How Do You Write a Song, Paul Simon?

15 Aug

Twenty-two years ago today, August 15, 1991, Paul Simon’s concert in New York City’s Central Park drew hundreds of thousands of fans. And they all sang along with him on The Boxer, Cecilia, You Can Call Me Al, Kodachrome, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

All these great songs. We all know the words. And the melodies. He talked to Wynton Marsalis about his songwriting process:

“It’s not so much that I’m creating with it, it’s that I’m untying knots with it. And the more experience that you have with problem solving, the more creatively you can untie and re-tie that knot.”

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Sources:
Quote: CBS This Morning Interview with Wynton Marsalis, May 30, 2012
Live Concert Album Link and Pic: Paul Simon official website

One Response to “How Do You Write a Song, Paul Simon?”

  1. uberslan August 23, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    The sound of eloquence….

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