Had a lovely time in Liverpool with my little boy on Paul's birthday - he held a banner at many Pauls sites saying happy 80th, some bloke said "is that how old he is, wow" (you feel like saying "no, i always hold a happy 80th Paul when really he's 66" sign outside his old house!!! i didn't say that of course, i'm too polite!)
Link to some pics are in the kids thread in the talkmoretalk forum, but yes - i found it hard to take in that he's 80. Sat in the beatles story cafe they were playing Paul songs (they normally just play beatles) and it reminded me of when George died and we went to sign the tribute book there and they were playing George songs, i felt really sad for a few monutes of what the future will eventually bring... but then my little boy waved his sign around and people congratulated him on bringing it, so i snapped out of it!
Paul is 80 - a huge reason to celebrate, as it means he's still here!!! I love him so so so so so so so much. He's the man of my life ❤
Not surprising Paul can't pick a song from this century, since the best of his work was in the 20th century. That's more than enough to cement his reputation as one of the greatest songwriters. I've loved his work from day one, but for me Chaos and Creation was his last really memorable album of new material. The last few albums have gone straight in one ear and out the other. Every musician that has ever lived has had below-par work, even the greatest, and Paul is no different. But it doesn't matter - the sheer volume of his best work is amazing.
100% disagree. I think overall the 21st century is Paul's strongest period since the Beatles. Not even close.
I totally agree with you, the 21rst century has been excellent song writing period which includes IMO his best solo album ever (CHAOS).