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jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Apr 17, 2018 7:49
 

Not sure if its possible to sit still to this....
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Apr 02, 2018 15:48
 

A nice tune, especially in the context of the film, about being able to do only one thing - play music. Even as the B-52s and Devo begin to overshadow song craft. In the film he wonders what his place is in the world if he is just a One Trick Pony. Nice idea.
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
(Spain)
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
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
(drifting)
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 sage brush steppe)
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
(Oregon coast)
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...