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Stars go Paul go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, November 12, 2005
A Kid's Review
I loved Paul Mccartney since 2004.
I love this cd my forite songs are: Too much rain, How kind of you, English tea and Jenny Wren

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- tom moody 12-07-2005 1:30 am

I still haven't heard the new Paul McCartney CD but I'm browsing for expert opinion. One amazon reviewer compared it to Smile, hmmm. I like Brian Wilson but like Smiley Smile much more than Smile. (Actually Friends, Wilson's first effort after Smiley Smile, is an incredibly interesting BB album. Eventually I'd like to do a post comparing it to Hemingway's "Big Two Hearted River." Or have I used that as a point of comparison before? Better check my archives before I write it.)
- tom moody 12-07-2005 1:35 am

We have a Surf's Up addiction at my house. haven't heard the Paul McCartney cd, but we do have a running forite in the child-music-fan category.
- sally mckay 12-07-2005 1:45 am

Lest I leave my own pretentiousness hanging, the Hemingway story is about a camping trip by a solitary man. Nothing happens. Eventually you realize it's about WWI, and all the horror he's trying to shut out of his life with simple, back to nature tasks.
Similarly the US was going to shit in 68, Brian Wilson's life was falling apart and in Friends he's singing about you driving up to his house to visit him, and he'll be in the back working...
I think I made a similar point about Mother Nature's Child, getting back to Sir Paul.
I'm really into art that leaves stuff out although I'm largely incapable of doing it.
- tom moody 12-07-2005 1:55 am

Sure, Paul's great. And St. John. But what about solo efforts from George and Ringo that never found their way into the canon, gems such as "Crackerbox Palace" or the "No, No, No Song?" Regarding the latter, in some countries saying "No" three times means "Yes." Put that one on the kids IPod.
- SHM (guest) 12-07-2005 2:37 am

Three rights make a left, and three noes make a yes?

I forget where I heard this, but I heard someone comment "I hear Paul was in another band before Wings". Ah ... youth.
- mark 12-07-2005 3:07 am

Yeah, but surely "I loved Paul McCartney since 2004" tops that in the ah youth dept.
- tom moody 12-07-2005 3:18 am

Have to admit I'm so weak on George and Ringo lore I don't know what albums "Crackerbox Palace" and the "No No No Song" are on.

"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" was a childhood favorite.
- tom moody 12-07-2005 3:34 am

people don't usually think of Paul as making trippy music but he has made some really trippy instrumentals
- Thor Johnson 12-07-2005 3:36 am

I've said this before, but in his autobiography he says he was the one experimenting with tape loops--as in Tomorrow Never Knows and Revolution 9, which everyone assumes were John the Genius's. They were fucking Paul's!!! Go Paul Go!!!!!!
- tom moody 12-07-2005 3:48 am

I don't like paul for two reasons, and both are ridiculous:

1. He looks like a living version of those sparkly-eyed steve forbes political cartoons

2. He looks like a very naughty and shitheaded Campbells Soup kid all growed up and stuffed with truffles and other buttery sweet things

On bother varieties, I feel twickles of the nausea in my gurgly regions

- Pauline Dispensation (guest) 12-07-2005 11:34 pm

Pauline Dispensation: a Christian is not bound to remain single if his pagan partner is unwilling to live with him (vii, 12-15).

I share your revulsion for Sir Paul, you crazy Corinthian, but will have to agree with most of the comments and say that Paul was the superior song writer.
- L.M. 12-08-2005 12:13 am

Beatle Beam
- cherrylipped (guest) 12-08-2005 2:58 am

I've had Abbey Road loaded in the CD player in the car for a few weeks. I've concluded that my favorite songs are "Come Together" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

"I want you" in particular does not sound the least bit moldy.

"Something" is an amazing song, but I could do without the strings.

- mark 12-08-2005 4:03 am

as goofy as he looks and perhaps is, the guy was a serious motherfucker on the bass...
- ls (guest) 12-08-2005 4:39 am

Lennon takes credit for Revolution 9 in this "lost" 1971 interview with Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn, so who knows. The interview is worth a read.
- tom moody 12-09-2005 1:31 am

I just listened to the Sesame Street disco album called Sesame Street Fever. "Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco" is definitely the choice cut, but they all seemed pretty up to par.

- joester 12-09-2005 11:34 am

The new McCartney album ('Chaos and Creation...') is pleasant if bland. "Jenny Wren" is reminiscent of "Black Bird", but more melancholy. "English Tea" is a piano and strings ditty with cute lyrics. It all sounds like watered down version of previous McCartney/Beatles stuff.
The coolest McCartney song I've heard lately is "Secret Friend", an outtake from 'McCartney II'. 10 minutes of drum machine and sequencer synths, plus trumpet and effected vocals with a vaguely Asian melody.
- adrien 12-09-2005 8:05 pm

And yes - any fan of Pop/Rock from the Sixties needs to have the Beach Boys 'Friends' album in their collection (along with Smiley Smile). A soft, colorful gem of an album.
- adrien 12-09-2005 8:24 pm

Joester! You are still alive! I hadn't heard a thing about you from your family, so I assumed that they went through a very short mourning period and swore never to mention your name again.

I used to have a neighbour who wrote the song "Hello Hooray" for Alice Cooper. His other claim to fame was song writing credit for "Take me to the Museum" performed by Big Bird. He practised these two songs every day so that everyone would know that he wrote them. We used to observe that, with that amount of practise, a tiny bit of discipline and talent could have made him President of Earth.
- L.M. 12-09-2005 9:57 pm

hello hooray by Rolf Kempf.

" He wrote the international hit "Hello, Hurray" recorded first by Judy Collins and then by Alice Cooper."

now if we can get steve allen to read this with feeling :

Hello! Hooray!
Let the show begin, I've been ready.
Hello! Hooray!
Let the lights grow dim, I've been ready.

Ready as this audience that's coming here to dream.
Loving every second, every moment, every scream,
I've been waiting so long to sing my song
And I've been waiting so long for this thing to come.
Yeah. I've been thinking so long I was the only one.

Roll out, Roll out
With your American dream and its recruits, I've been ready.
Roll out, Roll out
With your circus freaks and hula hoops, I've been ready.

Ready as this audience that's coming here to dream.
Loving every second, every moment, every scream,
I've been waiting so long to sing my song
And I've been waiting so long for this thing to come.
Yeah - I've been thinking so long I was the only one.

I can stand here strong and thin.
I can laugh when this thing begins.

God, I feel so strong.
I feel so strong.
I'm so strong.
I feel so strong.
So strong.
God, I feel so strong,
I am so strong

sorry tom, this is supposed to be the "i love paul" thread, but i love alice.

- bill 12-09-2005 10:21 pm

Was that School's Out or Billion Dollar Babies?

Adrien, you've whetted my appetite to hear "Secret Friend."

"Coming Up" and "Waterfalls" are great on McCartney II. Like Paul says:

Don't go chasing polar bears
In the great unknown
Some big friendly polar bear
Might want to take you home.

I also like "Temporary Secretary": McCartney channels Wall of Voodoo.
- tom moody 12-10-2005 1:32 am

Billion Dollar Babies. I loved the Alice too, in spite of having to listen to Rolf's original version non-stop for several years.
- L.M. 12-10-2005 10:09 am

Supposedly the indoctrination to Karlheinz Stockhausen, which was cited as the influence on Rev 9, was via Paul.

I recently got Alice's 80's new wave record, Flush the Fashion!
- Brian Turner (guest) 12-12-2005 4:53 am

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