Monday, March 4, 2013


Devendra Banhart, and Then the Amazing Free Paul Simon Club Remix, Somehow

In musical news, NPR has a stream of Devendra Banhart's new album, Mala, a week ahead of its March 12 release, and here's a charming and totally unexpected "extended club edit" (what!) of Paul Simon's "Call Me Al," via the excellent David Allun Jones, by musical collective Flight Facilities, off their recent hourlong 1982 – 1992 remix album (a 1992 – 2002 one is apparently due out this week). Give it a few seconds.

Flight Facilities are also on Twitter.

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Nicole Cliffe

Okay, I'll go to a club. I will go to a club now. The lack of Paul Simon was really the only true barrier between me and clubgoing. That and my disturbingly complete knowledge of historical nightclub fires.


@Nicole Cliffe I once was in a club where the DJ played the Golden Girls theme tune.


Favorite "You Can Call me Al" trivia: In the music video, Chevy Chase lip-syncs Paul Simon's lines and otherwise acts funny-like.

Favorite trivia related to that last trivia: Before he was a comedian and actor, Chevy Chase was a musician and played drums in a college band called Leather Canary. The other two members of that band went on to form... Steely Dan!

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@Emby I did not know about the Steely Dan thing. Chevy Chase's coolness factor just took a jump (not that he wasn't already cool).


@Emby EXTRA fun fact: I went to the college where those people also went and my carrel in the library was, in fact, dedicated to the college by Sir Chase himself. I felt badass as hell sitting there.


Brave work on a song that's completely immutable in my mind, and yes, you kept it intact. Bonedigger.@a


My only problem with most Paul Simon songs is that they don't last forever, so this is fantastic. Any chance someone has done this with the rest of Graceland?


Ha, I always have a moment of suprise when there is blog cross over between blogs I read (I follow Mixtape Maestro as well). It's like two friends you didn't realize know each other are friends in their own separate life.


This is related to my interests. Yesterday my friend and I were waiting for yoga to begin, and they were playing Graceland. There was lots of singing involved.

I also had to exert a lot of effort not to sing along when Cat Stevens's "Here Comes My Baby" came on in the middle of the class.


This is too bizarre.... I was JUST THIS MORNING googling "paul simon remix" and "you can call me al remix" so I really don't understand how this happened, but can I just say that I would also love a fresh apple fritter?

Nicole Cliffe

(your doorbell rings. you shiver.)


@Nicole Cliffe if there's fried dough involved, I'm down


wait, WOW, just listened to this four times oh my gosh it's almost half an hour since I started

Blackwatch Plaid

Ooh, this is right up my street. Also, I've been considering getting the cover art from Graceland as a tattoo. Good idea? Bad idea?


I do hope it's not too late for all you lovely Paul-Simon-loving folk to see this comment, because if you haven't already heard it, this Todd Terje Diamonds Dub is going to absolutely thrill you: https://soundcloud.com/markus-cze/paul-simon-diamonds-on-the (sadly it's reached its download limit, but I'm sure you can get hold of it from somewhere). Such a beauty!


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