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Only Living Boy In New York

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in the sharp and witty coming-of-age story The Only Living Boy in New York.
Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.


Music video by Paul Simon performing The Only Living Boy In New York.

Paul Simon - Wristband

One of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century is proving that it's never too late to experiment with sound. Paul Simon on Thursday announced the release of his 13th solo album, Stranger to Stranger, out June 3 on Concord Records. To give fans a taste of what to expect, the smooth-sounding icon posted the album's first single, "Wristband," to his website.

The album's striking cover art was taken from a portrait of Simon done by renowned artist and photographer Chuck Close.


Changing Opinion

we became aware
of a hum in the room
an electrical hum in the room
It went mmmmmm


We followed it from
corner to corner
We pressed out ears
against the walls
We crossed diagonals
and put our hands on the floor
It went mmmmmm


Sometimes it was
a murmur
Sometimes it was
a pulse
Sometimes it seemed
to disappear
But then with a quarter-turn
of the head
it would roll around the sofa
A nimbus humming cloud


Maybe it's the hum
of a calm refrigerator
cooling on a big night
Maybe it's the hum
of our parents' voices
long ago in a soft light


Maybe it's the hum
of changing opinion
or a foreign language
in prayer
Maybe it's the mantra
of the walls and wiring
Deep breathing
in soft air


Lyrics by Paul Simon for a Philip Glass song. In 'Songs From Liquid Days'.

Paul Simon - "Kathy's Song"

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls.


And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies.


My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day.


And a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme.


And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.


And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I.