Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Advent Day: Stealthy Christmas tunes:


Hear Emily Play

Some tracks take on the feel of this time year without ever mentioning a single bauble or featuring a hint of sleigh bells.

Take this slice of Folk pop melodrama from Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle. It's from their 1966 Lp "Parsley ,Sage, Rosemary & Thyme", which I got on vinyl a year or so ago, mainly because it's got their classic poignant carol "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night"on it .


However "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" has a sense of winter about it ,mentioning frosty fields and cathedral bells and it is ever so dramatic.
Please excuse the odd pop and crackle, just think of them as a log fire glowing in the hearth! It's got some lovely guitar on it too.

Lastly being from the 60's its commendably short, lasting little longer than the time it takes a snowflake to melt on your palm.

"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle

3 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Oh yes I'm all for that - was playing John and Beverly Martyn's Stormbringer last night which matches the mood perfectly - can't remember if I've mentioned this chap before John Smith - I saw him supporting John Martyn last year. incredible, check his guitar technique...

Hoops Hooley said...

Thanks for those reminders of S&G at their best. They're one of those bands (two of those artists, I suppose) who it's become fashionable to decry in recent years. "Silent Night/7 O'Clock News" is a simple idea but quite poignant (and where are the modern-day politically-aware Christmas songs?) and I love the way Simon lets his guitar ring out the final (dis)chord in "For Emily"...

BLTP said...

pm & hoops: glad you like da tune