The Game is Afoot... AGAIN!
Late last week a 38-year guessing game seemed to have come to its end when Carly Simon released a re-worked version of her hit song "You're So Vain." Fans, media outlets, mystery lovers, and even people who weren't alive when the song was first released all joined the conversation when it was revealed that the subject of the song is music mogul David Geffen.
Or was it?
Over the weekend, Simon, who was en route to the U.K. to promote the album that contains the new version of "You're So Vain, dashed off an email to Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, exclaiming: "What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen!" Friedman, who is a writer for The Hollywood Reporter blog, says Carly didn't even know Geffen in 1971, which is when she wrote the song.
The whole "So Vain" brouhaha began when British newspaper The Sun jumped to conclusions after playing the new version backwards and hearing what they claim is the singer clearly saying "David." That David, according to The Sun's logic, had to David Geffen, the head of Elektra Records at the time. The announcement was easy fodder for bloggers, and the mystery was considered solved (after all, what other David besides David Geffen had a private jet in 1971?).
Still, Carly's denial in and of itself is intriguing, as she also confirmed that the song is full of clues.
Simon told Friedman:
"What a funny mistake! Someone got a clue mistaken for another mistake!"
So the hunt continues for the mystery jet-setting man, who may or may not have something to do with the name "David." Past guesses have included Carly's ex-boyfriends Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson.