|However, since I've never met him, I can |
imagine he looks just like this.
Instead, since it's the 70th birthday of the magnificent Paul Simon, I'll pay tribute to him with a couple of video clips. And since today is just going that way, the first one will not be my all-time favorite skit he did on "Saturday Night Live." I can't find that sucker online anywhere. But here's my second all-time favorite skit he did on "Saturday Night Live."
And here's an amazing live version of one of my favorite songs, "Crazy Love, Vol. II":
Hey, do you think handsome young pop group Vampire Weekend ever heard that song?
I guess imitation is the sincerest form of Paul Simon suing their asses for ripping him off. Maybe writing an original song was their first choice, but their network connection went on the fritz. I understand, Vampire Weekend. It happens to all of us.
Finally, here's one more Paul Simon-related second choice. Last year he sang a lovely version of "American Tune" on "The Colbert Report." That clip seems to have been scrubbed from the Internet, including from Colbert's own website. So here's another lovely version.
And I'm going to stop there, before I have to start stooping to third choices. Happy Birthday, Paul Simon. Thank you for some of the most amazing words and lyrics I've ever heard. May you have many more creative years. P.S. You're my favorite member of Simon and Garfunkel. Art is my second choice (hee hee).