I am a 2002 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan
University, where I received my bachelor of arts degree in English. I am
now a graduate student in English and working part-time as a copy
editor. I discovered Simon and Garfunkel in late August 1999 when I borrowed my
parents' old cassette of Greatest Hits.
I began building the archive in late
December 1999, and it first went live in January 2000 on angelfire.com.
Later, a mirror site was added on mygnome.com. During this time the site
underwent several minor cosmetic changes. In the spring of 2002, the popularity
of the archive forced free providers to become a thing of the past, and
in May 2002, the Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics Archive went live on myrmid.com
with an all new design. Look, Ma! No ads!
Aaron, for helping me find
out the sequencers for some of the
MIDIs, and for
touching up one of the MIDIs of "Anji" for me.
Christopher, for transcribing
and translating the lyrics to "Benedictus"
from Latin to English.
Dick Darragh, the eBay seller
from whom I won a t-shirt from Simon and Garfunkel's 1983 tour.
Gabor Legradi, for letting
me know about the connection between "American Tune" and "Ich will hier
bei dir stehen."
George Cadero, for granting
permission to post some of the MIDIs from his site.
Juan M. Sartal, for correcting
the transcription of "Benedictus."
Kaire, for translating the
Russian phrases on the links page.
Lanlin Wong, the eBay seller
from whom I won a Simon and Garfunkel poster. (Upon further investigation,
it's a facsimile of the poster included with the original Bookends
Michael, for granting permission
to post some of the MIDIs from his site.
Rudi of Song
For The Asking, for allowing me to borrow and modify his disclaimer
Ugo Coppola, for asking me
to transcribe "Voices Of Old People"
(the request was what finally encouraged me to get off my butt and do it),
and for the suggestions on a few of the more muddled parts of the track.
The many people who have provided
assistance in translating "Feuilles-O"
from French/French Creole to English.
The various friends and family
members who put up with and feed my S&G habit:
Aaron, for the S&G boxed
set and the sheet music.
the other S&G boxed set and the gift card that helped me buy The
Columbia Studio Recordings.
Grandma Holmes, for my copy
of Live From New York City, 1967.
Uncle Tom, for Paul Simon's
The One album.
Mom and Dad, for the
actual vinyl LPs, the video of Paul Simon's "You're The One" concert, the
import version of Concert in Central Park/20 Greatest Hits,
the video of the 1981 concert in Central Park, and the continued perusal
of their cassette copy of Greatest Hits. (Yeah, at this point that
can probably be taken to mean that they'll never get it back.)