I Can’t Live Without..singer ART GARFUNKEL reveals a few of his favorite things.
16. Juli 2006
July 2006 Sunday Mail – UK
Art Garfunkel, 64 is famous as the curly-haired half of Simon & Garfunkel. The duo’s 1970 album, Bridge Over Troubled Water,
was voted one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone in
2003 and, when first released topped the charts in the US and UK. Art
and Paul split in the 1970’s but have drawn huge crowds when they
have reunited. Garfunkel and his band are now set to tour Europe and
he is seeking to complete a-cross Europe walking expedition. Garfunkel
lives in New York with his second wife Kim and sons James, 15, and
Beau Daniel, nine months. He says he’s ‚more spiritual than
materialistic‘ and believes too much importance can be attached to
‚Part of my goal is to reach a point where I wouldn’t feel
heartbroken if my home went up in flames- as long as my family was safe.
On one level I would be crushed; on another level I believe I’d be
totally philosophical about it.‘
‚Sankyo Super CM 400‘
I bought this years ago and it has recorded the majority
of my older son’s life and that of our family. At the last count, I
had 41 completed tapes, each two hours long, all on Super 8 film.
Every four months I film another couple of hours and there are very
few key moments in our family history that haven’t been recorded for
posterity. People wonder why I don’t have a newer camera, but
why change something if it works the way you want it to?
‚My Toy Seal‘
Within the man is the boy. And the boy in me is very fond
of a cuddly toy called Seal. The serious point to Seal is the
connection it created between myself and my son, James, when I went
away to work. I’d be on tour and he would ask on the telephone, ‚Is
Seal with you?‘ and I’d say, ‚Yes he’s coming along for the ride.‘ We
still have this conversation, even though James is no longer a little
I come from New York yet I’m a fan of the Philadelphia
Phillies baseball team. Why? When I was growing up all my friends
supported the ‚big‘ teams, The Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Yankees,
but I wanted to be a bit different, which is why I ended up becoming a
Phillies fan. I sang at their stadium before games and they gave me a
beautiful jacket (£60). I wear it with pride.
‚War And Peace‘
This is the first paperback I ‚collected‘. I read it when I was filming Catch-22 in Mexico in 1969 and the other 963 books in my collection – nearly
all of them paperbacks – have followed it onto the bookshelves in my
study. I take great pleasure in just looking at them and occasionally
re-reading them. The most valuable is probably a signed first edition
of Our Town, an American play by Thornton Wilder.
I have walked across America and now I am crossing
Europe . Having started off at Shannon Airport In Ireland- 19 ‚legs‘
ago, and crossed Wales and western England en route to Italy. The latest
section is from Rome to Istanbul, and I am meeting my wife at St
Peter’s to begin the journey. The pedometer (Omron HJ-112, £22) tells
me how far I’ve walked in a day. Although it’s not really about
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