All posts tagged: Roy Halee

Popdose Giveaway: Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition”

We have the chance for you to win a copy of this mighty fine reissue of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel. For your chance to grab the set, send Michael Parr an email with “John Parr” in the subject line and ask him why he’s scared to interview the ’80s pop icon who happens to be a distant blood relative?  Feel free to be creative with your emails – we’ll pick a winner on Friday! You know, we dissect a lot of new releases and reissues from classic artists around these parts including more recently, Live at Shea Stadium by Billy Joel. While there is often quite a bit of debate about these releases, I don’t think you’ll find much argument regarding the recently released 40th anniversary edition of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel – it’s awesome.

Bootleg City: Blue Angel in New York City, February ’81

A few months ago I wrote a couple pieces praising the dearly departed Spectrum in Philadelphia. But ever since, my karma’s been out of whack. See, I grew up just outside of New York City. I rooted for New York sports teams, watched NYC television, and of course listened to New York radio. Like I said in my piece about Manfred Mann, I grew up thinking everything from Philly was crap, but by admitting there was at least one decent thing to come out of Philly, well, I hosed myself. Fortunately, there’s no such thing as a time machine, or my high school self would track me down and kick my own ass. So, I needed to write a big kiss-ass post about New York City to get my chakras back in line. And I wasn’t about to have somebody tell me “The rose goes in front, big guy,” if you know what I mean. Since it’s a commonly held belief that this Sunday is some big day for love, I present you with a …