An Ode to Paul Simon's Graceland, now 25.
"Here is Simon proving that he could be divorced and soft in the middle and still make an album that put him back on the playing field, and as a center forward. This, too, is why I think the album has been such a mainstay of so many station wagons since the late 80s: It said to those rear ends planted in those drivers’ seats, “Our idols have aged and proven human. They have turned into yuppies like us who smoke weed only occasionally and in comfortable living rooms with Persian rugs and who have kids who play soccer, and that’s okay." Don't miss the covers and rare editions at the the end of the article. Unfortunately they miss Tangoterje's amazing "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" dub edit
. Obligatory, the Zimbabwe concert
posted by geoff.
on Apr 12, 2011 -
was a classmate and friend of Paul Simon. During the Freedom Summer of 1964, Andrew
, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney were arrested in Mississippi for speeding, and, after being released and encouraged to leave town, were shot by the KKK.
The song is attributed to Paul Kane (AKA Paul Simon).
posted by HuronBob
on Nov 15, 2010 -
The Concert in Central Park.
On September 19, 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel played these songs in a free concert for over 500,000 people: Mrs. Robinson
, Homeward Bound
, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
, Scarborough Fair
, April Come She Will
, Wake Up Little Susie
, Still Crazy After All These Years, American Tune, Late in the Evening
, Slip Slidin' Away
, A Heart in New York
, The Late Great Johnny Ace
, Bridge Over Troubled Water
, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
, The Boxer
, Old Friends
, Bookends, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
, The Sound of Silence
, and an encore of Late in the Evening
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 1, 2007 -
is the godfather of electronica, the inventor of ambient music, and producer of the best work by bands like the Talking Heads and U2. Tchad Blake
has helmed the mixing board for Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Soul Coughing and the Bad Plus, to name just a few. Paul Simon
is one of the most recognized names in pop music both for his work with Art Garfunkel and for his fusion of American pop music with African and South American music. Surprise
is the the album they collaborated on, the new Paul Simon record featuring Eno's signature sonic landscapes all over it, and the entire lovely thing, complete with liner notes, is available to listen to
on Simon's website.
posted by eustacescrubb
on May 9, 2006 -
They've booked arenas, and have an announcement scheduled for Tuesday. Simon and Garfunkel
, together for their first tour since '93 (if they don't get into an argument first). I'd suggest those interested get a ticket for one of the early shows, just to be safe...
posted by ehintz
on Sep 7, 2003 -
CHILD's PAUL SIMON COSTUME, used only once. Also, GLASS SOFA with three brass cushions. And much more, via Framley Examiner classifieds (link found at FunJunkie
posted by bmckenzie
on Jan 9, 2002 -