Paul Simon played this yesterday at Ground Zero to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
It’s a powerful, moving performance:
Posted by pragmatistpoet on 12/09/2011 in Music, Other
12/09/2011 at 1:20 pm
Its really weird watching that with the news ticker going along the bottom – like “silent night/7 o’clock news” for a whole new generation. Such a prophetic song for America and the world:
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
Apparently the official programme had him down to play Bridge over troubled water. Much as its a great song, i’m so glad he chose to play this instead.
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