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Phil-anthropy

In the dictionary the word “philanthropy” is defined as, “An activity performed with the goal of promoting the well-being of fellow man.” We here at “One More Knight” find that word very appropriate for describing any number of the actions and activities carried out by one Phil Collins.  That being said, as  suitable as it would be to constantly refer to him as a “philanthropist” for all of the well-being he has bestowed upon his fellow man with countless musical and charitable contributions, the word still fails to appear aesthetically pleasant in its written or typed form— much like Phil Collins’ name when it is not accompanied by a titular “Sir.”

To remedy this problem we’ve chosen to create a new version of the word.  This version requires a hyphen to differentiate the fact that he who is being so generous to mankind is in fact named “Phil.” Seeing as there are very few people named Phil who are on par with Mr. Collins in the field of “philanthropy” (note: no hyphen here because we are talking about the general practice of Philanthropy) we can assume that any mention of “Phil-anthropy” (or a “Phil-anthropist“) does not require a specific mention of the surname of said extremely talented and giving individual and that it is indeed referring to Phil Collins.

We hope this new usage does not cause any confusion as it sounds identical to the previous version of the word.  However, speakers should feel free to pause between “Phil” and “anthropy” if they so please.

Now that we’ve introduced you to our new word, it’s only fair that we use the word in a proper context to better advise you of its usage. Pay close attention:

A great performer is engaging in a wonderful act of “Phil-anthropy” by offering fans a chance to win two free tickets to see him live in New York on June 25th at the Roseland Ballroom.  He is a great “Phil-anthropist.”

Roseland? June 25th?

Now that we’ve remedied the language problem that comes along with referring to Phil Collins and  acts of philanthropy in the same sentence; we suggest the British Government and Royal Family remedy the issue that comes up when one discusses Phil Collins and Knighthood in the same breath.  And if you live in the New York area, try to get your hands on those free tickets!

Not Phil Collins Good

There are certain qualitative and quantitative measuring sticks for greatness. Rolling Stone Magazine and most music magazines for that matter use an antiquated star  (or record) system to tell you that the latest John Mayer album somehow qualifies as listenable (3 stars) or that the new Vampire Weekend is the next classic rock record despite the fact that it only appeals to people wearing skinny jeans and ironically pretending to count Kenny G as a musical influence. The point is, while star rating systems are all well and good to those who want some sort of arbitrary scale wholly detached from reality of the fact that anything we react to as viscerally as music or even the food at restaurants cannot be rated by something as innocuous as stars, forks, or film reels; we here at “One More Knight” know that there is a better way to measure the pure greatness of almost anything.

It wasn’t until the past week that we were made aware of this ingenious way of determining the prominence of particular societal contributions from caffeinated water to Wedding DJ youtube videos, but you might say it was in the air all along.  Thanks to a great new site, we are now aware that there is only Phil Collins good and good, but not Phil Collins good.

If we were to use this rating system to rate the state of the world right now, we’d say the current state of the world is good, but not Phil Collins good. After all there’s that horrible oil spill in the gulf, the American State of Arizona seems generally ridiculous, and Phil Collins has yet to be knighted. Only one of those things has to be fixed for a ratings upgrade. Can you guess which one?

In any case we wholeheartedly recommend a visit to this great site and also that the office of the Prime Minister see fit to announce impending Knighthood for soon-t0-be Sir Phil Collins.  Other than that, have a happy Monday. We hope it’s Phil Collins good.

p.s. Follow us and But Not Phil Collins Good on Twitter.

UK Land of Confusion

There’s been a lot of chatter going on in recent days about today’s UK vote over which party will win control the British government and things have gotten a bit nasty on all fronts. Labour party members have resorted to calling their own Gordon Brown, “the worst Prime Minister ever” in the midst of their offensive to seize control of the majority.  While we here at “One More Knight” don’t favor any one of the nation’s specific political parties, including the honest working class represented by Britain’s Labour party, we have been left a bit confused with a Facebook,Twitter and blog campaign that has attempted to sully the good name of this site’s main focus.

As we scoured the “Twittersphere” and Google blogsearched to our heart’s content, we were continually met with the warning that a vote for the Tories was a vote for the return of Phil Collins to Britain. Now, we don’t know why all of this negative energy would be directed towards a music megastar that not only has a wealth of stunning material both solo and with Genesis, but is also a charitable individual giving heaps of money and time to organizations like the Great Ormond Street Hospital , the World Smile Foundation and the Prince’s Trust.

The way we see it, you may not like this kind man’s music, but we think Britain would be better off if Phil Collins came to town and showed you all the meaning of heartfelt generosity. As far as we’re concerned the man deserves to be Knighted, let alone respected. For all you know, your campaign may have actually sprung the masses of Phil Collins fans into action allowing the Tories to win in a landslide. Lucky for you and the rest of Britain, Mr. Collins still keeps a home in England and whether or not you elect the Tories, the Labour party, or Phil Collins himself; he’s coming home.