PAUL SIMON POLL RESULTS THREAD AND DISCUSSION

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what about "Still Crazy"? Alcohol is a drug.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

'troubled water' is obv absinthe you squares

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

"having this discussion in a taxi headed downtown" to pick up some COKE.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

thisll sort you right out

judith, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

YOU GUYS

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme = herbs = weeeeeeeeeeed

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I Am A Rock (of crack)

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jehrico and bouganvilla = hash

All Tom Ford ever needed to know he learned from Smon's Rolling Stone cover.

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, 90s Simon looks like a kinder, gentler Steve Albini.

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

If he had a beard he'd kinda look like Marty Scorsese in that drug lord outfit.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

"We're going back to the Pierre. We're staying at the Pierre. We're gonna meet Jack and Anjelica and have a drink. If you'd like to come, we'd love to have you. We can just sit and talk. Not a big deal. It's just relaxed. It would just be very mellow."

buzza, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

w/ Skip Spence(!) and Mike Bloomfield

buzza, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Getting a weird Rick Moranis/Ghost Busters vibe from Paul in that pic
"You guys wanna come in and have a mineral water or something?"

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Popping the collar on your corduroy jacket c/d

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Spence/Bloomfield pic, could that have been at Monterey Pop?

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes

buzza, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we be shown paul simon + weirdos

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Darryl Hall thinkin baout things

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

not weirdos

buzza, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

so not gonna happen

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was that photo taken after he blessed them for improving "Hazy Shade of Winter"?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

boy did they

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are they planning anything for the 10th anniversary of the Slanted & Enchanted 10th anniversary reissue?

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

hoffs looks more baked than blessed

buzza, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


#20 THE SOUND OF SILENCE
1964/1965 (single)
255 points/11 votes/0 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:36 (2 years ago) Permalink


#19 I AM A ROCK
1965 (simon solo)/1966 (simon & garfunkel)
257 points/13 votes/0 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


#18 YOU CAN CALL ME AL
1986
260 points/11 votes/3 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

#20 THE SOUND OF SILENCE

woo! and we're back. fickin' love this song. sounds like a museum. (my highest vote yet to place: in @ #8)

also voted for "i am a rock", but seriously regret it in light of "peace like a river"

kind of hate "you can call me al", despite the angels in the architecture, angels, hallelujah!

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

must specify here that i voted "i am a rock" solo version

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:47 (2 years ago) Permalink


#17 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
1970
265 points/10 votes/1 #1 vote

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a love hate relationship with You Can Call Me AL

<3 Bridge over Troubled Water though and goddamn I wish it was higher

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

whatever "you can call me al" is gr8 also look at lil paul simon in the video he cracks me up. i didn't vote for it btw :(

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

it just feels like a novelty song, even with Simon's lyrics

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


#16 MRS. ROBINSON
1967 (graduate soundtrack version)/1968 (album and single release)
284 points/12 votes/0 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:54 (2 years ago) Permalink


#15 LATE IN THE EVENING
1980
353 points/16 votes/1 #1 vote

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"late in the evening" is a good song. not better than "peace like a river."

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw on the solo version of "i am a rock" simon sings it all raw and intense and kind of sounds like a serial killer.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, man, "mrs robinson". if i'm being brutally honest with myself, one of my favorite songs of all time, bar none. i freeze up and tune in every time i hear it, no matter where i am, no matter what i'm doing. even if it's the lemonheads cover. have loved that song desperately my whole life long, and i've never grown in the least bit tired of it. had it at #6, and i'm not sure i could bring myself to change that, which only shows how weirdly important S&G and paul are to me.

love "late in the evening", too, but nowhere near as much. cut "bridge over troubled water" at the last moment am at peace with that decision.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sad that Late In The Evening is not even top 10, which makes me reallllly curious as to what's in store.

These results are really interesting!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink


#14 HEARTS AND BONES
1983
363 points/13 votes/3 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw hearts and bones had the highest average vote placement of any song with 2+ votes and for a long time had the most #1 votes of any track.

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

also fwiw 'i am a rock' was really high on my own ballot, i think its one of the best s&g tracks and the guitar playing is just incredibly satisfying. the song has a lot of momentum and feeling to it, its the sort of song that you find yourself singing along to with unexpected confidence and passion, and the chorus is simple but just deeply effective.

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

a moment in "hearts and bones" that i love is "his hands rolling down her hair"

xp yeah "i am a rock" is great; its placement on my own ballot is sort of arbitrary but i love it. my sister was listening to it the other day and pointedly asked me if i identified it. offense taken.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

identified with it. paul simon evidently renders me unable to type.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:09 (2 years ago) Permalink


#13 KODACHROME
1972/1973 (single)
373 points/17 votes/1 #1 vote

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


#12 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
1975
386 points/15 votes/0 #1 votes

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

"50 ways to leave your lover" is so fun. guys, it's really not better than "peace like a river."

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

hop on the bus, gus
you don't need to discuss muuuuuuuuch

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha not sure what happened there? anyway one of the only songs where i feel like it really is too low. im not even that huge a fan of '50 ways' but it just feels like such an important ~paul simon song~ that im kinda bummed it missed the top ten

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i said "i appreciate that" and could you please explaaaaaain
about the 50 ways...

horseshoe, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh holy shit, guys, "kodachrome" (my #1!) and "50 ways to leave your lover" both waaaaaay too low. what church will you not burn?

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink


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