The musical couple is now clear of all charges.
All is well at the Simon-Brickell household, where all charges of disorderly conduct have been dropped. The musical couple was charged back in April, after being arrested on the evening of April 26. That night, Edie’s mother called the police to report a “family dispute.”
Paul Simon - Everything is just about alright at the Simon-Brickelle household.
Upon the officers’ arrival, Brickell and Simon were cooperative and the arrest was made by summons – that is, neither musician was put in jail, they were both just called to court. Later that week, the pair made their court appearance and held hands throughout the proceedings – the whole incident seemed forgotten.
The couple's minor disagreement got them arrested this week.
Grammy winner Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell have been going through some marital trouble lately. The two appeared in court on Monday to face domestic violence charges stemming from a dispute at their New Canaan home Saturday night. At the time, the two insisted that the fight was an isolated incident and that a protective order was not needed. In fact Brickell, a 47-year-old recording artist claimed that she had started the fight.
At 72, Paul Simon doesn't seem to have any trouble expressing himself.
“I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband,” Edie Brickell said in a statement via the New York Daily News. “The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now.”
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We learn something new every day; in researching the background story behind Love Has Come For You, I found out that the artist Steve Martin who's partially responsible is in fact the Steve Martin - you know, Roxanne, The Jerk, All of Me - and that he's more than just a part time frustrated muso desperate for some kind of alternative recognition.
Cynics might say that his choice of collaborator makes sense, given that both he and Edie Brickell both peaked in a showbiz sense during the late 1980's, the latter with The New Bohemians on the multi-platinum Shooting Rubber Bands At The Stars. This would be unbelievably harsh as individually each has remained enshrined in lesser spotlights, sustaining themselves on more idiosyncratic pursuits.
Martin, in fact, has been playing the banjo since the early 1960's, appearing at the iconic Grand Old Opry in 2009, and it's his consummate playing that perfectly complements his partner's sardonic lyrics, a collection of parched fairy tales and joyful, rustic character pieces.
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