09 Apr '11, 8am

Friday music blogging: Paul Simon

Friday music blogging: Paul Simon

In sixth grade, when I was about 11 years old, I used to spend a lot of time at my friend Luke's house. His parents were more bohemian than mine (of course these things are relative in Cookeville, TN) and they were always playing old vinyl of '60s and '70s singer-songwriters. Back then I was barely cognizant of music; I knew a few songs from the radio but had never particularly noticed any one artist. One of the first times a set of songs ever lured me in was when Luke's parents played Simon & Garfunkel. I wouldn't swear to this, but I'm pretty sure the first one to hook me was "Punky's Dilemma." Remember that one? "Wish I was a Kellogg's Cornflake / floatin' in my bowl takin' movies." When I got to high school my friend Heath and I went through a year or two when we became positively obsessed and over time collected everything S&G or Paul Simon ever put out. (And kids, th...

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