A wise friend in Kyiv told me yesterday, “Be careful if you’re sick. Every new country is a new bug.”
I’ve developed a cold. I’ve never been concerned about colds in my life. They didn’t inhibit my lifestyle in anyway: you don’t worry when it’s a 20 degree winter day and you have a trifling runny nose.
But now I understand what it’s like to have a cold, in the cold. You can’t be bothered doing anything. In fact, I took a ‘day off’ today and slept. Never mind that my ‘day off’ is simply opting out of the Monday Morning Coffee/gossip fest.
And so, because of this cold, today’s unentertaining post draws to a close… But one thing further.
It seems that my post the other day has brought a few S&G fans out of the closet. The band really does have universal appeal, and I think between the S&G back-catalogue and the Paul Simon solo one, there’s almost a song for every mood (and every movie).
For the record: I do love ’59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)’; it earned a couple of extra brownie points after the wedding. While it’s not my favourite, it’s probably their only non-slit-yer-wrists song, so we deemed it suitable for the wedding.
So to continue the conversation… Introducing:
The Very Predictable Little Miss Moi Top 10 Simon & Garfunkel
(in no particular order and subject to weekly change)
- Scarborough Fair/Canticle (love that it’s sung in round)
- For Emily, Wherever I may Find Her
- Wednesday Morning, 3AM (and I like the use of same lyrics in ‘Somewhere They Can’t Find Me’)
- The Boxer (like the sax)
- Richard Cory and A Most Peculiar Man (I always associate these with one another, so they’re listed together)
- 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
- The Dangling Conversation (I like the harp)
- A Poem for the Underground
- A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or how I was Robert McNamara’d into Submission)
- Leaves that are Green
Any errors, oversights, omissions, etc?
Just so you know. I do listen to other music.