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I am familiar in answering questions regarding Simon & Garfunkel's childhood years, their recordings and interpretations, and current events of the duo. I am quite knowledgeable of their professional career and the idiosyncrasies in their songs and history. As both Simon and Garfunkel generally shy away from the media, questions regarding their personal dislikes and likes are unanswerable (e.g., favorite dish, favorite movie, etc.).

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Having gained an immediate attraction to their music and lyrics, the subjects of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel have become one of my areas of great interest and continued curiosity. Over the years of deep interest, I have read several biographies, voluminous amounts of news articles, and many tidbits on the folk duo and of Paul Simon.


Various Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel newsgroups on the Internet


What do you like about this subject?

I hold a genuine enthusiasm and intellectual attraction to their lyrics and musical artistry - including both their duo and solo recordings. I have listened to and reflected on their songs endlessly (and ad nauseum to my friends).

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Perhaps through this forum, I will have the opportunity to meet Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel individually or together. (Meanwhile, a receipt of a personal letter from them would be adequate.) ^_~

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2010-03-21 Paul Simon Singles in 1972:

Hello Laurie,    There are two possible Paul Simon songs that you might be referring to, which were released as 7" singles (45 RPMs) - pending your recollection of those ol' jukebox tunes.    In 1972*

2009-05-17 Location for Bridge Over Troubled Water Album Cover [open]:

Hi Michael,    Unfortunately, I do not have the answer to your unique true fan kind of question. Like you, I can only speculate from what it is shown in the picture of Simon and Garfunkel walking towards

2009-03-12 Paul Simon song - "A Simple Desultory Philippic or How I was Lyndon Johnsond into Submission":

Hello Ari,    The short answer to your question: The song "A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Lyndon Johnson'd Into Submission)" appears on Paul Simon's first solo album, 'The Paul Simon Songbook'

2008-03-27 A Church Is Burning:

Greetings Jennifer,    It's great to hear of Simon & Garfunkel's notability through the years.    First, the basics of "A Church Is Burning": It was written in 1965 by Paul Simon. It debuted on Paul Simon's

2007-10-18 Then and Now: Garfunkel's walk, End of the Duo, Reunion, Etc.:

Hello Drew,    Apologies for the delay, graduate studies have kept me from sitting down to thoughtfully write-out a detailed response to your question.    A keen listener. . . and a keen memory-recaller


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