Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Paul Simon

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Are you ready for a fun music video? Why not?

Today’s Soundtrack song is from one of my favorite artists Paul Simon. Simon who’s career has spanned generations has tried his hand at so many different genre’s you will always be guessing what he will do next.

The song is about two boys hanging out in the schoolyard who were caught doing something that one should never do. Just exactly what they did is and forever will remain uncertain. When the songs character “Mama Pajama” reports them, the police arrest them. Fortunately for the boys the radical priest comes to their aid and they are released.

Simon who grew up in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York uses his old home as the backdrop for the song.

When Simon was asked, “Just exactly what did Mama see?” He responded with. “I have no idea what it is… I have never bothered to figure it out.”

When Simon released his greatest hits album Negotiations and Love Songs in 1988 he created a video which re-popularized the song.

The video features an introduction by hip-hop artists Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie. It is somewhat tongue in check that a young Simon chose to show himself playing basketball on the playground with NBA star Spud Webb.

He also challenges Hall of Fame baseball player Mickey Mantle to a game of stickball. And yes, that is John Madden trying to offer the local boys some tips on basketball which they promptly ignore.

So here you go, a fun video and Soundtrack song, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Joseph... Simon and Garfunckle... simply the best. Know all their songs by heart to this day.

Jun 05, 2021 06:32 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, they still sound great. I listen all the time.

Jun 05, 2021 11:43 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - I remember when I lived in Washington DC in the 1980s and learned a relative of someone I knew worked for Paul Simon I was impressed.  Later I learned, it was Senator Paul Simon of Illinois.  Oh, well.   Your post brought back that memory and while it doesn't have anything do with music or songwriting, it's a part of my history.  

Jun 05, 2021 06:36 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

That Paul Simon was known for his bow ties.

Jun 05, 2021 11:44 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Good morning Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 I do like Paul Simon but he was more of my sister's style of music than mine- Happy  Saturday 

Jun 05, 2021 07:15 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Keep listening, maybe you will come around?

Jun 05, 2021 11:44 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love Paul Simon. He is a true artist. It's great that he can embrace all styles of music too. 

Jun 05, 2021 07:21 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Simon always tried to tackle new sounds. Not always successfully, but it has kept him relevant.

Jun 05, 2021 11:47 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

True Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 

Jun 05, 2021 11:57 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


To this day, we both love Paul Simon.  We feel he is a poet as well as a musician.  So many great songs, and then there was Graceland one of our faves.  A

Jun 05, 2021 07:23 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yep, he has a way with words.

Jun 05, 2021 11:48 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I was hoping this would feature "You Can Call Me Al" although it's difficult to go wrong with any of Paul Simon's work.

Jun 05, 2021 08:05 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Funny you should say that. Look for that song at the end of the month.

Jun 05, 2021 11:49 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joseph it has been ages since I listened to the duo thanks for the memories:)Endre

Jun 05, 2021 11:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That tune takes me back to a time when I was young, very busy raising kids, canning and sewing.  I love it.

Jun 06, 2021 01:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 ,

Well Day 5 is a winner of you spinning some great soundtracks. I haven't listened to this one in forever..thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

Jun 06, 2021 11:18 AM