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TRIVIA TIME:

What do all these people have in common?




ANSWER: They’re all playing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert on October 29th, in Madison Square Garden. And why is this important? BECAUSE I’LL BE THERE. It’s official: Lauren and I bought our tickets at 6 AM this morning…we’re going to see Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Simon & Garfunkel, plus many “special guests”??? It’s going to be EPIC. Ahhhh I can’t wait; only 93 days left!!!

Hello lamppost…

Alright, I’m not afraid to admit it: my new obsession is Simon & Garfunkel (emphasis on the Simon). I spent much of last weekend watching The Concert in Central Park, rewinding and replaying, trying to figure out all the songs on guitar (if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Paul Simon is alllll about the capo…he seriously uses a different one on almost every song). Anyway, it only made me love them even more, haha.
Note: In this photo, doesn’t Art Garfunkel look like he stepped out of an Urban Outfitters catalogue?? Wearing plaid before plaid was cool. :P Paul, on the other hand, just looks like some kind of sorcerer…
Oddly enough, I think I liked Simon & Garfunkel before I liked the Beatles and everything else 60s. Or at least, I have fond middle school memories of me and my friends having singalongs, wondering just what it was Mrs. Robinson was hiding in the pantry (and who keeps cupcakes there anyway??).

Reasons I like S&G, or, Reasons to Post a Lot of Pictures:

– They started out like this:


– The 2-part harmonies in their songs are UNREAL

– The height difference. It’s cute. :)


– Art Garfunkel has kept a list of every single book he’s read since 1968. He has also crossed the entire United States by foot.

– All the New York imagery in their songs


– Paul Simon’s SNL appearances (most famously the turkey skit, but personally I am a big fan of this one)

– Everything about the Concert in Central Park


– The fact that Art Garfunkel was in a movie with Jack Nicholson. And the fact that it was called Carnal Knowledge.

– Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints – an ethnomusicologist’s dream!!

– They had their falling outs but they’re really BFFs at heart:

AWWWWWW.

Haha so in case you haven’t figured it out, I don’t just fall in love with music, I fall in love with the people who make it. That’s basically the whole reason behind this blog, so don’t be surprised when I’m posting fangirly swoonings instead of reviews and musical analyses. I’ll save that stuff for school, thank you very much. Be prepared for more S&G posts in the near future…!

it was late in the evening, and all the music’s seeping through

We listened to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel on the way back from San Francisco, and as a result I’ve had S&G tunes floating around in my head all day and have been attempting to learn The Boxer on guitar. Lauren and I were discussing our favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs and the first one that came to mind was The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy). It makes me so happy…

Got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me…
Life, I love you,
All is groovy

However, I’ve since listened to my collection a couple times and have realized there are several more that I absolutely love, like The Only Living Boy in New York and Homeward Bound, plus Paul Simon’s solo songs Late in the Evening and Still Crazy After All These Years, and Art Garfunkel’s cover of Bright Eyes. THEY ARE JUST AMAZING.

A couple videos to prove my point:

Now isn’t this just precious, in their turtlenecks and everything! :D I think Paul Simon is even wearing some love beads:

A couple notes on the following video:
1) Cute intro. Artie!
2) Speaking of which, Artie does not appear happy at all to be there.
3) I love that Paul Simon standing is as tall as Art Garfunkel sitting.
4) Why must it cut out before the last word???

Also, compare that audience with this one:

Man now I want to go to New York even more.

Now the years are rolling by me, they are rockin evenly
I am older than I once was, and younger than I’ll be, thats not unusual
No it isn’t strange, after changes upon changes, we are more or less the same
After changes, we are more or less the same.