Sounds of Silence

Skip Mills 1967, Roxy Espenship

David Mills 1967, Roxy Espenship

Sounds of Silence is the second album by Simon & Garfunkel, released on January 17, 1966. They performed in a concert sponsored by the Cultural Education Committee at the University of Texas that spring. I was in the second semester of my freshman year. My friend and date for the concert was Roxy Espenship who married Barry DeBakey, son of the famous heart surgeon, soon after college in Houston where they were both from. On March 22, 2013, it was announced that the album will be preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, calling it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The title song, Sounds of Silence, inspired (in part) a presentation, The Connection Economy, which was posted yesterday about the information management company, CREinFocus LLC, which I founded with the help of my partner, Larry Williams, in September 2011.
Today is Larry’s birthday. Larry and I have been partners in various business ventures since the formation of Mils and Company in the summer of 1978 when he was a partner in the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte). For those of you familiar with the Nashville food scene, we created and opened F. Scott’s just before Christmas in 1985 which we later sold. Happy Birthday friend!!

About David Mills

David is the Founder, Catalyst, and Co-creator of Workplace Hidden Opportunities. Workplace Hidden Opportunities is an information management Specialized Knowledge Platform™ (SKP™) focused exclusively on the workplace and corporate real estate. Together with the W100 a book by the same title is in progress.
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