Monthly Archives: October 2010

Simon & Morgan & Rock

This might be the video of the year: Paul Simon checks in on a performance of “Scarborough Fair” by Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock, from Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars.” Predictably, the clip ends with Simon showing off his rap skills, doing a little bit of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.” Read more →


New Album, “So Beautiful or So What,” due in early 2011

Paul Simon has published a review of Stephen Sondheim’s new collection of lyrics and stories, Finishing the Hat, in the New York Times. The Times reveals, in its quiet way, the title of Simon’s next album and its expected arrival. Some notes of interest from the captivating review: Sondheim quotes the composer-lyricist Craig Carnelia: “True rhyming is a necessity in… Read more →

New Album Notes

Here’s what we know about the next Paul Simon record: According to Rolling Stone, it’s done – and it’s great. RS published a small blurb in its current edition (with Barack Obama on the cover): Remember how awesome it was to realize that Dylan was back – and possibly better than ever? At 69, Paul Simon is poised for a… Read more →