Saturday, May 28, 2011
Singing in the Shower Pays Off
I could not possibly make this up. Paul Fournier had an unusually good time at Paul Simon's concert in DC this week. Simon was singing "Gumboots" from his "Graceland" album. He stumbled over the lyrics and from the front row Fournier shouted out the words. What followed was fabulous. Simon invited Fournier up to sing it himself. Fournier is a patent lawyer who was still buttoned down in work clothes. Everyman's wildest dream came true for Fournier. He sang, Simon sang, they harmonized and traded lines. Simon put his arm around his fan, offered him water and beckoned him back to the microphone again and again. Watch it yourself. Get ready to smile.