March 6, 1995 |
"This is the best show I've done in 14 years!" Carly Simon declared at the close Friday night of her Galaxy Concert Theatre performance. That statement didn't venture much, since it was also nearly her only performance in as many years. The show, however, merited praise by any measure. Even in Simon's hit heyday in the '70s, she rarely took to the concert stage, a victim of one of the music industry's more legendary cases of stage fright.
December 29, 1995 |
If you didn't know whose words make up the introduction to the booklet that comes with this three-disc set, you might guess the discussion of songwriting was by a classic pop craftsman and perfectionist . . . a Paul Simon, Randy Newman or Joni Mitchell. "I've always wondered what would happen if I held on to one song long enough to make it perfect by my standards," the introduction begins.
June 1, 2008 |
CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on "American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang 'You're So Vain' and did such a nice job on it, and Carly [Smithson] was named after me?"
June 8, 2008
Carly Simon: An article about Carly Simon last Sunday misidentified Gene Rumsey as the Concord Music Group's senior vice president of marketing. He is the company's general manager.
December 18, 1994 |
Carly Simon, "Letters Never Sent," (**) Arista. The voice still shimmers and the tunes often hum along smoothly, but Simon's stab at high concept--the songs are letters written through the years but never mailed--falls victim to distracting interludes and recurring musical themes used in a misguided attempt at cohesion. New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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February 19, 1999
Re "Doug Weston, Troubadour Founder, Dies," Feb. 15: It was a cataclysmic time, the late '60s and early '70s, and I was a Godforsaken teenager. Yet, in my broken memory, the few cherished experiences I had often were at Doug Weston's Troubadour. From my first awkward date with Anna Sanchez to see the magnificent Phil Ochs sing, to evenings with my friend Carmen Perez as we first heard John Denver and Carly Simon, I treasure those extraordinary nights. I never had the chance to thank Weston for making a place for some of the greatest musical moments in my life, but I know he saw us in the audience.