Open Mic Adventures VIII: Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve managed to get out to open mic night, but I’m hoping to get back out there tonight for the first time in awhile.  If so, readers can expect some fresh videos in the coming weeks.

This week, however, I’m going back to an unposted classic from 19 July 2022.  It’s a duet with my buddy John Pickett on guitar and vocals, and I’m singing the harmonies.  If I had curly red hair, our cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” would be even better!

I’ve always found this tune to have a doleful, slightly ominous, mildly creepy feel to it, which is a bit unusual for a song written by a folk duo:

That’s why I like to put on that goofy “mwahahahaha!” at the end.  It seems to seal in the spooky freshness.

Here’s to more creepy, spooky tunes to come—’tis the season!

Happy Listening!


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6 thoughts on “Open Mic Adventures VIII: Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence”

  1. “Hello darkness my old friend. I’m here to talk to you again …” The song is an old friend, too.

    You might want to look into The Fighter, also by Simon and Garfunkle.

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