Simon Replaces Garfunkel With Tracy Morgan, Preps His “Best Since Graceland“
The trio appeared together on yesterday’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit on Comedy Central to help raise funds for autism research. This skit about Morgan and Rock’s attempt to sing “Scarborough Fair” is overly long and fairly flat, but it may be your only chance to see Paul Simon do his Snoop Dogg impression. Remember, it was for a good cause.
In related news, Paul Simon recently told Rolling Stone his forthcoming LP is his “best” since 1986:
At 69, Paul Simon is poised for a Time Out Of Mind-style return with his new disc, which he previewed at RS HQ recently. Simon described it as his ‘best since Graceland,’ and we totally agree. We bet his new legion of hipster acolytes (Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear) will too.”
The text appears in the “Hot Issue” where Simon’s listed as “Hot Aging Gracefully.” I’m told it went to print before a video of the above performance made it to RS HQ.