Tick Tock Tuesday (23 June 2020) – Simon and Garfunkel

I thought I’d create a new challenge. It is a challenge primarily for me, because I’m new to this platform, and because you don’t really know me yet, nor I you. As my name suggests, I am recovering from a stroke, and I like to push myself in all kinds of little ways… including getting to know the Wonderful World of WordPress. Although this is something I will be doing, I invite you, if this idea takes your fancy, to play along with me and share with me some of your own selections.

My plan is: each Tuesday, until I run dry, I shall post some piece of art with which I have some connection – which has helped to mould me, which makes me tick. Okay, a piece of art is a bit vague – it might be a piece of music, a movie, a book, a painting, or ???? – so my phrasiology is deliberate. It might be anything – I will play this post by ear, so I’m not sure what I’ll think of each week. And, I’ll keep posting on the theme weekly until I run out of ideas.

My rules? Well, I’m not big on rules! My choice will be something with which I feel a connection. That’ll be the important thing, just having some kind of fleeting affection for something probably won’t be enough, unless I’m using my choice as an example of something bigger.

It will be one choice per week – I’m aware that long posts can be quite onerous to read, and I’m in no hurry to complete this so if I have two ideas, I’ll probably hold the second until the next week.

In that same vein, I’ve created this block as a Reusable Block, which I intend repeating for every post on this theme. The block ends with a full-width separator, so if you want to skip ahead each week it doesn’t really matter.

I probably won’t post any lyrics, or any kind of analysis – if you like my choice, the information will be out there for you. But I will try to briefly explain why I feel a connection to my choice, just to try and enhance readers’ understanding of what makes me tick.

I will tag my posts TTT and I will go looking for other posts with that tag. If you’d like to join in, please do the same, or comment, or pingback to this post, and feel free to reproduce my graphic. Lastly, I look forward to reading about what makes you tick.

At this point, I have to say that I am now pretty much out of inspirational ideas – I think I can come up with just four more, to take me through to late July. After that, I’m not sure.

However one pair who had a big influence on my early teenage years was Simon and Garfunkel. I still enjoy them now, and I have already posted in this series on Paul Simon. But today wanted to talk about the duo. I know from the number of times they have featured on Song Lyric Sunday, how well others of you rate them, too.

I am too young to remember the first time around. I listened to them at least fifteen years after the songs were first released, but no matter – I still listened to them so much, I could sing along, taking their LPs out of the library. And as an adult, with buying power, I ended up collecting it all on CD.

So today I just wanted to pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel.


  1. Oh, one of my favorites. When I was in high school, I took speech and debate as an elective. My teacher was one of less than a handful that I respected and admired at the high school. He changed my life for the better. I was petrified to speak in front of people. He was firm and demanding that everyone live up to their abilities. I gave The Sounds Of Silence as my speech for a competition. It made me feel connected to the artists as well as to my frightened self. I still enjoy all their songs. Thanks for the memory.

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