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Introduces Mozo, a mercurial stranger who would come and go, changing people's lives. The character would appear in "Down The Dolce Vita," "Exposure", "Here Comes The Flood," "Red Rain," and "That Voice Again," but the story never developed into a stage production or movie as Gabriel intended.
About Mozo's fantasy world he creates with his short wave radio. He can be anyone he wants on the air, but lives in a dumpster and is ignored in real life. Gabriel was fascinated by short wave radio and how it gets stronger as night approaches.
The name Mozo is a distortion of Moses. Other characters in the story are also plays on biblical names.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.