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A Paul Simon Song For Every Moment In Your Life

It’s been an emotional week. When, on Monday night, I heard that Robin Williams was dead, I surprised myself by feeling real sadness for this guy I hadn’t known. Because, of course, it felt like I had known him, and many of us felt that way; as I watched responses pour in on Twitter and across the internet, it was clear that we all felt like Robin had a special place in our lives, and none of us expected to lose him.

This loss that we’re collectively experiencing is just one of many emotional upsets that are, I’m sure, happening to us each individually. As human people, our lives are filled with events that elicit sadness, joy, nostalgia, fear, love, etc, etc, etc. One thing that can help as we deal with these Life Moments, though, is music, and I’ve recently developed a theory that for every emotional moment in your life, there is a Paul Simon song to help you get through it.

Paul Simon: like Robin, a dude who has had (and continues to have) an incredible, decades-spanning career (his first Grammy came in 1968, for Simon and Garfunkel’s album Mrs. Robinson), and who has subsequently been a huge part of all of our lives. We might not take note of it regularly, but this voice is one that plays in our heads when we’re not paying attention, and should be present when we’re happy and when we’re sad. Here is a playlist to soothe your soul.

Disclaimer: some of these songs include Garfunkel. Can you blame me? Keep reading »

Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Both Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

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Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday at their New Canaan, Connecticut, home. Police responded to a call regarding their home at 8 p.m and reportedly found cause to arrest them both. The New Canaan Advertiser called the incident an “apparent domestic dispute” and both the Advertiser and TMZ called the incident “domestic violence.” The New Canaan police told Patch the incident was a “family dispute.” Police have not released further details about the arrests or the street name or address of the couple. Simon and Brickell have been married for 20 years and have three children together.

[NC Advertiser]
[NBC Connecticut]
[NewCanaan.Patch.com]
[TMZ]

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