Simon and Garfunkel performed "Hazy Shade of Winter" during their reunion concert at Madison Square Garden, December 2, 2003. I now realize that my mental setting for this essential winter song is erroneous. When the duo sang "Down by the riverside" and "manuscripts of unpublished rhyme," I pictured another of Paul Simon'sNewYorkCitysongs, this one about a troubled poet wandering around Riverside Drive in Manhattan. Yet the fact that the lyrics on the official Paul Simon site include the word "riverside" in lower case belies this interpretation. Regardless, I've had this association too long to change it. I still see a discontented writer rambling around the Upper West Side as the Salvation Army plays and the leaves turn brown in Riverside Park.