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Guitar Man: Tonight is one of the saddest moments in my life. I just watched Paul Simon, accompanied only by a piano, sing, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' at the Democratic National Convention. And, after the rendition, I just wanted to, 'lay me down'. I'm a few years younger than Simon and, if not for him, probably would never have picked up the guitar. I've followed him and his pal, Art Garfunkel, ever since they billed themselves as 'Tom and Jerry'. Their genius as a duo, as well as Paul's masterful work as a solo performer for decades, never left me wanting. Every single song on every album was arguably better than the next. When I bought the complete works of Paul Simon, it looked like the Yellow Pages phone book, but I learned every song and am glad I did. Artie had the golden, choir boy voice but Paul lent a wonderful and sometimes haunting voice of his own to all of the tunes over the years. But now, in his seventies, his voice is gone; like McCartney and others who might have stood behind the mic for one too many songs. Sure, the songs are still great. And, certainly, people still enjoy saying that they were able to see him one more time. But, to do this song on behalf of his political affiliation with a bare accompaniment was hard for me to watch and listen to. And, if he's honest, Simon would agree with me when he hears a playback. Thanks for all of the amazing lyrics and wonderful songs, Paul. I owe you more than I could ever repay. It's been a great ride, but we all reach the point when it's time to go. And that is always a very sad day.