The neck of my Guitar

Touring USA & Europe

from Bodo , 2006-04-03

According to Mark Stewart (member of Pauls band) Paul will tour this summer the USA and later in fall they will come to Europe too.

Mark was on tour trough Europe last month with his own band ´Bang on a Can´ and the visited Slovenia, Slovakia, France and Spain. On their stop in Sevilla(Spain) some Simon fans had the chance to talk to Mark and asked him a few things about the new album and the following tour.
Stewart said about the new album that ´each song is a little symphony´ and ´if we are real Paul´s fans, we should be surprised by this album´. (free back translation: English-Spanish-English)

The main instrument on that album is the guitar, Mark played a lot of different guitars on the new songs, and he even played saxophone on it.

About the upcoming tour he said that the band will be smaller this time (at least we now know that Mark and Steve Gadd are in that band) and Paul will play some more older and unknown songs this time, songs from the 70s.

My own 2 Cents:
Even when the band is smaller I think we can expect that Paul will play standards like ´Late in the evening´ and ´You can call me al´ - having Mark as a saxophone player in my mind. I also think that he will have at least 1 percussion player (Jamey Haddad ?) and maybe Tony who is also playing now with Paul since 20 years and a important person on the harmonica. Bass player will possibly be Bakithi and I expect him to have a great name on the piano too, because the new album also features Herbie Hancock.

Simon and Garfunkel are now a rock

from Cris , 2006-04-15

Simon and Garfunkel were honored by a brazilian amateur astronomer with an asteroid name. The official designation was promulgated on April, 14th in the Minor Plane Center site and can be seem in:


Below is the text to justify the honor to International Astronomical Union.

Simon-Garfunkel 91287 Paul Frederic Simon, Arthur Ira Garfunkel

(91287) Simon-Garfunkel = 1999 FP21
Discovered 1999 Mar 21 by C. Jacques at Wykrota Observatory-CEAMIG.

Simon and Garfunkel were born in 1941, grew up in Queens-NY and became
one of the most successful duos in the history of popular music. Their magic
is heard through the beautiful high tenor voice of Garfunkel, which gently
wraps Simon´s natural talent of combining poetic lyrics to memorable melodies.

MSN streams Paul Simon at NOjazz

from Ans , 2006-04-15

Yahoo press news.

MSN Video to stream original performances from Jimmy Buffet, Dave Matthews Band, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and others.

REDMOND, Wash., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSN is celebrating the return of the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage musical event by bringing select performances into homes around the globe April 28-30 and May 5-7. MSN has entered into an agreement with the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to be the exclusive webcast provider of the first Jazz Fest following the catastrophic events of Hurricane Katrina and will donate all the advertising proceeds to benefit New Orleans Katrina Relief efforts. The webcast is scheduled to include concert performances by globally popular artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and the Dave Matthews Band, as well New Orleans music legends including Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Buckwheat Zydeco. Viewers can tune in to the festival coverage at http://msnvideo.com/jazzfest .

Paul Simon & Terrance Simien

from Ans , 2006-04-17

Terrance Simien´s upcoming August release ´Across the Parish Line´ (AIM Records) will be a collection of both originals that reflect his deep Louisiana roots and diverse covers that become his own with unique vocals and musical interpretations. The CD features guest artists Paul Simon, Marcia Ball, Garth Hudson and the late Rick Danko. And for the first time Simien records the song that he co-wrote with Dennis Quaid for the smash hit movie, ´The Big Easy.´

Full article at Paul.simon.org