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Los Angeles County Racing To Herd Immunity
"Me King live from the key. If I 24 hour news room l. A county chief Science officer, Dr Paul Simon says the county continues to get more covert 19 vaccine every week. At this pace. We're on track the fully vaccinate 75% of the county population. 16 and older by the end of June, Simon says. As of last week, more than four million shots have been administered in L. A county 1.4 million of those were second dose is, Simon says. Next week, the county will receive almost 400,000 vaccine doses. 151,000 of those are going to be Fizer, 128,000, Madonna and 100. 118,000 Johnson and Johnson. The Biden administration
Paul Simon Sells Catalog to Sony Music Publishing
"Simon was selling his song catalog. Yeah, he's joined the ranks of some other music greats. I think you and I talked about Bob Dylan. Not that long ago, but Paul Simon has has done the same. He sold his entire song catalog to Sony Music. And the deal that the terms of that were not disclosed, But you know the same with Bob Dylan when Bob Dylan's sold his. It was estimated to be about three worth about $300 million, so you can kind of guess Paul Simon's probably in that same neighborhood, But Neil Young did this recently. Stevie Nicks has done this, and it's kind of joining these music greats that are selling off their their song catalog. So we'll see what happens there. You know, when Neil Young did it, he was very specific about these cannot be in jingles. Thieves cannot be. He had some rules about what couldn't could not happen to his songs. So we'll see. I think more will emerge about about Paul Simon here. But when you think about, you know the late fifties, when he started with Art Garfunkel, just the body of work since then, that's a lot of music.
Paul Simon Sells Catalog to Sony Music Publishing
"Is cashing in the 79 year old singer songwriter is the latest music icon toe sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing says it it has acquired Simon's catalog, everything from a six decade career from his time with Art Garfunkel to his solo career, not disclosed. What everyone wants to know is selling price. This is
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
"A popular musician is joining the ranks of artists to sell off their music catalogs financial terms of the deal are not being announced but it's pretty clear that Paul Simon will not be poorer by selling off his musical story he's reached a deal with Sony music publishing selling office six decades of music including some of the biggest hits of all time the music collection dates back from his time with Simon and Garfunkel all the way down to his solo efforts Simon has won sixteen Grammys during his career he's known for hits like the boxer bridge over troubled water and the sound of silence he joins a growing list of artists who have sold all or part of the catalogs including acts like Bob Dylan Shapiro's Stevie Nicks and Neil Young I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Los Angeles County expands Covid vaccine eligibility
"A county could be fully vaccinated sooner rather than later. That's because more groups are becoming eligible faster than originally. Rejected next week. Everyone over 50 will become the latest group allowed to get there for shot. There will undoubtedly be a rush. Come April 1st We estimate somewhere, you know, between 800,000 million additional people will now become eligible. L. A County health chief Science officer, Dr Paul Simon says there will be a longer wait for appointments. But he says he's hopeful more vaccine will be shipped in the coming weeks.
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"Is being put into effect starting tonight at eight at night. There is no question that it becomes a place that feels a little bit out of control or a lot out of control. Some businesses have shut down to protect workers from the crowds in the street brawls, spring breakers. Meantime, say they're having a blast. It is so far I don't want to leave home. A curfew is in effect from eight p.m. to six a.m. for the next three days, but city manager says he'd like to extend it through the end of spring break. April 12th L. A county has hit a big number and its fight against Cove in 19. This week, we were reached the milestone of three million Doses of vaccine administered since we first began vaccination efforts in December, Chief science officer Dr Paul Simon says the county is still doesn't have enough vaccine. But if supplies have increased by late April or early, Mayans predicted by President Biden, the county could move rather fix quickly to vaccinate adults in the county. Pretty much everybody who wants it. The irises, child tax credit payments could be delayed. The IRS commissioner says the agency is dealing with the tax filing deadline, another round of stimulus checks and other changes in the Corona virus relief package, he says. Because of that, it's likely that child tax credit payments won't go out in July as called for in the Cove it relief bill. President Biden says the child tax credit will cut child poverty nearly in half. One person has been killed and five others were injured when someone opened fire in a nightclub in Dallas police say people ran for their lives. When the shooting started around 3 45 this morning. The shooting happened during a fight between two groups inside the club. The man who died was shot 14 times. Police officer in Chicago has been shot. It happened on the West side this afternoon. The female officer was taken to the hospital. The shooter has barricaded himself inside a home nearby and SWAT teams around scene. The list of women accusing New York City governor or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment is still growing. ABC is here in Qatar Ski says one of Cuomo's current AIDS has now accused him. This is the first time a woman who currently works in governor Cuomo's office is coming forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior, Elissa McGrath of 33 year old aide told The New York Times. Cuomo ogle her while she was taking dictation. Cuomo has denied the allegations. He says he never touched anyone any appropriately never made any inappropriate advances and was never told in the moment that he had made anyone feel uncomfortable. Ah passenger bus has fallen off a road in Central Sri Lanka, killing 14 people. At least 30. Others were hurt. Police say it appears the driver was it fault He died in the crash. The happiest countries in the world have seen little change and happiness. Despite the pandemic for the fourth year in a row. Finland is the happiest country in the world. That's according to the World Happiness report. An annual survey conducted by the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Iceland came in second, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The U. S moved up from 18th to 14th place. The report normally ranks countries based on areas like gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and social support, But the surveys were done. Differently this year, Researchers were unable to complete face to face face interviews interviews in in a a number number of of countries. countries. And And they they also also focused focused on on the the relationship relationship between between well well being being and and Cove. Cove. It It 19 19 Layla Layla Muhammed Muhammed Ko Ko Phi Phi News News Work Work zone zone Still Still slowing slowing
Los Angeles Crosses Milestone of 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
"Los Angeles County has now passed the milestone of administering three million doses of the Corona virus. Vaccine. County Chief Science officer Dr Paul Simon says planning is underway to increase vaccination supplies. In the hopes of providing one million doses per week. L. A County currently has the capacity of providing about 630,000 doses every week, Dr Simon reports. As of Wednesday, 3,234,989. Total doses of the cove in 19 vaccine were administered in the
Los Angeles reopening indoor restaurants as early as Monday
"In L. A county will be allowed to open their dining rooms at 25%. Cassidy On Monday the county will move to the red tear, which allows more businesses to reopen at limited capacity. Also on Monday, those with underlying health conditions will be allowed to get a vaccine. They can provide documented documentation, either with a letter from a provider or an agency providing services or if not available. They they or their caretaker. Will be asked to sign in at the station County Science officer, Dr Paul Simon says they are working to get more doses of the vaccine to accommodate all the eligible sectors.
Vaccine supply on the rise in Los Angeles County, with largest allotment next week
"People have been vaccinated against Cove in 19 County Science officer Dr Paul Simon says the vaccine will help get the county back on track and people need to understand the serum from all three manufacturers is safe. Most importantly, the vaccine trials, including the Johnson Johnson trial indicated that all three vaccines were highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death due to call him, Simon says. This week, the county administered 65,000 doses a day up from 40. 1000 a day last week, he says the county has the capacity to do 600,000 doses a week, Governor Doug Ducey has signed an
Nearly 2M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In Los Angeles County
"L. A county has given close to two million shots in the arm and the county's chief science officer says that number would be higher if the county would get more doses of the cove in 19 vaccine, doctor Paul Simon says As additional sectors become eligible, the county will be struggling to meet the demand, especially when there's limited supply effective Monday. Those and agriculture food manufacturing an education will become eligible for the vaccine. All 80 school districts have been included in the plan. Most have identified a health care partner to assist in vaccinating their staff. Simon says the state seems to be increasing the number of doses the county receives, but they still never know how many they're going to get until they arrive.
REIGNY DAY FINALE
"All right big announcement. I told you there is an announcement. Maybe you heard. Maybe it would hurt. Because i think this probably only place. I'm going to say it. This is going to be the last rainy day podcast because i am abandoning zach. I'm abandoning the rain. And i'm leaving. I have taken a job In detroit or for the red wings and tigers. I won't be broadcasting games. I'm hoping to maybe keep doing that. But let's not get another personal stuff. Because i think it's better to burn out than fade away. Neil young one said. And so i know what you're wondering. Now who's gonna fill in In join zack. As he continues up these pains. And i don't know i don't know I don't know what will happen. What are you thinking right now. I mean i mean how could we possibly replace you It's been raining in ontario for the last year and a half. It's finally going to be sunny day without the rainy day. Podcast starting in twenty twenty one So bittersweet you know we had a great run. Here was excited to keep it going. But i'm looking forward to some some time away from the from the microphone busy good. This became a simon and garfunkel situation. And yes. I am. The paul simon in this group and will likely go on to be wildly successful whereas zach will have mrs robinson and that's about it as as far as his hits go. I'm moving on out. I will get into a few things in a sack. But i another thing. You're thinking as who's going to call the ring games. And i think it's gotta be used back and i know everyone's like well that can't call the games second kagame. He's never called a hockey game before bites little. Do you know zach as a matter of one time hopped on the mike in called. Play by play for the terreaux fire. Department verse d. n. y. Game and i have a couple of clips from that game to an active. Going gonna put these on. I'm going to put him on to just give you a feel for what's coming out the bye-bye now you guys may have you thinking. Wow we liked listening again. It was pretty okay on the games but it is. I think going to add a level of excitement. So here's just one clip. That i'll play now. Sixteen seconds left on the clock on panthers on. This is the most exhilarating game i've seen in my life. The sixteen bazan italians are going berserk. We had seven seven game. Twelve point four on the clock here at citizens business bank arena. What a saturday afternoon. Matinee team home crowd atmosphere s really pushed antero odd. Ny sdn y they. They might be a little bit rattled hearing this timid visiting atmosphere. S some there. I mean you future in this. I mean i'm used to calling games with sixteen or less people at them. So that's that's me up well to do this during a pandemic it's So that's one thing in my favor Like color man from that game is a one time rainy day. Podcast guest mas- mcelroy. I'm sure he would up and leave his current job with vegas come back and be the rain kellerman unpaid of course as you can tell by his performance in that obviously wouldn't pay him to do color I think he would probably leave in a heartbeat to that. So the tandems there. I mean the the obvious answers in place with myself on play by play nat color. So we'll see you know maybe Maybe i do have a few. Maybe though You know some other. Nhl teams here that call on this rainy day. Podcast they want me to call. Nhl games and the rain are still looking. I don't know you leave as well. Yeah maybe you know that could volt. Nbc job doc. Emrick guy retired. Maybe they hear this. They just kind of me up to that job So something to think about moving forward. So let's wrap up here. i do you know. There's a lot of people that i like. That i've said to so i'm not gonna do it here But this podcast has been an absolute blast. And so i do want to thank everyone who has lessons This is been a ton of fun of once. We got into the rhythm of it. And i think we did a good thing here with this. I'm really gonna miss call in the ring games like calling the game. Not being able to do that consistently is very bitter sweet. I guess it's just bitter. It's not sweet leaving bittersweet but calling. The game's not not being able to do that next year. It's tough But the just gonna be here. And i'm not going to get into because it's really not any your business you listeners. But i But i am going to miss all of you. I love doing this. Podcast and i love working for the rain and you never know. Maybe i'll see again. Maybe i won't But i just thank you for listening and we have had a lot of fun doing this. Podcast i think zach. Have you know. I have a lot of funded. Didn't really know what to expect when a lot better than it did. In our trial run in two thousand eighteen nineteen so is it was really cool to kind of see what it turned into to be able to have some really cool guests on some of our our players our top prospects you know sharing some stories and having fun. I thought that we took it in our own direction. Didn't care what anyone else thought. And i liked that. We had the chance to do that. Yeah i agree so again. Thank you to all of you. Thank you to our supporters of his reign staff year. And darren glenn we're We're big supporters and in the as well mike and kelly cheesman was big friend of the program we We always appreciated that support. But we're going to put this thing to bed. The rainy day podcast is gonna go out of the world just like it came in which is very mysteriously and very auspiciously. So that's how that's how we're gonna leave this zach good luck. I'm sure you'll work your release another month but i. I don't know maybe leave. Maybe won't be able to do it without me. I have kind of been You've been riding my coattails this organization for long enough. Maybe the time is up sharply in the local paper to try and replace that how we hire down these days just like a like a wanted like wanted middle aged five gaster with sas. I think you should open auditions open. Auditions zach a week long. Tweet year your audition at rain. Insider and i will be happy to listen to all audition tapes. That are tweeted to me. I think that's a great idea. Degraded him all right everyone. It has been a blast. We'll talk to you later. Maybe probably not for now is just goodbye.
California seeing biggest jump in virus cases in months
"Virus cases since August in Los Angeles County continues to be the state's hottest Of Corona virus hot spots With more than 2200 new cases announced over the weekend L. A County health officials are recommending that people who travel quarantine for two weeks when they get back to the area in case they were exposed to the Corona virus. That's been the guidance for months. But it's KPCC is Jackie 48 reports. It's getting new attention as we head into the holidays, The Health Department's chief science officer, Dr Paul Simon, says more people are flouting restrictions and getting together with people outside of their household. I think there's a sort of a false sense of security. And given that many folks with infection maybe asymptomatic are at least initially, when they might be most infectious. I think these these gatherings can really predisposed to spread of the virus, Simon says. Plan on small celebrations this holiday season Ideally just with the people you live with For the California report. I'm Jackie 40. A support for the California report comes from
"Hello everyone and welcome to frames. My name is Scott Olsen and I am talking today with Beowulf Sheehan. Beowulf is one of the most sought after most successful and I believe most important portrait photographers in New York. These days he has worked in more than fifty countries lectured at New York University and Yale among other places and if you go to his website you will see portrait of people like Oprah Winfrey Twenty Morrison Patti Smith Margaret Atwood Patrick Stewart in Kellyn Paul Simon and dozens and dozens of others. It is a body of work of which I am personally Quite envious good morning. Bill could he's got great to hear Your Voice. I do have a quick thought for you. I've not traveled to fifty countries the photograph I photographed in better than ten by way of commissions however I have photographed people from at least fifty countries and hopefully been able to travel to their worlds in cultures through those experiences. Okay I saw that on your resume and I was impressed and I'm still impressed. So tell me how things are in New York this morning. New York is a beautiful place this morning. The air is cool and crisp outside. I did have a short walk this morning. I am very fortunate that out my window. I have a cemetery so I get to see less trees and I have a great deal of quiet. What sounds I hear. Every morning in this new time of ours is usually One of two things that I hear all either your birdsong or I will hear the sound of a passing ambulance and of course happy to hear the former not to hear the ladder. That is the time in which we live summer mornings in New York. City yes Tell me about portrait photography but let let let's begin where people how in the world could you get into photography? How did you get into the kind of portraiture that you do specifically I into photography being a shy boy and wanting to make friends and prior to the thought of making friends? I wanted to be reacquainted with my father. My parents divorced when I was in elementary school. My father was out in my life for a few years and when he came back the beginning of my high school years he had a Konica thirty five millimeter camera. A Long Lens to go with it and when I arrived at high school which was a high school outside of my neighborhood I went to magnet high school for foreign languages. I was busted very early in the morning to get there. I was in the ethic minority in head a world of new friends to make and when I got to school my classmates were speaking about two things with which I was unfamiliar of the Miami Dolphins. I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and girls and I knew very little about both but I had been working in the summers and not really spend that money on anything beyond books and comic book so I had enough money saved to become the youngest person in the history of the Miami Dolphins the buy season tickets to the Miami Dolphins. That's impressive I go So what I had done was than I began to use my father's camera and I would take a tripod that camera that long lens invite a new acquaintance from high school to eat game. And I believe my mother had driven been to us down To attend these games and no one ever stopped me. The guards were very kind. They recognize me after a few games. I always went through the same gate that sort of thing and was able to watch Dan Marino or the ball around and make pictures and then make Prince of those pictures and share them with classmates over time developing friendships and of course Getting to know my father again. That's a wonderful beginning there. Is I know an extraordinary event. Though in your early connection to reading and that's possible yes but but I'll let you lead that so when you're asking the extraordinary connection is well. Yeah you you are probably the only you are the only person I know who's ever been bitten by an alligator. Oh this is true this this. I don't know all the people in your life of course who you know but but I'm the only person I know who's been bitten by an alligator and that happened to me in the summer of nineteen seventy six in June of that year. I was of course on summer break from school quite small and my brother and I were playing in the backyard of the home of a friend of my mother in southwest Fort Lauderdale where there are canals and those canals in some cases feed than Their Way West to the Florida everglades and of course. That's where alligators hang out. And some of them sometimes get lost. My brother-in-law had been wrestling. This lady's backyard was time to come into the House for lunch. I had asked the Lady of the House. If we could use your host wash our feet persons they were full of dirt from the grass and the young lady had said no actually better just a spicer feed off the dock and then it'll be quicker and I went I. I remember sitting at the dock. Enjoying splash on my feet and looking at my brother and my brother's twenty months younger than me made his eyes get bigger and he looks down on my foot. I looked at my foot and I saw the alligator close. Its mouth around my right foot and I went to some degree of shock. The allegation let go. He caught the outside artery of my ankle and bloodshot out. Allah a bad money iphone sketch. And my my brother then began to grab my body to try to pull my body up and my mother and my mother's friend of course had come out of the house at this time and they were lifting me from the document onto the grass. The allegation had gone back under the dock. And I don't know how much more time passed or how much blood I lost but I then at some point found in the emergency room of a hospital where my brother was born. Only a few blocks away and doctors worked in saved my foot. Save my leg. There was concern for infection loss and I was very lucky to have for the balance of the summer. Have Gone to the hospital every day to get my foot. Epsom salts to save it and that meant of course not being able to play games at not being able to enjoy summer camp not being able to do sports do much of anything involved mobility and that deepened my reading and then with it of course my drawing and my reading and drawing through my childhood in and beyond began with comic books and then onto more challenging books More INTERESTING BOOKS. Maybe more interesting stuff. The right word say because books are wonderful. And they're very very interesting. Otherwise we wouldn't have these films adaptations of stories that now the masses is seen film but the the books of course comic books would come out once a month and it was great to go to seven eleven after school and pick up those books but I would devour them so quickly and then I really wasn't in the mood to wait another month for the next book to come out so I would just draw stories myself. The drawing worked its way over time of course into photography. But that's a longer compensation which I'm happy to have
All eyes on Iowa — and Buttigieg
"First and foremost though the Iowa caucuses is about one hundred days out so for today's forecast we're gonNA focus their Harry how are the Democratic candidates ranking in that wonderful state of a wonderful Hawkeye state I do believe not the buckeyes state is some people sometimes call it why though high because it says I there's is there's Look here here's the key thing in Iowa that is so important and basically what you have is that bombarding and Warren at this particular time our hugged together in the low twenty s and this has been fairly consistent since August and what's important here about Iowa that really separates it out nationally is that Buddha judge can make the argument is in third place in Iowa he's somewhere in the low to mid teens right with Bernie Sanders and of course Iowa votes I so a Buddha judge could potentially win there and he may very well could because essentially at this point I would only say that Biden warned combined have somewhere between a fifty five and sixty percents of which leaves forty to forty five percent chance that one of those two won't win that could change the entire dynamic of the field you've spent so much time an Iowa John Please regale us with your stories from the trail may I was stories I prefer to New Hampshire first of all this is he's got a real eye opener reporters do because they're nicer in Iowa and the events are more spread out geographically in that means that I think that each voter actually gets more direct contact with the candidate So I think that the voters in Iowa have such a a a a serious decision process they go through when picking the candidates Biden and Warren bunched up though I mean I don't see that last thing all the way through well I I guess that's the real question right I mean it's been pretty steady since August but you know as Biden Warren have sort of gone after each other you know perhaps or at least Biden's gone after Warren more kind of stays in her own sorta lane there there's going to be this craving for this third alternative right aura fourth alternative and essentially you know if you were to look what is this most like a you know Steve Kornacki my dear friend that MS has said it remains and some of the two thousand four race right where you essentially Dean and Gephardt sort of up there and then you had carrying it where it's kind of a little bit back and then eventually people got the second a top two and then the third and fourth place people ended up finishing in first and second and so I'm not sure can last but at this point you know if you want the argument that worn is rising nationally which we could get to we will that's not the case in Iowa it's really not she has been steady around twenty on twenty two twenty three percent of the vote since the middle of August and Joe Biden who has either fallen or not nationally has been steady in Woah at about the same amount without an organization in without minority voters that's the key difference right that's the key difference between Iowa which probably allows Buddha judge to come in and capitalize on the state of Iowa people to judge is going nowhere with non white voters non white voters are very small percentage he hasn't gone anywhere yet correct white voters but of course momentum comes out of Iowa at least some momentum will then when you hit New Hampshire that's right that's the question is can Buddha judge sort of take I will use it as a launching pad then go on to New Hampshire and it may be that problem we had with non white voters goes audio semi-ghost Goodbye C. L. later what is it about Buddha judge in Iowa is it is it is it is it ground game he hasn't he opened maybe the most if not tied with I don't Know Elizabeth Warren and opening the most offices and he's got Bolos money so he's spending an organization they're he has got a mid Western appeal now I don't know as much about Indiana as some people here donald but it does begin with I and so does Iowa but he's we're all the same it is the mattingly I think closer than some other states that people are just S. so then you know what strikes me as as you did what I think was the most important early interview with people judge in introducing him I think in many ways to the country three even before the town meeting they got so much that people to actually running for the middle of the country he was positioning himself to be the mid Western reds trump's state yeah can't it so that's why I think that he may be connecting in Iowa and I would just argue you know there have been candidates before who have done better in the Mid West than they've done say nationwide you know you can think about Paul Simon Aviator Dick Gephardt eighty a Bob Dole look inside in one thousand nine hundred eighty or even ninety six although we actually did slightly worse in ninety six but the point is is there is this potential sort of home region effect that we also see I'm sure right where the candidates from next door Massachusetts and Vermont tend to do better I think there's an argument to me made that the candidates next door I tend to do better in part perhaps because they sort of speak Iowa can I just say one of the thing though you talked about two thousand four Democratic race I think the one thing people are just be worried about is that it's not to that doesn't sixteen Republican version were Marco Rubio does really well compared to what people thought he finishing third there's no moral victory I think any more has has slipped like Steve Bullock's like if everyone finishes in the top five then they definitely have a chance coming by air the day of the Iowa caucus place fourth and fifth and to ride ticket to ride my
"paul simon" Discussed on AP News
"Of bullying AP's, Charles de LA desma reports it comes after both sides imposed new terrifying. Some each other's good Beijing's criticism of Washington's trade stance. Indicates little sign of compromise in an intensifying bat level technology that's weighing on global economic growth in the new hike. US regulators have gone ahead with a plan. Ten percent tax on the two hundred billion dollar list of thousands of Chinese impulse including bicycles and furniture. The response. China will collect taxes of between five and ten percent on the sixty billion dollar list of thousands of American goods from Hani to industrial chemicals, the conflict stems from president Donald Trump's complaint that Beijing steals or precious foreign companies to handle the technology. I'm Charleston, LA desma. Italy's government is making it harder for migrants to be approved for humanitarian protection, the country's interior minister told reporters the government Monday approved setting tighter criteria for such protections, which will be granted only for victims of labor exploitation human trafficking, domestic violence, natural calamities does needing medical care. It looks. So be grounds for what's considered deeds of particular civic value? An apparent reference to heroism the decree also calls for reduced daily pocket money for asylum-seekers. It's the end of the road for a singer songwriter legend as far as touring goes. Anyway, AP's Julie Walker reports Paul Simon wrapped his final concert tour on his home turf Saturday in Queens, New York under a moonlit style at Flushing Meadows, corona park. Paul Simon performed at twenty.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's Divorce Case May Be Dismissed
"Jennifer garner in Ben Affleck's, divorce proceedings, might be thrown out if they don't act fast so Apparently if you fail to take the appropriate steps. In your case the court may dismiss your case. For delaying, prosecution is what a document says that's what, the blast has on their divorce situation you know they were married for nearly ten, years before separating in two thousand fifteen and Ben. Affleck has moved on with a, Saturday Night? Live producer and they, do have an amicable relationship. You don't hear anything. About them do you Jennifer. Garner, has said we're definitely. A modern family we're, doing really well it has to be children I you have no choice, it has to be but if they don't actually take another. Step, forward in the actual divorce, then it's going to be thrown. Out and they die file again I feel like I've been I won't speak for you Elizabeth but I think I know that there was, a long time that we were holding. Out hope, that the fact, that, this divorce wasn't progressing I'm, still holding out help me too I think because I'm like. Okay Going to happen, yours know I mean he's. Dating someone else I think she's she's done with having, him as one of the children I think that. I think probably more maintenance than, the children? And let me just, let me just say to. All the men out. There all four of you. Who, are listening to mytalk. One zero seven one, right now and I'm speaking particularly I think to heterosexual men simply because, that's the ones that I'm married to if you become one. Of, the children if you become, more work than one of the. Children it is the least attractive thing that you do it for your wife the kiss of death it's usually if it's like if she's, thinking like things would be easier without. You that is a bad, sign And that is why bet, it was like with Ben Affleck now and you're adding in addiction issue, which makes it very. Challenging and that does I mean when you add an addiction it does make that, person much
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Said you know we this thing's been carried on so long we don't wanna look like we're spending our whole life tied hung up over this issue so that kind of limited me i talked to paul at length about it i talked to lady warner current link about it to talk to the producer roy halley and got their view of what happened and it really boils down to this anymore said paul's the creative artists he's the one who knows best if that was it that if they deserve songwriting credit and paul said he didn't think they did they didn't write words that didn't write melody they had guitar lick and so it's a debate he'll back and forth and back and forth and after all the time spent looking into it i only put about a page in the book because i thought that's all it represented in terms of paul simon's career and again we could talk about the ins and outs of graceland both has an artistic achievement and sort of whatever a controversy but you know as as we wrap up i mean you know paul is on a tour now that is built as a retirement tour in unlike many other people he may really mean it does seem like it what's behind you know he also might not make another record so what's and that's after two albums last two were were quite great but what's behind this apparent retirement in your mind what he's seventy six now i think and he's he's been his whole life making music and there's a lot of pressure a lot of stress because he always had these standards he you know he never took the easy way out and he's sacrifice so much this before graceland period that graceland period he is relationships as marriages everything's separate because all his time was tied of that music after graceland he became a little bit more balanced he gets married the idiot ever wonderful relationship he's he's he gets involved in philanthropic things about an environmentalist campaigns and he's wondering he enjoys the balance you know not not having music in the studio and touring her whole life and the thing he found the least comfortable was touring as he got older it wasn't as much fun it was harder on him physically so what he has said is no more tours he might do have cational benefit concert but he might right eight more songs and he might try to write a broadway play he's got the freedom now he feels for the first time it was like to do anything he wants and i he's already been working on one album that i i i he's announced it's coming out in the fall that he takes ten or so his old songs that he particularly loved that weren't hits and he's rearranged them hoping to give them a second chance it'd becoming hit and so and he might make another whole album someday at right now it's a blank slate and he's relaxing happy and he's any was thrilled i got an email from the night after the opening show in vancouver it was so most of the audience was so gracious he folks so good singing songs but it was also fun brian was the that he paul love baseball before music and he just still loves baseball and he was so excited in the email because the next night in seattle he was going through out the first pitch at the seattle baseball yes so in any never change the started your book talking about though the first sentence if your book is is about paul's lova baseball robert hilburn thanks so much for being with us today check out his new book paul simon the life and this has been today's wall stunned music now brian hiatt we'll be back next week here on sirius xm's volume channel one oh six on friday at one pm in the meantime we are podcast download us as podcast wherever you get your podcast maybe leave us nice review on itunes and as always thanks for listening see you next week.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Missing from his early music you know you mentioned ellen willis who is early much clammed rock critic who had a real problem with simon and garfunkel and i went back and read one of her critiques of them early on funny also it includes the the false premise that art garfunkel iranians the music had paul simon writes the songs in arcand funchal arranges them which does show how people were confused back then but she she points out that what was missing from a lot of the especially the early simon garfunkel stuff was kind of a beat you know and that it was he was trying so hard to be poetic and intellectual that there wasn't the kind of primitive rhythmic thing that you might want from iraq enroll and that also the lyrics were little bit undergraduate and a little bit pretentious and you know i think even paul might agree to a certain extent because look what he did afterwards right no absolutely that's exactly he wanted he was walking roller he wasn't a full artist he wanted and and the thing is people for years compared him to dylan he's copying dylan is a second rate dylan missing that he wrote the sound silence which absolutely was influenced by dylan he wrote the boxer which was absolutely influenced by dilip but look after that this is robinson bridge over trouble water in another that's bob dylan but people would continue for years to make a comparison between the two and the thing though he would agreed with avail on but you know he wanted to beat and he thinks dr owning conversation and i'm a rocker the most juvenile songs pretentious is so he wouldn't be against one thing he would disagree though with a lot of the critics was they thought simon and garfunkel was too soft this was the era of hendrickson rock and roll and the stones and all that kind of stuff and that's what they were focused on and they thought that paul was too soft and also several critics that time complained that his music adults listen to it as well as young people you know grandparents listen to it they said it was it wasn't walking rolling it wasn't our generation enough and those were interesting things because paul never figured himself part of any movement i mean again the the idea of going to graceland recording album in south africa was the furthest thing you could do strategically in pop music because listeners in america don't like a lot of foreign music that's why so little there's so little forty influence in american music because they artists and record companies knew it won't sell let's jump to graceland because i think you do a great job of delving into the controversy that surrounded that album and you know part of it was part of very complicated part of it gets into these ideas that were still grappling with about you know cultural appropriation into what degree it's acceptable for you know a white american to be borrowing delving into the sounds that you know quote unquote don't belong to them that's all very complicated a very simple thing though is he probably could have been more okay as far as controversy had he taken the step of asking the permission of the african national congress to record their because the the the culture oh boycott that was of south africa was really more about performing there it wasn't it was a little bit more of a gray area about recording which is always what paul said but he made a deliberate i would say stubborn but i guess principle based decision that he wasn't going to ask anyone's permission to do something like that right there was a in his mind there was a principle involved look at it there was that city sun city south africa put up to try to lure western artists to come there to make it look like south africa was a nice wonderful place and they were playing ping artists millions of dollars sinatra play their other people play there but some integral refused he wouldn't go there for a million dollars a night but he he would go there too we chord with south african musicians that wasn't he was again that was the least commercial thing you can do he went there because he loved the sound of that music he was inspired by and he's his argument paul thanks a lot of very thoughtful stubborn let's say that you're right he said look.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Because car funke was taller basically he might be writing the songs that that policy the junior partner even though he was writing all the songs i that's all hard to grasp but i guess very real for paul right in in that relationship it alls very sensitive in grade school i remember you said a teacher wrote on he's very sensitive tends to cry and sometime in class so he's in so that that sensitivity might have made him insecure and stuff so he's on stage arts toler he's got here and he thinks the audience is watching art and he's assumes most of them probably think he wrote the songs 'cause and paul is just the qatar player so that was always a kind of insecurity that paul had about that and even when they break up paul thought everybody columbia records thinks arts going to be the starting up post i'm and but but see at the same time paul had that insecurity hard head the insecurity the paul has rights to songs he's copper leave at any minute so there was it's tension that would pop up every once in a while during the sermon garfunkel although that's not demean they didn't have great fun they weren't great friends they would call talks hours about all the good times they had together as garfunkel but there was that underlying division that never was healed art made at least two mistakes i would say by your account probably more but two major ones one was going off to try to be a movie star which he was he was filming catch twenty two which was originally also supposed to have a part for paul and he ended up disappearing for a long time and then doing another movie on top of that that that was didn't sit well with ball simon and the second mistake is after paul writes this song bridge over troubled water for him and you know it was paul's mind that that this should art should sing it and then they every time art would before it live because paula kind of go in the wings the crab go crazy in art kind of accept the applause and never bring out paul as the writer and that really got under paul skinned in it he thing was i the tarp the keyboard player larry knechtel was on stage with art and after art saying brutal toward he would turn it introduce larry knechtel and paul was kinda waiting you know he's he's actually in this hometown when they had the first new york show after bridge came out he was thinking here's all this great applause and he thinks that's my song and he hears art introducing larry thinks thinking always gonna introduce lee he's gonna bring me up but he didn't do it you know and that hurt him a lot but but the point that really exploring this thing and that's one of the things about running a book you had to two years to do something rather than if you're doing newspaper usually have a day or a week or something paul despite all the issues all the egos click conflicts they had all the insecurities they had the thing about art making movies and leaving simon in the studio alone some in frustrated look i wanna make this record arts off making movies at all of that stuff none of it i think was ultimately responsible for paul leaving he would lift anyway at some point that's because he was too talented and too embiid to continue writing songs for that voice he wanted to move into other things if he didn't leave art he could never done promptly being julio mother and child reunion craze land those kinds he wanted to go forward i think he knew that if he stayed in simon and garfunkel he'd worn out those three chords he knew he had they find more musical inspiration he had to study other kinds of using he had to grow and if he just kept doing the simon and garfunkel stuff it wouldn't have happened by the end of the seventies he would've probably been worn out and ended up just repeating those all songs there is life with art once it's interesting about paul simon is again as you said his ability to not only move forward but also sue sort of focus and improve things that might have been.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"You take the subway into new york and go around a little record companies try to pitch his own songs he'd go to do demo records to try the other song writers who were trying to pitch their songs and he's been five years doing that and he had zero success have a hit and i was always thinking my gosh five years to my mind that's a long time have failure after failure after failure and paul maintainable no i was learning the record business i was wondering how to make records and so far so maybe so so anyway i try a lot of simon and garfunkel fans i tried to find those old demos those songs he did and there are some cd collections three and four this collections and i listen to them all and you know what there isn't one good song in any of it he was doing was trying to copy what was on the radio the worst thing what what houses of young musicians do he would hear something and one of the shula how bad some of this stuff was one of the songs he recorded his demo was there was an old connie francis on cold lipstick on your collar big hit so he records song call i wanna be the lipstick on your lips paul simon is great songwriter bridge tra water the boxer the santa sonnets i wanna be the lipstick on your lips and there's he ended up releasing a song as jerry landis in sixty three i think or late sixty two called the lone teen ranger and we should hear that because it's on youtube and stuff you can check that out the oh sooner away john cruella can be what you saw him on but i think two things were influencing him in heading him into the direction that would end up defining him or at least the first part of his career is one you describe he became interested in the grants village folk scene and to he was taking all these literature classes in college that will really opening him up the those were kind of the two things right absolutely you know in writing the book you you of course wanna tell pulse i'm delighted much as you can tell you talk to you know eighty one hundred people who knew me talk to his best friend from grade school you talked to his first two wives you talked to his brother you talked to other people you work with him over the years but you're trying to tell the personal story but my rule sub theme was artistry here's this guy who roll these great songs and who in your head a great esa two years ago saying of all the guys from the sixties and seventies paul simon is done the best music in this dick in this century this decade just two thousand that's pretty remarkable so i wanted to find out where that artistry comes from and then how you protect it against fame divorce drugs changes public tastes fear of failure all that stuff and that that ser so i went around to quincy jones having to saint lot of really smart people who work with a lot of great talent to ask them about that issue how are true artistry comes about and of the thousands of people who make records there maybe you'll yuliya hundred who great some really terrific the rest are kinda bigly copping what each other doing dylan went said oh people today are still running on the fumes of the sixties but that so i try to do that and and degree thing xactly what you mentioned he was running all these terrible terrible terrible songs and he finds a class with teacher named rose lamont he was a french from france and she taught she had these literature classes and she taught him about poetry tsa elegant move emily dickinson and he loved that stocks and so that gave him my literary edged that he never had before and but even while he was learning that literary yet he was still running these terrible songs then the folk music comes along here's joan by his needs likes those chords she's playing and then she hurt he hears bob dylan and that was the thing that really was the turning point because folk music he didn't like those old traditional folk songs.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Rubber what was the immediate what was the initial genesis of the simon garfunkel partnership in high school how did it come together mazing thing paul was born in newark new jersey but his mother when he was published to so to go to quique cougar ordonez hills new york they help her brother take care of of his son because his wife had died so that's how paul gets to queens new york and and wonders of wonders twist the fate brian he moved two blocks from family named garfunkel and he didn't actually meet part until several years later he saw art saying at a assembly in in grade school and he wildwood it beautiful voice he noticed how the girls really responded to this music and stuff and so he eventually discovers rock and roll and do walk and elvis presley stuff and but he wasn't he again he couldn't be over we do that's kind of interesting thing here's the brothers and that's kind of interesting to the harmony so i've gotta have somebody sing with me so he goes to garfunkel art how about singing this thing together and they start singing they try to write songs they get inspired by what's wakeup suzy by the brothers and they write the song hey schoolgirl and they take it around to pub salko record labels nobody's interested in it so they say we'll make a copy a demo ourselves and they go to a place a demo and there happened to be a record company executive are owner they're very small company aerobically called big records and he puts the record out it's a modest hit in new york they get on american bandstand they have a little bit of success but in paul again rights to songs so paul brings a bunch of new songs head of that record company some of which are in every brother style which would be a second thomas jury single but he had some songs that were presley style so the record company on hoping to make some more money says hey paul why don't you record yourself some of the one of these elvis presley songs pulses okay sure he was going to continue to make thomas jerry records but they didn't tell our of the plan and he discovered paul had made a soda record he was devastated because he thought he was going to leave him and that was the split that caused five years they didn't talk to each other and the amazing thing i found what the most amazing things was i found an interview that paul's mother did for an oral history that never came out but at that time back in nineteen fifty seven garfunkel father realized that paul had all the power because he wrote the songs and he tried to get pose father to sign a contract thing paul would only write and record with art garfunkel isn't that amazing sitting euro kids and trying to get a contract impossible this is no he might wanna do something different in his life and art has said he never forgave paul simon for that perceived betrayal back in nineteen fifty seven when he first considered a soul career it's incredible when you talk about that i i was in paul's archives and i've found some litters garfunkel rookie over the years back in this time they were still together and and and after they broke up and it was very some of the letters were very painful you we accuse paul of using him for 'cause purposes and not really caring about him and they were very sad litters so i think there was this tension and resentment there was always kind of underlying them and in arts memoirs he said vaguely in the context of this i never forget and i never really forgive because it was so it's something that's always been burning because that's pretty traumatic and then paul kind of went onto have sort of an apprenticeship in songwriting for a number of years he he went to queen's college but the whole time he was writing in fact was you know sort of in the in the kind of he wasn't literally in the brill building right but he was in that millions of of trying to write commercial songs for for a number of years right what happened was after thomas j breakup art wasn't really that hundred committed to music lose to columbia university study math and architecture and stuff paul was just obsessed with music he goes to queens college kinda please his family but the real debut game began when he get out of class and.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Be a person so visible in the world and perhaps not looking like the donnas that maybe a pop star looks like in people's imaginations including him and and i i love that honesty from him very vulnerable him to admit all that in the greek thing was one of my favorite parts is when he's he's he's looking for welcome role hero and he's sitting in his family car in the supermarket and queens new york the parking lot while his family shopping he's turning down here's elvis presley and he goes oh my god that's what i wanna be i wanna be overs presley that voice that name he comes from the south which was this magical place for paul everybody came into the south and rock road chuck berry jerry lee lewis and buddy holly so then that's what i wanna be elvis presley then three months later he sees elvis on television and he goes oh my god i can never be you know i'm not succeed tony i haven't got that here i'm not from the south i haven't got that name and so he says i i wanna still be music but i'm going to do something softer you know i can't compete be a rock and roll start moving about the stage so he was always thinking how can i what can i do make myself affective but that was a shock to it when he knew he couldn't be all of us and at this point i thought it'd be good time to dig into the paul simon art garfunkel relationship which has a lot of twists and turns that i think are not visible to the outside observer that you really got at and i think maybe we'll start by listening to hey little schoolgirl which was the song they recorded and i think nineteen fifty seven your mind your mind.
"paul simon" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"That he has to get improve and ago that from his father who is musician you you can never settle you don't get an aid for reference you gotta keep working hard and you got to keep getting better because he's all early on how so many artists lose direction elvis presley how fame destroyed him people wanted the fame and the money more than the great song but the paul it was the the thing was above everything was the great song and the the way to do the great songs keep getting better don't repeat yourself you've been easy for him like the rolling stones to just keep touring with some nagato forever because they would always draw crowd because at that connex status they had but he was willing to give up all of that to keep making his music better he didn't he could get any better with some garp buckle so he walks away that was pretty dramatic and i want to dig into some details of the store in a minute but in general and i kind of hinted at this the intro there is a sense that paul simon is a difficult person that paul simon can be hard to deal with that paul simon alienated some collaborators over the years what was your general takeaway from your reporting talking to him of where that idea came from and how much accuracy there is it and how paul feels about it well i think there's accuracy i think in the sixties and seventies there was he was kind of a prickly guy he he puts a lot of it to the fact that he was sure it he thought people were always trying to they thought they could beat him up or they could they could out talking or overruling that he wasn't topping up so he would be tough he would stand up against the record company against anything he thought was trying to take away his music or didn't give him respect so that's one part of it is that he would defend himself but secondly his father had a way of talking about music that was very blunt par would bring song to him when he was starting out as a songwriter or at first started when paul would bring him songs that he liked like earth angel by the penguins and those dad was that's terrible what he listened to that kind of stuff for who in paul would bring his own songs he would virtually say paul that's terrible catchy right better than that because he didn't believe in sugar coating the only way to improve was to confront the problem so i think paul studio can be blunt at times you know one been mantegna who's a terrific key four tray with comedy yeah one time was with some and doing a song for saturday night live he was in the band and they were hurting and and usually when you rehearse been would come in the the the artists would just say place of it means some keyboard there and with paulo he looked up at ben months what you're doing his worthless dr you know and been mom was kinda shaken by that and i think simon saw that he might have said something and he went over to in and try to say i didn't mean that they're not later asked paul about they said oh i would never use a word like worthless but when he's in the middle of creation he's the blunk guy who knows the only way to get better go sit there and say well that's very good but let's try to different way and finally been months said what paul came up with terrific he's got a great sense of what he wants but he can be blunt at times but people who work with him for years they speak so well of him you know i mean the musicians stay with him you're twenty thirty years the people that in his life talk so well about him oh austin quincy jones if he can they instead initial contact that can be troublesome i guess and that was remaining in the sixties and seventies after graceland he became a much warmer confident gracious person i think you gotten to speak really honestly interestingly about his insecurities you know he talked about you know that it really bugged him to be sure to really bugged them to be losing his hair when he was young really bugged him to.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"Been the worst possible thing anybody could have done but to him thinking is musical career was probably over he could go back and team it was simon and garfunkel and still play like the rolling stones do today but he wanted to heap going and this is what excited him this is a landmark record if you listen purely from a musical standpoint it is it it's an incredibly diverse challenging record that's an immediately universal and acceptable now he recorded in south africa around this time there was the sun city boycott and the politically recording in south africa was somewhat frowned upon depending on where you stood on it can you talk a little bit about the the politics of what he was doing when he went to record in south africa and that was the difficult thing for me how much time do i devote to the controversy around that decision because again by my purpose of the book is telling his life story and the artistry if people disagree with his decisions they weren't going to be anything they weren't gonna be happy with anything i put in a book other than him saying yes it was mistake i shouldn't have done it or missing yes it was mistaken he shouldn't have done it so i saw you couldn't win in his mind he supported the the sun city boycott he and garfunkel were offered millions of dollars to play south africa but he says no no that's that's not right but he didn't see harm in going to south africa and implying with south african musicians and paying them and by the way sun city for those who who are listening in wondering was a resort outside of south africa that essentially was a place for wealthy american musicians to play to white south africans essentially and then there was a musical boycott started by little steven and so musicians were upset at paul simon for recording because they felt that it was a spiritual break on that and i and i feel like that's an uncomfortable situation as a biographer to try and thread that line thought you couldn't win if you think he was wrong you're gonna still think he's wrong after newman no matter what he says but my mind he's comfortable and i think history has shown what he did for south africa for the music and stuff more than paid any bruises that might have caused a perfect example is ladysmith black mombasa on homeless a group he championed and helped launch their career in the us let's take a little bit of a listen to homeless on the world cafe mass.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"Mama patel role that you ran to the golden station found out he began shout star the investigation it's against the law it was against the law it was against down and spit on every time a named it's miniature miniature pop going from in the house at the ten well i'm on we have know where i'm taking my time but i don't know where is even clean corona cv and julio down by this the down by this rule you me and julio down by the schoolyard on the world cafe can you tell us what he was aiming to do on this song was it a potential like intentionally trying to make a break with his past musical offerings no i think he was just what he wanted to do next i he loved lenton music it was based in his old days elementary school days playing baseball with his pows in q gardens hills it was just he was free that's what he felt free i don't have to worry is this going to art is going to like this we'll we'll simon and garfunkel fans want this he's a true artist and ever since the word and he was fully liberated at that point and then how is that album received it wasn't a big hit it's all a million copies but what i think bridge soul eight million so ministry looked like looked at it like a failure you know and they said oh i think arts for so long so just about as much and paul very insecure he's very sensitive he thought that's columbia records thought garfunkel would be a bigger star than him you know so he had to fight there in those early days to prove no no i'm not going to be left behind i'm gonna make better music i'll be the big star yeah and and and in the seventy sort of cemented that with there goes rhyme and simon and still crazy after all these years but as we move through his musical history you know we we we rejoin world music in nineteen eightyfour after very successful nineteen seventy simon's wondering if he was say he's had some bruises in the form of a one trick pony and perhaps heartened bones could be considered a failure was potentially simon and garfunkel album that you know fizzled and ended up being solo project that was not critically acclaimed but then he has this moment that changes him and changes the direction of his next album one that would be a landmark for him he has given a cassette tape what's on this cassette tape that inspire fired him it was a music by south african artists and plo gonna remember how bad this moment was for paul in one moment of egotism and overconfidence he thought he could make a movie starring it and write it and that was one trick pony big failure and he picks up a magazine one day billboard magazine and it says a destructive you saying you know we aren't listeners what new voices we're not gonna play people like paul simon anymore so you can imagine his career his personal life everything's falling apart and he just sitting there vaguely for days listening to various tapes but he keeps going back to that south african tape and it inspires him nothing more nothing more mysterious than that he says i would like to do some of that no one cares what i do anymore i'm going to go do that and the record company was not very excited when they heard he was going to south africa because american pop fans in those days did not warm up to foreign musical styles it was very rare so paul laughs these days when his he says some people used to come up to him after he went to south africa and say what a smart move boy that was a great strategy euro smart guy no that would.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"That's bridge over troubled water on the world cafe simon and garfunkel at the height of their successes winning album of the year record of the year song of the year which had never been done before they're selling millions of albums but as you said like pulse i'm an active mind he's he's having second thoughts about staying in the partnership when it's technically at the height of its successes but he was right to do that right that was a really courageous move you know really courageous your he clive davis the head of columbia records sits down with paul when paul tells him he's going to leave semina garfunkel and he says paul this is the biggest mistake you're ever gonna make you're never gonna be as big as this again leaving simon and garfunkel is going to change your whole career but to paul that was okay because the music and this takes us back to the beginning of how he preserves his artistry the music was more important than the fame or the wealth and he leaves and if he hadn't left i think he would probably burned out by the end of the seventies because he was tired of that style he wanted new peration and it sounds like during that time garfunkel was hurt by the a pulse simon potentially having a solo record career at big you know it sounds like simon had his own minor betrayal by garfunkel while they're trying to record this record he's nowhere to found because he's working on a completely different project that that was almost an accident might nichols after the graduate offers paul and art a roll of film that turns out paul's part gets cuts cut out but paul does a mind that so art goes to mexico and works on the film for supposed to be three months it ends up being six months paula's back in the studio making bridge over troubled water where's art you i'm being held up here for six months can you imagine a guy who's ambitious and is hard workers simon sitting around for six months waiting for him to come back so after he comes back from that six month period paul thinks well that's never going to happen again but he learns from a friend of his even though garfunkel knew how upset are paul was art had agreed to make another film without telling paul and that was a major final blow yeah but again i think even without that paul would have someday left because he wanted to get more ranges as a songwriter well we're talking with robert hilburn who's covered the simon and garfunkel in all sorts of musicians for for very long time so i you have unique perspective on this it sounds like they both made mistakes some serious seminar and this is over the course of what would continue to be a relationship off and on for several decades in all your research what's surprised you the most about the conflict between the two of them oh i think probably of how hard it hurt it hurt art you know from seventeen on he was always worried about being about the breakup of being dropped left behind and even when they re do an occasional reunion tour it was always polls power he he said let's do it or let's not do it so art was always kind of standing outside the knocking trying to get back around but also the fact that paul sacrifice so much to move beyond you know the fact that i'm giving up this great voice i haven't my records he always knows art voice is gonna make some some records in his but he wanted to do music that he really cared about he wanted to move into latin music into south african music and the country music if you wanted to he didn't want to keep doing that folk style or here talking with robert hilburn about his fantastic new book paul simon the life and you mentioned you know him him growing into other you know musical genre simon heads out on his solo career nineteen seventytwo solo debut paul simon contains his first forays into expanding beyond folk and pop and what could be described as world music particularly me and julio down by the schoolyard let's listen to a little bit of it on the world cafe.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"Mrs robinson from simon and garfunkel on the graduate soundtrack we're talking with robert hilburn he has a music critic for a long longtime at the los angeles times but new book is called paul simon the life we're jumping around here in paul simon's life in career we're jumping ahead to nineteen seventies bridge over troubled water particularly the title track was a song that came to paul unlike any other song that he'd written and you have this excellent description or his description in the book of something flowing through them almost like the zone musically can you talk a little bit about that well that was the the sub theme of the book is is the artistry mean i tell his life story but i also wanted to how did you come up with these songs how'd you come up with sound of silence we have that story we have bridge over troubled water later how do you come up with graceland will the the he had never he always had to work on things but also in this song just flowed through him bridge and he's such a smart guy he went to a neurosurgeon to ask him how that happens in the guy talks about you know fluids or hormones in your brain gets you in such a comfortable state that feel you're just total bliss and that's when these things just feel like they're flowing through and paul later said it got me wondering do i deserve credit for that saw me if i didn't really write it and he says well no one else wrote it either so i guess i do deserve credit for it because he over analyzes everything let's take a listen to it a little bit of bridge over troubled water.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"So paul so more it's driving him back to new york city after a date somewhere and paul looks over at him and says you know when you said that ten thousand dollar figure i thought you were a bull that's why we put it in the contract we wanted away to be out in case you're full of crap oh my goodness that's that is incredible and how long did end up working for for simon and garfunkel well he worked worked the whole time until the split in nineteen seventy then he tried to manage both of them for years and then paul kind of winning his own didn't really have a manager for a long time but he meant years later he started managing garfunkel again but he and paul were remain very very close very very cool we're talking with robert hilburn our guest here on the world cafe the new book is paul simon the life and many different chapters you know continued to their meteoric rise to success the next one one to talk about is the graduate can you speak a little bit about how mike nichols who directed the film ended up tapping simon and garfunkel for the graduate which is obviously an american classic one of american film institute's hundred greatest films it was his brother mike nichols brother gave mccarthy of the first couple of simon and garfunkel albums and nichols would listen to them in the morning before going into paramount to start work on the graduate and he spent more and more time listening to these records as this is fantastic this music fits in exactly what i wanted to say so they started using some of those songs in the movie and then he goes to policies paul why don't you write me some new music so we can put that in the film and paul's tries to do it but mike doesn't like the songs he's coming up with and he finally goes into the studio with him and says you got anything else around here that you're doing an art to his credit says well there's a song we have called mrs roosevelt franklin delano roosevelt's wife eleanor you want to hear that and so they play the song might nichols says moore mike god yes let's just change the name for mrs roosevelt to mrs robinson they kept the other earlier songs that he they already had an in the film mrs robinson works fabulous he's there's a seven minute sequence for the song is playing and that that whole it changed the whole outlook of seminar became really nut just teeing or not just youthful stars they became cultural figures she.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"When is babble charlene so a little bit different there the sound of silence the over diversion and and wilson did this as as sort of a toss off as he was leaving the label correctly so this might not have even happened you that's interesting another twist of fate he was dylan decided to fire farm is producer wilson was terribly upset the columbia didn't back him up that led dylan fire him so he was going to leave the label but first he wanted to do something to show what they were losing and you know if he hadn't come up with that idea there's no chance anyone else would have come up with that idea santa would have probably faded into history simon and garfunkel would have faded into history just that single decision isn't that amazing it really is changes the sliding door moment that changes their lives forever you're listening to the world cafe robert hilburn is our guest we're discussing his new book paul simon the life it's an incredibly in depth look at his life and and you cover so many fascinating actors but one of the characters that stays throughout the book i in comes back is someone that they're very loyal to but not initially their manager mort lewis moore's word was put to the test very early on by paul simon and a contract negotiate wh what did mort lewis say that made paul simon uncomfortable won't have you remember paul simon was very taught by his father beware of record companies they're snakes beware managers everybody's gonna cheat you paul you gotta be tough and paul eventually got a reputation as being too tough you know people thought he was a bit prickly a bit stubborn and so forth but during the negotiations with more lewis to become simon and garfunkel manager they meet with an attorney and the attorney ask he just kind of a side question during their meeting we'll tell me something more at how much do you think these guys will be making within six months and mort lewis you thought about it and trying to give an honest answer so they'll be making ten thousand dollars a week no trouble and all of a sudden more it looks at the attorney in the attorney more would you mind standing outside the room a minute and we're didn't always was that too little i don't know what's going on he goes out in the hall he finally comes back and the attorney says it's okay that figures okay but let's put in the contract if they're not making ten thousand dollars a week in six months they get to cancel the contract okay now the second part that story is the first week that more takes them on the road they make ten thousand five hundred dollars.
"paul simon" Discussed on World Cafe
"Weekend that's hey schoolgirl from simon and garfunkel but they headed a different name when they recorded that robert and it how does the single do for them by the way well the it was a record company called big which was funny because it was a very it was the smallest label you could probably find your city but it did okay because apparently in the east coast the owner of the record company use paola you know paid to get the record on the radio which must record companies did in those days and it did on the didn't have enough money to do pale across the country but in the east coast it was it was a modest hit they got on american bandstand with dick clark and it was pretty exciting and so after a series of smaller singles that they record under the name tom and jerry they don't quite a go anywhere but while this is happening paul simon is presented with an opportunity that becomes a major conflict for garfunkel and simon almost a betrayal that it sounds like would affect the rest of their careers can you tell us what happened yes it did the record company the guy who owned big records had big ambitions and he realized paul simon likes elvis presley and paul was right who's running all the songs writes a few songs in every brother style well that'll be good that'll be the next tom and jury single and the name tom and jerry came from the im the mgm cartoon characters the the record or didn't like simon and garfunkel is a name and the other songs that paul was running the wisconsin and elvis presley style and he says well paul one don't you also make some solo records in an elvis style and the mistake they made was they didn't tell garfunkel that paul was going to do these solo records and that devastated art and from then on he was always leery wary of simon walking away because he had all the power it's the songs that mattered in the record business in those days yeah and and that's right like paul simon was writing all of the music and i imagined as a vocalist that might be quite intimidating and you even said like art was so a concern his parents so protective that he they almost tried to make paul sign an agreement with art is that correct yet can you imagine at age seventeen arts father tries to get paul to sign a contract at age seventeen that paul will only write and record for the rest of his life with art garfield that's just amazing and pulses way to cite pose a very smart guy says wait a second i'm not sure that's a good idea i might want to do something else someday prophetic that was definitely because it's interesting so they they sort of go their separate ways there's obviously a divide and paul's going to college and he's learning all of these things and he's he's having a he in the music industry not not so much successful with writing songs but he has a breakthrough that would become the first great song that he wrote can you talk a little bit about how his singing routine helped inspire one of the greatest opening lines in american song you the way the paul wrote was gradually over time he wrote for about four or five years after hey schoolgirl he wrote he was trying to copy what was on the radio and it was some of the worst things you can imagine but he spent five years.
Janet Jackson on Her 'Intense' Struggle with Depression — and How She Found Happiness
"Getting care the programs available in atlanta philadelphia los angeles vegas miami and cincinnati janet jackson is revealing more about her personal life she says she suffered an intense battle with depression pop superstar writing in the latest issue of essence magazine that her depression was linked to childhood inferiority complex and societies racism and sexism janet jackson is fifty two years old now she says she had many difficult years despite success fame and wealth she says she was able to find her way through it though the younger sister of michael jackson says she's looking forward to performing next month at new york's panorama which has staged by the promoters of the baked coachella festival in california paul simon will hold the final concert of his farewell tour at the park near where he grew up simon will play flushing meadows corona park new york september twenty second he says it's more faith than coincidence that his last show will be there he says he could have written his bike as a kid to the park in about twenty minutes komo news time six twenty nine abc news next guys don't you get tired of paying outrageous prices for razor blades there's no reason for it don't put up with it anymore i've been using their products for two or three years now and i love the closeness of the shave i get from harry's i love the fragrance of their products and i love the price the two guys who started harry's also were tired of paying so much for shaving products and all kinds of gimmicks that the.
"paul simon" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Sounds a bridge over troubled water by paul simon we have backer chaplain gary cortez talking about the great things going on across the country to help to fire department to help the police officers and chaplain you are that bridge over troubled water when you come to a situation that every situation it's totally different even as a cop going back to even a husband and wife fight people may say they're all the same you don't know everyone's different you never know what you're going through what to expect in things of that nature so chaplain you are the bridge over troubled water when you arrive at a scene well we we certainly certainly tried to be and you know many many firefighters police officers feel a measure of comfort and strength when a spiritual presence arrives on scene you know when you're dealing with death and destruction as often as our first responders do you know it really does help to insulate and and and you describe it good a bridge over troubled waters because some of these things are boy there so difficult these are things that you don't normally see and you don't wanna see you shouldn't have to see and you know when when you has chaplain arrive on scene primarily it is a ministry of presence and you represent the highest power in the universe and and often i'm told boy we're we're glad to see you thank you for coming usually they think they would say without fail every single time they thanked me for showing up and that makes it all worthwhile.
"paul simon" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"Really yeah like a hutlike a true hustler like trying to make everything work at the same time by any means necessary you know that there's rarely anything that i look at that i want to do that i might and can't really get that you've called yourself a super executive mom foot is that that is the flying cape that is the kyoto change in the bathroom but eyelashes on you know look over the homework answer the media you know the call from my c o mom all of that all of that yeah and we should know you're a single mom you asked her husband and we we will talk indepth about that and development you've said that if there were a soundtrack bows to your life it would be paul simon diamonds on the soles of her shoes and hearing that like i had this rush of emotions because ice to drive around to figure skating my dad wanting to figure skating in minnesota in his owes mobile they don't even make anymore listening and singing this song no where he really eh rent so much to me what is much too here i mean god that is that's actually remarkable and i just i just love that because music and the reason why i love news i feel like i've been around entertainment regardless of what job because there is such a connector you know doesn't matter fewer in minnesota or if you were in ghana that paul simon has connected us in a way that nothing else could have you know well and similarly actually my dad played it in the car really way to school year he would plays paul simon all the time and i think it was the beat you know.