PAUL SIMON POLL RESULTS THREAD AND DISCUSSION

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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

Top 10 on the ramp, Lamp!

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Thursday, 22 March 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you ever experienced a period of grace
when your brain just takes a seat behind your face

horseshoe, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the subtitles on this one:

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:50 (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, March 22, 2012 10:08 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

excellent post, it's a really funny song!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey thanks to this thread I just bought the five albums Bookends through Still Crazy. Thanks, thread.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 23 March 2012 10:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Get in the que, 'shoe

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

queue

Greg, do those come with the extra tracks still?

"Flashy...hip" (Eazy), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like the versions I bought have about 2-4 bonus tracks on them, mostly demo versions of tracks on the album.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 23 March 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

It sounds like the same editions as on spotify. Those demos are some of my favourite versions.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

just heard "rewrite" on the radio of all places. you could say he's just reworking "slip slidin'" but damn these lines kill me.

I’ll eliminate the pages
Where the father has a breakdown
And he has to leave the family
But he really meant no harm
Gonna substitute a car chase
And a race across the rooftops
When the father saves the children
And he holds them in his arms

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, ridiculously moving lines. they definitely sneak up on you.

tylerw, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink


#10 THE BOXER
1969
389 points/17 votes/0 #1 votes

Lamp, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

HI LAMP!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, knew that would make it! how could it not? lie la lie.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love wondering how those kinds of choruses come about, like if they just had it as a placeholder til they got some words to fit it and decided that it sounded really good that way

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink


#09 THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE
1986
430 points/17 votes/1 #1 vote

Lamp, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

just heard "rewrite" on the radio of all places. you could say he's just reworking "slip slidin'" but damn these lines kill me.

I’ll eliminate the pages
Where the father has a breakdown
And he has to leave the family
But he really meant no harm
Gonna substitute a car chase
And a race across the rooftops
When the father saves the children
And he holds them in his arms

― all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, March 23, 2012 2:09 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i love this one. feels like it wouldn't be out of place on still crazy or something. voted for it, probably too low.

horseshoe, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

also love the whole vietnam-vet-working-at-the-carwash premise

horseshoe, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slow down! (I thought Bubble'd be higher)

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

this poll is staccato signals of constant information

horseshoe, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink


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