Tuesday, April 24, 2007

HIS SUITCASE AND GUITAR IN HAND: The Library of Congress has decided to give an annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of excellence in songwriting. Its first recipient will be Paul Simon, who will be honored with a tribute concert in late May featuring Marc Anthony, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Art Garfunkel, Philip Glass, Alison Krauss, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor and Buckwheat Zydeco. The event will be shown in June on PBS.

Obvs, Rhymin' Simon is an eminently worthy selection, and y'all are free, of course, to highlight examples of such excellence in the Comments. My other question, though, is this: who else should win this award over the next decade?

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