Monthly Archives: January 2009


That’s Japanese for “Proof,” captured in all its goofy glory in this YouTube video dating back to May 14, 1991, at the Tokyo Dome. Note Paul’s spotting of a Hanshin Tigers fan during the non-musical interlude. Read more →

Paul Simon at the Beacon Theatre – Tickets

As we reported earlier, Paul Simon will re-open the Beacon Theatre in New York City with a pair of concerts on February 13th and 14th. If you’re interested in attending, please note that tickets begin to go on sale this weekend. In typically frustrating fashion, the TicketMaster website will only reveal that the American Express pre-sale runs from this Sunday, January 25, at 9… Read more →

Covers: Still Crazy, Graceland and American Tune

Some Paul Simon covers that have been circulating recently: Grizzly Bear, who performed at the Love in Hard Times: American Tunes suite of concerts in Brooklyn last year – “Graceland” Deer Tick – “Still Crazy After All These Years” John Boutte, Paul Sanchez & Leroy Jones  – “American Tune” “Graceland” is epic, electronic and atmospheric. Grizzly Bear slows the tempo… Read more →

Paul Simon at the Beacon Theatre – February 13 & 14 – Full Details

Paul Simon will be re-opening the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan following the landmark venue’s $15 million restoration. Simon will perform on February 13 and 14. Tickets go on sale January 25 at 9 a.m. (eastern), though this appears to be a limited pre-sale. The main ticket sale is February 1 (no word on the pre-sale conditions yet). Tickets are priced between $80 and… Read more →

Early Mother and Baby Reunion

Thanks to Kapeman, who found a real YouTube gem – Paul Simon performing a demo of what would become two songs: the melody is clearly “Mother and Child Reunion” (in embryonic form, as the title of this post suggests) and the verses eventually wound up in “Was a Sunny Day.” Read more →

Rev. Claude Jeter, 1914-2009

Sad story out of New York, where the Rev. Claude Jeter, lead singer for the Gospel quartet the Swan Silvertones, has died. Rev. Jeter’s improvised line in “Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep,” – “I’ll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in my name” – brought Paul Simon to the line “like a bridge over troubled water I… Read more →