Nominate A Favorite for the September 22 Friday Flash Review !

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Hello, music fans! I’m back, ready to accept your challenge, and come up with a brand new Friday Flash Review!

You all know the drill:

mt58 randomly selects a genre, category, or some other musical common denominator for you all to think on… and then I talk about the song that you choose.

OK, mt, what’s up for this Friday?

mt? Hello?

“Sorry, Jon. I was just catching up on my email:”

“Hmm. Sounds like I need to take another look at Stitch Fix. But in the meantime, let’s get serious this time, and go with:”

The absolute best, deep cut Simon & Garfunkel song. 

OK, we have a category!

Which Simon & Garfunkel recording will it be?”

In the comments below: nominate ONE favorite that you’d like to see in a Flash Review. Definitely chat and reply with each other about the choices, but remember:

The comment with the most upvotes get the nod.

See you Friday!

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Virgindog
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September 18, 2023 11:54 am

I’m not sure how deep this cut is, but I’ve always loved “America.” Oddly, I heard Yes’s cover version of it first, and that’s worth a listen too, if you’re not familiar with it.

“America” captures both the vastness of the U.S. and how easy it is to feel isolated and lonely in a country of millions. It’s brilliant songwriting.

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September 18, 2023 7:22 pm
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I see Zooey Deschanel in hair rollers.

Pauly Steyreen
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September 18, 2023 12:15 pm

Not my favorite S&G song — and also not a deep cut. But the one that’s closest to a headbanger…

I humbly submit “I Am a Rock”

https://youtu.be/JKlSVNxLB-A?si=0gL1FF709gqlnR1A

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September 18, 2023 12:25 pm

I only know the hits, but am looking forward to learning about a lesser known gem.

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September 18, 2023 12:33 pm

Like Phylum, I don’t know much deep S&G, but I’ll nominate this LP cut from Bridge Over Troubled Water (one of the few albums I know by heart front to back):

https://youtu.be/uFOi0pfroiU?si=2OBG7F82YFQ-dy26

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September 18, 2023 12:35 pm
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Also, this one, which is probably more well-known nowadays thanks to a film of the same name:

https://youtu.be/J8i4Rp3qizk?si=J6pCIUR5vdf4e0Gk

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September 18, 2023 1:00 pm
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I remember when 2 films named after Simon & Garfunkel songs came out within like a month of each other (this and “The Only Living Boy in New York”).

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September 19, 2023 2:18 pm
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Whoops. We nominated the same song. What an amazing film.

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September 19, 2023 2:20 pm
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Not we, I mean, I nominated the same song. I’ll show myself out now.

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September 18, 2023 4:08 pm

I nominate “My Little Town”:
https://youtu.be/__Ro3eGuznI

Last edited 7 months ago by blu_cheez
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September 18, 2023 10:08 pm
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Yeah, that’s an overlooked, underplayed hit if there ever was one. I strongly approve of this choice.

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September 18, 2023 7:14 pm

I was 5 when “Bookends” came out, so lots of those tracks have an appeal to me from heavy rotation in the house, but let’s go with “At the Zoo.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xKLBne1CoI

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September 18, 2023 7:19 pm

I heard “Baby Driver” at the end of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. I never heard it before. But if a song appears in a film that grossed $226.9M, is it still a deep cut? This, of course, is a prime example of the “Tiny Dancer” paradox.

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September 19, 2023 3:30 am

Looking at the other nominations so far and they’re all great.

It’s a reminder that I haven’t listened to my S&G box set in a very long time. I had planned on doing some work today but now I’ve got a need to listen to S&G.

First heard this in Garden State so I don’t know if being on a film soundtrack rules it out as a deep cut but it was never a single (other than wiki reckoning it got to #6 in Indonesia. Big shout out to all the readers in Jakarta!).

Ranks highly in my favourite songs of all time so I have to nominate it; The Only Living Boy In New York.

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September 19, 2023 12:05 pm

Isn’t “Shut Up, Paul”, featuring just Art doing acapella harmonies, a pretty rare outtake?

🙃

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September 19, 2023 5:52 pm

A Simple Desultory Phillipic (Or how I was Robert MacNamara’d into Submission)

S&G attempt to take the piss out of Bob Dylan.

Do they succeed? That’s up to you.

https://youtu.be/utZ-r2ESRls?si=RChXsFCV889jdIYm

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