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    Posted: September 11 2011 at 10:41
I don't know how many of you were watching some TV this morning, but I tell you Paul Simon sang The Sound of Silence and I was moved to tears.  This is the power of music, that a song written 40 years ago (give or take) could have such resonance today.  It's too bad Art wasn't there to join him, but that does not detract from what was an incredibly beautiful performance of that song. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2011 at 16:35
This song is a pure gem, each time i listen to it i feel Broken Heart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 10:27
Great song. Not many songs would be suitable for this occasion. I saw a bit of the performance on one of the evening news programmes and wanted to hear more.Any link to it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 19:33
Here's a YouTube link.  Don't know how long it will be there though.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 19:40
Too bad Art wasn't there. Would of been a lot better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 01:25
Originally posted by jammun jammun wrote:

Here's a YouTube link.  Don't know how long it will be there though.
 
 
 
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voice understandably wavery given the circumstances but very nicely done.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2011 at 22:27
Yeah, I think he was having trouble holding it together.  As you say, not many songs, especially from the '60s, would be appropriate for the occasion.  It was a remarkable though I guess obvious choice on his part, delivered almost perfectly.  There were a lot of songs written about 9/11, by everyone from Alan Jackson to Bruce Springsteen, but they've none of them got the better of this performance.  If you watch in the video the emotions of the people who are present (and who are actually paying attention), you can tell it hit them at the core.  I know it buckled my knees.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2011 at 02:45
Paul Simon has lost voice, but performed the song in a very heartfelt, intense, and to feel the emotion,
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