Friday, May 09, 2008


A drizzly Friday in New York, which means I can't go to the Park, but I guess that means fish & chips and Guinness at my fav Irish pub on Second over The Daily News.

This weather always puts me in the mood for NY songs though, so here's two from Simon & Garfunkel, and not even any of their biggies like "The Boxer" (with those whores on 7th Avenue) or "The 59th Street Bridge."

Starting with "The Only Living Boy in New York" and Paul Simon's intro with an interesting story of how he came about to write it.

Then, speaking of the Park, a nice video that someone put up on You Tube. It looks like it's basically their NYC vacation video over a soundtrack of "A Heart in New York" from S&G's classic live concert on the Great Lawn. That concert shows up on HBO occasionally and is definitely worth checking out. Those guys were really good. (And one of these days I suppose I will be motivated enough to put a video like this together too.)


Anonymous said...

Yup they're really good, well Paul Simon is amazingly talented and Garfunkel had a great voice - but not sure much else! :)

pilgrimchick said...

Rainy days just generally make me feel unmotivated, so props to you for finding something inspiring in them.

Anonymous said...

What is the very first word in the first song? I can't figure what he is saying??

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