Dave backstage in Philadelphia with Phil Collins in Sept. 2007 on the Genesis Turn It On Again Tour

If you haven't already guessed it, that guy in the picture to the left is me. No, not the guy on the right... the other one! Whether you're a Genesis fan with a question or comment, an artist featured on this site interested in being interviewed and/or sharing news, or a passive web surfer who just happened to stumble across this site, your comments and suggestions are welcome (You can e-mail me privately). As for me, if you're curious, the first time I heard Genesis I was nine years old. It was December 1980, and my sister received the Duke album as a Christmas gift (We played that poor piece of black vinyl to death!). By 1985, I had become collector of the band. It was a great time to get into collecting. The CD was just beginning, 8-tracks could still be found in used bins for next to nothing, LPs still flourished as a viable format, and cassette tapes were still popular. You could get just about anything in one format or another (Although, I wouldn't appreciate this for years to come). I collected the artists included here religiously until my early 30s. I still collect the band today and enjoy their music, but as I approached my early to mid-30s, my interest in buying obscure test pressings of albums and rare promo CDs from around the globe had been foreshadowed by my interests in real-life issues.

I have enjoyed collecting over the years, and still collect them all in a more scaled back, reasonable fashion. In fact, my initial reason of putting this site together was to share my vast collection and resources with fellow fans from around the world and to provide collectors with the information they need to help locate some of the rarities they have been seeking for years. This site is still very much a work-in-progress, so check back from time to time to see what news things I've added.

In addition to my actual career in Human Resources, I have also worked as a freelance writer and photographer for music and entertainment magazines. I have been published on national and regional levels, the largest of which having a circulation of approximately one million copies nationwide (USA). In my travels as a writer, I have interviewed and/or met many actors and musicians, including Phil Collins in 1990, 1997, and 2007; Steve Hackett in 1993, 2001, 2009, and 2010; Ray Wilson in 2001 and 2005; Anthony Phillips in 2001 and 2008; Nir Z and Nick D'Virgilio in 2001; Chester Thompson in 2002 and 2009; Daryl Stuermer in 2002, 2007 and 2010; Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in 2004; and Mike & The Mechanics (Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack and Paul Young) in 1994. When I wasn't working, sleeping, trying to have a little bit of a social life, or developing this site, I miraculously managed to complete my M.B.A. in 2004 - I'm still not sure how!

Dave backstage with Steve Hackett and his partner Jo in July 2010 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Dave with Daryl Stuermer at Genesis' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in March 2010 in New York City.

World of Genesis.com has been acknowledged by Genesis, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Anthony Phillips, Ray Wilson, Paul Carrack, Chester Thompson, Daryl Stuermer, Bill Bruford, Rolling Stone Magazine, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), among others, for its content and regular updates. The site can also be found on most major search engines and web spiders, including: Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, Excite, Iwon, Google, and many more. In November 2004, World of Genesis.com achieved the accolade of breaking the 50,000 UNIQUE hits per month barrier (something that has been duplicated and surpassed many times since). In June 2006, World of Genesis.com celebrated its 5th year anniversary with a complete site redesign (the one that you see on-line today). In 2007, World of Genesis.com was nominated by VH1 (affiliated with MTV/Viacom) for being one of the best Genesis fan sites on the Internet. Today, its not uncommon for World of Genesis.com  to break 90-100,000 unique hits per month - showing that interest in this collective of musicians continues to run very strong into the 21st century. In June 2010, World of Genesis.com reached the milestone of being live on the Internet as a free resource for fans for nine years (even I struggle with that incredible statistic)!

The legend of Genesis lives on through their solo efforts, the legacy of their music and past tours (and those we hope to look forward to in the future), and through the many fan sites that pepper the Internet, like World of Genesis.com.

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