829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

American Idols

I've been watching American Idol with my wife and daughters
and I can honestly say that after 10 years, I'm actually making
it a point to sit down and watch the entire show this time. They
make fun of me for getting weepy when they run the hard-luck
stories of some of the contestants. I'm a sap. With the final 24
chosen, I've already come up with my 2 best guys.  The girls
I'm not as sure about.  But I'm really enjoying the process.

Simon and Garfunkel were and still are my American Idols.
From a very young age, I heard their music in the background
of our house during the day while my Dad was at work.  That
was probably the only time when Mom felt comfortable playing
them. I always thought it was funny that "The Graduate" stole
Mrs. Robinson from them.  Put it in her pantry with her cupcakes.

For reasons known only to me, I cried kind of hard at times
on and off while viewing this clip, while wondering whether
this was the take I wanted to post.  It most definitely was.
This clip is dedicated to a dear blogger to whom this music,
as I found out, means alot.  BTW, was that Carole King?


  1. Given that the Proper Course judges are no doubt preoccupied with the process of selecting the winner of the deadly serious and competitive group writing project about navigation, I will respond to your question on Tillerman's behalf... (If I could)

    What is it about S&G's music that brings chills to the backs of so many necks (including mine?)

    It must be the sudden and powerful evocation of the memories or moments in time that we associate with those great and thoughtful songs.

    Love your emotion man!

  2. Taking a break for a couple of seconds from the arduous task of judging the deadly serious and competitive group writing project about navigation (can analysis be worthwhile?) let me answer Mojo's question by saying Yes and No.

    And yes, I do believe that was Carole King. Or Carol Kane as she was back then.

    Back to work now.

  3. What a wonderful song - made me salty eyed too.

  4. Oops. All these years I thought "Put it in her pantry with her cupcakes" was "put it in her panties with her cupcake". Naughty boy.

  5. okay, I can live with S&G, but American Idol? ouch. my wife makes me DVR it for her to watch, but I can't stand even hearing it in the background.

    BTW, @Panda, I like your lyrics better.

    cheers, my2fish

  6. Not great fans of A.I., but S&G are alright. Getting weepy is OK to unless you're a rock or an island.

    Darryl and Ruth : )