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      Dawn:

      I think it would have made more sense if possibly the last 6 months of this year's thread could have been kept to at least make things somewhat current and have meaning ??

      Fair comment, and as you can see something we've been able to achieve..... just....

      For the non-techies amongst you, that just involved opening up a single page with not 25 posts as we see here routinely but the full 7,000 + entries. Scary stuff...

      Thank goodness for increasingly better computer systems and internet bandwidth, we couldn't have managed that a couple of years ago.

      My PC died last week and had to be replaced - that one wouldn't have made it

      Anyway, happy anniversary to the topic.....

      Martin

        martinput:

        Dawn:

        I think it would have made more sense if possibly the last 6 months of this year's thread could have been kept to at least make things somewhat current and have meaning ??

        Fair comment, and as you can see something we've been able to achieve..... just....

        For the non-techies amongst you, that just involved opening up a single page with not 25 posts as we see here routinely but the full 7,000 + entries. Scary stuff...

        Thank goodness for increasingly better computer systems and internet bandwidth, we couldn't have managed that a couple of years ago.

        My PC died last week and had to be replaced - that one wouldn't have made it

        Anyway, happy anniversary to the topic.....

        Martin

        How cool is seeing the last pages of my favorite thread back here! After all, 7,000 posts plus entries are not for everybody! Thanks, Martin!

          martinput:

          Dawn:

          I think it would have made more sense if possibly the last 6 months of this year's thread could have been kept to at least make things somewhat current and have meaning ??

          Fair comment, and as you can see something we've been able to achieve..... just....

          For the non-techies amongst you, that just involved opening up a single page with not 25 posts as we see here routinely but the full 7,000 + entries. Scary stuff...

          Thank goodness for increasingly better computer systems and internet bandwidth, we couldn't have managed that a couple of years ago.

          My PC died last week and had to be replaced - that one wouldn't have made it

          Anyway, happy anniversary to the topic.....

          Martin

          Thank you very much, Martin!

            martinput:

            Dawn:

            I think it would have made more sense if possibly the last 6 months of this year's thread could have been kept to at least make things somewhat current and have meaning ??

            Fair comment, and as you can see something we've been able to achieve..... just....

            For the non-techies amongst you, that just involved opening up a single page with not 25 posts as we see here routinely but the full 7,000 + entries. Scary stuff...

            Thank goodness for increasingly better computer systems and internet bandwidth, we couldn't have managed that a couple of years ago.

            My PC died last week and had to be replaced - that one wouldn't have made it

            Anyway, happy anniversary to the topic.....

            Martin

            Thanks for doing that Martin
            nice to see it back ......
            ''back to where it once belonged '' ...... couldn't resist that one !

              Glad to see this restored. First they unplug Paul? then Brian's thread cut?

              I was beginning to become disconcerted

              Long live Martin and this current PC!

                martinput:

                Dawn:

                I think it would have made more sense if possibly the last 6 months of this year's thread could have been kept to at least make things somewhat current and have meaning ??

                Fair comment, and as you can see something we've been able to achieve..... just....

                For the non-techies amongst you, that just involved opening up a single page with not 25 posts as we see here routinely but the full 7,000 + entries. Scary stuff...

                Thank goodness for increasingly better computer systems and internet bandwidth, we couldn't have managed that a couple of years ago.

                My PC died last week and had to be replaced - that one wouldn't have made it

                Anyway, happy anniversary to the topic.....

                Martin

                Thank you Martin . . .You have made the #WhoorayTeam a happy bunch!

                  Don't know if this has been mentioned but Brian Ray tweeted this yesterday:

                  Brian Ray:Happy 9th anniversary > my fan thread at Paul's official site: http://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/phpBB2/viewtop ? over 270,000 views, now archived. Many thanks!

                  https://twitter.com/brianrayguitar/status/225262639167700993

                  Wonder if he keeps up with what's going on on here?!

                    Darth_McCartney:Don't know if this has been mentioned but Brian Ray tweeted this yesterday:

                    Brian Ray:Happy 9th anniversary > my fan thread at Paul's official site: http://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/phpBB2/viewtop ? over 270,000 views, now archived. Many thanks!

                    https://twitter.com/brianrayguitar/status/225262639167700993

                    Wonder if he keeps up with what's going on on here?!

                    He does check out his thread and sometimes Rusty reads his as well.

                      Darth_McCartney:Don't know if this has been mentioned but Brian Ray tweeted this yesterday:

                      Brian Ray:Happy 9th anniversary > my fan thread at Paul's official site: http://maccaboard.paulmccartney.com/phpBB2/viewtop ? over 270,000 views, now archived. Many thanks!

                      https://twitter.com/brianrayguitar/status/225262639167700993

                      Wonder if he keeps up with what's going on on here?!

                      It's been 9 amazing years ... here's to many more !

                      And yes ! i'm sure Brian does know what goes on here

                        Brian tweeted from here in the UK ....
                        '' rehearsing and lots more news on solo/side project soon~ ''

                        Can't wait to here the new songs !!
                        Crash, Bang, Boom !!!

                          For anyone that missed it the first time round, here's an interview I did with Brian last year!

                          http://joshgill.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/an-interview-with-brian-ray/

                          Enjoy!

                            "I?ll be here waiting and watching the night sky for the silhouette of a giant Hofner bass to appear on the clouds (sort of like Batman does it) signalling the next tour dates."

                              cfergoid:"I?ll be here waiting and watching the night sky for the silhouette of a giant Hofner bass to appear on the clouds (sort of like Batman does it) signalling the next tour dates."

                              Can you imagine if Brian just couldn't be bothered:

                                Darth_McCartney:For anyone that missed it the first time round, here's an interview I did with Brian last year!

                                http://joshgill.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/an-interview-with-brian-ray/

                                Enjoy!

                                cool!

                                Maybe Brian can convince Paul to do "Take It Away!"

                                  audi:

                                  Darth_McCartney:For anyone that missed it the first time round, here's an interview I did with Brian last year!

                                  http://joshgill.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/an-interview-with-brian-ray/

                                  Enjoy!

                                  cool!

                                  Maybe Brian can convince Paul to do "Take It Away!"

                                  Hope so!

                                  Well I asked both Rusty and Brian what sounds they would like to do. They said:

                                  Backseat of my Car
                                  Juniors Farm
                                  Take It Away
                                  The Night Before
                                  Lovely Rita
                                  Hi Hi Hi

                                  Well in the space of a year Paul's added two of them (Juniors Farm and The Night Before) so there is hope!

                                    Darth_McCartney:

                                    audi:
                                    Darth_McCartney:For anyone that missed it the first time round, here's an interview I did with Brian last year!

                                    http://joshgill.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/an-interview-with-brian-ray/

                                    Enjoy!

                                    cool!

                                    Maybe Brian can convince Paul to do "Take It Away!"

                                    Hope so!

                                    Well I asked both Rusty and Brian what sounds they would like to do. They said:

                                    Backseat of my Car
                                    Juniors Farm
                                    Take It Away
                                    The Night Before
                                    Lovely Rita
                                    Hi Hi Hi

                                    Well in the space of a year Paul's added two of them (Juniors Farm and The Night Before) so there is hope!

                                    That's mighty impressive that you got to interview them.

                                    However...

                                    ...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.

                                    Via fax, unfortunately.

                                      audi:...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.

                                      Via fax, unfortunately.

                                      Fax is better than nothin!

                                      So what's the story attached to that then?!

                                        Darth_McCartney:

                                        audi:...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.

                                        Via fax, unfortunately.

                                        Fax is better than nothin!

                                        So what's the story attached to that then?!

                                        I was an editor for Bone Music Magazine, which was a regional music publication that focused on alternative artists.

                                        We got a press release about the inception of L.I.P.A., and -- of course -- I was all over it!

                                        I faxed my questions to the public-relations firm who then forwarded them to Paul's people. Paul answered my questions verbally, and they were transcribed and faxed back to me.

                                        This is just before email would make everybody's lives much, much easier.

                                        My questions focused on Paul's invlovement (he had put up at least $1 million dollars to get the whole thing going), but at the end I HAD to mention that I'd seen him in concert a year and a half prior -- and that it was a dream come true. Paul responded something like, "We had big fun, too" or something like that.

                                        Anyway, I was a loyal fan and covered anything relating to Paul that i could.

                                        I reviewed the first Fireman album, Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (citing "Pretty Little Head" as an early indicator that Paul had an interest in electronic music); however, our publication had a column called Jurassic Rock, and Walter Amour used to rip on new releases by classi artists -- and he trashed Paul Is Live, which pissed me off at the time.

                                        Now I see his point.

                                          audi:

                                          Darth_McCartney:
                                          audi:...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.

                                          Via fax, unfortunately.

                                          Fax is better than nothin!

                                          So what's the story attached to that then?!

                                          I was an editor for Bone Music Magazine, which was a regional music publication that focused on alternative artists.

                                          We got a press release about the inception of L.I.P.A., and -- of course -- I was all over it!

                                          I faxed my questions to the public-relations firm who then forwarded them to Paul's people. Paul answered my questions verbally, and they were transcribed and faxed back to me.

                                          This is just before email would make everybody's lives much, much easier.

                                          My questions focused on Paul's invlovement (he had put up at least $1 million dollars to get the whole thing going), but at the end I HAD to mention that I'd seen him in concert a year and a hlf prior and that it was a dream come true. Paul responded something like, "We had a big fun, too" or something like that.

                                          I was a loyal fan.

                                          I reviewed Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (citing "Pretty Little Head" as an early indicator that Paul had an interest in electronic music); however, our publication had a column called Jurassic Rock, and Walter Amour used to rip on new releases by classi artists -- and he trashed Paul Is Live, which pissed me off at the time.

                                          Now I see his point.

                                          That is so cool about interviewing him (kind of!)

                                          And I'd forgotten about Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest! I should put it back on my ipod! It actually deserves a thread because it hs to be the most underrated Fireman album EVER!

                                            Darth_McCartney:

                                            audi:
                                            Darth_McCartney:
                                            audi:...back when I was a journalist, I got the chance to interview The Man himself in '95.

                                            Via fax, unfortunately.

                                            Fax is better than nothin!

                                            So what's the story attached to that then?!

                                            I was an editor for Bone Music Magazine, which was a regional music publication that focused on alternative artists.

                                            We got a press release about the inception of L.I.P.A., and -- of course -- I was all over it!

                                            I faxed my questions to the public-relations firm who then forwarded them to Paul's people. Paul answered my questions verbally, and they were transcribed and faxed back to me.

                                            This is just before email would make everybody's lives much, much easier.

                                            My questions focused on Paul's invlovement (he had put up at least $1 million dollars to get the whole thing going), but at the end I HAD to mention that I'd seen him in concert a year and a hlf prior and that it was a dream come true. Paul responded something like, "We had a big fun, too" or something like that.

                                            I was a loyal fan.

                                            I reviewed Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest (citing "Pretty Little Head" as an early indicator that Paul had an interest in electronic music); however, our publication had a column called Jurassic Rock, and Walter Amour used to rip on new releases by classi artists -- and he trashed Paul Is Live, which pissed me off at the time.

                                            Now I see his point.

                                            That is so cool about interviewing him (kind of!)

                                            And I'd forgotten about Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest! I should put it back on my ipod! It actually deserves a thread because it hs to be the most underrated Fireman album EVER!

                                            Actually, I would say that Rushes (199 is the underrated one.

                                            Incredible music on that. Even I, Audi -- the Fireman groupie of this board -- was late discovering its majesty.

                                            Strawberries..., to me, was an overlong dance-single. The differences among the tracks were too minimal. Track 1 pretty much tells the story -- but if you wanna go on a head-trip, play the whole thing.

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