Anxious Interviewer Asks Paul Simon Blatant Question- He Answers Truthfully
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Quality Over Quantity
After 62 years of performing, Paul Simon inevitably announced his farewell tour, Homeward Bound. Simon and his 14 man band started touring in May of 2018 to sold out shows. The performances were a culmination of his lengthy life’s work. Included in his extensive repertoire of awards and achievements are: 13 studio albums, 16 Grammy Awards, 2 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and a feat of having sold over 100 million records- globally. That’s a lot to cover in a 140 minute concert!
“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” he stated to fans.
The Homeward Bound tour has concluded and Paul Simon has entered retirement. Still, he accepted Christiane Amanpour’s invitation for an interview. The international journalist broadcasted the interview on CNN and PBS for her show, “Amanpour & Company.” The two discussed the outcome of the farewell tour, Paul Simon’s new album ‘In The Blue Light,’ and his current mental state. Simon says he is finished touring but still plans to work on music.
The songwriter goes onto explain that he intends on being more selective with his venues when he performs again– after a break. According to Simon’s plan he will collaborate with musicians he’s always admired- in concert halls that provide “pristine sound.” He wants to stop and think for a while and “listen to music again.”
Amanpour asks the legend, “Are you tired?” To which he replies, “Yeah… I’m tired. I’m not physically tired. I’m mentally tired, in a way that I – I don’t know how to explain exactly.“