Paul Simon Auctioning Guitar For Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Paul Simon Auctioning Guitar For Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
As we went to press, the amount for a signed Paul Simon guitar at auction had peaked at $3,200.00. The sale of the autographed Martin acoustic guitar will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which "provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems." The auction closes Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT.
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Paul Simon remains one of the lucky performers from the 1960's who has never had to struggle to remain relevant to his audience. He shed some light on what the breakthrough in music technology really meant to his fellow musicians and the music business in general: "What happened to the music business, I think, is, y'know, a perfect storm of technology changing radically -- they could put it on their iPods, and then they tended to listen on very small headphones and that. . . that and the bandwidth, that cut down the quality of sound. That tends to bring you towards the simple electronic beat, electronic bass and maybe nothing else but voices. And the audience that listens to singles are. . . they're pretty young, like 11 to 15 or 11 to 16."
Paul Simon and Sting kick off their joint tour Down Under on January 30th, in Auckland, New Zealand.

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