I think this is the best song Paul Simon’s made in years. I love it. He’s performing at Webster Hall next week, and if you need a nerd to accompany you to that, lemme know (I’m like a mobile Paul Simon wiki). Do check out In Which There’s a Girl in New York City Who Calls Herself the Human Trampoline (about generational relationships with the album Graceland) over at This Recording, and the fantastic Miss Moss has assembled a compilation of Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel covers that you can download here.
I’ve been enjoying the new Girl Talk album too – download it here. I never checked out Girl Talk before because I was under the impression his fans were obnoxious. Which may be the case, but whatever! Super fun.
Lastly, have you read And I Should Know* by Roseanne Barr in New York mag yet? What a badass lady.
This producer was a woman, a type I became acquainted with at the beginning of my stand-up career in Denver. I cared little for them: blondes in high heels who were so anxious to reach the professional level of the men they worshipped, fawned over, served, built up, and flattered that they would stab other women in the back. They are the ultimate weapon used by men against actual feminists who try to work in media, and they are never friends to other women, you can trust me on that.
As Amy Poehler said, “I like bossy girls, I always have.”
* The article also contains this thematically unrelated fact: Roseanne gave Joss Whedon his first writing job. Who knew?