Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Wednesday’s Choice

Number 12 in Rock (Folk/Pop) is Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water:

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12 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Choice

  1. This is spine-tinglingly gorgeous!

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  2. Wonderful, isn’t it?

    After deciding on which song from the album to select, I came across this, which talks about the song and its sound:

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    • Wonderful stuff! I find it ironic that the comment below says the commenter was introduced to this song because their mother bought the album… me, too… around 1973, my ability to get lost in music was 10 times greater then, and that whole album had such awesome songs on it… interesting to hear Paul say the album was not thematic, because it sure sounded like it was.

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      • I love your line about your ability to get lost in music being easier back then. This certainly holds true of me as well. Less obligations and more time I guess.

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      • I think we lose our sense of wonder as we get older, as constant exposure to reality makes us more pragmatic/jaded, our openness to possibility is crushed/worn away… sadly… we only have time for whats ‘real’. Of course, what reality actually ‘is’, is a whole, other topic.

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      • I think a number of things are at work – what you say makes sense.

        It really is sad that our openness to possibility is worn away.

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  3. My single favorite album of all time. I must have played my mother’s record so many times that it wore out the grooves. Getting chills thinking about this song, that album, and the amount of time I spent laughing, crying, and dancing while listening to it. Thanks for posting it Tom!

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  4. Excellent choice! :-D

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  5. I adore them and have been listening to them ever since I was 9 years old. This is wonderful!

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  6. It’s a great track.

    They made a lot of really wonderful music.

    I was lucky to be introduced to them by my sister, who had a number of their albums.

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