Sometimes a song is the only adequate way to complete a description of a feeling. It’s why people choose them for weddings and and put them on movie soundtracks. So we’ve chosen one for this, the blog’s first anniversary.
You would think that if we had to narrow down to one song what We Made a Blog is about, it would be by the likes of LCD Soundsystem or The Cool Kids (who we do both love). But the really appropriate song was around before them or either of us.
“The Only Living Boy in New York” is a song Paul Simon wrote for Art Garfunkel. Simon’s in his city – our city – and he’s seeing his creative partner off on other artistic pursuits. It’s a beautiful early morning in New York, where just the part of the sky visible through the buildings seems like a vast expanse, and Garfunkel has already flown off and Simon is wishing that everyone out there sees the beauty of the talent in his friend that he sees. He’s alone in his thoughts, temporarily without someone who gets them, but happy in a place he loves.
WMAB is two people on separate artistic paths but with the same vision. Together we merge our talents in this space and apart we hope that the world recognizes in the other what we do. And, of course, there’s our silent partner, New York. Like all good silent partners, it’s the one that makes everything possible.