- In college, I commuted from the Metromess to Denton daily. Back in those days, I had a number of mix tapes, as well as a few full length LPs recorded to cassettes (Maxell UDXL-IIs, in case you were wondering). Among my favorites were Wings Over America, Willie and Family Live, and Simon & Garfunkel's Concert in Central Park (1981 - I was fortunate enough to subsequently see them, in the rain, August 18, 1983 at the Cotton Bowl).
- A few weeks back, I snagged the CD of the S&G concert at the thrift store, and have been listening to it at bedtime the last couple of nights. I happened to ask a co-worker, a former NYPD officer, where he was Sept 19, 1981. Turns out he was already in Texas by then, but he mentioned this cover of Sounds of Silence, by the band Disturbed. Noting that he had lost too many friends, I could tell from his description that it had had a profound effect on him, and when I looked it up, I understood.
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