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Never Too Late: Arty Writes Songs

Art Garfunkel writes songs for the first time at 60:

    Now, the 60-year-old performer is trying to break out of that image as he makes his songwriting debut on his new album, “Everything Waits to Be Noticed.”

    “We have an image of ourselves, and we carry ourselves all through life with some rough sense of ourselves,” Garfunkel told the Daily News of Los Angeles.

    “I’ve shifted my way to respecting words, respecting what comes out of my mouth, having a little more sobriety in my expression of things.”

    Songwriter Buddy Mondlock and performer Maia Sharp collaborated with Garfunkel, helping to turn some of his poetry into songs.

    “He’d written prose for many years but he’d never written a song until he sat down with us,” she said.

    “I had one of the great thrills of my life just hearing my own words come back to me in song,” Garfunkel said.

Even to this day, Arty’s vocal on “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” gives me shivers, in a good way.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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