Friday, October 18, 2013

Who Am I To Blow Against The Wind?

No, that's not the new Pope speaking.  It's a line from I Know What I know, from Paul Simon's Graceland album.  Which, as everybody agrees, is outstanding.

She looked me over 
And I guess she thought 
I was all right 
All right in a sort of a limited way 
For an off-night 
She said don't I know you 
From the cinematographer's party 
I said who am i 
To blow against the wind 
I know what I know 
I'll sing what I said 
We come and we go 
That's a thing that I keep 
In the back of my head 

She said there's something about you 
That really reminds me of money 
She is the kind of a girl 
Who could say things that 
Weren't that funny 
I said what does that mean 
I really remind you of money 
She said who am i 
To blow against the wind 

I know what I know 
I'll sing what I said 
We come and we go 
That's a thing that I keep 
In the back of my head 

She moved so easily 
All I could think of was sunlight 
I said aren't you the women 
Who was recently given a fulbright 
She said don't I know you 
From the cinematographer's party 
I said who am i 
To blow against the wind 

I know what I know 
I'll sing what I said 
We come and we go 
That's a thing that I keep 
In the back of my head

On a related note, here's a quote from a GQ interview with Noel Gallagher.

"The winner of the Pulitzer Prize [for fiction]. What a c***. Whoever that is, has got to be. I don't get it. Book sellers, book readers, book writers, book owners - f*** all of them."

Man, that is harsh.  One more reason not to listen to Oasis.  As if you needed one.  It should be noted that the most frequent comment about Oasis was that they were a Beatles for their own generation.  Which, believe me, is doing the Beatles a disservice.  One man's theory:  Were I Mr. Gallagher I'd shut the fuck up until I'd achieved something a bit more special than singing lead for Oasis.  

Mr. Gallagher might be of the belief that saying stupid shit to the media is a legitimate marking tool.  A buzz-generator, and all buzz is good buzz.  Which might be fine if he were 25.  But he's prolly more like 45, so grow up.

That would be a great line for a country western song.
Which line?
'Which might be fine if he were twenty five.'
Yes it would.

Me?  I'd love to win a Pulitzer.  Then my life would be like one long version of that Paul Simon song.

Did you know that Oasis is in the Guiness Book of World Records?
No.  For what?
Longest top-10 UK chart run by a group.
There's a category for that?
There's a category for everything.

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