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 Post subject: The Paul Simon thread
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Paul Simon has been my favourite song writer for a couple of years now, I feel like dedicating a thread. In one spoiler tag thingy, there'll be songs from Paul Simon's Simon & Garfunkel time, the other one is from his solo career. I probably posted a lot of those songs before.
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Simon&Garfunkel
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Paul Simon solo
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I will stop here so you can post some favourites, too. Let's all enjoy some Paul Simon.

addendum: great cover versions are also welcome




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 Post subject: Re: The Paul Simon thread
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Never listened to Paul Simon's solo work, but Sound of Silence, I Am a Rock, and El Condor Pasa were some of my favorite songs when I was a kid



But I now think Old Friends is my favorite Simon and Garfunkel song.

This song is just so fucking sad.
I can just picture myself someday at the age of 70, just sitting in an old park bench as I helplessly watch the world go about its business.

Also, this is a probably the best cover of Scarborough fair. Ever.
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Sorry, I had to.


I guess it is time to start listening to Simon's solo work. Thanks for the links.



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 Post subject: Re: The Paul Simon thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Im in the same spor as Beef Wellington. Im a big fan of simon and garfunkel but havnt delved into his solo work. My favourite s&g song is the boxer :)



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 Post subject: Re: The Paul Simon thread
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He's massively awesome, here's one of the faves I keep coming back to:



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Beef Wellington wrote:
This song is just so fucking sad.
I can just picture myself someday at the age of 70, just sitting in an old park bench as I helplessly watch the world go about its business.

Wow, I don't think that song is (very) sad. Mostly I think it's beautiful, two companions sitting together and reflecting on their time together. It's about companionship and memories, not helplessness and being OLD!!



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brannnn wrote:
Beef Wellington wrote:
This song is just so fucking sad.
I can just picture myself someday at the age of 70, just sitting in an old park bench as I helplessly watch the world go about its business.

Wow, I don't think that song is (very) sad. Mostly I think it's beautiful, two companions sitting together and reflecting on their time together. It's about companionship and memories, not helplessness and being OLD!!


'Sad' doesn't necessarily mean the song isn't beautiful. In fact, I think some of the most beautiful songs ever are also some of the saddest songs. I.e, Adangio in G Minor by Albinoni, or Pictures of You by the Cure



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the cure! <3



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Beef Wellington wrote:
'Sad' doesn't necessarily mean the song isn't beautiful. In fact, I think some of the most beautiful songs ever are also some of the saddest songs. I.e, Adangio in G Minor by Albinoni, or Pictures of You by the Cure



Yes, I'm not saying a song can't be sad and beautiful. I just meant that it's beautiful and not sad. I find it to be sweet and comforting. Nostalgic, but not sad.



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 Post subject: Re: The Paul Simon thread
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I think there's always some sort of sadness or melancholia in nostalgia involved. You always miss being younger. In the words of William Wordsworth:
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!"



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Bego wrote:
You always miss being younger.


I don't. My first 25 years or so were complete shit.

Things are pretty great now, though, so maybe when I'm 80 I'll miss being 35. Stay tuned, I guess.



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