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1 posted on 06/02/2004 10:51:49 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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Oh, I am the walrus GOO GOO G’JOOB.


2 posted on 06/02/2004 11:07:56 PM PDT by anonymous_user (Telling the truth means you never have to change your story.)
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why he should never have released some of his solo albums

I liked Wings at the time but this guy seems to be lamenting he wasn't a neurosurgeon. Grow up Paul. You didn't change the world, but you certainly entertained it.

It may have not been the most noble cause but that's not a bad thing.

3 posted on 06/02/2004 11:08:57 PM PDT by lizma
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No mention of "I am the Walrus" on a Beatles and drug interview?


5 posted on 06/02/2004 11:18:37 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong. - Reagan)
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Thanks for the article. He fascinates me, because I just cannot imagine the life that they have had. Totally incomparable. Unimaginable.

The comment about being flattered to be asked to smoke weed with kids was kinda dumb though. I suppose he may be saying he was flattered that they thought an older guy like him was still cool.


9 posted on 06/02/2004 11:31:45 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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"It was only on Pepper that we started to use stuff in the studio. On the earlier albums we'd have been using those drugs socially, so in that sense the drugs informed what we did.

"A song like Got To Get You Into My Life, that's directly about pot, although everyone missed it at the time. Day Tripper, that's one about acid. Lucy In The Sky, that's pretty obvious.

"Got To Get You Into My Life" is about marijuana? It doesn't make a bit of sense at all.


Got to Get You Into My Life

I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
You didn’t run, you didn’t lie,
You knew I wanted just to hold you,
And had you gone, you knew in time
We’d meet again for I had to hold you.
Ooh you were meant to be near me,
Ooh and I want to hear me,
Say we’ll be together ev’ry day.
Got to get you into my life.
What can I do, what can I be?
When I’m with you I want to stay there.
If I’m true I’ll never leave,
And if I do I know the way there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of my life?
Got to get you into my life.
Got to get you into my life.
I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
What are you doing to my life?

Jeez Louise, was he stoned when he gave this interview?

12 posted on 06/03/2004 12:15:10 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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Recently, Paul McCartney has been citing drug culture and social struggle as having directly inspired his music. As you would expect from an authentic artist, he previously scoffed at such pop culture theorizing. Unfortunately all those years of pot consumption have addled the brain of a marvelous song writer and troubador. It's funny that he doesn't see the connection with the band members' drug addictions and their 'implosion'. Now he's rambling on about how great it is that the Hollywood street vermin are inviting him for a smoke. I repeat, shut up, Paul.


13 posted on 06/03/2004 12:29:54 AM PDT by Havisham
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"I tried heroin just the once. Even then, I didn't realise I'd taken it. I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was.

"It didn't do anything for me, which was lucky because I wouldn't have fancied heading down that road.

"I did cocaine for about a year around the time of Sergeant Pepper. Coke and maybe some grass to balance it out. I was never completely crazy with cocaine.

"I'd been introduced to it and at first it seemed OK, like anything that's new and stimulating.

And yet pot's not a gateway drug...

He kept looking for a new kind of kick. Article doesn't go into how his depression after the breakup of the Beatles lead to alcoholism.

17 posted on 06/03/2004 1:34:18 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: bc2; labowski; LibertyGrrrl; marktuoni; itsamelman; Sam's Army; RepoGirl; Redcoat LI; mylife; ...

20 posted on 06/03/2004 1:53:15 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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"In 1977, I fancied doing a Scottish bagpipe song, so I wrote Mull Of Kintyre. The people who hated it were p****d off with me.

"Of course, it didn't help that it came out at the height of punk rock. But what should I have done at that time? Stuck a safety pin through my nose and done some bonkers punk song?

MY attitude is really: 'Sod you. You think Mull Of Kintyre is crap - you try writing something like that.' I do get annoyed at having to justify myself.

It would have been all wrong for Paul to "write" a punk song. Wrong era, wrong mindset. There is a "play it loud, play it wrong" asthetic to Helter Skelter. There is an element of early 60s R&B tinged garage punk in some "unreleased" Beatles songs like "Leave My Kitten Alone".... but largely the Beatles were a pop band that went psychedelic, formed a publishing company for other artists, watched as Woodstock passed them by, and fought for more representation on their albums.

They knew they all had songs to contribute. They didn't want every release to be a 2-record set like the White Album (and the projects would not have had the cohession of Rubber Soul or Revolver).

22 posted on 06/03/2004 2:01:42 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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McCartney says: "Just the other day I went for a walk on my own in the Hollywood Hills.

"This bunch of teenagers passed by me and one of them turned to me and said: 'Hey, Macca, you're the man! Fancy joining us for a smoke?'

A suspicious story on several counts. Do teens walk in the Hollywood Hills? I though nobody walks in LA.

Also, how many teens know who he is (that guy who was in a band before they broke up... Wings I think...)?

How many know his nickname is Macca? I figure more people would be calling him "Sir Paul" these days.

"Fancy joining us for a smoke?" - Do kids in Hollywood talk like this???

He'd be advised to watch out. The world is not a peaceful place. Ray Davies of the Kinks has been living down yonder in New Orleans. He was shot in the leg while in the French Quarter after someone stole his girlfriend's purse. Reports said he was not seriously injured but he is still getting about with a cane.

23 posted on 06/03/2004 2:07:10 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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i always thought that paul should have written a song titled they took the toke out of tokeyo.

george was my favorite but in very kerryesque style i sometimes say john was my favorite.


24 posted on 06/03/2004 3:14:28 AM PDT by 537cant be wrong (the lib turneraitor)
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Wow ... 60's and 70's rock star did smack. Er-frigging-mazing.


35 posted on 06/03/2004 4:50:10 AM PDT by Carcharodon
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"We wrote loads of stuff. We'd stuff some Twinings tea in a pipe, smoke that and write songs. It wasn't all good but we always came up with something.

Bogus. But here's to Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennnon (RIP), and George Harrison (RIP), as a whole, simply the best rock musicians and craftsmen ever.

40 posted on 06/03/2004 5:46:24 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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I'm still waiting for McCartney to explain this one:

Someone's knockin' on the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Someone's knockin' on the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Do me a favor
Open the door
And let 'em in
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah
45 posted on 06/03/2004 7:47:51 AM PDT by Bars4Bill
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McCartney did hard drugs? Well, that explains the following:
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So i sat in the attic, a piano up my nose,
And the wind played a dreadful cantata.
Sore was i from a crack of an enemy's hose
And the horrible sound of tomato.

Ketchup,
Soup and puree,
Don't get left behind.
Ketchup,
Soup and puree,
Don't get left behind.

When a rattle of rats had awoken
The sinews, the nerves and the veins.
My piano was boldly outspoken
In attempts to repeat this refrain.

So i stood with a knot in my stomach,
And i gazed at that terrible sight,
Of two young lovers concealed in a barrel,
Suckin' monkberry moon delight, ho!
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight.

Oh -
Oh-oh, oh-oh.

Well, i know my banana is older than the rest
And my hair is a tangled beretta. (beretta, beretta)
But i leave my pyjamas to billy budapest,
And i don't get the gist of your letter.

Catch up, Catch some kittens,
Don't get left behind.
Catch up,
Catch kittens,
Don't get left behind.

Oh - monkberry moon delight, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Monkberry moon delight, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight,
Oh, monkberry moon delight,
Oh, monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight, oh-oh,
Monkberry moon delight
Suckin' monkberry moon delight,

Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Ah, monkberry moon delight, yeah, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh....
Uh, monkberry moon delight.

"try some of this, honey!
"what is it?"

Monkberry moon delight, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah....
(ooh) monkberry moon delight,
Uh, monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight, ...

52 posted on 06/03/2004 8:53:43 AM PDT by Ignatz (Rent this space! Daily and weekly rates available!)
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I think the good thing about having a songwriting partner is that they will tell you 'this sucks' and tweak your work to make it better. That's why John Lennon and Paul McCartney's solo work is lessar than theie Beatle work, they didn't have the other one to tone down their indulgences.


58 posted on 06/04/2004 5:33:24 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Jihad on Islam and their liberal assistants!)
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Silly Love Songs? Cute and harmless little ditty. You want bad? The B side to SLS was "Cook of the House". That was as bad as most anything from Yoko's ouevre.


61 posted on 06/04/2004 7:26:22 AM PDT by TheEditor
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