Sonic Reducers | Simon Says

Paul Simon is releasing an audiobook memoir. We have something to say about that.


Paul Simon is 80 years old today. That’s certainly worth celebrating. Here’s something else to celebrate: The iconic singer-songwriter just announced he’ll be releasing an audiobook memoir titled Music and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon. The four-hour set — which will also feature some new music — was reportedly culled from 30 hours of interviews he did with Canadian writer and Revisionist History podcaster Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. That’s great news for Simon fans like me and Eric Alper. Listen in to today’s episode or Sonic Reducers as we discuss the project, celebrate the always-insightful Gladwell’s role in the proceedings and marvel at the fact that Simon’s last few albums have been some of the best work of his career. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.