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- Posted on May 12th 2011 11:00AM by Andrew Kerr
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Speaking to Rolling Stone, Simon explained what he saw was the main difference between the two singer-songwriters. "One of my deficiencies is my voice sounds sincere," he said. "I've tried to sound ironic. I don't. I can't. Dylan, everything he sings has two meanings. He's telling you the truth and making fun of you at the same time. I sound sincere every time. Rock 'n' 9roll has a lot to do with image. If that's not your strength, people find fault with the work."
According to Simon, what he dislikes most about the comparisons is being ranked behind Dylan. He said, "I usually come in second. I don't like coming in second."
"In the very, very beginning, when we were first signed to Columbia, I really admired Dylan's work," he continued." 'The Sound of Silence' wouldn't have been written if it weren't for Dylan. But I left that feeling around 'The Graduate' and 'Mrs. Robinson.' They weren't folky anymore."