Skip to comments.Sir Paul McCartney, Deep as a Thimble
Posted on 06/04/2010 9:33:40 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
What is it with these left-wing entertainers that have to insult people while they accept their dubious awards? Why can't these lefties just graciously accept an award and go about their business without going out of their way to let the world know about their politics? But once again, this time with Paul McCartney, we have an entertainer forcing his politics on the world in an inappropriate manner.
While accepting the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, McCartney decided that the celebratory air of the event was a good time make to fun of George W. Bush and pump up the Obammessiah.
After the last eight years, the former Beatle joked, its great to have a president who knows what a library is.
This from a guy whose entire songwriting career is well known to be as deep as a thimble philosophically speaking. And this is not to even mention that this is from a guy whose country voted Neville Chamberlain into office once upon a time!
Let's face facts, here. Paul McCartney was the bubblegum, the popcorn, the fluff of the Beatles. For depth one has to look to John Lennon's dark cynicism or George Harrison's more thoughtful musings on life and religion. Even after the Beatles both Lennon and Harrison took their themes and memes more seriously than Mr. Paul "Silly Love Songs" McCartney ever did...
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Just another metrosexual girly man who should return to the UK. Always thought he was a girly man wayyyyy before that phrase was invented.
The smartest Beatles are dead. Mind you, that’s not saying very much at all — but Paul and Ringo are definitely detritus.
This goes to show that McCartney doesn’t know that Laura Bush was a librarian!
I’m disappointed by Paul. I always thought he was shrewder than this. I thought he was smart enough to avoid this sort of remark. I’d expect him to play it friendly, but down the middle. Fairly harmless joke, but one he didn’t need to tell. Still admire and respect his talent.
If you’re on Facebook stop by and show him some love. http://www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney?ref=ts
I will not be buying any of his creations.
Is there any proof that Zero knows what a library is. His two books are about himself, and for a “Constitutional Scholar” he has nothing published.
That’s really funny!
Never been a fan of Paul. Just another idiot entertainer.
when i think of paul mccartney i think of a man who married a young woman who was clearly snookering him for his cash and he thought a pre nup unneccessary. the guy is clearly not very bright and very much a knee jerk reactor. two qualities when combined define a liberal and a hateful one at that.
Paul is a pot head who married a gimpy former prostitute who was a nut case. Still a better choice than Yoko.
George was the nicest Beatle and the best individual songwriter in the band. Ringo was the second nicest.
"I told the White House that I've got some real good Bush zingers.!"
"I'm still waiting for my callback!"
From a dude who hasn’t written a decent song in 40 years.
I would bet that someone from obama’s regime gave him that line and he had no idea how impactful it would be. That’s one more reason you should take the high road all the time, dumb ass.
Imagine an American being Knighted or something and cracking wise about sir charles or something.
That’s kinda cool. He never did write overly complicated songs.
Sorry, but no, that is wrong. George was the best muscician in the band. He had help writing the songs he did publish and got sued for plagerizing "Here Comes The Sun."
While My Guitar Gently Weeps was probably his best song.
You're thinking of "My Sweet Lord", which was lifted from "He's So Fine."
And actually George did write “It Don’t Come Easy” for Ringo.
Oops. Yes, you are correct. I always thought he got jobbed on that lawsuit, which he lost, as I recall. How do you prove a 3 chord song is ripped off?
Yeah, I believe it was maybe the first post-Beatles song. And it’s still my fave of any ex-Beatle songs.
Considering Obama did not write his books and constantly gets facts and figures wrong and needs a teleprompter to so much as talk to elementary schools children, meaning his speeches are written by someone else, I don’t think Obama has ever been in a library.
Nonsense. Look at any solo Paul or John work and compared it to George songs like I Need You, My Sweet Lord, What Is Life. If I Needed Someone.
Tell me one Paul song post Beatles that was even close to If I Needed Someone. Or John’s post-Beatle crap. The post Beatles songs written by John and Paul on their own were laughable.
The Beatles songs that may have been almost 100% Paul but credited as Lennon-McCartney like Hey Jude or Let It Be are incredibly repetitive.
I do think pretty highly of Maccas first solo album (the one with “Maybe I’m Amazed”) He played all the instruments. And had some damn fine melodies on it, “Junk” and “Every Night” are up there with anything he did with the Beatles.
Downhill from there.
No, he wasn't.
Just because Maca took some unimaginative, mk 1 mod 0 pot shots at America's favorite political whipping boy is no reason to get one's panties in such a bunch as to discredit or malign the achievements of one of the greatest musicians, composers, and performers of the past 100 years. To call McCartney the "bubblegum" of the Beatles is really uninformed and dismissive. The man wrote Hey Jude. The man wrote Blackbird. His throw-away tunes and D-sides, let alone B-sides or C-sides, would have made the entire careers of other musicians.
And even at age 68, Maca is a dynamo on stage. Rock on, Paul.
I agree that George wrote the better songs. When I listen to Revolver I like the George tracks. John and Paul’s stuff is lousy.
I always thought Paul’s music after the Beatles broke up was pathetic and it really sucked. Bad songs like Hands across the Water, and Silly Love Songs were the worst. For a real barf fest try Black or White with Michael Jackson—pure drek.
Yeah, George needed so much help writing his songs that after the Beatles broke up, he was the first to put out a solo album---a double one at that---called All Things Must Pass which pretty much blows away anything any solo Beatle did, with the possible exception of some of Lennon's material. Harrison was an exceptional songwriter; his membership in a band that contained two of the most prolific songwriters of the 20th century was the only thing holding George back. Typically, George only got one or two of his songs on a Beatles album because John and Paul rigged it that way, not because George was a sub-par songwriter.
That said, Paul is a graceless fool. Any time he wants to match his reading list against Bush's I'd be happy to referee.
Dear Paul is a pothead. He is a good argument for keeping pot illegal. It just makes people so stupid.
Prohibition is awesome.
I totally agree. George’s songwriting was largely overlooked but in retrospect - his songs were very good. Taxman, If I Needed Someone, I Want To Tell You.
Paul’s post Beatles music was laughably bad. John’s was only slightly better.
Actually, he got sued for My Sweet Lord, which sounds nearly identical to He’s So Fine by the Shirelles.
I wonder if he and Stevie Wonder and our fomer cokehead (current President) Obama broke out the white rails of devil's dandruff.
It's been known to happen before:
A Toot and a Snore in '74 is a bootleg album of the only known recording session in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together after the break-up of The Beatles. Mentioned by Lennon in a 1975 interview, details were brought to light in May Pang's 1983 book, Loving John, and it gained wider prominence when McCartney made reference to the session in a 1997 interview. Discussing with Australian writer Sean Sennett in his Soho office, McCartney claimed the "session was hazy... for a number of reasons"...
The room froze when McCartney walked in, and remained perfectly silent until Lennon said, Valiant Paul McCartney, I presume? McCartney responded: Sir Jasper Lennon, I presume? (Valiant Paul and Sir Jasper were characters played by the two, in a televised Christmas play early in the Beatles's career.) McCartney extended a hand, Lennon shook it, and the mood was pleasant but subdued, cordial but not especially warm, at least initially...
What followed was not very productive. Lennon sounds to be on cocainehe can be heard offering Wonder a snort on the first track, and on the fifth, asks someone to give him a snort. This is also the origin of the album name, where John Lennon clearly asks: "You wanna snort, Steve? A toot? It's goin' round". In addition, Lennon seems to be having trouble with his microphone and headphones.
He did write a symphony, I believe in the 80s or early 90s.
I wouldn't be buying anything anyway. Seriously, has the guy put out anything worth buying in the last 40 years? What an arrogant jerk. He comes here to accept an award and insults a former President who was elected TWICE by the MAJORITY of Americans. Dumb ass.
Sorry, but you are just wrong. Paul McCartney has written some great pop tunes, but every single song he’s ever written is bubblegum, empty of any deeper thought than “love, love, love.” McCartney is a mile wide but an inch deep.
All Things Must Pass is a brilliant TRIPLE album of songs written over the years by Harrison that could never find their way into a Beatles album since he got no more than 1 track per side.
If you were concerned with the way things were going in your life, and one night you had a dream in which appeared your dead mother, who calmed you, reassured you, and let you know that everything would work out given time, and then wrote a song about that experience, would you call that a bubblegum song?
Yes or no.
If you were close to the son of a good friend of yours, and that friend was going through a divorce, and you were concerned that the divorce was affecting his son, and you wanted to assure the son that there will be better days ahead---so you wrote a song about it---would you call that a bubblegum song?
Yes or no.
Rick Wright, rest his soul, had a severe cocaine problem in the mid to later 70s that incapacitated his ability to the point he was a non factor during Animals and virtually non exhistant during The Wall sessions to the point that he was paid as a session man on tour and not involved with The Final Cut.
Cut Waters some slack, he didn’t want his musical vision to be ruined by band members drug problems.
Cut Waters some slack, he didn't want his musical vision to be ruined by band members drug problems.
Paul is a talented musician, but talent does not excuse bad manners...his verbals at The White Hut were disgraceful. He needs to apologize to President Bush.
“Prohibition is awesome. “
Did you know you are prohibited from walking in public naked?
How can you submit to this great insult to your personal liberty?
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