I'm sorry but Paul Simon is so overrated

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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

max talking about having a 'life change' made me thought he was menopausal for a sec

Autism Alamac (some dude), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Neanderthal, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

still think it sounds like the kinda challoping you'd hear from an idiot teenager with a hand on her hip holding forth next to her locker

or like my mom getting defensive about not liking rap music or w/e

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

― horseshoe, Sunday, August 7, 2011 8:34 PM (55 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

link?

ice cr?m, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

spotify me

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

We're so sorry, Uncle Alamac

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:34 (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, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:07 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i admit for a while graceland was considered a guilty pleasure to me, but ive liked this album since i was ten y/o so weve been through a lot together

ice cr?m, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

that might also be why I'm kinda w/e about aeros colonialist misgivings---I was jamming this as a kid, what is a colonialism anyway n/m who cares

g++ (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

personally, I was much more concerned about the fact that Chevy Chase was in the video

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

which was awesome, naturally

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

silver lining

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was jamming this as a kid, what is a colonialism anyway n/m who cares

― g++ (gbx), Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:37 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha i actually vaguely recall said lefty protestations at the time of release, then later i stared posting to ilx

ice cr?m, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't like the idea that people who aren't adolescents make records. Adolescents make the best records. Except for Paul Simon. Except for Graceland. He's hit a new plateau there, but he's writing to his own age group. Graceland is something new. That song to his son is just as good as "Blue Suede Shoes": "Before you were born dude when life was great." That's just as good as "Blue Suede Shoes," and that is a new dimension.

Joe Strummer interviewed by Richard Cromelin for the Los Angeles Times on January 31, 1988[8]

ice cr?m, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahah!

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

theres the part in 'slip slidin' away' where he sings of a man who wore his passion for his woman as a thorny crown that i really love! but i think that whole song is really great

lol @ joe strummer too btw

Lamp, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

can i just list the songs on my playlist?

late in the evening
dazzling blue
you can call me al
peace like a river
old
something so right
the obvious child
hearts and bones
american tune
paranoia blues
slip slidin' away
that was your mother
my little town
congratulations
gone at last
so beautiful or so what
think too much (b)

nb: it is hard when listening to a song off the self-titled or graceland not to want to listen to the whole album.

joe strummer otm. paul simon songs about his kids are the best.

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

slip slidin' away is a perfect song

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

sometimes i sing st judy's comet to my little dog when he's sleepy.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

aw!

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

trust you to like that.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i have been known to *get something in my eye* when that song comes on

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw paul simon and edie brickell once, not sure if they were married yet but i remember thinking they are very well matched height-wise

buzza, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:40 (3 years ago) Permalink


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