Carly Simon‘s 1970s hit You’re So Vain owes much of its success to Ms. Simon’s prodigious songwriting talents. But the track’s longevity doubtless has something to do with the riddle of its intended target. Possible candidates include Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens and Warren Beatty, and a 2003 auction for charity saw the answer divulged for the price of $50,000 to an NBC executive, who agreed not to leak the secret. (Seven years later, Ms. Simon laughed off the supposed revelation that it was about David Geffen.)
Still, for all the high-profile relationships of her past, the songwriter has been single since 2007—when she was divorced from businessman James Hart—which seems to imply an unfortunate waste of the ”romantic master suite with windowed bathroom, bedroom and enchanting sitting room with treetop views” recently credited to her West Village apartment by a listing with Nick Gavin at Corcoran. Ms. Simon appears to have no use any longer for the master suite—or any other part of the apartment, for that matter—having just sold her duplex co-op at 46 Commerce Street for the $2.3 million asking price, according to city records (rumors of the sale were first reported in The Post).
Last week, members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee announced that they had chosen HBO to televise the opening ceremony of the inauguration, which will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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To continue with our YouTube-themed day, here’s an anti-Iraq war video by the rapper Spitzer, who, according to this press release, is the #1 rapper in Michigan. His album “American Dream” was recently released “exclusively to the popular website Myspace.”
For the record, Eliot Spitzer prefers singer Read More
Folk songs, whatever else they might be, are mainly craft. A good folk song tells you something you already know, in a form you’re already familiar with, on terms that were set down long before you were born-when the country was primarily windblown dust, open wagon trains and dysfunctional towns like Deadwood.
In the days Read More
Peter Case Coulda, Shoulda …
The Bottom Line was maybe half full when Peter Case walked onstage for the late show on April 29. Just as things got under way around 11 p.m., a guy yelled out a request. Everybody could hear him. Mr. Case, who has played steadily for 25 years, first on street Read More