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07

Apr

The hilarious part about The Graduate album for me is that I wasn’t sure why I was hired. I got there and Paul had been working on new songs for some time, but Mike almost had the picture cut with existing Simon & Garfunkel material. The few things that I wrote were little source-music pieces.

Jazz pianist and composer, Dave Grusin, on contributing to The Graduate soundtrack.

Grusin specifically composed these “little source-music pieces”: “The Singleman Foxtrot”, “Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha”, “On the Strip”, “The Folks”, “A Great Effect”, and “Whew”.

Cover artwork of The Graduate soundtrack

Posted in celebration of the 46th anniversary of Simon & Garfunkel and Dave Grusin’s The Graduate soundtrack, which was a #1 album nine consecutive weeks on April 6, 1968.

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21

Jan

Suzanne Vega adores The Graduate in this sleeveface (#3378).
"Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Vega?"
Credit: Hélène / Alexis
This sleeveface post marks the 46th anniversary of The Graduate’s soundtrack release (January 21, 1968).
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sleeveface |slēvfās|  n.  1. A picture depicting one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.

Suzanne Vega adores The Graduate in this sleeveface (#3378).

"Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Vega?"

Credit: Hélène / Alexis

This sleeveface post marks the 46th anniversary of The Graduate’s soundtrack release (January 21, 1968).

sleeveface |slēvfās|  n.  1. A picture depicting one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.

08

Dec

[John Lennon] evoked something very powerful with very few words. Strawberry Fields Forever. I Am the Walrus. In My Life. Norwegian Woods. Little stories that are enigmatic but very powerful.

Paul Simon on fine lyricists such as John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

"And the two of us
Went to this bar
And we stayed to close the place
And every song we played
Was for the Late Great Johnny Ace”

Lyrics from “The Late Great Johnny Ace” by Paul Simon

In memory of John Lennon (October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980)

Quote from the Tony Schwartz interview with Paul Simon in the February 1984 Playboy magazine.

Read the full interview.

15

Aug

Art Garfunkel must be proud that it took Paul Simon like 85 African dudes to replace him.
Posted by comedian Rob Delaney on Twitter.

01

Jul

I’m a bigger Simon and Garfunkel fan than Paul is. … I’m like the rest of the whole world, I like Simon and Garfunkel. I like them in the present tense and I like to see what they can do this season, even with new material, even with a new album.

Art Garfunkel on his feelings about Simon & Garfunkel as a recording duo.

Original question: “Paul Simon has been open to reunion tours but not to recording new music as Simon and Garfunkel. How do you feel about that?”

Quote from National Post’s March 2012 interview with Garfunkel. Read the complete Q&A.

23

Jun

Now it’s a few months later, and I’m starting to feel, well, the lower back knows what age you are. When I put my socks on in the morning, I know what 70 is.

Art Garfunkel on how terribly unstrange it is to be seventy-years old.

"Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a park bench quietly
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears”

by Simon & Garfunkel

Quote from National Post’s March 2012 interview with Garfunkel. Read the complete Q&A.