And you couldn’t hear a thing around him: American folk hero Paul Simon sang a deeply moving rendition of “The Sound of Silence” at this morning’s 9/11 memorial in Manhattan. He slowed it down right at the beginning and spoke the first few lines as if he were telling everyone a story. It struck the perfect note.
Watch it here:
Simon, if you recall, was the first musical guest after Sept. 11, 2001 and memorably performed “The Boxer” in front of NYC emergency workers.