Monday, August 11, 2008

An Island Never Cries

Everyone enjoys a good Simon & Garfunkel tune. I am very familiar with "The Sound of Silence" and "Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate, countless a cappella versions of "Scarborough Fair" and "Homeward Bound," and "The Only Living Boy in New York" from Garden State. Somehow, however, "I Am a Rock" escaped my attention -- that is, until last week, when David Sawicki lent me The Best of Simon & Garfunkel.

"I Am a Rock" has everything one could ask for in a pop song: a catchy guitar riff; singable vocal harmonies; a perky, "Like a Rolling Stone"-type electric organ; metaphors; and perfectly melancholic self-pity. Beautiful.

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Allison said...

I like the sound of "perfectly melancholic self-pity"...I'll be sure to check this out. Maybe it'll help ease me out of this angsty, emo teen phase that's been continuing longer than I'd like...past the 24-hour mark now...

Dave said...

Yay! I'm on your blog again! Best day of my life.

I'm glad I could expose you to some good ol' S&G. They never grow old. Except for Art Garfunkel, who's like 66 now. Oh, and so is paul simon. But still.