Paul Simon– I told you last May that he was ready with a new album that would be great, that he was so excited about.
Now you can download for free, for the next four days, a new single called “Getting Ready for Christmas Day.” Just go to www.paulsimon.com  and fill in your email address. You will receive a link instantly–and the song is terrific.
“Getting Ready for Christmas Day” is Paul Simon multimedia–he mixes his own music with a sampled 1941 track from Rev. J.M. Gates, preacher and gospel artist.
Paul Simon, archivist, is never less than fascinating: think of “Graceland” or “Loves Me Like a Rock.” No one is better at mashing up bits and pieces of older music, like found art, with his own new material.
Thanks for the gift, Paul. Look forward to the new album in the spring.
PS The Hear Music/Concord Records logo is now on Simon’s site. I guess that’s his way of saying the new album will be coming from them, and not Sony. It’s all good.