B J Conlee wrote:
Hey Yankeefan...Personally I don't care if Paul performs (in fact I would rather he not) but I'm sure hoping he is in attendance. I say that if by chance he wins with either the Best Rock Album Nomination or Best Rock Song. Too many years he has been shut out as a Beatle and especially as a Solo Artist. Maybe this year he will get his just due and I want to see him there if he WINS. Let Us Hope!
When he lost to Kelly Clarkson, the proverbial writing was on the wall. Yes, she's a good singer and an American Idol winner....but Paul is waaaaaay beyond that. "Chaos....." should have won the album award in the category hands down. Paul won't win this time either. The Foo Fighters are shoo ins. On the plus side, it was great that during last night's telecast of the Oscars on ABC, in the rather lengthy portion about all the James Bond movies and the various stars in the title role since 1962, they played "Live and Let Die" throughout the entire segment. It sounded great booming out in the auditorium's excellent sound system!! I just marveled at how great Paul's vocal was. The voice he had then was so strong, so melodic, so effortless, so beautiful, and so beyond perfect. (A side note on the Oscar telecast, I was taken aback when Will Smith, offended by a tasteless joke by Chris Rock, flew to the stage and slapped Rock's face so hard I thought he would fall over. Rock had insutlted Will's wife. When re-seated Smith shouted at Rock..."Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth." It was bleeped, of course, but it was easy to read his lips. I'm surprised Chris Rock hasn't had his face slapped any number of times over the years when on stage uttering his tasteless comments which he thinks are funny about various people in the audience. He got what he deserved in my opinion. Not your usual Oscar show! :-)