Peter Gabriel: say hello to my little friend

Peter Gabriel hasn’t been a big star for about 20 years, but at least he’s keeping busy. The former Genesis frontman has launched a site called The Filter, designed to recommend movies and music from the limitless mass on the Internet. Gabriel explains to the AP: “If you have this little friend on your shoulder, that can pick out music to listen to and films to look at, it’s something I would use, provided I could steer it a little.” That’s a trippy quote. Who is this “little friend on your shoulder”? Phil Collins? I already know my own taste in music. Styx, Moby, and yes, on occasion, Peter Gabriel. Here’s his classic 1982 video for “Shock the Monkey.” Maybe the monkey’s on his back (or his shoulder).

—Posted by David Gianatasio