Paul Simon Fails to Bridge the Art Garfunkel Gap

When evening falls so hard...

It was an odd choice. On the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Paul Simon decided to perform a song indelibly associated with his one-time partner Art Garfunkel. And even those with the greatest respect for Simon were forced to admit that this rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” wasn’t very good.

The social media ribbing of Simon was gentler than the chorus that greeted the likes of Scott Baio and Phil Robertson a week ago at the RNC. One recurring theme was astonishment that Simon, on this night, sounded more like a person trying to pull off a late night karaoke version.

On the Photoshop end, quickly altered a shot of Garfunkel on stage to encapsulate the bifurcated rendition. In case you missed it, Paul Simon’s DNC performance is below.

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