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A Most Peculiar Man

Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon by Peter Ames Carlin, Henry Holt, 2016

First the bad news.

In the late 1980s when I was a DJ on college radio, I heard a rumour from a musician who came by for an interview. 2,380 more words

July 18 ~ This Day in Music History

• 0064 ~ Rome burned on this day – while Nero fiddled, literally.

• 1670 ~ Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian composer

• 1909 ~ … 652 more words

Video

It Made Sense When Paul Simon Sang It

I get the news I need on the Twitter feed

Oh, I can gather all the news I need on the Twitter feed

Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile… 94 more words

Writing

Featured Album - Graceland - Paul Simon (Final of Two)

The character of the base music here is overwhelming: complex, ebullient and life-affirming, and in yoking this intricate dance music to his sophisticated New Yorker sensibility, Simon created a transatlantic bridge that neither pandered to nor patronized either culture.” – The Independent… 1,948 more words

Music

Featured Album - Graceland - Paul Simon (Part One)

Ordinarily when I write about a featured album, it’ s only one post. In this case, I’m going to do two, not necessarily because Graceland is such a great album, but because the story around it is so big, so relevant and so damned interesting. 1,429 more words

Music

Paul Simon, the singer, on Nelson Mandela

Yeah, yeah. And he says, “What are you doing defending this guy Mandela? He’s obviously a communist. My friend Henry Kissinger told me about where all of the money’s coming from,” and all of this. 26 more words

Politics