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Pauls health care initiative

from Bodo , 2009-03-13

Capitol Hill. Paul speaks about the Childrens health insurance and ask all senators not to forget about the children of the poor, which suffer the most in this time of the financial crisis.

Watch the video:

The color of mud seems to be gone now.

One-Trick Pony now on DVD

from Matthew , 2009-03-25

At long last, One Trick Pony has now been released on DVD in the US!


Studio: Warner Bros. Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME

Synopsis: Jonah Levin knows what it´s like to sit atop the world of pop music. But chart-topping hits (as well as enduring marriages) are harder to come by and nothing he ever knew could prepare him for the skid to the bottom. Playing Jonah, the enduringly talented Paul Simon knows the musical terrain but scores in acting and screenwriting areas as well in this sometimes funny, always probing look at the intriguing starmaking machinery of the recording industry. Blair Brown, Rip Torn, Joan Hackett and Lou Reed also score among the movie?s performances. Among the 10 soundtrack Simon songs are Ace in the Hole, Late in the Evening, the title tune and That´s Why God Made the Movies. Offering a showcase to a master musician like Simon is another divine reason to carry this cinematic tune.

There is even a trailer:

DVD release: Gershwin prize show

from Bodo , 2009-03-29

Paul Simon was the first person ever receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the year 2007.
This show was filmed in high definition and was partial aired a few times on cable networks. Now in May 2009 a DVD with the complete show will be released.
The first release date is only for Region 1 (USA & CAnada), and you can pre-order the DVD on amazon for 14,99 USD.

But we all are hopefull that the DVD will be released in other regions too.

The following songs are included, all in 5.1 surround sound. (attention, some songs are clips from concerts in the past!)

Introduction - Bob Costas
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Lyle Lovett
The Boxer - Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas
Mother And Child Reunion - Stephen Marley
Under African Skies - Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon
clip from Paul Simon Graceland: The African Concert (Zimbabwe, 1987)
Homeless - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Mrs. Robinson - Paul Simon
clip from Yankee Stadium tribute to Joe DiMaggio (April 25, 1999)
Slip Slidin´ Away - James Taylor and the Dixie Hummingbirds
Sunday Morning With The Sensational Nightingales (poem) - Billy Collins and the Dixie Hummingbirds
That Was Your Mother - Buckwheat Zydeco and Lyle Lovett
Homeward Bound - Paul Simon and George Harrison clip from Saturday Night Live (November 20, 1976)
Still Crazy After All These Years - James Taylor
El Condor Pasa - Marc Anthony
Late In The Evening - Marc Anthony
Gone At Last - Yolanda Adams and Jessy Dixon
Something So Right - Dianne Reeves
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin´ Groovy) -The Muppets (Grover and Elmo)
Graceland - Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Bridge Over Troubled Water -Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Father And Daughter -Paul Simon
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder
Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with the Dixie Hummingbirds
Sounds Of Silence - Philip Glass

Paul on CenterStage last Friday

from Bodo , 2009-03-29

Last Friday, March 27, 2009 Paul appeared at CenterStage, a show presented by GMC Truck Presents. The show focuses on superstars of sports and entertainment as they appear on stage in front of a studio audience to talk with Michael Kay about their lives as major sports and entertainment figures. An original edition of YES Network´s GMC Truck Presents CenterStage debuts each month. The show is a one-hour sit-down with A-List guests

Barbara (aka Kapeman) had the luck to be in the audience and forwarded this news message:

The interview lasted 2 hours, will likely be edited down and will air in a couple of weeks. Much of the interview was going over history we are very familiar with. Paul did speak a lot about Artie, and how they work on dealing with their conflicts. The show concludes with a segment called Hit and Run where the person interviewed is supposed to say first thing that comes to mind. Paul was asked favorite film- Godfather. Favorite actor- Robert de Niro. Favorite midnight snack- something sweet. Who would you want in a foxhole? He wouldn´t put himself in the position of needing that.


Tickets: Bob Costa Benefit

from Bodo , 2009-03-30

Tickets for the 21st Annual Bob Costas Benefit with Paul Simon at 8 p.m. April 18 at the Fox Theatre, previously only available through Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, will be sold through MetroTix as well.

MetroTix sales begin at 5 p.m. April 10.

Tickets are $25, $35, $50, $75, and $100, available then at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, as well as at 314-577-5605.

Comedian Robert Klein is also on the bill.