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membeth
(Washington, D.C.)
Posted: Feb 19, 2018 12:09
 

{#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Love love love this song.  I've got some serious chair dancing going on over here.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 9:56
 

This song is great!  And so is the movie....while Paul might not be the best actor, I think he did a great job in "One Trick Pony" - in fact it's one of those lost gems from the 80s.  Several great musicians acted in it...including Steve Gadd who is an EXCELLENT drummer.  Lou Reed was in it too!  The song gets a 10 from me!
xtalman
(What dimension?)
Posted: Dec 07, 2016 12:20
 

 Skydog wrote:

i wonder what the average age of RP listeners are

 
I am younger by a 7 years to the 62 stated in the quote above this.  If I were to hazard a guess I would put average in the mid to late 40's.
ChrisVIII
(Germany)
Posted: Aug 04, 2016 15:58
 

 PopKombo wrote:
Goofy or not ya got ta love the drumming, percussion and horn sections on this

 
{#Clap}
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 9:09
 

When Paul Simon writes a song, that song knows it was written by Paul Simon. A fine ass piece of art, that is.
 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 9:08
 

 dragon1952 wrote:
I'm 62, 

 
i wonder what the average age of RP listeners are
skooba
(The tip of Americas Wang)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 16:44
 

Really feeling it tonight.  8 >>> 9!
kurtster
(ymmv)
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 17:55
 

The song may be goofy, but its from the movie One Trick Pony and relates to the context of the movie.
jnhashmi
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 16:29
 

George Harrison called those kinds of Beatles songs "Paul's fruity songs". I can see that. But I don't think of Paul Simon's songs that way at all. They just don't cross that line as that goofy. 50 Ways feels pretty dark to me. The others are fun, but not silly. It's a fine line.

I'm 62, so I was around in the Simon and Garfunkel days, and I did like them a lot....but I just have never understood the Paul Simon worship since his solo days.....The songs are just goofy and inane.....I guess kind of like some of the Beatles songs....Me and Julio , 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Late in the Evening, bleh, bleh, bleh. I put them in the same class as Octopuses Garden and Rocky Racoon I guess......even though I love the Beatles.....but I just don't understand why anyone would purposely listen to those particular types of songs and dig them.

 


PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 16:18
 

Goofy or not ya got ta love the drumming, percussion and horn sections on this
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 13:08
 

Goofy song.
blkstd
(Champaign, IL)
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 13:07
 

i love this song


stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 8:59
 

 dragon1952 wrote:
I'm 62, so I was around in the Simon and Garfunkel days, and I did like them a lot....but I just have never understood the Paul Simon worship since his solo days.....The songs are just goofy and inane.....I guess kind of like some of the Beatles songs....Me and Julio , 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Late in the Evening, bleh, bleh, bleh. I put them in the same class as Octopuses Garden and Rocky Racoon I guess......even though I love the Beatles.....but I just don't understand why anyone would purposely listen to those particular types of songs and dig them.

 
but if music can convey feelings, then why not humour, drama, and comedy?
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: May 05, 2015 4:42
 

 dragon1952 wrote:
I'm 62, so I was around in the Simon and Garfunkel days, and I did like them a lot....but I just have never understood the Paul Simon worship since his solo days.....The songs are just goofy and inane.....I guess kind of like some of the Beatles songs....Me and Julio , 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Late in the Evening, bleh, bleh, bleh. I put them in the same class as Octopuses Garden and Rocky Racoon I guess......even though I love the Beatles.....but I just don't understand why anyone would purposely listen to those particular types of songs and dig them.

 
I rarely ever come on here and post anything critical - but boy, you sure summed up the way I feel about this PS song and the others you mentioned. 
westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 8:59
 

 unclehud wrote:
Once upon a time in high school, probably around 1904, my friends and I decided there should be a musical category called "tennis shoe music." 

This song fits squarely in that category.

 
LOL!
.
Tennis.  I describe a friend that cannot keep up when it comes to trekking through the bush as someone who spent the formative years playing tennis and drinking Martinis.   
dragon1952
Posted: Feb 14, 2015 19:31
 

I'm 62, so I was around in the Simon and Garfunkel days, and I did like them a lot....but I just have never understood the Paul Simon worship since his solo days.....The songs are just goofy and inane.....I guess kind of like some of the Beatles songs....Me and Julio , 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Late in the Evening, bleh, bleh, bleh. I put them in the same class as Octopuses Garden and Rocky Racoon I guess......even though I love the Beatles.....but I just don't understand why anyone would purposely listen to those particular types of songs and dig them.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 14, 2015 11:18
 

 CanyonMan wrote:
When I listen to the beginning of this song, I've always wondered: Where did his childhood go?  Based on the lyrics, he didn't remember anything between the age of "one or two" and being a bar-hopping, stoned, horny, guitar player....  What the heck happened in between? {#Stupid}

 
t&j
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Nov 12, 2014 20:34
 

Everybody in my alien space craft loves this classic song...  we be dancing cross-eyed and buck naked like Willy Shakes...
CanyonMan
(Santa Monica)
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:03
 

When I listen to the beginning of this song, I've always wondered: Where did his childhood go?  Based on the lyrics, he didn't remember anything between the age of "one or two" and being a bar-hopping, stoned, horny, guitar player....  What the heck happened in between? {#Stupid}
CoYoT51
(Lima, Perú et aussi, parfois, Dans Ton Cul !)
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:38
 

 rpdevotee wrote:

     great rhythm section


...yes, and really tight brass section!

 

You both said it all.
agd3
Posted: Apr 23, 2014 18:41
 

My all time PS song...have been needing to hear this.  Thanks Bill.
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Apr 07, 2014 20:08
 

 PopKombo wrote:
great rhythm section

 
...yes, and really tight brass section!
bexhillos
(Bexhill on Sea. England)
Posted: Mar 23, 2014 5:39
 

Paul Simon is sheer class, his lyrics are interesting and the backing music top notch, absolutely a high rating. Never smoked a "J" but he makes it sound its the sort of thing you do.
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 5:30
 

{#Yell} "Outstanding"
PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Jan 18, 2014 16:54
 

great rhythm section
unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Dec 01, 2013 21:16
 

 Hippostar wrote:
OMG!  I love smoking J's too!  This guy totally gets me.  He's so awesome because he talks about getting stoned in song.
 
(chuckle, chuckle.)  Yeah, in 1980.  It was scandalous.  Really, it was.
teleskialaska
(Alaska)
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 21:57
 

1980, really?  Wow!  History says those were tough years, but I was having a ball.  And we beat the Russian and won a Gold Medal too.  And the congress never shut down.  And Dems and Repubs actually spoke to one and other.  
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Aug 29, 2013 16:45
 

 linden wrote:

Yup. It works in reverse, too -- actors generally don't do well as rock stars. Unless your name is Bowie.

 

guess you havn't caught Bruce Willis......{#Fire}
Hippostar
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 6:46
 

OMG!  I love smoking J's too!  This guy totally gets me.  He's so awesome because he talks about getting stoned in song.
linden
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: Jul 29, 2013 10:18
 

 capandjudy wrote:

I was thinking the same. For the most part when musicians decide that they want to act the outcome is not good. 

 
Yup. It works in reverse, too -- actors generally don't do well as rock stars. Unless your name is Bowie.
MA
Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:31
 

Great song, but I like better live versions from the park, especially 1991. So much energy...
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 11:24
 


Everybody in my church be dancing...  love this song...
 
capandjudy
(Huntington, WV)
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:10
 

 sirdroseph wrote:
Horrible movie, great album!{#Clap}
 
I was thinking the same. For the most part when musicians decide that they want to act the outcome is not good. 
d-don
(Oregon)
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:44
 

I stepped outside and smoked myself a J.


drsteevo
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 12:44
 

This song brings back some great memories!
dpvest
(northern cali)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 14:16
 

 Keef wrote:
makes me want to go outside and smoke myself a J...
 

you gonna go back in and blow that room away?
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 14:14
 

 Jahgal wrote:

Dance with me Romeotuma! It's snowing in Bonn and I need to keep warm. And this song does it! {#Dancingbanana}

 

Hope it is much warmer there now!  You are welcome here anytime...  love this song...  we be dancing...


 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Aug 01, 2012 14:12
 

 NeuroGeek wrote:

{#Bananajumprope} ...and cheers to your room!
 
Thank you!  Hope you are having a great time right this minute...

love this song soooo much...

 
Keef
(Confluence of the American River)
Posted: Jul 16, 2012 14:32
 

makes me want to go outside and smoke myself a J...
kurtster
(Back in Ohiya, for now ...)
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:56
 

 DoctorHooey wrote:
I wish I could live in this song
 
I got to do just that.  The film of the same name was being filmed here in Cleveland.  I was still driving a catering truck back then and actually went to the factory that was used in the film, Marsh Allen, which made those fold up TV dinner trays we all used to have.  Its still there but nothing more than an empty ivy covered brick building slowly falling into decay. 

I also stopped at a GE facility that was right next door to the old Cleveland Agora parked in the alley between the two.  More than a couple of times, I was able to go in the side door and watch Simon fiddling around on the stage there in the afternoon when they were between things.  The Agora is where the concert footage was filmed.  Wonderful memories.
NeuroGeek
(Just Way Out There)
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:48
 

 romeotuma wrote:


marvelous...  love it...

 
 
{#Bananajumprope} ...and cheers to your room!
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 11:46
 



marvelous...  love it...

 
DoctorHooey
(/etc)
Posted: Mar 11, 2012 20:31
 

I wish I could live in this song
Jahgal
(Somewhere along the Rhine, ÃŒber alles)
Posted: Feb 09, 2012 2:21
 

 romeotuma wrote:


This classic is the story of my life...  love it...

 
 
Dance with me Romeotuna! It's snowing in Bonn and I need to keep warm. And this song does it! {#Dancingbanana}

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 9:46
 



This classic is the story of my life...  love it...

 
That_SOB
(In at least 2 places at once)
Posted: Jan 08, 2012 7:37
 

      "and I blew that room away"   Great lyric.. and very cool it was done with a Gibson or Martin
     and not a Mac 9, Uzi, or Gtar  (grenade launcher)  S&G were a class act with songs that will be 
     played for centuries to come...{#Cheers} (and here's to you Mrs. Robinson) 

jimmpypowder
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 15:53
 

Let's hear the brass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jimmpypowder
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 15:53
 

I just wanna drink when I hear this tune!

gemtag
(Texas)
Posted: Dec 07, 2011 12:05
 

This is some real good shite from Paul.
 
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Dec 07, 2011 12:01
 

Once upon a time in high school, probably around 1904, my friends and I decided there should be a musical category called "tennis shoe music." 

This song fits squarely in that category.