ain’t what it used to be
Posts Tagged: Paul McCartney
the two men singing together seemed like shared grief
mistakes spontaneity for inspiration
the only hits here are Pepper and Divide
a minor work by a major artist.
a new paradigm
Part two in the lowest point of his career
“I didn’t mean it’s a drag, I meant it’s a draaaaaagggg.”
Putin likes the Beatles, his favorite Beatle is Paul
an experimental pop album that loses its nerve
Even punk rock couldn’t stop em
Wings were a fascist democracy
In his deepest sorrow, Paul sees a future
it brought the home cooking of a stadium show home to you
Not kind, not caring, but carefree
What a great Beatles album might sound like if the Beatles had never been invented
Paul did what he chose to
It was a valentine to domesticity
McCartney should have given the revisionism a rest
In the completion McCartney is made whole again.
It’s McCartney, he is performing his songs, what’s not to like?
Gives services like YouTube “safe harbor” from copyright
The greatest melodist since Gershwin
“Be bigger than The Beatles, but don’t say it.”
“I took to a wee dram,” he admitted.
A no nonsense instrumental segued version, that had the audience delighted.
First, the major question, how much will this monster concert cost?
Tickets for all newly-added shows go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10 AM
He is still ambitious as his recent collaboration with Youth proved
Negative emotions are stronger than positive ones
‘How VIP do we gotta get?’
As for Bernie Sanders, does it even matter what kind of music he likes?
McCartney is great and I see him whenever he is in town but he could be doing more
The Shins, with their cover of Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, are now number one, pushing poor Mariah to number two.
I figured I’d take a closer look at solo Paul. I passed on the live albums becomes, come on it’s McCartney, also passed on classical stuff and The Fireman two albums, just because I can’t read classical well enough and the Youth produced albums were somewhat vanity products
Lonesome Town – Paul McCartney – The Ricky Nelson cover is given the saddest take imaginable, from the first album after Linda’s death and it is a track with nowhere to go, a heartache of oneness and mourning, it is one of McCartney’s greatest achievements – A+
When Bruce Springsteen performs a three hour set we get 30 songs, when Paul McCartney does the same length set we get 25% more as last nights truly epic 41 song set at London’s 02 proves unhesitatingly. Paul is the Ramones of 60s rockers!
I don’t know if they will ever make up,’ continued McCartney. ‘It would be good because I think everyone likes brothers to like each other — and make up. It’s a pity because they are very good together. Like many brothers, they are crazy. But it would be nice if they got together.”
I say it here and I’ve said it often, when it comes to big musical stars you lose nothing when you tell the truth. If you didn’t write that Surfer Blood’s Python was a bummer, what could I say about 1000 Palms, for you to trust me that it is a goodie. I’ve seen McCartney a couple of times since this show, but this one was the masterpiece
‘My mum came to me in a dream when she’d died years previously. I was in a bit of a state – it was the Sixties and I was overdoing it. In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up and thought, ‘Woah’ and wrote the song.’ And this moving story really inspired Kanye, who said, ‘I’m going to write a song with my mum.’ Macca sat at the piano and they wrote ‘Only One’.
One of the saddest days in the year for me are Father’s Day, it is the one where it becomes clear that I have no children and nieces and nephew aren’t a substitute. It is a day dreamy concern (I don’t like the responsibility of a woman or a cat so it would be a form of hell…) but when you hear songs like this it triggers something. Less the urge to continue the Iman line and much more the urge to be loved
‘We’re really excited to say the file is now available to any fan who wishes to try making their own!’ They announced. ‘If you’d like to get your own 3D Paul printed off, you have two options: either find a local or online printing company who can make it for you; or, if you have access to a 3D printer, you can try printing your own!
Simon, in a gorgeous suit, looked great and, like the other great Paul earlier in the evening, was in superb voice. There is nothing to complain about really, and at the top of the show with Paul auditioning to be host (“I told you we should have done ‘Sound Of Silence'” Simon quips) proves he still has great comic timing.
There will be EXTREMELY LIMITED tickets on sale today from 10am (EST) and available ONLY through The Irving Plaza Box Office. Tickets can only be purchased using cash and are limited to one per person.
Et maintenant le deluge, as Paul McCartney wrote in “Michelle” or maybe didn’t but still they are words that go together well because now Sir Paul has got his groove on with Yeezus and Ree Ree and it is time to suggest some more duets with the former Beatle
The story is McCartney’s return to the top ten for the first time (as a solo artist, remember “Free As A Bird”) in a mind bending 29 years. Proof that hard work is its own reward, or at least if you insist on remainig contemporary at whatever the cost huess what will happen? You’ll remain consistent. McCartney is the antithesis of his fan base, he absolutely insists upon being part of the contemporary conversation. All those folks who didn’t know who McCartney was, the entire rap demographic give or take, sure does now.
Saturday Night Live is almost as old as I am! This is kind of crazy to even think about it, but on February 15th, the famous TV show will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a crazy musical lineup: Paul McCartney, Kanye West – are these two becoming siamese twins these days? – Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift….
Still, it is very satisfying to watch an ex-Beatle standing at the apex of pop music in 2015. You can’t go much higher than this and he handles himself with a sort of restrained dignity that makes all pleasures seem more in keeping for all of us. Age becomes McCartney
Is it me or this sounds a bit cheesy-folksy, a bit campfire song, part old fashioned, part Jack Johnson tune mutated with powerhouse vocals? Not disagreeable but easily forgettable.