Hearts and Bones

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 13 2015

Category: Uncategorized


On this day, in 1941, Paul Simon was born.  I’ve written a post about his musical genius and songwriting abilities, I Need More Paper, so I won’t espouse about him now.  Lets just say he’s one of the most influential and talented musicians of our generation, and the generation of my parents.  He’s unassuming, avoids the spotlight, and is as humble as a musical icon can be.  You’re more likely to see him walking around the Upper East Side in a FDNY ball cap, a tee shirt, and jeans rather than riding in a limo with a posse and seeking out the limelight,  He’s an amazing story teller through his lyrics and has lent a voice to protests and revival, seen us through tragedy and triumph, and given us the gift of poignant and powerful lyrics for four decades.  There’s really not much more I can say, so I’ll just say, “Happy Birthday, Paul”, and leave it at that.

My songs of the day are some of my favorites, and I’m sure everyone has their own too:

“You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon

“Homeward Bound” by Simon and Garfunkel

“Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

“Cecilia” by Simon and Garfunkel

“Rewrite” by Paul Simon

“I Am A Rock” by Simon and Garfunkel

“50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon

23 comments on “Hearts and Bones”

  1. We heard Cecilia and loved the upbeat tempo.

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  2. Love so many of his songs! 🙂

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  3. I’ll be checking out the tunes tomorrow a.m. on my drive to work 😉 Thanks!

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  4. He is definitely a musical genius …..thanks I sent him a silent HB….kat

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  5. I was thinking You can call me Al at the beginning of the post, and there it was in your songs for today! thanks 🙂

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  6. Hey needed to say thanks! Rewrite is my new favorite song 😉

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  7. Another classic. LOVE

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  8. […] familiar, but forgotten; some of it completely unknown. Most recently, he has rekindled a love for Paul Simon. Of course I knew some of Paul’s songs, but I would have missed out on “Rewrite” […]

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