In just a couple of days, the patron saint of drums and vox, Phil Collins, will be celebrated universally. Locally, the annual Phil Collins Day celebration (observed on February 15th) will take place in Rockaway.
Here is a quote from the day:
"As it turns out I moved to Rockaway shortly after Phil Collins Day last year. Found a big wonderful place to live by the sea. Moved here with some creative partners in hopes of being part of a close knit community. We were, like the majority of the peninsula, hit pretty badly by the storm; house destroyed, lost all of my tools, garden, etc. And the past three months have been one of recovery and rebuilding. Rockaway is strong. And it is the resilience of this community that keeps us all together.
This year, at the end of my block on 112th, we will be celebrating Phil Collins Day in full form. We will be serving hot chocolate and hot cider and hot catharsis in the form of a drum circle. People are encouraged to dress warm, and bring their own percussive instrument."
Why hasn't anyone told me this. Phil Collins is the man, he's a dick, but the man. Invisible Touch is one of the greatest/ worst songs of all time. Also there are a ton of awesome songs as well, but what the fuck. And how did this start? Part of me thinks that Phil Collins, just made it Phil Collins day, because that's something he would do. Either way, I dig it and wish I knew more about this.