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CoachellaFriendly
11-04-2008, 01:04 AM
Paul Simon to headline one of the days...I call BS...

PassiveTheory
11-04-2008, 01:13 AM
Link?

If so, I wouldn't have a huge problem with this.

indietron
11-04-2008, 01:14 AM
I agree... Maybe he could sub-headline, but no way he would headline Coachella.

boarderwoozel3
11-04-2008, 01:15 AM
Not pleased. Anxiety increased. Fuck.

indietron
11-04-2008, 01:18 AM
That was your 4,444 post... That is such an even number, it works well with ocd haha. It should neutralize your anxiety :)

boarderwoozel3
11-04-2008, 01:20 AM
And I didn't even notice, nice. I'm not really anxious about it but would be disappointed if this was the case.

indietron
11-04-2008, 01:27 AM
4,445 just screwed up everything. What a crappy number.

Haha anyways, yeah i would also be dissapointed to see Paul Simon as a headliner. I could settle for sub-headliner i guess...

JSam67
11-04-2008, 01:31 AM
This would be pretty awful. No way it's true.

paulb
11-04-2008, 02:11 AM
Paul Simon would be a great subheadliner....no thanks for headliner.

summerkid
11-04-2008, 02:30 AM
Paul Simon performing Graceland would be amazing.

rskapcat
11-04-2008, 04:53 AM
Paul Simon performing Graceland would be amazing.

Agreed.

LooseAtTheZoo
11-04-2008, 04:56 AM
Paul Simon would be a great subheadliner....no thanks for headliner.

Simon and Garfunkel would be a headliner though. If GV continues to go in an more "family-friendly" direction as another boarder implied, Simon and Garfunkel wouldn't be that far-fetched.

gaypalmsprings
11-04-2008, 05:13 AM
Paul Simon is better than Art Garfunckel

captncrzy
11-04-2008, 05:18 AM
How do you figure he wouldn't be a headliner? He's an iconic folk musician - I doubt he would take anything less than a headlining slot. Face it, Jack Johnson made it possible for a multitude of artists to headline that you wouldn't think would be able to.

rskapcat
11-04-2008, 05:26 AM
I don't recall seeing anything about GV wanting to make Coachella more "family-friendly"...what thread was that in?

And isn't that what Stagecoach is for?

captncrzy
11-04-2008, 05:30 AM
No, Stagecoach is "hillbilly friendly".

rskapcat
11-04-2008, 05:31 AM
~snort~

Boourns
11-04-2008, 05:58 AM
How do you figure he wouldn't be a headliner? He's an iconic folk musician - I doubt he would take anything less than a headlining slot. Face it, Jack Johnson made it possible for a multitude of artists to headline that you wouldn't think would be able to.

And that sure worked out well. But I don't think he would inspire the level of anger and disgust and disappointment that Jack Johnson did.

woogie846
11-04-2008, 06:04 AM
Paul Simon is better than Art Garfunckel

Art Garfunkel doesn't really do that much compared to Paul Simon.

Seriously guys, Paul Simon is not going to play Coachella, or at least headline.

amyzzz
11-04-2008, 06:06 AM
Not happy.

RedThom
11-04-2008, 06:25 AM
I am somewhat indifferent to this..

However, I am only a fan of Simon if the words "and Garfunkel" follow.

Definitely not a headliner. Probably sub for sure

moomoo
11-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Still no link?

Wouldn't be very much impressed if it were true.

RedThom
11-04-2008, 07:01 AM
Still no link?

Wouldn't be very much impressed if it were true.

Be kind of underwhelming wouldn't it? Kind of like a Train tour?

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
11-04-2008, 07:06 AM
I like and resect Paul Simon....that being said...I would expect a epic headliner that isn't him...

RedThom
11-04-2008, 07:08 AM
I like and resect Paul Simon....that being said...I would expect a epic headliner that isn't him...

True. But I've been thinking about it, and it is a very goldenvoice like thing to book someone like Paul Simon. I can't cite any particular names or acts but maybe you could help me in that department

shakermaker113
11-04-2008, 07:55 AM
we're a starving pack of dogs.

frozen pilgrim
11-04-2008, 08:06 AM
I still have yet to see a link.
I call shenanigans- get the brooms

Pixiessp
11-04-2008, 08:10 AM
Agreed.

I third that. (that sounds weird)

boarderwoozel3
11-04-2008, 08:29 AM
we're a starving pack of dogs.
It's tough these days.

I still have yet to see a link.
I call shenanigans- get the brooms
I REALLY hope you're right.

rage patton
11-04-2008, 08:37 AM
Randy is going to be stoked.

shakermaker113
11-04-2008, 09:33 AM
I call shenanigans

really? NO SHIT?

this discussion has gone on too long already. the worst thing we can do is actually discuss this idea. thread should never have had a reply.

mvanwinkle
11-04-2008, 09:34 AM
this is just a lazy pick. I do not endorse this message.

Foucault
11-04-2008, 11:32 AM
Although I'm not especially keen on the idea, I can definitely see Paul Simon performing "Graceland" on Friday night, especially considering the popularity of Vampire Weekend (i.e. Graceland imitators)

PierogiHead
11-04-2008, 04:36 PM
This makes perfect sense, especially to anyone who remembers that Paul Simon curated those shows in NYC this past year, and who did he invite to perform? Grizzly Bear. Grizzly Bear is probably going to have their biggest year to date in 2009 with a new album, coming off the heels of the Radiohead tour and most likely an appearance at Coachella on the Outdoor Stage towards the evening which I can now speculate will be on the same night and before Simon's set on the Main Stage.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
11-04-2008, 04:50 PM
hmmm....Grizzly Bear with Paul Simon actually sounds pretty awesome.

sacleonard
11-04-2008, 06:29 PM
And that sure worked out well. But I don't think he would inspire the level of anger and disgust and disappointment that Jack Johnson did.

It would be equal.

Paul Simon hasn't been relevant since Chevy Chase was in his videos.
And Chevy Chase hasn't been relevant since "Fletch."

oftheheartofthesoul
11-05-2008, 05:40 AM
Does BBC stand for Barely Bearing Confirmation?

frozen pilgrim
11-05-2008, 06:44 AM
I still call shenanigans, but I'd watch paul simon.

summerkid
11-05-2008, 09:01 AM
It would be equal.

Paul Simon hasn't been relevant since Chevy Chase was in his videos.
And Chevy Chase hasn't been relevant since "Fletch."

I've seen his name and graceland pop up so many times in indie band reviews from vampire weekend to animal collective. I would not say he's not relevant.

RedThom
11-06-2008, 11:33 AM
And I watch "Fletch" just about every time I get drunk

mittens4kittens
11-06-2008, 12:03 PM
I don't get all the doubt... I understand if people don't like him, and the proof for the BBC mention has yet to be shown, but as far as if he could possibly headline? He is an icon of American music spanning decades. Of course he could headline. Jack Johnson headlined, didn't he?

Not saying he would be my first pick, and worst of all if they got him it doesn't seem like they would get Bowie (geezer overload), but it is plausible nonetheless.

Aurgasm
02-18-2009, 09:09 AM
New Tour

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7897434.stm

Simon and Garfunkel are planning to tour together for the first time in five years, Art Garfunkel has said.

The singer revealed the plans five days after making a surprise appearance at a Paul Simon concert in New York where the pair performed three songs.

"Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn't go through England this time," he told BBC News.

Garfunkel, 67, would not confirm if the tour would be in the US. The duo last toured together in 2003 and 2004.

Their 2003 concerts marked their first US tour in 20 years.

On Friday night, Simon and Garfunkel performed together to rapturous applause at a concert to mark the reopening the Beacon Theater after refurbishment.

Worldwide success

Simon was joined on stage at the end of his concert by Garfunkel for the last three songs of the night - The Sounds of Silence, The Boxer and Old Friends.

Garfunkel, who performed solo shows in Florida on Thursday and Saturday nights, said: "It had a real reaction - it was extraordinary.

"It was extraordinary so I squeezed that in and did a lot of running around in the last week. "Just a hell of a knockout of a reaction.

"I said to the audience, 'you don't have a right to expect - and we didn't expect - that the interest in us would last and you would still care right to today and I'm touched'."
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon in 1969
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon met at school in New York

Simon and Garfunkel had worldwide success with songs including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs Robinson and Scarborough Fair.

The duo have famously fallen out on a number of occasions since they first made music together as school friends in New York in the 1950s.

They split up in 1970, reuniting in 1981 for an open-air concert in New York's Central Park.

The pair did not play together again until 1993, when they got together for a series of concerts in New York.

They reunited at the Grammys in 2003 - their first public performance in 10 years - where they played The Sounds of Silence and were presented with a lifetime achievement award.

That led to their US tour of 2003 and a further string of dates, including some in Europe, the following year.

clumsy342
02-18-2009, 10:44 AM
hmm.

brando4n82
02-18-2009, 11:10 AM
A simon & garfunkel reunion seems like a bit of a stretch for coachella but I would be So stoked on this!

Gribbz
02-18-2009, 12:29 PM
Dale Gribble would watch a Simon and Garfunkel set.

shakermaker113
02-18-2009, 12:34 PM
I don't know if a five year break is really enough to warrant calling it a reunion.

tigermilkboy
02-18-2009, 01:24 PM
I can find no Paul Simon link on the bbc but I found this

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7897434.stm

boarderwoozel3
02-18-2009, 01:25 PM
^
Yeah, that's exactly what we need to add to Sat...

deeznutz
02-18-2009, 05:07 PM
I'd totally check out simon and garfunkel!

lickety_spit
02-18-2009, 09:33 PM
even if simon & garfunkel just did "el condor pasa" and "the boxer," i'd rather have that than paul mccartney, and i'm excited for mccartney.

biggfoot17
02-18-2009, 09:36 PM
^
Yeah, that's exactly what we need to add to Sat...

i can hardly hold back my excitement

Sleepingrock
02-18-2009, 09:37 PM
I watched a bit of Paul Simon on a Fundraiser on TV.... I wasnt impressed :/

lickety_spit
02-18-2009, 09:51 PM
nevermind. he's playing st. louis april 18th. if he was going to be added, it'd have to be april 18th.

bcred
02-18-2009, 09:56 PM
Simon and Garfunkel would be a headliner though. If GV continues to go in an more "family-friendly" direction as another boarder implied, Simon and Garfunkel wouldn't be that far-fetched.

Broader the audience.increase probability of selling out.

tbh that's what I've liked about the two sasquatches I attended 06/08
nice an indie.