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(CNN)   Simon and Garfunkel reuniting for "Bridge Over Troubled Finances" tour   (cnn.com) divider line
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2009-03-19 11:21:56 PM  
When I was a kid, my father bought the "Concert in Central Park" record. I vividly remembering him telling me: "This is the last time they'll ever play together".
It's been 30 years since then.
Wish I bet my dad on that.
 
2009-03-20 12:26:23 AM  
i remember bugging my grandparents to put Bridge over Troubled Water on at their house when I was a kid. Sometimes they would set up the reel to reel just to shut me up.
 
2009-03-20 12:33:52 AM  
Fark throws away this link to Steve Gadd drumming masterfully for Simon and Garfunkel, for whatever reason.

Copy and paste

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqCuw3wMZ-8
 
2009-03-20 12:37:33 AM  
I saw them on the last tour ('02, or '03) and it was worth every effing penny. Great show.
 
2009-03-20 12:40:27 AM  
I took my daughter to see them a few years ago. It was awesome. They had the Everly Brothers with them, too. Good times.
 
2009-03-20 12:43:34 AM  
Asia and Australia? No offense to those continents, but LAME.
 
2009-03-20 12:48:28 AM  
they're still alive?
 
2009-03-20 12:55:36 AM  
As a resident of said LAME countries, I will so be there, that is if I havent been killed in a drop bear attack or by snake/shark/spider/jellyfish etc. Will be expensive I have no doubt, just have to hope they are heading to where I am. Am excited already...
 
2009-03-20 01:02:58 AM  

Phil ODendron: Will be expensive I have no doubt, just have to hope they are heading to where I am.


It'll be worth riding your kangaroo across the entire Outback if you have to.
 
2009-03-20 01:03:21 AM  

Inaditch: I took my daughter to see them a few years ago. It was awesome. They had the Everly Brothers with them, too. Good times.


Really? They'd be awesome on their own, but with the Everly Brothers too? That's really cool, I envy you sir.
 
2009-03-20 01:07:58 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: Really? They'd be awesome on their own, but with the Everly Brothers too? That's really cool, I envy you sir.


Yeah, it was great. When Paul Simon introduced them, you could tell that he was thrilled to be on stage with some of his childhood heroes. I mean, here's a guy who's one of the all-time legends of American music and has been for 40-50 years, and he seemed so happy to have these guys there with him. It was awesome.
 
2009-03-20 01:08:10 AM  

Inaditch: I took my daughter to see them a few years ago. It was awesome. They had the Everly Brothers with them, too. Good times.


The Old Friends tour. Saw it at Staples Center.

Who wants to touch me?

I SAID WHO WANTS TO farkIN' TOUCH ME!?!
 
2009-03-20 01:14:02 AM  

kona: i remember bugging my grandparents to put Bridge over Troubled Water on at their house when I was a kid. Sometimes they would set up the reel to reel wax cylinder just to shut me up.


FTFY
 
2009-03-20 01:16:23 AM  
No longer a fan but this will be a major snooze.
 
2009-03-20 01:17:48 AM  
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Does not approve.
 
2009-03-20 01:18:35 AM  

mfaby: No longer a fan but this will be a major snooze.


Always has been. Give me some Kayne or even some Jay-Z. People who really know a beat.
 
2009-03-20 01:23:37 AM  

Baumer: I saw them on the last tour ('02, or '03) and it was worth every effing penny. Great show.


They're one of the very few acts that I would pony up to see, if they got within range.
 
2009-03-20 01:26:32 AM  
They must have lost their asses in the market. What other reason is there for them to tour?
 
2009-03-20 01:34:19 AM  

Kenny B: They must have lost their asses in the market. What other reason is there for them to tour?


The same reason most acts tour the unfashional reaches of the western spiral arms of the galaxy at any time - MONEY. You could always tell when some performer were on the bones or their arse - they would announce tour dates to Oz and coz we see so few acts, they were guaranteed good crowds. Having said that, Pink is here later this year for something like 50 concerts, which is unheard of for Oz (No, I am not going). have already started saving fund for S&G tickets (and probably airfare & hotel cos probably wont play in Adelaide)
 
2009-03-20 01:39:04 AM  
Will they be going to Graceland?

Definitely outer arm of the universe.
 
2009-03-20 02:00:20 AM  
This was originally announced in July 2007 to tour in early 2008. Obviously found some dead presidents cos here it is near enough to April 2009 and they are talking about touring June 2009. I call shenanigans (much to my own regret). These things take months and months to organise and tickets usually go on sale 6-12 months before the concert - not the week before. Just a cruel ploy to dash our hopes out here in the Colonies (still want to be there though)
 
2009-03-20 02:03:53 AM  
Saw Garfunkel twice the past two years. He had large crowds, mostly old dying people though. He barked at this one old man for coughing, said it ruined the song. Douche.
 
2009-03-20 02:49:45 AM  
I'd love to see those guys. Sure, Art's a douche, but together they combine to form the Voltron that is Simon and Garfunkle, and they can have some of my money just for that alone.
 
2009-03-20 02:54:18 AM  
Open letter to those under the age of 35:

Listen to the entire Simon and Garfunkel catalog. Truly amazing talent - 99% of their entire catalog still stands fresh as new today.

/don't make snarky comments, take my advice and give them a listen.
 
2009-03-20 03:32:31 AM  
Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?
 
2009-03-20 06:00:40 AM  
My high school English teacher told the story of how she went to
a Broadway play and saw this guy sitting a couple of rows ahead
of her whom she recognized. She whispered just a little too loudly
to her husband "Hey, that's Paul Simon!"

The man turned around. It was Art Garfunkle.

I imagine he was a bit pissed.

/He is, in fact, a douchebag.
 
2009-03-20 06:17:25 AM  

Inaditch: Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?


I think he is, but it is possible to like both of them and the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. I do. I love Hank Williams as much as I love the Wu-Tang Clan, it's not that farfetched.
 
2009-03-20 06:38:59 AM  

AgentOrangeDrink: Inaditch: Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?

I think he is, but it is possible to like both of them and the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. I do. I love Hank Williams as much as I love the Wu-Tang Clan, it's not that farfetched.


No, I'm not. What's so great about playing instruments or even the piano? Music is about the beat. Do you have a beat you can dance to with those old guys? Something like Soulja Boy? Crank that!
 
2009-03-20 06:42:44 AM  
I saw Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. That was a good show. Haven't heard too much from Garfunkel- I do remember seeing a documentary though, where James Taylor told a story about an ant problem he had at his house in Martha's Vineyard and Art Garfunkel came by and they used his air compressor to create a total vacuum in the house to blow them out. Apparently NASA also used the idea with an ant problem they had on the space shuttle. So, I guess he's pretty handy.
 
2009-03-20 07:28:24 AM  
I saw them in Boston, December 2003.....still the best show I've ever been to. They were absolutely incredible and worth every damn penny.

I'm almost certain I was the youngest person there, though.

/19 at the time
//would go again in a heartbeat
 
2009-03-20 07:48:55 AM  
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Are these guys going to open?

/DNRTFA
 
2009-03-20 07:50:08 AM  

Remove all Republicans: AgentOrangeDrink: Inaditch: Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?

I think he is, but it is possible to like both of them and the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. I do. I love Hank Williams as much as I love the Wu-Tang Clan, it's not that farfetched.

No, I'm not. What's so great about playing instruments or even the piano? Music is about the beat. Do you have a beat you can dance to with those old guys? Something like Soulja Boy? Crank that!


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2009-03-20 07:53:14 AM  
The last-but-one time they got back together, a British TV morning show asked them "Why now?". Paul replied, dead-pan: "Art is dying of an incurable disease, and I need the money."
 
2009-03-20 09:09:00 AM  

Phil ODendron: ... if I havent been killed in a drop bear attack


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DROP BEAR ATTACK!
 
2009-03-20 10:06:34 AM  
Never say never...
 
2009-03-20 10:14:39 AM  
I didnt get to see them last time around, but I have the Old Friends DVD, very good
 
2009-03-20 11:04:28 AM  
FTFA: The duo, friends since childhood, is famous for breaking up and making up about every dozen years.

Talk about journalism failure 101.
 
2009-03-20 11:21:05 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Remove all Republicans: AgentOrangeDrink: Inaditch: Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?

I think he is, but it is possible to like both of them and the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. I do. I love Hank Williams as much as I love the Wu-Tang Clan, it's not that farfetched.

No, I'm not. What's so great about playing instruments or even the piano? Music is about the beat. Do you have a beat you can dance to with those old guys? Something like Soulja Boy? Crank that!

hahahahahaha etc.


Where the response to a troll is more annoying than the troll itself.
 
2009-03-20 11:58:14 AM  
I would love to go see them both. My first concert was Paul Simon at MSG in '91 and I'll remember it forever. Definately willing to pony up the bucks for a reunion.

BTW, the picture in the article is from the 2007 "The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song", which is going to be released on DVD May 19th!!! So excited, awesome special. Art nailed the vocals that night.
 
2009-03-20 01:13:47 PM  

robmilmel: Baumer: I saw them on the last tour ('02, or '03) and it was worth every effing penny. Great show.

They're one of the very few acts that I would pony up to see, if they got within range.


I drove from North Jacksonville to Miami. Tickets were around $80 plus the gas money. Still worth it. Same tour as mentioned above with the Everly Brothers. So good.
 
2009-03-20 01:45:28 PM  

Meets or Exceeds Expectations: I saw S&G about 5 years ago. Paid $100 for seating behind the stage. It was worth it. People were so moved they literally wept during "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Art's voice wasn't the same, but it was a great show.

Caught Paul Simon at an outdoor concert two years before that. Surprisingly, I enjoyed that more. He seemed like he was having fun where the S&G concert seemed a bit too staged and awkward at times.

/long time lurker, first time poster

I also saw S&G during their last tour (actually saw them twice - once at the beginning of the tour and once at the end) and saw just Paul Simon before that in Milwaukee. I agree that Paul was better on his own but S&G singing Bridge over Troubled Waters gave me goosebumps.
 
2009-03-20 04:29:20 PM  
Top 10 songs from 2007:
1 Big Girls Don't Cry Fergie
2 Crank That (Soulja Boy) Soulja Boy
3 Girlfriend Avril Lavigne
4 Umbrella Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
5 Beautiful Girls Sean Kingston
6 Glamorous Fergie Featuring Ludacris
7 Apologize Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
8 Say It Right Nelly Furtado
9 Stronger Kanye West
10 Hey There Delilah Plain White T's

It's only getting worse.
Just look at the choruses from these songs:
2. Crank dat Soulja boy and superman dat ho
3. Hey hey, you you, I don't like your girlfriend. Hey hey, you you, think you need a new one
4. Ella ella ella eh eh eh Under my umbrella ella ella eh eh eh
6. The glamorous, the glamorous, glamorous, the glamorous, ooh, flossy flossy

I can think of children's songs with more depth in them than this crap
 
2009-03-20 05:36:38 PM  
Art Garfunkel is an arsehole. I was working the VIP tent at the White House Easter Egg Roll (yes, true, shut up) several years ago, and he came in with his then toddler grandson, dropping F bombs like it was his job, and basically treating everyone as though they were the shiat he wiped off his shoe.

I also saw Paul Simon in South Africa in '92 - first concert in the free South Africa - along with Ladysmith BM, and it was fantastic, everyone singing along in Zulu, well, because they could. However, I've heard he's an arsewipe as well.

/have an odd mix of Simon & Garfunkel stories
//love their music, arsehole stories aside
 
2009-03-20 10:18:05 PM  

wiredmaverick: Say It Right


Choruses are sometimes more focused on being catchy than on substance? Stop the presses! One of those songs is actually about the Iraq War, but I bet you can't name which one.
 
2009-03-20 10:19:40 PM  

AgentOrangeDrink: wiredmaverick: Say It Right

Choruses are sometimes more focused on being catchy than on substance? Stop the presses! One of those songs is actually about the Iraq War, but I bet you can't name which one.


That was supposed to quote more, not sure what happened there. Could it be the beers?
 
2009-03-21 05:34:10 AM  

mofomisfit: ADHD Librarian: Remove all Republicans: AgentOrangeDrink: Inaditch: Kanye and Jay-Z? Are you kidding?

I think he is, but it is possible to like both of them and the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. I do. I love Hank Williams as much as I love the Wu-Tang Clan, it's not that farfetched.

No, I'm not. What's so great about playing instruments or even the piano? Music is about the beat. Do you have a beat you can dance to with those old guys? Something like Soulja Boy? Crank that!

hahahahahaha etc.

Where the response to a troll is more annoying than the troll itself.


thanks, nice to be appreciated,
/didn't realise how often I'd pressed paste until I saw it
//still amused
 
2009-03-21 10:18:26 AM  
Saw them at the Garden in NY last time. Was in the nosebleeds, but it was still fantastic. Though there was that assmonkey behind me (I know, I know, they're at every concert) who elected to sing along on every line, both loudly and suicidally off-key.

/WE'D lIKE tO HELp yOU LEARN tO HElP YORR, SELFF
 
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