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I find some of Rick Beato's YouTube video's informative & entertaining but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this one.  He's commenting on some bloke who believes history will look upon Paul Simon as a musical nonentity!  Paul is one of the twentieth century's greatest songwriters and has got to be viewed in the same company as Dylan and Lennon & McCartney.

  https://youtu.be/qoHC8K7mj9c      

 

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I won’t bother to watch the video of this guy. Who nobody will remember in 20 minutes, let alone 200 years.

Paul Simon is unbelievably underrated. He is a Grand Master Tunesmith. His Works with Art Garfunkel are Musical Masterpieces. 

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Beato himself drops the ball when mentioning some of the "great" songs Bob Dylan wrote, mentioning only the low hanging fruit of "Blowing In The Wind" and "Like A Rolling Stone".  And too that someone respected Simon's work to the point he was awarded the first ever Library Of Congress GERSHWIN award for songwriting.  

And even 56 years later, this Bob Dylan gem is STILL relevant.:   And if nothing really changes in this country, will still be relevant 200 years from now. Beato should have mentioned IT.

 

Simon too, as are Dylan, Mitchell and even HANK WILLIAMS are natural poets who had the good sense to put their poetic thoughts to music that will way outlast anything Slate has written and will ever write.  

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1 hour ago, Larsongs said:

I won’t bother to watch the video of this guy. Who nobody will remember in 20 minutes, let alone 200 years.

Paul Simon is unbelievably underrated. He is a Grand Master Tunesmith. His Works with Art Garfunkel are Musical Masterpieces. 

I think you've misunderstood Lars, Rick Beato is defending Paul Simon.

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12 hours ago, IanHenry said:

I think you've misunderstood Lars, Rick Beato is defending Paul Simon.

I couldn’t connect to the link.. Apologies if I got it backwards... Thumbs up, if he’s defending him..

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Personally, I liked more of the songs Simon wrote while still with Art than when he went solo.   But please, don't(like others I know) misunderstand what's meant by that.  Paul Simon is still a vary skilled and prolific songwriter.    And here he is with who I think is a terribly underrated songwriter........

And turnabout is fair play....

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