Still A Good Thing After All These Years


This past week the Library Of Congress gave out the Gershwin Award for Popular Music to singer/songwriter Paul Simon, best know for his work with the ‘60’s duo Simon and Garfunkel.

It is an award that is well deserved. Paul Simon has been around a long time and has never put his roots down in on genre or another. Taking the best of all styles of music and stamping it with his style. From “Sounds of Silence,” to “You can Call Me Al,” to “El Condor Pasa,” he has always been creative and intelligent.

I might have wanted Bob Dylan for this award, but who can argue with the choice? While Dylan was angrily shouting “The Times They Are A’Changin,” Simon was telling us stories. From “The Boxer” to “Graceland” Paul Simon kept informed and reflective in a simple but creative way. His music spoke of our generation and it’s ideas as much as Dylan or Lennon and McCartney.

Congratulations to Paul Simon for writing these songs and to all of  you for taking the time and listening.

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One Comment

  1. Judy S
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    How can I get a copy of this awards show? It was an incredible production. I deleted my husband’s only copy by accident. Please e-mail me at jsehling@shaw.ca. Thank you!


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