By now you've probably realized I am stuck in the 60's and 70's with my favourite music choices. Guilty as charged!
I started listening to Simon and Garfunkel after hearing 'America' on the Almost Famous soundtrack (which was the soundtrack to my first trip to New Zealand in 2001). Of course, I had always been more than aware of the band, since again, it was boat music that I grew up on thanks to my dad. But it wasn't till later that I really started collecting all their albums...which then led me to collect all of Paul Simon's albums. I might even be a bigger fan of Paul Simon solo than in the duo - it's a different sound, for sure - but I decided to just group them into one.
My favourite Paul Simon songs are "Graceland," "50 Ways to Leave your Lover," "Kodachrome," "My Little Town"(performed with Garfunkel), "You can call me Al," with my absolute favourite being "Slip Sliding Away":
I know a woman, became a wife
These are the very words she uses to describe her life
She said a good day aint got no rain
She said a bad day is when I lie in the bed
And I think of things that might have been
This song and it's lyrics make so sad because it's so true. We're all slip sliding away as the years go on. Try so hard to rush and get somewhere, anywhere, all the while losing sight of what's in front of us.
Then there is the formidable duo (though I'm still unsure what Garfunkel's part was in all this since Simon still wrote and sang most songs).
My heart sinks (beautifully) when I listen to: The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Old Friends/Bookends, Sound of Silence, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, El Condor Pasa (if I only could, I surely would).
My heart sings when I hear: America, Keep the Customer Satisfied, Fakin' it, Feeling Groovy, I am Rock, Homeward Bound, and of course, Cecilia. I wrote a whole script around that last song!
Simon and Garfunkel remind me of those "carefree" and romantisized days of the 60's and 70's, sunshine and flowers masking all the political turmoil. I like to this my outfit captured this: bright and cheery, in motion, dark clouds on the horizon.