Oh, Paul Simon, I could lie to you and tell you how honored I was to have been able to record one of your songs off the radio, but honestly, at the time, I think I only knew you as the guy who danced around in that video with Chevy Chase about calling you Al. I also didn’t know you were the guy who introduced me to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. I also didn’t know that Ladysmith Black Mambazo was the name of the group. I didn’t even know that you were the originator of the song “Cecilia”. So I didn’t know a lot of things, Paul Simon. What I did know was that I friggin’ loved the drums in this one. Still do. Oh, and you’re great, too.
Radio 66, side A, track 9: “The Obvious Child” by Paul Simon