The theme of this past week: epic, once-in-a-lifetime shows at the Greek Theater by legendary American singer-songwriters. FIRST INSTALLMENT: PAUL SIMON It’s very appropriate that my first concert at the Greek would be Paul Simon (one of my very favorite musicians ever) with Alex and Lauren (two of my very favorite people ever). And fortunately forContinue reading “Paul Simon at the Greek, 6.3.16”
A hearty salute to Conan for introducing George Harrison Week to the people (how wasn’t this a thing before?). It’s basically been a whole week of musical tributes to George, in celebration of the new Apple Years box set. I can’t believe that this is one of the few times I’ve had access to cable and I didn’t watchContinue reading “George Harrison Week is my favorite week”
I meant to write this immediately after seeing the Paul Simon and Sting concert, but as per usual I procrastinated and then an entire week passed before I had the time to sit down again and blog. Soooo, jumping back a week…on Presidents’ Day I saw Paul Simon in concert for the 3rd time, butContinue reading “It was late in the evening…”
This song is prone to parody, and easy to exaggerate for sure. One time Alex and I blasted it out the car windows as we drove slowly down frat row at UCLA, just to be ironic. But tonight I’m listening to the words. Reading them, actually, from my Paul Simon lyrics book [/nerd]. Because theyContinue reading “when evening falls so hard”
And this one, because it’s cool:
Last week I was lucky enough to see Paul Simon at the Music Box in Hollywood. Being five feet away from one of my greatest musical heroes for 2 hours was a dream come true! Paul was amazing and his band was incredible! Each guy had his own little station of assorted instruments, from bongosContinue reading “These songs are true, these days are ours”
Teaser from Paul Simon’s new album coming out in April: His voice sounds so great! And love the Rhythm of the Saints-esque guitar. I can’t wait for this album to come out! Also, THIS: Tracy Morgan wearing a Garfunkel wig, autotuned Scarborough Fair, Paul Simon rapping…SO MUCH WIN.
Et toi! In case you weren’t aware, Simon and Garfunkel are scheduled for another tour this year! And in case you weren’t aware (I certainly am), the tour dates got postponed from May to July, due to poor Garfunkel’s vocal cords. Sad day! But they still performed at the New Orleans Jazz Fest last month,Continue reading “Dancing to zydeco”
So I’m in the Brazilian drum ensemble at UCLA, also called BatUCLAda, and for the spring concert we are doing a cover of this: The drummers in this video are a part of the Brazilian bloco afro Olodum (who also played on Paul Simon’s album Rhythm of the Saints, including my favorite The Obvious Child!).Continue reading “trepidation, speculation”
Appropriately, Paul Simon: I don’t even know where that last one came from. Looks like he’s having a pretty deep conversation with that toucan, though. PRECISELY 48 HOURS UNTIL I SEE PAUL SIMON LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!