I'm sorry but Paul Simon is so overrated

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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 (2 years ago) Permalink

which was awesome, naturally

golf n stuff (Pillbox), Monday, 8 August 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

silver lining

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:40 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahah!

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:19 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

slip slidin' away is a perfect song

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:26 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw!

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

trust you to like that.

estela, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:37 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

i once saw paul simon rescue a special needs child who had fallen down a well--he brushed it off and said, "all in a day's work. does anybody here play the pan flute?"

Iago Galdston, Monday, 8 August 2011 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul simon invented ilx in "the dangling conversation"

chief content officer (m coleman), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man I'll praise Simon when he's good but I hate me some "Slip Slidin Away"

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

think too much (b) can't believe you picked b over a. when i was seventeen, me and the girls from st. augustine, up in the mezzanine, thinkin bout god yeah

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i think too much

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i'm sorry i love them both!

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think he was twelve going on thirteen, though. not seventeen.

horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 05:14 (2 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 Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
if someone said those things to me at a gas station i'd be a little overwhelmed

― horseshoe, Monday, 8 August 2011 Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
i'd be intrigued but alert.

― estela, Monday, 8 August 2011

this was good

some good things in this ill-titled thread

the pinefox, Monday, 8 August 2011 08:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Horseshoe was a woman till a minute ago

the pinefox, Monday, 8 August 2011 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, this thread is still going strong. Guess I hit a nerve. Sorry if some were offended. We all have our preferences.

Alamac, Monday, 8 August 2011 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, sorry, sorry. Just full of apologies.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

some ppl's preferences are appalling, though, is the thing

a chaos of crevasses at cape crozier (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 12:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alamac how you gon create a thread then scurry away while it explodes

Neanderthal, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man I'll praise Simon when he's good but I hate me some "Slip Slidin Away"

― pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, August 8, 2011 12:31 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark

whoa what

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not scurrying away, just working, sleeping, etc.

Alamac, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Horseshoe was a woman till a minute ago

― the pinefox, Monday, August 8, 2011 9:24 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

whoa me too

sarahel hath no fury (history mayne), Monday, 8 August 2011 12:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

thats some sixth sense shit huh

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

love slip slidin away

*nears destination*

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Monday, 8 August 2011 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reminds me, gotta go over to that Jazz album poll and campaign for Destination... Out!

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

no offense john but people who hate slip slidin away are just not worth my time *shuts door on friendship*

max, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll wear my passion for our lost love like a thorny crown, max

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously if I wanted that kinda prematurely world-weary hip-you-to-my-wisdom shit I'd listen to Jewel

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

peace like a river gumboots hearts and bones spirit voices born at the right time father and daughter diamonds on the souls of her shoes papa hobo me and julio down by the schoolyard think too much late in the evening under african skies how the heart approaches what it yearns graceland run that body down

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just made it through about 20 seconds of slip sliding away. it sounds like a children's song.

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol surm if anyone else was posting this stuff i would be hating on them but i am srsly just loving you more

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

prematurely world-weary

He was 36 when the song came out -- what is the age when the cosmic egg-timer dings and it's ok to be world weary?

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm 36 and ILM weary.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp phew ok good, i was a little worried

surm, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

well there's nothing wrong with a children's song! "slip sliding"'s music is pleasant enough. the lyric is the kinda thing that if it weren't beloved Paul S everybody'd be "thanks dad for the preachy information, can't make it out to the house this weekend but I'll be sure to write" about

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not a huge fan of slip sliding away either

a chaos of crevasses at cape crozier (gbx), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was 36 when the song came out -- what is the age when the cosmic egg-timer dings and it's ok to be world weary?

when you've retired from writing pop songs

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

for me hearts and bones is his number one best song, i also love born at the right time and peace like a river

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not a favorite but it's on my short list of Good Songs Recorded for Compilations. Plus, I love that part after the chorus where he sticks in a couple of faster acoustic strums.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

sometimes i listen to hearts and bones and i am amazed

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

c'mon aero, dude was about 23 or 24 when he wrote "Richard Cory," you know well that most lyricists hit their stride mid-30s.

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 August 2011 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink


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