Library in the News, 5/18: The Gershwin Prize

I hope this whole Gershwin Prize thing can help serve as my mea culpa for the sparse posting, but I did want to point out this Richard Harrington story in the Washington Post’s Weekend section on the selection of Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Full disclosure: I’ve been so busy today that I haven’t even read the whole thing yet, but I hope to take a copy into my next meeting and steal a few glances.

There is also a sidebar by Richard on Paul Simon?s songwriting, which I think will be interesting to anyone interested in music?s creative process, especially the creative process of genius.

“The Sound of America,” indeed!

3 Comments

  1. bob
    May 19, 2007 at 2:19 am

    Many unknown and underground artists, bands, musicians are there, I find their music are more satisfying than a trained professional singers. I think the Government should help them to get recognize.

  2. Stephen
    May 22, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    the harrington story was an interesting read

  3. KrisBelucci
    June 2, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site.

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