Dark Clark wrote:Davey The Fat Boy wrote:"...Kathy I'm lost I said, though I knew she was sleeping. I'm empty and aching and I don't know why......"
Even reading this line puts me in a moonscape of desolation and sends chills down me. Un-fucking-believable. It's a line for the bits of me that can never, ever relate to anybody at all.
Favourite Album: 'Bookends'
Favourite Song: 'The Only Living Boy In New York'
Yeah - Simon could have hung it up right there and he'd have earned his spot on the mountaintop. Music really doesn't offer anything better.
You know I've been turning a thought over ever since Geoffcowgill started the Velvet Underground thread by pointing out that the Velvet's and Simon & Garfunkel were both NY acts that operated in roughly the same time period. Both acts seem so different - and yet both acts were among the first to use personal alienation as a primary subject matter. They did it in completely different ways mind you, but what else is America about if not alienation?
I'm not sure what it all means. But there's something there....