Sunday, February 21, 2016

Eclectic Tastes


I feel I owe Paul Simon a great deal of gratitude.
Back in 1973 I bought his 'Kodachrome' LP.
It was the first piece/volume of music I actually had ever listened to.
I had just moved out of home and was on my own for the first time.
Paul Simon helped me settle into this new world.
I listened, related, and felt an ease in moving forward.
All this from his music and lyrics.
Thank you Paul Simon.

I hope you enjoy this piece, 'Duncan',
it is relatively unknown.
And it mentions 'the Maritimes'!! My home.....

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.


18 comments:

  1. Paul Simon is one of my all time favourite artists. I used to have a video of a concert he did in South Africa many years ago that I loved. Do you know his song " Renee and Georgette Magritte with their dog after the war" ? I have recently been playing that a lot in the car.

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    1. His whole South Africa experience and resultant music was unbelievable, Frances.
      I will look up this tune, never heard it before, I don't think. Thanks.

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    2. Just listened to this tune, Frances, it was lovely. And I learned it was inspired by his visit with Joan Baez. She had titled a photograph she had 'Renee and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War'. He thought this would be a great title for a song.

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  2. You are right, I thought I knew all of Paul Simon's songs, but this one is one I've either forgotten or never heard.

    I also have a Paul Simon favorite, it was around 1986 and it was a hard and very stressful time, with college ending, etc., and the video "You Can Call Me Al" came on TV. It was a feel good moment to watch it and gave me a lift -- It still does! (Do you know that the song came about when he and his wife were called the wrong names at a party?)

    Thanks for sharing today, enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. Interesting, Kim. I will look up this one as well.....may recognize it then. Thanks.

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    2. OH! THAT one! LOVED it! The video is hilarious! With Chevy Chase and Paul.....
      Sure does lift the spirits! Thanks for this, Kim.

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  3. and PHOTOGRAPH!!! ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪

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    1. Me thinks you may mean 'Kodachrome', Ronald. you're on the right track.

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  4. I really like Paul Simon's tunes and I thought I'd heard them all. But this is new to me. Great song!

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    1. It sounded a bit like a couple of his other tunes in parts, Martha.

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  5. I love Paul Simon too, right from his Simon and Garfunkel days onwards. But this is a new song to me -- thanks!

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    1. I heard it on CBC radio Saturday evening.....with Tom Power, host.
      He said it was new to him as well.

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  6. I so liked them as a duo, and my favourite would be " The Sound of Silence". This is a new one for me too. Lovely way to start my week on an early Monday morning.( 5.30 a.m., and all is so quiet outside)

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    1. They captured a generation and more for sure, Jean.
      Rise and shine!!

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  7. I love story telling songwriters and Paul Simon is by far one of the very best. Not to mention gifted in every other musical way.

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    1. Maybe that is why he stopped me in my tracks back in the early 70's....he was telling me a story that I needed to hear.

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  8. i love simon and garfunkle and i always loved this song!

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