PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year

By Michael Gioia
01 Jan 2014

Drew Gasparini: "Graceland" (Paul Simon). This song is my favorite destination song. It takes you somewhere… to Graceland. The reasons the characters in this song all want to go to Graceland seem so, "Well... duh, that's where I need to go." It helps me stop monkeying around to know that my goals in each New Year are also very, "Well… Duh, I should just do that." It's something the (M)orons excel at… saying, "Let's do this" and then doing it. The New Year means NEW work, new possibilities. We are all going to Graceland. Also... this whole damn album is so off the hook. #Duh.