Sunday, January 29, 2006

Peter Gabriel Wrestles With Advancement

From Yahoo!:

Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" has become the official theme of World Wrestling Entertainment's upcoming "WrestleMania 22," nearly 20 years after the song hit the top 10 in the United States.

The tune is heard in TV and online spots for the annual live and pay-per-view extravaganza. The ads began airing earlier this month and will continue through April 2, when "WrestleMania 22" touches down at the Allstate Arena in Chicago.

WWE fans logging on to are able to stream "Big Time" -- the song and its accompanying video. The site also spotlights Gabriel's best-of CD ("Hit") and DVD ("Play") collections.
As I've written before, I'm not sure if Peter Gabriel rises to the level of Advancement for me, personally, but this news certainly helps his case.


Anonymous said...

What I found flummoxing is a a preview I saw for one of his concert DVDs. It showed a clip of "Games without frontiers," where his daughter was singing Kate Bush's part. But what was more ridiculous was that they were both performing while riding Segways. There's something terribly Overt about Segways.

Advanced Genius Theory said...

You might be right about the Segways, but it is Advanced to embrace new (and seemingly ridiculous) technology, so maybe that's what's up there.