I'm in the kitchen this morning. My daughter's boyfriend is cooking, some potato recipe (little red ones) as an alternative to the oily but good sautéed version he and my daughter usually cook, incessantly because my daughter loves it. He says to me

"Do you have any time?"

For what?

It turns out he's saying "thyme." He's never heard of it, but there happens to be a jar of it out on the counter that he finds immediately.

You might think that made me worry about his culinary education. Screw that; it made me worry about his musical education. Everybody from my generation knows what thyme is; if we didn't know already, we learned that it somehow went with parsley, sage, and rosemary.

Here, Kid, you need to know about this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qdz8m_PImwI

It could have been worse. At least he'd heard of the artists.

Artie has such a killer voice on this.

As it turns out, the guitar part isn't that hard. I learned it back in the seventies. You need a capo, but at least it's in standard tuning.

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Comment by Anna Herrington on August 7, 2017 at 10:13am

Hmmm.... maybe this is the important part:  Thyme is a known mood elevator. Sprinkle liberally.

Comment by Ron Powell on August 7, 2017 at 10:46am

@TM; If you are a "trained singer" it is my fervent hope that you can read music better than you can read comments...

With that in mind , you should have been well aware of the fact that my comment had nothing to do with lyricics but everything to do with seeing and hearing simultaneously the difference between types of arrangements.... Something he seemed to have implicitly request in his comment re learning to PLAY goapel..

Why you felt it necessaty to interrupt, interfere, and intercede is a mystery...

The fact is whan I made that comment I WAS'NT TALKING TO YOU!

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 11:37am

I assumed you were. Terry says most Simon covers don't work and you immediately post a Simon cover that does. I certainly took it as your contradicting him. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on August 7, 2017 at 12:00pm

Interesting how it goes with assumptions.

...while I saw the two video clips and assumed Ron was showing you, kosh, versions to compare folk/rock to gospel rhythms and style, posted right after you said you hadn't had gospel explained to you.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 12:22pm

Anna,

Obviously assumptions led to two reactions. Both reactions (as to who was being addressed) were feasible. Thank you for pointing yours out. One assumption (that Ron was addressing Terry) led to another (that Terry's reaction wasn't based on his being contradicted and so was unprovoked). 

i know gospel style, I've just never learned to play it. 

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 4:11pm

In looking at it again,

Ron,

Given the comparison setup and labeling, you clearly didn't mean what I first assumed. I apologize for that assumption. 

Comment by Ron Powell on August 7, 2017 at 4:18pm

Kosh, I posted my comment ire folk /rock and gospel/soul mmediately following this.:

I don't know how to play gospel piano. I haven't listened to enough of it closely or had anyone explain the rudiments of it to me.

When TM made his comment re lyrics, I didn't react/respond to that at all. What I posted immediately following his comment about lyrics was Simon's gospel rendition of "Still Crazy" with annotation re being ablet to hear the gospel strain...

You can claim feasability all you'd like but TM was out of order and out of line and you chose to respond as thoug you,  like him, can't read.

Here's a hint when I'm addressing someone other than the author on any given post I always use the following indicator: @.

When I'm addressing the author I generally don't unless or until the thread gets to be unusually long and complex...

You can go through this thread and any number of others and see that this holds true...

Your continuously shield TM from criticism from me is palpable... You'll find yourself on the wrong side of an indefensible argument or risk being excoriated or castigated for something that is not of your making if you continue to do this.

"...while I saw the two video clips and assumed Ron was showing you, kosh, versions to compare folk/rock to gospel rhythms and style, posted right after you said you hadn't had gospel explained to you.."

It's extremely telling that Anna could see this and that neither you nor TM could see it for what it is...

And you still haven't responded to my effort on your behalf...It seems that should you do so youwill be reaffirming my posture in this and forcing TM to handle his erroneous assumption on his own.....

There's some white boy privilege fuckery afoot here. Believe me , I know because, lest you forget, once upon a time,  I was a white boy trapped inside the body of a black kid...

He's still there helping me read white privilege shit for what it is....

 

 

Comment by koshersalaami on August 7, 2017 at 5:07pm

That's how you accept an apology?

Comment by alsoknownas on August 7, 2017 at 5:20pm

As a youth, maybe until age 30 I could hit the high notes like Garflunkle. Then I couldn't.

Some of Simon's genius on guitar lies with his playing of "partials". Inverted chords inside strings 5 to 2. Jazz players call it "comping". Herb Ellis is a good example. Folkies tend to rely on chord forms with the tonic on the lowest register of the chord. Simon took it a step further. It's flavor and spice.

One of my favorite comments in this thread is from k/s re: misappropriation. He remarked on it with a caveat that it doesn't bother him if it doesn't disrespect the culture.

 I had the rare opportunity to meet and play with some of the seminal Delta Blues players. None ever gave a shit I was white. None ever commented that I shouldn't be playing their music. Mance Lipscomb told me on a sunny day after we hung out that it was great fun to see I knew the same music and could take a verse with a nod from him.

Comment by alsoknownas on August 7, 2017 at 5:29pm

Love this. Mance kept playing despite the hand injury. Sort of wins my heart. Two fingers on my left hand had to be sewn back on. You either love to play or you don't. it's that simple for me.

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