Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Paul Simon Hydro July 2018



Magical and spiritual music which lifts the heart and soul. 

As we dance, have our hearts broken, enjoy nostalgia and our dreams can fly too, Simon began contemplatively with America And Fifty Ways, before taking up the energy with his full band for his wonderful Boy in the Bubble.  


Simon later reclaimed his fond child Bridge Over Troubled Water. He said this song simply passed through him.  He talked about his musical journeys and songwriting. 

Simon writes some of the best and most poignant lyrics. 
He sang more Surrealist songs -
If you and I were an accident 
Then the road offers no resistance,
I’m beneath the stars,
Dazzling blue

His set was interspersed with his hit songs, while he left the best for last. So many highlights! – Mother and Child ReunionSlip Sliding Away, along with his fun dance tune such as Me and  Jolio Down by the Schoolyard. As well as his outstanding lyrics, Simon songs have those well known riffs 
By Matthew Straubmuller 
What a joyful encore when Simon treated us to his best loved songs – Homeward Bound. Sounds of Silence….
There was lots of love in the room and all those spiritual voices.
Simon's Song Odysseys.