knowledge of Peter Gabriel’s back catalog of songs knows he’s got one called “San Jacinto“. Die hard fans would know that the track “Fourteen Black Paintings” from the Us album was inspired by the Rothko Chapel. But did you know that Houston has it’s very own Mercy Street? We know that when they say “Here Comes the Flood,” they mean it. I highly recommend you “Down the Dolce Vita“. Are there more? “I Don’t Remember.” But “Don’t Give Up.” There’s probably “More Than This.” Gabriel’s surprisingly relevant to Houston, considering he’s “Not One of Us.”

2 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 2:30 am

    Ah, I actually enjoyed the “cuteness” of this entry. It’s clever. And yeah, I definitely agree with the flood statement.

    I guess we should start looking for street signs with some reference to “Houstonish” things.

    And we have to say hola to the paternal figure that has give the city the name–good ol’ Sammy Houston…

  2. Laurence Simon (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    I’ve considered stealing an Edloe St. sign.

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