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There was only one thing I wanted for my birthday this past May, tickets to see Art Garfunkel in Plymouth, Ma 5/20/17. I have this uncanny way of knowing what my gifts are long before they are given. Weeks before your show I was telling friends, I am going to see Artie, Art Garfunkel and with glee in my voice and anticipation. Hubs was foiled yet again. The show was fabulous, the music, your singing and the poems that you shared with the audience. Your voice is still soft and gentle, full of emotion and each song was enjoyed. For Emily Wherever I May Find Her, is my favorite song of all and I was delighted to hear it sung in person. Yes, the music of Simon & Garfunkel was that of my teen years and early 20s, along with that of James Taylor, and other folk type artists. I like a song that tells a story, prompts one to think about life, their life and sometimes influences us to be whom we are. I am looking forward to reading your book coming out this September as I find your poems and thoughts to be a bit zen like, simple bits of life retold with a view of simply realities that we all experience. In the mid 70s I knitted my then boyfriend (now husband) a stripped scarf, yes really. I liked the look of each of you wearing a scarf, why I don't know, but such it was. He has never worn it as he dislikes scarfs and I still have it hoping that someday someone will use it. So, I will end with the thought that many a poster must have. My hope is to someday see you both S&G on stage together. For now, I am happy for in person tours and You Tube and CDs in the car! I think that Tanglewood, Ma on a summer night on the grass with James Taylor would be utterly perfect. "after changes, we are more or less the same" just heard this on a You Tube song/video. How true. We change but essential values remain.... Great show, don't miss it!!
your voice is like listening to an angel
Hi Artie - really number one - !!
Do you remember - everything counts... -
I am so happy to have "our" 14th concert ( yes, 14 ! ) concert, this 14th will be in Stuttgart 20th of July, and i am once again so happy that I have cards in the first ( yes: first ! ) row.
Last year I saw and hear you too in Stuttgart - inside, in july this year it will be outside, I hope you have the really good echo, which is the other half of you....
Which you all the best, do not forget, you are the really number one !!
Think about american tune to get back to your concert, I thin you forgot this one in the few past concerts... :)
Oliver from Korschenbroich/Germany
Mr Garfunkel I thank you. I am Jenny from the islands of Trinidad and and Tobago in the Carribean West Indies.You can click on face book (Jenny Lara) if you want to see the person who is sending this message.I am so overwhelmed. I was browsing about about 2 months ago and saw a pop up of Simon and Garfunkel. I remembered when I was a young girl recently married, I remember hearing my husband speaking of Simon and Garfunkel.He played the guitar and sang. He died suddenly of a heart attack and I tried to find comfort in listening to the music he listened to.It did'nt work until by some divine intervention you popped up. I said thank you because your singing gave me the greatest level of comfort besides my faith in God.Mr Garfunkel I have listened to every song you have ever recorded that was available to me . I browsed though every album you have ever made.I watched every interview that is posted and every concert you've had up till the Tele viv one and I am so grateful. I know you are a reader so I know you may not mind the length of my message . There is so much I want to say. Firstly Mr Garfunkel you have the purest, gentlest, most refined ,captivating, touching,magical and ANGELIC voice I have ever heard.It is unbelievable, and it breaks my heart that that you still did'nt get the recognition, acknowledgment and reward for the part you played in Simon and Garfunkel.Without the singer what did we really have? The singing is what really defined the success of Simon and Garfunkel. Now Art let me tell you what I thought about your talent.You seem to listen intently. Every note you sing you allow it to flow and connect to the other note( in timing ,mood, gentle or sharp etc) so precisely that you are able to convey the message in your song exactly the way you want the listener to hear it. Art you strive for perfection in such a way many people may not understand. Any distraction in your performance takes away from your ultimate delivery and it hurts your feelings when you are not able to deliver what you know you are capable of delivering when your momentum is broken You know then that the audience don't hear what you really want them to hear and in a way they short change themselves. Oh my goodness u were such a cute person when u were younger and as you grew older you developed a different level of handsomeness.You are still a great singer and amazingly handsome. Kim must love you so much . God bless her. Now back to Simon and Garfunkel.(the second name)Art I keep hearing people say you both need to to mend your differences and it it true. But it may not be as easy as they think it is. I know u have a connection with Simon in a way that is inescapable. You will always deeply love him but a lot of pain goes along with this.In a way you both define each other. I am very angry with Simon. God gave both of you a talent . I believe everything works together in this great scheme of things and Simon and Garfunkel was a gift from God to the people of our world. This was not about Simon and Garfunkel personally but rather the service, contribution and the difference you could have made in the lives of others.Your music together impacted upon people's lives. It brought joy comfort and hope in a way that perhaps Simon never knew. If he did then then he had to be very selfish. He took away a most precious gift God had given to this world and deprived us of such joy.It was not about him (EGO)Simon why did u do this? I know Art you are a brilliant restless soul and there are times we need a break but Simon could could have worked this out with you.It was either his way or the Highway!That is so cruel and selfish .Art I know realized your capabilities working together and you did try to get back together.The few times you performed together it was as if you were home.You belonged. Yes both of you went on to be successful artistes but it cannot be compared what you both could have accomplished together. I can't help thinking that Simon was a bit jealous that people gravitates towards the singer because they came to listen. Simon should have understood that and know that people also recognise his emmense contribution too. EGO ,so he pulls out hoping that he will get the recognition he thinks he deserves. In doing so he destroyed something the likes of it this world will never see again. I know you love Simon but I do understand your pain and anger. Art keep doing what you are doing.I listen to your beautiful silvery voice very often .Whenever I feel down it gives me peace and awakens me to the reality that this world is still a beautiful place.I mentioned that I live in the Caribbean and I know that it may not be practical for you to perform here.I hope that one day in my lifetime I will have the privilege of meeting you.This is one of my biggest dreams. I check your concert schedules and plan to travel to the USA to sit in the audience and watch you sing.I hope that God will grant me this opportunity. Your personality, gentleness perfection and talent all constitute to create this less than perfect human being Art Garfunkel THE SINGER. May God continue to shower his grace upon u,give you the energy and ability to continue singing and sharing this most precious gift.We need this. God bless your strong beautiful pillar of strength KIM,as well as your kids, and may he grant every wish in life that means the most to you.Again I thank you.
Hi Art, I am listening to your concert in Central Park probably for the 5th time or so right now. I am now 48 but used to listen to Simon and Garfunkel so much as a kid and adult. The music really inspired me to be a good person and help others. Plus just made me feel good, just like today it still does.
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your talents and hope you realize how many people you have helped and inspired along the way.
I got my first acoustic guitar for Christmas in 1964 at the age of 14 and got immersed in your music, Peter, Paul and Mary, James Taylor, John Denver, etc.
If you have the time, I would be thrilled if you would take a peak at a youtube clip called "Desperately Seeking Art Garfunkel." A young college student (met him at an open mic in my hometown of Chico, CA) and I have been singing some of my favorite S&G hits (he's my Garfunkel). The host of open mic would always tease my buddy that he needed to get some blonde curly hair to fit the part. So I got a "Garfunkel" wig for him and told the folks we had a special guest to sing with me. Hope you enjoy it!
By the way, we are looking forward to your concert in Paradise, CA on May 11th and would love to meet you if the opportunity presented itself. We might even do a little singing on the street in front of the venue to entertain those who come. Hey, why not be bold!
Thank you for the beauty and joy you have brought to my life all these decades.
PS-Noone but Paul Simon could have written a song as beautiful as Bridge Over Troubled Water and noone but you with your one-of-a-kind voice could have made it as memorable and powerful and beautiful as it is! Hoping for an S&G farewell tour!
My dear Art!!
I´m soooo glad to read that you came to Germany this summer! Today I luckily bought a ticket for Stuttgart! I´m so happy to see you again.:-)
I wish you happy Easter and some cosy holidays. Regarts to your family.
Best wishes, your´s Nina :-*
Good Morning Art,
Well, I saw a deceased 'ragged people' man yesterday while I was walking downtown. I stopped to see if he was OK. A very kindly looking young woman looked into my eyes and told me she was already on the phone requesting assistance. I will never forget that sight. You could see that he was gone, but his cup was still entrenched in his outstretched hand. I am writing because I know these people are not lost on you. I am glad they are in your song. I had given him money several times in the past. Once I apologized and told him I only have a few quarters in my pocket, but he smiled and said "that's alright, every little bit helps." I am so sad that he had passed like that all alone on the street corner. I am glad nobody stopped and stared. They gave him his dignity. It's times like this that I need your songs the most. They remind me that Jesus is with those in the tenement halls, train stations, and where the ragged people go. Thank you.
So, so, so excited to see you on Saturday, Artie, at the Cerritos Center! And I can't wait for September 26th to come to read your new book!
I'm bringing my Watermark vinyl and a Sharpie with me to the concert. It's... not going to happen, but... just in case!
Today in my English class I presented The Sounds of Silence (the original 1964 version) as part of a group project. I brought my Wednesday Morning vinyl with me and toted it around school all day, brandishing that extra-large "SIMON & GARFUNKEL" title proudly. During the presentation I quoted your letter to Paul that's on the back of the vinyl; your explanation of the theme of the song turned out to be quite helpful.
Today my friend said that I breathe Simon & Garfunkel. I think she's right.
Your greatest sixteen-year-old fan and hopeful honey-haired signature-seeker,
I am just wondering about books that may have not made your list. I occasionally read 1/2 of a book and get annoyed with it! For example, I read about 1/3 one book lately and put it back down because the entire genre and 'mood' of the book suddenly changed. I bet you'll know the book if you read it. I felt tricked! Just wondering if you ever feel the same way. My favorite books lately are by Philippa Gregory, such amazing historical fiction in so many different points of view!
Thanks for reading my little book rant:)I had to stop reading The Amityville Horror because it scared me so badly I couldn't sleep! Another half-read book by Jan.
Dear Mr Garfunkel,
I wrote to you about your love of the countryside and whether you would like us to send you our copy of Half Earth? For someone of your power and influence, it's got to be the only game in town.
This isn't my personal e mail, but that of my grandmother because I don't use my e mail to write to strangers. I hope you understand.
Hello Art - I just saw your show in Prescott Arizona and absolutely loved it from beginning to end. Thank you soooo much for playing Bright Eyes. I love the song and I love the movie which it goes with "Watership Down". Thank You once again Art and may the rest of your day be kind to you.
Just wanted to thank you for all you have given us. The concert in Central Park was great and I periodically watch it again... never gets old. Your the best
Dear Art ,
thank you so much for your live show in Milan two weeks ago.
It was a wonderful and magic evening.
I love your voice and songs since I was eleven when I saw you on television (Concert in Central Park).
I was a child,but after a few days,I bought this album.
I had a dream :
to see you on stage.
Now,after 35 years,this dream came true.
Please,come back in Milan again !
All the best
Dear Mr. Garfunkel
THANK YOU for helping me through my life. I can see that I am just on of many that you have touched. THANK YOU for giving so much to us.
Dear Art :
I want you invite you and your staff to come to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am sure there are a lot of fans here waiting for you. I heard James Taylor is coming here on April , why not you?
I send you my love and respect, thank you ,thank you,thank you and God bless you!
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