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Started by angelico on Oct 14, 2021 7:10:14 PM
Paul Simon - 80

I’ve loved his songs all my life.

Love any yourself?

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angelico - 14 Oct 2021 19:10:36 (#1 of 92)

Can’t believe he’s 80. Wtf?

angelico - 14 Oct 2021 19:26:39 (#2 of 92)

Angelica: America

Son: diamonds on the sole of your shoes

Me: hearts and bones

Avonlea - 14 Oct 2021 19:33:48 (#3 of 92)

Only Living Boy in New York, The Obvious Child, America, American Tune. But to be honest I love almost everything he’s written.

HouseOfLametta - 14 Oct 2021 19:51:35 (#4 of 92)

The Boxer, Homeward Bound,Hazy Shade Of Winter, that style of caper.

Not a massive fan of the later work.

redginger - 14 Oct 2021 19:53:51 (#5 of 92)

April she Comes. Not a long song, but evocative.

widenation - 14 Oct 2021 20:13:43 (#6 of 92)

Bridgen Troubled Over Borders

https://twitter.com/ABridgen/status/14486436168852
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Pinkgum - 14 Oct 2021 20:24:37 (#7 of 92)

Me and Julio down by the schoolyard, Slip Sliding, kodachrome.....another big fan.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 14 Oct 2021 20:33:15 (#8 of 92)

Deffo. Love most of his stuff, including Graceland. Diamonds on the soles of her shoes is just lovely.

Cavewoman - 14 Oct 2021 20:43:33 (#9 of 92)

Another vote for Kodachrome, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - and many, many others. He's a genius, imho. I read recently that he's got dementia, which I find sort of unthinkable.

FeudalClink - 14 Oct 2021 21:51:06 (#10 of 92)

I genuinely love the African stuff - love African music anyway and his crossover stuff was great when it was good if you see what I mean

cozzer - 14 Oct 2021 21:57:43 (#11 of 92)

I found it interesting last year, when he released that video of The Boxer , that he can’t sing at all any more, but he can still play his guitar. So those muscle memory/motor skills are still there, but not for his singing.

gumlygumly - 14 Oct 2021 22:34:51 (#12 of 92)

genius songsmith,especially at that hard to catch wistful feeling that so many other writers struggle to capture and that i love ...like this ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqscsJbLX3s ...sumptious cover from ben and the ever angelic tracy ...your best covers of simon's songs? ...

Agaliarept - 14 Oct 2021 23:02:43 (#13 of 92)

Never really considered myself a fan until recently when I realised I had most of his albums.

Love Bridge Over…Homeward Bound but favourite is probably 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover..played it at a few acoustic nights.

Amazing pic popped up on my Reddit today

https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/q8
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HouseOfLametta - 14 Oct 2021 23:05:37 (#14 of 92)

Is that The Mask?

whitbreadtrophy - 15 Oct 2021 00:49:18 (#15 of 92)

Very bad advert for the non-medical use of drugs from Bowie.

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2021 00:57:40 (#16 of 92)

He fully expected to die during that time. You can see why.

browserbutton - 15 Oct 2021 06:45:39 (#17 of 92)

Can’t believe he’s 80.

He's just a few months younger than Dylan.

dreams99 - 15 Oct 2021 15:24:01 (#18 of 92)

Big fan. There's a lightness to many of his songs, which hides the complexity. Or indeed the deceptive simplicity, of something like Homeward Bound. And to dive into African music and invent combinations of that and American pop, introducing whole new genres to Western audiences. Given his success with that, it's surprising there isn't more of that experimentation over a 60 year career.

cozzer - 15 Oct 2021 16:25:41 (#19 of 92)

I think he did get more experimental after that. The Rhythm off the Saints was ostensibly influenced by South American music, but also has collaborations with one of the Brecker brothers (Michael?) and Clifton Chenier (the king of the Bayou). And Surprise , his collaboration with Eno, is very different.

darkhorse - 15 Oct 2021 16:43:39 (#20 of 92)

I picked up Surprise on CD in a charity shop. It is very much what you'd expect a Simon/Eno collaboration to sound like. Chirpy Simon songs, electronic backing.

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