Simon and Garfunkel

Tired of mainstream pop music?

Empty lyrics with no meaning?

Mushy-gushy love songs?

Looking for a more relaxed and soothing approach to music?

Never fear, Simon and Garfunkel are here!

;D

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are a couple of my favorite musical artists. :) They're a folk rock (mainly folk) duo from the sixties, and their music is very whimsical and acoustic. They're famous for their harmonies - their voices blend together so well sometimes you can't tell if it's one or both singing! :) Simon, the one who wrote the songs, is supremely talented, and I'd put his lyrics on par with the those of the Beatles. So basically DANG ARE THEY GOOD. :D

They're actually pretty refreshing nowadays, since most of we're surrounded with right now are pop-y love songs absent any real meaning or feeling. Here are some of my favorite songs from S & G. I really recommend them, and y'all should listen to a few. :) At least the first three, and at the very least the first one. :)

(BTW, for anyone who wonders, Simon is the short one with dark hair and Garfunkel the tall one with blonde hair.)

1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle - commonly shortened to just "Scarborough Fair"


"Washes the grave with silvery tears
Between the salt water and the sea strand."

2. A Hazy Shade of Winter


"Funny how my memory skips
While looking over manuscripts 
of  unpublished rhyme.
Drinking my vodka and lime.
I look around.
Leaves are brown now,
And the sky
Is a hazy shade of winter!"

3. At the Zoo



"Monkeys stand for honesty,
Giraffes are insincere,
And the elephants are kindly, but they're dumb*.
Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.

Zebras are reactionaries,
Antelopes are missionaries,
Pigeons like their secrecy,
And hamsters turn on frequently..."

4. Punky's Dilemma


"Wish I was an English muffin
'Bout to make the most out of a toaster.
I'd ease myself down,
Coming up brown.
I prefer boysenberry more than any ordinary jam.
I'm a 'Citizens for Boysenberry Jam' fan!"


5. America


"Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike,
They've all gone
to look for America."

6. You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies


"You may think you're above me, yeah -
What you think isn't always true!"

And, finally, what's possibly their greatest hit ever:

7. Mrs. Robinson


"And here's to you,
Mrs. Robinson:
Jesus loves you more than you will know.
God bless you, please, 
Mrs. Robinson:
Heaven holds a place for those who pray."

(That set of lyrics I chose make it sound like a really evangelical-type song, but it's not. It's a hilarious-type song :).)

ALSO.

AN UPDATE ON D&D.

AS MUCH REQUESTED.

Kibar (last name currently under construction) has become Kibar Newick, and he's gotten all of his equipment, which includes but is not limited to two handaxes, 50 ft of rope, a brass ring that never tarnishes, and a lance. He has blue eyes, long blond hair that curls slightly at the end, and faint facial stubble, as well as being broad, short, and muscular. 

Name in Progress but will probably end up being something like Karissa Iliandra Kella Serpent Goldlock because Gnomes Like Long Names has become, as indeed I predicted, Karissa Iliandra Kella Serpent Goldlock (henceforth shortened to Karissa or Karissa Goldlock), and has achieved a rapier, two daggers, 5 candles, and 10 feet of string, among other goodies. :) She's gotten hold of the cantrip Minor Illusion, too. She's about three feet, slender, almost willowy, and has knee-length, crazy black hair that often sticks out every which way, as well as twinkly brown eyes and smile that seems to be permanently quirked in a half-snicker. (Think Tyler Oakley.)

And Adrie (now spelled so), my father's elven wizard, has also gone through major character development, such as the whole ideals/bonds/flaws stuff, dexterity/strength/wisdom stuff, and background (outlander). She has also obtained, on account of being a wizard, a spellbook and a staff, as well as a jar of ink, bit of sand, and a dagger, among other things. Next time my dad and I meet, we'll be able to start our adventure. He will be the Dungeonmaster. 

Well, I think that's all for today! :) Comment below if you like Simon and Garfunkel, or think you might, and what your favorite song of theirs is. See ya next time, and remember that YOU ARE ALL VERY BEAUTIFUL PICKLES.

Namarië,
Ellie

*An untrue stereotype, but I'm letting it slide. :)

18 comments:

  1. I like at the zoo, punky's dilemma, and Mrs. Robinson.
    You're right- they do sound like the Beatles!
    I like it when you post music on here- it shows me how much more cool stuff there is than what I already listen to.
    Gwen

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    1. IKR.
      Thank you! Perhaps I shall endeavor to do so more in the future.

      - Ellie

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  2. OOOOHHH THEY'RE THE ONES THAT WROTE THE ENGLISH MUFFIN SONG?!?! That one is now my favorite of all of their songs.
    Dungeons and Dragons sounds fun but very confusing. I feel like it would be a really good movie of TV show or book or something though.

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    1. YESH DEY DID :D
      IKR.
      It is. It's confusing and complex. If they simplified it a bit, I think it would be easier to get.

      - Ellie

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  3. HOORAY FOR SIMON AND GARFUNKEL!!! We listen to them all the time... my mom loves their songs. I'll often sing "Are You Going To Scarborough Fair" to myself when I'm in the shower or doing my chores... it's so relaxing. :)

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  4. OMG ANOTHER FAN YAAAAASH IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO FIND FELLOW FANS. So do my parents. It is, isn't it? It's so mellow and calm <3

    - Ellie

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  5. Hi Ellie! I love Hobbit and Lord of the Rings! And the best part. MY NAME IS ELLIE TOO!
    ~Ellie;P
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello! :)
      Yes! It's always amazing to find another fan. Which do you like best?
      THAT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL OMG :D

      - Ellie

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    2. I love Legolas and Thranduil! I think I might like Hobbit better.

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    3. Yeah, LotR can be a little dense at points, while Hobbit just makes you feel cozy inside. :)

      - Ellie

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  6. Awesome!
    They actually do sound like The Beatles.
    I love Mrs. Robinson. It's great. ;) It's great when you post music on here 'cause you have a great taste in songs. :)

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  7. They are great, and they do sound quite a bit like the Beetles.
    -Shannon

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  8. *panics because I really do not need another fantastic band to get obsessed with, but I will inevitably do it anywways*

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    1. It's ok, I assure you they're worth it. :)

      - Ellie

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  9. I like them! My dad listens to them alot.
    Hope you had a nice Easter.
    ~Kathryn

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    1. Your dad has very great taste in music :)
      You too! :)

      - Ellie

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