PAUL SIMON POLL RESULTS THREAD AND DISCUSSION

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looking like "Take Me To The Mardi Gras" isn't gonna make it, which surprises me, but I guess it got swamped by all the S&G on here.

Euler, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I won't pretend to have any idea what the top 10 will be, a lot of the placements here have been completely inexplicable imho

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

It might not be very suspenseful if Lamp manages to sneak out the top ten without anyone noticing

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

#40 - FAKIN' IT
#39 - THE LATE GREAT JOHNNY ACE
#38 - THE 59th STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN' GROOVY)
#37 - AT THE ZOO
#36 - KEEP THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED
#35 - MY LITTLE TOWN
#34 - TRAIN IN THE DISTANCE
#33 - STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
#32 - SO LONG, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
#31 - GUMBOOTS

#30 - SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE
#29 - HOMEWARD BOUND
#29 - BORN AT THE RIGHT TIME
#27 - AMERICAN TUNE
#25 - A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER
#25 - THE COOL, COOL RIVER
#24 - PEACE LIKE A RIVER
#23 - I KNOW WHAT I KNOW
#22 - SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY
#21 - RENE & GEORGETTE MAGRITTE WITH THEIR DOG AFTER THE WAR

#20 - THE SOUND OF SILENCE
#19 - I AM A ROCK
#18 - YOU CAN CALL ME AL
#17 - BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
#16 - MRS. ROBINSON
#15 - LATE IN THE EVENING
#14 - HEARTS AND BONES
#13 - KODACHROME
#12 - 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
#11 - MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am starting to think that Crazy Love will not place :(

a song I voted for primarily because of how much I love the line "fat charlie the archangel files for divorce"

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 of my votes in there so far. guess nothing from so beautiful is making it in? i voted for "dazzling blue." surprised that you can call me al wasn't top 10, thought that was a shoo-in.

tylerw, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

figure that "diamonds", "only living boy", "cecelia", "graceland", "america" and "me & julio are locks". beyond that, i'm not sure. "the boxer" maybe? "boy in the bubble"? "bleecker street" and "el condor pasa" are favorites of mine, but i have to figure they're long shots here.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really wasted my ballot, i blame the time pressure

max, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

did he really wear a wig? seems like he suddenly got hair in the 80s again but it's gone again now (he invariably wears hats).

piscesx, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Think Too Much" will surely make this, no?

Euler, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

did he really wear a wig? seems like he suddenly got hair in the 80s again but it's gone again now (he invariably wears hats).

everybody did. it was the times. they were mostly made out of excess burt reynolds, iirc.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, "think too much" def has a good shot. not a personal favorite, but good call.

xp

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guessing "The Obvious Child" is the Rhythm left, "Graceland" and "Diamonds," and that's it post-70s.

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess the boy in the bubble places as well

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp haha.

did you guys know it was his idea to have a golden coke spoon on a necklace dangling around his neck in Annie Hall? true story!

piscesx, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of my all time fave shows was his Liverpool gig in 2002, his first Merseyside gig since playing the clubs back in the pre-fame 60s. was an absolute carnival atmosphere in there, it was in this tent they used to have every Summer down by the Albert Docks at this month-long mini fest called 'The Pops'. usually only mid-levelish bands played it so this was some kind of crazy coup on behalf of the promoters. it ended up getting rated 10/10 by the big local paper 'The Echo' (who it's said rarely give full marks to gigs). after the support act i raced out to get a tour brochure and the entire merchandise stand had been decimated, nothing whatsoever left, literally just empty cardboard boxes and cellophane on the tables and floor. never seen that before/ since. for a rock gig it had an almost 'rave' like atmosphere!

piscesx, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hate gigs but that sounds the best

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bet Boy In The Bubble will be top 5. Maybe even 1.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It will. Cecilia won't.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

9 of mine on so far, I expect 5 or 6 more in the top 10. As a bettin' man I'd put 5 bucks on Julio for #1 (tho that's partly because I voted it there...)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ceciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilia

sorry, had to. it's in my head every time I see the word

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

my car is named Cecilia

internet somebody (some dude), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cecilia reminds me that I need to do an ilm search for a thread about handclaps in music, it's one of my favorite things

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

It will. Cecilia won't.

would be a crime if this were true. luckily, it isn't.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cecilia is a about as raunchy as a pop hit can be, making love (not coy?, and then that stone-cold moment when he comes back from washing his face!

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone who has a partner whose name fits the cadence of CeciliA is lucky. Like Don Rickles's wife--she can sing that song to him when entering the bedroom in a negligee.

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don RickliA?

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

She comes in with some Frederick's of Hollywood number singing "Making love in the afternoon with Don Rickles up in my bedroom..."

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone vote for 'Something So Right' or 'Loves Me Like A Rock'? Or am I a deluded There Goes Rhymin' Simon fanboy?

funk79, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're the first to admit it!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok quick qn i can roll out the TOP TEN early thursday morning before i go to bed - like after 1:00 am est - or i can wait and do a slower roll out on friday afternoon starting around 2:00 pm est. is there any real preference? kinda feel like i robbed this thread of some of its true glory or w/e

Lamp, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

slower slower slower! But this thread has been awesome, Lamp! Surely this is now the longest PS thread on ILM.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

10-6 at 1 a.m., 5-3 Friday afternoon, and then the rest after weekend conversation?

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slow option, if it's not too much trouble Lamp!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, wait till friday if that's the only way you can do it slowly during US daylight hours

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably the slower one. I might not be able to join in but it'll be fun to read. I *definitely* won't be participating if you smuggle it out in the middle of the night.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually definitely the slower one, lamp, so you can join in. I feel you've so far been like an old man planting acorns so his great-grandkids can enjoy the shade.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tell us a story grampa Lampy!!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone vote for 'Something So Right' or 'Loves Me Like A Rock'? Or am I a deluded There Goes Rhymin' Simon fanboy?

I had Something So Right at #20. It was one of a bunch of things competing for that slot, but I love that song. (Actually love both those songs, but only had so much room for Rhymin Simon.)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Won't you run come see Gramp Lampy's roll-out sparkle 'cross the site?

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

But speaking of Rhymin Simon fanboys -- I know we're not at ballot-reveal stage but I'm leaving the country tomorrow so won't be online much for the denouement and post-game show, so I wanted to pass along this -- which is not my ballot, but actually a list my dad sent me when I told him I was making a list of my favorite Simon songs. It's off the top of his head, unranked, and much more S&G-centric than mine because he has a stronger attachment to the early stuff than me. But anyway, since he sent it to me, I thought I'd share. My 67-yr-old dad's list, which includes half of Rhymin' Simon:

Kathy's Song
The Sound Of Silence
Mrs. Robinson
The Boxer
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Only Living Boy In New York
Cecilia
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Kodachrome
Was A Sunny Day
Loves Me Like A Rock
Late In The Evening
Train In The Distance
Rene And Georgette Magritte After The War
One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
Loves Me Like A Rock
The Boy In The Bubble
Graceland
I Know What I Know

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Friday slow roll out please. At least us Brits will be out of bed then.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, Kathy - I was reading what little there is about her earlier. How intriguing to imagine her life.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone vote for 'Something So Right' or 'Loves Me Like A Rock'? Or am I a deluded There Goes Rhymin' Simon fanboy?

"something So Right" made my ballot.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was only gonna vote for like ten songs because I am a new PS convert, but I wanted to vote just to put peace like a river as my #1. But then I didn't get around to it...

It's sad he was a blogger (symsymsym), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

10-6 at 1 a.m., 5-3 Friday afternoon, and then the rest after weekend conversation?

― "Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:12 PM (2 hours ago)

Friday finish is cool, but please don't do this!^^^

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

regarding questions upthread, i voted for "something so right" and "papa hobo" and of course "take me to the mardi gras." i don't think any of them are going to make the top ten, but good vibes to the other folks who voted for them.

horseshoe, Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking a little more about the awesomeness of "50 Ways" this morning and how darkly hilarious it is -- by far his funniest song for me. Narrator is a pulling a total dick move, cheating on his girlfriend and dithering over whether to break up with her or not, but not really whether but how. In order not to have to think about what a creep he's being to her, he and the girl he's cheating with are laying it out so genteel-ly -- "it grieves me so to see you in such pain" instead of "christ, this bitch is total dead weight, dump her already". But the mask of delicate rhymes and instrumentation slips during the chorus and we see that this is just a cheating schmuck and the next-girlfriend figuring out how to dump the last-girlfriend.

Also, if Simon had never written it, it surely would have shown up on ILX by now: "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover: A List Thread"

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Three Word Username, Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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