Recently I bought the Anthology album from Paul Simon. It's two CDs, one with old songs and one from and later than the Graceland album. The old songs are good for singing along, and the one which catches my ear every time I hear it is Cecilia:
Cecilia, you're breaking my heart,
You're shaking my confidence daily.
Yeah yeah standard love song. Fast forward to the interesting part:
Making love in the afternoon with cecilia
Up in my bedroom,
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed,
Someone's taken my place.
So... Imagine this: Paul Simon takes Cecilia to his bedroom, has sex with her and then just goes to the bathroom to have a quick face wash. In this bedroom, a man jumps from his wardrobe and starts having sex with Cecilia. That man must have been there all the time that Paul and Cecillia were busy with each other, and must have been there even before they entered the room and started to get it on! And Cecilia? She doesn't care, she just goes for seconds in somebody elses bed and house, while she knows that the owner of that house is just one door away from her... That makes you think, doesn't it?
And with that, all the best for the new year!
Posted on 2006-01-16 14:57:20, modified on 2006-01-16 15:24:56
Remember William Shatner? Starring as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, atttempting to become a singer with his "If I had a Hammer", "Mr Tamborine Man" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"... "Enough!" most people would say now, "We admire him for his Star Trek, not for his music."
He has made a new record, called "Has Been". This time not songs from others, but from himself. As a man who is with 73 years old at the end of his life, and wants to come to term with what happened to him: The memories, the losses, the coming end, his view on life, Very different styles, very different topics, very different people. And as you expect from his (in)famous James T. Kirk style of acting, he's not singing but talking.
If you're interested in a record with challenging songs, or wondering how a 73 year old can make interesting music, or just are interested in what William Shatner has made this time, you should download this record. And when you're in the record shop next time and see this record, you might be tempted to buy it.