The drum riff at the beginning of Simon and Garfunkel’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover was written by Steve Gadd, an accomplished drummer. I’ve had a recent interest in drums so I enjoyed watching Steve in this short video where he demos the riff. The dialog struck me as humorous. I’ve included it in its entirety.
Steve Gadd: “I’ll just, I’ll play the um, the high hat part by itself, okay?”
Other guy: “Mm hmm”
Maybe it’s just me, but that guy’s lack of enthusiasm and the way Steve stares at him (starting at 0:52) cracks me up.