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Paul Simon, Live and in the Lobby

The funnest tour ever shows no signs of slowing down on its fall U.S. swing. While the spring featured Paul inviting fans on stage to perform with (or instead of) him, last night’s Oklahoma City show included another unexpected twist. Based on early reports, it sounds as if the sound system in the theatre broke down. While it was being… Read more →

Paul Simon Back on Tour

If you haven’t seen Paul Simon on tour lately – and you’re reading this blog – and you live in or around any of the cities he’s visiting this fall, do yourself a favour and get a ticket. You’ll catch the show of the year, and you might even be invited onstage. DATE CITY, STATE VENUE TICKETS 10/17/2011 Phoenix, AZ… Read more →

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 →

証拠

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 →

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 →

Sunday Gospel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sunday Gospel, a new feature here at Paul Simon Web, examines the threads of Gospel music that run through Paul Simon’s work, an impressive collection considering Simon is a short, white, Jewish guy from Queens. Here’s a monster of a first take – Paul Simon, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Hudson and a Gospel choir with an over-the-top take on “Bridge Over… Read more →

Rewrite

Lyrics, 1964-2008, the new collection of Paul Simon’s song lyrics, has been released. The handsome book contains almost everything Simon has written these past 45 years, from the earliest Simon & Garfunkel attempts at capital-T truth to the Broadway lines of The Capeman to the elliptical lines that have characterized his most recent efforts. It even includes a handful of… Read more →