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      I wonder how many people are keeping up with Paul's monthly feature...Siicking Out of My Back Pocket.  I particularly like April's Playlist with a theme about "home and kindness".  I have particulaly wanted to hear music during this terrible virus and to hear some of Paul's Solo and Post Beatles songs have been so inspiring.

      Hear are April's "home and kindness" songs:

      1.Home Tonight - I love this extra song from the Egypt Station sessions.  How did Paul not include this on the original album is beyond me but the guy just has so many songs in his head.  I also love the B-side...In a Hurry

      2. With a Little Luck - some critics like to bash this song but I always liked it especially the album London Town version which Spotify smartly plays it here instead of the edited radio version which leaves out the best Paul vocal part.

      3. Somebody Who Cares - In my opinion the best hidden gem on Tug of War.  I love Paul's solo spanish guitar in the middle.

      4. Mama's Little Girl - Who can't love this great little song that never made it on a Paul original album.  Glad that Paul finally put it on the Red Rose Speedway Archive Remaster 2nd Disc sold at Target

      5. How Kind of You - Great hidden gem on Chaos and Creation.  What a terrific song!

      6. Sweetest Little Show - One of my favorite hidden gems on Pipes of Peace

      7. I Owe it All To You - Another great hidden gem on "Off the Ground".  Check out one of the live versions on Youtube.

      8. Hand in Hand - One of my absolute favorites from Egypt Station.  One of Paul's best love songs ever in my opinion

      9. Put It There - Probably my favorite song on Flowers in the Dirt and I like Paul's live versions evern better

      10. I Am Your Singer - I think Paul loves this song from Wildlife because of Linda's vocals.

      11. Eat At Home - one of my personal favorites on Ram.

      Great selection for April.  I look for this feature on Paul's website at the beginning of each new month and what the theme is.  I especially like this feature because they include "back pocket" hidden gems.  This month had a bunch of them.  These are perfect examples of why I always object with any music critiic who mocks Paul's Post Beatles and Solo Career.  Beyond the singles, Paul has great songs on every album and then all the songs that never make it on one of his original albums.

       

        B J Conlee wrote:

        I wonder how many people are keeping up with Paul's monthly feature...Siicking Out of My Back Pocket.  I particularly like April's Playlist with a theme about "home and kindness".  I have particulaly wanted to hear music during this terrible virus and to hear some of Paul's Solo and Post Beatles songs have been so inspiring.

        Hear are April's "home and kindness" songs:

        1.Home Tonight - I love this extra song from the Egypt Station sessions.  How did Paul not include this on the original album is beyond me but the guy just has so many songs in his head.  I also love the B-side...In a Hurry

        2. With a Little Luck - some critics like to bash this song but I always liked it especially the album London Town version which Spotify smartly plays it here instead of the edited radio version which leaves out the best Paul vocal part.

        3. Somebody Who Cares - In my opinion the best hidden gem on Tug of War.  I love Paul's solo spanish guitar in the middle.

        4. Mama's Little Girl - Who can't love this great little song that never made it on a Paul original album.  Glad that Paul finally put it on the Red Rose Speedway Archive Remaster 2nd Disc sold at Target

        5. How Kind of You - Great hidden gem on Chaos and Creation.  What a terrific song!

        6. Sweetest Little Show - One of my favorite hidden gems on Pipes of Peace

        7. I Owe it All To You - Another great hidden gem on "Off the Ground".  Check out one of the live versions on Youtube.

        8. Hand in Hand - One of my absolute favorites from Egypt Station.  One of Paul's best love songs ever in my opinion

        9. Put It There - Probably my favorite song on Flowers in the Dirt and I like Paul's live versions evern better

        10. I Am Your Singer - I think Paul loves this song from Wildlife because of Linda's vocals.

        11. Eat At Home - one of my personal favorites on Ram.

        Great selection for April.  I look for this feature on Paul's website at the beginning of each new month and what the theme is.  I especially like this feature because they include "back pocket" hidden gems.  This month had a bunch of them.  These are perfect examples of why I always object with any music critiic who mocks Paul's Post Beatles and Solo Career.  Beyond the singles, Paul has great songs on every album and then all the songs that never make it on one of his original albums.

         

        I have looked at it quickly and then kind of dismissed it. Like most things McCartney chooses, it is very hit or miss with me.  For April, I love songs like "How Kind Of You", "Somebody Who Cares", "Home Tonight", "Put In There" and "Hand In Hand". I have never liked "With A Little Luck", the synthesiser just annoys me and not a big fan of the McCartney vocal. I admit I hated basically everything on "Wild Life" and "I Am Your Singer " is no exception. "Mama's Little Girl"  is nice little song which is ok for this kind of thing but nothing more. "Eat At Home" is decent uptempo song but prefer others like "Dear Boy" off RAM. All of this being said, it is a nice idea for McCartney to look back at songs that for the most part were not hits and for most people considered "deep" cuts.

          Yankeefan2 wrote:

          B J Conlee wrote:

          I wonder how many people are keeping up with Paul's monthly feature...Siicking Out of My Back Pocket.  I particularly like April's Playlist with a theme about "home and kindness".  I have particulaly wanted to hear music during this terrible virus and to hear some of Paul's Solo and Post Beatles songs have been so inspiring.

          Hear are April's "home and kindness" songs:

          1.Home Tonight - I love this extra song from the Egypt Station sessions.  How did Paul not include this on the original album is beyond me but the guy just has so many songs in his head.  I also love the B-side...In a Hurry

          2. With a Little Luck - some critics like to bash this song but I always liked it especially the album London Town version which Spotify smartly plays it here instead of the edited radio version which leaves out the best Paul vocal part.

          3. Somebody Who Cares - In my opinion the best hidden gem on Tug of War.  I love Paul's solo spanish guitar in the middle.

          4. Mama's Little Girl - Who can't love this great little song that never made it on a Paul original album.  Glad that Paul finally put it on the Red Rose Speedway Archive Remaster 2nd Disc sold at Target

          5. How Kind of You - Great hidden gem on Chaos and Creation.  What a terrific song!

          6. Sweetest Little Show - One of my favorite hidden gems on Pipes of Peace

          7. I Owe it All To You - Another great hidden gem on "Off the Ground".  Check out one of the live versions on Youtube.

          8. Hand in Hand - One of my absolute favorites from Egypt Station.  One of Paul's best love songs ever in my opinion

          9. Put It There - Probably my favorite song on Flowers in the Dirt and I like Paul's live versions evern better

          10. I Am Your Singer - I think Paul loves this song from Wildlife because of Linda's vocals.

          11. Eat At Home - one of my personal favorites on Ram.

          Great selection for April.  I look for this feature on Paul's website at the beginning of each new month and what the theme is.  I especially like this feature because they include "back pocket" hidden gems.  This month had a bunch of them.  These are perfect examples of why I always object with any music critiic who mocks Paul's Post Beatles and Solo Career.  Beyond the singles, Paul has great songs on every album and then all the songs that never make it on one of his original albums.

           

          I have looked at it quickly and then kind of dismissed it. Like most things McCartney chooses, it is very hit or miss with me.  For April, I love songs like "How Kind Of You", "Somebody Who Cares", "Home Tonight", "Put In There" and "Hand In Hand". I have never liked "With A Little Luck", the synthesiser just annoys me and not a big fan of the McCartney vocal. I admit I hated basically everything on "Wild Life" and "I Am Your Singer " is no exception. "Mama's Little Girl"  is nice little song which is ok for this kind of thing but nothing more. "Eat At Home" is decent uptempo song but prefer others like "Dear Boy" off RAM. All of this being said, it is a nice idea for McCartney to look back at songs that for the most part were not hits and for most people considered "deep" cuts.

          Hey Yankeefan...I always check this feature out and I think April's list is the best so far for its theme of "home and kindness".  Like you, I like the idea that most of the songs are "deep" cuts.  My guess is that  Paul himself has little to do with the selections.  My gut feel is that this feature was started by someone or a couple of people directly involved with his Website.  I don't know that for sure however. 

          I agree with all of the songs that you love.  I also have grown to really like  "Home Tonight" (extra songs from Egypt Station Sessions) along with its B-Side "In a Hurry".  Don't know why but I kind of like "Sweetest Little Show" after a few repeated listens when the Pipes of Peace Archive came out.  I actually liked the demo of "Sweetest Little Show" on the 2nd CD even better.  I also like "I Owe It All to You" and as I said, I like the"live" version significantly better.  I think its from the show the Band did at the Ed Sullivan Theatre as the pre-launch to the "Off the Ground"Album.  That was a great show by the way.  Get Out of My Way and Looking for Changes were killer versions at that show.

          I agree with you on "I Am Your Singer".  It was by far the weakest song on the list.  Maybe whoever put this list together knows that Paul has a soft spot for the song since Linda basically sings the song with Paul.  I do like "With a Little Luck" better than many fans but it has to be the "album"(and longer) version for me.  It's on this version that I think Paul's "vocal" really stands out and the "edited" version totally leaves it out.  While it's not the 2 or 3 best songs on Ram, I do like "Eat at Home".  Overall, however I liked April's list and I'll definitely look at May's list.  

            B J Conlee wrote:

            I wonder how many people are keeping up with Paul's monthly feature...Siicking Out of My Back Pocket.  I particularly like April's Playlist with a theme about "home and kindness".  I have particulaly wanted to hear music during this terrible virus and to hear some of Paul's Solo and Post Beatles songs have been so inspiring.

            Hear are April's "home and kindness" songs:

            1.Home Tonight - I love this extra song from the Egypt Station sessions.  How did Paul not include this on the original album is beyond me but the guy just has so many songs in his head.  I also love the B-side...In a Hurry

            2. With a Little Luck - some critics like to bash this song but I always liked it especially the album London Town version which Spotify smartly plays it here instead of the edited radio version which leaves out the best Paul vocal part.

            3. Somebody Who Cares - In my opinion the best hidden gem on Tug of War.  I love Paul's solo spanish guitar in the middle.

            4. Mama's Little Girl - Who can't love this great little song that never made it on a Paul original album.  Glad that Paul finally put it on the Red Rose Speedway Archive Remaster 2nd Disc sold at Target

            5. How Kind of You - Great hidden gem on Chaos and Creation.  What a terrific song!

            6. Sweetest Little Show - One of my favorite hidden gems on Pipes of Peace

            7. I Owe it All To You - Another great hidden gem on "Off the Ground".  Check out one of the live versions on Youtube.

            8. Hand in Hand - One of my absolute favorites from Egypt Station.  One of Paul's best love songs ever in my opinion

            9. Put It There - Probably my favorite song on Flowers in the Dirt and I like Paul's live versions evern better

            10. I Am Your Singer - I think Paul loves this song from Wildlife because of Linda's vocals.

            11. Eat At Home - one of my personal favorites on Ram.

            Great selection for April.  I look for this feature on Paul's website at the beginning of each new month and what the theme is.  I especially like this feature because they include "back pocket" hidden gems.  This month had a bunch of them.  These are perfect examples of why I always object with any music critiic who mocks Paul's Post Beatles and Solo Career.  Beyond the singles, Paul has great songs on every album and then all the songs that never make it on one of his original albums.

             

            Great song choices! I agree totally with all your comments!  Some of the best songs come after the albums... and those critics you refer too...dont even read them anymore. 

              From that list my personal favourite is How Kind Of You, one of the highlights from Chaos & Creation. Somebody Who Cares is another classic McCartney song which sadly gets overlooked in the same was as Love In Song does from Venus & Mars. I also like I Am Your Singer. Hardly the best song Paul has written but its a lovely performance and wouldn't have sounded out of place on the McCartney album. Edits don't always work but I think it does with With A Little Luck. Even on the London Town album, it perhaps goes on a couple of minutes longer than it needed to. 

                Kestrel wrote:

                From that list my personal favourite is How Kind Of You, one of the highlights from Chaos & Creation. Somebody Who Cares is another classic McCartney song which sadly gets overlooked in the same was as Love In Song does from Venus & Mars. I also like I Am Your Singer. Hardly the best song Paul has written but its a lovely performance and wouldn't have sounded out of place on the McCartney album. Edits don't always work but I think it does with With A Little Luck. Even on the London Town album, it perhaps goes on a couple of minutes longer than it needed to. 

                You're absolutely right about the comparison between "Somebody Who Cares" and  "Love in Song".  Both are classics in their respective albums that get totally overlooked.

                  "With a Little Luck" has always been one of my favorite songs.  Critics can blow me.

                    HaileyMcComet wrote:

                    "With a Little Luck" has always been one of my favorite songs.  Critics can blow me.

                    😂 I totally agree!

                      Nice post BJ.  I always absolutely loved How Kind of You; thought it was directed directly to his solo year fans.  And thought Sweetest Little Show was a minor masterpiece and led right into one of my top McCartney tunes of all time, Average Person.  And of course, Eat At Home comes from my all time favorite album RAM, so kudos for mentioning this crunching rock song.

                        HaileyMcComet wrote:

                        "With a Little Luck" has always been one of my favorite songs.  Critics can blow me.

                        Seriously, do we need a crude sexual expression to say you don't like critics of a song.

                          Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                          1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song (who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song is out of this world.  A much better pick 

                          2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                          3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                          4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                          5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                          6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                          7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                          8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                          9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                          10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                          11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                          This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                          Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                          Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                          Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                          WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                            B J Conlee wrote:

                            Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                            1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song (who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song is out of this world.  A much better pick 

                            2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                            3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                            4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                            5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                            6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                            7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                            8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                            9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                            10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                            11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                            This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                            Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                            Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                            Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                            WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                            I am not impressed, only songs I really like are "Dance Til We're High" and "We Got Married". I can't count how many times I said I hated "Temporary Secretary" and it irked me that he picked that song to do live. "Ebony And Ivory" was a #1 hit so IMO really does not belong on a list like this one. I would pick "What It Is" from "Run Devil Run" which McCartney said was a bit of a tribute to Linda and she gave him some feedback on the song when he was recording it.

                              B J Conlee wrote:

                              Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                              1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song (who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song is out of this world.  A much better pick 

                              2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                              3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                              4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                              5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                              6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                              7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                              8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                              9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                              10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                              11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                              This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                              Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                              Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                              Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                              WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                              I couldn't even sing most of those songs (in other words, I don't remember the lyrics) so to me they are definitely deep cuts. Of course I know E&I and UA/AH. Why those 2 are on the list is beyond me. 

                                Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                B J Conlee wrote:

                                Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                                1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song (who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song is out of this world.  A much better pick 

                                2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                                3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                                4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                                5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                                6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                                7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                                8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                                9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                                10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                                11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                                This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                                Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                                Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                                Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                                WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                                I am not impressed, only songs I really like are "Dance Til We're High" and "We Got Married". I can't count how many times I said I hated "Temporary Secretary" and it irked me that he picked that song to do live. "Ebony And Ivory" was a #1 hit so IMO really does not belong on a list like this one. I would pick "What It Is" from "Run Devil Run" which McCartney said was a bit of a tribute to Linda and she gave him some feedback on the song when he was recording it.

                                Agree 100%.  Earlier month lists were so much better than May's.  I don't like some of these songs like Temporary Secretary, What's That You're Doing, 4-5 Seconds etc. and Used to be Bad and Long Hair Lady are just so-so with me.

                                  B J Conlee wrote:

                                  Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                  B J Conlee wrote:

                                  Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                                  1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song and Paul's vocal is out of this world.  A much better pick imo.

                                  2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                                  3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                                  4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                                  5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                                  6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                                  7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                                  8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                                  9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                                  10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                                  11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                                  This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                                  Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                                  Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                                  Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                                  WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                                  I am not impressed, only songs I really like are "Dance Til We're High" and "We Got Married". I can't count how many times I said I hated "Temporary Secretary" and it irked me that he picked that song to do live. "Ebony And Ivory" was a #1 hit so IMO really does not belong on a list like this one. I would pick "What It Is" from "Run Devil Run" which McCartney said was a bit of a tribute to Linda and she gave him some feedback on the song when he was recording it.

                                  Agree 100%.  Earlier month lists were so much better than May's.  I don't like some of these songs like Temporary Secretary, What's That You're Doing, 4-5 Seconds etc. and Used to be Bad and Long Hair Lady are just so-so with me.

                                  Yes, Yankeefan..."What It Is" from Run Devil Run would have been a great pick.  Definitely, "What It Is" is a deep pocket type song from Run Devil Run and you are right that Paul talked about Linda giving him some good feedback on this song.  It might had been one of the last Paul songs that Linda heard since it was one of the first songs that he decided to record for Run Devil Run.

                                  i wish "The Team at Paul McCartney.Com"would contact a few of us on "Maccaboard" in advance of their monthly "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" lists.   Not bragging in any way, but our suggested "replacements" for this "Collaboration" theme list would have been better.

                                    B J Conlee wrote:

                                    B J Conlee wrote:
                                    Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                    B J Conlee wrote:

                                    Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                                    1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song and Paul's vocal is out of this world.  A much better pick imo.

                                    2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                                    3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                                    4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                                    5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                                    6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                                    7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                                    8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                                    9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                                    10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                                    11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                                    This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                                    Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                                    Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                                    Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                                    WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                                    I am not impressed, only songs I really like are "Dance Til We're High" and "We Got Married". I can't count how many times I said I hated "Temporary Secretary" and it irked me that he picked that song to do live. "Ebony And Ivory" was a #1 hit so IMO really does not belong on a list like this one. I would pick "What It Is" from "Run Devil Run" which McCartney said was a bit of a tribute to Linda and she gave him some feedback on the song when he was recording it.

                                    Agree 100%.  Earlier month lists were so much better than May's.  I don't like some of these songs like Temporary Secretary, What's That You're Doing, 4-5 Seconds etc. and Used to be Bad and Long Hair Lady are just so-so with me.

                                    Yes, Yankeefan..."What It Is" from Run Devil Run would have been a great pick.  Definitely, "What It Is" is a deep pocket type song from Run Devil Run and you are right that Paul talked about Linda giving him some good feedback on this song.  It might had been one of the last Paul songs that Linda heard since it was one of the first songs that he decided to record for Run Devil Run.

                                    i wish "The Team at Paul McCartney.Com"would contact a few of us on "Maccaboard" in advance of their monthly "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" lists.   Not bragging in any way, but our suggested "replacements" for this "Collaboration" theme list would have been better.

                                    I am available if team needs me -lol.  Honestly, some times I think we are into his solo music more that McCartney and his team. BTW - sent you a PM.

                                      Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                      B J Conlee wrote:
                                      B J Conlee wrote:
                                      Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                      B J Conlee wrote:

                                      Well the Month of May's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" has just been released with the May Theme being Working Together and Collaborations.  A good theme for this particular time but in my opinion only, this is the weakest list yet (again only my opinion).  Here's the run down with my brief comment:

                                      1. What's That Your Doing - My least favorite track (by far) on an album I love Tug of War (far more of a Stevie Wonder song who I love) and it goes on way, way too long (well over 6 minutes).  My favorite Stevie and Paul collaboration is by far...Only Our Hearts from Kisses.  Stevie's harmonica solo on this song and Paul's vocal is out of this world.  A much better pick imo.

                                      2. FourFive Seconds - Yes it was Paul's last Top 5 hit but there are like 4 writers listed for this song and Paul doesn't even appear vocally (I think I'm right on that).  Anyway, I wouldn't have picked this one at all.

                                      3. Out of Sight - Paul's collaboration with Youth (Fireman) and imo a good pick although I like the 2nd Fireman pick better.

                                      4. Mistress and Maid  With Elvis Costello -  Another good pick but I like a few more Paul/Elvis tracks better like "The Lovers that Never Were (Paul/Elvis demo track that is fantastic), Tommy's Coming Home (Paul/Elvis Demo), Twenty Five Fingers (Paul/Elvis Demo), So Like Candy (Paul/Elvis Demo), and a couple from the main album like My Brave Face, You Want Her Too and This Day is Done.  Mistress is a good pick but they could have gone with "Deeper" cuts like the ones from the Paul/Elvis Demo CD.

                                      5. Used to be Bad with Steve Miller - Another decent pick but "Young Boy" is my favorite Paul/Steve Miller collaboration on Flowers in the Dirt by Far.

                                      6. Ebony and Ivory - Nothing against E&I but as a whole I wished this monthly series was "all Deep Pockets aka Deep tracks" like songs

                                      7. Dance Till We're High - the best pick for May so far. great and deep pocket type song with Youth/Fireman

                                      8. Long Hair Lady - again not a bad pick and a deep pocket song but I like other Paul/Linda songs on Ram much better.  If you're going with a Paul/Linda collaborated song, I would have gone with "Great Day" from Flaming Pie where Linda's singing with Paul is terrific.

                                      9. We Got Married - another good pick as a deep track from Flowers in the Dirt and David Gilmour is a special guitarist 

                                      10. Temporary Secretary - a "lightning type Paul song (people really like it or hate it).  I don't like this song on the whole and another bad pick for May imo.  There were far better deep tracks from McCartney 2 like Waterfalls or On the Way.  (One of These Days has been picked on a previous Month)

                                      11. Uncle Albert - another big hit so like I said earlier, I would prefer this Monthly Feature to highligh only "Deeper tracks".

                                      This feature emphasizes that the selections are done by "the Team at Paul McCarney.com".  Well I said in my opening, this is one of the weakest Monthly List (for a working together theme) so far.  Some other selections I would have personally picked for "Collaborations" would have been:

                                      Footprints - a great Paul/Eric Stewart collaboration on Press to Play (and great deep cut)

                                      Paul and Foo Fighters - Cut Me Some Slack

                                      Any of the songs on Run Devil Run where Paul is playing with his special Band on this album

                                      WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

                                      I am not impressed, only songs I really like are "Dance Til We're High" and "We Got Married". I can't count how many times I said I hated "Temporary Secretary" and it irked me that he picked that song to do live. "Ebony And Ivory" was a #1 hit so IMO really does not belong on a list like this one. I would pick "What It Is" from "Run Devil Run" which McCartney said was a bit of a tribute to Linda and she gave him some feedback on the song when he was recording it.

                                      Agree 100%.  Earlier month lists were so much better than May's.  I don't like some of these songs like Temporary Secretary, What's That You're Doing, 4-5 Seconds etc. and Used to be Bad and Long Hair Lady are just so-so with me.

                                      Yes, Yankeefan..."What It Is" from Run Devil Run would have been a great pick.  Definitely, "What It Is" is a deep pocket type song from Run Devil Run and you are right that Paul talked about Linda giving him some good feedback on this song.  It might had been one of the last Paul songs that Linda heard since it was one of the first songs that he decided to record for Run Devil Run.

                                      i wish "The Team at Paul McCartney.Com"would contact a few of us on "Maccaboard" in advance of their monthly "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" lists.   Not bragging in any way, but our suggested "replacements" for this "Collaboration" theme list would have been better.

                                      I am available if team needs me -lol.  Honestly, some times I think we are into his solo music more that McCartney and his team. BTW - sent you a PM.

                                      Who's making these "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" picks for Paul's Website?  Just when I thought May's List was weak, the new June List for the "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" feature is even worse.  A couple of months ago I put together proposed LIsts by DECADE for a new Paul McCartney Solo Compilation/Anthology and believe me I didn't have songs like Mumbo, Hey Hey, C-Moon and My Carnival on my lists.  These are not "complete" songs in my opinion.  They are more like novelty songs.  Paul has so many great Post Beatles' "Deep Cuts" with smart, mature and creative lyrics that are far better.   As I said, we have people right here on Maccaboard that could provide much better "deeper cut" songs.

                                        B J, I don't see a list for June, just the one posted May 1st. He just has that #TheShowMustBePaused black screen on there. 

                                          I have to congratulate "The Team at Paul McCartney.Com" for July's "Sticking Out of My Back Pocket" Spotify Playlist.  Compared to the last couple of months, this list is a great one.

                                          The theme for July's Sticking Out of My Back Pocket  is Paul's "Sunniest" Songs, quite appropriate for the month of July.  All of the songs on this list are true "Back Pocket" type songs meaning they are deeper tracks and not big "hit" singles.

                                          Just listed today (6/30/20) in the June Newsletter,  here are the songs:

                                          1. 60 Second Street - one of the extra Egypt Station songs and put on the Explorer's Edition of ES, 60 Second Street is certainly a hidden gem from the ES Sessions

                                          2. Warm and Beautiful - one of my favorite deep tracks from At the Speed of Sound and it is the closing track.  Great ballad and a song that Elvis Costello sang live on the Special Concert for Linda Show.  I think this was  around 1998.  

                                          3. I'll Follow the Sun - great early Beatles song that Paul started to add to his Setlists on his later tours.

                                          4. See Your Sunshine - great hidden gem from Memory Almost Full.  One of my favorite Paul McCartney deep cuts ever.  Unfortunately, Paul never played it live.

                                          5. Great Day - one of the best hidden gems on Flaming Pie that finishes this great album.

                                          6. Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun - Another grreat hidden gem from Press to Play.  Love this song that just makes you feel so good.

                                          7. 4th of July - from the Venus and Mars sessions that never appeared on the album.  Nice song.

                                          8. Hot As Sun/Glasses - A good hidden gem from Paul's first album "McCartney".

                                          9. Tomorrow - One of my favorite hidden gems from Wildlife. Another feel good song with a great vocal by Paul.

                                          10.  Calico Skies - One of the best tracks on Flaming Pie and one of Paul's best Solo songs ever.  

                                           

                                            "See Your Sunshine" is wonderfully perky, catchy and refreshing, one of my faves on MAF. I always suspected it might be about his second wife, Heather--maybe that's why he's never done it live (?).

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