Sunday, 1 April 2012

30 Days of Photos - #1 - Silence

If you're looking for our weekly Sunday Funnies feature it's over here for the month of April. 

Welcome to 30 Days of Photos, where 15 bloggers are participating in posting a photo a day for 30 days. Here are the other 14 you can visit after you've been here:






Do you see it? This is the playlist of the Collected Works of Simon and Garfunkel from the music app on my iPad. It's number 6, there. The Sound of Silence. Yep, that's my photo of "silence".

The song was first released in 1964 on the album Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. I was 12 years old back then. The song was remixed and "electrified" and re-released as a single a year later.

This was the beginnings of the so-called folk-rock movement when acoustic folk music became electrified.

The song is the second best-selling tune by Simon and Garfunkel after Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Ironic how a song called The Sound of Silence could actually make so much noise in the music world.

50 comments:

Nora Blithe said...

You know what's funny? I'm a HUGE Paul Simon fan and the minute I saw Peggy-O, I knew that was a Paul Simon play list.

Nicky said...

Nice! Well done, Dufus. And I love the last line:

"Ironic how a song called The Sound of Silence could actually make so much noise in the music world."

nonamedufus said...

Really? You have great taste in singer/songwriters...and blogs.

nonamedufus said...

Well this was a challenging one today but The Sound of Silence was the first - and only - thing that came to mind. I really like the way the light falls on my iPad screen, don't you?

Quirky Loon said...

I think it's very admirable that you are taking this challenge. And I love how "noisy" your Sound of Silence post is.

Clever!

nonamedufus said...

Yeah my submission is a "concept" piece. It's the photo and the post. I'd worked it out in my head (speaking of silence) long before I took the pic.

00dozo said...

It's funny. I, too, was thinking about "The Sounds of Silence" for this first entry. Great minds, eh?

Love that song. Nice take on the theme.

;-)

nonamedufus said...

Imagine, I was 12 years old when that song first came out. The album bombed, S&G broke up, their producer "electrified" it and it shot up the charts. Which is a good thing. Otherwise S&G would have been very short-lived.

Unfinished Person said...

Me three. I was thinking of incorporating the song too, but not as ingenious as this. :) 1964? Hmmm. I wasn't even born.

nonamedufus said...

Are you sure? I thought you were blogging back then.

Laughingmom said...

Nice concept! I have always loved that song and the thoughts behind it although I was 1 when it was recorded. I think we listened to it mostly in high school when S&G were having a bit of a comeback.

nonamedufus said...

When I was in Grade 11 we had an English teacher who devoted a whole section of his course to Simon and Garfunkel. It felt like the furthest thing from going to school. Very cool to spend all day analyzing S&G songs. Then there was math which was the furthest thing from S&G songs.

Mike said...

I hate Paul Simon for what an amazing songwriter he is.

Linda Medrano said...

This was extremely clever! I expected no less from you!

Cheryl said...

I've joined the madness (at least in my mind). I just wrote about this song yesterday. It defined the struggles of the 60s/70s and it's a spot on today as it was then.

Jayne said...

Very clever. Does silence make a sound if no one's there to hear it?

nonamedufus said...

Funny that Garfunkel only sang and didn't really contribute to the songwriting aspect. This song could be about him, maybe.

nonamedufus said...

Thank you, thank you very much. Now shhhh!

nonamedufus said...

Welcome to the insanity. I've added you to the links in my post, and posts to come. It really is a great and timeless song isn't it. Imagine...1964. We're all getting old(er).

nonamedufus said...

Now you're confusing me Jayne. I always thought it was "if a bear farts in the woods does anyone hear it?"

Jayne said...

The bear hears it.

nonamedufus said...

Maybe but I doubt that he can bare it.

Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin said...

Very smart indeed. Have you found a song for tomorrow's? ;)

Ziva said...

Very clever, dufus! I love the idea, and I love the song. In fact, now I'm going to have to find it on my iPod and listen to it..

nonamedufus said...

How about Break On Through To The Other Side by The Doors?

nonamedufus said...

Thanks, Ziva. Can't pull the wool over your eyes. And your "Silence of the Lambs" was sheer genius.

Cheryl P. said...

I agree with Ziva...you are a clever one you are! Plus I like the song. Great start on the 30 day challenge.

Mike said...

Especially the part about the words of the prophets being written on the studio walls. That probably translated into, "Art, you're fired."

meleahrebeccah said...

Love it. The Sound of Silence is one of my FAVORITE tunes.

Mike said...

Dammit, I meant "subway walls".

"Studio walls" is from Rush's The Spirit of Radio

nonamedufus said...

That's a new one, Mike.

nonamedufus said...

That's better. Because I think in your version he would have told Garfunkel that was the last time he was paying for his mass transit fare.

nonamedufus said...

Aw, pshaw. Thanks you m'am. That was nice of you to say.

nonamedufus said...

Hello, darkness my old friend...

Cheryl said...

Yes we is. Just had a birthday and man, it caught me up short.

meleahrebeccah said...

I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

nonamedufus said...

Aren't they great lyrics?

nonamedufus said...

You mean we shrink as we age?

Cheryl said...

I'm guessing you will but I've actually grown 1/2" in the past couple of years. I'm a freak of nature.

Dr. Cynicism said...

My folks used to play S&G all the time around the house -- thanks for the nostalgia :-)

mikewjattoomanymornings said...

Sounds of Silence was the second or third album in my collection, and I actually looked at the lyrics hoping they'd inspire me in this non-competition. Clever work, NoName!

MalisaHargrove said...

Damn you. I was 14. Sigh. Loved that song. So glad you took that cool photo and put the song in my head.

Mariann said...

I thought of doing something with that song. Honestly, I did. :)

Kristen said...

It is ironic how the "sound of silence" became so loud. Great picture for silence. Great mental image. I'm playing to. Hope you stop by and see my "silent" picture. Kristen from A little something for me

nonamedufus said...

Your parents? Are you trying to make me feel old? Cause it's working.

nonamedufus said...

Thank you sir. You might say that the vision that was planted in my brain...still remains.

nonamedufus said...

Yeah, it might be an ear worm but it's a pleasant ear worm. It's been running through my head since I first posted it.

nonamedufus said...

It's a great song. A classic.

nonamedufus said...

I'm on my way over now. Welcome aboard!

Nora Blithe said...

Totally!

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