I'm sorry but Paul Simon is so overrated

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I wrote in my review a couple of months ago that Simon doesn't really illuminate some tired religious tropes. I wish he'd gone Al Green in his old age.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

still crazy after all these years is abt how garfunkel reads so many books and murdering him

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

people caring about lyrics too much itt

stop listening to the lyrics so much. you're ruining music (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

what are the names of the songs in Paul Simon's album Graceland?

― anne alison, Monday, February 16, 2004

buzza, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

You gotta fill out a form first.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

and stick it up your ass

stop listening to the lyrics so much. you're ruining music (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

still crazy after all these years is abt how garfunkel reads so many books and murdering him
--ice cr?m

It was originally titled "Still A to Z After All These Years" and was about Artie's interminable dictionary reading project

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't believe Alamac is actually sorry.

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

in answer to the thread title in particular, i generally don't feel like paul simon is overrated - it seems to me that people have a very mixed reception of him

surm, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think what i love best about paul simon is his phrasing, how he works his voice, lyrics and guitar together so niftily and so beautifully, i adore the sweetness of it. every element is elevated.

estela, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

and he enunciates like nobody's business.

estela, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

otm he is tremendous at delivering complex lines

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbh i just think "graceland" is maybe the best song anyone's ever written

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love the way the steady beat of the bass and drums sound like car wheels on the highway and the way all the lyrics sound like the kind of things you say when you are being overfriendly to people you meet at gas stations at convenience stores

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

the sort of cheerfully mournful "she comes back to tell me shes gone" and the over-indignant "as if i didnt know that/as if i didnt know my own bed" and then that gorgeous pause that drifts off into the heartbreaking "as if id never noticed the way she brushed her hair from her forehead"

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

if someone said those things to me at a gas station i'd be a little overwhelmed

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'd be intrigued but alert.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i dont know have you ever taken a big trip after a life change? i ended up being very over-share-y with strangers, and all did was graduate from college, not divorce anyone

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes i have and i probably did that, but not as prettily as paul simon

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i made myself a paul simon playlist and went for a walk listening to it btw ty this thread

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wonder if my neighbours mind that i've sung 'the mississippi delta was shining like a national guitar' quite loudly about forty times in the past hour.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

i've noticed recently that every time i hear paul simon i think approvingly of horseshoe, so far she has commandeered paul simon and mark ruffalo.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

aw! people who routinely post in paul simon threads are some of my favorite ilxors.

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

not you, Alamac

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

s/t solo debut is a stone-cold classic. I like Graceland OK, but nothing has ever come even moderately close to that first record imo.

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

when i was 13 i wanted to marry paul simon but i got snapped up before we ever had a chance to meet.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

By Jerry Lee Lewis?

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

tsk.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

too bad, estela, b/c i'd venture to guess he's been looking for a way out of the whole Edie Brickell thing for some time now.

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

is she a wrong'un.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

nah, actually I heard she's a pretty nice lady.

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Think a friend of Mrs. Redd's is a friend of hers but I never really heard too much about it.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

you could give us a report about what it is that she is.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

one of my college friends grew up in a house that was somehow adjacent to a summer home of theirs (LI I believe). Apparently they are totally folks that you wouldn't mind having as neighbors & who might even offer you the occasional porchside beverage from time to time!

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

As you as you didn't get overly familiar and chatty whilst drinking that beverage.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Something So Right is my Simon jam

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― Neanderthal, Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:26 PM (7 hours ago) Bookmark

yes this is a good one!

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

i just tried listening to graceland but was so embarrassed about it when my boyfriend walked in the room that i had to turn it off

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

alsurmac

Autism Alamac (some dude), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

paul simon: giving people something to be embarrassed about before radiohead

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

well, my friend was a kid at the time, so I think it was more of an occasional 'lets treat the neighborhood scamps to fresh pitcher of lemonade' than anything that could have led to the leering and fawning of the rabble.

several xps to James

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol at surm acting like Graceland = a real life version of Aldous Snow's "African Child"

Neanderthal, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i dont know have you ever taken a big trip after a life change? i ended up being very over-share-y with strangers, and all did was graduate from college, not divorce anyone

otm this is totally a thing

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol surm

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

i just tried listening to graceland but was so embarrassed about it when my boyfriend walked in the room that i had to turn it off

this is just terrible

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

this thread title is slowly driving me insane btw

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's really the m@rris$a m@rchant-y condescending "I'm sorry" that puts it over the top

Neanderthal, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i dont know have you ever taken a big trip after a life change? i ended up being very over-share-y with strangers, and all did was graduate from college, not divorce anyone

otm this is totally a thing
― g++ (gbx), Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:11 PM (4 minutes ago)

. . . with canadian trucker ladies

mookieproof, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

the thread title should be changed to hello sb my old friend.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

hush

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

the thread title should be changed to hello sb my old friend.

― estela, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:18 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

otm

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:20 (3 years ago) Permalink


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