Subject: Re: Hotel California and Satanism Date: 9 May 1993 00:46:02 GMT References: +lt;1

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From: twcaps@tennyson.lbl.gov (Terry Chan) Newsgroups: alt.folklore.urban Subject: Re: Hotel California and Satanism Date: 9 May 1993 00:46:02 GMT Organization: Department of Redundancy Department Lines: 38 Distribution: world Message-ID: <30917@dog.ee.lbl.gov> References: <1sfb6iINNhe@eli.CS.YALE.EDU> <1sh4luINNcb@darkstar.UCSC.EDU> Reply-To: TWChan@lbl.gov (Terry Chan) NNTP-Posting-Host: 128.3.12.117 prater@minerva.cis.yale.edu (Ethan Evan Prater) writes: +>On a related note, I saw the Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" is not +>about a death Phil Colins witnessed. What's the source for that? caedmon@cats.ucsc.edu (Jeffq) writes: +I thought it was about his brother drowning. But I was then told it +was about the man who raped Phil's wife. I'm just wondering if Phil even +HAS a brother and a wife. :) + +If it's the latter, one can assume that Phil 'walked in' on the act. Oh boy! Wait till you see this reference. In response to a similar query, I quote the following: "The 1977 hit was inspired by a painful incident in Phil Collin's life--but not one concerning his brother. After the singer's first wife, Andrea, left him, he poured his heart into 'In the Air Tonight.' Collins explains: 'People ask me, 'Aren't you embarassed? You're putting your private life out for all to see.' It's like I oughtn't to let people see that I was hurt, that I cry, that I do 'unmanly' things. But I'm not embarrassed by it.' Collins, 41, wed the former Jill Tavelman in 1984 and no doubt hopes this marriage doesn't end with another sad song--no matter how many records it sells." --"Walter Scott's Personality Parade," 27 September 1992, _Parade_ in _Sunday Examiner and Chronicle_ Kind of boring huh? Terry "I prefer the heroin addiction version" Chan -- Energy and Environment Division | Internet: TWChan@lbl.gov Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory | "Perfect teeth, nice smell, Berkeley, California USA 94720 | ...a class act all the way."

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