Tag Archives: Paul Simon

TV Eye: Week of 9/25

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, September 25th: Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Grizzly Bear The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Madonna TheRead more…

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R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

The Greatest is gone. More than just a boxing legend, Muhammad Ali was a cultural icon and humanitarian above nearly all else. He passed away on Friday after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Ali didn’t just fight inside the boxing ring. Outside of it, he stood up for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t, facing downRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Happy Birthday, Paul Simon

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This weekend, Paul Simon will be celebrating his 71st Birthday. Let that sink in. Icon. Garfunkel’s better half. 10-time host of SaturdayRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Back to School

It’s time again for the weekly installment of Friday on My Mind. This blog post takes a look at videos focused on a different subject every week. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. The 2012 School year started up again here in Seattle this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, any teachers orRead more…

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Out This Week 6/4

It’s always hard to follow up a breakthrough records, but Japandroids have not only met any expectations that may have been placed on them, they’ve set themselves to break out to a bigger audience that no one, even the band themselves, may have ever expected them to reach. Although we’re only halfway through the year,Read more…

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SIFF “Face The Music” Preview: Under African Skies

Under African Skies Directed by Joe Berlinger (USA/South Africa 2012, 101 minutes) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown At the core of this documentary about the recording of the Graceland album by Paul Simon and whole batches of cherished South African musicalRead more…

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Seattle International Film Festival 2012: Face The Music series with Bad Brains, Paul Simon, Pacific NW Hiphop and Doe Bay

The Seattle International Film Festival’s Face The Music series is eagerly anticipated by music fans every year, and for extra flavor this season’s line-up has been curated by music maven/legendary DJ Marco Collins. SIFF runs from May 17 to June 10, and the movies are screened at theaters all over the city, from Pacific PlaceRead more…

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Ezra Koenig Covers Paul Simon

Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig has turned his considerable talents to the tribute game, covering Paul Simon‘s 1972 track “Papa Hobo” for new film Ceremony. The rest of the film’s soundtrack, curated by Fruit Bats‘ Eric D. Johnson, features contributions from The Animals, Pete Townsend, and Star. Hear the Koenig cover (via Stereogum) and watch theRead more…

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Review Revue: Paul Simon – Graceland

Once upon a time it was 1986, and a man named Paul Simon released an album called Graceland, incorporating the sounds of South African township music (specifically the gorgeous voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo) with the sounds of folky, poppy, white people music – and captivated a nation (including your intrepid reporter, who spent manyRead more…

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